The Sandbothe family of Washington is among the honorees for the upcoming 2019 Missouri Sports Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony in Springfield.

The event is Sunday, Jan. 27, in Springfield. Festivities begin with an 11 a.m. reception presented by Reliable Toyota at the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. 

The remainder of events are at the University Plaza Hotel & Convention Center, with a 4 p.m. reception followed by a 5 p.m. dinner and ceremony.

The Class of 2019 also features Kansas City Chiefs receiver Carlos Carson, Kansas City Royals and St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jeff Suppan and University of Missouri tight end Chase Coffman. Heart of America Beverage Company will be bestowed the John Q. Hammons Founder’s Award, and Bryan Magers of Bryan Properties will be honored with the President’s Award.

The ceremony is being presented by Killian Construction. Associate sponsors are Advertising Plus, Bryan Properties, Great Southern Bank, Hiland Dairy Foods and Hillyard, Inc.

Sponsorship tables of 10 are $1,500 and include an autographed poster (a rendering by renowned artist Dayne Dudley), recognition in the printed program and at the table. Individual tickets are $150. 

Numerous other sponsorship opportunities are available, including congratulatory ads, trading cards and 20-month calendars. Call the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame at 417-889-3100.

Former Lafayette High School and Missouri State University standout and World Series winner Ryan Howard along with a host of the state’s most influential sports figures also will be inducted.


Siblings Scott, Steve, Robin, Mark, Mike, Lori and Lisa  Sandbothe all went to college on athletic scholarships. Their parents, Louis and Wanda “Nellie” (Parker), were Vienna High School basketball standouts, and Louis played at the University of Central Missouri. 

Mike (1986-1989), Lori (1988-1990) and Lisa (1987-1991) played for the University of Missouri after earning all-state honors for Washington High School, with Lisa and Lori each honored as Miss Show-Me Basketball. 

Scott and Steve played at East Central College and then Missouri S&T and Benedictine College, respectively. 

Robin, who set the state’s prep discus record, played basketball at several colleges. 

Mark earned all-state honors and played at East Central. 

At Mizzou, Mike ranks seventh all-time in steals (172), eighth in assists (380) and 10th in minutes played (3,647). He later played in the Continental Basketball Association and in Japan.

Lori played at Moberly Area Community College and Mizzou. Lisa was a three-time all-state selection and, at Mizzou, is No. 3 all-time in blocked shots (143) and 10th with 288 rebounds. She was a two-time All-Big Eight Conference selection (1990, 1991) and played for the WABA’s St. Louis River Queens. 

Several of their children are also college standouts, and Mike’s wife, Teri (LeBlanc), is an inductee into the Mizzou Athletics Hall of Fame as a four-time NCAA All-American track star (1986-1989) and 1988 U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier.

Others Being Honored

• Ryan Howard, baseball;

• Carlos Carson, Kansas City Chiefs receiver;

• Jeff Suppan, pitcher with Kansas City and St. Louis;

• Chase Coffman, Mizzou tight end;

• Alan Cockrell, Tennessee football and Major League Baseball;

• Drury family, outdoors;

• Dr. Cris Barnthouse, Kansas City Chiefs;

• Rod Smith, KCRG-TV 13  sports director;

• Mark Fisher, basketball coach and sports administrator;

• Joyce Mahoney, golf and women’s sports;

• Kip Janvrin, Central Missouri track and field teams and an Olympian;

• Kirk Pedersen, UCM track and field teams and coach of UCM cross country teams;

• Kelly Donohoe, Blue Springs High School football coach;

• Steve Hunter, Ozark High School basketball coach;

• Ray Wageman, triathlete;

• Berkeley/McCluer South-Berkeley High School track and field;

• West Plains High School cross country;

• Heart of America Beverage Company, John Q. Hammons Founder’s Award; and

• Bryan Magers, President’s Award.