Sports

5/23/2016

TARGET 8: Local high school football soars, despite national drop

TARGET 8: Local high school football soars, despite national drop

Posted 7:04 PM 5/23/2016 by Landon Burke, KOMU 8 Anchor

COLUMBIA - A national decrease in high school football participation has been attributed to heightened awareness of concussions. The game of football was thrust into a new spotlight after thousands (More)

5/17/2016

Central Methodist softball scores generational triple play

Central Methodist softball scores generational triple play

Posted 3:50 PM 5/17/2016 by Conner Handel, KOMU 8 Reporter

FAYETTE - Family is a big part of the Central Methodist University softball team. Three generations of the Reardon family are part of the program. Pat, the father, has been the head coach for the last 24 years. Gene, the grandpa, has been an assistant for the last (More)

5/19/2016

TARGET 8: Adopting baseball protection difficult because of stigma

TARGET 8: Adopting baseball protection difficult because of stigma

Posted 6:25 PM 5/19/2016 by Tyler Hastedt, KOMU 8 Reporter

COLUMBIA - Although the probability is low, players being hit by a batted ball is a growing concern at the major league level, particularly for pitchers.

Eight major league pitchers have been hit in the head by a line drive since 2013. Target 8 decided to look at the current protection (More)

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