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Dear Athletic Support: My family and I live in a state that has had one of the highest COVID-19 infection totals from the start. My daughter’s travel-league softball coach is adamant that we will play even if it means going against our governor’s orders and crossing state lines to do it. The…

Oklahoma football coach Lincoln Riley and athletics director Joe Castiglione won’t need to defend their position about whether it’s safe for football players to return to campus by the first of June.

Pittsburg State distance runner Piper Misse and Emporia State linebacker Jace McDown were named the MIAA Fall Student-Athlete of the Year Award winners on Thursday afternoon.

Alexa Boyle, a senior at Carthage High School, has been selected the area volleyball player of the year by the Globe's sports staff.

The NCAA Division II President’s Council announced Tuesday that it has adjusted Division II's maximum number of permissible contests in all sports for the 2020-21 academic year.

A total of 85 track and field athletes from Missouri Southern and Pittsburg State have been named to the MIAA academic honor roll, the league office announced this week.

The NCAA Division II Management Council on Friday voted to recommend the Division II Presidents Council reduce the maximum number of permissible contests for the 2020-21 academic year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dear Athletic Support: My son is 11 years old. He’s played travel-league baseball for going on three years. This year, though, his season has been derailed by COVID-19. My wife and I are reeling. We miss the bleachers and the road trips and the crazy passion that goes into youth baseball. Ou…

This past week, the combination of universal designated hitter talk and Bob Watson’s death rekindled memories of the 1973 baseball All-Star Game in Kansas City.

In 1992 Missouri Southern made its sixth appearance in eight years in the NAIA or NCAA Division II softball tournament.

For the fifth consecutive semester, Missouri Southern's student-athletes have posted a cumulative grade point average higher than 3.0.

EDITOR'S NOTE: While the coronavirus pandemic ended Missouri Southern's softball season two months ago, let's review the Lions' remarkable postseason run in 1992.

A total of 21 players from the Pittsburg State baseball and softball teams made the MIAA Academic Honor Roll, the league office announced Friday.

NASCAR recently announced that the May 30-31 race weekend at Kansas Speedway has been postponed and will be rescheduled for a later date.

Bob Price, the winningest football coach in Springfield Public Schools history, died on Tuesday in Willard.

A standout in both the circle and the batter's box, Webb City's Haidyn Berry has been selected the high school girls fall softball player of the year by the Globe's sports department.

Developing into an all-state runner during her high school career, Carthage senior Jenari Lopez has been named high school girls cross country athlete of the year by the Globe sports department.

Caleb Wicklund, a senior distance runner at College Heights Christian School, has signed a letter of intent for track and field and cross country with Mineral Area College in Park Hills, Missouri.

A standout performer throughout the season, Webb City senior Haddon Spikereit has been named the high school boys cross country runner of the year, selected by The Joplin Globe's sports department.

After receiving permission from county officials and the health department, something small like several consecutive hours of precipitation wasn't going to rain on baseball's return.

About two months removed from being promoted to become Carthage High School’s next head softball coach, Stephanie Ray has finalized her coaching staff.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Starting today, the Globe will release its high school athletes of the year winners for nine fall sports and five winter sports, capped by the Wendell Redden girls and boys athletes of the year on Sunday, May 31. These are usually presented at an awards banquet in June, but th…

PITTSBURG, Kan. — Gwarren Douglas has signed a letter of intent to join Pittsburg State's men's basketball program.

Dear Athletic Support: After reading last week’s column about the questions surrounding next football season, my mind started to wander. You hit on teams having trouble squeezing practices in and who might be allowed (or not allowed) to attend the games, but you left out what I consider to b…

The Sertoma Grin Iron Classic, which has been Southwest Missouri's high school all-star football game for the last 18 years, has been canceled because of COVID-19, game officials announced on Friday.

This Week's Circulars


LAMAR, MO - William Michael "Mike" Berry, 78, co-owner of Berry-Moore Furniture, passed away Sunday, May 24, 2020. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Lamar United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Daniel Funeral Home, Lamar.

WEBB CITY, MO - William Vick Koelling, 93, passed away on Sunday, May 24, 2020. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Howell Valley Cemetery, in West Plains, MO.