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TIGERS SELF-ISOLATE

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EXCELSIOR SPRINGS – The Tigers defeated the Savages, 33-21, last week, but Excelsior Springs could not beat the Savannah team’s brush with COVID-19.

“We are not playing this Friday at Warrensburg for sure,” Excelsior Springs Superintendent Dan Hoehn said Wednesday.

Acting in coordination with the Clay County Health Department, the Excelsior Springs varsity players are quarantined until further notice.

All Tiger coaches had been released from quartantine Wednesday.

The first day of the new school year is Sept. 8. 

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Chappel eyes return to state, Tigers eye MRVC title

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EXCELSIOR SPRINGS – The Tigers are looking to build upon the thrill they felt last season from getting Hope Chappel to the Class 1 state tournament. David Stalder, who is in his third season of leading Excelsior Springs girls golf, expects Chappel and her teammates to contend for the Missouri River Valley Conference title this season.

Royals seek to escape American League Central Division cellar

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KANSAS CITY – At just over the onethird mark of the coronavirus-shortened Major League Baseball season, the Kansas City Royals’ fortunes are like those of their past few seasons. At press time, the Royals were 10-15 and in last place in the American League Central Division following an interleague doubleheader with Cincinnati Wednesday at Kauffman Stadium.