Saturday , 15 August 2020

Tag Archives: Sports

No fall sports for schools that go virtual, state says

DES MOINES, Iowa (KCCI) – The Iowa Department of Education announced Friday that practices and games would be suspended for sports if a school goes online due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. According to television station KCCI, the department released guidance that indicated school would have to stop athletics and other extracurricular activities during a period where the district shifted to online …

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Minnesota spring sports catch the brunt of pandemic changes two seasons in a row

After not getting to have any kind of season at all this spring, the Minnesota State High School League decided to shorten and move the upcoming spring sports season to accommodate moving football and volleyball into a new “flex season” in the spring. Football and volleyball will happen from mid-March to mid-May and the traditional spring sports — baseball, softball, …

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The Texas Rangers’ lore spurred cultural fawning and sports namesakes that have long masked a history of violence and racism

Growing up in Monahans in the 1960s, Arlinda Valencia said she was used to hearing about the valor of the Texas Rangers in school and on television. “I grew up watching The Lone Ranger,” she said, referring to the 1950s Western drama series. “The Lone Ranger was a hero, and that’s what we grew up with, thinking that the Texas …

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This day in sports: Mo’ne Davis pitches in LLWS

On this date in 2014, Mo’ne Davis of Philadelphia and Emma March of Canada were the 17th and 18th girls to play in the Little League World Series. Davis pitched a two-hitter to help Philadelphia beat Nashville 4-0. She struck out eight and didn’t walk a batter. March, who batted cleanup ahead of her brother Evan, went hitless in Canada’s …

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Prep sports is facing unprecedented challenge

High school sports in North Carolina just put on its collective side. I mean, really. To use a word that is fast becoming an everyday utterance, these are unprecedented times for prep sports in North Carolina. Yet we all knew it was coming because of COVID-19.  While the plan put forth by the NCHSAA isn’t ideal it at least salvages …

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