Todd Richards is the Sports Director for Heartland News. Todd has led the KFVS12 sports department to several awards. Most recently, The Missouri Broadcasters Association named Heartland Sports The 2016 Best Sportscast. In addition to leading KFVS12 to multiple Missouri honors Todd has been named Best Sportscaster by the Illinois Broadcasters Association four times. Todd also hosts the Southeast Missouri State Football and Basketball Coaches shows on kfvs12.com. When it comes to Cardinals baseball, Todd has been a good luck charm, covering two World Series celebrations in the St. Louis Clubhouse! Prior to his days in the Heartland, Todd worked as a sports anchor at WFIE-TV, the NBC affiliate in Evansville, Indiana. He was voted "Best of Evansville Sportscaster" for the three straight years. Todd also worked as an award winning Sports Director at WYMT-TV in Hazard, Kentucky. Growing up in Sterling Heights, Michigan, Todd attended Northern Michigan University on a football scholarship. He has become the face of Heartland Football Friday and also started Heartland Hoops on KFVS12. In fact, you would have a hard time finding a sport Todd doesn't enjoy covering. Todd and his wife Darah enjoy many family activities like going to the movies and dining out. Todd also enjoys just about any sporting activity with his two sons Cade and Evan. Despite his challenging schedule, Todd still finds time for volunteer work and is never too busy to meet new friends. Please say hello if you see him out and about. You just might see yourself on Heartland News that day.
Quite an honor for Charleston native and Nashville Sounds pitcher James Naile..He's been named to the Triple-A Pacific Coast League All-Star team. Naile is 5-6 with a 3-point-93 earned run average for the Oakland Athletics minor league affiliate. He is also among league leaders in Starts and innings pitched. Naile is one of three pitchers in the league to throw a complete game shutout this season. The Triple-A All-Star game is Scheduled for Wednesday July 11th at 8-pm in Columbus...
The St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Cleveland Indians Monday night 4-0 to claim their 10,000 regular season win since joining the National League in 1892. John Gant pitched seven scoreless innings to collect the victory and Marcell Ozuna drove in two runs with a double in the third inning to highlight the St. Louis scoring. The Cardinals will host the Indians at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday. Copyright 2018 KFVS. All rights reserved.
The Southern Illinois Miners defeated Lake Erie 12-4 in the regular season opener Friday night at Rent One Park in Marion. The Miners will host the Crushers at 6:05 p.m. Saturday. Copyright 2018 KFVS. All rights reserved.