Diamond 9: Softballer Crumpley-Bluebaum blazed her own trail

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Looking back, sure, Marionville native Janice Crumpley-Bluebaum wonders what might have been had high schools of the late 1960s offered softball for girls. However, in what’s a terrific reminder about the value of fighting through roadblocks, Crumpley-Bluebaum still found a way to enjoy the sport she loved. The southwest Missouri farm girl became a fixture… Read more »

Diamond 9: Humansville, SBU well-armed with Burrell

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In some towns, kids who love baseball have no choice but to ride their bikes to the other side of town just to find a ball field. So imagine Jack Burrell’s childhood. “I grew up in Humansville, and (baseball) was all there was. We played all the time,” said Burrell, now working for Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr… Read more »

Kim Anderson to attend Tiger Ball & Auction

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SPRINGFIELD – Missouri Tigers basketball coach Kim Anderson in attendance. A 1940s-style big band playing on stage. And a more than 60 items up for auction, from Mizzou football tickets to a getaway at a seaside resort on the Mexican Riviera. Join us on Thursday night, May 7 for the Mizzou Alumni Association Tiger Ball… Read more »

Inductee: Call it a town effort for St. Elizabeth’s Juergensmeyer

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Up in the left corner of a poster board-turned-scrapbook – the one dedicated to St. Elizabeth High School’s 2002 state championship softball team — the headline screams, “Lady Hornets sting ‘em at state.” It’s a newspaper clipping from the Miller County Autogram-Sentinel, and see the other scrapbook items glued to the board? Look closely, because… Read more »

Diamond 9: Caitlin Chapin led Ozark’s softball rise

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All Caitlin Chapin wanted to do in fast-pitch softball was help raise the profile of the Ozark High School program. She and her teammates made it happen, as in the fall of 2007 the Lady Tigers reached the program’s first final four. “When we first started, we were playing in shorts and playing in little… Read more »

Winners announced in Lake of the Ozarks golf

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OSAGE BEACH – Former big-leaguer Scott Bailes, a 2013 inductee into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame, led the Price Cutter team to a co-victory in the Lake of the Ozarks Celebrity Golf Classic at the Club at Porto Cima. Nearly 30 teams competed in the Hall’s April 13 event sponsored by Missouri Eagle and… Read more »