Swofford transfers from Oak Hills Christian College

...Swofford, a 2012 JDHS graduate, has transferred from Minnesota's Oak Hills Christian College to Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Mo."After high school I never thought I would be playing college basketball," Swofford said. "I didn't get that...
Stern set to enter basketball's Hall of Fame

...traveling on behalf of the league, and is anxious to catch up with the growing list of supporters he has learned will be in Springfield, Massachusetts."It's very nice and very enjoyable," Stern said, "and the Hall of Fame is always a kind of reunion...
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One-handed MMA fighter looks for championship win

...what is this? I have to learn this," he said.About graduating college, he walked into the Fighting Arts Academy in Springfield, Massachusetts, to seriously pursue the sport. Trainer Jeremy Libiszewski never hesitated working with a one-handed...
Pickett to lead final symphony concerts this weekend

...stepped down from his position with the North State Symphony in California, and is now conductor and music director of the Springfield Symphony in Missouri and the Topeka Symphony in Kansas. In an Empire interview last week, Pickett said his experience in...
Con brio: Pickett prepares for final symphony concert

...Symphony in California ? and taking up two new ones ? the Springfield Symphony in Missouri and the Topeka Symphony in Kansas...why you don't get noticed."The switch to Topeka and Springfield will bring new challenges. Both are professional, paid...
Police ID victim of Oregon shooting as 14-year-old

...Oregon since May 1998 when 15-year-old Kip Kinkel killed two students and wounded 25 others at Thurston High School in Springfield near Eugene. He killed his parents prior to the attack and is serving a 111-year prison sentence.? AP writers Gosia...
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Symphony announces finalists for conductor position

...positions last spring. He will be music director and conductor for both the Topeka Symphony Orchestra in Kansas and the Springfield Symphony in Missouri. The three candidates for his replacement were officially announced today.If chosen, Schulz and...
Today in sports

...LeagueOAKLAND RAIDERS - Signed FB Jamize Olawale.HOCKEYNational Hockey LeagueCOLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS - Reassigned D Ilari Melart to Springfield (AHL).DETROIT RED WINGS - Assigned C Cory Emmerton to Grand Rapids (AHL).NASHVILLE PREDATORS - Reassigned F Filip...
Illinois governor signs gay marriage bill, making it No. 16

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday signed a historic measure into...It's possible the measure will be voted on when lawmakers return to Springfield after the New Year, though they face a light schedule before the March...
Today In Sports History

JANUARY 201891 - The International YMCA in Springfield, Mass., is the site of the first official basketball game. Peach baskets were used, but it wasn't until 1905 that someone...


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