Wyatt D. Wheeler, News-Leader

Wyatt D. Wheeler

News-Leader

Springfield, MO, United States

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Past:
  • The Courier-Journal
  • USA TODAY
  • Knoxville News Sentinel
  • North Jersey News
  • 12 News
  • 9NEWS.com
  • KHOU
  • ksdk.com
  • WZZM 13 On Your Side
  • KYTX CBS19
  • and more…

Recent articles by Wyatt:

Why the Missouri State Lady Bears were the only choice to be picked as Valley favorites

The Missouri State Lady Bears were formally announced Tuesday morning as the favorites to win the Missouri Valley Conference in 2021-22. → Read More

Here are your Southwest Missouri high school football power rankings after Oct. 15

News-Leader reporter Wyatt Wheeler ranked more than 50 teams in southwest Missouri before cutting the list down to the Top 25. → Read More

Who will stay hot late this season? Southwest Missouri football predictions, games to watch Oct. 15

Week 8 still brings us games between the area's elite, some up-and-comers wanting to send a message and games that will determine a lot in district seeding. → Read More

Vote for Southwest Missouri's high school football player of the week for Oct. 8

This high school football poll will take place only on News-Leader.com from Monday mornings through Wednesday at 10 a.m. throughout the season. → Read More

Here are your Southwest Missouri high school football power rankings after Oct. 8

News-Leader reporter Wyatt Wheeler ranked more than 50 teams in southwest Missouri before cutting the list down to the Top 25. → Read More

Can Nixa finally beat Webb City? Southwest Missouri football predictions, games to watch Oct. 8

Week 7 brings plenty of big-time matches that are going to decide conference championships and district seedings. → Read More

Here are your Southwest Missouri high school football power rankings after Week 6

News-Leader reporter Wyatt Wheeler ranked more than 50 teams in southwest Missouri before cutting the list down to the Top 25. → Read More

Missouri State football pulls away to blow out Illinois State for third-straight win

Missouri State, again, rose to the occasion in the second half to come away with another MVFC win over Illinois State. → Read More

Southwest Missouri high school football's top games, storylines, schedule and predictions for Week 6

The sixth week of the high school football season features potential conference championships and big-time rivalries. → Read More

Will there be bad blood between Missouri State, Illinois State football on Saturday?

It doesn't look like this Saturday's game is going to be postponed nor does it appear Illinois State is going to drop out mid-season. → Read More

Here are your Southwest Missouri high school football power rankings after Week 5

News-Leader reporter Wyatt Wheeler ranked more than 50 teams in southwest Missouri before cutting the list down to the Top 25 . → Read More

Missouri State football steps up late to beat South Dakota in another wacky finish

Missouri State needed to come up big in the fourth quarter for its second-straight win and it did. → Read More

Donovan LeBron Hunter commits to Missouri State men's basketball

Hunter told the News-Leader on Monday night that he has informed Dana Ford that he has committed to playing basketball at Missouri State. → Read More

Vote for Southwest Missouri's Week 4 high school football player of the week

The poll will take place only on News-Leader.com from Monday mornings through Wednesday at 10 a.m. throughout the season. → Read More

Where is former Missouri State coach Dave Steckel? You can hear him on TV on Saturday.

In five seasons at Missouri State, the creator of "Bear Up" led the Bears to a 13-42 record before he was fired in Jan. 2020. → Read More

Vote for Southwest Missouri's Week 3 high school football player of the week

The poll will take place only on News-Leader.com from Monday mornings through Wednesday at 10 a.m. throughout the season. → Read More

Southwest Missouri top 25 high school football power rankings after Week 3

News-Leader reporter Wyatt Wheeler ranked more than 50 teams in southwest Missouri before cutting the list down to the Top 25. → Read More

Dominant Dozen 2021: Southwest Missouri high school football watchlist through two weeks

Through two weeks, we already know narrowing down this list to just 12 will be a difficult task with more than 40 players currently on our watchlist. → Read More

Jordan Walsh, ESPN's No. 7 basketball recruit, to play for Branson's Link Academy

The new basketball program announced on Twitter that five-star senior Jordan Walsh will play for the program this upcoming season. → Read More

Missouri State men's basketball releases 2021-22 non-conference schedule

Missouri State is coming off a 17-7 season that placed it third in the Missouri Valley Conference. → Read More