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.


Webb City cruises by Nevada to open Frontenac tournament

The Cardinals top the Tigers 70-29 Thursday.

Yates drops 34; Carthage tops Cassville in Pittsburg tournament opener

Kianna Yates scores 34 for the Tigers Thursday.

Colgan, Galena advance to Tony Dubray Classic championship

The two teams meet Saturday for the Tony Dubray Classic championship in Liberal.

Augustin finds quick success in first year as St. Paul head coach

St. Paul is off to an 8-0 start this season.

Erie remains undefeated with win over Parsons in Lancer Classic opener

Eric Dillinger and Garrett Ruark each score 20 Tuesday night for Erie.

Southeast tops McAuley in Lancer Classic opener; Burdette scores 26

Cade Burdette hits five 3's and finishes with 26 points Tuesday night.

Frontenac boys climb to #5 in state rankings

The Raiders are 6-1 to start the season.

Freshman Gerber posts double-double; Gorillas cruise by Emporia State

Karenna Gerber posts 19 points, 10 rebounds Thursday night.

First half surge lifts Emporia State over PSU

The Hornets finished the first half on a 14-1 run.

Carthage rides hot start into second half of season

The Tigers are 11-2 in their first 13 games.

#8 Webb City wins OT thriller over Joplin in league opener

Kaden Turner posts 24 points, 10 rebounds for Webb City.

Nine years of Andy Reid in Kansas City; AFC West coaching changes since 2013

The Chiefs hired Andy Reid in January 2013.

Webb City tops Joplin in overtime in COC opener

The Cardinals top the Eagles 45-42.

Wright brothers combine for 58; Joplin advances to Kaminsky Classic championship

All Wright scores 35 pts vs. Francis Howell.

Saturday’s Pitt State, MSSU rivalry game postponed

The two teams will make up the game on February 16th in Joplin.

Wright, Gibson lead Joplin over Jeff City in Kaminsky Classic opener

Always Wright scores a game-high 23 points Thursday.

Stokes finds groove heading into rivalry game against Pitt State

MSSU's Madi Stokes is averaging 17 points and 9 rebounds the last three games.

Hot start lifts Francis Howell over Nevada in Joplin’s Kaminsky Classic

The Vikings outscore the Tigers 19-5 in the first quarter.

Arthur-Williams returns for Gorillas ahead of final MIAA stretch

Bobby Arthur-Williams played for the first time this season last week.

Webb City cruises by McDonald County; Washington scores 25

Dante Washington scores 25 Tuesday night.

Nixa tops Carthage in COC showdown

The Eagles beat the Tigers 57-40 Tuesday night.

Schalk to play in Shrine Bowl on future home field at Pitt State

Columbus standout Kody Schalk will play in the Kansas Shrine Bowl this summer.

Neosho claims Holiday Classic championship; Waters named tournament MVP

K'dyn Waters posts 38 points, 12 rebounds in championship game.

Mizzou women knock off #1 South Carolina in overtime

Lauren Hansen hits the game-winner for Mizzou in overtime.

Lafayette tops Neosho; Wildcats take 4th in Holiday Classic

Neosho finishes 4th at the Neosho Holiday Classic.

Neosho rallies to top Huntsville, advance to Holiday Classic championship

Neosho outscores Huntsville 24-0 in the 4th quarter Wednesday night.

McDonald County advances to Neosho Holiday Classic championship

The Mustangs top Lamar 65-53 Wednesday night.

Pitt State rolls by Tabor; Gerber posts first career double-double

Freshman Karenna Gerber gets 10 points and 10 rebounds Wednesday vs. Tabor College.

Neosho tops Cassville in Holiday Classic opener; Waters scores 20

K'dyn Waters scores 20 points Tuesday night in Neosho's win over Cassville.

Davis aims to build on productive sophomore season at South Dakota State

Isaiah Davis rushed for 709 yards in 7 games this fall for SDSU.

NFL Hall of Famer John Madden dies at 85

John Madden was a legendary NFL coach and broadcaster.

Britton prepares to fight in front of UFC President Dana White

Joplin's Teejay Britton will fight in front of White in February in Kansas City.

Chiefs hammer Steelers, claim 6th straight AFC West title

Kansas City tops Pittsburgh 36-10 Sunday.

2021 PIGSKIN PREVIEW: Where we were right and wrong

We discuss our predictions and where we whiffed in our 2021 magazine.

Colgan off to hot start; Brown, Torrance provide 1-2 punch

Lily Brown is posting 23 points and 12 rebounds per game this season.

Parkview hands Joplin first loss

The Vikings top the Eagles 60-47 Tuesday night.

Galena girls hand McAuley first loss

The Bulldogs beat the Warriors 53-42 Monday night.

Webb City pulls away from Pittsburg in border battle

The Cardinals top the Purple Dragons 59-29 Monday.

Galena stays unbeaten with road win over McAuley

The Bulldogs top the Warriors 63-33 Monday night.

Joplin off to hot start in first season under Schaake

The Eagles are 7-0 to begin the season.