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Saturday, June 25, 2016

College Sports

Griffons split twinbill with Ozark Generals (06/25/16)
The Nevada Griffons split a pair of seven inning contests with the visiting Ozark Generals Friday night at Lyons Stadium. The turnout for the twinbill was excellent, with 478 fans attending, including 14 families of Griffons players who made the trek to Nevada for Parents Weekend...
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. ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Griffons level Mustangs, 14-0 (06/07/16)
The Nevada Griffons had a productive weekend on the diamond, defeating the Branson Nationals 6-3 Saturday, and then steamrolling perennial MINK League power St. Joe 14-0 Sunday. The home victories improve the Griffons to 3-1 overall and 2-0 in MINK League-play...
FSCC volleyball program to host summer camps (06/07/16)
According to a Fort Scott Community College press release, the school's volleyball program will host several camps over the course of the summer. The camps will focus on helping students develop or enhance fundamental volleyball skills. Kids All-Skills Training camp...
Combined no-hitter not enough as Griffons fall to Bombers (06/04/16)
According to MLB.com, only five times in modern Major League Baseball history has a team held its opponent without a hit and still lost. The Griffons accomplished this Friday night, as four Nevada pitchers combined to no-hit the Sedalia Bombers. Nevada however, was defeated 4-2 in the team's first MINK League contest of the season played at Sedalia's Liberty Park Stadium...
Culbertson tabbed as Hammer Strength All-American (06/04/16)
Former Nevada Lady Tigers softball star, Olivia Culbertson, who now attends Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, has been named as a 2016 Hammer Strength All-American. According to a www.minerathletics.com press release, "Hammer Strength, a Life Fitness-owned performance brand of strength equipment in partnership with the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa) named Adam Echle and Olivia Culbertson of Missouri S&T as 2016 Hammer Strength All-Americans.. ...
Upcoming Griffons promotions (06/04/16)
Upcoming Nevada Griffons baseball promotions, include: Today: vs. Branson, 7 p.m., free admission, sponsored by Fidelity Communications, and baseball bingo. June 5: vs. St. Joe, 7 p.m., Church Night. Free Admission to anyone bringing their church bulletin. The church with the most attendees receives a $75 donation to its church youth group...
Griffons wallop Midwest Nationals in season-opener (06/03/16)
The Nevada Griffons opened their 31st season on the diamond Thursday night at Lyons Stadium with a 14-3 thrashing of the 18-and-under Midwest Nationals. With the non-conference victory, Nevada moves to 1-0. Powering the Nevada lineup was switch-hitting Honolulu, Hawaii native, Kainalu Pitory, who blasted solo home runs from both sides of the plate. Pitory's round-trippers marked the first time in Griffons history that a player has homered from both sides of the plate in a game...
Cottey hires Skapin as softball coach (06/03/16)
The Cottey Comets have hired Mark Skapin as the school's softball coach, replacing Shelli Stanley, who left the school just prior to the beginning of the softball season to take a job in Kansas. According to the Cottey press release, "Skapin brings a wealth of experience to the head coaching position. ...
Griffons open season Thursday against Midwest Nationals (06/01/16)
The first pitch of the Nevada Griffons 2016 season is set for 7 p.m. Thursday against the Midwest Nationals at Lyons Stadium. The Griffons posted a solid 27-16 overall record last season, while finishing 24-15 in MINK League play en route to the South Division title...
FSCC men's basketball team to host youth camp (05/27/16)
Fort Scott, Kan. ---- According to a press release from Fort Scott Community College, the FSCC men's basketball team will host its annual youth summer basketball camp June 6-10 at Arnold Arena on the campus of FSCC. "The day camp is open to students grades third through ninth. The first session, for children in grades third through fifth, will be held each day from 9 a.m. to noon. The second session, for grades sixth through ninth, will be held each day from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m...