Elite 11: Republic, Missouri Southern’s Steve Forbis

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The Missouri Sports Hall of Fame will soon recognize the football career of former Republic High School football standout Steve Forbis, who later enjoyed success at Missouri Southern in Joplin. Forbis is among the Elite 11, a group of former high school and college standouts who will be recognized during the NFL Kickoff Sports Enthusiasts… Read more »

Elite 11: Rex Sawyer starred at Ava, Missouri Valley

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The Missouri Sports Hall of Fame will soon recognize the football career of former Ava High School football standout Rex Sawyer, who later enjoyed success at Missouri Valley in Marshall. Sawyer is among the Elite 11, a group of former high school and college standouts who will be recognized during the NFL Kickoff Sports Enthusiasts… Read more »

Elite 11 honoree: Camdenton quarterback Chuck Blair

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The Missouri Sports Hall of Fame will soon recognize the football career of former Camdenton High School football standout Chuck Blair, who later enjoyed success at Central Missouri in Warrensburg. Blair is among the Elite 11, a group of former high school and college standouts to be recognized during the NFL Kickoff Sports Enthusiasts Luncheon… Read more »

Football inductee: Missouri State’s Rich Johanningmeier

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Rich Johanningmeier has taken some unrelated steps along the path of his professional career in college athletics, and he’s excelled at all of them. A native St. Louisan whose first sports love was – and will always be – football, Johanningmeier has been a coach, athletics administrator and a valued staff member within the national… Read more »

Enshrinement in Columbia: Equestrian’s Gayle Lampe

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Ask renowned equestrian rider, judge and instructor Gayle Lampe on her advice to anyone interested in following in her footsteps and you can hear the passion for the sport in her voice. “Just love it. Go to the barn. Eat it. Breathe it. Sleep it,” Lampe said. “Don’t do anything else.” In essence, that’s how… Read more »