BAXTER SPRINGS - Baxter Springs Little League held a ceremony on June 15, to present the prestigious Bart Meyers Sportsmanship Trophy for 2017. The award is dedicated to and named after a Baxter Springs Little League player that went home before his time.

The Bart Myers Sportsman Award was instituted in 1980 as a way to honor Bart's memory. Bart's parents Shirley Eiland and Bob Myers were on hand to help present the award to this year's winner: James Martin.