Hall honors Burnett, Lady Bears, Phillips, Reynolds

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SPRINGFIELD — The Missouri Sports Hall of Fame honored former Missouri State University women’s basketball coach Cheryl Burnett as a Missouri Sports Legend during its second annual Women in Sports Luncheon presented by the Bee Payne-Stewart Foundation on Monday at the Ramada Oasis Convention Center. Additionally, the Hall inducted the Lady Bears’ 1992 and 2001… Read more »

Afternoon opening Monday for Missouri Sports Hall of Fame

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The Missouri Sports Hall of Fame will open at 2 p.m. Monday, March 23, following the Women in Sports Luncheon presented by the Bee Payne-Stewart Foundation at the Ramada Oasis Convention Center. The luncheon is scheduled for 11 a.m. at the north Glenstone Avenue hotel, where the Hall will honor former Missouri State University women’s… Read more »

Inductee series: From the Ozarks to the LPGA, Reynolds had game

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Every success story has its starting point. For Cathy Reynolds, one might assume that her golf game was developed on lush grounds in sunny Florida or a picturesque seaside California locale. However, years before she would spend 17 seasons on the Ladies Professional Golf Association Tour, Reynolds could be found in the Ozarks and specifically… Read more »

Longtime sports writer joins Hall of Fame staff

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Longtime sports writer Kary Booher, who covered the Double-A Springfield Cardinals for most of the past 10 years for the News-Leader, has joined the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame staff. His first day was March 2. Booher, 40, will handle media relations, including writing biographies, news releases and promoting the Hall of Fame through social… Read more »

Display case now graces entryway

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Remember your grandmother’s wooden trunk at the foot of her bed? Or the custom-made chest of drawers handed down from one generation to another? We have a new display that we won’t part with, either. A gorgeous display case, built to resemble lockers and made of Missouri Poplar, now graces the front lobby of the… Read more »