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Morning Sports Report - February 4, 2014

Stolen rings mar an otherwise good week for the Lady Bears, and Nixa girls come off with a victory over Skyline.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo--It's been a mixed week for Lady Bears coach Kellie Harper.
Her Missouri State team, has won three straight games.
But she's lost her three Tennessee national championship rings.
In our Bear Nation report, Harper reported the theft of the national championship rings Saturday.
They represent three titles from 1996-1998.
The three are part of a group of ten college championship rings that were reported stolen from the team's new offices at JQH Arena.
Harper told the springfield police that the rings were last seen on january 15th.
Missouri State saying that the rings were the only items stolen from the new offices.
Crime stoppers is offering a $1,000 dollar reward for information that leads to an arrest.
In you have any information call the police at 869-TIPS or www.tipsubmit.com.


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NIXA -- In girls high school basketball Monday night, 12-6 Nixa hosting 15-3 Skyline.
And the Tigers would get on the board first, when Krista Gideon cuts into the paint and hits the jumper, making it 2-0.
Nixa would move back in front when Madison Wells dishes to Angie Allen with the three pointer;  it's 7-2 Eagles.
Later, Allen drives to the hole, but Skyline's Hannah Myers blocks the shot, but the ball goes to Wells who hits the jumper and gets the foul.
The Eagles were hot from the perimeter.  Sydney Hammit, the senior, knocks down the three pointer, putting Nixa up by ten; 19-9.
And the Nixa Lady Eagles beat Skyline 59-51.   

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SOCHI, RUSSIA -- The Winter Olympic Games will officially start this Friday with the opening ceremonies.
But competition will actually start Thursday as athletes from around the world begin preliminary action in their respective sports.  
The first group of United States athletes arrived in Sochi at the end of last week.
Among those who arrived last week short track speed skater Emily Scott who grew up here in Springfield.
Tonight in KOLR10 sports, Megan Rice will talk with Emily and show you how she went from the roller skating rinks of Springfield to the Olympics.
That's tonight in sports at 6 and 10 pm.

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