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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 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. Kleybanova, ...more

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






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