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Tiger Bowl provides tournaments, scholarships

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EXCELSIOR SPRINGS – Life has been rolling along at Tiger Bowl over the last three weekends, as owners Jerry and Teresa Farrell have been busy hosting various tournaments. On July 10, Gannon Davis picked up a youth six-game sweeper tournament championship. Davis received an $80 scholarship for rolling a 1,061 series on the day and a 176.8 average. Runnerup Andrew DeOrnellis finished with a 1,044 series, 174 average, and received a $56 scholarship.

NBA gears up for July to resume season

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With much of the country starting to reopen from the coronavirus pandemic, professional sports leagues are making their plans to return.

One league that will return soon is the NBA. Recently, players and NBA owners reached an agreement to continue the 2019-20 season. Play stopped play in March with about a month left in the regular season.

Starting July 31, games will be played at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando. Teams are to be quarantined and games are to be played without fans, multiple media outlets reported.

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Tigers warm up, hopeful for fall sports season

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The Excelsior Springs High School activities department jumped back into the swing of things this past Monday with the beginning of summer conditioning. Tiger student-athletes will be taking to the fields three days a week doing various strength and conditioning workouts to prepare them for the upcoming sports seasons. These workouts did not go without precautions caused by the COVID-19 virus. Upon arriving at the facilities student-athletes had to be screened for a temperature check by athletic trainer Brett Morton and provide proper permission documentation from their parents. Once they were cleared they were assigned a color-coded mark proving they were screened and then were sent with their sport-specific groups to prepare for their workouts. The Tiger football team opened things up with check-in at 7:15 and workouts starting from 7:30 to 8:45. Cross country came in to workout from 8:00- 9:00 in front of the with softball, soccer, and girls basketball checking in for screening at 8:00 at the Miracle Field. The Tiger tennis team had their screenings at the tennis courts at 8:30 and all other sports and activities checked in at 9:00 at Tiger Stadium. Social distancing has been a major priority of the district during these workouts, using guidelines set by the Clay County Health Department. “We are having our athletes working on various bodyweight and cardiorespiratory activities where they will still be able to promote social distancing,” head softball coach Megan Rawie said. “Things have worked out really well so far this week and it has been nice to have smaller groups so we can give more individualized attention to our athletes.”