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Lady Tigers claim district tennis crown (09/30/16)
An intense evening of tennis on the Nevada High School courts Wednesday culminated with the top-seeded Lady Tigers knocking off Warrensburg 5-4 to capture the Class 1 District 12 tennis crown. "We've played for the district championship before," said NHS head coach Samantha Short, who took the coaching reins of the Lady Tiger tennis program in 2008. "We have a couple second place plaques from losses against Warrensburg...
Cameron Diaz electrifies in Nevada secondary (09/30/16)
Like his movie star namesake, Nevada's Cameron Diaz is a very talented individual. Diaz, a senior cornerback for the Nevada Tigers, leads the team in interceptions with three through six games. Two of Diaz's interceptions went for touchdowns of 55 and 40 yards...
Comets fall to NEO A&M (09/30/16)
In Tuesday night volleyball action, the Cottey Comets were dealt a four-set road defeat in Miami, Okla., by Northeast Oklahoma A&M College. The Comets (10-7 overall) opened on a high-note with a 25-15 first set victory. "Game one was a great start," Cottey head coach Marla Kannady-Foreman said. "It woke up NEO and they changed setters three times to get a system going for them, and it worked."...
Lady Tigers breeze past Clinton (09/30/16)
The Nevada Lady Tigers easily dispatched the Clinton Lady Cardinals in Thursday night West Central Conference volleyball action. The two-set 25-19, 25-12 victory ups the Lady Tigers record to 15-7 overall (6-2 WCC). The Lady Tigers were led by senior Megan Hold who recorded eight digs and seven kills, while McKinley Ellis dished out 11 assists. In addition, Adrian Bond chipped in with four aces and a pair of blocks...
NHS concludes regular-season with road victory (09/30/16)
In its regular-season softball finale Wednesday evening in Carl Junction, the Nevada Lady Tigers earned an 8-1 victory over the Lady Bulldogs. NHS freshman Maggie Leisure earned the win, pitching all seven frames. With the victory, Nevada improves to 8-15 overall...
Eighth-grade Tigers beat by Webb City (09/30/16)
Three kick return touchdowns lifted the Webb City Cardinals eighth-grade football team to a 37-14 victory over the Nevada Tigers (1-3) at Logan Field Thursday night. NHS head coach Robert Miner said he was pleased with his squad's performance, but that special teams was the clear difference. Nevada's scoring came via two rushing touchdowns, Kaden Denney's 6-yard scamper, followed by a Ty Thomas 19-yard touchdown run...
NEVC junior high hoops teams open season (09/30/16)
The Northeast Vernon County Knights and Lady Knights recently hit the hardwood, with both squads winners of two of its first three games. The Knights opened their season Sept. 22 at home as they fell to Miami 23-18. NEVC was paced by Justin Culbertson, who accounted for all 18 points. ...
Lady Tigers claim Class 1 District 12 tennis crown (09/28/16)
An intense evening on the Nevada High School tennis courts culminated in a 5-4 defeat of Warrensburg, as the top-seeded Lady Tigers captured the Class 1 District 12 tennis championship. See Friday's edition of the Daily Mail for full coverage
Lady Tigers knock off Clinton en route to district championship match (09/28/16)
It was a perfect outing for Nevada Lady Tigers tennis Tuesday as top-seeded NHS posted a 5-0 victory over fourth-seeded Clinton in the semifinals of the Missouri State High School Activities Association Class 1 District 12 tournament. With the win, Nevada (12-1 overall) advances to the district championship game, set for 4 p.m. ...
Nevada 7th-grade Tigers fall to Webb City (09/28/16)
Nevada Tigers seventh-grade (A team) running back Devin Austin takes a pitch right, gets to the edge and then outruns Webb City Cardinal defenders for a 67-yard touchdown romp, in the fourth quarter of Tuesday's game at Logan Field. Austin then punched in the 2-point conversion. The Tigers (2-2), however, fell to Webb City 38-14. Nevada's first score of the game came in the first half on an Austin touchdown run. (Photo by Matt Resnick/Daily Mail)...
Lady Tigers earn three-set victory over O'Hara (09/28/16)
In a West Central Conference match Tuesday night in Kansas City, the Nevada Lady Tigers edged Archbishop O'Hara to improve to 14-7 on the season. After dropping the first set 25-21, the Lady Tigers bounced back with a decisive 25-11 second set triumph. The third set was much closer, as the Lady Tigers eked out a 26-24 victory...
Tiger 8th-grade teams defeated (09/28/16)
The Nevada Tigers eighth-grade "A" team (2-2) was toppled 27-14 Tuesday night at Joplin North. Nevada's "B" team fell 30-6. The Tigers have a quick turnaround, as they host the Webb City Cardinals, Thursday at Logan Field, with kick off slated for 5 p.m...
Comets net two wins at home tri-match (09/27/16)
Hosting its first trimatch of 2016, the Cottey Comets volleyball team dispatched St. Louis Community College and Stephens College (junior varsity). With the tri-match victories, as well as Friday's three-set win over Morthland College at Hinkhouse Center, Cottey is now 10-6 overall...
Lady Tigers host district golf tourney, place sixth (09/27/16)
The Nevada Lady Tigers placed sixth at the Missouri State High School Activities Association Class 1 District 4 golf tournament Monday at Frank E. Peters Municipal Golf Course in Nevada. With Nevada playing host to the tournament for the first time, it was Greenwood who emerged as champion with a team score of 398. ...
Lady Tigers tripped up by Chicks in home finale (09/27/16)
In its regular-season home finale, the Nevada Lady Tigers softball team was beat 8-1 by the Pleasant Hill Chicks in a non-conference matchup Monday evening at Bushwhacker Field. The Chicks were lifted by starting pitcher Aspen Younce. The Lady Tigers, who have recently been hot at the plate, were held in check by Younce, who went the distance in the circle...
Lady Tigers win two at CJ Tournament (09/27/16)
The Nevada Lady Tigers won two of its five matches over the weekend at the Carl Junction Volleyball Tournament. Nevada (13-7 overall) opened pool play with a two-set loss to Republic 25-18, 25-18. In its second match, the Lady Tigers fell to Jefferson City Helias 25-14 and 25-12. Nevada then rebounded with a three-set victory over McDonald County (25-23), 27-25, and 15-10...
NMS volleyball travels to CJ (09/27/16)
In Monday night middle school volleyball action, Nevada's teams trekked to Carl Junction, where they won one of four matches. The Nevada eighth-grade "A" team was bested in two sets 25-17 and 25-10. The NMS eighth-grade "B" team triumphed in three sets (25-18), 25-10, and 15-10...
Tigers light up scoreboard in 54-6 rout of Central (09/24/16)
The Nevada Tigers ran roughshod over visiting Central High School in a non-conference matchup Friday night at Logan Field. The 54-6 wipeout of (Springfield) Central improved Nevada to 2-4 overall (1-4 West Central Conference). The Tigers entered the game having scored just 55 points on the season, but were able to hang 47 on Central in the first half. Central (0-6), entered the contest allowing 56 points per game on the season...
Enjoying Prairie Day at Wah-Kon-Tah Prairie (09/24/16)
This past Saturday, Prairie Day at Wah-Kon-Tah Prairie, was held near El Dorado Springs. The event drew hundreds of interested people including Richard Anderson, of Joplin, who said, "I am glad I came up here today because I learned a lot about Missouri prairies. ...
Lady Tigers place second at conference tennis tourney (09/24/16)
After winning 11 of 12 regular season matches, the Nevada Lady Tigers opened postseason play Friday in Warrensburg at the West Central Conference tennis tournament, where they collected a second-place finish. Host Warrensburg won the tournament. In doubles play, Nevada's top duo Emma Cheaney and Erika Watanabe placed third; Nevada's No. 2 doubles team Jaiden Cherry and Sydnie Baker collected first place; and the Lady Tigers No. 3 doubles team Courtney Smith and Mikena Padgett took third...
NHS swim team places sixth in Parkview (09/24/16)
The Nevada Tigers swam to a sixth-place finish at the recent 11-team Parkview Invitational. NHS highlights Senior Jake Asberry qualified for state for the second time this season, setting an exact qualifying time of 22.89 seconds in the 50- yard Freestyle. Asberry also extended his first place winning streak in the 50- yard Freestyle and the 100-yard Butterfly (time of 56.01 seconds) for five consecutive meets...
Season champions crowned at I-49 Speedway (09/24/16)
The final points night of the season took place Sept. 17 at I-49 Speedway as track champions were determined and crowned. Nevada's Jaren Powrie collected two feature wins on the season, and with his perfect attendance, took home the Pure Stock division championship. Republic's Bob Barnett bagged five feature wins throughout the season en route to laying claim to the Street Stock championship. John Willard of St. Joseph netted five victories to win the Mini Stock championship...
Lady Tigers capture tennis program's first WCC title, earn top seed in district (09/23/16)
Nine consecutive victories to open the season catapulted the Nevada Lady Tigers tennis team to its first West Central Conference championship since joining the WCC in 2014. In addition, Nevada (11-1 overall, 5-1 WCC) was selected as the No. 1 seed at the upcoming Class 1 District 12 tournament to be held Sept. 26-28...
Lady Tigers look sharp as they deal Clinton 6-3 defeat (09/23/16)
It was a good day for Nevada Lady Tigers softball Thursday afternoon at Bushwhacker Field. Behind Kylie Boyd's strong outing in the circle, Nevada put together arguably its best performance of the season, derailing the Clinton Lady Cardinals 6-3. Clinton entered the contest 5-0 in the West Central Conference. Meanwhile, the Lady Tigers improve to 3-1 in the WCC and 6-12 overall...
Eighth-grade Tigers flatten El Do, 42-20 (09/23/16)
The Nevada Tigers eighth-grade football team racked up over 400 rushing yards Tuesday night at Logan Field en route to a 42-20 victory over El Dorado Springs. "It was one of those nights where everything on offense was clicking," Tigers head coach Robert Miner said."...