The Sellers-Sexton Ford basketball team defended their Senior Olympic state title Friday, June 11, in Columbia, MO. They went 3-0 for the day and will represent Missouri in the next National Senior Olympic Games. The national tournament will be held August 2011 in Houston, Texas. Members of the team are Larry Sexton, Charles Pace, John Brown, Steve Hauch and Rich Neiman.
Ryan Ludwick hit a three-run homer and knocked in four, and Colby Rasmus added a two-run shot, as the St. Louis Cardinals earned a 9-3 win over the Seattle Mariners in the opener of a three- game interleague series at Busch Stadium. Albert Pujols had a big game with three hits, two walks, an RBI and two runs scored for the Cardinals. Adam Wainwright (9-4) tossed seven-plus innings and improved to 6-0 at home this season. The right-hander yielded six hits, three runs, walked a batter and fanned six in his first career game against the Mariners. The Cards and Mariners play tonight at 6:55.
The Kansas City Royals had the day off yesterday but will start a three game series with the Houston Astros tonight.
The St. Louis Cardinals signed pitcher Jeff Suppan on Monday. Suppan, who was released by Milwaukee last Monday, comes back to the team where he enjoyed his greatest professional success. He has been tabbed the starter for tonight’s game against Seattle.
The Kansas City Chiefs have waived six players, among them veteran running back Kolby Smith and quarterback Matt Gutierrez. Also waived were tight end Leroy Banks, cornerback Andre Jones and offensive linemen Nick Landry and Jermail Porter.
Texas has reportedly turned down an invitation to join the Pac-10, apparently allowing the Big 12 to stay a 10-team league. Texas president Bill Powers has informed Pac-10 commissioner Larry Scott Texas' decision to stay with the Big 12. The news will apparently prevent the Big 12's demise, as several days ago it was reported the conference would lose Texas, Texas Tech, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State to the Pac-10, while Texas A&M was considering a move to the Southeastern Conference. However Big 12 schools and TV partners met Monday and worked on an arrangement that would persuade the schools to stay in the conference.
The Salem Lady Tiger Softball Summer Camp will he held July 12th thru 15th and July 19th thru 22nd from 8:00 am to 11:00 am for girl's entering 9th through 12 grades and from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm for girl's entering 6th through 8th grades. The Salem Lady Tiger Softball Summer Camp will be held at the blue field next to the old armory, the cost is $20 per camper and each camper will receive a camp T-shirt. Anyone interested needs to call Coach Davison at 729-4208.