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This And That

Work, and The Magazine, are requiring plenty of my time these days folks so I apologize for the lack of diversity on the site the past week or so. I love the High School game but there’s more to be aware of and enjoy out there. I’ll be back to normal programming next week, including a number of College Player updates. I’ve got a backlog of reports to share with you but it takes time to put them together properly so they’ll have to wait. In the meantime, here are some items I found interesting.

Hopefully, the economic challenges the US is facing won’t affect you any more personally than this reminder – Manchester United confident AIG sponsorship deal will survive Wall Street uncertainty At least we know Zack the Chelsea fan will be unaffected.

On a more positive note, I didn’t get pictures or a game report on the KC Wizards win over David Beckham, Landon Donovan and the LA Galaxy last Saturday. Heck it was Monday before I even heard what the score was, which was a bit strange. I did see that Jack Jewsbury played in his 150th game for the KC Wizards that day, tying him for 10th all-time for the Wizards. It’s also great to see that Jack’s back in the middle. He expressed an interest in that position in my interview with him in the first Magazine, teaming with his best friend Davy Arnaud has to ensure great communication as well. Congrats Jack!

OK, now for the goalkeepers and coaches out there. Was chatting with a couple of high school coaches recently and goalkeeper training came up. Well, here’s one of two video examples I found recently that will probably offer some good ideas that are easily implemented for your team. Click on the video itself to be taken to a second example as well as others that YouTube will highlight for you.

And yes, that’s Chris “Tommy” Tombridge (Kickapoo/Springfield SC/Northwestern) doing plenty of hard work with Lance Parker (Chivas/MSU Bears) under the guidance of former MSU Coach Jesse Miech.

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9/9 Ozark Conference High School Soccer Report

Kickapoo Chiefs host Camdenton Lakers

Kickapoo Chiefs – 2
Camdenton Lakers – 1
In a hard fought battle, the two Conference rivals went toe-to-toe and both came away disappointed tonight. The Chief’s goals were both scored by junior Skyler Russell as Kickapoo’s new 4-3-3 formation brought them the offensive output needed to win the game. Russell’s first goal was scored in the 25th minute as he moved across from his wing forward position and challenged for a ball. Upon winning it, he quickly turned back before unleashing a 25 yard shot that skipped past the GK’s outstretched arms.

The Laker’s surprised the Chief’s as well, coming out early in the 2nd half and getting a game-tying goal in the 49th minute from senior forward Jeff Moffitt. It stayed knotted at 1-1 as both goal keepers played very well, with junior Ryan Moriarty for the Laker’s making some fine reaction saves in the box including one against Ryan Moses from 6 yards out. Kickapoo’s Chris Tombridge patrolled 40 yards beyond the endline for the Chief’s in blunting several counter-attack efforts by Camdenton as well as a point blank shot by Rayder Bennett.

The game winner was a beauty, scored in the 53rd minute when senior Ryan Moses sent a 50 yard ball into the Laker’s goal box. Russell ran under the ball, shielding the defender as he positioned himself to control the ball. Or so the defender thought, as the left-footed volley blew past the goal keeper from 15 yards out. Russell also attempted a bicycle later, as the Lakers were caught napping on a throw-in, but the keeper responded to the challenge.

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Parkview Vikings – 5
Hillcrest Hornets – 1
Bryce Collier scored unassisted for Hillcrest, earning them the early lead. Parkview came back however with five goals to earn the win. Tim Griffin had 3 and Jared Moore and Vance Marlow each added a goal.

Lebanon Yellowjackets – 2 (PK’s)
West Plains Zizzers – 1
In a game that went to PK’s following two OT’s, the Yellowjackets prevailed at home. Ethan Hunt scored for the Zizzers, #7 for the Yellowjackets – Lebanon Senior Kyle Strief, defender, scored on a header off of a corner, also scored the winning PK.

Rolla Bulldogs – 3
Joplin Eagles – 2
Rolla scored first with a goal from senior Tyler Sinnott. Sinnott, who was assisted by senior Andrew Chism, scored in the first minute of the game. They paired up again in the 22nd minute before Max Duncan got Joplin within one in the 55th and Samuel Yount tied the game. Rolla’s Cody Martin got the game winner in the 65th minute. From the Joplin Globe story:

“Rolla is one of the best teams in the conference,” Miller said. “You have to play with them every minute of the game. We just weren’t there in the first half.”

Meanwhile, the Glendale Falcons were on the road to Kansas City where they are taking part in the Kansas-Missouri Classic where they defeated the Washburn Rural Junior Blues, 2-1. Devon Newport (1G/1A), Ryan Squires (1G), Graham Basecke (1A), Patrick Baltz (1A).arab tranny