Month: January 2012

Webb City Cardinals May Finally Offer Girls Soccer

Webb City Cardinals SoccerThe Webb City school board is being pushed once again to add Girls Soccer to the activities offered by the school. You may recall in the Summer of 2008 when the School Board said no

Superintendent Ron Lankford said the R-7 Board of Education voted June 10 not to add girls soccer and golf programs this fall based on his recommendation. Lankford said rising fuel costs make this a bad time to add programs that involve traveling to competitions.

The difference this time is an organized front, as noted in this Joplin Globe article:

If Sydney Philpot gets her wish in spring 2013, she’ll be suiting up for soccer as an incoming freshman with some 60 other girls — a first for Webb City High School.

Her mother, Christy Philpot, grew up playing soccer in Columbia, Mo. Upon starting a family in Webb City, she helped to establish the Webb City Soccer Club as an opportunity for local youths.

It appears there has been a change at the Superintendent level as well which hopefully has a positive impact on the decision. Go Cardinal’s!

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US WNT Open Olympic Qualifying Friday

becky-sauerbrunn-us-via-espnVia US Soccer – Universal Sports Network will provide live coverage of all the 2012 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament with coverage beginning Friday, Jan. 20 from Vancouver, B.C.

The network’s live exclusive English-language coverage of the U.S. Women’s National Team matches includes all the group games and a semifinal should the Americans advance from group play. The tournament’s championship game will be broadcast live on the NBC Sports Network with a re-air on Universal Sports Network.

Along with airing all the U.S. matches, Universal Sports Network will provide free online video streaming at UniversalSports.com. CONCACAF.com will also web-stream all the matches live.

Schedule
Jan. 20, 9:30 p.m. CT – Dominican Republic vs. USA
Jan. 22, 6:30 p.m. CT – USA vs. Guatemala
Jan. 24, 9:30 p.m. CT – USA vs. Mexico
Jan. 27 – Semifinal TBD
Jan. 29, 7:00 p.m CT – Final, Live on NBCSN
Jan. 29, 10:00 p.m. CT – Final (Delayed re-air)

The eight-team competition runs from Jan. 19-29 with the top two finishers advancing to participate in the 2012 London Olympics.

Calling the network’s tournament coverage will be Glenn Davis, voice of two World Cups and part of NBC’s coverage of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, and two-time Olympic gold medalist and two-time FIFA World Cup champion Brandi Chastain.

In addition, Universal Sports Network will offer studio coverage with a pre-game, halftime and post-game report, which will feature interviews with members of the U.S. Women’s National Team.

“We look forward to showcasing this exciting event across multiple platforms and featuring the U.S. Women’s National Team, who have the well-earned reputation as one of the most dominating teams in international soccer,” said David Sternberg, CEO of Universal Sports. “As momentum builds to the 2012 Olympic Games in London, the CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying tournaments are yet another example of our high-caliber, world class programming that adds to the value of Universal Sports Network.”

Universal Sports Network will also have exclusive English-language telecasts of the 2012 CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualifying tournament, which takes places March 22-April 2. The opening rounds will be played in Carson, Calif., and Nashville, Tenn., with the semifinals and final taking place at the new LIVESTRONG Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kansas. Telemundo will provide Spanish-language television coverage of the tournaments in the U.S.russian girls dubai

Ben Timson Named NSCAA Coach of the Year

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Girls Private-Parochial – Ben Timson, Springfield Catholic High School (Mo.)
Timson’s team posted a 23-4 record on the way to its second consecutive Missouri Class 1 state championship. In the past two seasons the team has a combined record of 44-9-1 and has reached the state semifinals each of the past three years.

This video is following the team’s first State Title in 2010 over Trinity

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Branson Pirates Invest In Facilities

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The Branson Trilakes News offers a report on a $7M facility at Branson High School

Branson’s wrestling program is scheduled to move into its new home as early as midway through next season, while the Pirates’ and Lady Pirates’ football, soccer and track programs will all follow suit throughout 2013.

Groundbreaking will take place next week for Branson’s activities center, with the 30,196-square-foot, two-story, multi-purpose fieldhouse slated to be completed Dec. 12. The facility will be located directly west of the high school and serve as a finishing touch to seven-year-old Branson Stadium.

The Pirates’ football and soccer programs will host games and matches in the Fall.

The Branson soccer pitch at the Middle School has been described as the finest natural surface pitchs in the region by multiple sources I’ve talked to. Here’s hoping the new facility can match the quality of that surface. hot collection dubai escorts

30th Annual Thunderdome – Pearl Jam

thunderdome posterHello All,

It is that time of year again. We have started to plan for Thunderdome – The Pearl Jam. This is our 30th anniversary/reunion and we are hoping to make it the best ever. To begin with, the girls are back! This alone should make it entertaining!

For those that don’t know, Thunderdome is a futsal tournament hosted by Crowder College in the Bob Snelling Gymnasium. It will be played on March 9th and 10th. The cost will be $175 per team with each team guaranteed three games. All games will be 12 minute halves. The complete draw, schedule, rules and guidelines will be sent to those teams committing to participate by March 1st 2012. Please be aware that we will be strictly limited to 32 men’s teams and 8 women’s teams on a first come first served basis.

As always, we ask that each team have same color Jerseys with numbers. There will be Trophies and Prizes for the winning teams and the Tournament MVPs. There are always numerous attractions and events that coincide with Thunderdome – we will keep you informed of these details as we finalize plans.

The host hotel will be the Neosho Inn. Please make arrangements directly with them at 417-451-6500. Please be sure to tell them you are with Thunderdome for whatever discounts they make available. Rooms will be held in Block until one week prior to the event.

Tournament shirts will be available at the registration stand for $12 each. This year’s special will be Soccernastics CD’s for $15 (while they last) with all proceeds going to Crowder’s Alumni Soccer Scholarship Fund.

If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me (417) 455-5443.
Sincerely,

Brad Smith
Tournament Director
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