May 26, 2015
Lawrence Dillman of Rockaway Beach, pictured, became the most recent record-breaking angler in Missouri when he hooked a giant striped bass on Bull Shoals Lake using a rod and reel. The new pole ...more
March 19, 2015
Tennis player John Isner, pictured, the number 1 American male in the draft of the Mylan World Team Tennis Pro League, will become the marquee player for the Springfield Lasers, making special ...more
March 06, 2015
The Joplin Blasters will be hosting open tryouts for the upcoming 2015 American Association season. They will take place at 9 a.m. on April 25, 2015, at Wendell Redden Stadium, 3310 W. 1st Street, ...more
January 29, 2015
University of Missouri Chancellor Bowen Loftin has issued a statement regarding the stepping down of Mike Alden as Mizzou Director of Athletics. While saddened by Alden's decision to give up the ...more
October 20, 2014
The Joplin Blasters, the newest member of the South Division in the American Association of Independent Baseball, today announced the signing of a partnership agreement with Coca-Cola to become the ...more
July 15, 2014
Andy Roddick, 31, was a Springfield Laser the last time he stepped on the court at the Stadium of the Cooper Tennis Complex in Springfield. Now he was performing for the Austin Aces and ...more
July 08, 2014
Tennis legend Billie Jean King stresses her enthusiasm for tennis and her crusade for equality during a briefing at the Cooper Tennis Complex in Springfield. by Mari Winn Taylor A guy in the ...more
June 28, 2014
Springfield Lasers team member Alisa Kleybanova, pictured, announced Friday, June 27, 2014, she will not be able to play Mylan World TeamTennis this season, due to a shoulder injury. Kleybanova, ...more
April 05, 2014
by Tom Uhlenbruck The PGA Champions Tour will be held in Southwest Missouri, according to an announcement by the Missouri Department of Tourism. Big Cedar Lodge's Top of the Rock golf course, ...more
March 26, 2014
Joplin - Two major gifts were recently received by the Missouri Southern Foundation for the baseball stadium that is planned at the university. Rod and Janice Anderson made a $25,000 gift toward ...more
February 17, 2014
Former Missouri Southern softball coach Pat Lipira, Ph.D., pictured, will be inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame on April 24, 2014, as part of the organization's Women in Sports ...more
September 24, 2013
JOPLIN - Missouri Southern softball coach Bill Gray has announced the hiring of former Webb City and University of Missouri softball standout Nicole Hudson, pictured, to be the Lions' new assistant ...more
July 22, 2012
Sebastien Boltz sets up a defensive lob during his match with Darian King at the Millennium Tennis & Fitness Center in Joplin. by Mari Winn Taylor The Millennium Tennis and Fitness Center ...more
May 20, 2011
Marcus Dupree, one of the most highly recruited high school football stars, has now signed on to do the recruiting. The organization Top Scout Football Recruiting made the announcement today (May 20, ...more
March 06, 2011
Chevy pro Bryan Thrift of Shelby, NC, caught a five-bass limit weighing 13 pounds, 15 ounces MARCH 6, 2011, to win $125,000 at the Walmart FLW Tour presented by Straight Talk on Beaver Lake with a ...more
March 01, 2011
Christopher Shields, pictured, has unanimously been approved as head football coach of Joplin High School, according to an announcement by the R-8 Board of Education. Starting with the 2011-12 ...more
November 19, 2010
Two Webb City natives helped their school in football end the year on a positive note. Brett Stewart, a senior offensive lineman for William Penn University (Oskaloosa, IA) and Mason Woods, a ...more
April 14, 2010
(Photo by Andrew Pavlovic) JOPLIN - Longtime Kansas City Chiefs broadcaster Bill Grigsby of Parkville, MO, pictured, has added another honor to his long list of accomplishments. Yesterday (April ...more
February 15, 2010
Local racing phenom Jamie McMurray stands beside the No. 1 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet that he drove into Victory Lane at the Daytona 500 yesterday. (Photo thanks to Bass Pro Shops). Daytona Beach, ...more
June 15, 2009
At left, Kirstie Smith, communication manager for the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce, chats with Sarah Reinertsen and Bart Yasso at a luncheon held in their honor. Two well-known personalities ...more
March 22, 2009
Hatfield Racing Engines of Joplin has announced that it has joined forces with Andrew Felker Racing to compete in midget races throughout the Midwest. Hatfield Racing Engines has many years of ...more
May 07, 2008
"On Saturday, May 3, 2008, a beautiful bay horse named Big Brown shattered a barrier that will mean better health and longer life for horses everywhere," said Joe Camp, noted producer/director and ...more
January 05, 2007
The #34 Chevrolet Monte Carlo fielded by the team of Frank Cicci Racing, based in Mooresville, NC, will be competing in the 2007 NASCAR Busch Series on behalf of the Scottish Rite Masons. Veteran ...more
July 24, 2006
With his handler watching, Trigger Gumm slammed into the dirt ramp set up at Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, OK yesterday. Gumm, riding a custom Honda CR500, was attempting to break his record he ...more
November 13, 2005
Andrew Cocchiaro showed his enthusiasm for skateboarding as he competed in the beginner's division during ceremonies at Neosho's new skateboard park. A grand opening for the City of Neosho's ...more