Hall of Fame announces Basketball Luncheon presented by Mercy

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Former University of Missouri standout Doug Smith, longtime high school basketball coaches Terry Writer and Lynn Long, and the Kickapoo High School Girls Basketball Program soon will be inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. The honorees headline the Hall of Fame’s annual Basketball Tipoff Luncheon presented by Mercy, set for 11 a.m. on… Read more »

Inductee spotlight: Volleyball coach Lori Hanaway

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When hired for her first volleyball coaching job, she wasn’t much older than her high school players and, while a 22-year-old coach might have seen it as a stepping stone to another school or as a way to transition to basketball, that wasn’t the case. Not for Lori Hanaway. In much the same way life finds you,… Read more »

MSHOF to honor 18 at Enshrinement in Independence on Nov. 12

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The Missouri Sports Hall of Fame will soon host an Enshrinement in Independence presented by Great Southern Bank, with the Hall of Fame to honor 16 individuals, a high school wrestling program and two national championship football teams. President & Executive Director Jerald Andrews recently announced the Enshrinement in Independence class, which will be honored on Sunday,… Read more »

Hall of Fame welcomes new inductees at Football Luncheon

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Former University of Missouri quarterback Brad Smith, two former coaches in Missouri State University’s Jesse Branch and Waynesville High School’s Rick Vernon – as well as a pair of state championship football teams in 1981 Greenwood Laboratory School and 1997 Springfield Catholic High School – are now part of even greater elite company. The Missouri… Read more »

Inductee spotlight: 1981 Greenwood Laboratory state champs

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Glenn Adams, the running back who would score the winning touchdowns in the state championship victory months later, still remembers two-a-day practices in August. How could he not? Before the Greenwood Laboratory School 1981 Football Team reached its destiny, it first had to journey through … a Springfield city park. “Coach (Paul) Mullins made us… Read more »