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.


Last-second field goal lifts MSSU over Central Missouri

The Lions get their first home win since 2018.

Gorillas dominate in homecoming win over Lincoln

Elijah Harris scores two touchdowns in the 59-7 win.

Girard stays perfect with blowout win over Iola

The Trojans beat the Mustangs 42-6 Friday night.

McDonald County wins Big 8 showdown over Nevada

The Mustangs top the Tigers 39-34 Friday night.

Carthage pulls away from Republic to get to 8-0

Carthage tops Republic 35-14 Friday night.

Lamar shuts out Seneca for 19th straight victory

The Tigers top the Indians 41-0 Friday night.

Neosho gets by Willard for first win under Taute

The Wildcats top the Tigers 21-14 Friday night for their first win under head coach Brandon Taute.

Wilson scores 4 TD in Webb City's win over Ozark

Cade Wilson scores 4 touchdowns in Webb City's 63-48 win over Ozark Friday night.

Diamond gets senior night win over Sarcoxie

The Wildcats top the Bears 28-14 Friday night.

Frontenac tops Prairie View for 5th straight win

The Raiders beat the Buffaloes 26-12 Friday night.

Colgan cruises by Erie to stay perfect in district play

The Panthers beat the Red Devils 41-8 Friday night.

Nixa gets road win at Carl Junction

The Eagles beat the Bulldogs 42-21 Friday night.

Commerce cruises by Ketchum for third straight win

The Tigers beat the Warriors 41-6 Thursday night.

Quapaw uses quick start to roll by Afton

The Wildcats top the Eagles 48-16 Thursday night.

Neosho holds off Branson to advance to district semifinals

The Wildcats beat the Pirates 6-5 Wednesday night.

Lions aim to ride momentum to first home win since 2018

MSSU is coming off a blowout win over Lincoln last weekend.

Webb City shuts out Hillcrest to open district tournament

The Cardinals beat the Hornets 14-0 Wednesday night.

Pitt State men aim to build chemistry ahead of winter schedule

The Gorillas return four starters from last year's team.

MSSU women return eight, aiming for first winning season since 2016

The Lions are picked to finish 9th in the MIAA preseason coaches poll.

Gorillas sweep season series from rival Lions

Pitt State tops MSSU in straight sets Tuesday to sweep the season series from the Lions.

Chanute defense shines in 5-game winning streak

The Blue Comets have won five straight - including three consecutive shutouts.

Lions look for new leaders with Martin's departure

MSSU looks for new leaders with 2X 1st team All-American Cam Martin transferring to KU.

Seniors aim to lead PSU women this winter

The Gorillas return three starters, and have four seniors on the roster.

#3 Independence CC stuns #13 Hutchinson in final seconds

The Pirates top the Blue Dragons 33-28 Saturday afternoon.

Fort Scott CC pitches shutout in first win

The Greyhounds top RPA College 43-0 Saturday.

Pitt State falls in heartbreaker at #2 Northwest Missouri

The Gorillas fall to the Bearcats after leading 13-0 at halftime.

MSSU tops Lincoln; Boyd scores 3 touchdowns

The Lions beat the Blue Tigers 52-32 Saturday in Jefferson City.

Carthage tops Joplin to take sole possession of 1st place in COC

The Tigers beat the Eagles 34-22 Friday night.

Galena rolls by Columbus for 5th straight win

The Bulldogs top the Titans 50-28 Friday night.

Seneca dominates Cassville in shutout victory

The Indians beat the Wildcats 27-0 Friday night.

Riverton shuts out Southeast for 3rd straight win

The Rams beat the Lancers 39-0 Friday night.

Field Kindley gets by Labette County for first win

The Golden Tornado tops Labette County 22-6 Friday night.

McDonald County tops Reeds Spring for 4th straight win

The Mustangs beat the Wolves 41-6 Friday night.

Nevada gets to 6-1 with blowout win over East Newton

The Tigers beat the Patriots 46-6 Friday night.

Commerce cruises by Wyandotte

The Tigers beat the Bears 49-6 Friday night.

Cherryvale gets by Baxter Springs for first district win

The Chargers top the Lions 42-6 Thursday night.

Gorillas prepare for tough test against #2 Northwest Missouri

Pitt State (4-1) travels to Maryville to face the Bearcats Saturday.

Joplin aims to slow down dominant Carthage run game led by Gall, Kabance

The Eagles (6-0) host the Tigers (6-0) on Friday for 1st place in the COC.

Confidence builds for MSSU defense ahead of matchup with Lincoln

The Lions held Pitt State to a season-low 323 yards last week.

Elder strikes out 14; Carthage tops Webb City for 7th straight win

Jensyn Elder strikes out 14 Webb City batters Tuesday in the Tigers' 10-4 win.