Ranked number one in the state and 20-0 after a semifinal win against Pittsburg, the Raiders saw their bid for another state championship end at the hands of Coffeyville, 4-3.
Also, the Frontenac softball team won their 4A championship, the McAuley Catholic baseball team won a Class 1, District 6 title and Nevada falls at the hands of Warrensburg in the Class 4, District 12 title.
Missouri Southern baseball will compete in the Mankatao, Minnesota regional starting Thursday and for Lion coach Bryce Darnell, it's a return to his home state.
Tigers lose for only the 2nd time this season plus Pittsburg defeats Baxter Springs in Class 4A Regional.
Lions get walk-off 3 run HR by Sam Ryan to beat Missouri Western for their first conference tourney title since 1992.
Tied with top seed Missouri Western 3-3 in the 9th inning of the deciding game of the MIAA championship Saturday, MSSU senior catcher Sam Ryan sent one over the right field wall, delivering the Lions their first tournament title in 21 years. The pitch came on a full count, with two outs, and two on, a moment Ryan declared "is what every kid dreams about."
Lions beat Missouri Western, but Griffons respond in elimination game to knock off Pittsburg State.
Gorillas eliminated by Missouri Western
Lions get complete game from Brett Abell and grand slam from Tee Helsel. Gorillas stay alive with win over Central Oklahoma.
Pitt staves off elimination against UCO
Missouri Southern will face rival Pitt State Thursday in Kansas City as the MIAA baseball tournament is down to the Final 4.
The Joplin Lady Eagles got a late goal from Anna Banwart to beat McAuley 1-0. Plus college signings from Carthage and Nevada High Schools.
The Carl Junction Lady Bulldogs scored three second half goals to rally past McAuley.
The Tigers improve to 19-1 after defeating Webb City 7-4.
The Lions won two games at home Sunday against Northeastern State, and the Gorillas won one on the road to upset Central Missouri in the first round of the MIAA tournament. The teams will now play each other in Kansas City Thursday afternoon, in the first game of a double elimination style second round.
Also, both Pitt State and Missouri Southern found success in the MIAA Track & Field Championships, and Natalie Bird finishes her first round in the NCAA Central Super Regional.
Plus Frontenac baseball is off to an undefeated start and McAuley HS golfer Connor Schlegel signs letter of intent.
Plus Joplin senior wrestler Don Hollinshead signs letter of intent with Central Missouri program.
Tigers defeat Hillcrest 10-1 plus pitcher Cade Harris signs letter of intent with Iowa college.
Two time Big 8 Conference Player of the Year Travis Vogt will play college basketball at Columbia College.
Webb City beats Joplin after trailing 5-1 in the 4th inning. Plus a College Heights volleyball standout signed a college letter of intent Monday.
Missouri Southern and Pittsburg State finished the regular season with splits at home, catapulting both squads to the MIAA conference tournament. The Lions will host a home series beginning Thursday, while the Gorillas will go to Warrensburg to play Central Missouri.
In softball, Pitt won two while MoSo took a split. Those teams will play one final doubleheader to wrap the regular season, with the Gorillas battling for a playoff spot.
Saturday marked the 3rd annual Get Busy Livin' 5k run in Pittsburg, honoring the life of former Pitt high and Kansas State quarterback Dylan Meier. The 800+ in attendance paid a fitting tribute to a life of passion.
The dream became a reality for Missouri Southern DT Brandon Williams Friday night as the Baltimore Ravens drafted him in the 3rd round.
The Bulldogs score four runs in the 6th inning to pull away for the road victory.
Plus Carthage baseball remains undefeated after shutting out Ozark 5-0.
GM John Dorsey and the Chiefs face another big franchise moment Thursday with the top overall pick in the NFL Draft.
KSN's Chris Hagan covered the STP 400 in Kansas City Sunday and spent some time with Joplin native Jamie McMurray.
Nevada's Silas Smith will play college basketball at SW Baptist. Plus Frontenac baseball remains undefeated after sweeping DH vs Galena.
Before Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup race in Kansas City, Action 12 Sports caught up with Joplin native Jamie McMurray. The driver of the 1 car touches on whether Kansas Motor Speedway can qualify as a home track, how much he keeps tabs on Joplin, and how confident he is about the rest of the season.
Saturday night at Twin Hills Country Club, the Joplin golf hall of fame added two names, Kyle Long and Jan Rose. Long is a Joplin high and MSSU grad who's won many area tournaments over the years, while Rose has volunteered many hours over many years to growing junior golf in the area.
Also, in Parsons, the Kansas Babe Ruth Hall of Fame honored Steve Lardy. Lardy is the longtime radio voice of the Vikings, and volunteered for years in youth baseball as a coach, umpire and board member. Lardy is just the 15th person to be inducted.
Raiders remain undefeated as they win at Baxter Springs. Plus a Webb City baseball player signs a letter of intent with Missouri Southern.
PSU Senior Larissa Richards not only shined on the basketball court, but also as a thrower on the track and field team.
The Nevada Tigers picked up a big road win defeating Joplin 9-8.
Plus Neosho baseball loses at home to Willard.
The Gorilla baseball team won the first but lost the second against Emporia State, while the softball team did the same against Missouri Southern. In game two the Lions scored 11 runs to win in extra innings.
Plus, Neosho baseball falls to 11-4 on the year at the hands of Willard.
Eagles knock off Carl Junction 8-6 after losing tough one to Neosho on Saturday.
In a Central Football League regular season game at Fred G. Hughes Stadium, the Joplin Crusaders beat the Enid Enforcers 31-28 to avenge a loss to the Enforcers in the 2012 league championship game. The Crusaders are now 4-0 on the year.
Missouri Southern's first team offense and defense held off the reserves 6-0 in the annual Green-Gold spring game at Fred G. Hughes Stadium. Both sophomore quarterbacks Jay McDowell and Ricky Nichols showed promise running the ball, even in a game where they could not be tackled. In fact, coach Daryl Daye blew a 4th down play dead as Nichols appeared to cross the goal line in the 4th quarter.
Joplin Senior pitcher Adam St. Peter threw a no-hitter Friday as the Eagles won their 6th straight. Plus Colgan shut out Webb City.
Pittsburg State has to replace their top three rushers from last season.
For the first time in program history, Crowder College baseball is ranked number one in the JUCO national poll.
Jayhawks will now have to replace all five starters from sweet 16 team.
Baseball and softball games vs Riverton begin with a salute to our Veterans.
Successful Springfield program will launch club team in Joplin.
Missouri State recruit Drew Bridges delivers in 7th inning with 2 run double.
Webb City product putting together monster senior season for the Tigers.
Program in first year of existance
Webb City native Nicole Hudson also is winning pitcher in game two as 6th ranked Mizzou swept a DH over Missouri State.
Joplin wins and Senior Nate Brummer lands a prom date.
College Heights Christian School volleyball standout Kirsty Green to play college volleyball at Oklahoma Baptist University.
Plus Pitt State Junior Tory Stoffregen was named MIAA hitter of the week.