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Nevada basketball wins state academic award
COLUMBIA -- Though the season has been over for a while now, the Nevada Tigers basketball team was announced Monday as the recipient of another state award. Head coach John McNeley's squad earned the Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Award for having a combined team grade-point average of 3.39. The Tigers finished the 2013-14 season with an overall record of 8-17, falling to McDonald County by a final score of 47-45 in the Class 4, District 12 Tournament semifinals...
Nevada baseball wins home opener, 7-4
By Eric Wade Daily Mail Sports Editor Though the Nevada Tigers varsity baseball team entered the 2014 season with lofty expectations and even loftier hopes, head coach Danny Penn has found himself searching for the magic that prompted those hopes and expectations through the season's first six games. That all changed in Tuesday night's home opener in which the Tigers defeated what has proven to be a very talented Joplin Eagles team by a final score of 7-4...
Middle school track fares well at home
The Nevada Middle seventh- and eighth-grade track teams hosted the annual Nevada Invitational meet Thursday, at the Testman Track, and brought home a number of strong performances. Across all four teams, Nevada brought home a total of 52 top-six finishes. Nevada's seventh-grade girls brought home the majority of those, taking 15 top-six positions in 12 different events...
Cottey Comets softball drops three more games
East Central College swept a softball doubleheader from the Cottey College Comets Saturday, at Union, Mo., 16-2 and 17-2. In the opening game, the Comets found themselves in an early 4-0 hole and attempted a rally in the third inning, coming up with their only two runs of the contest. In the second game, East Central jumped out to a 16-0 lead before the Comets played their only two runs in the fourth inning...
Panthers baseball routs Ballard on the road, 25-0
The Sheldon Panthers varsity baseball team bounced back from a 7-3 defeat at the hands of the Bobcats of Drexel High School Thursday, by routing the Ballard Bulldogs, 25-0, Friday, in a road game that was shortened by the run rule. In the Drexel game, junior Micah Swanson took the loss on the mound, but did finish with hits. Against Ballard, junior Jesse Spencer's grand slam home run in the fourth inning helped support the two-hit pitching effort of senior Zack Enochs...
Area sports postponed
Thanks to the latest batch of rain and snow to move through the region Sunday into early Monday, a number of local sporting events that were scheduled to take place Monday were postponed. The Nevada R-5 School District was hit hardest by the weather, as three high school baseball games and one middle school event were called off. The three high school games were a varsity/JV doubleheader between the Tigers and Carl Junction, and a freshman game between the Tigers and El Dorado Springs...
Nevada baseball wins two in tournament play
CARTHAGE -- After a rough start, the Nevada Tigers baseball team finished the Bill O'Dell Tournament on a high note, with two straight wins at Carl Lewton Stadium. The first of those wins came against the Carthage junior varsity squad by a final score of 10-0 and the second came against Mount Vernon, 5-4...
Cottey Comets softball swept at home
By Eric Wade Daily Mail Sports Editor The Cottey College softball team has had more than its share of struggles this season and though the Comets took to Vanek Family Memorial Field Tuesday in an attempt to right the ship, those struggles continued as head coach Shelli Stanley's squad dropped a pair of games against the Lady Blue Devils of Kansas City, Kan., Community College...
Youth clinic attracts hunters from across Missouri
It was talking turkey time at the 11th annual Youth Turkey Hunting Clinic at Everhart's Wilderness Lodge, northwest of Clinton, last Saturday. A total of 40 children, age 9 through 15, from all across the state attended the event to learn about the rules and regulations on the upcoming Youth Weekend Hunt, April 12-13...
Nevada tennis defeats Fort Scott at home
Hoping to rebound from a shutout loss to Thomas Jefferson on Tuesday and an 8-1 loss at Carthage Thursday, the Nevada Tigers tennis team made its return to the home courts against Fort Scott Friday. By the time all was said and done, head coach Clay Wheeler's squad did just that, defeating Fort Scott, 5-4...
Nevada baseball falls to Monett in tourney play
CARTHAGE -- The Nevada Tigers baseball team returned to action in the Bill O'Dell Tournament Thursday, against the Cubs of Monett High School, hoping to erase the bad memories from Tuesday's 8-2 loss to Webb City. That goal didn't work out this time, however, as head coach Danny Penn's squad suffered a 7-3 defeat at the hands of the Cubs...
Nevada golf wins Neosho tournament
NEOSHO, Mo. -- Adding yet another feather in their caps during what has become a very successful season, the Nevada Tigers golf team went back out on the road Thursday, and came home with the first-place team trophy in the Neosho Kick-Off Tournament, with a final team score of 298...
Bronaugh baseball falls at home, 17-12
By Eric Wade Daily Mail Sports Editor BRONAUGH -- In a game that lasted 3 hours and featured a total of 29 runs on 20 hits, the Bronaugh Wildcats baseball team attempted a late rally, but ultimately fell short on their home field against a combination team from Montrose and Appleton City...
Nevada track fares well at Lamar
LAMAR -- The Nevada High School track and field squad continued its season Thursday, bringing home a number of strong finishes. In the girls' meet, the 4x200-meter relay team of Kelsey McCall, Chloe Bartlett, Reagan Bradley and Megan hold took first with a time of 2 minutes, 0.58 seconds, while Nikiya Feezell was first in the high jump with a height of 5 feet even, and Hold won the long jump with a distance of 13-9 and the triple jump with a distance of 31-9 3/4. ...
Middle school track fares well at Carthage meet
CARTHAGE -- The Nevada Middle School eighth-grade boys' track team finished second Tuesday, in the Carthage Tiger Invitational meet. Zach Gardner won the triple jump with a height of 37 feet even, placed second in the long jump at 17-10 and ran second in the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.30 seconds. Ben Satterfield won the high jump with a height of 5-3 and the 400-meter relay team of Gardner, Shelby Trotter, Hunter Mason and Braxton Shadden took first place with a time of 50.20...
Bronaugh track team competes at Archie meet
BRONAUGH -- After a strong showing in which three athletes earned individual top-eight finishes in a total of six events at the Nevada Invitational track meet, the Bronaugh High School track team returned to action at the Archie Invitational last week, bringing home four more strong individual finishes...
Nevada Middle School track fares well at Webb City meet
WEBB CITY -- The Nevada Middle School seventh- and eighth-grade boys' and girls' track teams competed in the Red Bird Relays track meet Friday, bringing home a number of strong individual finishes. Webb City won the eighth-grade girls' meet with 121 points, while Carthage took the seventh-grade girls' top score at 117. Carl Junction's boys took the eighth-grade team title with 121 points and Nixa won the seventh-grade boys' meet with 116...
Nevada Tigers baseball falls in tournament play
CARTHAGE -- The Nevada Tigers baseball team suffered its first loss of the 2014 season in the opening game of the Bill O'Dell Tournament Monday, at Carl Lewton Stadium. That loss came at the hands of the Webb City Cardinals, who held the Tigers offense in check on their way to an 8-2 victory...
Cottey softball drops two more at home
By Eric Wade Daily Mail Sports Editor The Cottey College Comets softball team has spent the first month of the 2014 season struggling to get much of anything accomplished on the field. Those struggles continued Wednesday, as the Comets returned home to take on the Lady Cardinals of Mineral Area College...
Nevada baseball defeats Colgan, 4-1
PITTSBURG, Kan. -- The Nevada Tigers baseball team improved to 2-0 on the season Wednesday, taking a 4-1 victory over the Panthers of St. Mary's Colgan High School, at JayCee Park. Senior Easton Mitchell worked out of a bases-loaded jam with only one out in the bottom of the first inning, with the help of a double play from third base, to the plate, to first. He allowed six hits, two walks and one first-inning run, with five strike outs, on the way to the complete-game victory...
Area high school sports postponed
Thanks to the latest round of stormy weather to move through Vernon County and the surrounding areas Thursday afternoon, several area high school sporting events were postponed to later dates. The Nevada Tigers tennis and baseball teams were both scheduled to make their home debut Thursday, but those contests were both postponed. ...
Nevada golfers win Joplin Invitational
JOPLIN -- After putting forth one of their best performances in recent memory in the season-opening tournament at Oak Grove, confidence has been very high for the Nevada Tigers golf team. That confidence got even higher Thursday, when the Tigers traveled to Twin Hills Country Club and won the Joplin Invitational tournament, which featured almost exclusively larger schools than Nevada...
Panthers maul Hornets at home, 15-5
By Eric Wade Daily Mail Sports Editor SHELDON -- Hoping to rebound from a game in which they didn't play well, but still pulled out an extra-inning victory over the Bronaugh Wildcats on the road, the Sheldon Panthers baseball team returned home Tuesday night to take on the Hornets of Hume High School...