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Nevada High School golf team sets school record (03/28/17)
Nevada High's golf team broke the school's nine-hole record, carding a team score of 147 at Monday's home-match at Frank E. Peters Municipal Golf Course. The previous record of 148, was set by the 1997 and 2007 Tiger golf teams. The Nevada Tigers golf team is all smiles on the 18th green after dominating its Monday home-match at Frank E. ...
Fly like an Eagle: Quitno soars to nine-hole school record, 32 (03/28/17)
Led by senior golfer John Quitno's 14th-hole eagle and school record 4-under-par 32, Nevada High surged to a school record 147 team score Monday evening at Frank E. Peters Municipal Golf Course. For its first home-match of the season, Nevada welcomed in the Pleasant Hill Roosters, as well as El Dorado Springs and Miller. ...
Hume cruises past NEVC in season opener (03/24/17)
If its 2017 season opener is any indication, good things are in store this season for Hume Lady Hornets softball. Playing at home Thursday evening, Hume throttled the Northeast Vernon County Lady Knights 19-4 in a run-ruled three inning contest. "I thought we played very well," Lady Hornets' head coach Tammy Metcalf said. "The girls talked and communicated on the field and the teamwork was good. I was really impressed."...
Lady Tigers capture Butler Track Invitational (03/24/17)
The Nevada Lady Tiger track-and-field team is off to a flying start after placing first at Thursday's season opening Butler Invitational. The Lady Tigers won the 15-team event with a team score of 101, while Adrian finished runner-up with a score of 84.5...
Signs of spring bode well for upcoming turkey hunting season (03/24/17)
It's spring, the outdoors are coming alive. White bass are starting their spawning run, walleye have been moving, trout parks are open, snagging for paddlefish is going strong and turkeys have been heard gobbling early in the morning. A neighbor asked if I had been scouting for turkeys since it's less than a month away before the spring season opens with Youth Weekend Hunt on April 8-9, followed by the three-week regular season starting April 17...
Tigers open season with victory in Neosho (03/24/17)
It was a familiar feeling on Thursday for the Nevada golf team, as the Tigers collected first place for a fourth consecutive season at the Neosho Kickoff Tournament. "The boys love playing in this tournament," Nevada coach Brian Leonard said. "We were pretty comfortable going into this tournament, and it's a good way for the boys to see what they need to be working on in order to improve for our upcoming tournaments."...
Brooks advances to Missouri USA Wrestling Finals (03/24/17)
Nevada native Kynndrick Brooks, 10, placed second at the recent Region C Missouri USA Wrestling Tournament in Seneca. Brooks, who competes in the 60-pound 10u division, now heads to Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis for the Missouri USA Wrestling Finals, slated for this weekend...
Tiger wrestling team honored at postseason awards banquet (03/24/17)
Comets split on diamond with KCKCC (03/24/17)
The Cottey Comets returned to Vanek Family Field Wednesday afternoon as they hosted a twinbill with visiting Kansas City Kansas Community College. Cottey (6-10) edged KCKCC 6-5 in the opener, before dropping the nightcap 10-2. In the opener, the Comets came out hot as they plated a pair of runs in the bottom of the first. ...
NEVC splits with Sheldon in season opener (03/24/17)
WALKER ---- The Northeast Vernon County Knights opened its baseball season on an overcast Wednesday, falling to the Sheldon Panthers 7-5. Meanwhile, the Lady Knights softball team defeated the Lady Panthers 22-7. Sheldon 7, NEVC 5 The Panthers are off to a terrific start to the season, (2-0 overall, 1-0 GVVC) already matching its win total from a season ago...
Gayman, Thompson earn All-State accolades (03/24/17)
Nevada Tigers' junior Clay Gayman was named to the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association Class 4 All-State basketball team, while Montrose High senior guard Gage Thompson was named to the Missouri Class 1 All-State boys' team. Gayman helped lead Nevada to one of its best seasons in program history, as the Tigers finished 23-4 overall, while making an appearance in the district championship game. ...
Lady Tiger swimmers collect accolades (03/22/17)
The Nevada Lady Tiger swim team, coached by Samantha Short, capped a terrific season in the pool with its 200-yard Medley Relay team competing at the Missouri State Swimming and Diving Championships in St. Peters, Mo. In addition, numerous Lady Tiger swimmers picked up postseason accolades...
Comeback Kids: Sheldon stuns Dadeville with 7th-inning rally (03/22/17)
The Sheldon Panthers opened their 2017 baseball season in epic fashion Tuesday evening, plating the winning run on a Zavey Lamb two run single in the bottom of the seventh to cap a come-from-behind 9-8 victory over the visiting Dadeville Bearcats. The victory also delivered a measure of payback for the Panthers' 2016 season opener, a 17-0 Dadeville beat down. In addition, Sheldon is already halfway to last season's win total, as they finished 2-10 overall...
Alexander sets bar high for Bronaugh baseball program (03/22/17)
Despite opening its season with a 15-5 home loss to Exeter on Tuesday, second-year Bronaugh Wildcats' head baseball coach Jerrod Alexander couldn't be more excited about the 2017 season. "I expect our team to compete and have fun every time that we step on the baseball field," Alexander told the Daily Mail. "We have high expectations in everything that we do from the classroom to the practice field ---- the game field to everything that we do off of the field as well."...
Tigers topple Warrensburg in season opener, 8-7 (03/21/17)
The Nevada Tigers opened their season on a high-note, defeating visiting Warrensburg 8-7 Monday evening at Lyons Stadium. "Starting the season with a comeback victory is as good as it gets," Nevada head coach Danny Penn said. "You never know what you're going to get your first time out."...
Jervis shutout lifts Comets to victory over St. Louis (03/21/17)
ST. LOUIS ---- Fresh off spring break, the Cottey Comets softball team returned to the diamond over the weekend for a pair of twinbills with the St. Louis Community College Lady Archers. Cottey (5-9) avoided being swept thanks to a shutout spun by ace Melissa Jervis in the final game of the series on Sunday...
District dominance: Tiger Pit wrestlers collect 14 medals (03/18/17)
Nevada spring sports' seasons open this week (03/18/17)
Coming off spring break, Nevada R-5 student-athletes are set for a busy week ahead with the start of the spring sports' calendar. March 20-24 Nevada Tigers' baseball opens its season Monday, as Danny Penn's club hosts West Central Conference foe Warrensburg. The first pitch is slated for 4:30 p.m. at Lyons Stadium. The Tigers then conclude the week with a non-conference contest on Friday against Carthage...
Anglers hooked as tournament fishing catches on (03/18/17)
Tournament fishing is the ultimate test of a fisherman's nerves. Everyone loves to tell big-fish stories, but a tournament angler can't lie. At the end of each day of tournament fishing the scales tell the truth about ones' skills. Tournament fishing keeps getting more popular, with as many as hundreds of fishermen registered in a single tournament...
Freshman-laden Lady Panthers open season March 22 (03/17/17)
Mike Galimberto isn't the only new face around the Sheldon Lady Panthers' softball program, as the first-year head coach welcomes in nine freshman and a sophomore, while not returning any student-athletes from last season's roster. "We have the potential to do good things this season, considering we are basically starting from scratch," Galimberto told the Daily Mail...
Influx of underclassmen fill out Nevada tennis roster (03/17/17)
Nevada High School tennis returns three seniors and a junior, while the rest of its roster is comprised entirely of freshman and sophomores. "We have 13 athletes this year that (went) out for the team," NHS tennis coach Clayton Wheeler explained. "Nine of the 13 are in ninth or 10th grades, so hopefully they stick it out and play through their senior year. They all have great potential."...
Freshman duo nets All-Conference accolades (03/16/17)
A youthful Nevada Lady Tigers' basketball team brought plenty of excitement to the court this season, as a pair of NHS freshmen were rewarded for their superb play on the hardwood. Nevada point guard Calli Beshore was selected to the recently announced All-West Central Conference team, while NHS shooting guard Payge Dahmer garnered honorable mention accolades...
Tigers return to diamond with nice mix of veterans and newcomers (03/15/17)
Fifth-year Nevada Tigers' head baseball coach Danny Penn is excited about the prospects for his team, as the 2017 season opener is just around the corner. Despite losing several key players from a season ago, Nevada returns plenty of veteran experience, with a sprinkle of talented underclassmen in the mix...
Comets' runner Pereira blazes path through adversity (03/14/17)
For Lagos, Nigeria native Oluwabukola Pereira, a long, winding journey culminated in a top 10 finish at the National Junior College Athletic Association 2017 Indoor Track and Field Championships, held March 4 at Pittsburg State University. Pereira, a junior at Cottey College, came out on top in her first heat of the day. ...
Tigers flex muscle at state powerlifting meet (03/14/17)
A number of Nevada High School student-athletes were in top form at Saturday's state Powerlifting All-Class All-State Competition, hosted by Glendale High School ---- as Lady Tiger Haiden Richmond emerged as state champion at 135 pounds. In boys' competition, Zach Gardner powered his way to a state runner-up finish in the 225-pound weight class, as the NHS junior squatted 535 pounds, bench-pressed 275 and deadlifted 485...