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Tasha Shores Hamlet has been named the Class 3 assistant volleyball coach of the year by the Missouri High School Volleyball Coaches Association.

For nearly two weeks now, a song by a 1980s hair band has popped into my head on a regular basis.

A gloomy reality has sunk in for the St. Mary’s Colgan High School softball team: The Panthers won’t get the opportunity to defend their state championship.

Dear Athletic Support: My son started playing baseball when he was five years old. I can still remember him in the backyard with his little ball and bat. With school currently closed, he fears his senior baseball season isn’t going to happen. Is there anything he can do to make sure he’s rea…

Missouri Southern State University Director of Cross Country and Track and Field Bryan Schiding was named the 2020 Division II National Men's Head Coach of the Year on Friday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

Karma Fields and the Frontenac Raiders were still celebrating a thrilling 42-40 victory over Jefferson West in the quarterfinals of the Kansas Class 3A state girls basketball tournament on Thursday, March 12 at the Hutchinson Sports Arena when bad news arrived.

It feels like it has been months since the Utah Jazz and Oklahoma City Thunder game was canceled just before tipoff because Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19.

Missouri Southern basketball player Cam Martin has been named to his second 2020 Division II All-American team in as many days.

With the high school track and field season currently in limbo due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19, area coaches, including Joplin’s Brandon Taute, Carl Junction’s Mark Robertson, Webb City’s Dustin Miller and Carthage’s Andy Youngworth, are patiently waiting for the opportunity to o…

Basketball players Destiny Buerge from Carl Junction and Tanner Rogers from Webb City have been named the Globe's athletes of the week for the week ending March 14.

EDITOR'S NOTE: After winning the men's basketball South Central Regional at home, Missouri Southern advanced to the Elite Eight for the first time 20 years ago. The opponent was No. 1 Florida Southern.

EDITOR’S NOTE: With the coronavirus pandemic shutting down March Madness, we’ll review the final three games of Missouri Southern’s postseason run in 2000 and all the madness there was.

Kenzie Williams Kostas has been named to receive a Thirty Under 30 award from the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association for the 2019-20 season.

The news officially broke on Monday afternoon — one week after Crowder College had jumped to No. 2 in the NJCAA Division I baseball poll, and a little more than a month before the scheduled end of a regular season the team once thought it was guaranteed in full.

While Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly announced on Tuesday that the state's public and private K-12 schools will be closed for the remainder of this school year, there were some who thought that the spring sports schedules might begin at a later date.

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It’s not a stretch to say the seniors of the Carl Junction girls basketball team left their mark on the program.

If you ask Dallas Cook, he’ll tell you Joe Carriker and Cesar Marquez put on a show for all those in attendance last Saturday night during “World Fighting Championships 124” at Buffalo Run Casino and Resort in Miami, Oklahoma.

All football activity will be put on hold at Missouri Southern for a while, and head coach Jeff Sims views it as an opportunity for his players to gain new perspective.

The MIAA CEO Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to cancel the remaining 2020 spring conference regular-season competition and the conference championships due to concerns regarding the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The spacious Meyer Sports Center on the campus of Southwest Baptist University was nearly empty on Saturday afternoon when Carl Junction’s girls and Webb City’s boys took the court for their respective Class 4 quarterfinal basketball contests.

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Obituaries

JOPLIN, MO - Gloria Sue Means, 73, a bookkeeper, passed away Monday, March 30, 2020. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Cowan Cemetery, Powell, MO.

JOPLIN, MO - Jack Baert, 57, a construction worker, passed way on Thursday, April 2, 2020. Services are planned for a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Ozark Memorial Park Crematory, Joplin.

CARTHAGE, MO - Lawrence William "Larry" Robertson Jr., 72, passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2020. Viewing will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Knell Mortuary, Carthage.

Michael James Crumbliss opened his eyes to a new home on Tuesday, where he was to be greeted by his mother, Peggy Cross Crumbliss, father, James Junior Crumbliss, brother, Patrick Wayne Crumbliss, and other loved ones inside the gates of Heaven. Born on June 9, 1947, he passed into the next …