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Monday, Aug. 29, 2016

High School Sports

Tigers fall to KC Center 28-0 in weather-shortened game (08/27/16)
KANSAS CITY ---- With area-weather uncooperative, the Nevada Tigers week two West Central Conference matchup with the Kansas City Center Yellow Jackets ended midway through the second quarter with Center on top 28-0. The two squads attempted to wait out the lightning stoppage, spotted within a 10-mile radius of Center High School in southwest Kansas City, Mo. ...
NHS takes fourth at Lady Tigers Invitational (08/27/16)
In its season-opening home-event Friday at Frank E. Peters Municipal Golf Course, Nevada High School placed fourth at the eight team Lady Tigers Invitational, with Carl Junction High School coming out on top with a team score of 331. Joplin High School finished runner-up, five strokes back of Carthage...
NHS boys swim team opens season in Joplin (08/27/16)
he Nevada High School boys swim team opened its season Thursday at the Joplin Outdoor Invitational, placing seventh out of 13 teams. After completing eight of the scheduled 11 events, the meet was called due to severe weather. Two Nevada swimmers earned individual medals: Senior Thomas Prewitt placed second in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 24.47 seconds, while fellow NHS senior Cody Hansen placed seventh in the same event as Prewitt, with a time of 25.61 seconds...
Lady Tigers drop three games at softball tourney (08/27/16)
The Nevada Lady Tigers were defeated three times at Friday's Joplin Softball Invitational, falling to 0-5 on the season. The Lady Tigers were first defeated by Webb City 13-0, and were then edged by East Newton 3-2. In the final game, Nevada was beat by Staley 10-0...
Lady Tigers sweep Harrisonville in regular-season opener (08/26/16)
It was a big night for Nevada Lady Tigers volleyball Thursday at Wynn Gym, as NHS swept Harrisonville to kick off its 2016 campaign. Nevada's varsity team needed just two sets, throttling the visitors 25-17 and 25-10. The NHS junior varsity squad prevailed in three sets: 26-24, (25-23), and 25-21, earning coach Kori Dodson her first career victory ---- while the NHS freshman team coasted to a 25-7 and 25-6 victory...
Lady Tigers top Warrensburg to remain unbeaten (08/26/16)
The Nevada Lady Tigers tennis team stayed hot Thursday at home, defeating Warrensburg High School 5-4 in a West Central Conference matchup. With the victory, the Lady Tigers move to 3-0 overall (1-0 WCC). At No. 1 singles, Nevada's Emma Cheaney fell to Hally Pointek 8-5, while Nevada's No. 2 Erica Watanabe doubled-up Hope Dahlhoff 8-4...
Tiger football preview: 'A' game required against Center (08/24/16)
Coming off a 41-14 season opening home loss to the Seneca Indians, the Nevada Tigers return to the gridiron Friday night where they will face a stiff challenge on the road against the Kansas City Center Yellowjackets in a West Central Conference matchup...
Lady Tiger tennis off to blistering start (08/24/16)
After sweeping Monett High School 9-0 Tuesday at home, the Nevada Tigers tennis team has now won 16 of 18 (singles and doubles) matches to open its 2016 slate. Fresh off Monday's 7-2 defeat of Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School, Nevada (2-0) picked up right where it left off...
Lady Tigers bested by McD. County (08/24/16)
Playing in their first road game of the season, the Nevada Lady Tigers softball team was derailed by McDonald County 13-1 in five innings Tuesday evening. For Nevada (0-2), freshman pitcher Hailee Lundine made her varsity debut in the circle. The Lady Tigers lone run of the game came courtesy of an Emily Johnson double to right field, scoring leadoff hitter Anna Fulton...
Tiger JV, freshman football teams fall at Seneca (08/24/16)
The Nevada Tiger junior varsity and freshman football teams were defeated Monday in Seneca in the season opener for both squads. The JV Tigers fell 34-12, while the freshman team was beat 58-6. Up next Both the the JV and freshman teams are back in action Monday as they host McDonald County High School at Logan Field...
Lady Wildcats tripped up in volleyball opener (08/24/16)
The Bronaugh Lady Wildcats opened its volleyball season Tuesday evening as they played host to Liberal, falling in two sets 25-9 and 25-7. In addition, the Lady Wildcats junior varsity team was beat 25-7, 25-10. "It was a tough first game for us tonight," Bronaugh head coach Daryl Dodson said. "Liberal is the favorite to win district. The girls play hard and had a couple of good volleys."...
NHS cross country team has strong showing at Joplin Quad (08/24/16)
The Nevada High School cross country team, coached by Ryan Watts, put together a solid performance at its first event of the season Tuesday ---- the Joplin Quad. Watts said the race was a two-mile event, but added that his team will compete in the 5K for the remainder of the season...
East Newton topples Lady Tigers in extra innings (08/23/16)
After the Nevada Lady Tigers wild seventh inning rally forced the softball season-opener into extra innings Monday evening at Bushwhacker Field, a solo home run in the top of the eighth proved to be the difference as the East Newton Patriots prevailed 5-4...
Lady Tigers tennis knocks off Thomas Jefferson in opener (08/23/16)
The Nevada Lady Tigers tennis team opened its season on a high-note defeating Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School 7-2, Monday in Nevada. For Nevada in singles matches, at No. 1 Emma Cheaney fell to Thomas Jefferson's Hayley Neighmond 8-5. At No. 2, Nevada's Erica Watanabe was edged by Audrey Neighmond 8-6...
Tigers drop opener to Seneca, 41-14 (08/20/16)
The Nevada Tigers opened its football season Friday night at Logan Field with a 41-14 non-conference loss to the Seneca Indians, as the visitors amassed 473 yards of total offense. The Tigers (0-1), who defeated Seneca 33-12 on the road last season, featured Chaden Brandt, a dynamic playmaker in the run and kick game as the centerpiece of its offense. ...
NHS softball team gets exhibition tune-up at Jamboree (08/19/16)
The Nevada Lady Tigers unofficially opened its 2016 season Saturday at the McDonald County Softball Jamboree. While there, the Lady Tigers matched up against host McDonald County High School and East Newton, playing a pair of four inning contests. Nevada assistant coach Danny Penn said the score was not kept for either game, but added that he was pleased with the Lady Tigers performance at the jamboree...
Yoakam takes away positives from Stockton Jamboree (08/17/16)
Nevada Tigers head football coach Erik Yoakam said he is pleased with the progress made by his players fresh off Friday's trip to the Stockton Football Jamboree. The Tigers open their 2016 campaign Friday in a non-conference matchup with Seneca. At the Stockton Jamboree, NHS scrimmaged against host Stockton, Pierce City, and Lamar...
NMS VB skills clinic on tap (08/06/16)
The annual Nevada Middle School Volleyball Skills Practice and Clinic is slated for Aug. 16-18 from 3-5 p.m. at NMS. The clinic is for girls who will be in sixth through eighth-grade for the upcoming school year. Registration for the clinic is set for Aug. 15 during the NMS back to school open house. The registration table will be in the school's gym lobby...
Jones unable to play for Kansas Stars' in NBC World Series (08/06/16)
WICHITA -- Chipper Jones will be unable to play for the Kansas Stars in the National Baseball Congress World Series due to what he called "contractual obligations," the Wichita Eagle has reported. The Kansas Stars, organized by Fort Scottian Adam LaRoche and Wichita Wingnuts co-owner Nate Robertson, both former Major League Baseball players, is a team made up of former MLB players put together to participate in the NBC World Series. ...
Gayman excels on AAU summer hoops tour (08/05/16)
From Indy to Vegas, Clay Gayman recently crisscrossed the map with his Adidas sponsored AAU Gateway Basketball Club out of St. Louis. Gayman, who will be entering his junior year at Nevada High School, spent the month of July squaring off against some of the top high school competition in America, and appears to be locked and loaded for the 2016-17 high school basketball season...
Tigers make strides on court via summer basketball circuit (08/03/16)
The Nevada Tigers basketball program spent the month of June working hard and improving on the basketball court. Competing in several tournaments in Missouri and Kansas, the Tigers varsity team wrapped up its summer circuit 18-2 overall, while the junior varsity team went 12-5. In addition, the freshman team was 9-0 while the middle school combined team was 2-2...