The Salem Lady Volleyball Varsity Tigers edged Owensville Thursday night in a close match with Salem winning the first game, 25-16; Owensville taking the second game, 19-25; and Salem won the third game, 27-25. The varsity is now 2-2 on the year. The JV lost in two straight, 25-20 and 25-5. The Lady Tigers will at be West Plains Monday night at 6:00.
The Salem Football Tigers will host the Mountain View-Liberty Eagles tonight in SCA play beginning at 7:00. Salem enters the game with a 1-1 record while Mountain View is 2-0. You can hear the game on KSMO Radio and online at ksmoradio.com starting at 6:25 with Tiger Talk and Coach Bill Schuchardt.
The University of Missouri will host McNeese State Saturday night at 6:00 at Faurot Field. You can hear the game joined in progress after Cardinal Baseball on KSMO Radio. Missouri enters the game with a 1-0 record.
Colby Rasmus went 4-for-4 with a pair of home runs and four RBI as St. Louis dominated Atlanta, 11-4, in the opener of a four-game set. Skip Schumaker went 3-for-5 with a two-run home run and two runs scored while Brendan Ryan added two hits, two RBI and two runs scored for the Cardinals. Adam Wainwright (18-10) bounced back from a rough first inning to get the win as he was charged with three runs and seven hits with seven strikeouts over eight innings. With the win and Cincinnati's loss to Colorado on Thursday, the Cardinals trimmed their deficit in the NL Central to five games. The Cards and Braves play again tonight. You can hear a taped delayed broadcast of much of the game on KSMO after the Salem football game.
The Kansas City Royals had the day off Thursday and start a three game series with the Chicago White Sox tonight.
The St. Louis Rams open their regular season at home Sunday afternoon against the Arizona Cardinals, while the Kansas City Chiefs will wait until Monday night to open their season when they host the San Diego Chargers.
NIKE Salem Tiger T-Shirts and Long Sleeve T-Shirts will be on sale through today. These are authentic NIKE shirts. The cost of the shirts are $16 for a t-shirt and $20 for a long sleeve t-shirt. If interested contact Coach Zenker or any 9-12 grade boys basketball player.
University of Missouri Director of Athletics Mike Alden has been appointed Chair of the NCAA Leadership Council. Athletic Director at Mizzou since 1998, Alden was a member of the Leadership Council last year and was elevated to his new role for the 2010-11 academic year. The Leadership Council, which boasts representatives from 31 Division I conferences, identifies important issues surrounding the future of the NCAA. It also provides oversight to several committees including Minority Opportunities and Interests Committee, the Sportsmanship and Ethical Conduct Committee, the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, the Committee on Women's Athletics and all NCAA cabinets.