Neosho High School is a Class 5 school (in most sports) and competes in arguably the best athletic (Central Ozark/COC) conference in the state. However, in recent years, the Wildcats did not have play-by-play coverage for most traditionally broadcasted sporting events. That is no longer the case.
Now, the Wildcats are being listened to not only by those in Neosho but by friends and relatives across the country, thanks to the live streaming audio made available by NeoshoWildcatSports.com. The day has come when more people have access to the Internet than likely know where to find an AM radio.
Josh King has broadcast hundreds of sporting events on Southwest Missouri radio stations since 1995.
He's no stranger to Neosho athletics. Not only has he been providing play-by-play for Wildcat games since 1996, he also served as the Sports Editor for the Neosho Daily News from 1998-2002. Since then he's been coaching up-and-coming Wildcats for over a decade, including a pair named King who are a junior and freshman respectively.
His wife, Angie, and children, Kaden and Brylee, make their home in Neosho. During the day, Josh does communications/public relations work for New-Mac Electric Cooperative.
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Eric Hughes received All-State honors both as a junior and senior at defensive back, when the Wildcats went 11-1 and 8-3 in the mid-90s. He also played quarterback as a senior.
He earned numerous other accolades as a 3-spot star (football, baseball and basketball) for Neosho.
He play 2 years at cornerback at William Jewell, where his broadcasting career began as a color man for the college's basketball team. His first local broadcast was an East Newton football playoff game with Josh in the late 90s.
Since then, he broadcasted games for KDMO (Carthage) and 6 seasons as the Neosho play-by-play man for KBTN and KMRO, ending in 2010.
He's in his 5th year as an assistant coach for Neosho's varsity baseball team. He and his wife Jessica are also raising a pair of Wildcats (junior Brooklynn and 6th-grader Quenton), whom have been coached in their various athletics by their father.