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El Dorado Christian boys second in ISAAC tourney
The El Dorado Christian varsity boys' basketball team scored big at the 2013-14 Inter-School Athletic and Academic Competition Tournament. The Buffalos started the tournament with Dayton Robison scoring his 1,000th career point in the second quarter against Indy. In that contest, ECS fell by eight points...
Comets drop two at home
The Cottey College Comets softball team opened its spring schedule with a doubleheader Friday, against North Arkansas, on the diamond at Vanek Family Memorial Field. The Lady Pioneers won both games, taking the first by a final score of 12-0, in five innings, and completing the sweep with an 11-1 win in the second, in six innings...
Lady Tigers fall in district championship
By Eric Wade Daily Mail Sports Editor CARL JUNCTION, Mo. -- For the 12th time in his 17-year tenure at the helm of the Nevada Lady Tigers basketball program and the fourth time in the last six seasons, head coach Brent Bartlett found himself and his squad playing for a district championship Saturday, at Carl Junction High School. This year, however, was a little bit different from some of the Lady Tigers' past trips to the title game...
Nevada swimmers host end of season banquet
The Nevada Lady Tigers swim team celebrated the just-completed season with an awards banquet Wednesday night. Senior Grace Reichard was recognized as the Lady Tigers' Most Valuable Swimmer, while the Lady Tigers choice award -- an award that's given based on a vote of the swimmers -- was presented to senior Maddi Gordon. Abby Landoll received the Guts Award and Aly Lunkenheimer was honored as the Lady Tigers' Newcomer of the Year...
Trout season opener a special day for anglers
To the trout angler, there is nothing like opening day of fishing in Missouri's four trout parks to remind them that spring is coming soon, despite this winter's cold and snow. Since opening day fell on a Saturday this year, a larger than usual crowd was expected, but the weather forecast kept some anglers away. At Bennett Spring, park officials said attendance was down nearly a thousand from what they expected...
Conservation Department hosts Women's Spring Workshop
How about a warm thought, as winter lingers, such as a fling outdoors in late April, when turkeys gobble, woodland wildflowers bloom and fish are biting? The Missouri Department of Conservation is offering a chance for women to enjoy a spring weekend afield and learn outdoor skills. A Discover Nature Women's Spring Workshop will be offered April 25 to 27, at the Lake Doniphan Conference and Retreat Center, at Excelsior Springs, Mo...
Cottey Comets softball canceled
The Cottey Comets softball team's scheduled games today, at North Arkansas College, Harrison, Ark., were called off due to rain in the Harrison area. The Comets are scheduled to host the Lady Pirates at 12 and 2 p.m., Thursday, at Vanek Family Field, on the Cottey campus. Coach Shelli Stanley's 2014 roster includes returnees Christine Nevins, Karla Dubon, Selena Gochenour and Rachel McPherson and seven freshman -- including former Bronaugh Lady Wildcat Susie Hartman...
Payton Hays gets playing time at FSCC
FORT SCOTT -- Former Northeast Vernon County softball standout Payton Hays is expected to see quite a bit of playing time for the Fort Scott Community College Lady Greyhounds this spring. Hays has been some seeing time in right field and has two hits in nine plate appearances this season...
Comets fall in Region play
SEDALIA, Mo. -- Top-seeded North Central Missouri College defeated Wentworth Military Academy by a final score of 93-84 and the St. Louis Community College Lady Archers downed the Cottey College Comets, 82-47, Saturday, in the NJCAA D-II Region XVI Tournament semifinals at State Fair Community College...
Bearcats baseball sweeps road pair
TISHOMINGO, Okla. -- Former Nevada Tigers baseball player Ross Wolfe finished 7-for-7 at the plate Saturday, helping the Southwest Baptist Bearcats baseball team sweep Nebraska-Kearney in two games, by the final scores of 7-4 and 14-13. Wolfe finished 3-for-3 with two doubles, a run scored and knocked in one more run in the day's first game, before going 4-for-4 with three runs scored and two RBIs in the nightcap. ...
District basketball tournament schedule amended
CARL JUNCTION -- Due to the winter storm that moved through the region over the weekend, Carl Junction High School officials were forced to make some changes to the schedules for the Class 4, District 12 boys' and girls basketball tournaments, which were to start Monday, at Carl Junction High School...
Great things ahead for Missouri paddlefish snaggers
WARSAW, Mo. --With paddlefish season fast approaching, the Missouri Department of Conservation has encouraging news for snaggers. Missouri's paddlefish snagging season runs from March 15 through April 30. The state's paddlefish snagging waters include the Osage River, below Bagnell Dam; Lake of the Ozarks; Truman and Table Rock lakes; the Missouri and Mississippi rivers, and their larger tributaries...
El Dorado Christian boys third in conference tourney
BELTON, Mo. -- Head coach Travis Cole and his El Dorado Christian varsity boys' basketball team brought home the third-place trophy from the MOKAN Conference boys' basketball tournament, Feb. 6-8. The Buffalos began the tournament Thursday, by dominating Christian Learning Center in a 70-27 victory. Player of the Game Elijah Buttorff led the offensive effort for the Buffalos with his season-high 27 points and also finished the night with eight rebounds and five steals...
Sheldon boys drop district championship
WILLARD, Mo. -- The Sheldon Panthers basketball team entered Friday night's championship game in the Class 1, District 5 Tournament as the only Class 1 team in Vernon County still alive in postseason play. The Panthers entered Friday's contest against the fifth-seeded Fair Play Hornets in the role of favorite, by seeding. Head coach Tyler Judd said before the tournament started, however, that all of the top six seeds in this year's tournament had the potential to beat anyone...
Going to the dogs: Spaniel Club hosts field trials
The Missouri Hunting Spaniel Club held their Spring field trials last weekend, featuring Spaniel owners and handlers from 14 states. The event was held at Brushy Creek Farm, near Dunnegan. Tim Baker, Springfield, president of the local club, said, "Brushy Creek is a perfect place for hunting and hosting a field trial. The farm has 220 acres of habitat managed, exclusively to provide ideal habitat game birds...
Nevada girls fall at Clinton
CLINTON, Mo. -- The Clinton Lady Cardinals survived a late rush by the Nevada Lady Tigers to conclude the regular season with a 61-55 victory Thursday night, at Clinton High School. The Lady Cardinals led, 14-9, after the contest's first 8 minutes and extended that advantage to 30-23, at the half. The Lady Cardinals went on to record a 12-9 edge in third to take a 43-32 lead into the contest's final 8 minutes, before Nevada scored 23 points in the final frame...
Tigers defeat Webb City
WEBB CITY -- The Nevada Tigers basketball team concluded its regular-season schedule Thursday night, with a victory at Webb City, 35-29, spoiling the Cardinals' Senior Night festivities, at Webb City High School. Both teams struggled with cold shooting and turnovers, but Tigers head coach John McNeley said it may not have been pretty, but it was still a win. Nevada led, 12-8, at halftime, only to see the Cardinals take a one-point advantage into the fourth quarter, up 20-19...
Bronaugh Wildcats fall in district tournament play
By Eric Wade Daily Mail Sports Editor HUME-- For the second consecutive year, the Bronaugh Wildcats boys' basketball team found itself headed to the Class 1, District 7 Tournament semifinals, pitted against the Bulldogs of Appleton City High School Thursday night...
Fort Scott Color Jam 5K run set for May 24
FORT SCOTT -- The Fort Scott Community College volleyball team will be hosting the first annual Fort Scott Color Jam 5K, on May 24, at 9 a.m. The race will start and finish at Fort Scott Community College, and is open to all interested participants...
Hunting, fishing permit deadline set for Friday
By Nicole Garner Nevada Daily Mail Hunters and anglers should prepare to renew permits for the start of the 2014 hunting and fishing seasons. The Missouri Department of Conservation has announced that all 2013 hunting and fishing permits will expire on March 1. Many permits for small game, general fishing, trout fishing and combination hunting and fishing permits are among those that must be renewed annually...