1997 PLAYER OF THE YEAR


    Player                        Hometown                  Points
 1. Elwyn Cooper                  Kansas City               271
 2. Paul Taylor                   Kansas City               211
 3. Charles Killgore              Plattsburg                207
 4. William "Lou" Rector          Appleton City             202
 5. Rose Diekamp                  O'Fallon                  196
 6. Sam Carter                    St. Clair                 190
 7. Richard Altis                 Ballwin                   186
 8. Sondra Grant                  Independence              176
 9. Clifford Collins              Hawk Point                174
10. Calvin Jaeger                 St. Charles               172
11. D.D. Casey                    Kansas City               170
12. Danny Branson                 Belton                    169
13. Jeanette Claas                St. Charles               168
14. George Weldon                 Graham                    165
15. Pat Casey                     Kansas City               159
16. Eldora Weldon                 Graham                    159
17. Roena Branson                 Belton                    155
18. Stan Griggs                   Raytown                   155
19. Jan Kreienkamp                Glencoe                   153
20. Robert Reininger              Chesterfield              151
21. Sharon Taylor                 Kansas City               149
22. Audra Craven                  Liberty                   148
23. Joe Dominique                 Grandview                 144
24. Waller Huffman                Liberty                   144
25. John Bax                      Defiance                  139
26. Bea Feldewerth                St. Paul                  138
27. Ken Sykora                    Maryland Heights          138
28. Roy Evans                     St. Louis                 136
29. Bill Garner                   Rolla                     136
30. Don Claas                     St. Charles               134
31. Wayne Henderson               Independence              132
32. Jim Howard                    St. Charles               132
33. Nona Collins                  Hawk Point                131
34. Brady Craven                  Liberty                   131
35. Wilbur Hodgson                Liberty                   129
36. Dale Owens                    Grant City                128
37. Glenn Bowman                  Archie                    126
38. Jeff Darmon                   St. Charles               126
39. Bob Beaver                    Marceline                 124
40. Bob Diekamp                   O'Fallon                  124
41. Carol Martin                  O'Fallon                  121
42. Dawn Bishop                   Peculiar                  119
43. Harrold Pettiecord            Maysville                 119
44. Oden Sullivan                 Marshall                  118
45. Richard Schmidt               Kearney                   118
46. Suzanne Evans                 St. Louis                 117
47. Ron Craven                    Albany                    117
48. Frances Dominique             Chillicothe               116
49. Dave Feldewerth               St. Paul                  116
50. Jim Gregory                   McGirk                    114
51. Angela DiRaimo                Kansas City               114
52. Leroy Dominique               Chillicothe               113
53. Don Thomason                  Kearney                   112
54. Ron Hassler                   Jefferson City            111
55. Larry Gilchrist               Lake Sherwood             110
56. Kenneth Novel                 O'Fallon                  110
57. Joe Owen                      Maysville                 109
58. Bob Blackman                  Harrisonville             109
59. Don Roberts                   Richmond                  107
60. Val Eikel                     Mexico                    104
61. Howard Lane                   Grain Valley              103
62. Sophia Bax                    Defiance                  103
63. Larry Langewisch              Defiance                  103
64. Carol Howard                  St. Charles               103
65. Jerry Weller                  Belle                     102
66. Darwin Compton                St. Louis                 102
67. Jerry Henry                   Ballwin                   102
68. Gregg Craven                  Liberty                   102
69. Bob Bloss Jr.                 Plattsburg                101
70. John Setzer                   Overland                  101
71. Nick DiRaimo                  Kansas City               100