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Griffons top Outlaws in home finale
Nevada Griffons pitcher Payton Walker dominated the Joplin Outlaws in Monday night's home finale at Lyons Stadium. The Carl Junction native tossed a four-hit complete game shutout, propelling the Griffons (24-22, 21-22 MINK League) to a 1-0 victory...
Nevada takes two from Bombers
By Matt Resnick Nevada Daily Mail The Nevada Griffons defeated the Sedalia Bombers 8-5 Friday night at Lyons Stadium. The Griffons jumped out early, after Daniel Midyett tripled in the bottom of the second inning, which was followed by a Seth Fretheim sacrifice fly, scoring Midyett. ...
Griffons drop one-run games
Oh so close. Twelve of the Griffons' 22 losses have come by one run, including Tuesday and Wednesday night's 5-4 setbacks to Chillicothe. Three more have been by two runs. This most recent loss dropped the Nevada-based college baseball team to 20-22 overall, with the Griffons standing at 17-21 in the southern division of the MINK League...
Nevada swimmers score well in Branson
Nevada warmed up for hosting its own swim meet by competing in the Branson Waves Tri-State Invitational July 5 at the Branson AquaPlex. The one-day, nine-hours long (10 including warm-ups) event featured 11 tri-state teams, Nevada included, totaling 411 swimmers...
Nevada Neptunes capture third place in Parson's meet
The Nevada Neptunes continued their busy swim season, capturing third place in the Parsons Dolphins Tri-State Invitational meet June 28-29 at the Parsons Municipal Pool. The two-day event featured 11 tri-state teams (Nevada included), and 222 swimmers. Nevada sent 26 swimmers, led by head coach Karen Claypool...
Griffons win one, lose two over weekend
Nevada Daily Mail Bouncing back from a three-game losing streak, the Nevada Griffons upended front-running Sedalia Monday night, 9-4. The Griffons exploded for a five-run fifth inning and finished with 10 hits. Earlier, the Griffons lost to the Joplin Outlaws 8-1, the St. Joseph Mustangs 3-2, and the Outlaws 5-4...
Camping evolves into more popular pastime
Camping! Either you love it or hate it, depending on when, where and how. The when is still about the same for most campers, but the where and how has changed a lot, over the years. Southwest Missouri offers visitors a wide range of camping experiences, from primitive solitude along the banks of lakes to developed sites, offering amenities including boat ramps, swimming beaches and modern plumbing...
Griffons win two of three on the road
Nevada Daily Mail The Nevada Griffons continued their drive to get back into the Mink League Southern Division race with a doubleheader sweep of the Ozark Generals Wednesday night, near Republic, 6-1 and 4-2. Taylor Love led Nevada in the first game win with three hits in four at-bats and three RBIs --- including a two-run homer in the first inning. Jake Alexander and Kurt Becker added two hits apiece to the Griffons offense and Becker drove in two runs with a single in the third inning...
Griffons fall to Chillicothe
By Eric Wade Daily Mail Sports Editor The Nevada Griffons baseball team made its return to Lyons Stadium Tuesday night, for a make-up game against the Chillicothe Mudcats, hoping to continue their winning ways and close the gap between them and the frontrunners in the MINK League South Division. The Mudcats had other ideas, however, and ultimately put an end to Nevada's winning streak, holding off a late comeback attempt to take the victory by a final score of 5-4...
Daily Mail's Wade bids farewell after six years
There's an old adage that most everyone is familiar with, which says, "All good things must come to an end." It reportedly originated in a 14th century poem by Geoffrey Chaucer and until long after it was first coined, the word "good" was nowhere in the famous saying...
Griffons defeat Mustangs at home
Nevada Daily Mail The Nevada Griffons baseball team scored the winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning and edged the MINK League North Division-leading St. Joseph Mustangs, 4-3, Sunday night, at Lyons Stadium. Griffons right fielder Daniel Midyett started the scoring with his first home run of the season in the second inning and the Mustangs tied the game with a run in the fourth before taking the lead with two more in the fifth. ...
Neptunes take third at Pittsburg meet
Nevada Daily Mail PITTSBURG, Kan. -- The Nevada Neptunes swim team brought home its second team trophy of the season, taking third place in the B Division of the Pittsburg Barracudas Mickie Moback Memorial Invitational swim meet, June 21 and 22, at the Pittsburg Family YMCA...
Griffons edge Chillicothe at home, 7-6
By Eric Wade Daily Mail Sports Editor The Nevada Griffons baseball team got back into action Friday night, on Hoffman Financial Resources Night, hoping to rebound from a 5-1 loss at the hands of the Clarinda (Iowa) A's Thursday night. The Chillicothe Mudcats, however, entered the night hoping to rebound from a loss of their own to the A's -- a 3-2 defeat in Clarinda, on Wednesday -- and spoil the Griffons' bid to get back over the .500 mark on their current homestand...
Nevada golfers receive season awards
The Nevada Tigers golf team held its annual end of season banquet Thursday evening, at the home of head coach Brian Leonard. After grilled hamburgers and hotdogs, Leonard reviewed the season and informed the group about the Tigers setting two records for Nevada High School this season. ...
July marks start of prime catfish season
Many catfish anglers like Bob Walker, Independence, are happy to see the Fourth of July arrive. That is when he starts getting serious about going after the catfish in lakes and streams. Last year, on July 6, Walker landed a 36-pound blue cat at Truman. That was just the beginning of a lot of catfish hooked by him last year...
Griffons fall to Clarinda at home, 5-1
By Eric Wade Daily Mail Sports Editor Playing in its third game in as many nights, the Nevada Griffons baseball team hosted the Clarinda (Iowa) A's at Lyons Stadium, hoping to continue its recently found momentum and continue the current homestand undefeated...
Nevada Neptunes defeat Lamar in dual meet
Nevada Daily Mail The Nevada Neptunes swim team hosted its first dual meet of the season on June 18, taking a dominant team points victory over Lamar. The Neptunes won the meet, 1,512-958, in part because of an 84-48 advantage in swimmers competing in the meet...
Nevada Griffons defeat Branson at home
By Eric Wade Daily Mail Sports Editor The Nevada Griffons baseball team made its return to Lyons Stadium Wednesday, with a multifaceted goal in mind, as it hoped to rebound from Tuesday's loss to win a three-game series against the Branson Nationals and keep pace with the frontrunners in the MINK League South Division...
Griffons fall to Branson on the road, 2-0
Nevada Daily Mail BOLIVAR, Mo. -- In its last three games, the Nevada Griffons baseball team went on an undefeated tear in which it scored an average of five runs per game and held the opposition to just two per game, on average to edge closer to the .500 mark in MINK League play and attempt to stay in touch with the top teams in the South Division...