Jacob Lenard

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Jacob Lenard | Sports Director

Originally from Yates Center, Kansas, Jacob joined KOAM in May 2013, first as a news assistant, reporter, Sports Anchor/Reporter and now Sports Director. He graduated from Pittsburg State in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Communication, Broadcasting emphasis. Jacob took over as the Sports Director in June 2015. He is married, and has one child.


DeJesus ties strikeout record; Outlaws advance to divisional championship

Joplin tops Jeff City 5-3 in the MINK League South wildcard game.

Pittsburg wins Little League state tournament opener

Pittsburg tops Baxter Springs 5-1 in the first round of the KS Little League state tournament.

Missouri Southern softball hosts "Little Lions" camp

The Lions hit the field Tuesday with nearly 30 local youth softball players.

MSSU's Parish preps for shot at pro baseball with Texas Rangers

Zach Parish was the consensus Division I Pitcher of the Year in 2021.

Wiemers homers twice, Outlaws knock off 1st-place A's

Brett Wiemers goes 4-4 with 2 home runs Friday night.

Unique fundraiser puts Pittsburg wrestling team to work picking corn

The team gets 100% of the proceeds thanks to a local family.

English on unique basketball journey, return to Butler County

Marque English has played at three different places the last three years.

Webb City 12U softball preps for state tournament

Webb City gets a shot at state after COVID-19 ended their season after districts in 2020.

Haslip homers; Webb City claims Little League district championship

Talan Haslip hits a lead-off homer for Webb City in their 10-0 win over Joplin.

Outlaws start fast in win over Jeff City

Joplin scores four in the first three innings in their 6-4 win over the Renegades.

Webb City advances to Little League district championship

Webb City beats Joplin-American 10-1 Saturday.

Webb City tops Springfield in Little League district tournament opener

Mason Young goes 2-2 with a triple and a solo home run for Webb City.

Pittsburg High hosts free wrestling clinic

The clinic is free to USD 250 students interested in wrestling.

Pittsburg Post #64 shuts out Harrisonville

Kameron Williamson drives in two while striking out four in three innings on the mound.

Mahomes teams up with USA football to host coaches clinic in Webb City

Patrick Mahomes is hosting three USA Football clinics this summer in Missouri and the greater Kansas City area.

Crouch prepares to make professional boxing debut

Theran Crouch is making the switch from MMA to boxing - after two years away.

DeJesus, Feuerstake lead Outlaws over Sedalia

Caleb Feuerstake goes 2-4 with 3 RBI Thursday.

Webb City's Berry continues to rack up awards

Haidyn Berry is the USA Today Southwest Missouri Player of the Year.

Pittsburg's Browne passing passion for Jiu-Jitsu to next generation

Andrew Browne teaches at Arise Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Pittsburg.

Area coaches launch training website for multi-sport athletes

Dave Wiemers and a group of area coaches have launched 3sport.net.

Wiemers joins Carthage football coaching staff

Dave Wiemers served as an assistant at Pitt State for 12 seasons.

Bradbury (Ft. Scott), Koester (Chanute) earn 1st team All-State

Luke Bradbury led Fort Scott with 28 hits in 21 games this season.

Pittsburg Post #64 hosts inaugural Matt Newbery Memorial Tournament

Newbery passed away in November 2020.

Catching up with former Pitt State head softball coach Elizabeth Economon

Economon was recently elevated to Associate Head Coach at Wichita State.

Amershek's big day leads Pittsburg Post #64 to sweep over Moran

Trevor Amershek drives in 7 runs in Tuesday's double-header.

NEO names Burnett head softball coach

Bailey Burnett comes to NEO from Neosho CC in Chanute, Kansas.

Beiter throws complete game shutout; Griffons roll by Outlaws

Chase Beiter (MSSU) throws a complete game shutout for the Nevada Griffons against Joplin Monday.

Crossland named "Sports in Kansas" 2A Player of the Year

Kaitlin Crossland adds another postseason award for her senior-year performance.

Tri-State 66ers bring minor league basketball to Pittsburg

The 66ers are in their first season playing in the Mid-South division of the PBA.

Pitt State hires Fuller to lead softball program

Jenny Fuller comes to PSU from Northern State, where she went 85-80 in four seasons.

Jenkins, Lott lead Outlaws to blowout win over Sedalia

Jeb Jenkins drives in three, while Cade Lott goes 4-4.

Pitt State team camp puts players on the other side of the game

More than 130 teams are scheduled to be at camp in the next 9 days.

DeLaTorre reflects on baseball career at South Alabama

Kaleb DeLaTorre (Fort Scott HS) finishes his baseball journey in Mobile, Alabama.

Pittsburg Post #64 sweeps double-header from Montgomery County

The Patriots top the Cardinals 12-1 in game one Tuesday night.

Dotson turns to racing after baseball

Jarret Dotson was an All-State pitcher for Baxter Springs and a 4-year player for Pitt State.

St. Joe hands Outlaws first loss of summer

Joplin is now 3-1 to start the MINK League season.

Jewett passes torch to Rutledge for Pitt State track and field

Kyle Rutledge succeeds Russ Jewett as Pitt State's track and field head coach.

Pitt State tabs Rutledge to lead track and field, cross country programs

Kyle Rutledge has been Associate Head Coach at PSU for four seasons.

FULL INTERVIEW: Webb City head track coach Dustin Miller

Miller talks with us about leading the Cardinals to their first ever state championship.

Outlaws top Des Moines in season opener

The Joplin Outlaws win their season opener Friday night, beating Des Moines 3-2.