|Taney County fisherman bear hugs bass >> Sports|| staff|
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|
|Isner looks forward to joining Springfield Lasers >> Sports|| staff|
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|
|Joplin Blasters set team rosters >> Sports|| staff|
|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|
|Message from Mizzou's Mike Alden >> Sports|| staff|
|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|
|'Coke is It! >> Sports|| staff|
|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|
|James Blake vs. Andy Roddick in Summer Showdown >> Sports|| mariwinn|
|Andy Roddick, 31, was a Springfield Laser the last time he stepped on the court at the Media.com Stadium of the Cooper Tennis Complex in Springfield. Now he was performing for the Austin Aces and ...more|
|Billie Jean King wows tennis fans in Springfield >> Sports|| mariwinn|
|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|
|Kleybanova retires with shoulder injury >> Sports|| jedwards|
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.
|PGA Champions Tour will move to Southwest Missouri >> Sports|| sfoutes|
|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|
|MSSU receives major gifts for new baseball stadium >> Sports|| s-smith|
|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|
|Missouri Sports Hall of Fame honors MSSU's Lipira >> Sports|| s-smith|
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|
|Nicole Hudson to join MSSU coaching staff >> Sports|| s-smith|
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|
|Frenchman wins Men's Futures Tournament in Joplin >> Sports|| mariwinn|
|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|
|Football legend Marcus Dupree becomes a recruiter >> Sports|| staff|
|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|
|Blaukat takes 4th in Beaver Lake bass evemt >> Sports|| cgay|
|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|
|New JHS football coach is named >> Sports|| c_owens|
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|
|Stewart and Woods help break school records >> Sports|| kcanevit|
|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|
|Broadcaster Bill Grigsby is honored >> Sports|| s-smith|
|(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|
|Jamie McMurray thrills fans with Daytona win >> Sports|| jkendall|
|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|
|Yasso and Reinertsen on the run >> Sports|| mariwinn|
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|
|Midget racing has new team-up >> Sports|| tim.mcc|
|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|
|Big Brown's new shoes >> Sports|| ngarrett|
|"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|
|Scottish Rite Masons announce newest NASCAR team >> Sports|| sdodd|
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|
|Stuntman Trigger Gumm falls short of new record >> Sports|| mariwinn|
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|
|Neosho skate park has grand opening >> Sports|| mariwinn|
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|