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$100,000 Jump Starts Field Project
The Twelfth Street Heritage Development Corporation has received a $100,000 grant from the National Football League's Grassroots Program and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation to build a multi-purpose...
'A Family Doomed To Die'
May 8, 2005
The tragic story of America's first superstar horse owners, William (Billy) and Ann Woodward, is told in this article. Their prize winning horse was named Nashua. Mrs. Woodward was the former Angie later...
A Field of Fans' Dreams
May 22, 2007
The Royals baseball team and Jackson County officials have unveiled a $250 million renovation plan for Kauffman Stadium. Construction is to begin in October of 2007 and be completed by opening day of 2010....
A Greene Sweep
Article about the "first man to win both races [the 100- and 200-meter] in the same year at the World Track and Field Championships, from Kansas City, Kansas.
A Major Player in the Olympics
July 2, 2012
Kansas City-based architecture firm Populous designed more than 100 temporary and permanent structures for the 2012 Olympic Summer Games in London, England, including the Olympic stadium. The firm is well-known...
A Much Better Deal This Time
March 23, 2006
Article discusses leases for the Truman Sports Complex and how the prior one would differ from the one in 2006 if voters approve the tax package in April.
A New Sportsman's Friend
June 14, 2007
In Steve Penn's "Commentary" column he features Wayne Hubbard of Kansas City, Kansas. Hubbard is host to a TV show called "Urban American Outdoors" shown in this area on the Metro Sports Channel. It has...
A Place to Play
September 7, 2005
The Twelfth Street Heritage Development Corporation hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Champions Sports Complex at Woodland Elementary School located at 711 Woodland Avenue. This is located near...
A Standout Stadium
August 16, 2007
The Arrowhead sports stadium renovation plans are detailed in this article and include these improvements: 500,000 more square feet, 50 percent more concession stands, 80 percent more restrooms, and Horizons...
All Hail Monarch of the Mat
January 27, 2013
Article announces that former professional wrestler, Harley Race, has been inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. Race is interviewed at his wrestling academy in Eldon, Missouri, and describes...
Another World Title...
June 22-28, 2007
Article spotlighting Kansas City boxer and title holder Isaiah "The Prophet" Henderson. Henderson discusses the Kansas City boxing scene, as well as the lack of attention and respect that Midwest boxers...
Arena Football Tossed to KC
October 4, 2005
The Arena League has given Kansas City an expansion franchise with the 2006 season. Some New Orleans contract players will be coming. The K.C. Arena Sports and Entertainment owns the franchise and plans...
Obituary for Armin Woestemeyer, an ardent supporter of the University of Kansas relays, dying at the age of 71 in 1972.
Around Kansas City: KC School Might Have Been First to Use Lights
Article containing information about the midget sports league, noting the possible first midget league and first lighted ballgame, around 1930.
Artists Get Into the Game
April 29, 2010
Review of a group exhibition at the Urban Culture Project's Paragraph Gallery titled "You're Such a Good Sport." The sports-themed show features 30 works by 18 local artists.
Beloved Coach Remembered Fondly
February 1, 2013
Obituary for Dale Williams, head coach of the girls basketball program at Fort Osage High School. Williams' long coaching career is detailed. Former associates and students describe the ways he positively...
Big Downtown 'Y' Proposed
December 17, 2011
The YMCA at 10th and Oak streets has been closed from 30 years. It was razed in 1999 to "make way for Ilus W. Davis Park." David Byrd, who became president and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Kansas City in...
Bistate II Tax Faces Strong Opposition
Discussion on concerns about the Bistate II tax raise. Opponents from the Kansas-Missouri Citizens Against Bi-State Coalition express doubts about the tax. Possible uses of the tax money include updating...
Bocce Ball, Lawn Bowling Northeast Style
January 17, 2007
In the "Castle's View" column, the game of bocce ball is discussed. This lawn bowling game was once a very popular sport with the Italians who settled in the Northeast area. It is still popular in this...
Bubble Klice Still Perking after 50 Years of Sportin' Life
January 20, 1985
Biographical article about Arrington "Bubbles" Klice, a longtime boxing coach with the Golden Gloves Association of America in Kansas City, also a member of that organization's Hall of Fame. Klice was...
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