High School Sports
Lady Tigers enter TCC Tourney on a roll
After a little bit of a slow start to the season, the Nevada Lady Tigers seventh-grade basketball team quickly thawed out, finishing the regular-season 9-3 overall. Lady Tigers head coach Danny Penn, who has accumulated 32 victories over the past three seasons coaching junior high girl basketball, said this team has been a joy to coach...
Lady Tigers pick up first victory of season
The Nevada Lady Tigers notched its first victory of the season Friday night, prevailing 39-34 over Liberal in the consolation semifinals of the Harrisonville Basketball Tournament. The victory improves the Lady Tigers to 1-2 overall. Lady Tigers junior guard Brooke Sargent knocked down the go-ahead basket with 1:30 remaining in regulation. With under a minute to play, a pair of Sargent free throw iced the contest...
Dandy debut: Gayman's 30 point effort leads Tigers to Carthage Invite title game
A impressive debut by Nevada Tigers junior forward Clay Gayman, led top-seeded NHS to a 57-55 victory over fifth-seeded Carthage High School Friday night at the 70th annual Carthage Invitational. Gayman finished the contest with 30 points, 16 rebounds, and three blocks, as the Tigers improve to 3-0 overall (2-0 West Central Conference)...
Lady Tiger middle school teams topple Stockton
The Nevada Lady Tiger seventh and eighth-grade basketball teams put the finishing touches on their regular-season slates Thursday night in Nevada, with the eighth-grade team flattening Stockton 42-17, while the seventh-grade Lady Tigers beat the visitors 22-10...
Hume struggles as they go to battle with roster of five
It's not an envious position for any coach to be in. Hume Hornets head basketball coach Justin Wehar, however, finds himself entering the 2016-17 campaign with a grand total of five players on his roster. "We're definitely in rebuilding mode," said the fourth-year Hornets head hoops coach...
Bronaugh teams split with Thomas Jefferson
The Bronaugh Wildcats and Lady Wildcats had excellent showings on the hardwood Tuesday night in Joplin, with both teams defeating Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School. The Wildcats prevailed 51-43 to improve to 2-1 on the season, while the Lady Wildcats hammered T.J. 64-28. The boys team was led by senior forward Tyler Strunk, who erupted for a career-high 28 points, while forward Austin Gray added nine...
Nevada A teams derail Fort Scott
Fort Scott Middle School girls' basketball won both B games but Nevada won both A games Tuesday night at the FSMS gymnasium. Fort Scott's seventh-grade B team opened the day with a 23-8 win. Amanda Emmerson and Dylan Hazelbaker each scored 5 points for Fort Scott. Four players scored 2 points each for Nevada...
Lady Tigers tripped up at Carl Junction Classic
In Tuesday night hoops action, the Nevada Lady Tigers fell to Seneca 59-34 in the opening round of the Carl Junction Classic. The Lady Tigers (0-2) were unable to contain versatile senior forward Maranda Cooper, who exploded for 31 points, including 13 in the final frame...
Lady Hornets prevail in season opening road victory over Miami
The Hume Lady Hornets beat Miami 48-42 in its season opener Nov. 22 in Miami. The Golden Valley Vernon County Conference contest wasn't quite as close as the final score indicated, as Hume led by as many as 20 points early in third quarter. However, first-year Lady Hornets head coach Heath Heckadon said his squad was sloppy with the ball, allowing Miami to get back in the contest...
Top-seeded Tigers survive scare at Carthage Invitational
It wasn't pretty, but the Nevada Tigers found a way to get it done. Coming off its thrilling season-opening victory last week over St. Pius X, the top-seeded Tigers looked flat against No. 8 seed McDonald County, as they pulled out a 44-40 victory Monday evening at the 70th Annual Carthage Basketball Invitational...
Bronaugh boys best Golden City on the hardwood
The Bronaugh Wildcats basketball team defeated Golden City 49-37 Tuesday night in Bronaugh. The Wildcats were led by versatile forward Tyler Strunk, who dropped in a game-high 19 points. Wildcats center Miles Wyland added 14, while senior point guard Joe Mader chipped in with 11...
Gray a guest speaker at Four-State basketball event
Nevada Tigers head boys varsity coach, Shaun Gray, was a guest-speaker at Saturday's 4-State Basketball Coaches Association Tip-Off Club luncheon. Basketball coaches from high schools such as Webb City, Joplin, Neosho, Carthage, and Pittsburg (Kan.) were also present for the event, which took place in the banquet room at Old Chicago in Joplin...
Lady Tiger volleyball celebrates phenomenal season on the court
The 2016 volleyball season will go down as one of the best and
Guard-play lifts Tigers to season opening victory over St. Pius
Playing without star forward Clay Gayman, sidelined by an ankle injury, the Nevada Tigers utilized a potent three-guard offense en route to a 60-53 victory over the St. Pius X Warriors Tuesday night at Wynn Gym. The season opening victory carried extra weight, since it was also a West Central Conference victory...
Lady Cats crush Golden City to open season on high note
The Bronaugh Lady Wildcats hammered visiting Golden City 58-28 in its season opening basketball game Tuesday night. "I thought the girls played hard and I was happy with their effort," Bronaugh head coach Daryl Dodson said. "We still have lot of work to do, but ran the floor well and were willing to give ball up when we needed to."...
Lady Tigers improve to 10-0
The Nevada Lady Tigers eighth-grade basketball team continued its winning ways, defeating Neosho 37-30 Tuesday night in Neosho to improve to 10-0. Leading the charge for the Lady Tigers "A" team was Tylin Heathman, who finished with a game-high 11 points...
Lady Tigers defeated in opener
The Nevada Lady Tigers opened its 2016-17 basketball campaign Tuesday night in Kansas City, falling to the St. Pius X Lady Warriors 70-18. For Nevada, Teagan Charles finished with five points; Hailey Jackson, four; Calli Beshore, Payge Dahmer, Kat Ream, and Emily Johnson two points each; and Brooke Sargent, one...
Lady Tiger middle school teams split with Carl Junction
In Monday night middle school basketball action, the Nevada Lady Tiger seventh and eighth-grade teams earned a split with visiting Carl Junction. Nevada's eighth-grade "A" team rolled to a 45-24 victory, keeping its perfect season intact as the Lady Tigers improved to 9-0. Meanwhile, Nevada's eighth-grade "B" team bested Carl Junction 25-20...
El Do Christian secures third-place at MCSAA tournament
The El Dorado Christian School Lady Buffaloes finished in third-place at the Missouri Christian School Athletic Association State Volleyball Finals held last month in Joplin. The Lady Buffaloes, coached by Kelly Bryson, are comprised of three juniors, a freshman, and five eighth-graders. En route to the third place finish, El Dorado Christian defeated Community Christian Academy 25-12 and 25-17, advancing to the trophy round where that faced Maranatha Academy in the third place match...
NEVC drops opener to Weaubleau
The Northeast Vernon County Knights opened its basketball season Friday at home, falling to Weaubleau 76-16. For NEVC, Hayden Harp and Corbin Goodwin scored four points apiece. The Lady Knights also opened its season Friday at home against visiting Weaubleau, as NEVC was derailed 41-22. For the Lady Knights, sophomore Makinsey Conner finished with a team-high nine points; Andrea Holcomb, five; Brittney Trueblood, four; Kelly Dade, two; and Hannah Rogers, two...
Tigers fare well at Seneca Hoops Jamboree
Facing adversity after losing All-Conference forward Clay Gayman to injury, the Nevada Tigers showed resilience, winning five of the six periods they competed in at Thursday's Seneca Basketball Jamboree. Gayman, one of the top junior's in the state of Missouri, is out indefinitely after fracturing his ankle at Wednesday's practice. The loss of Gayman is colossal, however, Nevada Tiger boys basketball head coach Shaun Gray said he was pleased with the effort his team displayed in Seneca...
Lady Tiger middle school squads topple Joplin East
The wins keep piling up for Nevada Middle School basketball, as both the Lady Tiger seventh and eighth-grade teams were victorious Thursday night on the road against Joplin East. The Lady Tigers eighth-grade "A" team crushed Joplin East 45-7 to improve to 8-0. Nevada was led by guard Kaylee Duncan, who scored a game-high 14 points. Tylin Heathman finished with eight points; Brinna Ream, seven; Abby Harder and Maleigha Hinton, five apiece; Rebecca Cox, four; and Allison Bower, two...
Lady Tigers honored at tennis banquet
The 2016 district champion Nevada Lady Tigers tennis team was honored at its recently held postseason awards banquet. Pictured above: Team Most Valuable Players and No. 2 doubles duo, seniors Sydnie Baker (left) and Jaiden Cherry. (Submitted photo)