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NEOSHO, Mo. — There’s a reason Willard standout Daniel Abreu has been one of the most highly recruited prep basketball players in the area, and part of the reason why was on display at Neosho High School on Friday night.

After blocking 51 shots over 47 games in the previous two seasons, everyone is surprised by Missouri Southern junior Zoe Campbell breaking the single-season blocks record just past the midway point of her junior season.

After missing all of last season with an Achilles injury, it's taken Missouri Southern's Christian Bundy longer than expected to get back into the basketball swing of things.

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College Heights girls basketball improved to 10-1 with a wire-to-wire 57-24 win over Wyandotte at Ozark Christian College on Thursday.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – No. 10 Missouri Southern turned up the defense midway through the second half and pulled away from Lincoln 77-63 Thursday night in MIAA men’s basketball action at a noisy Jason Gymnasium.

As reflected in their season records, there are similarities between the 4-10 Missouri Southern Lions and 3-11 Lincoln Blue Tigers during the women’s basketball season.

During a dominating six-game winning streak, Missouri Southern has climbed to No. 10 in this week’s NCAA Division II men’s basketball poll conducted by the NABC.

NEOSHO, Mo. — A balanced scoring attack featured five players in double figures as Crowder upended the Evangel junior varsity 98-68 Wednesday night in women's basketball action at Bob Sneller Gymnasium.

WARRENSBURG, Mo. — Senior guard A.J. Walker posted his third consecutive 20-point game as the Pittsburg State men’s basketball team secured a 68-57 road victory over Central Missouri on Wednesday at UCM’s Multipurpose Building.

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Featuring one of the youngest starting lineups in the region, if not the state, the Miller High School girls basketball team is off to a stellar start to the 2019-20 campaign.

Ozark Christian College shot nearly 50 percent from the field in the first half to build a double-digit lead on the way to an 85-65 win over Ecclesia on Tuesday night in the OCC gymnasium.

DIAMOND, Mo. — Four area wrestlers — two from Jay, Oklahoma, and one apiece from Monett and Seneca — earned individual championships in the second Gem City Scramble girls wrestling tournament on Monday night at Diamond High School.

Three Carl Junction Bulldogs claimed individual championships at the Larry Wilkey Invitational wrestling tournament on Saturday in Jenks, Oklahoma.

MONETT, Mo. — Kale Schrader went 5-0 with four pins and one major decision to claim an individual championship and lead the Carthage wrestling team at the Monett Tournament on Saturday.

DUBUQUE, Ia.—The Ozark Christian College men’s basketball team cruised to a 90-56 win over Emmaus Bible College on Saturday afternoon in Midwest Christian College Conference action at Pollard Fieldhouse.

PITTSBURG, Kan.—The Pittsburg State women’s basketball team battled back from a 14-point deficit in the second half, but ultimately fell short in an 88-86 loss to Central Oklahoma on Saturday in MIAA action at John Lance Arena.

Missouri Southern’s men’s golf team has signed two international players — Connor Williamson from South Africa and Ben Marckmann from Germany — for next year.

Lamar swimmer Meghan Watson and College Heights basketball player Jacob Bogar are the Globe’s high school athletes of the week for the week ending Jan. 4.

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For the third straight year, the Francis Howell Vikings left town and headed home on I-44 with the Kaminsky Classic’s championship plaque.

Nevada built an early 10-point lead before William Chrisman rallied in the second half to earn a 62-57 win in the semifinals of the Kaminsky Classic on Friday at Joplin High School.

After a close first half, Jasper outscored Thomas Jefferson 18-8 in the third quarter en route to a 39-29 victory on Friday night in the Cavaliers' gymnasium.

In his first year at the helm, Tony Phillips has been on a mission to change the culture of a Jefferson City boys basketball program that has notched just three winning seasons in the past 10 years.

ANKENY, Iowa — The Ozark Christian College women turned a five-point halftime lead into a 24-point advantage by the start of the final stanza on the way to an 81-54 win over Faith Baptist Bible College on Friday.

PITTSBURG, Kan. — Five coaches from NCAA Division I schools are part of Pittsburg State new football coach Brian Wright’s staff, he announced on Thursday morning.

PITTSBURG, Kan. — Kaylee DaMitz finished two rebounds shy of a trouble-double as the Pittsburg State women’s basketball team rolled past Newman 81-69 on Thursday at John Lance Arena.

NEOSHO, Mo. — The Neosho wrestling team registered eight wins with five falls to hand Monett its first dual loss of the season 46-22 on Thursday night at Neosho High School.

William Chrisman and Nevada both secured spots in the semifinals of the Kaminsky Classic with their respective victories on Thursday night at Joplin High School.

It had been a long time since Missouri Southern swept a road trip to Fort Hays State and Nebraska-Kearney.

The 2020 edition of the Kaminsky Classic will sport five area teams and three squads from across the state when it tips off today inside Joplin High School’s Kaminsky Gymnasium.

As wildfires continue to cause death and destruction in Australia, Missouri Southern junior Zoe Campbell’s family in Caloundra, Australia, is safe.

On its longest road trip of the season, Missouri Southern committed a total of 38 turnovers in losses to Fort Hays State and Nebraska-Kearney, which rank second and fourth, respectively, in the MIAA in turnover margin.

Missouri Southern’s basketball coaches, players and fans figured that Cam Martin would join the school’s career 1,000-point scoring list. But nobody — not even Martin — believed it would happen so quickly.

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Obituaries

LOCKWOOD, MO - Evelyn Thelma Kukal, 94, passed away Wednesday, January 15, 2020. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Lockwood.