Sanders, teammates talk about development of second-year quarterback | OSU Sports

When Oklahoma State headed into last year’s opener at Oregon State, there was still uncertainty at the quarterback position.

According to Mike Gundy at the time, there was a plan to try out both Spencer Sanders and Dru Brown.

But obviously due to his play, Sanders was left on the field and was solidified as starter – taking the snaps under center until a blowout or his late-season injury to his passing hand.

Now that there is no doubting who the starting signal-caller is in the Oklahoma State offense, everybody – both coaches or teammates – seems to feel a growing comfort with the redshirt sophomore.

“I think he’s developing into a leader on our football team, because he’s a returning starter,” Gundy said. “He understands our culture and day-to-day operation within our program. The players respect him because of his competitive nature. He’s a little different than he was

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Searches for sports jobs grow 11%, postings dip by 25%: Report

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Searches for sports jobs grow 11%, postings dip by 25%: Report

Job searches for sports-related opportunities like personal trainer, sports centre manager and nutritionist have risen steadily in the country but postings for such positions have been gradually declining over the years, according to a report.

Searches for jobs related to sports have gone up by 11 percent during August 2019 to August 2020 while postings for these jobs went down by 25 percent in the period, according to a report by global job site Indeed.

The report is based on data of sports-related job searches and postings, including sports league manager, football coach, personal trainer, nutritionist, sports centre manager among others during August 2019-2020, compared with August 2018 till August 2019 on Indeed platform.

Further, the report revealed that, in terms of searches, job seekers in the age group of 21-25 years showed the most

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Leonia Board of Education votes to review cancellation of fall sports


Wayne Valley head football coach Roger Kotlarz and John Testa Sr., father of standout player John Testa, Jr. discuss the “blackout period” imposed on football programs across the state.

The Leonia Board of Education voted late Tuesday night to reevaluate the decision made last month to cancel the fall sports season.

The 8-1 vote was on a motion that Superintendent of Schools Dr. Edward Bertolini provide the board with a plan at the next regular board meeting on Sept. 22 for the resumption of the season. That would be six days before the start of the girls tennis season and nine days before the start of the rest of the fall sports season. 

The vote followed a contentious board meeting where dozens of students and parents pleaded for the resumption of sports. The Board said it also had to deal with a significant issue with its in-school technology

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Battle softball showcases defensive skills in both games Saturday | Prep Sports

Although winning games is the goal for every team, the Battle Spartans chose to focus on development during the early season.

The Spartans split two games Saturday in the sixth annual War on the Battlefield tournament, beating Logan-Rogersville 3-1 and losing 3-2 to Fulton.

“I’m happy with the way we hit, really happy with the way we played defense, we pitched well, but we just couldn’t get any breaks,” Battle softball head coach Joe Henderson said.

Despite the season just getting underway, the Spartans defense looked to be in midseason form already, only committing one error in the five games they played Friday and Saturday.

Coach Henderson has a unique challenge this season, having to replace seven of his nine starters from last year, but that challenge is a lot easier when you have a vocal leader on the team. That leader is Eliyah McCarthy (Minnesota State commit), the senior

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How COVID-19 affects high school sports funding


When I recently set out to learn more about high school athletic funding and how COVID-19 might affect prep sports moving forward, one person I checked in with was South Kitsap boys basketball coach Brian Cox. 

Since I’m not totally wise in the world of money and finances, I figured Cox could provide valuable assistance. He’s a partner at Pacific Asset Management in Gig Harbor and serves as an investment advisor. 

“I deal with folks’ money every day. We manage their retirement assets,” Cox said. “It’s kind of all about making adjustments.” 

That’s really a keyword here: adjustments. We’ve all been making them since the pandemic started. Adjusting how we work, how our kids learn, how we shop, how we play, how we socialize. Little about our lives feels normal and it’s likely to continue that way for a while.

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House Education Committee hosting Friday meeting on COVID-19 status of football, other prep sports | High School Sports

The House Education Committee will host a hearing designed to provide more information about high school sports, including football, in 2020-21 at 9 a.m. Friday in Room 5 at the State Capitol.

The committee, chaired by Rep. Ray Garofalo, heard from LHSAA executive director Eddie Bonine and other state education leaders earlier this summer as plans for the 2020-21 school year took shape amid the coronavirus pandemic.

This meeting comes after complaints from parents and coaches over the fact that other southern states, including Mississippi, Arkansas, Georgia, Texas and Alabama, have begun their football seasons. Louisiana remains in Phase 2 of coronavirus reopening and has not started its season.

Attorney General Jeff Landry released a letter Monday imploring the LHSAA to turn on its “Friday Night Lights.” Rep. Larry Frieman also wrote a letter co-signed by about 50 legislators also asking for the football season to begin, despite Gov. John

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