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MLB Hall of Fame: In or Out?
By Matt Resnick Daily Mail The recent induction of six former players and managers into Major League Baseball's Hall of Fame reminded us again of the demarcation created by the steroid era. While the Hall of Fame doors swung open for Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Frank Thomas, Bobby Cox, Tony LaRussa, and Joe Torre -- retired stars either suspected of, or implicated in steroid use, remain locked out...
Cottey basketball adds new players
Joining Amalia Harris and Dazjah Bryant in the Cottey basketball recruiting class, are: Madison Coose, is a 6-0 post player out of Lockwood. Coose eclipsed the 1,000 point mark as a four-year starter in high school, averaging 13.3 points, 9.1 rebounds, 2.6 assists, and 1.8 steals per game. Coose was also a state medalist in track and field (high jump), and the 4 x 400 relay. Coose was All-Conference in three sports...
Beason looks to future as new Cottey athletic director, basketball coach
By Matt Resnick Nevada Daily Mail Stephanie Beason, former head women's basketball coach at Ancilla College in Donaldson, Ind., was recently named as Cottey College's athletic director and head basketball coach. Beason replaces Dave Ketterman, who coached the basketball team for the past 10 seasons...
Neptunes perform well at swim meet in Lamar
Nevada's swimmers took part in the Lamar/Nevada Dual Swim Meet Wednesday, at the Lamar Aquatic Park. The meet was a warmup to the various championships coming up. Hosted by the Lamar TigerSharks, the meet started at 6 p.m. and finished around 9. Nevada sent 54 athletes, with 159 entries, including 18 relays...
Matt Resnick named as the Daily Mail sports editor
As the new sports editor of the Daily Mail, my top priority is providing readers with quality content and coverage of local and area sports teams and events. "We're pleased to have him," Editor Ralph Pokorny said. "We're looking forward to expanding our local sports coverage, not just schools but community sports as well."...
Neptunes win home meet
The Nevada Neptunes won their swim meet, rolling up 873.500 points to take first in the multi-team meet that drew hundreds of swimmers and their families to the Walton aquatic park. Taking second was the Siloam Springs Flyers at 706.500, with the Joplin Stingrays third at 597.500, in fourth the Lamar Tigersharks at 503.500, with Monett's Water Thrashers in fifth at 298.000, the Branson Waves next at 178.000, the Carthage aquatic team at 150.000, Parsons Dolphins at 113.000, the Pittsburg YMCA swim team at 78.000, the Missouri State aquatic team at 68.000, the Webb City Cardinals at 36.000, and the Lebanon Yellowjackets at 11.000.. ...
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...