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Dove hunting season to open Thursday, Sept. 1 (08/27/16)
Since Sept. 1 comes on a Thursday this year, the large population of doves within the state won't have much time to dodge hunters before the big Labor Day weekend. Which will be fine with many hunters like George Cooper, a retiree who has spent many opening days through the years working...
Tigers fall to KC Center 28-0 in weather-shortened game (08/27/16)
KANSAS CITY ---- With area-weather uncooperative, the Nevada Tigers week two West Central Conference matchup with the Kansas City Center Yellow Jackets ended midway through the second quarter with Center on top 28-0. The two squads attempted to wait out the lightning stoppage, spotted within a 10-mile radius of Center High School in southwest Kansas City, Mo. ...
NHS takes fourth at Lady Tigers Invitational (08/27/16)
In its season-opening home-event Friday at Frank E. Peters Municipal Golf Course, Nevada High School placed fourth at the eight team Lady Tigers Invitational, with Carl Junction High School coming out on top with a team score of 331. Joplin High School finished runner-up, five strokes back of Carthage...
NHS boys swim team opens season in Joplin (08/27/16)
he Nevada High School boys swim team opened its season Thursday at the Joplin Outdoor Invitational, placing seventh out of 13 teams. After completing eight of the scheduled 11 events, the meet was called due to severe weather. Two Nevada swimmers earned individual medals: Senior Thomas Prewitt placed second in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 24.47 seconds, while fellow NHS senior Cody Hansen placed seventh in the same event as Prewitt, with a time of 25.61 seconds...
Comets open season with a pair of wins (08/27/16)
The Cottey Comets volleyball team opened the season in grand fashion Friday at the Wentworth Military Academy triangular tournament in Lexington, Mo. The Comets (2-0) toppled host Wentworth in five sets for its first victory of the season: (25-21), 26-24, (25-14), 25-17, and 15-11...
Lady Tigers drop three games at softball tourney (08/27/16)
The Nevada Lady Tigers were defeated three times at Friday's Joplin Softball Invitational, falling to 0-5 on the season. The Lady Tigers were first defeated by Webb City 13-0, and were then edged by East Newton 3-2. In the final game, Nevada was beat by Staley 10-0...
Neptunes cap season at awards banquet (08/27/16)
The Nevada Neptunes put the finishing touches on another spectacular season in the pool with its annual postseason awards banquet, held Aug. 14 at First Baptist Church in Nevada. Festivities at the banquet included: dinner, a photo-video slide (power point) presentation, awards presentation, and officer and board election ---- as the Neptunes celebrated their summer of competitive swimming...
Comet volleyball opens at Wentworth triangular (08/26/16)
Cottey Comets head coach Marla Kannady-Foreman has high expectations as her team opens its volleyball season today at the Wentworth Military Academy triangular in Lexington, Mo. "Our key for having a great season is for us to come together as one unit," said the 17th-year head coach, "with sophomores keeping the incoming freshman aware of the way I run my program through strategies and coaching techniques. ...
Lady Tigers sweep Harrisonville in regular-season opener (08/26/16)
It was a big night for Nevada Lady Tigers volleyball Thursday at Wynn Gym, as NHS swept Harrisonville to kick off its 2016 campaign. Nevada's varsity team needed just two sets, throttling the visitors 25-17 and 25-10. The NHS junior varsity squad prevailed in three sets: 26-24, (25-23), and 25-21, earning coach Kori Dodson her first career victory ---- while the NHS freshman team coasted to a 25-7 and 25-6 victory...
Lady Tigers top Warrensburg to remain unbeaten (08/26/16)
The Nevada Lady Tigers tennis team stayed hot Thursday at home, defeating Warrensburg High School 5-4 in a West Central Conference matchup. With the victory, the Lady Tigers move to 3-0 overall (1-0 WCC). At No. 1 singles, Nevada's Emma Cheaney fell to Hally Pointek 8-5, while Nevada's No. 2 Erica Watanabe doubled-up Hope Dahlhoff 8-4...
Tiger football preview: 'A' game required against Center (08/24/16)
Coming off a 41-14 season opening home loss to the Seneca Indians, the Nevada Tigers return to the gridiron Friday night where they will face a stiff challenge on the road against the Kansas City Center Yellowjackets in a West Central Conference matchup...
Lady Tiger tennis off to blistering start (08/24/16)
After sweeping Monett High School 9-0 Tuesday at home, the Nevada Tigers tennis team has now won 16 of 18 (singles and doubles) matches to open its 2016 slate. Fresh off Monday's 7-2 defeat of Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School, Nevada (2-0) picked up right where it left off...
Lady Tigers bested by McD. County (08/24/16)
Playing in their first road game of the season, the Nevada Lady Tigers softball team was derailed by McDonald County 13-1 in five innings Tuesday evening. For Nevada (0-2), freshman pitcher Hailee Lundine made her varsity debut in the circle. The Lady Tigers lone run of the game came courtesy of an Emily Johnson double to right field, scoring leadoff hitter Anna Fulton...
Tiger JV, freshman football teams fall at Seneca (08/24/16)
The Nevada Tiger junior varsity and freshman football teams were defeated Monday in Seneca in the season opener for both squads. The JV Tigers fell 34-12, while the freshman team was beat 58-6. Up next Both the the JV and freshman teams are back in action Monday as they host McDonald County High School at Logan Field...
Lady Wildcats tripped up in volleyball opener (08/24/16)
The Bronaugh Lady Wildcats opened its volleyball season Tuesday evening as they played host to Liberal, falling in two sets 25-9 and 25-7. In addition, the Lady Wildcats junior varsity team was beat 25-7, 25-10. "It was a tough first game for us tonight," Bronaugh head coach Daryl Dodson said. "Liberal is the favorite to win district. The girls play hard and had a couple of good volleys."...
NHS cross country team has strong showing at Joplin Quad (08/24/16)
The Nevada High School cross country team, coached by Ryan Watts, put together a solid performance at its first event of the season Tuesday ---- the Joplin Quad. Watts said the race was a two-mile event, but added that his team will compete in the 5K for the remainder of the season...
East Newton topples Lady Tigers in extra innings (08/23/16)
After the Nevada Lady Tigers wild seventh inning rally forced the softball season-opener into extra innings Monday evening at Bushwhacker Field, a solo home run in the top of the eighth proved to be the difference as the East Newton Patriots prevailed 5-4...
Nevada's Powrie shines en route to first career feature victory (08/23/16)
After patiently biding his time for the opportunity to collect his first career feature victory, 16-year-old Nevada native Jaren Powrie achieved his goal, as he flew the checkers Saturday night at Nevada's I-49 Speedway. Powrie also netted a cool $500...
Lady Tigers tennis knocks off Thomas Jefferson in opener (08/23/16)
The Nevada Lady Tigers tennis team opened its season on a high-note defeating Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School 7-2, Monday in Nevada. For Nevada in singles matches, at No. 1 Emma Cheaney fell to Thomas Jefferson's Hayley Neighmond 8-5. At No. 2, Nevada's Erica Watanabe was edged by Audrey Neighmond 8-6...
Tigers drop opener to Seneca, 41-14 (08/20/16)
The Nevada Tigers opened its football season Friday night at Logan Field with a 41-14 non-conference loss to the Seneca Indians, as the visitors amassed 473 yards of total offense. The Tigers (0-1), who defeated Seneca 33-12 on the road last season, featured Chaden Brandt, a dynamic playmaker in the run and kick game as the centerpiece of its offense. ...
A little creativity goes a long way on camping excursions (08/20/16)
If you like to eat like I do while on an outdoor trip, there are many ways to enjoy meals while enjoying your favorite kind of outing without spending a lot of time cooking. Most people feel that the more work that can be cut from cooking, the more time there is for fun. ...
Forkner soars to third place at Unadilla National (08/20/16)
Richards native Austin Forkner, 17, flew to a third place finish at the Unadilla Pro Motocross National Aug. 13 in New Berlin, N.Y. Forkner led the first Moto race for eight laps, before a red flag slowed his momentum, finishing in seventh. Forkner then zoomed to a second place finish in the second Moto race, finishing third overall. It was Forkner's third podium (top three finish) of the Outdoor National season...
Cameron wins sub-stage of Drive Putt and Chip Championship (08/19/16)
Nine-year-old Emree Cameron of Nevada, netted the top score in the sub-regional stage of PGA's Drive Chip and Putt competition, held Aug. 13 in Omaha, Neb. The field comprised of 18 girls ages 7-9, who had previously earned invitations to Drive Chip and Putt from local qualifiers throughout Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska...
NHS softball team gets exhibition tune-up at Jamboree (08/19/16)
The Nevada Lady Tigers unofficially opened its 2016 season Saturday at the McDonald County Softball Jamboree. While there, the Lady Tigers matched up against host McDonald County High School and East Newton, playing a pair of four inning contests. Nevada assistant coach Danny Penn said the score was not kept for either game, but added that he was pleased with the Lady Tigers performance at the jamboree...
Neptunes compete in Tri-State Swim Finals at Monett (08/19/16)
The Nevada Neptunes recently traveled to Monett for the Tri-State "A" Swim Finals, with the season-ending meet held at the Ginny and Chris Fuldner Family Aquatic Center. The two-day indoor event featured 12 tri-state teams and approximately 367 swimmers, including 36 from Nevada. The Neptunes are coached by Karen Claypool, and assistant coaches Samantha Short, Shelby Thorns, Thomas Prewitt, and Tayler Matthews...