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NHS kicks off track season with annual Invite
Nevada Daily Mail Nevada High School is slated to host its 17th Annual Track and Field Invitational Saturday morning at the NHS track. Nevada track and field head coach Robert Watts said he was hopeful the community would come out to support the event, adding that admission is free...
Dandy debut: Nevada opens 2015 golf season with Neosho Invitational win
The Nevada Tigers boys golf team has opened its season on a high-note, capturing first place at Thursday's Neosho Invitational. Nevada's victory marks the second consecutive year the Tigers have won the event. Nevada golf coach Brian Leonard said that his team had to overcome rough conditions at Neosho's Municipal Golf Course...
Bronaugh elementary teams knock off Ballard
The Bronaugh Wildcats fifth and sixth-grade boys and girls basketball teams both came away with road wins against Ballard Tuesday night. The boys cruised to a 50-19 victory, while the girls won a 19-7 defensive battle. Boys game The Bronaugh boys stormed out to a 19-6 first quarter lead, and blanked Ballard in the second frame, to take a commanding 23-6 halftime advantage...
Cottey softball looks to regroup after rough start
Nevada Daily Mail After dropping four games during a recent road trip, the Cottey Comets are off to an 0-9 start. Due to weather, the Comets were forced to move their scheduled March 18 home game against Kansas City Kansas Community College, to Kansas City. The Comets were able to get in one game, a 19-1 loss. Cottey trailed 3-2 after one inning of the second game, but the contest was called due to rain...
El Do boys wrap up season with third-place finish
The El Dorado Springs third and fourth-grade boys basketball team took three out of four games at the Lakeland Youth Basketball Invitational, March 13-14, wrapping up their season with an exciting third-place finish. El Dorado Springs High School senior Richard Lyness, founded the team a year ago, and also serves as the head coach. Lyness was assisted by EHS sophomore Shane Trowbridge, parents Kevin and Brandi McCullough, and Nathan Murry...
Tigers dispatch Warrensburg in season-opener
Nevada Daily Mail After last year's crushing loss in the district semifinals, The Nevada Tigers were finally able to exact some revenge on the Warrensburg Tigers, dealing them a 6-1 defeat in Monday afternoon's season-opener at Lyons Stadium. Despite entering the season with numerous question marks after losing key upperclassmen from the 2014 team, the Tigers (1-0) looked sharp defensively as junior starting pitcher Derek O"Dell cruised to victory...
Panthers maul NEVC Knights to open season
The defending class 1 district 7 champion Sheldon Panthers opened their baseball season on a high-note, thumping the Northeast Vernon County Knights 10-2 in Walker, Monday. Sheldon senior Micah Swanson was the winning pitcher. Fellow Panthers seniors Jesse Spencer and Trenton Heckadon accounted for five RBIs, with Heckadon launching a 3-run homer run, while Spencer also went yard, belting a 2-run home run...
Statewide pheasant hunting numbers anybody's guess
Nevada Daily Mail The news from the Missouri Department of Conservation that the pheasant hunting season this year will be open statewide, doesn't mean that the numbers of the popular game- bird has increased. Beth Emmerich, research scientist for MDC, said, "Having a statewide season on pheasants will eliminate some of the confusion regarding pheasant hunting."...
Area elementary school basketball teams in action
BRONAUGH ----The Bronaugh fifth and sixth-grade girls defeated Hume 26-12 Wednesday night, while the Bronaugh boys edged Hume 38-35. Girls game Bronaugh trailed 10-5 after the first quarter, but held Hume to just two points the remainder of the game, as they pulled away for the 14 point victory...
Cottey drops pair to Stephens College
The Cottey Comets softball team fell to 0-4 on the young season, after dropping a pair of games to the Stephens College Stars, Tuesday afternoon at American Legion Park in Columbia. The Comets were toppled in the first game of the twinbill 11-4, and were blanked in the second game 10-0...
Tridents compete at Heartland Area Championships
The Osage Prairie YMCA Tridents swim team participated in Heartland Area Championships, March 13-15 at the Chuck Fruit Aquatic Center in Edwardsville, Ill. Tre Tridents finished with 50 team points, all of which were accumulated by Cody Leung, placing them 24th out of 26 teams. The top prize went to the host Edwardsville YMCA Breakers, who finished with 4,747 team points. A grand total of 683 swimmers attended the event...
Bartlett wins WCC Coach of the Year
Nevada Daily Mail Nevada Lady Tigers head basketball coach Brent Bartlett was named the 2015 West Central Conference Coach of the Year. Bartlett's Lady Tigers finished the season 21-5 while going 10-2 in conference-play. Nevada's season ended March 7 in the Class 4 District 13 championship game in Warrensburg, with a loss to Bolivar...
Allard guides JV team to 16 straight wins
Nevada Daily Mail Winning 16 consecutive games is a nice accomplishment at any level in organized basketball. The 2014-15 Nevada Lady Tigers junior varsity basketball team did just that, beginning the season by dropping their first four contests, before reeling off 16 straight victories over a nearly three-month period...
NHS participates in baseball jamboree
The Nevada Tigers baseball team played two four inning exhibition contests in Saturday's Neosho Jamboree, which was moved to Missouri Southern State University in Joplin due to weather. The Tigers dropped their first game, falling to Neosho 7-1, and later lost to Seneca 3-1...
Bronaugh splits with NEVC
The Bronaugh Wildcats fifth-and sixth grade girls and boys basketball teams earned a home split with the Northeast Vernon County Knights. Boys game The Knights defeated the Wildcats 31-20. NEVC's Justin Culbertson scored 17 points, hitting 3 of 8 free throws, while Dayton Davis chipped in with 12 points...
Area players headline All-GVVC girls team
Nevada Daily Mail After winning their first conference championship in 14 years, Bronaugh Lady Wildcats players Martell Moore, Taylor Stratford, and Amanda Raper were selected to the All-Golden Valley Vernon County Conference first team. Hume Lady Hornets junior point guard Brhett Mumma also garnered first team accolades...
Master Walleye circuit hits Stockton Lake
Nevada Daily Mail For the first time in the 31 year history of the Cabela's Master Walleye Circuit, a tournament was held in Missouri. The event last weekend kicked off the circuit's 2015 season and drew anglers from 10 states as much warmer weather welcomed the 44 walleye anglers to Stockton lake...
Cottey softball at home Wednesday
The Cottey Comets softball team has a full slate of action scheduled for the upcoming week. The Comets first hit the field Tuesday, as they pay a visit to Stephens College in Columbia, with the first game scheduled for 2 p.m. The Comets then return to Cottey Wednesday, to host Kansas City Kansas Community College, with the start time of the first game not yet announced...
Barker, Gayman make All-Conference basketball squad
Nevada Tigers senior guard Brandon Barker, and 6-foot-4 freshman center Clay Gayman were selected to the 2015 West Central Conference All-Conference basketball team. Senior point guard Matt Sommer garnered Honorable Mention. All-District team Barker, a 6-foot-1 shooting guard, was also named to the Class 4 District 13 All-District team. ...