Retired Coach's Team wins Hall of Fame seat

Republic resident coached Missouri Hall of Fame Team


John Charles, a retired coach and current resident of Republic, was honored earlier this spring when a girls track team he coached more than 40 years ago was admitted to the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame.

The Greenwood Laboratory School girls track and field team captured back to back state championships in 1978 and 1979. A story published in the program for the Women’s Sports Luncheon told of the achievements the teams achieved and the bonds formed then that still stand strong today.

The Blue Jays team of 1977 gave everyone a hint of what was coming when they finished fourth. The follo...

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