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Winners announced in Sports Commission Awards

Nearly 200 student-athletes and 10 teams from southwest Missouri high schools were honored Tuesday night during the 12th annual Sports Commission Awards sponsored by Elliott Lodging. A crowd of more than 800 turned out to the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds for the celebration of the past high school sports season. Fair Grove High School, on the… Read more »

Sports Commission Awards tickets sold out

On Tuesday, June 18, we will honor the top high school athletes of southwest Missouri in the Sports Commission Awards sponsored by Elliott Lodging. Finalists for spring sports, Teams of the Year and Athletes of the Year have now been announced. However, tickets were sold out, as of 5 PM Monday, June 17. When: Tuesday,… Read more »

Rescheduled: St. Louis Hall of Fame Golf Classic

The St. Louis Hall of Fame Golf Classic will now be played at noon on Tuesday, July 13 at Norwood Hills Country Club. CEO & Executive Director Byron Shive made the announcement late Monday, after conferring with Norwood Hills officials. Strong storms are forecast all across St. Louis tomorrow (May 14), the originally scheduled date… Read more »

Fall & Winter Finalists announced for Sports Commission Awards

Nearly 200 student-athletes and 10 teams from southwest Missouri high schools will be honored this summer during the 12th annual Sports Commission Awards. Sponsored by Elliott Lodging, the ceremony is set for Tuesday, June 18 at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds in Springfield. Doors open at 6 p.m., with the awards show to begin at 7… Read more »

Honorees set for Kansas City Enshrinement May 19

The Missouri Sports Hall of Fame will soon honor golf maestro Tom Watson as a Missouri Sports Legend – complete with a bronze bust – and induct former Kansas City Royal Eric Hosmer and Kansas City Chief Casey Wiegmann with the Class of 2024. The trio are headlining the Hall of Fame’s Enshrinement in Kansas… Read more »

Hall of Fame’s High School Golf Clinic draws 100-plus golfers

A chilly but sunny afternoon only fueled the fire inside more than 100 prep golfers on Monday for the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame’s annual High School Golf Clinic presented by the Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr Pepper Bottling Company. Teams represented were Kickapoo, Glendale, Greenwood, Reeds Spring, Central, Marshfield, Clever, Hillcrest, Ozark and Willard high schools. They… Read more »

Kari Norris promoted to Executive Vice President

The Missouri Sports Hall of Fame has rewarded one of its most inspiring front-office members, promoting Kari Norris to Executive Vice President. She becomes the first woman to hold the title since the Hall of Fame opened in Springfield in 1994. CEO & Executive Director Byron Shive announced the move Thursday, emphasizing Norris’ significant role… Read more »

Nearly 1,000 turn out for Enshrinement presented by Wilson Logistics

The Missouri Sports Hall of Fame ushered in its Class of 2024 on Sunday, and it featured a National Basketball Association player, a National Football League Super Bowl lineman and a Major League Baseball pitcher. The Springfield Enshrinement presented by Wilson Logistics drew a crowd of 1,000 to the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds for a ceremony… Read more »

Hall of Fame announces Champions Gala for April 4

The Missouri Sports Hall of Fame will host its inaugural Champions Gala, benefitting both Special Olympics Missouri and Champions Committed to Kids, with the ceremony set for 6 PM on Thursday, April 4 at University Plaza Hotel & Convention Center in downtown Springfield. The event will also feature an appearance by special guest Peyton Manning,… Read more »

Hall of Fame announces 2024 charity initiative

Seeking to champion and financially support sports-related non-profits, the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame has announced a charitable initiative for the upcoming year that will benefit designated charities across the state. In addition to promotion and publicity of each designated non-profit’s mission, each will also benefit financially from the success of the Hall of Fame’s… Read more »

Class of 2024 set for Springfield Enshrinement presented by Wilson Logistics: Feb. 4

A National Basketball Association player, a National Football League Super Bowl lineman and a Major League Baseball pitcher will headline the Class of 2024 of the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame’s upcoming Springfield Enshrinement ceremonies presented by Wilson Logistics. Byron Shive, the Hall of Fame’s CEO & Executive Director, unveiled the inductees Wednesday, noting that… Read more »