Call it a success: Mizzou Alumni Tiger Ball & Golf

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The Mizzou Alumni Association  Tiger Ball & Golf Tournament certainly can be called a success after raising thousands in scholarship dollars. Final tallies are not yet official, but the two-day event held over Thursday and Friday in Springfield is expected to greatly help the Greater Ozarks Scholarship Fund. The Tiger Ball, presented by Meyer Farms and… Read more »

Diamond 9: Ball fields became 2nd home for Tim Blasi

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He burned up under the sun and burned up his summers playing baseball because, well, that’s what kids did the 1970s in Springfield. And the evenings? For Tim Blasi, was there anywhere else to be? “I grew up at Fassnight Park with the AAA softball. That was the only show in town,” Blasi proudly says…. Read more »

Diamond 9: Softballer Crumpley-Bluebaum blazed her own trail

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Looking back, sure, Marionville native Janice Crumpley-Bluebaum wonders what might have been had high schools of the late 1960s offered softball for girls. However, in what’s a terrific reminder about the value of fighting through roadblocks, Crumpley-Bluebaum still found a way to enjoy the sport she loved. The southwest Missouri farm girl became a fixture… Read more »

Diamond 9: Humansville, SBU well-armed with Burrell

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In some towns, kids who love baseball have no choice but to ride their bikes to the other side of town just to find a ball field. So imagine Jack Burrell’s childhood. “I grew up in Humansville, and (baseball) was all there was. We played all the time,” said Burrell, now working for Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr… Read more »