Gainesville


Lance West
Gainesville teacher and coach Lance West has been named the athletic director for Gainesville School District for the 2024-25 school year.  He’ll also be coaching high school and junior high girls basketball teams, junior high baseball, golf and will continue to serve as the summer league baseball...
At its June 10 meeting, the Gainesville School District extended contracts to the following coaches for the upcoming 2024-25 school year: • Morris Jenkins has been hired as head boys high school basketball and head junior high basketball coach. He formerly served as coach and/or athletic director...
Gainesville High School students Corissa Strain, of Clarkridge, Arkansas, and Logan Funk, of Thornfield, will join more than 300 high school students from across the state to spend three weeks on the University of Missouri campus this summer participating in the Missouri Scholars Academy. Nearing...

Newly appointed Gainesville School Board member Dakota Nash is pictured here with his wife Whitney and children, from left, Kallaway, Kamrynn and Kipton.
The Gainesville School Board met in a special session June 10 to appoint a new school board member to replace Jerry Kiger, who recently resigned from the board due to his desire to apply for a teaching job at Gainesville High School for the 2024-25 school year.  There were six people who applied to...
Katelynn Morgan 2024 second team all district
Emory Warden 2024 second team all conference
Macenzie Avalia 2024 first team all conference, second team all district
Lutie High School golfer Sam Wynn, left, placed 49th in the 2024 Class 1 State Championship meet May 13-14 at Twin Hills Golf & Country Club in Joplin with a score of 90 on day 1 and 93 on day 2, totaling 183.Gainesville High School golfer Harmon Johns, right, placed 67th in the with a score of...
Grant Leeker launches a pitch toward a Bakersfield Lions batter during the Class 2 District 10 semi-finals game. In an upset game, Gainesville fell to its inter-county competition from Bakersfield, 3-5. The Lions went on to win the district championship.
Gainesville High School’s FFA entomology team took sixth place in the 2024 FFA National contest at Tarleton State University in Fort Worth, Texas. Pictured, from left, are: Kyden Myers, Jasper James, Walker House and Emma Gerike. Jasper James received an award  at the contest for receiving the...

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