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Grasshopper invasion can be beneficial for fishermen
It's that time of the year when grasshoppers invade our area, and that's not all bad. I remember when my neighbor thought it was very funny as I casted a grasshopper I had just picked up into a pond. When a big bluegill followed the hopper and hit it, the neighbor saw things differently...
NHS volleyball teams sweep Harrisonville in season-opener
In their season-opener, the Nevada Tigers varsity volleyball team defeated Harrisonville at home Thursday night, needing only two sets (25-8 and 25-21). The NHS freshmen team prevailed against Harrisonville in two sets, 25-19 and 25-21. And the junior varsity team also won in two sets, 25-21 and 25-9...
Tigers unable to stop Caldwell, Center High School ground attack
Nevada Daily Mail In a game that was delayed 75 minutes due to lightning, the Nevada Tigers received a rude welcoming in their first West Central Conference football game, losing on the road Friday night to the Kansas City Center Yellowjackets, 33-14...
NHS golfers place fourth at Lady Tigers Invitational
Nevada Daily Mail The Nevada High School girls' golf team placed fourth Friday at the Nevada Lady Tigers Invitational Tournament. The 18 hole, eight-team tournament, took place at Frank E. Peters Municipal Golf Course in Nevada. The course is a par 72, which breaks down to a par 36 on the front and back nines...
Cottey College cross country begins new chapter
Nevada Daily Mail It's a new team and a new beginning for Cottey College as the school fields a first-year program in cross country. Austin Bunn is in his first year but his ninth in coaching. "Getting everything into sync with the group, learning the processes, and getting them all on board in believing in the program and goals," said Bunn of the challenge in putting together the team...
Wildcats take two close sets in defeat of Panthers
Nevada Daily Mail In Thursday evening high school volleyball action, the Bronaugh Wildcats (1-2) edged the Sheldon Panthers (0-2) in two sets, 25-23, and 27-25. The Wildcats were able to hold on in the second set, after blowing leads of 23-16 and 24-20...
NHS tennis to resume match against Monett, falls to Warrensburg
Nevada's tennis match with Monett ended early due to lightening. The match will be made up on 4:30 p.m., Friday, Sep. 19 at Nevada. The Tigers had the better of it, winning four matches of the seventh that got played. "We were playing pretty well," NHS head coach Samantha Short said of the postponed match."...
Local resident recalls memories of Nevada Red Sox playing career
Nevada Daily Mail Some of Nevada resident Bill Perry's fondest memories took place during his playing career with the Nevada Red Sox, a local semi-professional baseball team. "I was a better fielder than I was a hitter," Perry said. Perry, who grew up just north of Nevada, in Horton, was a middle infielder for the Red Sox from 1949 until the early '70s...
NHS tennis edged by Thomas Jefferson
Nevada Daily Mail The Nevada High School girls' tennis team opened the season with matches against Carl Junction High School and Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School. Nevada fell to Thomas Jefferson 5-4 Monday afternoon. In singles play, Megan Payne prevailed over Lia Wu 6-4...
Nevada High School freshman squad cruises past Willard
Nevada Daily Mail The Nevada High School freshman football team opened its season with a 30-12 thumping of the Willard High School freshman Monday night at Logan Field. With temperatures nearing 100 degrees, kickoff was moved back an hour. Running the ball exclusively on their opening drive, Willard nearly chewed up the entire first quarter clock. The time consuming drive, however, did not yield any points, as Willard turned the ball over on downs on the Nevada 33 yard line...
Hole-in-one for Leonard
In the process of preparing the Nevada High School girls golf team for the upcoming Nevada Lady Tiger Invitational Golf Tournament next Friday, I needed to let the girls play some of the holes we usually don't get to play (Nos. 4,5,6 and 7 at Frank E. Peters Municipal Golf Course)...
Big game from Brandt not enough in season opener
Nevada Daily Mail In season-opening high school football action Friday night at Logan Field, the Nevada Tigers fell to the Willard Tigers 43-26. A major bright spot for Nevada was the performance of junior running back Chaden Brandt, who exploded for touchdown runs of 43 and 60 yards...
Dove hunting season drawing near
Nevada Daily Mail In less than two weeks the 2014 dove season gets underway, and thousands of Missouri dove hunters are getting ready. Hunters looking for a place to open the season might check, the website mdc.mo.gov/18183 to get information on nearly 100 conservation areas across the state where crops have been planted to attract the birds...
Thoreson sees room for improvement after VB Jamboree
Thoreson sees room for improvement after VB Jamboree
Heathman named starting quarterback for Friday's opener
Nevada Daily Mail With temperatures soaring into the high 90s Thursday afternoon, Nevada High School football players hit the field in preparation for Friday night's season opener against Willard High School. The official start time for the game has been moved back an hour, to 8 p.m...
Neptunes swimmers honored at end of season banquet
Nevada Daily Mail The Nevada Neptunes annual end of season awards banquet took place Aug. 17 at the First Baptist Church, where the team and their guests celebrated a summer of competitive swimming. Featured during the banquet was a photo slide of the team's season, along with the election of the board and team officers. The team is coached by Karen Claypool...
Senior golfer Householder eyes big season in '14
Nevada Daily Mail Nevada High School's Hannah Householder hopes to lead a senior-laden girls' golf team to post-season success this year. Additionally, Householder said one of her main objectives is to medal at the state tournament. "That's the top 15," she said. "And I would like to be at least in the top 10 in state."...
Patience pays dividends on the lake
Patience pays dividends on the lake
Nevada High School AD McNeley reflects on career, previews upcoming fall sports
Nevada Daily Mail After spending 18 seasons as the head coach of the Nevada boys high school basketball team, John McNeley will be noticeably absent from the sideline this year. McNeley, who is entering his second year as the school's athletic director, relinquished his coaching duties at the conclusion of the 2014 basketball season...
Little league football registration just around the corner
Nevada Little League Football registration and equipment checkout for fifth and sixth-graders is set for 9 -10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23 at Twin Lakes City Municipal Golf Course. Registration for third and fourth-graders will be from 10-11 a.m. at the same location...
Nevada Middle School to host volleyball clinic, team tryouts on tap
Nevada Middle School is hosting a volleyball skills clinic from 3-5 p.m., Monday Aug. 18, and Wednesday Aug. 20, in the NMS gym. The clinic is open to fifth-grade through eighth-grade girls. The registration fee is $25. Daily instruction, t-shirts, and snacks will be provided at the camp...
Football Jamboree tonight, Softball Jamboree slated for Saturday
Nevada Daily Mail Nevada High School will be participating in Friday evening's Football Jamboree in Stockton. The four-team scrimmage will begin at 7 p.m. at the Stockton High School football field. Nevada will face off against Stockton High School, Lamar High School, and Pierce City High School...
Yoakam pleased with recent scrimmage performance
Nevada Daily Mail The Nevada Tigers football scrimmage Saturday night at Logan Field went well according to head coach Erik Yoakam. "You see some things you need to work on, some things that weren't so good, and some things that were really good," he said. "I think we're kind of in that beginning stage, trying to put things together...
July an action-packed month for area Tae Kwon Do students
July turned out to be a whirlwind month for Nevada Tae Kwon Do students. Three students who competed in their first tournament, Brooklyn Kutina, Nathan Slichenmyer, and Bradey Denny ---- where honored July 26 for their tournament performances. Some local Martial Arts students also participated in the Midwest Martial Arts Association Southern Conference tournament in Springfield, July 19...
Nevada High School AD McNeley excited about joining new conference
Nevada High School Athletic Director John McNeley has high hopes for the school's athletic programs as they embark upon their inaugural season in the West Central Conference. "It's an exciting time for us," McNeley said. McNeley is entering his second year as the school's athletic director. Former AD Kevin McKinley retired from the position in 2013...