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Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

High School Sports

Nevada baseball edges Clinton at home, 5-4 (04/23/14)
By Eric Wade Daily Mail Sports Editor "That team that played Joplin last week was not the same team that we put on the field today." Nevada Tigers head baseball coach Danny Penn's squad did win its seventh consecutive game Tuesday, but it wasn't quite in the same fashion as the home opener against the Eagles of Joplin High School last week...
Nevada junior varsity track competes at home (04/23/14)
The Nevada High School junior varsity boys' and girls' track teams hosted the annual Nevada Invitational meet Tuesday afternoon and brought home a number of strong performances. Nevada's girls won the team title, while El Dorado Christian was second, Carthage finished third and El Dorado Springs was forth. Carthage took the boys' meet, with Nevada second, El Dorado Springs third and El Dorado Christian fourth...
Knights fall to College Heights (04/23/14)
College Heights Christian defeated the Northeast Vernon County Knights, 10-5, Monday, in a high school baseball game, in Joplin. College Heights edged the Knights, 8-7, in hits and took advantage of five Northeast Vernon County errors for the victory. Next on the schedule for the Knights is Wednesday, when they host the Panthers of Sheldon High School...
El Dorado Christian track wins at Willard (04/22/14)
Nevada baseball wins two more on the road (04/22/14)
After a rough start to the season in the Bill O'Dell Tournament, at Carthage, The Nevada Tigers baseball team has found itself on a tear that has resulted in an eight-game winning streak and a significant increase in confidence for head coach Danny Penn and his squad...
ECS junior high track competes at Nevada (04/22/14)
Nevada golfers take eighth in Carthage tournament (04/22/14)
CARTHAGE -- Despite far less than ideal playing conditions, the Nevada Tigers golf team finished eighth Monday, in the Sonic/Carthage Invitational tournament, on the Carthage Municipal Golf Course. Tigers head coach Brian Leonard said the day's first five holes were played in the rain...
Nevada girls' basketball earns academic award (04/22/14)
Nevada baseball trounces Girard (04/19/14)
GIRARD, Kan. -- The Nevada Tigers baseball team scored 14 runs on 15 hits in a 14-4 victory Thursday, in a five-inning game against the Trojans of Girard High School. The Tigers wasted little time getting to the Girard pitching staff and not only did it early in the contest, but often, as well. All but four of the Tigers' runs in the contest came in the first three innings, as the Nevada offense had its way with Girard's pitching staff...
Nevada track fares well at Joplin meet (04/19/14)
JOPLIN -- Both of the Nevada High School track and field teams finished seventh Thursday, in the Joplin Invitational. Two Lady Tigers won gold medals, Reagan Bradley in the 200-meter dash and Nikiya Feezell in the high jump. Bradley ran second in the 100-meter dash and teamed with Chloe Bartlett, Kelsey McCall and Carsten Warner for third-place finishes in both the 4x100- and 4x200-meter relays...
Freshman baseball splits Mount Vernon at home (04/19/14)
By Eric Wade Daily Mail Sports Editor The Nevada Tigers freshman baseball team made its first appearance at Lyons Stadium Friday, splitting a pair of games against the Mountaineers of Mount Vernon High School. In the opener, Payton Bright was nearly untouchable for the majority of the contest, as he allowed three unearned runs on three hits with 11 strikeouts and no walks in five innings of work on the mound. ...
Hume baseball, softball swept at home (04/19/14)
By Eric Wade Daily Mail Sports Editor HUME -- The Hume Hornets and Lady Hornets baseball and softball teams made their return to their home field Wednesday, hoping to get back on the winning track against the Tigers and Lady Tigers of Rich Hill High School. That was not to be, however, as the home teams couldn't get much going in either game, ultimately handing Rich Hill the sweep...
Sheldon baseball routs Montrose at home, 10-2 (04/19/14)
SHELDON -- Sheldon defeated Montrose at home Thursday night, 10-2. Senior Reed Worsley pitched the first five innings to pick up the win and senior Zack Enochs pitched the last two to close it out. Offensively, the Panthers were led by senior Corey Baney, who had two doubles and a single with four RBIs and junior Brandon Kirbey, who had three doubles with two RBIs. Sheldon is now 5-4 on the season and will be back in action next Wednesday, at NEVC...
Nevada golf takes third at Ozark (04/19/14)
NIXA, Mo. -- The Nevada Tigers golf team finished third Thursday, in the 12-team Ozark High School Invitational Tournament on the Fremont Country Club course. Logan-Rogersville won the team title with a combined score of 319, seven fewer than runner-up Springfield Catholic. The Tigers were third at 335, Carthage finished fourth at 343 and Branson was fifth with a 348...
Bronaugh baseball edges NEVC, 11-10 (04/19/14)
BRONAUGH -- Bronaugh's baseball team slipped past Northeast Vernon County, 11-10, behind a four-run seventh-inning rally Tuesday afternoon. Northeast Vernon County had taken a 2-1 lead at the end of the first inning, then expanded that with a five-run second. The Knights added three more in the third, but the Wildcats managed two of their own...
Nevada basketball wins state academic award (04/16/14)
COLUMBIA -- Though the season has been over for a while now, the Nevada Tigers basketball team was announced Monday as the recipient of another state award. Head coach John McNeley's squad earned the Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Award for having a combined team grade-point average of 3.39. The Tigers finished the 2013-14 season with an overall record of 8-17, falling to McDonald County by a final score of 47-45 in the Class 4, District 12 Tournament semifinals...
Nevada baseball wins home opener, 7-4 (04/16/14)
By Eric Wade Daily Mail Sports Editor Though the Nevada Tigers varsity baseball team entered the 2014 season with lofty expectations and even loftier hopes, head coach Danny Penn has found himself searching for the magic that prompted those hopes and expectations through the season's first six games. That all changed in Tuesday night's home opener in which the Tigers defeated what has proven to be a very talented Joplin Eagles team by a final score of 7-4...
Panthers baseball routs Ballard on the road, 25-0 (04/15/14)
The Sheldon Panthers varsity baseball team bounced back from a 7-3 defeat at the hands of the Bobcats of Drexel High School Thursday, by routing the Ballard Bulldogs, 25-0, Friday, in a road game that was shortened by the run rule. In the Drexel game, junior Micah Swanson took the loss on the mound, but did finish with hits. Against Ballard, junior Jesse Spencer's grand slam home run in the fourth inning helped support the two-hit pitching effort of senior Zack Enochs...
Area sports postponed (04/15/14)
Thanks to the latest batch of rain and snow to move through the region Sunday into early Monday, a number of local sporting events that were scheduled to take place Monday were postponed. The Nevada R-5 School District was hit hardest by the weather, as three high school baseball games and one middle school event were called off. The three high school games were a varsity/JV doubleheader between the Tigers and Carl Junction, and a freshman game between the Tigers and El Dorado Springs...
Nevada baseball wins two in tournament play (04/15/14)
CARTHAGE -- After a rough start, the Nevada Tigers baseball team finished the Bill O'Dell Tournament on a high note, with two straight wins at Carl Lewton Stadium. The first of those wins came against the Carthage junior varsity squad by a final score of 10-0 and the second came against Mount Vernon, 5-4...
Nevada tennis defeats Fort Scott at home (04/12/14)
Hoping to rebound from a shutout loss to Thomas Jefferson on Tuesday and an 8-1 loss at Carthage Thursday, the Nevada Tigers tennis team made its return to the home courts against Fort Scott Friday. By the time all was said and done, head coach Clay Wheeler's squad did just that, defeating Fort Scott, 5-4...
Nevada baseball falls to Monett in tourney play (04/12/14)
CARTHAGE -- The Nevada Tigers baseball team returned to action in the Bill O'Dell Tournament Thursday, against the Cubs of Monett High School, hoping to erase the bad memories from Tuesday's 8-2 loss to Webb City. That goal didn't work out this time, however, as head coach Danny Penn's squad suffered a 7-3 defeat at the hands of the Cubs...
Nevada golf wins Neosho tournament (04/12/14)
NEOSHO, Mo. -- Adding yet another feather in their caps during what has become a very successful season, the Nevada Tigers golf team went back out on the road Thursday, and came home with the first-place team trophy in the Neosho Kick-Off Tournament, with a final team score of 298...
Bronaugh baseball falls at home, 17-12 (04/11/14)
By Eric Wade Daily Mail Sports Editor BRONAUGH -- In a game that lasted 3 hours and featured a total of 29 runs on 20 hits, the Bronaugh Wildcats baseball team attempted a late rally, but ultimately fell short on their home field against a combination team from Montrose and Appleton City...
Nevada track fares well at Lamar (04/11/14)
LAMAR -- The Nevada High School track and field squad continued its season Thursday, bringing home a number of strong finishes. In the girls' meet, the 4x200-meter relay team of Kelsey McCall, Chloe Bartlett, Reagan Bradley and Megan hold took first with a time of 2 minutes, 0.58 seconds, while Nikiya Feezell was first in the high jump with a height of 5 feet even, and Hold won the long jump with a distance of 13-9 and the triple jump with a distance of 31-9 3/4. ...