THE MISSOURI SPORTS HALL OF FAME INDUCTED ITS FEBRUARY 2024 CLASS SUNDAY AT THE OZARK EMPIRE FAIRGROUNDS IN SPRINGFIELD….IT FEATURED 12 HONOREES INCLUDING PROFESSIONALS IN THE SPORTS OF NFL FOOTBALL, THE N.B.A. AND MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ALONG WITH TWO OUTSTANDING PROGRAMS…THE N.F.L. REPRESENTATIVE IS LEBANON’S JUSTIN BRITT, WHO PARLAYED AN ALL-STATE BERTH WITH THE YELLOWJACKETS INTO A SPOT ON THE MIZZOU OFFENSIVE LINE DURING THE END TIMES OF THE SCHOOL’S PERIOD IN THE  BIG-12 AND THE BEGINNING OF THE CURRENT TENURE IN THE S.E.C.

 

BRITT HAS ENDED HIS PROFESSIONAL CAREER AFTER TIME WITH THE HOUSTON TEXANS…
THE WARSAW WILDCAT FOOTBALL PROGRAM WAS ALSO RECOGNIZED SUNDAY…FROM 1988 TO 1995, WARSAW WON TWO STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS, IN 1990 AND 1993 AND EARNED BERTHS IN THE QUARTERFINAL ROUND OF THE PLAYOFFS ON FIVE MORE OCCASIONS…COACH RANDY MORROW WAS ALREADY INDUCTED INTO THE MISSOURI SPORTS HALL OF FAME IN 2011, AND HE RETURNED TO SPRINGFIELD TO BE WITH HIS GROUP THAT FEATURED 23 ALL-STATE PERFORMERS……..

 

ALSO ENSHRINED YESTERDAY WERE KICKAPOO BASKETBALL GREAT AND LONGTIME N.B.A. PERFORMER ANTHONY TOLLIVER WITH THE CHIEFS BASKETBALL ERA FROM 2003 TO 2006 ALSO RECOGNIZED…..OZARK BASEBALL STANDOUT LUCAS HARRELL WHO WENT ON TO A MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PITCHING CAREER, AND TAMMY WILLIAMS OF OSCEOLA SOFTBALL WHO PLAYED COLLEGIATELY AT NORTHWESTERN AND LATER FOR TEAM U.S.A. AND CHICAGO IN THE WOMEN’S PROFESSIONAL SOFTBALL LEAGUE….AMONG THE WYNN AWARD RECIPIENTS WAS CAMDENTON VOLLEYBALL GREAT SHERRY GENTRY GULA…

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL-

FRIDAY-

MACKS CREEK 56 WHEATLAND 50

CLIMAX SPRINGS 60 HERMITAGE 30

OSAGE 72 VERSAILLES 25

SEYMOUR 51 SPOKANE 46

SATURDAY-

ST. ELIZABETH 41 KIRKSVILLE 21

KAYSINGER CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT:

STOVER 50 WINDSOR 19

CHAMPIONSHIP: TIPTON 51 NORTHWEST 31

TONIGHT-

GLENDALE AT LEBANON IN THE 7:00 HOUR ON KJEL

 

BOYS BASKETBALL-

LEBANON 58 ROLLA 56

THE YELLOWJACKETS COLLECTED A THRILLING COURTWARMING VICTORY ON A DRIVING BASKET BY CALEB RAY WITH 1.3 SECONDS REMAINING…LEBANON OVERCAME A 9 POINT DEFICIT TO WIN FOR JUST THE SECOND TIME IN THE LAST 13 MEETINGS AGAINST THE BULLDOGS….LEBANON COACH RYAN TOOMBS SAID IT WAS A TRIBUTE TO HIS UPPER CLASS GROUP HANGING IN DURING ADVERSE TIMES..

 

NOAH BOGGS SUPPLIED 17 POINTS FOR LEBANON….JOE FOSTER OFF THE BENCH HAD 18 FOR ROLLA…LEBANON GOES TO 14-7 AND 3-2 IN THE OZARK CONFERENCE, AND WILL BE IN SPRINGFIELD TOMORROW NIGHT TO FACE GLENDALE..ROLLA HOSTS BOLIVAR…

HILLCREST 52 WAYNESVILLE 27

REEDS SPRING 49 MARSHFIELD 44

SPRINGFIELD CATHOLIC 48 BOLIVAR 40

NIANGUA 51 FAIR PLAY 26

SPARTA 88 CONWAY 51

PLATO 66 RICHLAND 23

STOUTLAND 76 LAQUEY 58

IBERIA 82 CROCKER 69

LICKING 57 DIXON 39

AURORA 70 BUFFALO 39

FAIR GROVE 57 SKYLINE 37

MORRISVILLE 78 FORDLAND 49

MANSFIELD 64 FORSYTH 52

GAINESVILLE 76 NORWOOD 66

HARTVILLE 57 CHADWICK 42

WILLOW SPRINGS 72 SALEM 57

MOUNTAIN GROVE 80 AVA 60

LIBERTY 74 CABOOL 58

THAYER 84 HOUSTON 24

BELLE 67 VIBURNUM 23

HERMITAGE 53 CLIMAX SPRINGS 33

ROGERSVILLE 55 HOLLISTER 15

WEAUBLEAU 70 HALFWAY 33

FATIMA 72 ST. ELIZABETH 42

WHEATLAND 54 MACKS CREEK 36

EUGENE 57 CALIFORNIA 30

VERSAILLES 71 ELDON 58

RUSSELLVILLE 82 TUSCUMBIA 50

KICKAPOO 71 WEST PLAINS 41

SATURDAY-

MORRISVILLE 64 SPOKANE 49

WEST PLAINS 69 FORSYTH 54

KAYSINGER CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT:

STOVER 57 COLE CAMP 55

CHAMPIONSHIP: TIPTON 53 SEDALIA SACRED HEART 47

 

COLLEGE BASKETBALL-

DRURY 79 SOUTHWEST BAPTIST 66

DRURY LADY PANTHERS 102 S.B.U. LADY BEARCATS 70

MISSOURI S&T 73 LEWIS 69

LEWIS 72 MISSOURI S&T LADY MINERS 63

EVANGEL 83 YORK 80

EVANGEL 98 YORK LADY PANTHERS 65

MISSOURI STATE 87 BELMONT 80

THE BEARS WON THEIR 4TH STRAIGHT BEHIND 23 POINTS AND 13 REBOUNDS FROM CHANCE MOORE…..ALSTON MASON PITCHED IN WITH 22 POINTS WHILE DONOVAN CLAY ADDED 15 POINTS AND 7 REBOUNDS…BELMONT ENJOYED A TEN POINT LEAD IN THE FIRST HALF, BEFORE MISSOURI STATE BROUGHT IT BACK TO ONE BY THE BREAK…..COACH DANA FORD ON SOME OF THE REASONS THEY WERE ABLE TO REGAIN SOME CONTROL….

THE BEARS ARE 14-9 AND EVEN AT 6-6 IN THE MISSOURI VALLEY WITH A VISIT TO NORTHERN IOWA COMING UP NEXT AT 7:00 ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT IN CEDAR FALLS….
(COURTESY MISSOURI STATE)

MISSOURI STATE LADY BEARS 62 SOUTHERN ILLINOIS 52

VANDERBILT 68 MIZZOU 61

THE TIGERS REMAIN WINLESS IN THE S.E.C. AFTER A ROAD SETBACK IN NASHVILLE……NOAH CARTER FURNISHED 20 POINTS AND TAMAR BATES 17 FOR MIZZOU, NOW 8-14 ON THE SEASON AND 0-9 IN THE LEAGUE……MIZZOU COACH DENNIS GATES SAW HIS TEAM MANUFACTURE A 20-9 LEAD BEFORE GOING INTO THE LOCKER ROOM BEHIND AT HALFTIME…

 

THE TIGERS HOST TEXAS A&M WEDNESDAY NIGHT IN COLUMBIA WITH TIPOFF AT 8:00….
(COURTESY MISSOURINET)

TENNESSEE 80 MIZZOU LADY TIGERS 69

SWIMMING-

WEST PLAINS CAPTURED THE WOMEN’S VARSITY SWIM AND DIVE CHAMPIONSHIPS SATURDAY…LEBANON’S MISSY MIZELL WON THE 100 YARD BACKSTROKE, AND THE YELLOWJACKETS LUCY HOUGH PLACED FIRST IN THE ONE HUNDRED YARD BREASTSTROKE..

NFL-

THE KANSAS CITY CHIEFS LANDED IN VEGAS YESTERDAY FOR THE SUPER BOWL. RUNNING BACK JERICK MCKINNON HAS BEEN DESIGNATED TO RETURN FROM INJURED RESERVE. HE RUSHED FOR 60 YARDS AND ONE TOUCHDOWN IN 12 GAMES THIS SEASON. CHIEFS TIGHT END TRAVIS KELCE ON THE MESSAGE FOR THE YOUNGEST MEMBERS OF THE SQUAD…

 

DEFENSIVE END CHARLES OMENIHU HAS BEEN RULED OUT FOR THE GAME. LEFT GUARD JOE THUNEY AND WIDE RECEIVER SKYY MOORE ARE LISTED AS QUESTIONABLE. THUNEY HAS A PECTORAL INJURY AND THE NFL NETWORK REPORTED HE MAY NEED SURGERY…….. THE CHIEFS ARE HEADING TO THEIR FOURTH SUPER BOWL IN THE LAST FIVE SEASONS. THEY DEFEATED THE 49ERS 31-20 IN SUPER BOWL 54……
(COURTESY MISSOURINET)