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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
February 21-27, 2013
Article announces that the Kansas City Explorers professional tennis team will relocate to Irving, Texas. Details regarding the Explorers' history in Kansas City are provided. City officials are interviewed...
Nitty Gritty Dirt Man
Photo and biographical article about George Toma, 66-year-old "[m]aster groundskeeper" of Kansas City for 38 years back to the days of Municipal Stadium. "[P]laying field consultant for the Kansas City...
Obituary for Garrett L. Smalley, Jr.
December 11, 2005
Garrett Smalley died December 7, 2005. A graduate of Southwest High School in 1940, Smalley was a publisher, columnist and editorial writer for the former Kansas City News-Press and The Daily Record. He...
Obituary for Henry Ashley
March 10, 1952
Obituary for Henry Ashley, a sports coach dying at the age of 77 on March 9, 1952.
Old Ball Park Leaves Its Memories
Article debating the future and recalling the past of the now-deserted stadium, former home to such sports teams as the Kansas City A's, Royals, and Chiefs at 22nd & Brooklyn Avenues.
Old Pros Never Die
Overhand pitch softball halfway house for ex-pros.
Oldest Rivalry West of the Mississippi
Article about "the oldest collegiate football rivalry west of the Mississippi," between the Universities of Missouri and Kansas, celebrating the rivalry's centennial, starting in 1891 with Missouri leading...
June 7-9, 20, 1984
Six articles about the passing of the Olympic Torch through Kansas City for the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles.
On the Cusp of Greatness
Profiles of local Olympic gymnasts Courtney McCool and Terin Humphrey, as well as their coach, Al Fong. Fong founded the Great American Gymnastic Express in Blue Springs, Missouri.
Our Big 12, The Most Significant Games Ever Played in Kansas City
November 24, 2007
"The Border War," a special section of the newspaper, features information about the football game to be played Saturday, November 24, 2007, between the University of Kansas and the University of Missouri...
Our Top 50 Sports Heroes
From the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in Springfield, 50 players, coaches, announcers, and owners, all from Missouri, are highlighted. Includes a short paragraph for each of the 50.
Perfect Script: Perfect Drift's Success Inspires Derby Dreams For KC Family
April 7, 2002
Perfect Drift, a race horse owned by William Reed and raised on a horse farm in South Kansas City, is going to run in the Kentucky Derby this year. Article includes information on this horse as his career...
Phog Allen--of KU Basketball Fame--Had Strong Ties to Area
December 28, 1988
Biographical article about Forrest C. (Phog) Allen, or Phog Allen, founder of the basketball program at the University of Kansas in Lawrence and former resident of the Kansas City area. Allen was a native...
Playing the Showoff For College Playoffs
March 9, 2008
Opening ceremonies were held the first week of March, 2008, for the Kansas City Power & Light District. The Big 12 basketball championships will be played downtown from March 13-16, 2008, with the men's...
View of five players participating in a polo game. A large house is in the background.
View of six players participating in a polo game.
View of eight players participating in a polo game. Unidentifiable words are written on the border of the playing field.
Polo Has Storied Past in County
File containing an article about the sport of polo in the Northeast Johnson County section of the paper.
President Bush Awards 'Buck' Medal of Freedom
December 8-14, 2006
Article reports the awarding of the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Kansas City baseball legend John "Buck" O'Neil. The award has gone to other sports heroes such as Jackie Robinson, Hank Aaron, Ted Williams,...
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