Purple Dragons end season with a 6-3 record.
Some teams fall, others keep rising
Purple Dragons lose first game of the season
Pittsburg defeats Coffeyville 42-14
Upsets and fantastic finishes lead to many changes
High School Game Night
Week 6 Rankings
Jasper defeats Sarcoxie 22-14 in overtime in our Game of the Week
Week five of high school football action in Missouri plus week four in Kansas and Oklahoma.
High school football highlights from week 4 in Missouri and week 3 in Kansas and Oklahoma.
Joplin crushes Rolla in our Game of the Week
Lamar defeats Cassville 48-0 in our Game Of The Week
There is a new team at No. 1
Game of the Week: Riverton at Frontenac
We're live at Gorilla Village on the Pittsburg State University campus for the 2013 Summer Road Show. Katrina Burke with Mercy Hospital joins us today. She specializes in family medicine with obstetrics.
This is the 8th year for Paint the Town Red, where business decorate their storefront using red and gold.
For any college to succeed, it's important to have support from the community. Pittsburg State University President Doctor Steve Scott joins us today to talk about how having that support helps the school succeed.
Ben Barnes tells why the two casinos are one of the Road Show sponsors.
Director of University Development Kathleen Flannery explains how PSU is so successful at fundraising, and how it provided an astonishing amount of scholarships to Pitt students.
Dr. Katrina Burke announces the new clinic in Arma, Kansas.
Randy Roberts tells some of the history of the school mascot, Gus the gorilla.
Anna Gudde of the Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce explains why the "Paint the Town Red" event is so special.
Dr. Scott talks about the University's "broader borders" policy, which extends in-state tuition fees to parts of neighboring states.
The Colonial Fox Theatre was once an entertainment beacon in Pittsburg’s downtown landscape ...
The Gorillas' leading scorer was dismissed from the team this offseason.
Police say Lucas Hollingsworth fit the description of a man who robbed a store in Pittsburg.
A Southeast Kansas man is arrested on assault charges after allegedly trying to run down two people.
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.
Plus MSSU baseball sweeps Washburn.
The Kansas Department of Transportation has posted signs for vehicle load weight restrictions at the Middle Cow Creek Bridge.
Pittsburg State University students are paying a special tribute to donors.
Pitt high boys win at Neosho, the McAuley boys win at home against College Heights, while the Cougars beat the Warriors in the girls game.
Plus, new NEO A&M coach Sherard Poteete addresses the character of his football teams and we begin the Action 12 Top 12 stories of the year countdown with Carthage Soccer.
Carl Junction boys overpower Colgan, Independence boys outlast Pittsburg, C.J. girls top Colgan in overtime. Plus, Cassville hires new football coach.
Riverton at Southeast, Colgan at Galena, Blue Valley West at Pittsburg, Parsons at Frontenac
Blue Valley West at Pittsburg, Colgan at Galena, Riverton at Southeast, Parsons at Frontenac
Pittsburg vs. Coffeyville, Labette Co. vs. Fort Scott, Columbus vs. Colgan, Baxter Springs vs. Frontenac, Parsons vs. Riverton, Hulbert vs. Commerce, Wagoner vs. Miami
Pittsburg at Coffeyville, Labette County at Fort Scott, Girard at Galena, Columbus at Colgan, Baxter Springs at Frontenac, and Parsons at Riverton
Colgan at Girard, Galena at Columbus, Erie at Frontenac, Riverton at Baxter Springs, Southeast at Oswego, Parsons at Pittsburg
Colgan at Girard, Galena at Columbus, Erie at Frontenac, Riverton at Baxter Springs, and Parsons at Pittsburg
you go to a Pitt State football game - you'll quickly notice - number
11 in red is ALWAYS around the football. The skill set that puts him in
that position - it's unique.
In front of a sellout crowd at Carnie Smith Stadium, Pitt State beat Lincoln 59-17 in a game that was 56-3 at one point in the second quarter. Across the border at Fred G. Hughes Stadium, Missouri Southern was haunted by penalties in their first loss of the year, a 16-13 blow at the hands of Southwest Baptist.
Plus, NEO remains unbeaten and Fort Scott bounces back with a win at home.
Fort Scott defeats Pittsburg 41-20 in our Game of the Week
Fort Scott at Pittsburg, Galena at Frontenac, Columbus at Girard, and Southeast at Baxter Springs.
Week 2 Rankings
Pitt State and MSSU wrapped up the Pitt State Classic with opposite results.
Labette County at Pittsburg, Parsons at Fort Scott, Frontenac at Riverton, and Baxter Springs at Galena.
Labette County at Pittsburg, Parsons at Fort Scott, Baxter Springs at Galena, Frontenac at Riverton, Mt. Vernon at Commerce, Grove at Miami
Pittsburg Purple Dragon - 2012 Football Team Preview
Plus Thursday night high school football action in Missouri and Kansas.
The Purple Dragons rank 5th in the Operation Pigskin Preseason Top 10.
The Dragons come in at number five in our poll, hoping to make the playoffs a year after their 6-3 record left them just short.
Pitt State, the defending D-II National Champions, begin their quest to repeat. Plus MSSU starts the Daryl Daye era. Plus CNC & SEK high school media day.
MSSU completes the four game sweep of SBU. Pitt State drops their doubleheader to Central Missouri.
The Dylan Meier Get Busy Livin' Foundation hosted their 2nd Annual 5K race.
Pitt State football wrapped up spring football with their annual Spring Game in Carnie Smith Stadium.
Missouri Southern baseball won the final two games of their four game set against Emporia State, while both Pitt State baseball and softball squads faltered. Plus, multiple Gorillas and Lions perform well in Track & Field at the Gorilla Classic.
MSSU and Pitt State softball swept on Senior Day. MSSU baseball splits with Washburn in Topeka.
In a season of streaks, the Lion baseball team managed to end a bad one in Topeka, but still lost the series 3-1. Meanwhile, the Gorilla baseball team lost two at Hays, making it 10 out of 11 they've dropped. On the softball side, both the Lions and Gorillas lost twice at home.
Kyle Webster and Kellen Cox share their thoughts on being the primary quarterbacks in the new offense for Missouri Southern. Plus, results from the Pitt State Invitational and both MSSU and PSU baseball and softball scores.
Pitt State hosts the Wendy's/PSU Invitational. USSSA baseball debuts in Joplin.
Pitt State softball brings their win streak to six as they sweep Northwest Missouri State in Saturday's doubleheader.
Behind three home runs and eight total RBI from senior Amanda DeCastro, the Gorillas swept Northwest Missouri State, winning 7-2 and 15-7.
Pitt State comes up short in their Elite 8 game against Shaw University 61-58.
Pitt State prepares for their Elite 8 matchup with Shaw University.
The Pitt State women are officially on their way to San Antonio, where they'll take on Shaw University in the Elite 8 on Tuesday. Before they left, we sat down with the South Central Regional MVP, freshman Lizzy Jeronimus.
The Pittsburg State women are heading back to San Antonio for an Elite 8 match-up with Shaw University and the NEO women are heading to Salina for the JuCo National Tournament. Also, Joplin baseball opens the season and the Shrine Bowl returns to Pittsburg.
After two narrow losses to the Mules in the regular season, the Gorillas felt like they knew what it would take to pull off an upset victory. And they did, in dominating fashion behind 25 points from Javon McGee.
The program's best ever season isn't over yet, but the 2nd seeded Pittsburg State women were knocked off in the first round of the MIAA Tournament Thursday by 7th seeded Lincoln, 83-77. The Gorillas' Lizzy Jeronimus scored 30 points but was overshadowed by a tournament record 39 points from the Blue Tigers' Arriana Walker.
MSSU men come up short on the road. Both Pitt State men's and women's basketball teams win at home.
In a game with big implications for regional tournament seeding and general confidence for the Gorillas, they came up big when it mattered most. Drew Roberts' pull up 10 footer with less than four seconds to play clinched a one point victory against Northeastern State.
Plus, Pitt State Men, Mizzou-Kansas and other Big 12 scores.
Weekend recap of Missouri Southern and Pitt State basketball; plus a look ahead at what it takes to win a conference title.
Highlights from MSSU vs. Ft. Hays State and Pitt State vs. Washburn; plus Big 12 Saturday hoops.
The Pitt State women's basketball team closes in on a possible conference title. Meanwhile, freshman standout Lizzy Jeronimus and MSSU center Keane Thomann earn MIAA Player of the Week.
MSSU men's basketball win their fourth straight as they take down Emporia State on the road. Meanwhile the Pitt State women make it seven straight with some late game heroics over Lincoln.
Pittsburg State men come up short against Northwest.
Desmond Buerge scores 35 as Carthage defeats Mt. Vernon and Pittsburg takes on Labette County.
Pitt State's women's basketball team defeats Central Missouri 72-67.
The Pittsburg State football team paraded through downtown Pittsburg to celebrate their National Championship team.
Pitt State men and women win on the road. MSSU men escape Kirksville with a win over Truman State. MSSU women lose 72-53.
Plus Carl Junction volleyball prepares for sectional playoff matchup. Plus MSSU basketball anxious for Sunday's exhibition game vs Mizzou.
It was anything but a normal football season for Joplin. They end it falling to Rockhurst, while Pittsburg ends a season that featured some great highs with a low, falling to St. Thomas Aquinas.
Plus, Carl Junction takes on Mt. Vernon in the Class 3 District 11 Volleyball championship game.
Top three remain unchanged in this week's poll.
Several teams in new places as we head to the beginning of districts
This week's Big Five Plays.
A look at the top high school action in this week's Big Five Plays.
Highlights from games in Kansas and Oklahoma
Pittsburg, Parsons, & Frontenac win.
Plus Pittsburg High School RB Marcus Striplin earns Hometown MVP honors.
Plenty of movement in this week's poll.
Highlights from games in Oklahoma and Kansas.
Fort Scott, Pittsburg, Girard, & Galena win.
Plus, Joplin faces Carthage in softball and Webb City hosts Carl Junction in soccer.
Pitt State and Northwestern Missouri State prepare for their annual showdown in the Fall Classic. MIAA names their Players of the Week. The Big Five Plays features some of the best high school football plays from the previous week.
Our "Game of the Week" between Pittsburg and Chanute.
Pittsburg, Fort Scott, Riverton, & Frontenac win.
Highlights from games in Kansas and Oklahoma.
Galena defeats Baxter Springs. Pittsburg over Columbus. Chanute and Colgan also win.
Our second gridiron great scored both offensive and defensive touchdowns Friday night, Pitt State seeing both individual and team recognition for their season opening win, and more.
High School Game Night segment 2, Kansas and Oklahoma highlights.
Pittsburg, Parsons, McDonald County, & Riverton all win.
Bubba Starling & Gardner-Edgerton face Pittsburg in regional plus Missouri District action with Webb City & Willard advancing.
Plus, Pittsburg High shuts down top prospect Starling.
Dragon football coach cites health reasons. Plus Riverton softball standout earns Hometown MVP honors.
Coming Up... Round One of the Joplin City Championship...
The Dylan Meier Get Busy Livin' Foundation held their first annual 5K run in Pittsburg, and you won't believe the number of people who came to support the cause.
Plus, Joplin's Cody Sadler signs with Crowder College and a preview of the Dylan Meier - Get Busy Living 5K run tomorrow.
Plus CJ girls defeat Aurora and Pittsburg takes out Independence.
Chanute knocks off Parsons plus Pittsburg, Baxter Springs, & Diamond pick up home wins.
Coach Buckmaster is on the move...
What would you do if you have a talent, but didn't like it.
It doesn't happen that often, but one man is sprucing up a busy downtown with a Christmas theme.
In our Brad's Beat report we're spotlighting this reluctant artist
It was a reversal of roles as college students take lessons in productivity from high school students.
Pittsburg falls short against district foe Blue Valley.
Riverton over Caney Valley 12-6 in OT; Galena over Cherryvale 25-21; Gardner-Edgerton over Pittsburg 49-14; Columbus over Baxter Springs 61-20; Parsons over Girard 20-6
Plus Pittsburg Senior QB Jordan Elliott earns Hometown MVP honors.
Galena over Parsons 20-7; Pittsburg over Fort Scott 26-20; Labette Co. over Iola 27-21; Independence over Columbus 41-20; Riverton over Frontenac 41-6; Vinita over Miami 20-14
Colgan, Pittsburg, Independence, Riverton, & Galena win.
Plus, find out how to sign you child up for the Joplin Youth Basketball League.
Pittsburg over Labette Co. 41-14, Fort Scott over Columbus 15-14, Commerce over Colcord 35-14, Grove over Tulsa Central 27-6, Riverton over Girard 16-12
College graduates looking for opportunity are putting off entering the job market.
Sales tax revenue is down from last year, but things could turn around before the end of the year.
You can hit the streets and dance to polka this weekend in Pittsburg.?
Pittsburg Police arrest two people after the Crawford County Drug Task Force executes a search warrant finding a meth lab.
It's not your typical college orientation.
A new study shows the fourstates hold their own when it comes to business.
The state of Kansas is officially smoke free.
The Seneca school board meets behind closed doors to discuss hazing allegations involving the high school football team.
Money for the cash for appliances program has dried up in Kansas.
The Kansas Supreme Court hands down a ruling, stopping a group of schools from suing the state.
Pittsburg State University students are the first to test a new machine. It was created in Europe and is new to the U.S.
Military experts meet at Pittsburg State University to discuss hot topics like terrorism, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.
We've all heard the saying "click it or ticket," but Kansas high schoolers are using the motto S.A.F.E.
As the space shuttle fleet nears retirement, what will be the next mode of space transportation?
Businesses in Crawford County may have to change the way they do business come the new year.
A life-changing event takes place for a Pittsburg family.
It's meant to protect your child's life, but if used improperly, a car seat could put your child's life in danger.
Week seven of Friday night football brings the Action 12 Sports Department to their "game of the week" in Baxter Springs as the Lions take on the Red Devils. Check out KODE's High School Game Night, which aired live from Baxter Springs. Part 2 includes highlights from Galena, Southeast, Girard, Riverton, Colgan, Frontenac, Oswego, Northeast and Pittsburg.
PSU looks for two straight MIAA wins plus Baxter Springs off to fast start
Week six of Friday night football brings the Action 12 Sports Department to their "game of the week" in Jasper as the Eagles take on the Wildcats. Check out KODE's High School Game Night, which aired live from Jasper. Part 3 includes highlights from Galena, Frontenac, Fort Scott, Columbus, Labette, Pittsburg, Commerce, Afton and Quapaw.
Gorillas travel to MSSU Saturday, plus OU will be without Sam Bradford and Jasper is off to great start.
Week four of Friday night football brings the Action 12 Sports Department to their "game of the week" in Joplin as the Eagles take on the Camdenton Lakers. Check out KODE's High School Game Night, which aired live from Junge Stadium. Part 3 includes highlights from Girard, Galena, Riverton, Ft. Scott, Pittsburg, Miami, Grove, Commerce and Quapaw.
PSU Head Basketball Coach Gene Iba to retire after season plus preview of MSSU and Riverton football
One school district is giving students fewer tests and more technology.
Week three of Friday night football brings the Action 12 Sports Department to their "game of the week" in Pittsburg as the Dragons take on the Titans.
Week two of Friday night football brings the Action 12 Sports Department to their "game of the week" in Carthage as the blue and white take on Nixa. Check out KODEs High School Game Night from the Carthage Tigers football stadium.
A local university is reporting it's first cast of the H1N1 virus.
Adults looking to improve their education or skills in this tough economy can now enroll in classes.
Pittsburg with new starting quarterback entering 2009 season.
Purple Dragons face tough district schedule and one of their challengers expects a good season.