COLUMBIA, Mo. — Missouri’s Eli Drinkwitz might have one advantage over his peers in the Southeastern Conference: He probably knows more about his team’s strengths and weaknesses than the other SEC coaches know about their respective rosters.

That’s the upside to holding your spring game on March 19 while the rest of the league waits for April. Most spring games across the SEC kick off this Saturday or next, but Drinkwitz wrapped up Mizzou practices

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Spring is going to bring new life to the woodlands at Turkey Mountain, but that’s not the only thing that will emerge as warmer months arrive.

The Turkey Mountain Urban Wilderness trail system is undergoing an upgrade, and some of the new trails are already open.

The River Parks Authority, working with Progressive Trail Designs to implement the Turkey Mountain Master Plan, has already opened 2 miles of new trails.

That stretch of singletrack

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Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School varsity baseball infielder Austin Hartsell, 17, throws during practice on Tuesday, May 4, 2021.

After nine months of mask wearing, most high school athletes in the state finally can breathe easier.

The MIAA on Tuesday morning announced that, effectively immediately, masks are no longer required for athletes on outdoor spring teams. Athletes have been masked up for all competitions and practices since preseason workouts for the fall season began as the MIAA dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Stoughton's Kerri Driscoll celebrates her base hit during a game versus North Attleboro, on Tuesday May 18, 2021.  Tuesday was the first day since before the pandemic that athletes did not have to wear masks during athletic games or practices.

Wrestlers, if they are competing indoors, and boys volleyball players still have

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New MDH guidance allows students who play outdoor sports to do so without being masked, but they still must be masked when they’re not actively playing.

MAPLE LAKE, Minn. — It’s finally starting to look and feel like spring out in Irish country, if you ask those who were out at the Maple Lake High School track meet Thursday. 

“I’m watching two of my grandsons compete in this relay,” said Julie Schumann. 

It’s been a

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The 2021 spring game season is in full swing, with Saturday providing yet another set of intrasquad competitions across the country in college football. The real purpose and advantage of the spring game varies from program-to-program, but there’s always some questions to be answered and takeaways to be had once the public scrimmage has concluded. Some teams opt for a true scrimmage while others do a more controlled, situational game that closely mirrors practice, but

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Six games from The Spring League will air on Fox when the small football league begins its season next month.

Fox Sports will be carrying league games for the second straight season, but this is the first time some will air on the main network.

Six regular-season games will be on Fox, beginning May 8, as well as the championship game. The remaining 18 regular-season games air on FS1 and FS2.

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U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis on Tuesday continued to stress the importance of vaccinations as a means to fully reopen the state. The Taylorville Republican toured the vaccination site at Grossinger Motors Arena in Bloomington.

“We’re going to have to make sure that people get vaccinated so policymakers, like me and others at all levels of government are able to make the best decisions to reopen and get back to where we were a year ago,”

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If only everything was perfect, flawless and trouble-free as possible.

It would be great if life was “one size fits all,” but most would settle for perfection being everything “I” want.

In that perfect world, perfection would be readily available. No fuss … no muss … just Easy Street.

We all know that’s not possible. There are always challenges along the way.

Call them the pop quizzes and major exams of any lifetime. They’re tests

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) — The Illinois High School Association has announced the news many high school sports fans have been waiting for.

The IHSA announced Monday that complete state series are expected in traditional spring sports this school year.

The IHSA board said it will allow postseason series, including state finals, in baseball, softball, girls soccer, boys and girls track, boys and girls lacrosse, boys and girls water polo, boys volleyball and boys tennis, all

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