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Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014

High School Sports

Lady Tigers win fifth in a row (12/20/14)
Nevada Daily Mail HARRISONVILLE ----The Nevada Lady Tigers shrugged off a rugged start, as they went on to crush Harrisonville 57-33 Thursday night, en route to their fifth consecutive victory (7-2, 4-1). Nevada hasn't lost since Dec. 6, when they fell to McDonald County in the Carl Junction tournament championship game...
NHS wrestling team defeats Glendale (12/20/14)
The Nevada Tigers high school wrestling team picked up a victory over Springfield-Glendale at Thursday's wrestling Triangular in Buffalo. The Tigers accumulated 47 team points to Glendale's 36. However, Nevada fell to Buffalo, 45-27. Individual results...
Nevada swim season underway (12/20/14)
Nevada's swim team opened its season at the Carthage Lady Tiger Dual, competing in 12 different events. Teams represented included Monett, host Carthage, Ozark, Lamar, Harrisonville, Seymour, and Joplin. Carthage won four of the events, Monett three, Ozark two, and Nevada one, with the Tigers prevailing in a relay...
Tigers upset bid comes up just short against O'Hara (12/19/14)
Nevada Daily Mail Fourth quarter momentum swings proved costly for the Nevada Tigers boys basketball team Tuesday night in their quest to upset the Kansas City O'Hara Celtics, who entered the game ranked No. 6 in Class 3. With the loss, Nevada falls to 1-6 (and 0-4 in the West Central Conference)...
Strong second half pushes Nevada past O'Hara (12/19/14)
Nevada Daily Mail In a tale of two halves, the Nevada Lady Tigers emerged with a 66-45 Tuesday night home victory against West Central Conference opponent K.C. O'Hara. The win improves Nevada to 6-2 (3-1, WCC). The first half play of Nevada point guard Morgan McNeley, which included hitting two 3-pointers, was vital according to Nevada head coach Brent Bartlett...
Sheldon teams split at home against Bronaugh (12/19/14)
Nevada Daily Mail During one of the final games before the Christmas break, the Sheldon Panthers and Bronaugh Wildcats brought an appearance of Christmas to the court in their red, white and green jerseys during the varsity girls' and boys' basketball games Tuesday night...
Hume girls trounce Montrose (12/19/14)
Hume split with Montrose Tuesday night, with the girls rolling 59-32 and the boys falling 73-41. In the girls' game, Hume had the hot hand from the start, rifling in 25 points in the opening period and built a 25-6 first-quarter lead. The pace slowed down in the second as the teams swapped points but the Hornets still led, 33-14 at halftime...
NEVC drops pair to Montrose (12/19/14)
Montrose topped Northeast Vernon County in a pair of games Monday, with the NEVC boys falling 65-55 and the girls being edged 27-22. In the girls' game, the Knights trailed by just 6-5 at the first break and stayed even in the second with both teams scoring seven points, producing a 13-12 difference at intermission...
Lady Tigers 3-point barrage buries Butler (12/17/14)
Nevada Daily Mail The Nevada Lady Tigers were deadly accurate from long-range Monday night, connecting on 11 3-pointers in a 75-29 demolition of the Butler Bulldogs. The home win improves Nevada's record to 5-2. Nevada guard Mikayla Bartlett torched the Butler defense, drilling five 3-pointers in the first quarter, and seven for the game. Bartlett finished with a game-high 26 points...
JV wrestlers hit the mat, place high (12/17/14)
Nevada High School's junior varsity wrestling team took to the mat Dec. 11, at home against Harrisonville. Nevada Individual results 113 pounds: Clay Landoll, second-place. 132 pound A: Cameron Diaz, second-place. 132 pound B: Christian Aguilar, third-place...
NMS eighth-grade girls wrap up season (12/17/14)
Nevada Middle School's eighth grade girls' basketball team wrapped up the season with a third place finish in the Tri County Tournament at Joplin East, bouncing back from a 30-18 loss to Carthage to edge Joplin South 20-19. "It was a good week to finish with," noted Coach Gail Wilson...
Knight Court: NEVC trumps Sheldon en route to fifth victory (12/16/14)
Nevada Daily Mail WALKER ---- The Northeast Vernon County Knights boys basketball team continued their winning ways, defeating the Sheldon Panthers 38-33 Friday night. With the victory, the Knights improve to 5-1 overall, and 3-0 in the Golden Valley Conference.Sheldon drops to 1-4 overall, and 1-2 in GVC play...
Sheldon girls coast to victory over NEVC (12/16/14)
Nevada Daily Mail WALKER ---- The Sheldon Lady Panthers picked up a 42-25 road victory against the Northeast Vernon County Knights, Friday night. Sheldon forward Logan Lamb was a force inside, connecting on 10 field goals, while going 3 for 5 from the free throw line, to finish with a game-high 23 points...
Against Smith-Cotton, NHS girls win, boys fall (12/16/14)
Nevada High School basketball teams split with Sedalia Smith-Cotton Friday on the road, with the girls prevailing 49-37 and the boys falling 57-41. In the girls' game, the Tigers got out quickly, racing to an 18-5 first-quarter advantage. NHS went cold, managing just two points in the second period. The Tiger defense allowed just seven points but the margin was cut to 20-12 at intermission...
NMS seventh-graders take third-place at Tri-County (12/16/14)
JOPLIN ---- After narrowly missing out on an opportunity to play in the Tri-County Tournament championship game, the Nevada Middle School seventh-grade girls basketball team instead settled for a 33-0 blowout win over Neosho in the third-place game...
NHS wrestlers compete at Carl Junction tourney (12/16/14)
The Nevada Tigers high school wrestling team competed at the Carl Junction Classic over the weekend, where several Tigers advanced to first-place matches. Individual results Round 2: Jacob Johnson (Nevada) over Seth Bennett (Labette County, fall 0:37); Round 3: Johnson over Zach Consier (Carl Junction, fall 0:31); Round 4: Johnson over Kyle Hall (McDonald County, fall 0:41); first-place match: Johnson over Bryce Logan (Monett, MD 20-10)...
Lady Hornets sting NEVC, earn road victory (12/13/14)
Nevada Daily Mail WALKER ---- The Hume Lady Hornets improved to 4-1 with a 61-11 win over the Northeast Vernon County Lady Knights, Thursday night. The loss drops NEVC to 1-4. Hume forward Brhett Mumma had a big first quarter, scoring seven points, as the Lady Hornets led 19-0 after the first frame...
Lady Tigers cruise past Smith-Cotton, 49-37 (12/13/14)
The Nevada Lady Tigers defeated Sedalia Smith-Cotton 49-37, in a Friday night road matchup. With the win, Nevada improves to 4-2 overall and 2-1 in the West Central Conference. Nevada was paced by guard Mikayla Bartlett, who poured in 24 points. Lady Tigers center Rilie Good scored 13, while forward Megan Payne added 9...
NEVC Knights defeat Hume, double win total from a year ago (12/13/14)
Nevada Daily Mail WALKER ---- The Northeast Vernon County Knights boys basketball team is off to a fast start, improving to 4-1, with a decisive 53-32 victory over the Hume Hornets, Thursday night. Under first year head coach Joel McDuffey, the Knights have already doubled their win total from last season...
Sheldon hoops teams toppled by Golden City (12/12/14)
Sheldon dropped a pair of games Tuesday night to visiting Golden City, with the boys falling in a close outing, 47-43, and the girls tumbling 50-29. In the boys' game, the teams were knotted at the first break at 12 apiece. The teams were even again in the second period, although the visitors managed to squeak out a 21-20 halftime lead...
NMS seventh-graders edged by Webb City in Tri-County semifinal (12/12/14)
JOPLIN ---- After leading Webb City 18-9 at halftime during the semifinals of the Tri-County tournament Tuesday, the Nevada Middle School seventh-grade girls basketball team was unable to hold on, losing 28-26. The loss moves Nevada to 12-2 on the year, with both defeats coming against Webb City...
NHS wrestling team outpointed by Bolivar (12/12/14)
The Nevada Tigers wrestling team fell to Bolivar in a Tuesday road meet. Bolivar collected 46 points to Nevada's 27. Individual results 113 pound: Caleb Hoover (Bolivar) over Clay Landoll (Nevada). 132 pound: Colton Shrewsbury (Nevada) over Chase Hampton (Bolivar)...
Lady Tigers surge past Clinton, 52-40 (12/10/14)
Nevada Daily Mail With the score knotted 35-35 after three quarters, the Nevada Lady Tigers basketball team blew open the game with a 13-0 fourth quarter run, on their way to topping the Clinton Lady Cardinals 52-40 at Wynn Gym Tuesday night. The victory improves Nevada to 3-2 overall and 1-1 in West Central Conference play...
Cold shooting dooms Nevada boys in Clinton loss (12/10/14)
Nevada Daily Mail An off shooting night from Nevada perimeter players played a major factor in the team's 56-44 Tuesday night home loss to the Clinton Cardinals. However, a monster performance from center Clay Gayman kept Nevada within striking distance until about midway through the third quarter. Gayman finished with 17 points, 17 rebounds and a blocked shot...
NMS seventh-graders club Carthage (12/10/14)
Joplin ---- The No. 3 seed Nevada Middle School seventh-grade girls basketball team had an easy go of it Monday night in the opening round of the Tri-County tournament, blowing out sixth-seeded Carthage 41-8 . With the victory, Nevada improves to 12-1...