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Sports Broadcast Schedule 2/23-2/28

**District coverage ends when teams are eliminated.

Monday February 23rd

4:00 96.9 The Fox – Licking Girls vs Hollister

7:00 102.5 KDY – Zizzer Girls vs Parkview

8:30 93.9 Q94 JackFM – Cabool vs Crocker

8:30 96.9 The Fox – Willow Springs Girls vs Liberty

Tuesday February 24th

4:00 96.9 The Fox – Licking vs Houston

7:00 102.5 KDY – MSU-WP Grizzlies vs State Fair

7:30 Q94 – Missouri Tigers vs Florida

8:30 96.9 The Fox – Liberty vs Willow Springs

Wednesday February 25th

5:30 102.5 KDY – Lady Zizzers vs Hillcrest

6:00 96.9 The Fox – Licking Girl’s vs Mountain Grove/Ava

7:30 93.9 Q94 JackFM – Boy’s Class 2 District 9 Semi-Finals (If Cabool is still in)

7:30 96.9 The Fox – Girl’s Class 3 District 10 Semi-Finals

Thursday February 26th

6:00 96.9 The Fox – Licking vs Forsyth/Ava

7:30 102.5 KDY Zizzer Boys vs Central

7:30 96.9 The Fox – Boy’s Class 3 District 10 Semi Finals

Friday February 27th

6:00 – KDY – MSU-WP Grizzlies vs Mineral Area

7:30 93.9 Q94 JackFM Boy’s Class 2 District 9 Championship (If Cabool is in)

Saturday February 28th

10:30 Q94 – MU @ Georgia

5:00 – 96.9 The Fox – Girls Class 3 District 10 Championship

6:00 – 93.9 Q94 JackFM – Girls Class 2 District 9 Championship (If Cabool is in)

6:30 – 96.9 The Fox – Boys Class 3 District 10 Championship

by Jenna Fryer, AP

Joey Logano celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Joey Logano celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Soaked in booze but drinking a Coke, Joey Logano fretted over how he and his new bride would celebrate his most significant victory.

“I don’t know how to party,” the 24-year-old said with a sheepish grin.

Winning the Daytona 500 will provide him the ultimate chance to unleash.

More than two years after nearly washing out of one of NASCAR’s top rides, Logano surged to the front of the sport with Sunday’s win in “The Great American Race.” The victory earned Logano an automatic berth in the championship race, and ended a rough week for NASCAR marked with multiple wrecks, the injury of a star driver and a headline-grabbing suspension.

Despite all the drama leading into the season-opening race, the event itself was one of the more anticlimactic in recent years despite white-knuckle racing over the final 50 miles. Logano surged ahead of the pack on a two-lap sprint to the finish and had command when a wreck behind him brought out a caution that allowed him to coast to the finish line.

Then the champagne spray began. After the victory lane party, Logano wasn’t sure what he and new wife Brittany should do next. The couple was married in December.

“When I first started racing, I wasn’t 21, so milk and cookies was my partying. Now I’m old enough,” said Logano, who won $1.58 million for first place. “Usually Brittany and I sit down and re-watch the race.”

Logano, who has spent seven years trying to live up to impossible expectations, raced to the biggest win of his career as he continued to reward Roger Penske for catapulting him into one of NASCAR’s top stars. Nicknamed “Sliced Bread” when he broke into the Sprint Cup Series at 18 because so many predicted him to be the next big thing, Logano found himself searching for a new job after four underwhelming seasons at Joe Gibbs Racing.

Penske snatched him up before the 2013 season, and the move jumpstarted his career. He made the field of four drivers in last year’s championship finale, and was in contention until a poor late pit stop.

There’s no better rebound from that disappointment than giving the “The Captain” his second Daytona 500 title. Penske, one of the most respected team owners in motorsports, also has a record 15 Indianapolis 500 wins.

After the win, Logano reflected on the uncertainty he had about his future at 22 years old after losing his place with Gibbs.

“Some of the emotions you go through, you start to think, `Man, am I going to have a job next year?’ That’s kind of hard as a race car driver,” Logano said. “I poured all my eggs in one basket. You don’t know what’s going to happen.

“Who would ever guess three years down the road we’d be sitting here saying we’re Daytona 500 champions? That’s crazy. Life is a roller coaster.”

Penske, who last year won the IndyCar championship with Will Power and the owners championship in NASCAR’s Xfinity Series, said he never hesitated in hiring Logano.

“It’s paid off in spades for us,” said Penske. “This is just the start, I think, of a career. He’s going to be a guy at the top for a long time.”

He’s the second youngest Daytona 500 winner in history, behind Trevor Bayne, who was 20 when he pulled off an upset victory in 2011.

Logano’s win gave Ford a sweep of the opening weekend at Daytona. Tyler Reddick won Friday night’s Truck Series race driving for Keselowski, and Ryan Reed won the Xfinity race on Saturday for Roush Fenway Racing.

Ford also won the prestigious Rolex 24 at Daytona in January with Chip Ganassi Racing.

It capped a week that began with all the attention on Jeff Gordon, who started in pole position in his final Daytona 500. The four-time NASCAR champion, who is retiring at the end of the year, led 77 of the first 100 laps and a race-high 87 laps in all.

But he was involved in the late accident that helped Logano win. Gordon finished 33rd.

It was a minor wreck, far less severe than the many crashes that occurred over the last eight days at Daytona. On Saturday, NASCAR star Kyle Busch broke his right leg and left foot in a crash during the Xfinity race that has him sidelined for several months.

At the same time he was in surgery, older brother Kurt Busch was before a NASCAR appeals officer fighting to have his indefinite suspension overturned. NASCAR punished him on Friday for an alleged domestic assault on his ex-girlfriend in September, and Kurt Busch spent Saturday in two phases of appeals.

It made Sunday the first Daytona 500 in 15 years without one of the Busch brothers in the field.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Even with skilled stars like Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin in the lineup, the Pittsburgh Penguins were in a scoring slump when they arrived in St. Louis.

Blake Comeau changed that Saturday night with two goals and an assist in a 4-2 victory over the Blues.

The win snapped a three-game skid in which Pittsburgh had managed only one goal in each game. Comeau said the Penguins just got back to basics.

“I think we did a lot of things we’ve been preaching over the last couple weeks,” he said. “Getting guys to the net, and the specialty teams came up big. All in all, we’re happy we got the win. I thought we played well tonight.”

Patrick Hornqvist and Brandon Sutter also scored for the Penguins. Crosby got his 40th assist on Hornqvist’s goal.

“It’s been tough,” Crosby said. “We’ve played and battled, but I think we’ve been at one (goal) for three games, so yeah, it’s nice to get four and generate some chances.”

Pittsburgh is 12-4-2 against Western Conference teams and 5-1-1 in its last seven road games.

Playing in place of starter Marc-Andre Fleury, backup goalie Thomas Greiss proved up to the challenge. Greiss stopped 21 shots and had the Blues shut out until giving up a goal to Dmitrij Jaskin with 5:27 left.

“It was a different game today,” Greiss said. “I had a lot of shots where they just walked in, so you have to challenge them and take the angle away. It was a little different game than the last couple.”

Although Fleury has been playing well, Comeau said the Penguins had no problem seeing Greiss in net.

“When he’s in, we have a lot of confidence in him,” Comeau said. “There are a few things there at the end we’ve got to clean up, but he played outstanding for us tonight.”

Ian Cole added a goal for St. Louis on a one-timer at 18:38. Vladimir Tarasenko assisted on both Blues goals, and Brian Elliott made 25 saves.

Elliott was hard on himself afterward.

“It starts with me, obviously, in net,” he said. “I want to give your team a chance to win and when you keep getting scored on throughout the game, it’s got to come to a stop.”

Blues rookie defenseman Petteri Lindbohm made a costly mistake, one night after scoring his first NHL goal in a 5-1 win over Boston.

Attempting to clear the puck from behind his own net late in the first period, Lindbohm tried a pass that was intercepted by Comeau. He walked in front and beat Elliott with a backhand at 16:31.

Pittsburgh extended its lead with two second-period goals. Tarasenko was off for holding when Crosby found Hornqvist in the slot and he beat Elliott at 6:26. Comeau then scored his 14th of the season when he re-directed Simon Despres’ shot from the point at 15:38.

Comeau assisted on Sutter’s 12th goal that made it 4-0 at 12:21 of the third.

“Obviously, that fourth goal can’t happen,” Elliott said. “We managed to get two goals, so it came down to a couple in the end instead of one. You don’t like giving up goals like that.”

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gary Ricks Jr. sank six 3-pointers and finished with 20 points to help propel Drake to a 78-43 win over Missouri State on Sunday.

Reed Timmer added 17 points while pulling down seven rebounds, Jacob Enevold Jensen and Chris Caird added 10 points apiece as Drake (9-19, 6-10 Missouri Valley Conference) shot 51.8 percent from the floor, including 13 of 21 from 3-point range, to snap a two-game skid.

The Bulldogs broke it open with a 19-2 run in the first half that included 3-pointers from Timmer and Caird and the margin never fell below double figures the rest of the way. Leading 35-14 at the break, Drake continued to pull away in the second half.

Chris Kendrix scored 13 points and Camyn Boone had 12 and 10 rebounds for Missouri State (10-18, 4-12), which was held to 28.1 percent shooting, including just 3 of 19 from long range.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Mike Crawford hit four free throws in the final 9.2 seconds of overtime and Saint Louis beat La Salle 68-64 on Sunday.

Davell Roby had six of his career-high-tying 16 points in overtime for the Billikens (11-16, 3-11 Atlantic 10), including a driving layup and a corner 3 for the first five points of the extra period.

Khalid Lewis and Steve Zack scored back-to-back baskets to pull La Salle (15-12, 7-7) within 63-62 with 51 seconds left.

Roby made 1 of 2 free throws with 23.5 seconds and Crawford pushed the lead to 66-62 on the first of his pair of free throws.

Jordan Price’s pair of free throws with 25.8 seconds left in regulation tied the game at 58, and Achraf Yacoubou missed a 3-pointer for Saint Louis at the buzzer.

Yacoubou had 13 points and Crawford 10.

Price led the Explorers with 22 points and Zack added 16.

CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) — Chris Olivier scored 20 points to lead Eastern Illinois in a come-from-behind 73-65 victory over Southeast Missouri on Sunday night.

Eastern Illinois (16-12, 9-6 Ohio Valley) moves to third place in the West Division, and fourth place overall in the conference. Southeast Missouri (12-16, 6-9) has lost three straight and dropped to fifth in the West.

Southeast Missouri had a nine-point lead at the break, and was up 62-56 with 7:47 left. Eastern Illinois then switched to a 2-3 zone defense, and closed on a 17-3 run to cap its comeback.

Olivier was 7 of 11 from the floor. Trae Anderson scored 17 points, Cornell Johnston had 12 and Reggie Smith chipped in 10 for the Panthers, who shot 50 percent from the field, 44 percent from long range.

Jarekious Bradley scored 18 points to lead four in double figures for Southeast Missouri.

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Jaylin Airington drilled a jumper with four seconds left to lift Cal State Bakersfield to a 64-62 win over UMKC Saturday night, vaulting the Roadrunners past the Kangaroos and into third place in the Western Athletic Conference standings in the process.

The Roadrunners (12-16, 7-5) were a half-game behind the Kangaroos (11-17, 6-5) going into the game and now are a half-game ahead, trailing first-place New Mexico State and Grand Canyon.

Javonte Maynor knocked down a 3-pointer with 1:33 to play to give the Roadrunners a 60-56 lead, but Frank Williams Jr. answered with a three with 1:15 left to cut the lead to one, 60-59. Kevin Mays’ jumper with 48 seconds left made it 62-59, but Martez Harrison tied it with a 3 with 29 seconds to go.

Airington scored 16 points while Mays and Maynor scored 15 points apiece to lead CS Bakersfield.

Harrison scored 28 points to lead UMKC.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Even with skilled stars like Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin in the lineup, the Pittsburgh Penguins were in a scoring slump when they arrived in St. Louis.

Blake Comeau changed that Saturday night with two goals and an assist in a 4-2 victory over the Blues.

The win snapped a three-game skid in which Pittsburgh had managed only one goal in each game. Comeau said the Penguins just got back to basics.

“I think we did a lot of things we’ve been preaching over the last couple weeks,” he said. “Getting guys to the net, and the specialty teams came up big. All in all, we’re happy we got the win. I thought we played well tonight.”

Patrick Hornqvist and Brandon Sutter also scored for the Penguins. Crosby got his 40th assist on Hornqvist’s goal.

“It’s been tough,” Crosby said. “We’ve played and battled, but I think we’ve been at one (goal) for three games, so yeah, it’s nice to get four and generate some chances.”

Pittsburgh is 12-4-2 against Western Conference teams and 5-1-1 in its last seven road games.

Playing in place of starter Marc-Andre Fleury, backup goalie Thomas Greiss proved up to the challenge. Greiss stopped 21 shots and had the Blues shut out until giving up a goal to Dmitrij Jaskin with 5:27 left.

“It was a different game today,” Greiss said. “I had a lot of shots where they just walked in, so you have to challenge them and take the angle away. It was a little different game than the last couple.”

Although Fleury has been playing well, Comeau said the Penguins had no problem seeing Greiss in net.

“When he’s in, we have a lot of confidence in him,” Comeau said. “There are a few things there at the end we’ve got to clean up, but he played outstanding for us tonight.”

Ian Cole added a goal for St. Louis on a one-timer at 18:38. Vladimir Tarasenko assisted on both Blues goals, and Brian Elliott made 25 saves.

Elliott was hard on himself afterward.

“It starts with me, obviously, in net,” he said. “I want to give your team a chance to win and when you keep getting scored on throughout the game, it’s got to come to a stop.”

Blues rookie defenseman Petteri Lindbohm made a costly mistake, one night after scoring his first NHL goal in a 5-1 win over Boston.

Attempting to clear the puck from behind his own net late in the first period, Lindbohm tried a pass that was intercepted by Comeau. He walked in front and beat Elliott with a backhand at 16:31.

Pittsburgh extended its lead with two second-period goals. Tarasenko was off for holding when Crosby found Hornqvist in the slot and he beat Elliott at 6:26. Comeau then scored his 14th of the season when he re-directed Simon Despres’ shot from the point at 15:38.

Comeau assisted on Sutter’s 12th goal that made it 4-0 at 12:21 of the third.

“Obviously, that fourth goal can’t happen,” Elliott said. “We managed to get two goals, so it came down to a couple in the end instead of one. You don’t like giving up goals like that.”

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Jaylin Airington drilled a jumper with four seconds left to lift Cal State Bakersfield to a 64-62 win over UMKC Saturday night, vaulting the Roadrunners past the Kangaroos and into third place in the Western Athletic Conference standings in the process.

The Roadrunners (12-16, 7-5) were a half-game behind the Kangaroos (11-17, 6-5) going into the game and now are a half-game ahead, trailing first-place New Mexico State and Grand Canyon.

Javonte Maynor knocked down a 3-pointer with 1:33 to play to give the Roadrunners a 60-56 lead, but Frank Williams Jr. answered with a three with 1:15 left to cut the lead to one, 60-59. Kevin Mays’ jumper with 48 seconds left made it 62-59, but Martez Harrison tied it with a 3 with 29 seconds to go.

Airington scored 16 points while Mays and Maynor scored 15 points apiece to lead CS Bakersfield.

Harrison scored 28 points to lead UMKC.

By R.B. FALLSTROM
AP Sports Writer

ST. LOUIS (AP) — At 23, Vladimir Tarasenko became the youngest St. Louis player to score 30 goals in 23 years.

Two years younger than Tarasenko, Boston Bruins goalie Malcolm Subban wanted a do-over.

“You try to score on every shift so hard,” Tarasenko said after getting the last two goals in the Blues’ 5-1 victory over the sagging Bruins on Friday night. “I need to keep going. We have 25 games more.”

Petteri Lindbohm, Alex Pietrangelo and T.J. Oshie scored on the Blues’ first three shots of the second to chase Subban and cancel Tuukka Rask’s scheduled night off. Rask, who has played in 25 of the last 26 games, flipped a chair before leaving the bench.

“Tough start for Malcolm, not getting any shots and then bang, bang, bang, a few goals and that’s it,” Rask said. “I felt bad for him. I just told `Don’t worry about it’ when he was skating off.’”

Brad Marchand scored for Boston, which lost its sixth in a row and played most of the final two periods without David Krejci (lower body). Subban re-entered with 4:06 to go and didn’t see another shot but it was far too late for the Bruins, who are 0-4-2 in their longest winless stretch since going 0-6-4 Jan. 16-Feb. 6, 2010.

Coach Claude Julien yanked Subban with Boston trailing 3-1 to give players a confidence boost. He put him back in because the game was out of hand.

The Bruins are in a tough spot, one point ahead of Florida for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

“We’d like to get a little bit of a break with some good goal-tending from our backup,” Julien said. “And I guess we’ll have to go back to the drawing board and look at how we want to approach this.”

Tarasenko’s 30th of the season capped the four-goal second and he got his 31st midway through the third. At 23 years, 65 days, he’s the team’s youngest 30-goal scorer since Brendan Shanahan got his 30th at 23 years, 63 days in 1991-92.

“He’s a tremendous talent,” forward Alexander Steen said. “He’s extremely skilled and he’s got a heck of a shot.”

Steen had three assists in the second period and goalie Jake Allen moved past a shaky start for the Blues, who mustered just three shots in the first period before coming alive. They made the most of just 15 shots on the night, with Boston getting 27 shots.

“We can quick-strike, and we’re dangerous,” coach Ken Hitchcock said.

The 21-year-old Subban was the Bruins’ first-round pick in 2012. His NHL debut went bad in a hurry, beginning with Lindbohm’s first career goal that went in and out of the glove and then off the goalie’s backside into the net at 48 seconds of the second.

“I guess I’ve got to look at the game tonight and think about all the stuff I did wrong,” Subban said. “Obviously, I was way too deep on all three goals. Regardless of how they went in – tip, screen, whatever, knuckle puck, it doesn’t matter – I’ve got to challenge more.”

Pietrangelo’s first goal in 23 games was a one-timer off Michel Bergeron’s stick and under Subban’s glove at 4:16 and Oshie scored on a drive from the top of the right circle to make it 3-1 at 5:09 and prompt a timeout and the goalie change.

Tarasenko made it four goals on seven shots in the second when he slapped home a rebound on a power play at 13:59, and he beat Rask again from the slot at 11:45 of the third.

The Bruins had a 7-0 shots advantage when Marchand’s 17th goal sailed under Allen’s glove at 10:42 of the first, and the Blues didn’t get their first shot for another 2 1/2 minutes.