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Special Report: Heartland Boxing Gym Rebounds after Fire Video included

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We catch up with trainer Dallas Cook and his fighters three months after a fire destroyed their home gym.

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27th Annual Mike Watt Baseball Camp Scheduled for Next Week

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Watt has won 16 state championships as the head coach at Colgan and was named national coach of the year in 2016. 

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Bryan Burns (MSSU) Named Regional Field Athlete of the Year

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This year, Burns won the discus championship at the 2018 MIAA Outdoor Championships as he set a meet record in the event. He holds NCAA AQ marks in both the discus and the shot put this year, while also holding the MSSU school record in those two events and the hammer throw. 

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Two Gorillas Named Finalists for Ken B. Jones Award Video included

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Mikaela Burgess (Basketball) and Bo Farrow (Football, Track and Field) are two of ten finalists for the annual MIAA award. 

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MSSU's Heckemeyer Named Ken B. Jones Finalist Video included

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The award goes annually to the MIAA's top male and female student-athlete. 

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Colgan Finishes 2nd at State Golf

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Bradley Beykirch led the Panthers with a 2-over 74. Story also includes links to 3A, 4A and 5A state tournament results. 

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Pitt State Advances to NCBA World Series Championship Video included

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The Gorillas will face San Diego State in the NCBA World Series title game at 7:00 pm

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Davied Named Women's Head Basketball Coach at PSU Video included

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Former head coach Lane Lord accepted a head coaching position at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley earlier Monday. 

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Southeast Baseball Preps for State

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The Lancers have made the 3A state tournament back-to-back seasons.

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Higginbotham Walk-Off Gives PSU 7-6 Win Over Siena in NCBA World Series Opener Video included

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Former Colgan Panther Simon Higginbotham hit a walk-off single to put Pittsburg State into the second round of the NCBA DII World Series. 

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Gorillas Season Ends at Central Regional Video included

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Colton Pogue provided the Gorillas their only run of the game, belting a third-inning home run to knot the score at 1-1.

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Gorillas Drop Regional Opener vs. Augustana

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Pittsburg State will now try to avoid elimination on Friday morning against Southern Arkansas. 

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Fritz Promoted to Head Women's Assistant at MSSU

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Fritz served as the Lions junior varsity head coach as well as the second assistant coach on the floor prior the the announcement. 

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Pitt State Qualifies 28 for T&F National Championships

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Junior NaRon Rollins and senior Bo Farrow lead the Pitt State men. Rollins has the fastest time in the country in the 100 meters,while Farrow will enter the national meet ranked No. 2 in the shot put.

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Eight Lions Qualify for T&F Nationals

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The DII National Championships will be in Charlotte beginning May 24th. 

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Girard Softball Punches Ticket to State Video included

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The defending state champions are headed back to the state tournament with a 22-0 record after winning a regional title Tuesday night. 

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Carthage Claims District Title Over Joplin

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It's the first district title for Carthage baseball since 1993. 

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Iola Tops Girard to Earn Trip to State

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Highlights from Iola's 1-0 win over Girard to punch their ticket to the 4A-DII state tournament. 

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Joplin Upsets Webb City, Advances to District Championship

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The Cardinals were the number one seed in the tournament with a 23-4 overall record. 

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Humboldt Softball Advances to Regional Semifinals Video included

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Highlights from Humboldt's 14-0 win over Erie in the first round of the 3A regional tournament at Southeast High School. 

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MSSU Athletics Announces 2018 HOF Class

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Three individuals and one team will enter the Missouri Southern Sports Hall of Fame in October. 

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Gorillas Draw Augustana in 1st Round of Central Regional

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Pitt State baseball is the #4 seed in the Central Region tournament after going 33-19 in the regular season. 

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MSSU Women Add DI Transfer

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Laure Assena will join the Lions next season after one year at Lipcomb. 

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PSU Receives Bid to NCAA DII Tournament

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Gorillas make first national tournament appearance since 2002, and fifth overall in program history.

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PSU Club Baseball Set to Compete in World Series on Home Field

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Another baseball team on the campus of Pittsburg state is making some post-season noise.  The PSU club team has sights set on a World Series title and will compete for it on their home field.

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Carl Junction Moves on to Class 4 District 12 Semifinals

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Carl Junction beat the Wildcats Saturday to keep their season alive.

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Crowder Comes Up Short in Region 16 Championship

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Roughriders ends the season with a tough lose in the Region 16 tournament championship game to Jefferson County.

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#12 Crowder Advances to Region 16 Championship

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Crowder beat Mineral Area 10-1 and State Fair 15-7 on Friday to advance to Saturday's championship. 

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MSSU's Corbett Named 1st team Academic All-District

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Corbett led the MIAA in stolen bases with 35 this season. 

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PSU's Jewett Named MIAA Outdoor Track and Field Coach of the Year Video included

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Jewett was named both the men's and women's MIAA Outdoor Track and Field Coach of the Year. It's the 42nd and 43rd time he's earned coach of the year honors between track and field and cross country. 

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Curtis Signs with Neosho Co. Baseball

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Chase Curtis is a three-sport standout for Pittsburg High School, receiving multiple honors in football, basketball and baseball. 

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Southeast Wins TRL Softball Championship

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The Lancers have claimed their first ever league title after going 19-1 in the Three Rivers League this season. 

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Ten Gorillas Earn All-MIAA Baseball Honors

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Junior designated hitter Reece Garvie, senior shortstop Colton Pogue and senior second baseman Dallas Reed all garnered first-team All-MIAA honors.

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Balsamo Earns Gold Glove for MSSU Baseball

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Balsamo earned a gold glove, and nine total Missouri Southern Lions were named All-MIAA as the league announced its awards on Thursday. 

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MSSU Track and Field Hosting Last Chance Meet

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Friday's meet is the last chance for entrants to improve or qualify for the National Championships which are later this month in Charlotte. 

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NEO Softball Places Seven on All-Region Team

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The No. 20 ranked Lady Norse finished the season with a 41-16 overall record.

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Pitt State Opens MIAA Tourney vs. UNK Thursday

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The Gorillas are the #4 seed in the tournament. It's the first time they've made the postseason since 2013. 

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Crowder Earns #1 Seed in Region 16 Tournament

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The Roughriders will open up the tournament on Thursday, facing State Fair College at Joe Becker Stadium in Joplin.

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Holder (PSU) Earns All-Region Honors

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Holder led the Gorillas with 14 doubles, 15 home runs and 38 RBI's. 

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PSU Volleyball Announces Two Signees

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Meg Auten from Manhattan High School and Claire Sandvig from Boone (Iowa) High School will be joining the Gorillas next season. 

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Pittsburg Clinches Outright SEK Title

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Pittsburg is now 11-1 in the SEK and has won the league title for the 2nd straight season. 

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Vang, Dicharry Sign at Joplin HS

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Ethan Vang will continue his powerlifting career at Missouri Valley College, while Courtney Dicharry will continue her cheer career at Southwest Baptist.

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CJ Wins Border Battle vs. Frontenac

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The Bulldogs have now won three straight games to get to 10-15 on the season. 

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PSU Preps for MIAA Tournament

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The Gorillas are the #5 seed in the tournament and will face #5 UNK in the first round of the tournament on Thursday. 

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Gorillas Sweep at MIAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships

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PSU women claimed their fourth consecutive MIAA outdoor title, while the men picked up their fifth outdoor conference title in six season.

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Crowder Books a Spot in Region 16 Title Video included

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Crowder won the sub-regional at home and will move on to the Region 16 tournament in Joplin.

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Lions Win Over Hays with Walk Off Video included

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Lions take down the Tigers with an RBI single delivered by Denver Coffee in the 12th to defeat Fort Hays, 6-5.

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Pitt State Ends Regular Season on DH Sweep

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The Gorillas improve to 31-17 overall and 23-13 in MIAA play.  PSU ends regular season in fourth place in the conference standings as the team heads into the MIAA tournament.

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Lions Top Fort Hays in Series Opener Video included

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Mike Million hit a walk-off home run for MSSU in the 9th, while pitcher Corbin Osburn threw 8+ innings and struck out 11. 

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MSSU's Heckemeyer Leads Heptathlon After Day 1 at MIAA Championships

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Heckemeyer finished first in the 100m dash with a time of 15.02 and won the high jump with a height of 5-07.25. Heckemeyer was second in the 200m and seventh in the shot put. 

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SBU Rallies for 9-8 Win over Pitt State

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The Gorillas had a 6-1 lead, but they weren't able to hold on against the Bearcats Friday night. 

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Crowder Opens Postseason with 6-4 Win Over North Central Video included

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The Roughriders are the #1 seed in the Region 16 tournament. They will try to close out the best-of-three series against North Central in game two on Saturday. 

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Southern Softball Announces Camp Schedule

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The 2018 camp season is a three-day series beginning with the Prospect Pitching Camp on June 18th.

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MSSU Volleyball Adds Transfer to Complete Recruiting Class

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A two-time All-Conference pick at Blinn, Kylee Kaaihue was the 2017 Region XIV South Setter of the Year.

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#16 Crowder Opens Postseason Friday

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The 16th-ranked Roughriders will open up the Region 16 tournament on Friday at home against North Central CC.

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Three Sign at Neosho High School

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All three student-athletes will continue their careers at NEO.

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English, Roelfs Sign at Pittsburg High School

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English was named the Kansas 5A Player of the Year last season. Roelfs will be staying in Pittsburg to play for Pittsburg State next year. 

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PSU Club Baseball to Play in World Series

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The Gorillas won the Great American South conference last weekend and will play in the NCBA World Series at Jaycee Ballpark in Pittsburg beginning May 18th. 

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Gorillas Prep for Final Series of Regular Season

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Pitt State enters the series with a 29-16 overall record and 21-12 mark in MIAA play.

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Nixa Ends Webb City's 13-Game Streak

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Nebraska commit Brett Hammit had a nice day for Nixa, going 3-4 with two doubles and a home run.

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PSU Men's Track and Field #1 in Nation Heading into MIAA Championships

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The Gorilla men are at the top of the USTFCCCA rankings for the fifth consecutive week, with the MIAA outdoor championships coming up Friday in Kearney, NE.

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MSSU Track and Field to Offer "Speed Camp"

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The camp is designed to teach the acceleration and speed component of athletics.

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Webb City Moves up to #4 in State Baseball Rankings Video included

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The Cardinals have won 13 straight games and are 20-2 overall this season.

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Pittsburg Wins Border Battle @ CJ Video included

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The Dragons are now 11-4 overall. 

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NEO Blue-Gold Scrimmage Scheduled for Thursday

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The scrimmage will begin on Thursday at 6 pm, and will consist of two 15-minute quarters. 

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MSSU Volleyball Announces Camp Schedule

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The High School Team Clinic will run on July 15th, 22nd and 29th and will be for teams from 9th through 12th grade.

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PSU's Lewis Named MIAA Track Athlete of the Week

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Kelsey Lewis posted the 6th-fastest time in Division II this season with a mark of 54.69 seconds in the 400m at Missouri Southern over the weekend. 

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PSU Avoids Sweep to UNK

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Gorillas pull off a win in extra-innings against the Lopers in huge offensive game, 16-13.

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  • Arizona outlasts Alabama for NCAA women's golf title

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