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Nixa Eagles Name Logan Hughes New Baseball Coach

Nixa High School has found its next high school baseball coach, and it didn’t have to look further than the local college ranks. Here are the details in a press release by the Nixa School District. Nixa Public Schools has hired Logan Hughes as the new head baseball coach following …

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Like almost everyone else, my reaction to the news that Albert Pujols would be joining the Los Angeles Dodgers was one of surprise and instantaneous questions as to the logic practiced by the reigning champions of baseball. Obviously money wasn’t a factor. Albert will receive his guaranteed millions no matter …

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The other 29 members of the board and I would be most appreciative if you’d take a few seconds to hear this brief “pitch” for our project at the Springfield, Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. While now in existence for over three decades, this city sports hall of fame is …

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Disappointed? Of course! Who wouldn’t be with the Bears getting walloped by a really good North Dakota football team 44-10. But, let’s not forget that the reborn Petrino’s succeeded in changing not only their own mindset and focus on football, but the perspective of a starved football public in the …

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This reporter will admit to being somewhat surprised (pleasantly) at the inclusion of the Missouri State Bears in the historic first ever spring FCS football playoffs. Surprised, not because they didn’t belong, quite the contrary, but rather because I didn’t think the committee would invite any more than three teams …

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The 700 Level: Just Like Farting In Front of the Pope

The year was 1991 and I was attending a country music radio convention in Nashville at the Opryland Hotel. The building is huge…you could easily fit a few sports arenas inside the entire facility with space left over…and it was filled with many of the “who’s who” of the country …

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March Happiness

By: Tom Ladd I wanted to recap what turned out to be a very successful end of season for a couple of Women’s basketball teams in Springfield, Missouri St and Drury. Both teams put together unbelievable runs in March in their respective NCAA tournaments.  Under a first year head coach, Drury made …

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This is a myopic viewpoint I will admit. And a viewpoint that might be strongly criticized in some circles. And that I accept… it certainly won’t be the first time. But this reporter is more than just a bit disturbed by Major League Baseball’s decision to yank the mid-summer All …

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“You never have enough guards,” the legendary Charlie Spoonhour once told this reporter when I asked the iconic and hugely successful Southwest Missouri State University basketball coach why he was recruiting so many players at that position. “Guards run the game and will help a team win much more often …

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