The Big 8 Conference is technically the Big 9 this year, with McDonald County joining the league prior to Carl Junction leaving for the COC. The Lady Bulldogs figure to be in the mix in a wide open race, with Aurora, East Newton, Mt. Vernon and the Lady Mustangs all looking strong.
There are plenty of intriguing match-ups featuring local teams in the second round of districts. Winners advance to next Friday's district championship games.
In the wake of the Manti Te'o "catfishing" hub-bub at Notre Dame, Joboo offers up his own believable/not-so-believable catfishing tales from the local sports scene
It has been said that you can never really go home again. Joboo disputes that theory, and provides anecdotes from area coaches and others (including his wife) who have proven that it is possible to return home again.