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Four members of the Salem boys’ and girls’ basketball teams were recognized all-district by the Central Missouri Media Class 4 All-District Team and the Class 4 District 9 All-Tournament Team.
In a span of less than 24 hours Salem native Payton Curley experienced the most exciting time – as well as the most disappointing – in her collegiate basketball career.
A furious second-half rally fell short for the second-seeded Salem High School boys’ basketball team, as the fourth-seeded Rolla Bulldogs held on to win 54-49 Friday, March 6 in the championship game of the Missouri Class 4 District 9 Tournament at Union High School.
On the night in which Salem High School senior guard Reese Dodson reached 1,000 career points, there was a time in the game Tuesday, March 3 fans wondered if the Tigers would score at all.
Salem hit 11 of 14 free throws in the fourth quarter to hold on to its lead and beat St. Clair 65-61 Saturday to advance to the Class 4 District 9 semifinals in Union.
Salem traveled to Cabool Thursday night with an SCA conference championship on the line, as Salem and Mountain View Liberty both entered the final night of conference play tied atop the SCA with 5-1 records. The Lady Tigers struggled offensively in the first, but as they have done all season…
Second in a series by Derrick Goold: Cardinals groom youngster to eventually be behind the plate in the big leagues.
QUESTION: Reading the "catcher of the future" story, sounds like Andrew Knizner already is nothing more than a potential trade chip. How do you assess him? Is that all the team thinks he is?
QUESTION: Would you say that the Cardinals are in a better position player-wise moving forward than other clubs because they can just double down on their youth movement, which is cheaper, with players like Carlson, Herrera, Gorman, Liberatore, and Torres in the pipeline?
COMMENT: Marly Rivera’s ESPN interview with Yadi was excellent, as he seemed to open up more, noting the difficulty of catching at his age and his confidence that a deal would get done with the Cardinals.
QUESTION: Marco Gonzales is a solid rotation piece in Seattle and Tyler O'Neill is still an outfield question mark in St. Louis. Another swing and miss for 'Mo,' or is the jury still out?
COMMENT: Sorry about another Arenado remark, but with the pandemic and the economic costs, the Rockies might be more desperate to get his contract off the books and might give him up for 1 or 2 players.
COMMENT: Working the count a la Matt Carpenter takes a lot of skill and experience. So does chess. But neither makes for a good spectator sport. Unless you’re happy with the current pace of MLB play, the solution is to award a walk after three balls, not four.