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Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

High School Sports

Road Warriors: NMS seventh-grade girls shred Neosho, 56-7 (11/27/14)
The Nevada Middle School seventh-grade girls squad rolled to a 56-7 road victory Tuesday night against Neosho Middle School. Nevada head coach Danny Penn said he was happy that his team continues to make strides with the full court press. "We did a good job defensively, starting with our full-court press," he said. "Calli Beshore and Payge Dahmer both got some easy layups off steals."...
NMS eighth-grade A comes close twice (11/27/14)
Nevada Middle School's eighth-grade girls' basketball team narrowly lost to Carthage 13-12, coming up just shy. It was a close game throughout, with the visitors holding a 6-5 lead at the half, adding a point to that for a 9-7 edge after three. Hailey Jackson led Nevada with seven points. Emily Johnson added three and Laiken Cussimanio two...
Turnover prone Lady Tigers drop opener to St. Pius X (11/27/14)
Nevada Daily Mail Facing a West Central Conference foe to open the season, the Nevada Lady Tigers basketball squad fell to the St. Pius X Warriors 45-30 Tuesday on the road, in a game marred by turnovers. "We had 18 turnovers in the first half that pretty much kept us out of our offense," Nevada head coach Brent Bartlett said. "They sped us up and we didn't make the great pass when we should have...
NEVC Knights roughed up by Weaubleau (11/27/14)
Nevada Daily Mail The Northeast Vernon County Knights were dealt a season-opening setback Monday night at home, as they were defeated by the Weaubleau Tigers 77-37. First year head coach Joel McDuffey said his players need to time to adjust to a new system...
Tigers tumble to St. Pius X to open season (11/26/14)
Nevada Daily Mail Despite a valiant effort, the Nevada Tigers boys basketball team was handed a 60-51 defeat by the St. Pius X Warriors in their season opener Tuesday night at Wynn Gym. Trailing 44-33 with 1:58 to play in the third quarter, Nevada went on a 10-0 run, which was sparked by sophomore shooting guard Matthew Sommer and freshman center Andrew Gayman...
Nevada seventh-graders clobber Carthage, 46-5 (11/25/14)
The Nevada Middle School seventh-grade girls basketball team improved to 7-1 on the season with a 46-5 home victory over Carthage, Monday night. Tigers point guard Calli Beshore led Nevada in scoring with 14 points, followed by Jadeann Highley who added 10...
Lady Knights fall to Weaubleau in season-opener (11/25/14)
Nevada Daily Mail In season opening high school basketball action Monday night, the Northeast Vernon County Knights were defeated by the Weaubleau Lady Tigers, 54-28. Late in the first quarter, NEVC point guard Becky Jennings steal and layup cut the Lady Tigers lead to 12-6...
NMS seventh-grade girls drub Joplin East (11/22/14)
After crushing Joplin South 56-3 in their previous outing, the Nevada Middle School seventh-grade girls continued their winning ways with a 45-4 road victory, Thursday evening over Joplin East. With the victory, Nevada moves to 6-1 on the season. "This was another game where we took advantage of our aggressiveness in the passing lanes and came up with some easy steals, which led to layups," Nevada head coach Danny Penn said...
McDuffey settling into coaching gig at NEVC (11/21/14)
Nevada Daily Mail The Northeast Vernon County (NEVC) Knights basketball teams added not just new players to their roster, but a new coach for their rapidly approaching 2014-15 season. Joel McDuffey's history with basketball began when he played the sport in junior high and high school. He then played for a junior college in Mobile, Ala...
High School basketball tournaments on tap (11/21/14)
Carthage Invitational: The boys bracket for the upcoming 68th Annual Carthage Invitational basketball tournament has been unveiled, with the Nevada Tigers drawing the 3-seed. The Tigers will open the tournament against sixth-seeded Monett at 7:30pm., Tuesday, Dec. 2...
NMS 7th girls drill Joplin South, 56-3 (11/19/14)
Nevada Daily Mail The future of girls basketball in Nevada appears to be bright, as the Tigers seventh-grade girls once again demolished an opponent. After blowout victories in three of their previous four games this year, Nevada (5-1) man-handled Joplin South at home Monday night, winning 56-3...
Sommer has successful run during cross-country career (11/19/14)
Nevada Daily Mail Nevada High School senior Ben Sommer recently achieved a life-long goal of qualifying for the state cross-country tournament. "It was a great way to finish my senior year," Sommer said. "I was really excited to go. It was the best moment of my cross-country career."...
Marquart captures first at wrestling meet (11/18/14)
Nevada's Brock Marquart finished in first place in the A-bracket of the 80 pound weight class at Nevada Middle School's season-opening wrestling meet in Columbus, Kan., Saturday. Other Nevada wrestlers to place in the A-bracket, were: Colten Shephard (third-place, 105 weight class); Jaron Powrie (fourth-place, 115 weight class); Zarius Goodman (fourth-place, 120 weight class); Morgan Cambell (fourth-place, 165 weight class); Denny Peyton (fourth-place, 180 weight class); and Caleb Longobardi (second-place, 215 weight class).. ...
NMS girls edged on court by Joplin South (11/18/14)
Nevada Daily Mail The Nevada Tigers second half rally came up just short, as they fell to Joplin South 17-14, in eighth-grade hoops action Monday night in Nevada. The loss drops the Tigers to 1-5 on the season. "Turnovers were the big difference tonight," Nevada head coach Gail Wilson said. "We threw the ball away way too many times. It killed us."...
Nevada seventh-graders notch another blowout victory (11/18/14)
The Nevada Tigers middle school girls basketball A-team stayed red-hot Friday night, routing El Dorado Springs on the road 41-0. With the win, the Tigers are now 5-1 on the season, with their only loss coming against Webb City. Tigers point guard Calli Beshore led the way with 10 points. Teagan Charles chipped in with 7 and Payge Dahmer, Lani Coonrod, and Alexis Leighty each added 6...
Nevada seventh-graders trounce Fort Scott, 51-4 (11/15/14)
In middle school basketball action Thursday night, the Nevada seventh-grade A-team (3-1) steamrolled Fort Scott 51-4. Nevada's B-team followed suit, dispatching Fort Scott 31-0. "We rebounded from a tough loss to Webb City on Tuesday and came out aggressive tonight," Nevada head coach Danny Penn said. "We did a nice job of putting pressure on their ball-handlers and turned that into lots of turnovers and fast breaks."...
Nevada eighth-grade basketball splits a pair with Fort Scott (11/14/14)
Nevada Daily Mail The Nevada Middle School eighth-grade girls A-team was defeated by the Fort Scott Tigers 30-15, Thursday in Nevada. The NMS B-team won 17-6. With the loss, the NMS eighth-grade A-team falls to 0-4 on the season, while the B-team moves to 3-0...
NHS girls hoops Jamboree slated for Nov. 20 (11/14/14)
Nevada will be hosting an upcoming girls high school hoops jamboree, which tips off at 6 p.m., Nov. 20 at Wynn Gym. Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for students, and concession items will be available. According to information made available by NHS athletic director John McNeley, the schedule of games is as follows:...
NMS hoops teams earn split with Seneca, tumble to Webb City (11/14/14)
Nevada Middle School's teams split with Seneca but fell to Webb City, at Seneca Thursday. The Nevada seventh-grade girls defeated Seneca 43-11. "We played the second half under a running clock and we were able to get everyone into the game," said head coach Danny Penn...
Sheldon drops heartbreaker in Hume Invitational title game (11/12/14)
Nevada Daily Mail The Sheldon Panthers junior high boys basketball season concluded in agonizing fashion, as they fell 29-28 on a last second shot to the Rich Hill Tigers, in the championship game of the Hume Invitational, Saturday night. The loss was the first of the season for Sheldon, as they finished 13-1. Rich Hill is just beginning their season, moving to 3-0 after sweeping through the week-long tournament...
Tiger volleyball teams honored at banquet (11/08/14)
The Nevada Tigers varsity, junior varsity and C-team were honored at their end-of-season banquet, Tuesday night, "To recap another great season of Nevada Lady Tiger Volleyball," head coach Ashley Thoreson said. The varsity team finished with a record of 22-11 and 6-6 in the West Central Conference...
Rivalry game: Rich Hill Tigers topple Hume (11/08/14)
The Hume Lady Hornets squared off against the Rich Hill Tigers Thursday night, in the semifinal round of the Hume Invitational junior high basketball tournament. After a defensive struggle in the first half, the Tigers pulled away for a 29-12 victory. Kassi Austin led the way for Rich Hill, scoring 12 points, while dazzling with her baseline-to-baseline quickness. The Tigers move on to play the Butler Bears in Saturday night's championship game...
Undefeated Panthers roll into tournament title game (11/07/14)
Nevada Daily Mail HUME ---- The Sheldon Panthers punched a ticket into the Hume Invitational junior high basketball championship game, after flattening the Northeast Vernon County Knights 40-20, in the semifinals of the tournament Wednesday night. The Panthers (13-0) have now defeated the Knights four times this season...
NMS seventh-graders belt Butler in season opener (11/07/14)
The Nevada seventh grade basketball girls opened their season with a defeat of visiting Butler, 40-12, at NMS, Tuesday night. The hosts built a 10-2 first-quarter lead, and stayed even with the visitors for the most part in the second period for a 16-10 halftime advantage...
Nevada Middle School eighth-grade girls team opens hoops season (11/07/14)
Nevada Daily Mail Nevada Middle School's eighth-grade girls' basketball team will be a work in progress this season, as the team may be without its two leading scorers of a year ago and also welcomes several new players. Veteran Coach Gail Wilson has fewer numbers as well, compared to past years. She greeted 12 when practice started, with two newcomers...