Joplin Area Sports Hall of Fame

The Joplin Area Sports Hall of Fame was established in 2001 to allow future generations a place to witness and better appreciate the exceptional athletes, coaches, sportscasters and writers of the Joplin region. The Joplin Area Sports Hall of Fame is located inside the Joplin Museum Complex inside Schifferdecker Park. The display contains personal sports related artifacts from the inductees and each inductee is featured on a plaque, which summarizes their achievements.

Treva Christensen

Treva Anne Christensen was born on July 10, 1976 in Joplin, Missouri. Christensen was a Joplin Hi...

Alton Clay

Alton B. Clay, born in Joplin February 23, 1924, graduated from Baxter Springs, Kansas High Schoo...

Dr. Pat Lipira

Everyone knows that Pat Lipira had few equals when it came to coaching fast-pitch softball at the...

Virginia (Gingy) Laas

Joplin Sports Hall of Fame member Joan Thomas once said of our inductee: “She’s a gifted golfer....

1939 Joplin High School Basketball State Champions

The 1939 Joplin High School Basketball Team made school history by becoming the first state champ...

1955 Joplin High School Baseball State Champions

Joplin High School’s baseball program was only four years old in 1955, but the Eagles won seven s...