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.


Chanute rolls to 4th straight SEK wrestling title

The Blue Comets beat Independence 72-9 Saturday afternoon in the SEK championship.

Pittsburg takes 3rd at SEK wrestling duals

The Dragons go 3-1 Saturday at the SEK league duals in Chanute.

#9 East Newton dominates Nevada for 7th straight win

The Patriots beat the Tigers 74-62 Friday night.

Frontenac hands Girard first CNC loss

Mario Menghini scores a team-high 13 points for the Raiders.

Chanute aims for 4th straight SEK wrestling title

The defending state champions host the SEK league duals on Saturday.

Pittsburg knocks off #5 Frontenac in "Crosstown Throwdown II"

The Dragons defeat the Raiders 48-24 in the 2nd annual rivalry matchup.

Seneca rolls in dual against Joplin

The Indians beat the Eagles 66-16 Thursday.

FSCC receives building donation for new athletics facility

One building will consist of indoor turf and indoor netting for baseball and softball.

East Newton's Killion passing up college basketball offers to study engineering

Connor Killion had offers to play basketball in college, including an offer from Division I Navy.

Parsons senior Barcus caps special season with invite to Kansas Shrine Bowl

Tanner Barcus will represent Parsons in the 2021 Kansas Shrine Bowl this summer.

Buerge, Hylton lead #6 Carl Junction over Carthage

Destiny Buerge (33) and Jessa Hylton (22) combine for 55 points Tuesday night for CJ.

#4 Webb City outlasts Joplin in COC opener

The Cardinals beat the Eagles 80-74 Tuesday night.

Carl Junction boys knock off Carthage

Sincere Williams scores a game-high 17 points for the Bulldogs.

Gorilla women top rival Missouri Southern for 5th straight win

Kaylee DaMitz scores a season-high 25 points in the win for PSU.

Vogts catches fire to lead Pitt State over Missouri Southern

Martin Vogts scored 20 of his 26 points in the second half Saturday.

Webb City tops Joplin for Kaminsky Classic title

The Cardinals beat the Eagles 66-55 Saturday night.

Fort Scott honors DeLaTorre, picks up first SEK win over Pittsburg

The Tigers honored former head coach Jeff DeLaTorre Friday night before their game against Pittsburg.

Riverton gets road win at Colgan

The Rams beat the Panthers 53-40 Friday night.

Torrance leads Colgan over Riverton; Panthers off to 5-0 start

Lauren Torrance scores a game-high 24 points in Colgan's win over Riverton Friday.

Webb City tops Nevada in top-10 showdown

The Cardinals beat the Tigers 65-55 Thursday night.

Joplin advances to Kaminsky Classic championship

The Eagles beat William Chrisman Thursday night 78-65.

Webb City rolls by Clever at Kaminsky Classic in Joplin

Mekhi Garrard scores a team-high 22 points for Webb City.

Lions, Gorillas put winning streaks on the line in rivalry showdown

Pitt State and Missouri Southern will meet on Saturday in Pittsburg.

Joplin tops Carl Junction in Kaminsky Classic opener

Dante Washington leads the way with 16 points Wednesday.

#10 East Newton pulls away from Neosho

The Patriots beat the Wildcats 49-31 Tuesday night.

Carthage girls knock off #5 Strafford

The Tigers beat the Indians 63-53 Tuesday night.

Bruggeman stepping down as MSSU Athletic Director

Jared Bruggeman is stepping down as Missouri Southern AD in March.

Pitt State hires former MSSU assistant McKinney as wide receivers coach

McKinney played for PSU head coach Brian Wright at Florida Atlantic.

Chargers fire Lynn after four seasons

Lynn was 34-32 the last four years with the Chargers.

NCAA to hold entire March Madness tournament in Indiana

Games will be played on two courts inside Lucas Oil Stadium as well as at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indiana Farmers Coliseum, Mackey Arena at Purdue and Assembly Hall in Bloomington.

Four local players selected to play in 2021 Kansas Shrine Bowl

Four southeast Kansas players will represent the East squad in the Kansas Shrine Bowl this summer.

Columbus RB Martin named Area Offensive Player of the Year

"Sports in Kansas" names Gabe Martin the southeast Kansas area Offensive Player of the Year.

Frontenac's Dean named area Defensive Player of the Year

"Sports in Kansas" names Landon Dean the southeast Kansas area Defensive Player of the Year.

Missouri Southern's Stokes leading MIAA in rebounding, blocks

Madi Stokes is one of just two players in the MIAA averaging more than 10 rebounds per game.

Chiefs to rest Mahomes, other starters Sunday vs. Chargers

Chad Henne will start at QB on Sunday for Kansas City.

East Newton's Fields becomes program's winningest head coach

Kyle Fields won his 85th game as the Patriots' head coach Monday night.

Top local sports plays of 2020

From dunks, to diving catches and walk-offs; here are the top plays we captured in 2020.

Grant tops 1,000 career points; Pittsburg hands Riverton first loss

Javon Grant scores 41 points Tuesday night to top 1,000 career points.

Pittsburg's Barber embracing wrestling after unexpected high school debut

Caiden Barber made his high school wrestling debut on three days notice last week.

Vaden scores 28, leading Webb City over Crane

Cohl Vaden scores a team-high 28 points for Webb City Tuesday night.