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Cam F. Awesome took up boxing as a young teenager for the dual purpose of building his confidence and losing weight.Then, he became so successful as a boxer that the confidence turned into arrogance and cost him a spot in the 2012 Summer Olympics – and nearly his livelihood.Now, with a new official moniker, the boxer formerly known as Lenroy Thompson appears to have struck an ideal balance.Awesome, a 12-time national champion, captain of the U.S. Boxing Team and a...

Updated Feb 27, 2015 at 11:40 PM

After making his second free throw of the possession midway through the fourth quarter, Blue Springs South senior Kevin Puryear walked off the court and gave coach Jimmy Cain a tight hug.It was the kind of hug a father would give his son...

Updated Feb 27, 2015 at 11:40 PM

The Missouri Mavericks hoped to go duck hunting Friday night at the Independence Events Center.Instead, they laid a giant goose egg as Quad City Mallards goalie Parker Milner stopped all 29 shots he faced in a 3-0 victory before an...

Updated Feb 27, 2015 at 11:39 PM

With one last chance to build some momentum before district tournament play on Monday, and grab an elusive home victory in the process, Fort Osage’s boys basketball team came up with enough clutch plays down the stretch Friday against Oak...

Updated Feb 27, 2015 at 11:37 PM

Northern Missouri or eastern Kansas weather is fickle. Constant wind direction changes mean disaster for the best decoy sets. Layout blind sets for shooting geese landing into the wind must be positioned correctly or birds land out of shotgun...

Updated Feb 27, 2015 at 11:37 PM

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Updated Feb 27, 2015 at 11:34 PM

HAMPTON, Ga. – When Travis Kvapil got the call Friday, he figured someone on his race team was playing a joke.“They said there was trouble with the car,” Kvapil said. “I thought we could figure it out when we...

Updated Feb 27, 2015 at 11:34 PM

BOONE, N.C. – Appalachian State has hired Douglas Gillin as its athletic director.Chancellor Sheri N. Everts announced the hiring Friday and says Gillin will begin April 6.Gillin comes to Appalachian State from Missouri,...

Updated Feb 26, 2015 at 11:53 PM

When Reid Titus let a 3-point attempt fly early in the third period, a crowd of Truman High School students began to chant, “One thousand! One thousand! One thousand!”They knew the junior guard needed 19 points to reach the...

Updated Feb 26, 2015 at 11:52 PM

Lexi Hart, the multi-talented Truman girls basketball standout, learned something about herself Thursday night as visiting Park Hill took on the Patriots in a boy-girl basketball doubleheader that also served as Senior Night for the host...

Updated Feb 26, 2015 at 11:52 PM

The Missouri Mavericks enter a make-or-break weekend with the Quad City Mallards feeling confident and refreshed.“It's amazing what a win will do for a for a team,” said forward Lindsay Sparks, whose two goals Tuesday night...

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