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Sports briefs

Newton Kansan

NBC World Series

schedule set

WICHITA — Below is the schedule for the 86th National Baseball Congress World Series, set to begin Monday: (e-Eck Stadium, Wichita; h-Hobart-Detter Field, Hutchinson; subject to change)

Aug. 3

3 p.m. Game 5: Colorado Cyclones vs. Hattiesburg Black Sox-h

6 p.m. Game 1: Rose Hill Sluggers vs. Denver Cougars-h

8:30 p.m. Game 2: Liberal BeeJays vs. Houston Express-h

6 p.m. Game 4: Hays Larks vs. Kansas City All-Stars-e

8:30 p.m. Game 3: Lonestar Baseball Club vs. Houston MVP Prospects-e

Aug. 4

3 p.m. Game 10: Loser game 3: vs. Loser Game 4-h

6 p.m. Game 7: Winner game 2: vs. Hutchinson Monarchs-h

8:30 p.m. Game 9: Winner game 3 vs. Winner game 4-h

6 p.m. Game 8: Winner game 5 vs. Cheney Diamond Dawgs-e

8:30 p.m. Game 6: Winner game 1 vs. Santa Barbara Foresters-e

Aug. 5

TBA Game 12: Loser game 1 vs. Loser game 8-h

TBA Game 14: Loser game 7 vs. Winner game 10-h

TBA Game 11: Loser game 5 vs. Loser game 6-e

TBA Game 13: Loser game 2 vs. Loser game 9-e

Aug. 6

TBA Game 17: Winner game 14 vs. Winner game 11-h

TBA Game 18: Winner game 12 vs. Winner game 13-h

Winner’s bracket quarterfinals

TBA Game 15: Winner game 6 vs. Winner game 7-e

TBA Game 16: Winner game 9 vs. Winner game 8-e

Aug. 7

TBA Game 19: Loser game 19 vs. Winner game 17-e

TBA Game 20: Loser game 15 vs. Winner game 18-e

Aug. 8

Winner’s bracket semifinals

TBA Game 21: Winner game 15 vs. Winner game 16-e

Loser’s bracket quarterfinals

TBA Game 22: Winner game 19 vs. Winner game 20-e

Aug. 9

Loser’s bracket semifinals

6 p.m. Game 23: Loser game 21 vs. Winner game 22-e

Aug. 10

Championship games

6 p.m. Game 24: Winner game 21 vs. Winner game 23-e

8:30 p.m. Game 25: second game if needed-e

KSHSAA to start

as scheduled

TOPEKA — The Kansas State High School Activities Association executive board voted Tuesday to start the 2020 fall high school activities as scheduled.

According to the release from the KSHSAA, “Local school districts retain the right to modify the start dates for practice or competition based on their local and county health recommendations.”

The first day schools may begin practice is Aug. 17.

Conditions released by the KSHSAA on July 22 remain in effect, which include general hygiene guidelines, education and communications guidelines, screening and exposure protocols, illness protocols, activity considerations, transportation considerations and facility and equipment management.

The complete protocols, as well as sport-specific protocols, can be found at www.kshsaa.org.

NAIA moves

championships

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Council of Presidents voted to move the 2020 cross country, men’s soccer, women’s soccer and women’s volleyball championships to the spring of 2021.

The decision will still allow the NAIA member schools and conferences, which includes Bethel College and the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference, to compete in the fall and winter.

A decision on the football season will be made Friday.

“Given the fast-paced and constantly-changing nature of the current environment, the COP recognized that the likelihood of safely completing the fall sports season has decreased significantly,” said Arvid Johnson, the COP chair and president of the University of St. Francis. “This decision allows conferences to consider the regional impact of COVID-19 when determining the appropriate time for regular-season competition.”

Before the vote, 51 NAIA members already postponed fall competition to the spring.

“The NAIA realizes there are a wide range of considerations that come with postponing fall championships,” NAIA President and CEO Jim Carr said. “However, our first priority is making sure our student-athletes are not penalized by this decision. That will likely require temporary rule changes and accommodations as related to eligibility and seasons of competition, which NAIA governance groups will begin further defining this week.”

The NAIA canceled the 2020 spring sports season in March because of restrictions enacted by individual states and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Spring sports athletes were not charged a season of competition.