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 Pittsburgh 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.


Pittsburg American Legion baseball team embraces change, prepares for 2020 season

Post 64 is holding tryouts this week with plans to begin player later this month.

Schibi tabbed as next Parsons head football coach

Jeff Schibi has accepted an offer to become the head coach of the Parsons High School football program.

Pitt State football leads MIAA in 2019 attendance

The Gorillas averaged 7,705 fans per home game last season.

Local qualifiers react to cancellation of Boston Marathon

Wayne Gilmore was planning on running in his first career Boston Marathon.

MINK League cancels 2020 baseball season

The league plans to return next summer.

Pitt State football cancels June camps

PSU has canceled football camps scheduled for June due to COVID-19.

Former Parsons football assistant Wade gets first head coaching shot in Coffeyville

Deonta Wade is the next head coach of the Field Kindley High School football program.

Pittsburg's Minniefield signs to join Pitt State track and field program

Minniefield is a 3X state qualifier in the shot put for the Purple Dragons, finishing 3rd in the state as a junior.

Baxter's Delaney Barnes signs to John Brown University volleyball

Delaney Barnes is an All-State player for the Lions.

Caney Valley's Kaminska named 2X Gatorade Kansas Baseball Player of the Year

Jace Kaminska has earned Player of the Year honors for the second straight season.

Pitt State's Misse, former Columbus Titan Jace McDown named MIAA Fall Student-Athletes of the Year

Misse had a 4.0 GPA as a nursing student.

MIAA to modify schedules following NCAA decision to reduce games for 2020-2021

The MIAA football season will be reduced from 11 games to 10.

Missouri Southern introduces Van Galen as next president

Dean Van Galen will be the 6th president in MSSU history.

Frontenac's Beckmann signs to Neosho County baseball

Jake Beckmann signed Monday to play baseball at Neosho County Community College.

Four lifelong friends set to graduate together from Pitt State nursing program

The "Frontenac Crew" have gone to school together their entire lives leading up to college graduation.

Cottey College announces addition of women's flag football program

The Comets are expecting to play their first season next spring.

Woods tabbed as head coach for Pittsburg High School boys basketball

Jordan Woods has served as an assistant for 9 years at PHS.

Southwest Missouri schools react to MSBA recommendations to "cancel or revise" sports games and practices

The Missouri School Boards' Association has released guidelines and recommendations for opening schools in the state.

After two months of virtual lessons, Ovation Studios in Carthage preps for live recital

Ovation Studios will host a week of recitals beginning May 26th.

Chiefs favored to repeat as Super Bowl champions

Kansas City defeated San Francisco 31-20 in Super Bowl 54.

AP source: MLB owners approve plan to start season in July

The season could begin around July 4th without fans in attendance.

Columbus celebrates college signees; baseball seniors reflect on lost season

Columbus celebrated three baseball signees and one soccer signee Friday.

Columbus celebrates four student-athlete signees

Three sign to play baseball, one to play soccer.

Chiefs 2020 schedule released

The Chiefs are scheduled to play five prime-time games this season.

Friess resigns as Parsons head football coach

Kurt Friess led the Vikings to their first playoff win in 42 years.

Neosho's Sanders signs to Maryville University wrestling

Kolton Sanders won a state championship his senior season at Neosho.

City of Pittsburg to open ball fields for practice May 18th

The Parks and Recreation Department will accept practice reservations beginning May 13th.

Joplin Public Library to reopen book drop next week

The exterior book drop will be opened May 11th.

Joplin Fire Department responds to overnight residential structure fire

The first crew arrived on scene at 3:27 AM Wednesday morning.

Nevada Regional Medical Center to host golf tournament benefiting newly established "Emergency Response Fund"

The tournament will be May 29th.

Kansas to receive 100,000 masks from Taiwan

The shipment of masks is expected to arrive next week.

Upcoming 'Newsmakers' episodes to focus on ongoing operations at MSSU

The two episodes will highlight a number of continuing services at Missouri Southern State University during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pitt State President Steve Scott on fall reopening plans

PSU is aiming to reopen to face-to-face classes in the fall.

Joplin's Roberts-Day fulfills late brother's dream, commits to Baylor football

Kaian Roberts-Day committed to play football at Baylor over the weekend.

Relive Chiefs' Super Bowl victory Saturday night on FOX14

FOX will show a two-hour replay of the game Saturday night at 7 PM.

Kiley Roelfs, former players speak on decision to step away as Pittsburg boys head coach

"It went by very quickly. My two sons basically grew up in this program."

Roelfs stepping down as Pittsburg boys head coach after 21 years

Kiley Roelfs led the team to four straight SEK league titles from 2016-2019.

Chanute woman celebrates 109th birthday with "roll by" party from friends and family

Margaret Hollenshead celebrated her 109th birthday on Wednesday.

Frontenac standout Fields commits to Crowder softball

Karma Fields was the 2019 Sports in Kansas 3A Player of the Year.