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Golden Valley hoops tournaments underway (10/29/14)
Nevada Daily Mail The Golden Valley Vernon County Conference junior high boys and girls basketball tournaments are off to fast starts at Bronaugh High School. Opening the tournament Monday evening, the Northeast Vernon County Lady Knights came away with a decisive 29-15 victory over the Sheldon Panthers...
Comets hang tough, but fall to Greyhounds in three (10/29/14)
Nevada Daily Mail Host Cottey College lost in three sets to visiting Fort Scott Community College, but the second go-round this season between the two teams was tighter, with the Comets falling 25-15, 25-18, 25-20 Monday night. The first encounter between the teams resulted in the Greyhounds prevailing by margins of 9, 15, and 6...
Girls' youth hoops program on tap (10/29/14)
The girls' division of the Nevada Tiger youth basketball program will begin Saturday, Nov. 1, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Coach Brent Bartlett, with assistants Jenny Allard, Clay Wheeler, and some of the players from the Nevada High School Lady Tiger team, will teach third through sixth grade girls fundamentals and team play during the four-week program. There is a registration fee. A T-shirt will be given to the participants...
Richards native Forkner strives for motocross stardom (10/28/14)
Nevada Daily Mail Austin Forkner thoroughly enjoys living life in the fast lane. The 16-year old Richards resident is one of the top motocross amateurs in the world. Since he began racing at the age of 4, Forkner has won numerous events, including back-to-back Supermini championships at the prestigious Las Vegas Monster Energy Cup in 2012 and 2013...
Nevada Tiger athletes garner accolades (10/28/14)
Nevada Daily Mail A number of Nevada Tiger softball and volleyball athletes have been recognized for their athletic accomplishments. Tiger softball The West Central Conference All-Conference softball team, features four Tigers: junior shortstop Carsten Warner, senior pitcher Maddie Hedges, junior outfielder Reagan Bradley, and senior infielder Cheyenne Brewer...
Tigers season comes to a close with loss to Harrisonville (10/25/14)
Nevada Daily Mail HARRISONVILLE -- The Nevada Tigers football season has ended, after being finished off by the top-seeded Harrisonville Wildcats, 28-6 in the opening round of the Class 4 District 6 tournament. Nevada's season concludes with a 2-8 record...
Lakers sink Cottey in three set match (10/25/14)
Nevada Daily Mail After celebrating Senior Night prior to Thursday night's match, the Cottey Comets volleyball team was defeated by the Longview Lakers 25-13, 25-13, 25-17. After taking a quick lead in the opening set, the Lakers poured it on, and Cottey found themselves trailing big...
Cottey cross country holds dual meet (10/25/14)
Nevada Daily Mail The Cottey College Comets cross country team held a 5K race, the Mari Anne Phillips Invitational, Friday afternoon at Frank E. Peters Municipal Golf Course. The Longview Community College Lakers edged the Comets, 28-27. Individual results...
Muskie Chapter holds 40th annual tournament (10/25/14)
Last week, while on a muskie fishing trip on Pomme de Terre Lake, with Earle Hammond, (who locals refer to him as Mr. Muskie), I saw first hand the vicious strike and fight of this sharp toothy fish.Hammond cast a shad lure near some structure and started retrieving the lure...
Nevada Tiger golfers honored at banquet (10/24/14)
In the midst of tragedy, Brandt triumphs on field (10/24/14)
Nevada Daily Mail Despite the loss of his grandfather in early August, Chaden Brandt has flourished on the football field. Brandt, a junior tailback, kick returner, and outside linebacker for the Nevada Tigers, lost his grandfather two weeks prior to the start of the football season...
Cottey toppled in four sets by Ozark Christian College (10/24/14)
The Cottey College Comets were dropped in four sets by Ozark Christian College 25-23, 19-25, 25-22, 25-15, Tuesday in Joplin. With the loss, Cottey falls to 6-9. The Comets hitting percentages for the matches were 15 percent, 26 percent, 18 percent, and 13 percent...
Eador wins event at conference tournament (10/24/14)
Nevada Tigers swimmer Dalton Eador continued his phenomenal year with a first place finish in the 50 meter freestyle at the West Central Conference championship meet, Wednesday in Sedalia. Eador's time of 23.70 was good for the top spot. In addition to the conference championship finish, Eador placed in second in the 100 freestyle, with a time of 53.15...
Tigers VB season comes to an end (10/24/14)
Nevada Daily Mail The Nevada Tigers volley ball season concluded in the semifinals of the Class 3 District 11 volleyball tournament, Wednesday in Clinton. The Tigers lost in three sets to Kansas City O'Hara. Pleasant Hill went on to defeat O'Hara in the championship match, in two sets...
Tigers defeat Clinton in first round of district play (10/21/14)
The No. 3 seed Nevada Tigers volleyball team (22-10) cruised to an easy 25-11, 25-15 victory over the No. 6 Clinton Cardinals, in Clinton, Tuesday night at the Class District 11 volleyball tournament. For Nevada, Rilie Good notched 9 kills and 4 blocks. Morgan McNeley spun 14 assists. Mikayla Bartlett came up with 4 aces, and Lexie Overton chipped in with 11 digs...
Cottey settles for split at home Tri-match (10/21/14)
The Cottey College Comets volleyball team walked away with a 25-21, 25-20, 26-24 win over Wentworth, which was followed by a 25-21, 25-23, 25-12 defeat at the hands of Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College, at Saturday's Tri-Match on the Cottey campus. The Comets are now 6-8 on the year...
Nevada freshmen and junior varsity tumble to Clinton in football finale (10/21/14)
Nevada Daily Mail Playing in a combined junior varsity and freshmen game, Nevada football was rolled up by the Clinton Cardinals, 20-6, Monday night at Logan Field. The freshmen team concluded their season with a 3-4 record. Nevada freshmen coach Josh Smith indicated Clinton only had eight freshmen players on their roster, which was the primary reason a combined game was played...
Clinton tops Nevada 14-13, picks up first win of season (10/18/14)
Nevada Daily Mail The Nevada Tigers closed out their regular season Friday night with a rough 14-13 road loss to the previously winless Clinton Cardinals. "Very disappointing," Nevada head coach Erik Yoakam said in his post game radio interview. The Cardinals went ahead with 27 seconds remaining in the game, when backup quarterback Jacob Goucher connected with Chaz Bailey in the middle of the end zone, on fourth-and-goal from the 9-yard line...
Tiger eighth-graders close out season with loss to Carthage (10/18/14)
Nevada Daily Mail The Nevada Tigers eighth-grade A football team concluded their 2014 campaign with a 32-6 loss to the Carthage Tigers, Thursday evening at Logan Field. Nevada finished the season 1-5. Carthage jumped on the board when quarterback Zeke Sappington rolled out to his left and found a wide open Reed Ledford in the left corner of the end zone. The two-point run from Colton Winder put Carthage up 8-0 with 5:22 remaining in the first quarter...
O'Hara Celtics sink Tigers on Senior Night (10/18/14)
Nevada Daily Mail Senior Night was a rough one for the Nevada Tigers volleyball team, as they fell to the O'Hara Celtics 25-21, 25-19. Nevada (21-10, 6-5) next travels to Clinton for the Class 3 District 11 tournament, where they are a three-seed. The Tigers will face No. 6 seed Clinton at 7:30 p.m., Monday...
Fall firearm turkey season in full swing (10/18/14)
Hunting seasons are popping up like spring mushrooms. The prospects of a good fall hunting season in Missouri has optimism running high. The firearm fall turkey season opened Oct. 1. Hunters reported seeing lots of young birds. The latest totals show most of the top counties are in the Ozarks. After a good breeding season, turkey numbers are very good. Results of the annual brood survey show that for the third time in the last four years, the ratio of polts-to-hen was 1.7 percent Statewide...
Hume derailed by in-county rival Rich Hill (10/17/14)
Nevada Daily Mail Fresh off their conference championship win over the weekend, the Hume Lady Hornets volleyball team was set back by the Rich Hill Tigers 25-12, 25-19, Wednesday night in Hume. "We knew it was going to be a fight," Hume coach Delanya Thompson said. "It wasn't anything we were just going to walk away with. It was going to be a battle, we just made too many errors serving and passing."...
Beshore blazing past competition (10/17/14)
Nevada Daily Mail Nevada seventh-grader Callie Beshore has had a field day running cross-country over the past six weeks. Beshore collected her third first-place finish of the season, at Tuesday's eight team Tri-County conference meet in Joplin. Beshore's credentials also include a second and third place finish...
Tigers volleyball picks up win in Kansas City (10/17/14)
The Nevada Tigers volleyball team passed a road test Tuesday, handing Kansas City Center a 25-11, 25-13 defeat. Nevada middle blocker Rilie Good came away with 6 kills, while Morgan McNeley notched 11 assists in addition to her 4 aces. Mikayla Bartlett chipped in 7 digs, and Margaret Cavener dealt Center 4 aces...
Householder places 53rd at State (10/15/14)
Nevada Daily Mail Although she didn't achieve her goal of a top 15 finish at the Girls Class 1 State Golf Tournament, Nevada's Hannah Householder still finished out her high school golf career with three consecutive appearances at state. In the first round of play in the state tournament at Rivercut Golf Course in Springfield on Monday, Householder scored a 97, putting her in a tie for 54th place...