If you’re one of those people looking for signs the economy is rebounding, you can take heart with some recent decisions made by the Missouri State High School Activities Association. MSHSAA announced Thursday member schools had voted yes on proposals to add bowling, bass fishing, target shooting and chess as activities sponsored by the association.
It was one of those moments that can be deflating. Just three outs away from beating the Versailles Tigers by the run rule, the Calvary Lutheran Lions gave up three runs in the top of the fifth to see their lead cut to 11-4. Instead of sulking, the Lions got those three runs back without recording a single out and ended the game early by a 14-4 score.
On Senior Day, it was only fitting the Lincoln baseball team provided a few fireworks.
Respect comes in a lot of forms. One way is when people react to beating your “C” team like they beat your first-stringers. Another way is how people may go out of their way to avoid scheduling track meets with you. And if you’re really lucky, it comes in the form of being added to something like the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. All of these examples apply to the Lincoln University track and field program, and the last on that list came Sunday.
It’s hard to believe that someone with a World Series ring, a Silver Slugger award and an appearance in an All-Star Game once had trouble getting attention. But that’s how it felt for Joe Crede, who was inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame on Sunday night.
The Fatima Comets fell behind 5-0 to Hickman and eventually dropped an 11-4 decision to the Kewpies in the first round of the Capital City Invitational at Legion Field.
It was a matchup of David vs. Goliath. Only this time, Goliath won.
This week’s column is going to be about March Madness. However, I’ll stop short of calling it your official column of March Madness, because that would surely get me in trouble with the NCAA.
The Lincoln baseball team slowed down the high-octane offense of Missouri Western State University — in a manner of speaking — during Friday afternoon’s game, and the Griffons still managed to put up 15 runs.
It’s been said good things come to those who wait. But what about those who wait, and wait, and wait, and wait?