Hall inducts Jolly Green Giants, MSU’s NAIA title teams, Stanfield, Rapier

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Parkview High School’s famed Jolly Green Giants, Missouri State’s 1952 and 1953 NAIA national championship men’s basketball teams and two notable basketball figures – coach Gary Stanfield and former Missouri State Lady Bear Karen Rapier – are now inductees of the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. All were honored during the Basketball Tipoff Luncheon sponsored… Read more »

Hall of Fame announces Class of 2016

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University of Central Missouri athletic director Jerry Hughes will be honored as a Missouri Sports Legend, and longtime Mizzou Tigers football coach Gary Pinkel is among 15 individuals, a football program and a college football team who will be inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame on Sunday, January 31 in Springfield. The Enshrinement… Read more »

Filbert Five: Kickapoo’s Laura Granzow Buetow

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In the early 2000s, the Kickapoo High School girls basketball program won a pair of state championships, and among the standouts was Laura (Granzow) Buetow, a center who went on to star for Canisius College in New York. Now her career will soon be recognized by the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame during its upcoming… Read more »

Filbert Five: Rogersville’s Chris Harville played on four Spoonhour NCAA teams

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In the mid-1980s, the formula was simple at Rogersville High School: Feed the basketball to 6-foot-9 center Chris Harville. In fact, he parlayed his success into a scholarship on coach Charlie Spoonhour’s NCAA Tournament teams at Missouri State. His career hasn’t been forgotten as the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame will recognize Harville during its upcoming Basketball… Read more »

Filbert Five: Rogersville, Avila standout Alyson Young Hooten

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Few basketball players can say they hold the distinction of being the all-time leading scorer for their high school and college basketball programs. However, former Rogersville High School and Avila University standout Alyson (Young) Hooten can say just that. Now Hooten’s career will soon be recognized by the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame during its… Read more »