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Friday, Feb. 24, 2017

High School Sports

Lady 'Cats, Panthers advance to district title tilts (02/24/17)
The Sheldon Panthers and Bronaugh Lady Wildcats kept their seasons alive with victories in the semifinals of the Class 1 District 6 boys' and girls' basketball tournaments Wednesday night in Drexel. The top-seeded Lady Wildcats defeated the fourth-seeded Hume Lady Hornets 63-38, while the second-seeded Panthers dispatched third-seeded Drexel 48-44...
NHS seniors hit Wynn Gym floor tonight for swan song (02/24/17)
It won't be the same without them. After gracing the Wynn Gym hardwood for the past four years Nevada's five-member senior class is slated to set foot on its home court for the final time tonight against Center High School at 7:15 p.m. The Tigers senior class is comprised of Matthew Sommer, Myles McNeley, Patrick Ferry, Peyton Walker and Blayde Dodds...
Sweet Sixteen: Tigers blow past Smith-Cotton to extend win steak to 16 (02/22/17)
The Nevada Tigers have won all of their games since the calendar year flipped to 2017, extending its win streak to 16 with a 64-51 West Central Conference victory Tuesday night at Wynn Gym. The win ups Nevada's record to 21-3 overall and 8-3 in WCC-play...
Lady Tigers throttle Smith-Cotton, 53-35 (02/22/17)
The Nevada Lady Tigers were lights out from beyond the arc Tuesday night in Wynn Gym, knocking down 10 3-pointers en route to a convincing 18-point victory over visiting Sedalia Smith-Cotton. Nevada (9-15 overall) freshman shooting guard Payge Dahmer got the long-range fireworks started with two first quarter triples, helping the Lady Tigers out to an 11-0 lead...
Stratford's 25-point outing lifts Lady 'Cats in district opener (02/22/17)
DREXEL, Mo. ---- The top-seeded Bronaugh Lady Wildcats defeated the eighth-seeded Sheldon Lady Panthers 59-25 Monday night in the opening round of the class 1 District 6 girls' basketball tournament. Bronaugh (20-5) advanced to the semifinals where they will matchup with the fourth-seeded Hume Lady Hornets. Tip off is slated for 4:30 p.m., today...
Lady Hornets sting NEVC in first-round of district tourney (02/22/17)
DREXEL, Mo. ---- It's hard to envision the same two teams matching up with each other on the hardwood five times in a single season. This, however, was the case with the Hume Lady Hornets and the Northeast Vernon County Lady Knights Monday night in Drexel, as the teams met up for the fifth time this season...
KC transfer Thompson fuels Montrose to conference crown (02/21/17)
Gage Thompson has been nothing short of magnificent on the hardwood this season for the Montrose Blue Jays. The 6-foot-2, 175-pound senior is one of the best-kept secrets in Missouri prep basketball, averaging 32 point per game while leading Montrose High to an 18-7 record and the top overall seed in the Class 1 District 6 tournament...
Comets defeated in regular season finale (02/21/17)
ST. LOUIS, Mo. ---- The Cottey Comets concluded its regular-season with a 75-58 Region 16 road loss Saturday to the St. Louis Community College Lady Archers. Cottey (7-12) was led by sophomore guard Kelsey Acton, who dropped in a game-high 26 points, while Missouri-native Malory Moles pitched in 11...
Tigers down KC Center en route to 20th victory (02/21/17)
The Nevada Tigers are legitimate contenders For anyone who doubted the Nevada boys' basketball team prior to Friday night, it might be time to rethink that as the Tigers notched one of the biggest victories in program history Friday night with a 71-67 West Central Conference triumph over Center High in Kansas City...
Johnson places sixth at state wrestling championships (02/21/17)
Nevada High School senior wrestler Jacob Johnson placed sixth at the 2017 Missouri Class 2 State Wrestling Championships, Saturday at the University of Missouri in Columbia. Johnson (46-5 overall), who competes in the 220-pound weight division was defeated by Benton's Curtis Weston in the fifth-place match via 8-2 decision. In order to advance to the fifth-place match, Johnson prevailed over Booneville's Gabriel Rumbaoa via 13-10 decision in the consolation semifinals...
Cameron Diaz signs with Culver-Stockton College (02/18/17)
Nevada High School's Cameron Diaz made it official Friday afternoon, signing a national letter-of-intent to attend Culver-Stockton College. Culver-Stockton is an NAIA school located in Canton, Mo. "I made the best decision for myself," Diaz said shortly after he put pen to paper inside of Nevada High's media center. "It has been a goal of mine for a long time to play football at the next level. It's a huge accomplishment."...
Lady Tigers tripped up by Center (02/18/17)
The Nevada Lady Tigers dropped a 55-29 West Central Conference contest to Kansas Center Friday night at Wynn Gym. The Lady Tigers found themselves in an early hole, trailing 16-3 at the conclusion of the first quarter. Center stayed hot in in the second frame, outscoring Nevada 16-8 to grab a commanding 32-11 halftime advantage...
Tigers show they're the real deal with road-victory over Center (02/18/17)
The Nevada Tigers are legitimate contenders. For anybody who doubted the Nevada boys' basketball team prior to Friday night, it might be time to rethink that as the Tigers notched one of its biggest victories in program history Friday in Kansas City...
Senior Night Special: Mader lights up Miami (02/18/17)
Bronaugh High School's boys' and girls' varsity basketball teams drubbed visiting Miami on Senior Night Thursday in Bronaugh. The Wildcats beat Miami 65-43 while the Lady Wildcats won its contest in convincing fashion, 51-9. In the boys' game, Bronaugh (8-15) jumped out to a 23-8 first quarter lead, before settling for a 35-22 halftime advantage...
Sheldon falls to College Heights (02/18/17)
The Sheldon High School boys' and girls' varsity basketball teams concluded their regular-season home slates Thursday night against College Heights (Joplin). The Sheldon boys were defeated 58-38. The non-conference loss brings their record to 12-11 overall. Meanwhile, the Lady Panthers (2-16) were edged 37-34...
Tiger duo fares well at state wrestling meet (02/17/17)
A pair of Nevada High School wrestlers hit the mat for for the opening round of the Missouri High School Class 2 State Wrestling Championships on Thursday morning in Columbia. Competing at 220-pounds, Nevada's Jacob Johnson (44-2) secured a victory over Ryan Owens of Maryville. ...
Tigers pick up rivalry win over El Do (02/17/17)
The Nevada Tigers cruised to its 14th consecutive victory with a 62-46 defeat of rival El Dorado Springs on Thursday night. The non-conference road win improved the Tigers to 19-3 overall. On the opening possession of the night, senior Myles McNeley knocked down a trey. Nevada then caused El Do to turn the ball over on its first possession, leading to a Matthew Sommer breakaway lay-in and a 5-0 Nevada lead...
Tri-County Conference champions (02/17/17)
NEOSHO, Mo. ---- The Nevada Tigers eighth-grade basketball team rolled to a 45-24 victory over Webb City on Thursday night in the Tri-County Conference tournament title game. Nevada (13-1), the regular-season and tournament champions, were led by center Ben Hines who finished with a game-high 16 points, while point guard Logan Applegate chipped in 13...
Comets fall to North Central (02/17/17)
TRENTON, Mo. ---- In Wednesday night college hoops action, the Cottey Comets were defeated by the North Central Missouri College Lady Pirates 79-57. The Region 16 victory upped North Central's record to 20-6, while the Comets fall to 7-11. The Comets were led by Cheyenne Ortiz and Destiney Teniente who concluded the evening with 13 and 11 points respectively...
NHS cross country runners garner Academic-All State honors (02/17/17)
Pereira off to flying start, Gradwohl named Academic AA (02/17/17)
A pair of Cottey Comet student-athletes were recently recognized for their achievements. According to a Cottey College press release, "Mid-and long-distance runner Oluwabukola Pereira had impressive showings at her last two indoor meets. The press release stated, "At the Pittsburg State Invitational on Jan. 28, Pereira placed third in the unseeded mile with a time of 5:21.86, obliterating Tori Kehler's previous school record, and qualifying her for the national meet...
Gayman surpasses 1,000 point plateau (02/15/17)
Nevada High School junior Clay Gayman was honored prior to Friday night's contest with Warrensburg for reaching the 1,000 point milestone. Making his prep basketball debut in November 2014, Gayman exploded onto the scene with a 17 point, 12 rebound performance against Archbishop O'Hara. The 6-foot-6 junior has since blossomed into one of the premier forwards in the state of Missouri, with a host of colleges looking to secure his services...
Eighth-grade Tigers reach TCC title game (02/15/17)
NEOSHO, Mo. _---- The Nevada Tigers eighth-grade basketball team drilled Joplin North 50-25 Tuesday night in the semifinals of the Tri-County Conference Basketball Tournament. The top-seeded Tigers were led by Logan Applegate and Logan McNeley who combined for 32 points...
NEVC splits with Hume (02/15/17)
The Northeast Vernon County Knights defeated Hume 59-48 Tuesday night in Hume. The victory improves NEVC to 3-18 overall while Hume falls to 1-22. NEVC was led by Jaxon Prough who scored a team-high 18 points, followed by Derek Keith with 16; and Hayden Harp with 10...
Lady Tigers topple El Do (02/15/17)
The Nevada Lady Tigers bested El Dorado Springs 56-47 Tuesday night in El Do. The non-conference victory improves the Lady Tigers to 8-14 overall. Nevada freshman point guard Calli Beshore lit up El Do for a game-high 18 points. Nevada freshman forward Teagan Charles finished with 12, Payge Dahmer, 10 and Hailey Jackson, eight...