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Hames helps Neosho's resurgence

Neosho running back Devin Hames, pictured during the 2014 game against Webb City, has rushed for 1,006 yards and 17 touchdowns during the Wildcats' 4-2 start this season. Neosho entertains Webb City on Friday night.Globe File

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Friday 10/02/2015
LIVE BLOG: Important games part of week 7 high school football
Posted: October 02, 2015

Week seven of high school football features a big matchup between Neosho and Webb City, a battle between Carl Junction and Monett and a rivalry game between Frontenac and St. Mary's-Colgan. Other matchups include a road trip for Joplin to Lebanon and Carthage hosting Branson. 

Friday 09/25/2015
SLIDESHOW: Friday Night Football
Posted: September 25, 2015

This week's Friday night football action includes Joplin vs Waynesville, Webb City vs Willard, Nevada vs Seneca and Riverton vs Baxter Springs.

Wednesday 09/23/2015
Yogi Berra, 90; Yankees' MVP catcher, wayward wordsmith
Posted: September 23, 2015

Yogi Berra, the New York Yankees catcher who played in more World Series games than anyone and was enshrined in American pop culture for his homespun philosophy -- "It ain't over 'til it's over" -- and the head-scratching way he expressed it, has died. He was 90.

Friday 09/18/2015
SLIDESHOW: Friday Night Football
Posted: September 18, 2015

This week's Friday night football action includes Galena vs Columbus, Carthage vs Neosho and Carl Junction vs McDonald County

Friday 09/11/2015
SLIDESHOW: Friday Night Football
Posted: September 11, 2015

Friday's football action includes Joplin vs Rolla, Webb City vs Republic, Lamar vs Cassville and Baxter Springs vs St. Mary's Colgan.

Friday 09/04/2015
SLIDESHOW: Friday Night Football
Posted: September 04, 2015

Week 3 of Friday night football includes McAuley vs Liberal, Riverton vs Girard, Neosho vs Willard and Joplin vs Kickapoo

Friday 08/28/2015
SLIDESHOW: Friday Night Lights Week 2
Posted: August 28, 2015

Week 2 of area football action includes Webb City vs Rockhurst, Joplin vs Parkview and Carl Junction vs Mt. Vernon.

Tuesday 08/25/2015
Webb City Little League team to receive sportsmanship award
Posted: August 25, 2015

Webb City's Little League team learned on Tuesday that it will receive the Little League World Series Sportsmanship Award, determined by a vote of the 16 teams.

Saturday 08/22/2015
SLIDESHOW: (Updated) Webb City at the Little League World Series
Posted: August 22, 2015

View photos from Webb City's day at the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pa.

Tuesday 07/28/2015
Brady's suspension upheld by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell
Posted: July 28, 2015

Tom Brady's four-game suspension for his role in using underinflated footballs during the AFC championship game last season has been upheld by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

Monday 06/01/2015
Missouri pitcher's injury makes head protection hot topic
Posted: June 01, 2015

Missouri coach Ehren Earleywine feared the worst when pitcher Tori Finucane was struck by a line drive during a Super Regional game a week ago against UCLA.

Wednesday 05/27/2015
Soccer officials arrested in Zurich; World Cup votes probed
Posted: May 27, 2015

ZURICH — Swiss prosecutors opened criminal proceedings into FIFA's awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, only hours after seven soccer officials were arrested Wednesday pending extradition to the U.S. in a separate probe of "rampant, systemic, and deep-rooted" corruption.

Monday 05/18/2015
Hinchcliffe taken to hospital after another wreck at Indy
Posted: May 18, 2015

IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe was taken to a hospital after crashing his car into the wall Monday — the fourth frightening wreck at practice for the Indianapolis 500.

Thursday 04/30/2015
AP source: Thunder reach agreement to hire Florida's Donovan
Posted: April 30, 2015

Florida coach Billy Donovan is headed back to the NBA.

Wednesday 04/29/2015
Rams, Chiefs beef up their lines: Globe staff makes 2015 NFL Draft predictions
Posted: April 29, 2015

The NFL Draft is scheduled to begin Thursday night in Chicago with the 32 first-round picks and will continue throughout Saturday. As with almost any other year, not much seems certain about this draft past the first pick, likely to be Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Monday 04/27/2015
Cards ace Wainwright on 15-day DL, could be out much longer
Posted: April 27, 2015

Adam Wainwright was a cheerleader on the St. Louis Cardinals' 2011 World Series title team, out the entire year following reconstructive elbow surgery, suiting up and slapping fives in the dugout.

Wednesday 04/22/2015
Oklahoma City Thunder fire coach Scott Brooks after 7 years
Posted: April 22, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma City Thunder fired Scott Brooks on Wednesday, parting ways with a former NBA coach of the year who led the team to three conference finals in four years only to falter this season as his players were hit hard by injuries.

Monday 04/20/2015
Eagles sign quarterback Tim Tebow to 1-year contract
Posted: April 20, 2015

PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Eagles have signed quarterback Tim Tebow to a one-year contract, giving the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner his first shot in the NFL since the Patriots cut him before the 2013 season.

Friday 04/10/2015
Update: Jordan Spieth sets lowest 36-hole score in Masters history
Posted: April 10, 2015

Jordan Spieth stepped up for one last putt, nothing more than a tap-in really.

Lauren Hill dies after fighting tumor to play college hoops
Posted: April 10, 2015

Lauren Hill spent her final year polishing a layup and inspiring others to live fully. She succeeded at both as she fought an inoperable brain tumor.

Thursday 04/09/2015
Carl Junction soccer team showing offensive balance
Posted: April 09, 2015

CARL JUNCTION, Mo. — Four different Carl Junction players scored during a 7-1 victory over Rogers Heritage on Wednesday night.

Monday 04/06/2015
Study: Brain scans may identify concussion-related disease
Posted: April 06, 2015

A brain-scanning technique might one day help identify people with a disease linked to concussions in football and other sports, an illness now diagnosed only after death, a small study suggests.

Wednesday 03/25/2015
Blasters sign former major leaguer Winston Abreu
Posted: March 25, 2015

The Joplin Blasters now have two former major leaguers set to take the mound for their inaugural season.

Monday 03/23/2015
Louisville Slugger maker announces deal to sell iconic brand
Posted: March 23, 2015

The company that made bats for a who's who of baseball greats, including Babe Ruth and Ted Williams, announced a deal Monday to sell its Louisville Slugger brand to rival Wilson Sporting Goods Co. for $70 million.

Monday 03/16/2015
Blasters find their voice
Posted: March 16, 2015

The Joplin Blasters officially have a voice.

Thursday 02/19/2015
Daye leaving MSSU for Northwestern State
Posted: February 19, 2015

Missouri Southern football coach Daryl Daye has resigned his post after accepting the defensive coordinator position at Northwestern State University in Louisiana.

Former Royals pitcher signs with Joplin Blasters
Posted: February 19, 2015

A former member of the Kansas City Royals is the newest member of the Joplin Blasters.

Wednesday 02/18/2015
Rotation a bit iffy as Cardinals begin spring training
Posted: February 18, 2015

ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Cardinals dealt starting pitching, seemingly an area of strength, to fill a sudden void when promising outfielder Oscar Taveras died in a car accident.

Wednesday 02/11/2015
Coach remembered for his fight, desert dynasty
Posted: February 11, 2015

LAS VEGAS (AP) — He couldn't stop fighting the NCAA any more than he could give up chewing towels courtside. Jerry Tarkanian built a basketball dynasty in the desert, but it was his decades-long battle with the NCAA that defined him far more than the wins and losses.

Wednesday 02/04/2015
National signing day: Area athletes commit to colleges
Posted: February 04, 2015

Dozens of athletes from area high schools in Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma are signing national letters of intent with colleges today. Follow The Joplin Globe for complete coverage as local athletes make their college choices official.

Monday 02/02/2015
State runner-up coach picked to lead JHS football
Posted: February 02, 2015

After an extensive search that included more than 25 applicants, Joplin High School has selected its next head football coach.

Thursday 01/22/2015
Jeff Gordon to retire as full-time driver after 2015 season
Posted: January 22, 2015

Jeff Gordon, the wildly popular four-time NASCAR champion, said Thursday he will retire as a full-time driver after the 2015 season.

Monday 01/19/2015
NFL investigating whether Patriots used deflated footballs
Posted: January 19, 2015

NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy says the NFL is investigating whether the Patriots deflated footballs used in their AFC championship game victory over the Colts.

Thursday 01/15/2015
Emporia forward shows her jumper to help Hornets win in early showdown
Posted: January 15, 2015

PITTSBURG, Kan. — The Pittsburg State Gorillas already knew all about Merissa Quick's abilities.

Wednesday 01/14/2015
NASCAR driver accused of assault says ex is trained assassin
Posted: January 14, 2015

The NASCAR driver known as "The Outlaw" said he believes his ex-girlfriend is a trained assassin who was dispatched on covert missions around the world once returned to him in a blood-splattered gown.

Heisman winner Marcus Mariota says he's going to the NFL
Posted: January 14, 2015

Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota has declared his eligibility for the NFL draft.

Monday 01/12/2015
Joplin Blasters name first field manager
Posted: January 12, 2015

The Joplin Blasters today announced that former Major League player and veteran manager Carlos Lezcano has been named field manager to lead the Blasters in their inaugural 2015 season. 

Monday 01/05/2015
Report: Rams owner plans NFL stadium in Los Angeles County
Posted: January 05, 2015

The owner of the St. Louis Rams plans to build an NFL stadium in Los Angeles County, boosting the chances that pro football could return to the region, according to a newspaper report.

Wednesday 12/31/2014
Big 12 can back up claim as top basketball league
Posted: December 31, 2014

The Big 12 has plenty of positive statistics, and winning teams, to back up its claim as the nation's top basketball conference.

Wednesday 12/24/2014
LeBron set for Christmas homecoming against Heat
Posted: December 24, 2014

LeBron James doesn't have any apprehension for this homecoming.

Tuesday 12/23/2014
Erroneous Royals World Series champ shirts sold in Joplin
Posted: December 23, 2014

According to a report from a blogger with the Kansas City Star, T-shirts proclaiming the Kansas City Royals as the winners of the 2014 World Series were sold in Joplin. 

Wednesday 12/10/2014
Kate Stauffer qualifies for state in 2 events
Posted: December 10, 2014

MONETT, Mo. — Kate Stauffer of Joplin posted a state meet qualifying mark in the 100 breaststroke during Tuesday’s Monett duals meet.


Lions' Forchu, 10 Gorillas named to all-region team
Posted: December 10, 2014

Ten players on MIAA co-champion Pittsburg State and Missouri Southern fullback Giresse Forchu have been named to the Don Hansen Football Committee all-Super Region Three team, it was announced Wednesday.


Tuesday 12/02/2014
Course to prepare anglers to teach fishing
Posted: December 02, 2014

I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again: The more we find ways to get youths involved in the outdoors, the better.

Field guide for December
Posted: December 02, 2014

Audubon Alive

Indoor ranges provide archers opportunities in any weather, any season
Posted: December 02, 2014

Several recently opened local archery shops have indoor shooting ranges for archers of any age and ability level, in any season and any weather.

Saturday 11/29/2014
FINAL: Lamar 30, South Callaway 15
Posted: November 29, 2014

ST. LOUIS -- The Lamar Tigers capped their fourth consecutive Class 2 state championship with a 30-15 win over the South Callaway Bulldogs on Saturday at the Edward Jones Dome. 

FINAL: Webb City 48, Cape Central 21
Posted: November 29, 2014

ST. LOUIS -- The Webb City Cardinals fought back from a 14-point deficit to defeat the Cape Central Tigers 48-21 during the Class 4 state championship on Saturday at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis. 

LIVE BLOG: Follow Four-States Area football teams in playoffs
Posted: November 29, 2014

Saturday is a busy day for football fans across the region, as four teams pursue championships: 



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