High school football playoff action begins tonight. In Richmond; the Spartans will begin defense of their class three state title against Chillicothe. Spartans Head Coach Rob Bowers knows he’s up against a disciplined team.
Hornets’ Head Coach Phil Willard says taking care of the ball will be key.
That will be our High School Game of the Week. Pre-game tonight at 6:45pm. Kickoff is at 7:00pm on 103.9 KRLI.

Meanwhile: the Carrollton Trojans travel to Butler to try to pull off an upset tonight. Trojans pre game gets under way at 6:45pm. Kickoff is at 7:00pm on AM1430 KAOL and 101.3 “The Grenade.”

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Friday night it’s the Battle of the Bulldogs in Hardin. The 8-man football playoffs get underway as Stanberry makes the long trip to Hardin-Central. Stanberry head Coach Dan Collins says Hardin’s Bulldogs are as fiesty as his own.
Hardin Central Coach Kirk Thacker says Stanberry’s Bulldogs haven’t gotten their due.
The High School Game of the Week Playoff Edition begins Friday night with the pre-game from Hardin-Central at 6:45. Kickoff is at 7:00 on 103.9 KRLI.

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For his outstanding outfield play this season, Kansas City Royals’ Left Fielder Alex Gordon picked up his first ever Gold Glove award yesterday. Other winners included Adrian Gonzales, Dustin Pedroia and Jacoby Ellisbury of the Red Sox, Nick Markakis and Matt Weiters of the Orioles, Adrian Beltre of the Rangers, Erick Aybar of the Angels and Mark Beuhrle of the White Sox.

Catcher Yadier Molina of the Cardinals highlighted the Gold Glove winners on the National League side.

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The Kansas City Chiefs realize everything’s been going their way during a four-game winning streak, one that’s taken them from being an NFL laughingstock to a tie atop the AFC West. That’s why coach Todd Haley warned everyone to keep an even keel after Monday night’s 23-20 overtime win against San Diego. The Chiefs host winless Miami next weekend.

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The Oakland Raiders have signed wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh (hoosh-mihn-ZAH’-dah), reuniting him with his former quarterback Carson Palmer. Palmer and Houshmandzadeh were teammates in Cincinnati for six seasons and both had their greatest NFL success when they were together.

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They were supposed to hang a championship banner in Dallas Tuesday night but right now there is no great hope for an NBA season any time soon. Tuesday was the original start date to the NBA season, but talks to end the lockout have stalled and a person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that no further talks had been scheduled.

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