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Marv’s Sports-KFBD-Wednesday June 9

THEY JUMPED IN LAST YEAR AS AN ADDITION TO THE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE WHEN SPRINGFIELD CENTRAL DROPPED OUT OF THE OZARK FOOTBALL CONFERENCE AND THIS UPCOMING SEASON, THE BOLIVAR LIBERATORS WILL JOIN THE OZARK CONFERENCE FOR ALL SPORTS, BOTH BOYS AND GIRLS…
BOLIVAR WILL BECOME THE 11TH, FULL-TIME MEMBER OF THE CONFERENCE…SPRINGFIELD CENTRAL WILL REMAIN IN ALL SPORTS EXCEPT FOOTBALL, MAKING THE SCHEDULING A SIMPLE TASK WITH 10 MEMBERS….EACH TEAM PLAYS THE OTHER 9 IN THE CONFERENCE, WITH GAME 10 THE OPENING ROUND OF DISTRICTS, AND IN DISTRICT’S, IT’S HOW YOU FINISHED THE REGULAR SEASON TO SEE WHO THE FIRST ROUND OPPONENT IS…
BOLIVAR WAS AN INDEPENDANT BEFORE OPTING TO THE O.C….
BOLIVAR WAS A CLASS 4 SCHOOL WHEN THEY PLAYED IN THE OZARK CONFERENCE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE, JOINING OTHER O.C. MEMBERS, WEST PLAINS AND HILLCREST…
WHEN BASKETBALL ADDED AN ADDITIONAL CLASS LAST YEAR, BOLIVAR JUMPED UP TO CLASS 5 WITH CAMDENTON, HILLCREST, ROLLA AND WEST PLAINS, SO THEY FIT RIGHT IN…
WHEN SOFTBALL ADDED THEIR EXTRA CLASS, THE LADY LIBERATORS WENT FROM CLASS 3 TO CLASS 4, WON THEIR DISTRICT TOURNAMENT AND LOST IN THE QUARTER FINALS TO WEBB CITY LAST FALL..

IN OTHER WORDS, THE OZARK CONFERENCE IS GETTING ANOTHER QUALITY PROGRAM IN ALL SPORTS FOR THE REST OF THE OZARK CONFERENCE TO DEAL WITH…
ANOTHER ASPECT IS BOLIVAR’S LOCATION….THEY’RE JUST NORTH EAST OF SPRINGFIELD WHERE HALF OF THE O.C. SCHOOLS ARE LOCATED AND THOSE NOT IN THE SPRINGFIELD AREA, IF YOU HAVE TO TRAVEL TO TEH QUEEN CITY, BOLIVAR IS A LOT CLOSER THAN JOPLIN, WHO OPTED OUT OF THE O.C. A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO……

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the United States men’s national soccer is back in action today, in what is called a friendly……
another term may be exhibition, or tune up….
the us team is coming off an extra time, 3-2 win over mexico in the concacaf nations league…..the u.s.a. claimed the first year trophey and builds up momentum ahead of next month’s gold cup…..
the mens national team is taking on costa rica…..

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SPRINGFIELD CARDINALS GOT ONE GAME CLOSER TO DOUBLE DIGITS WINS ON THE SEASON AFTER CAPITALIZING ON THEIR 11 HIT ATTACK, SCORING 8 RUNS AND BEATING ARKANSAS BY 2 RUNS LAST NIGHT IN SPRINGFIELD..
THE BABY BIRDS ARE 9-21 ON THE SEASON AND PLAY THEIR SECOND OF 6 AGAINST THE TRAVELERS TONIGHT AT 6:35…..

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stl

THE BLEEDING CONTINUES IN ST. LOUIS..

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KANSAS CITY

Shohei Ohtani hit the longest homer of his major league career in the first inning, and the surging Los Angeles Angels pounded a season-high five homers in an 8-1 victory Tuesday night against the Kansas City Royals. Ohtani’s 17th homer of the season was a 470-foot shot deep into the outfield bleachers off Kansas City starter Kris Bubic

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in the nationl hockey league, the defending stanley cup champs, the tampa bay lightning punched their ticket to the next round, the eastern coference semi finals with a 3-0 shut out of carolina and won the series 4 games to one..

out west, las vegas overtimed colorado 3-2 and went up 3 games to 2….

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in the nba, philadelphia tied their series with atlanta after a 118-102 victory in game 2…

the utah jazz took a 1 game to none lead over the l.a. clippers with a 112-109 win, in utah in their western conference showdown.

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Recently retired Washington Football Team QB Alex Smith is being recognized once again for his miraculous NFL comeback in 2020. This time he’s being praised by the Pro Football Writers of America.

The former Kansas City Chiefs signal-caller has earned recognition as the George Halas Award Winner for the 2021 PRO FOOTBALL WRITERS OF AMERICA Off-Field Awards. This award is given to the player who overcomes the most adversity to succeed in a season. Smith, of course, suffered a serious leg injury back in 2018 that nearly cost him his life. He was told that he might never play football again, and despite the daunting task at hand, Smith attacked the challenge head-on.

He was ultimately sidelined up until the 2020 season, but he patiently worked and waited for an opportunity to play in an NFL game again. He even did so with some people in the organization actively rooting for his failure. His opportunity would finally come in Week 5 when he threw 17 passes in a loss against the Los Angeles Rams. He’d play in eight games and start six games for Washington, leading them to a 5-3 record and their first playoff berth since 2015.

Smith is the 53rd George Halas Award winner. Other nominees for the award included Washington coach Ron Rivera, Colts LB Darius Leonard and Patriots RB James White. The Halas Award is one of the two oldest awards that the PFWA has given out alongside the Career Achievement Award.

 


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