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Lady Tigers 3-point barrage buries Butler (12/17/14)
Nevada Daily Mail The Nevada Lady Tigers were deadly accurate from long-range Monday night, connecting on 11 3-pointers in a 75-29 demolition of the Butler Bulldogs. The home win improves Nevada's record to 5-2. Nevada guard Mikayla Bartlett torched the Butler defense, drilling five 3-pointers in the first quarter, and seven for the game. Bartlett finished with a game-high 26 points...
JV wrestlers hit the mat, place high (12/17/14)
Nevada High School's junior varsity wrestling team took to the mat Dec. 11, at home against Harrisonville. Nevada Individual results 113 pounds: Clay Landoll, second-place. 132 pound A: Cameron Diaz, second-place. 132 pound B: Christian Aguilar, third-place...
NMS eighth-grade girls wrap up season (12/17/14)
Nevada Middle School's eighth grade girls' basketball team wrapped up the season with a third place finish in the Tri County Tournament at Joplin East, bouncing back from a 30-18 loss to Carthage to edge Joplin South 20-19. "It was a good week to finish with," noted Coach Gail Wilson...
Knight Court: NEVC trumps Sheldon en route to fifth victory (12/16/14)
Nevada Daily Mail WALKER ---- The Northeast Vernon County Knights boys basketball team continued their winning ways, defeating the Sheldon Panthers 38-33 Friday night. With the victory, the Knights improve to 5-1 overall, and 3-0 in the Golden Valley Conference.Sheldon drops to 1-4 overall, and 1-2 in GVC play...
Sheldon girls coast to victory over NEVC (12/16/14)
Nevada Daily Mail WALKER ---- The Sheldon Lady Panthers picked up a 42-25 road victory against the Northeast Vernon County Knights, Friday night. Sheldon forward Logan Lamb was a force inside, connecting on 10 field goals, while going 3 for 5 from the free throw line, to finish with a game-high 23 points...
Cottey lets big lead slip away in loss to Allen County (12/16/14)
Nevada Daily Mail The Cottey Comets hosted the Red Devils of Allen County Community College on Friday night at Hinkhouse Center, losing 62-56. This was the second meeting of the year between teams, with the Comets losing 91-84 in Iola, Kan., Nov. 25...
Against Smith-Cotton, NHS girls win, boys fall (12/16/14)
Nevada High School basketball teams split with Sedalia Smith-Cotton Friday on the road, with the girls prevailing 49-37 and the boys falling 57-41. In the girls' game, the Tigers got out quickly, racing to an 18-5 first-quarter advantage. NHS went cold, managing just two points in the second period. The Tiger defense allowed just seven points but the margin was cut to 20-12 at intermission...
NMS seventh-graders take third-place at Tri-County (12/16/14)
JOPLIN ---- After narrowly missing out on an opportunity to play in the Tri-County Tournament championship game, the Nevada Middle School seventh-grade girls basketball team instead settled for a 33-0 blowout win over Neosho in the third-place game...
NHS wrestlers compete at Carl Junction tourney (12/16/14)
The Nevada Tigers high school wrestling team competed at the Carl Junction Classic over the weekend, where several Tigers advanced to first-place matches. Individual results Round 2: Jacob Johnson (Nevada) over Seth Bennett (Labette County, fall 0:37); Round 3: Johnson over Zach Consier (Carl Junction, fall 0:31); Round 4: Johnson over Kyle Hall (McDonald County, fall 0:41); first-place match: Johnson over Bryce Logan (Monett, MD 20-10)...
Lady Hornets sting NEVC, earn road victory (12/13/14)
Nevada Daily Mail WALKER ---- The Hume Lady Hornets improved to 4-1 with a 61-11 win over the Northeast Vernon County Lady Knights, Thursday night. The loss drops NEVC to 1-4. Hume forward Brhett Mumma had a big first quarter, scoring seven points, as the Lady Hornets led 19-0 after the first frame...
Lady Tigers cruise past Smith-Cotton, 49-37 (12/13/14)
The Nevada Lady Tigers defeated Sedalia Smith-Cotton 49-37, in a Friday night road matchup. With the win, Nevada improves to 4-2 overall and 2-1 in the West Central Conference. Nevada was paced by guard Mikayla Bartlett, who poured in 24 points. Lady Tigers center Rilie Good scored 13, while forward Megan Payne added 9...
Winter months good for outdoor activities (12/13/14)
Nevada Daily Mail December is nearly half gone and a lot of outdoorsmen and women can't wait until spring to get outside, and there are many others who look forward to the winter months for a variety of reasons. Hunters like Carl Ferguson, of Sedalia, who has hunted rabbits for more than 40 years, said, "That first snow means it's time to go rabbit hunting. ...
NEVC Knights defeat Hume, double win total from a year ago (12/13/14)
Nevada Daily Mail WALKER ---- The Northeast Vernon County Knights boys basketball team is off to a fast start, improving to 4-1, with a decisive 53-32 victory over the Hume Hornets, Thursday night. Under first year head coach Joel McDuffey, the Knights have already doubled their win total from last season...
Nevada traveling hoops team picks up first-place finish (12/12/14)
In rematch, Comets bested by Greyhounds (12/12/14)
The Cottey Comets were defeated in a nail-biter by the visiting Fort Scott Community College Greyhounds, 60-58, Tuesday night at Hinkhouse Center. The loss drops the Comets to 6-3. This is the second time this season the two squads have squared off, with the Comets taking the first game 64-59, Nov. 22, at the Fourth Annual Greyhound Classic in Fort Scott...
Sheldon hoops teams toppled by Golden City (12/12/14)
Sheldon dropped a pair of games Tuesday night to visiting Golden City, with the boys falling in a close outing, 47-43, and the girls tumbling 50-29. In the boys' game, the teams were knotted at the first break at 12 apiece. The teams were even again in the second period, although the visitors managed to squeak out a 21-20 halftime lead...
NMS seventh-graders edged by Webb City in Tri-County semifinal (12/12/14)
JOPLIN ---- After leading Webb City 18-9 at halftime during the semifinals of the Tri-County tournament Tuesday, the Nevada Middle School seventh-grade girls basketball team was unable to hold on, losing 28-26. The loss moves Nevada to 12-2 on the year, with both defeats coming against Webb City...
NHS wrestling team outpointed by Bolivar (12/12/14)
The Nevada Tigers wrestling team fell to Bolivar in a Tuesday road meet. Bolivar collected 46 points to Nevada's 27. Individual results 113 pound: Caleb Hoover (Bolivar) over Clay Landoll (Nevada). 132 pound: Colton Shrewsbury (Nevada) over Chase Hampton (Bolivar)...
Lady Tigers surge past Clinton, 52-40 (12/10/14)
Nevada Daily Mail With the score knotted 35-35 after three quarters, the Nevada Lady Tigers basketball team blew open the game with a 13-0 fourth quarter run, on their way to topping the Clinton Lady Cardinals 52-40 at Wynn Gym Tuesday night. The victory improves Nevada to 3-2 overall and 1-1 in West Central Conference play...
Cold shooting dooms Nevada boys in Clinton loss (12/10/14)
Nevada Daily Mail An off shooting night from Nevada perimeter players played a major factor in the team's 56-44 Tuesday night home loss to the Clinton Cardinals. However, a monster performance from center Clay Gayman kept Nevada within striking distance until about midway through the third quarter. Gayman finished with 17 points, 17 rebounds and a blocked shot...
NMS seventh-graders club Carthage (12/10/14)
Joplin ---- The No. 3 seed Nevada Middle School seventh-grade girls basketball team had an easy go of it Monday night in the opening round of the Tri-County tournament, blowing out sixth-seeded Carthage 41-8 . With the victory, Nevada improves to 12-1...
Nevada High wrestlers hit road for Invite (12/10/14)
Nevada High School wrestlers took to the mat Dec. 5-6 in Pleasant Hill at the Steve Leslie Invitational. In total 12 schools participated in the event. Nevada Individual results 120 pounds: Clay Landoll finished 3-6, and placing eighth, scoring 28 team points...
Nevada High boys pick up first win (12/10/14)
Playing in a consolation game at the Carthage tournament Saturday, the Nevada Tigers boys' basketball team battled back from an early deficit to defeat Seneca 37-29. The victory was the first of the season for Nevada, as they improve to 1-3. Nevada was in an offensive funk early, as they trailed 8-3 after the first quarter...
Nevada eighth-graders edge Joplin North (12/10/14)
Nevada's eighth grade basketball girls slipped past Neosho 20-18 in overtime in the Tri-County Tournament, at Joplin North, Monday night. The Middle School Tigers were seeded sixth, surprising the higher seed Neosho team, which got the third slot. Next up is second seed Carthage for Nevada...
Sheldon boys defeated by Golden City (12/10/14)
The Sheldon Panthers boys basketball team fell to Golden City 47-43 in a Tuesday night home contest. The loss drops Tyler Judd's club to 1-2 overall, and 1-1 in Golden Valley conference play. The Panthers are next set to face Thomas Jefferson, in a road game Thursday night...