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Lady Tigers fend off Pleasant Hill in district semifinals, advance to face Bolivar in finals
Nevada Daily Mail WARRENSBURG ---- Post-season basketball is about surviving and advancing. And for the 14th time in his 18 seasons as head basketball coach, Brent Bartlett has guided the Nevada Lady Tigers to the district championship game. "That's a pretty special accomplishment," Bartlett said. "I've been blessed to coach great athletes and talent."...
Bartlett reflects on early coaching career
Nevada Daily Mail This is the first of a two-part story, with the second installment focusing on Nevada High School During his college days in the late-80s, Nevada Lady Tigers head basketball coach Brent Bartlett never imagined he would be coaching girls basketball at any level. But 21 seasons and 368 victories later, Bartlett's outlook on the sport has drastically changed...
Pleasant Hill downs Tigers in district tournament
Nevada Daily Mail The fifth-seeded Nevada Tigers basketball team was defeated 51-47 by the fourth-seeded Pleasant Hill Roosters, in the opening round of the Missouri Class 4 District 13 boys basketball tournament in Warrensburg, Tuesday. The game was close throughout, with multiple second-half ties and lead changes...
Future Lady Tigers finish five year journey
Nevada Daily Mail Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end. And this is the case for the Nevada fifth and sixth-grade girls who together, have participated in youth basketball in recent years. Tigers youth basketball Under the coaching and leadership of Travis Duncan and Joe Heathman, the Tiger girls have recently closed out their final season together...
Conference champion Nevada Lady Tiger swimmers honored at post-season banquet
Nevada Daily MailMatt Resnick/Daily Mail The Nevada Tigers girls swimming team was honored at a post-season awards banquet, Monday night at the Bowman Building. The swim team exceeded expectations, capturing the conference crown in their inaugural season in the West Central Conference...
Tigers fall to Center on Senior Night
Nevada Daily Mail On the same night Nevada High School recognized their senior athletes before the final home games of the basketball season, the boys' basketball team just missed the opportunity to finish the regular season with a win over Kansas City Center, falling 72-61...
NHS freshmen team finishes season 13-3
The Nevada Tigers freshmen basketball team fell on the road Friday to Kansas City Center 59-47. With the loss, Nevada wraps up their season with a 13-3 record. "We played tough," Nevada point guard Daulton Shepard said. "It was a fun year, and I can't wait until next year."...
Comets track members compete in Ohio
Nevada Daily Mail First-year Cottey Comets indoor track and field team members Sarah Kurpjuweit and Chase Burns participated in the Kent State Tune-up Feb. 21 in Kent, Ohio. Kurpjuweit ran the 5K, while Burns raced in the mile, each finishing in 35th place...
Bronaugh Lady Wildcats fall in district championship game to No. 1 ranked Drexel
Nevada Daily Mail APPLETON CITY ---- Playing in the Class 1 District 7 championship game Friday night, the Bronaugh Lady Wildcats fell 54-29 to Missouri's No. 1 ranked Class 1 girls basketball team, the Drexel Lady Bobcats. With the loss, Bronaugh ends their season at 19-8, while Drexel improves to 28-0...
Lady Tigers drill Center in Bartlett's final home game
Nevada Daily Mail On the same night Nevada Lady Tigers head coach Brent Bartlett was honored for his 15 years of coaching at Nevada, the Lady Tigers protected their home court during their final home game of the season Friday with a win over the Center High School Lady Yellowjackets, 65-35...
State trout parks set to open Sunday
The countdown is about to end on the opening day at Missouri's trout parks. Of course, fishing never stops in Missouri, but there's something special about the annual trout fishing in the four trout parks on March 1. There won't be much elbow room for tossing a lure this opening day, which falls on a Sunday. Robert Sikes at the Bennett Spring State Park store, said, "When the opening day falls on a Sunday, we expect more anglers than on any other day."...
Nevada boys beat by Center
The Nevada Tigers junior varsity boys basketball team lost to Kansas City Center 66-60 on the road Thursday. Tigers head coach Kyle Talley said he was pleased with the team's effort. "This is definitely the best we have played as a group," he said. For the Tigers, three players scored in double-figures: Patrick Ferry with 17, Myles McNeley 16, and Derek O'Dell 13...
YMCA Tridents fare well at Carthage swim meet
The Osage Prairie YMCA Tridents competed at the Carthage "Last Chance, No Frills" swim meet Feb. 18. Hosted by the Carthage CatTracks Swim Team, the mid-week meet featured five YMCA teams, and 82 swimmers, including four from Nevada. The Tridents are coached by Abel Hagan and assistant coach Thomas Prewitt. Both coaches were on deck to coach the swimmers...
Bronaugh girls blitz Appleton City in semis
Bronaugh defeated Appleton City 61-36 in the semifinals of the Missouri girls Class 1 District 7 basketball tournament, in Appleton City, Thursday night. Bronaugh built a decisive 28-6 lead in the first eight minutes and was never threatened. The Wildcats padded their advantage in the second quarter behind an 18-7 margin, good for a 46-13 margin at the half...
Nevada boys get fifth-seed in district bracket
The Nevada Tigers basketball team was selected a fifth-seed for the Class 4 District 13 Missouri boys basketball in Warrensburg, March 3-7. The Tigers open March 3 against fourth-seeded Pleasant Hill, with the tip slated for 5:30 p.m.. That game will be followed by third-seeded Warrensburg facing sixth-seeded Clinton at 7 p.m. The Winner of the Nevada-Pleasant Hill game gets top seeded Bolivar in the semifinals, March 5 at 5 p.m...
Lady Tigers earn second-seed in District tourney
The Lady Tigers were selected as a No. 2 seed in the Class 4 District 13 Missouri basketball tournament, March 2-7 in Warrensburg. Nevada gets an opening round bye, and faces the winner of the Pleasant Hill (3) Harrisonville (6) game at 5:30 p.m. March 5...
Bronaugh girls to play for district title
The Bronaugh Lady Wildcats dream season continues. With a trip to the Missouri Class 1 District 7 championship game on the line Thursday night, the second-seeded Lady Wildcats throttled third-seeded Appleton City 61-36 in the night's first semifinal matchup...
Comets season ends with regional semifinal loss
Nevada Daily Mail A 76-64 loss to the North Central Missouri College Lady Pirates, ended the Cottey Comets basketball season, Thursday afternoon in Joplin. With a trip to the Women's NJCAA Region 16 championship game on the line, the Comets dug an early hole, as they trailed the top-seeded Lady Pirates by 14 at halftime...
Cottey softball team drops season opener to Southeast CC
Nevada Daily Mail The Cottey Comets dropped their season opener at home Wednesday afternoon, losing to the Southeast Community College (Neb.) Storm 14-1 in five innings. The Comets (0-2) also fell in the second game of the scheduled double-header, 9-0...
Bronaugh ousted in district semifinals
Nevada Daily Mail APPLETON CITY ---- The fifth-seeded Bronaugh Wildcats boys basketball team led the top-seeded Blue Jays of Montrose for three and a half quarters before falling 54-45 in the semifinals of Wednesday night's Class 1 District 7 basketball tournament...