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Lady Tigers enter TCC Tourney on a roll
After a little bit of a slow start to the season, the Nevada Lady Tigers seventh-grade basketball team quickly thawed out, finishing the regular-season 9-3 overall. Lady Tigers head coach Danny Penn, who has accumulated 32 victories over the past three seasons coaching junior high girl basketball, said this team has been a joy to coach...
Picture perfect day for duck hunting in Missouri
Last Sunday was a day that duck hunters looked forward to, with cool and gusty south winds and an overcast sky. The ducks that had been holding up north started moving into Missouri as the cold and damp weather hit northern states pushing ducks south...
Lady Tigers pick up first victory of season
The Nevada Lady Tigers notched its first victory of the season Friday night, prevailing 39-34 over Liberal in the consolation semifinals of the Harrisonville Basketball Tournament. The victory improves the Lady Tigers to 1-2 overall. Lady Tigers junior guard Brooke Sargent knocked down the go-ahead basket with 1:30 remaining in regulation. With under a minute to play, a pair of Sargent free throw iced the contest...
Dandy debut: Gayman's 30 point effort leads Tigers to Carthage Invite title game
A impressive debut by Nevada Tigers junior forward Clay Gayman, led top-seeded NHS to a 57-55 victory over fifth-seeded Carthage High School Friday night at the 70th annual Carthage Invitational. Gayman finished the contest with 30 points, 16 rebounds, and three blocks, as the Tigers improve to 3-0 overall (2-0 West Central Conference)...
Comets downed by rival Fort Scott
An exciting and highly competitive first half of basketball ended in disappointment for the Cottey Comets as they fell to the Fort Scott Community College Lady Greyhounds 77-60 Friday night at Hinkhouse Center. The loss drops Cottey to 2-5 overall while FSCC improves to 10-0...
Lady Tiger middle school teams topple Stockton
The Nevada Lady Tiger seventh and eighth-grade basketball teams put the finishing touches on their regular-season slates Thursday night in Nevada, with the eighth-grade team flattening Stockton 42-17, while the seventh-grade Lady Tigers beat the visitors 22-10...
Hume struggles as they go to battle with roster of five
It's not an envious position for any coach to be in. Hume Hornets head basketball coach Justin Wehar, however, finds himself entering the 2016-17 campaign with a grand total of five players on his roster. "We're definitely in rebuilding mode," said the fourth-year Hornets head hoops coach...
Bronaugh teams split with Thomas Jefferson
The Bronaugh Wildcats and Lady Wildcats had excellent showings on the hardwood Tuesday night in Joplin, with both teams defeating Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School. The Wildcats prevailed 51-43 to improve to 2-1 on the season, while the Lady Wildcats hammered T.J. 64-28. The boys team was led by senior forward Tyler Strunk, who erupted for a career-high 28 points, while forward Austin Gray added nine...
Comets fall to North Arkansas
The Cottey Comets were defeated 82-51 by the No. 4 ranked North Arkansas Lady Pioneers, Tuesday night in Nevada. The Comets (1-4) trailed 12-11 after the first period, and 38-29 at halftime. The Lady Pioneers then began to pull away in the second half, outscoring Cottey 22-8 in the third period and 22-14 in the fourth period for the final 31 point margin...
Nevada A teams derail Fort Scott
Fort Scott Middle School girls' basketball won both B games but Nevada won both A games Tuesday night at the FSMS gymnasium. Fort Scott's seventh-grade B team opened the day with a 23-8 win. Amanda Emmerson and Dylan Hazelbaker each scored 5 points for Fort Scott. Four players scored 2 points each for Nevada...
Lady Tigers tripped up at Carl Junction Classic
In Tuesday night hoops action, the Nevada Lady Tigers fell to Seneca 59-34 in the opening round of the Carl Junction Classic. The Lady Tigers (0-2) were unable to contain versatile senior forward Maranda Cooper, who exploded for 31 points, including 13 in the final frame...
Lady Hornets prevail in season opening road victory over Miami
The Hume Lady Hornets beat Miami 48-42 in its season opener Nov. 22 in Miami. The Golden Valley Vernon County Conference contest wasn't quite as close as the final score indicated, as Hume led by as many as 20 points early in third quarter. However, first-year Lady Hornets head coach Heath Heckadon said his squad was sloppy with the ball, allowing Miami to get back in the contest...
Top-seeded Tigers survive scare at Carthage Invitational
It wasn't pretty, but the Nevada Tigers found a way to get it done. Coming off its thrilling season-opening victory last week over St. Pius X, the top-seeded Tigers looked flat against No. 8 seed McDonald County, as they pulled out a 44-40 victory Monday evening at the 70th Annual Carthage Basketball Invitational...
Bronaugh boys best Golden City on the hardwood
The Bronaugh Wildcats basketball team defeated Golden City 49-37 Tuesday night in Bronaugh. The Wildcats were led by versatile forward Tyler Strunk, who dropped in a game-high 19 points. Wildcats center Miles Wyland added 14, while senior point guard Joe Mader chipped in with 11...
November is widely considered Missouri's most bountiful month
It is appropriate that Thanksgiving is in the month of November, especially for the outdoorsmen and women. It's the favorite month of the year for many outdoorsmen, including the fact that many hunting seasons are open. In addition, fishing is going strong and the weather is usually just right for many activities like hunting, fishing, camps, campfires and hiking...
Gray a guest speaker at Four-State basketball event
Nevada Tigers head boys varsity coach, Shaun Gray, was a guest-speaker at Saturday's 4-State Basketball Coaches Association Tip-Off Club luncheon. Basketball coaches from high schools such as Webb City, Joplin, Neosho, Carthage, and Pittsburg (Kan.) were also present for the event, which took place in the banquet room at Old Chicago in Joplin...
Lady Tiger volleyball celebrates phenomenal season on the court
The 2016 volleyball season will go down as one of the best and
Guard-play lifts Tigers to season opening victory over St. Pius
Playing without star forward Clay Gayman, sidelined by an ankle injury, the Nevada Tigers utilized a potent three-guard offense en route to a 60-53 victory over the St. Pius X Warriors Tuesday night at Wynn Gym. The season opening victory carried extra weight, since it was also a West Central Conference victory...
Lady Cats crush Golden City to open season on high note
The Bronaugh Lady Wildcats hammered visiting Golden City 58-28 in its season opening basketball game Tuesday night. "I thought the girls played hard and I was happy with their effort," Bronaugh head coach Daryl Dodson said. "We still have lot of work to do, but ran the floor well and were willing to give ball up when we needed to."...
Lady Tigers improve to 10-0
The Nevada Lady Tigers eighth-grade basketball team continued its winning ways, defeating Neosho 37-30 Tuesday night in Neosho to improve to 10-0. Leading the charge for the Lady Tigers "A" team was Tylin Heathman, who finished with a game-high 11 points...
Lady Tigers defeated in opener
The Nevada Lady Tigers opened its 2016-17 basketball campaign Tuesday night in Kansas City, falling to the St. Pius X Lady Warriors 70-18. For Nevada, Teagan Charles finished with five points; Hailey Jackson, four; Calli Beshore, Payge Dahmer, Kat Ream, and Emily Johnson two points each; and Brooke Sargent, one...
Lady Tiger middle school teams split with Carl Junction
In Monday night middle school basketball action, the Nevada Lady Tiger seventh and eighth-grade teams earned a split with visiting Carl Junction. Nevada's eighth-grade "A" team rolled to a 45-24 victory, keeping its perfect season intact as the Lady Tigers improved to 9-0. Meanwhile, Nevada's eighth-grade "B" team bested Carl Junction 25-20...
Comets drop pair at Fort Scott Gladbach Classic
For the first time in the program's history, Fort Scott Community College's women's basketball team has started a season by winning its first eight games. The Greyhounds defeated Cottey College (1-3 overall), 65-49, to cap both teams' play in the Gladbach Classic at Arnold Arena Saturday to improve to 8-0, bettering the previous-best start to 7-0 by a 1982-83 team that finished 24-9...