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Griffons flatten A's for 10th victory of season (06/24/16)
Pounding out 19 hits, the Nevada Griffons routed the Midwest A's 17-8 Wednesday night at Lyons Stadium, The non-Mink League victory improves Nevada to 10-7 overall (8-7 MINK League). After a quick first inning, the Griffons put five runs on the scoreboard in the bottom of the second. ...
Knights of Columbus golf tournament played at local golf course (06/22/16)
The 15th annual Knights of Columbus Golf Tournament was held June 18 at Frank E. Peters Municipal Golf Course in Nevada, as a gentle breeze made the warm temperatures more tolerable for participants. Championship Flight According to a press release, the three-person team of Rick Bennett, Gary Majors, and Tom Hirschmann carded a score of 14-under-par 58. The 58 netted the trio the event's top score en route to first-place in the championship flight...
Neptunes swim past Barracudas at dual meet (06/22/16)
The Nevada Neptunes swim team hosted its first home event of the 2016 season, a dual meet with the Pittsburg (Kan.) Barracudas June 15 at Walton Aquatic Center. The midweek event featured 61 Neptune swimmers and 30 from Pittsburg. The Neptunes bested Pittsburg in points 419 to 172...
Neptunes swim past Barracudas at dual meet (06/22/16)
The Nevada Neptunes swim team hosted its first home event of the 2016 season, a dual meet with the Pittsburg (Kan.) Barracudas June 15 at Walton Aquatic Center. The midweek event featured 61 Neptune swimmers and 30 from Pittsburg. The Neptunes bested Pittsburg in points 419 to 172...
Neptunes swim past Barracudas at dual meet (06/22/16)
The Nevada Neptunes swim team hosted its first home event of the 2016 season, a dual meet with the Pittsburg (Kan.) Barracudas June 15 at Walton Aquatic Center. The midweek event featured 61 Neptune swimmers and 30 from Pittsburg. The Neptunes bested Pittsburg in points 419 to 172...
Neptunes swim past Barracudas at dual meet (06/22/16)
The Nevada Neptunes swim team hosted its first home event of the 2016 season, a dual meet with the Pittsburg (Kan.) Barracudas June 15 at Walton Aquatic Center. The midweek event featured 61 Neptune swimmers and 30 from Pittsburg. The Neptunes bested Pittsburg in points 419 to 172...
Zickafoose powers Griffons to victory over St. Joe (06/21/16)
It was a good week for Nevada Griffons outfielder Judah Zickafoose. The left-handed hitting slugger, out of Arizona Western College, saw his batting average skyrocket to .393 as he was named the MINK League Offensive Player of the Week. Zickafoose also blasted a three-run home run in the first inning of Nevada's 8-7 MINK League victory over the St. Joe's Mustangs Sunday night at Lyons Stadium...
Sandlot Kings: Nevada 10-and-under team takes tournament crown (06/21/16)
Barnett bags street stock special at I-49 Speedway (06/21/16)
Nevada's I-49 Speedway hosted a street stock special Saturday night with 14 cars signing in for a chance to walk away with a big payday. After winning his heat race and earning pole position, Bob Barnett of Republic, led the main event from start to finish en route to collecting the $600 prize...
Youth Tigers hone skills at summer hoops camp (06/18/16)
Topwater lures are tops in the industry for bass fishing (06/18/16)
Years ago, Outdoor editor of the Kansas City Star, Ray Heady, claimed there is nothing compared to catching bass than with a topwater lure. May through June is the best fishing of the year. When bass come roaring up out of the depths of water with their big mouths wide open and you see the big fish exploding through the center spray, it gets your adrenaline going like nothing else in fishing...
Neptunes fare well in Parsons (06/17/16)
The Nevada Neptunes swim team competed at the Parsons (Kan.) Dolphins Tri-State Invitational Swim Meet June 20-21 at Parsons Municipal Pool. The two-day outdoor event featured 11 tri-state teams and 178 swimmers, including 14 from Nevada. Winning High Point Trophy awards for the Neptunes, were: Mary Bean, 15, and Andrew Russell, 6...
Lady Tigers wrap up summer basketball camp (06/17/16)
The Nevada Lady Tigers held its annual summer basketball camp for grades seven through 12, June 13-15 at Wynn Gymnasium. Lady Tiger campers pictured above, front row from left to right: Cameron Holcomb, Hailey Jackson, Emily Johnson, Grace Barnes, Bailey Ast, and Hadley Bruce. ...
Tigers host second annual 7-on-7 football day camp (06/17/16)
The second annual Nevada Tiger football 7-on-7 Day Camp was held at Camp Clark Wednesday with approximately 75 high school players attending as they braved a soaring heat index that reached temperatures exceeding 98 degrees. In addition to Nevada High School, student-athletes from Rich Hill, Holden, and Appleton City attended, with the camp being hosted by the Missouri National Guard...
Griffons stun Clarinda with ninth inning rally (06/17/16)
A wild ninth inning rally propelled the Nevada Griffons to a 7-6 victory over the Clarinda A's Thursday night in Iowa. After taking two of three games from the A's, Nevada improves to 6-6 overall (5-6 MINK League). Trailing 5-3 with two outs in the top of the ninth and the base paths empty, things appeared bleak for the Griffons. Facing southpaw closer Cody Hinson, Nevada two-hole hitter Nick Guaragna singled to left field...
Griffons rough up A's en route to MINK League victory (06/15/16)
The Nevada Griffons opened a three-game road series against the Clarinda A's Tuesday in Iowa with a convincing 9-5 victory. With the win Nevada climbs back to .500 on the season (5-5 overall, 4-5 MINK League). The Griffons are currently sitting 2 1/2 games back of MINK League south division leader Ozark...
Crusaders knocked off in semifinals (06/15/16)
The fourth-seeded Joplin Crusaders of the Central Football League were defeated 21-18 by the top-seeded Oklahoma Desperados (11-0) in the semifinals of the CFL Playoffs Saturday afternoon in Catoosa, Okla. The loss ended Joplin's dream of a fourth consecutive CFL championship. The Crusaders (10-2), a non-pro football team, feature two Nevadans, running back Heath Baker and linebacker Jordan Highley...
Griffons split with Chillicothe, snap four-game losing skid (06/14/16)
A 5-2 victory over the Chillicothe Mudcats Sunday night ended a four-game losing streak as the Nevada Griffons improved to 4-5 overall (3-5 MINK League). The previous evening Nevada fell to Chillicothe 4-2 in 10 innings, with both contests being played at Lyons Stadium...
Tigers take Springfield Youth Summer Showdown (06/14/16)
Gotschall Bushwhacks Late Model competition at I-49 Speedway (06/14/16)
With Nevada hosting its 52 Annual Bushwhacker Days over the weekend, Brantlee Gotschall did a little bushwhacking of his own. After starting from the fifth position, the Nevada native went on to win his heat race earning him Late Model pole position...
Griffons fall to Mudcats in extra innings (06/12/16)
With the winning run just 90-feet away and no outs in the bottom of the ninth, the Nevada Griffons were unable to secure victory, leaving the bases loaded as they eventually fell to the Chillicothe Mudcats 4-2 in 10 innings. The Saturday night contest at Lyons Stadium extended the Griffons losing skid to four games, dropping their record to 3-5 overall and 2-5 in MINK League-play...
Nationals top Griffons in slugfest (06/11/16)
After dropping a 2-1 16 inning marathon to the Sedalia Bombers Thursday night, the Nevada Griffons returned to Lyons Stadium Friday, falling to the Branson Nationals 15-9. Heavily contributing to the loss was six Nevada errors. After opening the season winning three of its first four contests, Nevada (3-4 overall, 2-4 MINK League) has now lost three straight...
Squirrel hunting for a half-century and counting (06/11/16)
Now that the squirrel season has opened, Loel Wilson has his sights set on the tasty bushy tails. Often, he can be found in the woods with his Marlin bolt action .22 rifle. Wilson who is from near Taberville, has been at it for more than 50 years and doesn't plan on stopping any time soon. As a a youngster, the veteran hunter started going after both gray and fox squirrels when he tagged along with his brothers...
Tigers youth basketball camp begins next week (06/11/16)
The Nevada Tigers basketball summer youth camp will take place June 13-17 at Wynn Gymnasium for third through sixth-grades. The camp will emphasize the fundamentals of basketball and skill improvement. "This is a great chance for the area youth to not only improve their skills, but to also have a fun and exciting basketball experience throughout the week," Nevada varsity head basketball coach Shaun Gray said...
Last chance to register for Lady Tigers basketball camp (06/11/16)
Brent Bartlett's Nevada Lady Tigers basketball camp is slated for June 13-15 at Wynn Gym. The camp is for grades seven through 12, and will take place from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Bartlett said the camp will emphasize fundamentals, as well as dribbling and shooting skills and techniques. Camp participants will also get the opportunity to compete and work on their skills in game situations...