Mid-May and we’re supposed to be complaining about the heat by now if previous seasons are any guideline. Instead we’ll keep our eye on the sky and our soccer blankets handy…
Class 1 – the ladies got their games in Saturday, despite the weather. The semifinals are this evening at Willard with the final scheduled for Wednesday.
#1 Catholic vs. #4 Willard – 5:00PM
#2 Bolivar vs. #3 West Plains – 7:00PM
Class 2 – Lebanon and Joplin are the hosts for District 11 and 12, respectively, with games beginning this evening. Waynesville and Glendale are the top two seeds in Lebanon while Ozark and Kickapoo hope to meet in the final Thursday in Joplin. Check the calendar and this site for updates!
Middle School playoffs have begun as well, I hope to get out for one or two games and get an early peek at next years High School contributors. And if you haven’t heard the news, the Springfield SC U17 boys successfully defended their State Title on Saturday against Lou Fusz Popovic.
Across the pond, Red is the big winner over Blue as Manchester United win their 10th EPL title in the past 16 years. Ryan Giggs ties Bobby Charlton’s record of 758 matches while the BBC lauds Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro
The Portuguese maestro’s 31 league goals did not just make him only the fifth man in Premier League history to reach the 30-goal landmark. They also proved crucial in helping Sir Alex Ferguson’s men finish top of the table – Chelsea simply did not have a goalscorer to match.
In related news, Fulham pull out a win and avoid relegation. That’s good news for a side with 5 American’s on their roster
Danny Murphy headed Fulham into next season’s Premiership League with a priceless tally in the 76th minute. Americans Kasey Keller, Brian McBride and Clint Dempsey all saw action, with the latter being substituted in the 72nd.
Adam Spangler was there and writes about One Last Miracle
On Wednesday, the UEFA Cup Title game will feature Rangers (Scotland) vs St Petersburg (Russia), I anticipate being at Coester’s to enjoy the game, beginning at 1:30 pm.