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Missouri Southern has reached the postseason in its best softball season in many years, and the Lions own a 10-game winning streak as the MIAA Tournament resumes.

Missouri Southern freshman Kara Amos is a second-team selection on the all-Central Region team, announced Wednesday by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.

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Preseason expectations could not have been more different, but College Heights Christian and Diamond square off in a Class 2 softball quarterfinal game at 5 p.m. Thursday at Sarcoxie High School’s softball field.

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Whenever Micah Bruggeman walks across the stage at graduation, he will leave Joplin High School as one of the most decorated track and field and cross country athletes.

Nine players from the Pittsburg State baseball team earned All-MIAA honors, the league office announced on Wednesday afternoon.

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Missouri Southern’s battery of pitcher Zach Parish and catcher Tommy Stevenson received individual awards to headline 10 Missouri Southern players on the MIAA all-conference baseball team, announced on Wednesday.

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The greatest hitter of this era was released by the Los Angeles Angels this past week, sending shockwaves across all of Major League Baseball.

CARL JUNCTION, Mo. — Carl Junction got off to a fast start and held on to defeat St. Mary's Colgan 6-3 on Tuesday afternoon at Bulldog Field.

Mya Johnson scored both goals as Joplin defeated Neosho 2-1 Tuesday night in a girls soccer match at the JHS Sports Complex.

CARL JUNCTION, Mo. — Nixa completed an unblemished march to the Central Ozark Conference girls soccer championship, but it didn't come easy.

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Undefeated and top-seeded Thomas Jefferson blanked Belton 5-0 on Wednesday afternoon in the semifinal round of the Class 2 District 7 tennis tournament at the Cavaliers' courts.

NEOSHO, Mo. — Behind strong pitching and hitting, Seneca topped Neosho 8-1 on Tuesday afternoon in nonconference baseball action at Roy B. Shaver Field.

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Five athletes, two coaches and one contributor comprise the first class of the Monett High School Athletics Hall of Fame, the school district has announced.

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NIXA, Mo. — A two-run showing in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted Nixa to a 6-5 win in extra innings over Carl Junction on Monday at the Nixa baseball field.

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A decade ago, Albert Pujols won his second World Series title with the St. Louis Cardinals. That same year, Justin Verlander was the American League MVP, and Miguel Cabrera won his first of three straight batting titles — the latter two would be accompanied by MVP honors of his own.

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Dear Eli: I love watching professional sports with my kids. It’s been a tradition of ours for as long as I can remember. But lately things have gotten so political in the sports world (basketball, especially) that it’s really hard for us to just sit back and enjoy the games. My kids are teen…

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REEDS SPRING, Mo. — College Heights Christian’s girls and Jasper’s boys won team championships at the Class 1 District 6 track and field meet on Saturday at Reeds Spring High School.

CARTHAGE, Mo. — Carthage suffered a 6-4 setback to Lebanon to open the day before ending on a superb note with a 12-2 victory over Aurora on Saturday afternoon at Carl Lewton Stadium.

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Missouri Southern will play Central Missouri when the MIAA Postseason Softball Tournament resumes later this week at Central Oklahoma in Edmond.

WEBB CITY, Mo. — Webb City's offense put together another well-rounded day at the plate.

WILLARD, Mo. — Jada Holloman tallied four goals as Willard upended Joplin 4-2 Thursday night in a Central Ozark Conference soccer match.

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. — Ben Wardlow and Colin Vermillion teamed up to claim sixth place for Joplin High School's highest finish in the Class 3 District 6 boys district tennis tournament at Lee's Summit North High School.

BELTON, Mo. — Thomas Jefferson's Ian Ding and Noah Hamlett-Tyler Brouhard won championships in the Class 2 District 7 tennis tournament on Friday.

PITTSBURG, Kan. — Eleven was the magic number for Emporia State as the Hornets swept Pittsburg State 11-10 and 11-4 on Friday in an MIAA baseball doubleheader at Al Ortolani Field.

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As usual, it’s a meet loaded with talented individuals and teams when the MIAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships are contested this weekend at Pittsburg State’s Carnie Smith Stadium.

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Nevada golfer Owen Swearingen and Lamar track athlete Kiersten Potter have been named the Globe’s Athletes of the Week for the week ending on May 1.

Missourians interested in hunting elk in the state this fall can apply in May for one of five available permits. At least one permit will be for approved area landowners with qualifying property and the remainder for the general public.

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