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Howarth named associate head coach of Lady Tigers (05/28/16)
Nevada High School freshman boys basketball coach, Blake Howarth, has been promoted to the position of associate head basketball coach of the Lady Tigers varsity basketball team. "I was honored to receive this position," Howarth told the Daily Mail. "It was hard to leave the boys program, as I have loved watching them grow as players...
Dodson selected to lead Lady Tigers freshman basketball team (05/28/16)
Nevada R-5 recently named Kori Dodson of Liberal, as the new head coach of the Lady Tigers freshman basketball team, replacing Anne Smoot. In addition, Dodson will serve as a varsity girls assistant coach on Brent Bartlett's Lady Tigers basketball staff, as well as an assistant on Ashley Thoreson's volleyball staff...
Teen Anglers Tournament held on Stockton Lake (05/28/16)
More than 2,000 individuals attended the weigh-in at the Teen Anglers Tournament held on Stockton Lake Sunday. They watched as the young anglers brought in their catch to be weighed. There were 166 teams of two anglers representing 54 Missouri middle and high schools...
Forkner places eighth in professional debut (05/28/16)
Former amateur Motocross star Austin Forkner, 17, of Richards, made his professional Motocross debut last weekend at the Hangtown Nationals in Sacramento, Calif., placing eighth. Forkner's eighth-place finish was the tops among all rookie riders at the event...
Ketterman named as Tigers 2016 MVP (05/28/16)
The Nevada Tigers baseball team was honored Thursday evening at Nevada High School, with various awards being presented and handed out by the school's varsity, junior varsity and freshman coaches ---- Danny Penn, Kyle Talley, Eric Cameron, and Jake Stevenson...
Bartlett returns to sidelines with Lady Tigers (05/27/16)
Brent Bartlett has been named as the Nevada Lady Tigers head basketball coach, replacing Jenny Allard who recently resigned from Nevada R-5. Bartlett, who took over the program in 1997, stepped away from coaching in March of 2015, retiring with a career record of 301-179. Bartlett's 301 victories over 18 seasons with the Lady Tigers is by far the most in school history...
10-and-under Tigers: Silver Division champs (05/27/16)
Tigers youth basketball camp slated for June 13-17 (05/27/16)
The Nevada Tigers basketball summer youth camp will take place June 13-17 at Wynn Gymnasium for third through sixth-grades. The camp will emphasize the fundamentals of basketball and skill improvement. "This is a great chance for the area youth to not only improve their skills, but to also have a fun and exciting basketball experience throughout the week," Nevada varsity head basketball coach Shaun Gray said...
FSCC men's basketball team to host youth camp (05/27/16)
Fort Scott, Kan. ---- According to a press release from Fort Scott Community College, the FSCC men's basketball team will host its annual youth summer basketball camp June 6-10 at Arnold Arena on the campus of FSCC. "The day camp is open to students grades third through ninth. The first session, for children in grades third through fifth, will be held each day from 9 a.m. to noon. The second session, for grades sixth through ninth, will be held each day from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m...
Gardner, Lockhart win Kelly Bradham Newcomer Award (05/25/16)
Nevada High School sophomore Zach Gardner and freshman Patience Lockhart were named as the 2015-16 male and female recipients of the Kelly Bradham Newcomer Award, with the presentation taking place Tuesday at the Nevada High School Media Center. Created in November of 2001, the Kelly Bradham Newcomer Award is presented to the athlete who has made the most significant contribution as a first-time letter-winner of any varsity athletic team at Nevada High School for the current school year. ...
El Dorado Christian School wins big at state track meet (05/25/16)
Six Tigers pick up conference accolades (05/25/16)
A half-dozen Nevada Tiger baseball players collected West Central Conference honors. Making the All-West Central Conference team: Nevada catcher Brett Mitchell (Sr.), shortstop/pitcher Tyler Ketterman (Jr.), infielder/pitcher Branden Harder (So.), pitcher Derek O'Dell (Sr.), and outfielder/pitcher Andrew Heathman (Sr). Named as an honorable mention, outfielder Myles McNeley (Jr)...
Host families sought for Griffons players (05/25/16)
With the Nevada Griffons baseball season just around the corner, several players are still in need of host families for the 2016 season. Host families and individuals are expected to house players for eight weeks, the duration of the season ---- providing a room and meals. For families or individuals interested, contact housing coordinator Dan Keller at 417-321-7722...
NHS students honored at Senior Recognition Night (05/24/16)
During Senior Recognition Night Friday at Nevada High School's Wynn Gym, nearly $285,000 in scholarship money was awarded to the 2016 NHS senior class. Midway through the ceremony, student-athletes were honored as prestigious awards were handed out. Presenting the sports awards, NHS athletic director John McNeley said 13 NHS student-athletes have signed national letters-of-intent to continue their athletic careers at the collegiate-level...
Tiger duo receives all-district accolades (05/24/16)
Nevada High School senior Brett Mitchell and junior Tyler Ketterman were recently tabbed as First-Team (Class 4 District 12) All-District baseball selections. Mitchell, a catcher who has committed to play baseball at Coffeyville (Kan) Community College, and Ketterman, a shortstop and pitcher, were among the team leaders in multiple offensive categories in 2016...
Bradley, Warner narrowly miss on qualifying for state track meet (05/24/16)
Nevada High School seniors Reagan Bradley and Carsten Warner fell just short of qualifying for the Missouri Class 4 track-and-field state championship meet. Competing at Saturday's Class 4 Section 3 track-and-field meet at Bolivar High School, Bradley and Warner needed top four finishes in their respective events to qualify for state...
Pritchett garners first-team all-conference honors (05/21/16)
Former Nevada Lady Tigers softball standout Mackenzie Pritchett, now attending Avila University in Kansas City, was recently tabbed as a Heart of America All-Conference First-team selection. According to an Avila University press release, "Pritchett earned First Team All-Conference honors, as well as a Rawlings Gold Glove for her play at second base in her first season with the Eagles after transferring from Crowder College."...
With spring in the air, thoughts turn to camping (05/21/16)
In May, campers' thoughts turn to the campgrounds for many reasons. Spring, camping is special. You don't have to put up with many bugs, and usually the fishing is at its best. Camping in a tent or RV can be a family adventure during spring before the big Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start of the camping season...
Griffons seeking host families for 2016 season (05/20/16)
The Nevada Griffons Board of Directors is seeking host families for Griffons baseball players for the upcoming 2016 season. Griffons players come from colleges throughout the country to play in Nevada, while host families and individuals agree to house a player for eight weeks, the duration of the season ---- providing a room and meals...
Hornets stung by Drexel in district-play (05/20/16)
The fourth-seeded Hume Hornets were defeated by top-seeded Drexel 12-0 in the semifinals of the Class 1 District 13 baseball tournament Thursday in Walker. Drexel southpaw Trevor Gunnels and relief pitcher Ty Woltkamp combined for a five-inning no-hitter, striking out 13 of the 15 batters they faced...
Cottey set to add athletic programs (05/20/16)
Cottey College is making preparations to expand its athletic department, as the school is aiming to add golf and tennis beginning in the 2017-18 school year. Comets Athletic Director Stephanie Beason confirmed to the Daily Mail, that a search is underway for coaches, as the head coaching vacancies for the golf and tennis positions have been posted...
Sommer medals in district tourney (05/20/16)
Nevada High School junior Matthew Sommer was the lone Tiger to medal at the recent Class 1 District 12 tennis tournament in Warrensburg. Sommer, a first-year tennis player finished in fourth-place out of 12 players, as the top four receive medals. In the first round, Sommer defeated Jerry Skinner of Clinton 7-6 (7-4 tiebreaker), 6-4. He then bested Odmund Bautista of Sacred Heart 7-5, 6-4 to advance to the semifinals, where he fell to No. 1 seed Max Manley of Warrensburg, 6-1, 6-0...
Cottey's Cavanaugh signs with Stephens College (05/20/16)
Cameron grand at Oklahoma State Golf Invitational (05/20/16)
Nevada-native Emree Cameron, 8, picked up her 22nd career victory Sunday, winning the 3rd annual U.S. Kids Golf Oklahoma State Invitational held May 14-15 at Indian Springs Country Club in Broken Arrow. During the first round of play, Cameron and the field battled cold, blustery conditions as well as tough pen placements. ...
Forkner gearing up for Hangtown Nationals (05/20/16)
Austin Forkner, a 17-year-old Motocross phenom from Richards, will hit track May 21 at the Hangtown Nationals in Sacramento, Calif. Forkner, who is racing exclusively in the Outdoor Nationals in 2016 as he preps for his 2017 Supercross debut, will be the youngest rider on the track. ...