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Nevada seventh-graders clobber Carthage, 46-5 (11/25/14)
The Nevada Middle School seventh-grade girls basketball team improved to 7-1 on the season with a 46-5 home victory over Carthage, Monday night. Tigers point guard Calli Beshore led Nevada in scoring with 14 points, followed by Jadeann Highley who added 10...
Lady Knights fall to Weaubleau in season-opener (11/25/14)
Nevada Daily Mail In season opening high school basketball action Monday night, the Northeast Vernon County Knights were defeated by the Weaubleau Lady Tigers, 54-28. Late in the first quarter, NEVC point guard Becky Jennings steal and layup cut the Lady Tigers lead to 12-6...
Comets erase late deficit, defeat Greyhounds in overtime (11/25/14)
FORT SCOTT -- Cottey College took control early in overtime and defeated host Fort Scott, 64-59, in the Gladbach Classic at Arnold Arena Saturday afternoon. Despite a late Cottey run, Fort Scott led 50-46 with 1:41 remaining in regulation time after 6' 3" post Carlie Wilhelmi scored a basket. But then Machela VanGennip made two free throws with 47 seconds left to bring the Comets (6-1) within two points...
Press breakers: Cottey's speed too much for Neosho at hoops tourney (11/22/14)
Nevada Daily Mail FORT SCOTT ---- The Cottey Comets withstood 40 minutes of full court pressure defense from the Neosho County Community College Panthers, emerging with a 57-51 victory, in the first game of Fort Scott Community College's Fourth Annual Greyhound Classic, Friday afternoon at Arnold Area on the campus of FSCC...
NMS seventh-grade girls drub Joplin East (11/22/14)
After crushing Joplin South 56-3 in their previous outing, the Nevada Middle School seventh-grade girls continued their winning ways with a 45-4 road victory, Thursday evening over Joplin East. With the victory, Nevada moves to 6-1 on the season. "This was another game where we took advantage of our aggressiveness in the passing lanes and came up with some easy steals, which led to layups," Nevada head coach Danny Penn said...
Arctic blast a boon for duck hunters (11/22/14)
Last week, the Arctic weather caused a huge push of migrating waterfowl into Missouri that has made area duck hunters happy. Hunters from all across the state have tried their luck at the Schell-Osage Conservation Area near El Dorado Springs. A large concentration of the popular mallard ducks along with thousands of snow geese have stopped at the area to rest and feed on their way south...
McDuffey settling into coaching gig at NEVC (11/21/14)
Nevada Daily Mail The Northeast Vernon County (NEVC) Knights basketball teams added not just new players to their roster, but a new coach for their rapidly approaching 2014-15 season. Joel McDuffey's history with basketball began when he played the sport in junior high and high school. He then played for a junior college in Mobile, Ala...
High School basketball tournaments on tap (11/21/14)
Carthage Invitational: The boys bracket for the upcoming 68th Annual Carthage Invitational basketball tournament has been unveiled, with the Nevada Tigers drawing the 3-seed. The Tigers will open the tournament against sixth-seeded Monett at 7:30pm., Tuesday, Dec. 2...
NMS 7th girls drill Joplin South, 56-3 (11/19/14)
Nevada Daily Mail The future of girls basketball in Nevada appears to be bright, as the Tigers seventh-grade girls once again demolished an opponent. After blowout victories in three of their previous four games this year, Nevada (5-1) man-handled Joplin South at home Monday night, winning 56-3...
Sommer has successful run during cross-country career (11/19/14)
Nevada Daily Mail Nevada High School senior Ben Sommer recently achieved a life-long goal of qualifying for the state cross-country tournament. "It was a great way to finish my senior year," Sommer said. "I was really excited to go. It was the best moment of my cross-country career."...
Marquart captures first at wrestling meet (11/18/14)
Nevada's Brock Marquart finished in first place in the A-bracket of the 80 pound weight class at Nevada Middle School's season-opening wrestling meet in Columbus, Kan., Saturday. Other Nevada wrestlers to place in the A-bracket, were: Colten Shephard (third-place, 105 weight class); Jaron Powrie (fourth-place, 115 weight class); Zarius Goodman (fourth-place, 120 weight class); Morgan Cambell (fourth-place, 165 weight class); Denny Peyton (fourth-place, 180 weight class); and Caleb Longobardi (second-place, 215 weight class).. ...
NMS girls edged on court by Joplin South (11/18/14)
Nevada Daily Mail The Nevada Tigers second half rally came up just short, as they fell to Joplin South 17-14, in eighth-grade hoops action Monday night in Nevada. The loss drops the Tigers to 1-5 on the season. "Turnovers were the big difference tonight," Nevada head coach Gail Wilson said. "We threw the ball away way too many times. It killed us."...
Nevada seventh-graders notch another blowout victory (11/18/14)
The Nevada Tigers middle school girls basketball A-team stayed red-hot Friday night, routing El Dorado Springs on the road 41-0. With the win, the Tigers are now 5-1 on the season, with their only loss coming against Webb City. Tigers point guard Calli Beshore led the way with 10 points. Teagan Charles chipped in with 7 and Payge Dahmer, Lani Coonrod, and Alexis Leighty each added 6...
Comets downed in overtime by Hesston College (11/15/14)
Nevada Daily Mail The Cottey College Comets basketball team suffered their first loss of the season Friday night, falling to the visiting Hesston Larks in overtime, 74-71. With the loss, the Comets are now 3-1 on the season. The Comets were in excellent position to seal the victory, leading 63-61 with 18.4 seconds remaining in the game, but were unable to keep Hesston off the offensive glass, as Larks forward Morgan Coffman corralled J'liyah Tillman's off-target 3-pointer, and went up strong for a layup to tie the game 63-63, with 3 seconds remaining.. ...
November portion of firearm deer season kicks off today (11/15/14)
Nevada Daily Mail Missouri deer hunters are getting ready for opening day of the November portion of the statewide firearm season. Today, more than 400,000 orange clad deer hunters will kick off the 2014 November portion of the firearm deer season ---- looking for a trophy buck or a nice size doe. Many of the first weekend hunters will be rewarded as opening day and weekend usually results in a sizable harvest of up to 80 percent of the 11-day season...
Nevada seventh-graders trounce Fort Scott, 51-4 (11/15/14)
In middle school basketball action Thursday night, the Nevada seventh-grade A-team (3-1) steamrolled Fort Scott 51-4. Nevada's B-team followed suit, dispatching Fort Scott 31-0. "We rebounded from a tough loss to Webb City on Tuesday and came out aggressive tonight," Nevada head coach Danny Penn said. "We did a nice job of putting pressure on their ball-handlers and turned that into lots of turnovers and fast breaks."...
Cottey cross-country runners compete in national tournament (11/14/14)
Three Cottey College cross-country runners competed in a national tournament in Texas on Nov. 8. According to a Cottey press release: "Three members of the inaugural Cottey College Cross Country team competed at the National Junior College Athletic Association Nationals last week in Lubbock, Texas...
Nevada eighth-grade basketball splits a pair with Fort Scott (11/14/14)
Nevada Daily Mail The Nevada Middle School eighth-grade girls A-team was defeated by the Fort Scott Tigers 30-15, Thursday in Nevada. The NMS B-team won 17-6. With the loss, the NMS eighth-grade A-team falls to 0-4 on the season, while the B-team moves to 3-0...
NHS girls hoops Jamboree slated for Nov. 20 (11/14/14)
Nevada will be hosting an upcoming girls high school hoops jamboree, which tips off at 6 p.m., Nov. 20 at Wynn Gym. Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for students, and concession items will be available. According to information made available by NHS athletic director John McNeley, the schedule of games is as follows:...
Reichard enjoying success on Ashland University swim and dive team (11/14/14)
Grace Reichard of Nevada is on the women's swimming and diving team at Ashland University (Ohio). Reichard is majoring in dietetics. She is a 2014 graduate of Nevada High School. The Ashland University women's swim team is an NCAA Division II team and a part of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference...
NMS hoops teams earn split with Seneca, tumble to Webb City (11/14/14)
Nevada Middle School's teams split with Seneca but fell to Webb City, at Seneca Thursday. The Nevada seventh-grade girls defeated Seneca 43-11. "We played the second half under a running clock and we were able to get everyone into the game," said head coach Danny Penn...
Cottey basketball off to 3-0 start (11/14/14)
Fresh off a 74-67 road victory over St. Mary's junior varsity Wednesday night, the Cottey Comets moved to 3-0 on the season. This is now the second time Cottey has defeated St. Mary junior varsity, having beaten them 59-53 at home on Nov. 4. For Cottey, forward Linsey Denney led the way with a team-high 19 points, while going 4-for-4 from the free throw line...
Nevada YMCA swim team fares well at Monett Invitational (11/14/14)
Nevada's swim team had a number of placers in the Monett Marlins Invitational Nov. 8 at the Monett Area YMCA. The one-day, two-session meet featured six YMCA teams and 170 plus swimmers, including 11 from Nevada, led by head coach Abel Hagan and assistant coach Jesse Claypool. Karen Claypool was on deck to coach the swimmers...
Sheldon drops heartbreaker in Hume Invitational title game (11/12/14)
Nevada Daily Mail The Sheldon Panthers junior high boys basketball season concluded in agonizing fashion, as they fell 29-28 on a last second shot to the Rich Hill Tigers, in the championship game of the Hume Invitational, Saturday night. The loss was the first of the season for Sheldon, as they finished 13-1. Rich Hill is just beginning their season, moving to 3-0 after sweeping through the week-long tournament...
Comets pick up win over Mo. Valley (11/12/14)
The Cottey Comets basketball team defeated Missouri Valley College's junior varsity team, 55-47, Friday night in Marshall. The win moves the Comets to 2-0 on the season. Allen double-double For Cottey, center Emily Allen led the way with 17 points off of 7-for-17 shooting, including 3-for-7 from the foul line. Allen also added 12 rebounds, five of the offensive variety, to go along with 2 steals...