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Lynn Peterson
P.O. Box 388
Lebanon, Missouri
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2012 Graduate to be Hanna Yelton signs with CMU!

2011 Graduate Allie Eime has signed her letter of intent to play basketball at Univ of Alaska-Fairbanks. 

2011 Graduate Haeley Kriesel (Warsaw) has signed her letter of intent to play basketball at McKendree Univ.

2011 Graduate Danielle Williams (Waynesville) has signed her letter of intent to play basketball at Westminster Univ. 

2011 Graduate Ciarra Eastwood (Fairgrove) has signed her early letter of intent to play basketball at Evangel University

2011 Graduate Shelby Winkelmann (Hermann)  signed her early letter of intent to play at the Univ of Nebraska (Volleyball) ! 

2010 Graduate Lanicia Lawrence (Waynesville) has signed her letter of intent to play basketball at Hutchinson CC.

2010 Graduate Tara Porter (Greenville) has signed her letter of intent to play basketball at Moberly CC 

2010 Graduate Hana Haden signed her letter of intent to play basketball at Univ of Mo-St.Louis. 

2009 Graduate Sydney Crafton of Jefferson City, MO signed her letter of intent to play basketball at Mizzou ! 

2009 Graduate to be Micah Stevens of Thayer, MO signed her letter of intent to play basketball at Maryville Univ ! 

2009 Graduate to be Dani Steele of Rolla, MO  signed her early letter of intent to play basketball at Truman Univ!

2009 Graduate to be Shelbee Cowart of Laquey, MO signed her letter of intent to play basketball at Mineral Area College !

2009 Graduate Monica Pyrtle of Sullivan, MO signed her letter of intent to play basketball at State Fair College. !

2009 Graduate Tori Hagni of Rolla, MO is playing college basketball at Missouri Baptist 

2009 Graduate Jayme Chapman of Jefferson City MO signed her letter of intent to play basketball at Evangel College. 

2009 Graduate Wendi Zickfield  of Cape Girardeau, MO signed her early letter of intent to Murray State! (sorry we lost this one to Volleyball!)

2009 Graduate Jill Temples of Dexter, MO signed her letter of intent to Three Rivers.

2009 Graduate Ashley Taylor of Dexter, MO signed her letter of intent to Three Rivers. 

2008 Graduate Katie Flanary of Jefferson City has signed her letter of intent to play basketball for Mineral Area College!

2008 Graduate Danielle Caldwell of Canton MO has signed her letter of intent to play basketball for Lindenwood University!

2008 Graduate Kimberly Rickels of Iowa City, IA has signed her letter of intent to play basketball for Missouri Western University!

2008 Graduate Julie Gray of Norwood MO, signed with College of the Ozarks ! 

2008 Graduate Alicia Garoutte of Springfield,MO (Kickapoo) has signed her letter of intent to play basketball for Benedictine!

2008 Graduate Johnna Wade of has signed her letter of intent to play basketball with Dyerburg State CC!

2008 Graduate Hailey Deckard of Naylor MO has signed her letter of intent to play basketball for University of Missouri - St. Louis!

2008 Graduates Shannon Hewkin and Taylor Turnbough have signed letters of intents to play basketball with Missouri Baptist!

2008 Graduate Shayla Elzey of Newburg MO has signed her letter of intent to play basketball with Central Methodist University !



Thursday, March 27
Former Sho-me Heat Graduates gain 2007season honors!
Indiana State University Freshman, Kelsey Luna, named Missouri Valley Conference Freshman of the year!

She joins the ranks of former Heat player, Kari Koch, who was also the Missouri Valley Freshman of the year.


Keller - Named GLVC Honorable Mention

(Quincy, Ill.) Quincy University women's basketball player Jessica Keller has been named to the 2006-07 Great Lakes Valley Conference honorable mention All-Conference team.

Keller, a sophomore guard from Belle, Mo., led the Lady Hawks in scoring and rebounding this season. Keller averaged 13 points and 7.6 rebounds per game while shooting 45-percent from the field. She was also second on the team in assists and blocked shots and led the team in steals with 54.

Keller recorded six double-doubles this season and was second in the GLVC in rebounding. Quincy finished the season with a 16-11 overall record and a 9-10 record in the GLVC.

Former Heat graduate, Brandi Tipton of Ole Miss University, got to go to the NCAA Elite 8 with her squad!

Friday, March 28
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Wednesday, June 21
Sho-me Heat must say goodbye to two old friends
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We lost two very special people this month, both within 6 days. It has been a great loss as these were awesome friends and great souls.
Please pray for their families.

Mynde Tarter of West Plains, was a Sho-me Heat member in 1999 & 2000 before she decided her true calling and commitment was to Volleyball. Mynde was an awesome kid, and friend to all. She was committed to the MSU-West Plains Lady Grizzlies Volleyball Team.

June 14, 2006
West Plain teen dies in one-vehicle accident
A West Plains teenager died Wednesday morning after her vehicle left a Howell County road, the Missouri Highway Patrol said.
Mynde N. Tarter, 19, was pronounced dead at the scene of the 2 a.m. crash, the patrol said.
The crash occurred at U.S. 63 and County Road 5360, six miles south of Willow Springs, the patrol said.
Tarter's southbound 1997 Pontiac struck a concrete curb, became airborne, overturned and came to rest on its top, the patrol said.
She was wearing a seat belt, the patrol said.

Jim Franklin of Camdenton, was the father to Sho-me Heat member, Stephanie Franklin, who played for the Heat in 2001-2003. Jim was a Huge Heat supporter, and one of the best people you could ever have the pleasure of meeting.

Judge James Franklin passes away
By Joyce L. Miller/Lake Sun

In 1988, Judge James Franklin was appointed to the bench of 26th Judicial Circuit serving Camden, Laclede, Miller, Moniteau and Morgan counties. Franklin remained on bench with the circuit until his death on Thursday, June 8.
LAKE OF THE OZARKS - Flags have been lowered to half-mast in honor of Judge James Franklin, who passed away this week following a lengthy illness. Franklin’s death marks the second time in two years the people of the 26th Judicial Circuit have lost a longstanding member of the judiciary community. Franklin worked for 25 years as a public servant, many of those spent on the circuit court bench. Franklin had announced his decision to retire from the bench at the end of this year, giving up the seat he has held since 1988. His death marks the end of a long and dedicated career to the people of Camden County and the 26th Judicial Circuit. Franklin was well-known both in the counties he served and statewide. He and the late Circuit Court Judge Mary Dickerson had served side-by-side for many of those years and forged a partnership that guided the circuit through a period of tremendous growth and change. Dickerson passed away in July 2004.

Franklin will be remembered for many accomplishments, including his work with Dickerson to improve the services in the 26th Circuit for the juveniles and children who came through the courtrooms.

In a 2003 interview, Franklin said the court and juvenile officers often took on the role of “child-rearers and shepherds of families” and that every child had the right to be protected by the court. Many of those children were the victims of abuse, neglect and lack of parental involvement.

It was a responsibility he took seriously, according to longtime associate Charles McElyea.

“The people of the circuit and the state have lost a man of integrity and dedication,” McElyea said. “It is an end of an era. We will no longer have Judge Franklin’s leadership in this circuit. We have always been blessed with outstanding circuit judges. He will be greatly missed, not only as a judge, but as a friend and member of our community.”

For the last two years, Circuit Court Judge Greg Kays had the “privilege and honor” of serving with Franklin. That, Kays said, is an experience that will remain with him forever.

“I am fortunate that I had the opportunity to benefit from his experience, knowledge and wisdom,” Kays said. “Jim was one of the hardest working individuals I have ever known and he set the standard for all of us. We love him and we are going to miss his presence.”

In April of this year in an interview about his pending retirement, Franklin said the bench was like home to him.

“I have the utmost respect for the people of the circuit and those it serves,” he said. “I have never had any ambition beyond this bench and I feel fortunate to have had the privilege and the honor of serving and protecting the rights of the people.”

That dedication to protecting the rights of the people of the circuit and his commitment to the community, that was his first and foremost priority, said John Curran, who was in private practice with Franklin in the 1970s.

“What always struck me about Jim was his belief in the people, he always had the best interests of the people at heart,” Curran said. “Most of his life was devoted to public service and he would go out of his way to protect the people from whatever he saw as a problem.”

Franklin often referred to members of his family who had come before him who had shared his commitment to public service and he was well-known for passing on the stories or anecdotes from his past. He became a humble, yet master storyteller.

“What do you say about someone you worked with for 18 years? He was wonderful, he was always concerned about the people around him and children,” Tammy Walden, head of juvenile services for the circuit said. “It was never about Jim, it was always about the people and justice, what was right and wrong.”

It will be impossible for anyone to fill the role he accepted and shouldered, Camden County Prosecutor Jim Icenogle said.

“Jim was a good friend and a great jurist whose integrity was unquestioned by anyone,” Icenogle said. “It will be quite difficult to go on without him, but we will and we will continue to hold this circuit to the standards that he set.”

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Franklin dedicated career to law

Judge James Franklin was born in 1948 in Camden County. After completing law school, Franklin returned to the lake area where he went into private practice.

Over the course of his career in law, Franklin served one term as the Camden County Prosecuting Attorney, was appointed supervisor of the state’s division of liquor control, served as a magistrate-probate judge and an associate judge.

In 1988, Franklin was appointed to the bench of 26th Judicial Circuit serving Camden, Laclede, Miller, Moniteau and Morgan counties. Franklin remained on bench with the circuit until his death on Thursday, June 8.

Franklin was a graduate of Drury College with a degree in economics and business administration. In 1975, he was admitted to the bar association after completing his law degree at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

In July of 1977, Franklin married Julie K. Robertson. Franklin has two daughters.

Jim Franklin

Wednesday, March 29
Famous Alumni coming for an exclusive visit !!!
We want to thank SHO-ME HEAT ALUMNI AND MSU(SMS) ALL-STAR KARI KOCH and Sho-me Heat Alumni, for the Awesome display of basketball, sportmanship, and class, and they spent time with our current group of girls, and offered their time and expertise in helping the next generation reach thier basketball goals. We sure do thank these young ladies as they took time out of their busy schedules to give back to their AAU team - Sho-me Heat!!! !
Go Heat!!!

Kari Koch - Sho me Heat Alumni - Missouri State University All- star !

Click Here to see the Sho-me Heat Alumni & New Signees

Sho-me Heat Gold
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The 19U Sho-me Heat set the record books again by winning the Ozark District AAU Championships for the 6th year in a row!!
The 17U Sho-me Heat also won the 2005 Ozark District Championships!!
The 14U Sho-me Heat placed second at the 2005 District Championships!
Congratulations to all the Sho-me Heat teams!!!!!!


After 13 NCAA regulation time and ruled games in 6 days, the Heat fought their way to the top to the Championship game at the AAU Junior Olympic event on Monday, Aug 2nd against the Indiana's Finest. The Heat who had won their way back from an earlier defeat by the Kansas Belles, came back to not only beat the Kansas Belles and send them home, they also met and defeated, Team North Carolina - 3 time returning AAU Junior Olympic Champs, the Dominos, seeded 2nd in the event, numerous time AAU Champions, The local Mo-valley Phantoms twice to keep them out of the Final Four, and many other great and well respected National Teams. The Sho-me Heat even beat the only undefeated team in the Event = the Indiana's Finest in the Championship game. But due to the fact that this was a double elimination bracket, and the Finest first loss, the Heat had to play them again two hours later,(for the 3rd game of the day). The Finest overcame the first loss, and beat the Heat by 9 in the Final.
Front Row l-r Jessica Keller (Quincy Univ); Brianna Culberson(Denver Univ signee):
Kelsey Luna(Indiana State signee): Kendra Lewis (UMR) Jennifer Bowen(N. Florida);
Back Row l-r Coach P, Brandi Tipton(Ole Miss);MacKenzie Stirmlinger(Iowa St signee);
Rachel Pierson (Iowa St)Felicia Chester(Depaul signee).



Friday, January 1
Join us for the 19th Annual MELTDOWN Tournament!! July 2016 - Branson, MO
The Meltdown has become a staple of girls basketball in Missouri.
The Sho-me Heat hosts this Annual Basketball Tournament every year for girls teams ages 13-18(6th - 12th Seniors Welcome). We generally have teams from atleast a 5 state area. This year is the third year that we have NCAA certified the event for Div I college coaches to view!!! For more information on this annual event, and results from this years event, click on the link above, to visit last years Tournament web site.

Sho-me Heat takes Bronze at 2003 Show-me Games 19 & over!

The HEAT WINS the2003 Cedar Valley Shoot-out!!!!

Sho-me Heat represents Missouri at 2002 Junior Olympics!
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2002 Sho-me Heat competes at Junior Olympics at Knoxville, Tn. The team made it to the Sweet Sixteen(9th!!!!). Way to go girls!

2002 Junior Olympic Team

Sho-me Heat Wins Gold at State Games of Americas Nationals!
The Sho-me Heat 18U Girls Basketball team won the State Games of America National Tournament Aug 10th-12th at Southern Illinois University -Edwardsville in Edwardsville, Ill. The Heat went 5-0 and topped the St. Charles Flames 79-57 in the title game. The Heat defeated teams from Ia, Ill, Ca, Wis, and Mo to win the Title.

State Games
2001 National Champs
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2001 National 18U AAU - 3rd Place Team!
18U National Photo
3rd at 2001 AAU Nationals
Back Row L-R
Coach Brunson,Coach Peterson,
Chinenye Okafor(Yale Univ), Cassandra Michalek, Adrianne King(SBU), Hope Hunt(Drury), Magen Brunson(Drury), Jill Curry(Drury), Hannah Kirk(MSU), Coach Peterson.
Front Row L-R
Nicole Lehman(MSU), Kari Koch(MSU), Kendra Snyder(Evansville),   Ezi Okafor(Stanford).

Saturday, January 28
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