Hall announces third annual Diamond 9 for May 18

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Six former high school baseball standouts, including two who signed pro contracts, and a trio of former outstanding high school-college softball players will soon be recognized as the third annual Diamond 9 award recipients of the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. President and Executive Director Jerald Andrews announced the Diamond 9 on Tuesday. The Hall… Read more »

Hall mourns the passing of Betty Jo Killian

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The Missouri Sports Hall of Fame joins with the family of Betty Jo Killian in mourning her recent passing. Killian, the wife of the late Robert “Bob” Killian of Killian Construction, passed away on March 17. Among survivors are sons Joseph P. Killian and William F. Killian. The Killian family, through Killian Construction, has been a… Read more »

Hall inducts Meikle, Cowherd, the Kreklows & 1975 Licking High School volleyball

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A pioneer in women’s athletics at College of the Ozarks, a longtime senior women’s administrator from Drury University, as well as two volleyball coaches and Missouri’s first state championship volleyball team are now enshrined in the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. Dora Quinn Arney Meikle of College of the Ozarks, Barbara (Lawson) Cowherd of Drury… Read more »

Hall to induct Cardinals speedster Vince Coleman

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He was among baseball’s best speed demons, leading the National League in stolen bases for six consecutive seasons and is one of only four big-leaguers ever to steal 100 bases in a season. Next year, he will be running to our house. In an announcement unprecedented for its timing, the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame… Read more »

Let’s do lunch! We’re inducting four Wednesday during Women’s Sports Luncheon

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A pioneer in women’s athletics at College of the Ozarks, a longtime senior women’s administrator from Drury University, as well as two volleyball coaches and Missouri’s first state championship volleyball team will soon be inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. The Hall is hosting the third annual Women’s Sports Luncheon presented by the… Read more »

Susan & Wayne Kreklow: A dedication that turned NAIA Columbia, D-I Mizzou into volleyball powers

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Years ago, Susan Bouldin would ride her bike 45 minutes from her family’s Webster County dairy farm into Marshfield to play volleyball, back at a time when the sport’s future was uncertain. And yet she kept churning, turning her passion into a coaching career, and eventually collided with her future husband, Wayne, a volleyball aficionado… Read more »