High School Sports
Lady Tigers bulldoze Smith-Cotton in Wynn Gym
Nevada Daily Mail Chalk up another blowout victory for the 2014-15 Nevada Lady Tigers basketball team. Playing in front of a home crowd Tuesday night at Wynn Gym, the Lady Tigers thrashed Sedalia Smith-Cotton 61-31. The final margin of victory wasn't indicative of the pummeling Smith-Cotton took, as Nevada led by as much as 37 early in the fourth quarter. Lady Tigers center Rilie Good put on a low-post offensive clinic, scoring at-will, primarily from the right block...
Tigers late rally thwarted by Smith-Cotton
Nevada Daily Mail The Nevada Tigers boys basketball team nearly picked off Sedalia Smith-Cotton with a late comeback, but fell short in the final frantic minutes, losing 59-51. After trailing by 17 points in the third quarter, the Tigers awakened and made a game of it, thanks in large part to the offensive spark provided by senior Matt Sommer and freshman Clay Gayman...
Hume knocked out of district tournament
The seventh-seeded Hume Hornets were unseated from the Class 1 District 7 Missouri boys basketball tournament by second-seeded Appleton City, Monday night.
Hume trailed 32-10 at halftime, eventually falling 55-34. Hume finishes their season 3-20.
Sheldon teams fall in district opener
WILLARD ---- The Sheldon Panthers boys basketball team was defeated by top-seeded Walnut Grove 67-34 in the opening round of the Class 1 District 5 Missouri boys basketball tournament, Saturday morning. The Panthers ended their season 10-12. The Sheldon Lady Panthers were also ousted Saturday, falling to No. 1 seed Walnut Grove 79-25. The Lady Panthers finish the year 2-20...
Miller defeated in Class 2 championship match
Nevada Daily Mail Nevada Tigers junior Dayton Miller made it all the way to the 2015 Missouri Class 2 state wrestling championship match, before falling to Oak Grove sophomore Shawn Kavadas by an 8-4 decision, Saturday evening in Columbia. Miller (49-4), wrestling in the 126-pound weight division, has taken home a state runner-up finish for the second straight year. A year ago Miller wrestled at 113 pounds, after wrestling at 106 pounds as a freshman...
Bronaugh trumps NEVC in district opener
Nevada Daily Mail Appleton City ---- Facing off in the opening round of the Missouri Class 1 District 7 boys basketball tournament Monday night, the Bronaugh Wildcats steamrolled to a 42-26 victory over the Northeast Vernon County Knights. "It was probably our best overall performance of the year," Bronaugh head coach Mark Scarbrough said. "We haven't been very good at being patient (offensively), but tonight we were very patient, and it was better than I've ever seen them play."...
Bronaugh girls bounce Hume
Bronaugh's girls finished out the Golden Valley Vernon County Conference with an unblemished record, downing rival Hume 67-55, Friday at home. The Wildcats finished at 8-0, and 17-7 overall, with a Tuesday date in the district tournament at Appleton City, facing Montrose...
NMS 8th-graders derailed in Tri-County title game
Nevada Daily Mail WEBB CITY ---- The Nevada Tigers eighth-grade basketball team was unable to avenge their lone loss of the season, falling 50-38 to the Carl Junction Bulldogs in the Tri-County championship game Friday night. "We didn't lose because of lack of effort, we lost because shots didn't go down," Nevada head coach Lance Sargent said. "I told them before the game, if you play and give everything you have, you'll win either way. And I think we played hard. We got some tough calls."...
Miller advances to wrestling's Class 2 title match
Nevada junior Dayton Miller defeated Brett Shull of Odessa in the semifinals of the 126-pound division at the 2015 Missouri Class 2 State Wrestling Tournament, Friday night in Columbia. With the victory, Miller advances to the title match for a second year in a row, this time facing Shawn Kavadas of Oak Grove...
Lady Tigers blow out Center, boys fall, 63-51
Kansas City ---- The Nevada Lady Tigers thrashed Kansas City Center 77-50 Friday night. With the victory, the Tigers record improves to 18-4 (8-2 West Central Conference). Four Lady Tigers scored in double-figures, led by senior Mikayla Bartlett, who scored a game-high 19 points. Fellow Nevada senior Morgan McNeley dropped in 18, while center Rilie Good scored 13, and Megan Payne 12...
NMS 7th graders fall in Tri-County opener
Nevada Daily Mail The Nevada Tigers seventh-grade boys basketball team fell to Carl Junction 35-25 in the opening round of the Tri-County Tournament, Wednesday night at the Nevada Community Center. With the loss, Nevada finishes the season 6-13. The Tigers dug an early hole, falling behind 25-3 at halftime, before regrouping and outplaying Carl Junction in the second half to get back into the game late...
NMS eighth-graders advance to Tri-County title game
WEBB CITY ---- The Nevada Tigers boys eighth-grade basketball team came from behind late, pulling out a 41-39 thriller over Joplin South in the semifinals of the Tri-County Basketball Tournament, Thursday night. Nevada trailed by as much as nine points in the fourth quarter, before taking the lead in the final seconds...
Nevada swim team competes at swim and dive championships
Nevada High School's swim team competed in the Southwestern Missouri Swim and Dive Championships hosted by Kickapoo at Hickory Hills Middle School. Placing for Nevada were: 200 Yard Medley Relay -- Eighth, (Makayla Haner, Melody Reichard, Morgan Ernsbarger, Emma Denman), 2:05.22...
Bronaugh defeats Hume in GVVC title bout
Nevada Daily Mail The Sheldon Panthers ended their regular seasons by splitting their varsity games Tuesday night against the Bronaugh Wildcats, with the Lady Wildcats winning 71-26 and the Panthers beating Bronaugh's boys' team 55-45. While the snow fell thickly outside, the Lady Wildcats' season's success continued after finishing the recent conference tournament as champions. Behind a barrage of three-pointers, the team cruised to another win...
Nevada buries Butler with big second-half comeback
The Nevada Tigers boys basketball team erased a 13 point second-half deficit en route to a 57-49 victory over the Butler Bears, Tuesday night at Wynn Gym. The Tigers comeback was sparked by the scorching hot long-range shooting of guards Matt Sommer and Brandon Barker, who combined to knock down 13 triples on the night...
Quitno hits buzzer-beater, sending Nevada junior varsity boys to OT victory
The Nevada Tigers junior varsity boys basketball team defeated the Butler Bears 42-39 in an overtime thriller. In the extra session, sophomore Johnny Quitno hit the game-winning 3-pointer as time expired. "They made a three at the end of regulation to tie the game," Nevada head coach Kyle Talley said. "In overtime, with the game tied, we grabbed a missed free throw and got the ball ahead to Johnny in the high corner and he buried the three as the buzzer sounded...
Tigers take second at powerlifting meet
The Nevada High School powerlifting team finished in second place at the recent 22nd Annual Girard (Kan.) Strength and Speed Meet. The team is coached by Nevada High School head football coach Erik Yoakam. NHS individual results: Ladies division Bench press:...
Offensive woes doom Sheldon in GVVC title game loss to Ballard
Nevada Daily Mail A sluggish shooting performance cost the Sheldon Panthers the 2015 Golden Valley Vernon County Conference tournament championship, as they fell to the host Ballard Bears 44-36, Saturday night. "It was a very, very poor shooting night for us," Sheldon head coach Tyler Judd said...
Bronaugh defeats Hume in GVVC title bout
Nevada Daily Mail Precision 3-point shooting propelled the Bronaugh Lady Wildcats to a 62-44 victory over the Hume Lady Hornets in Saturday night's Golden Valley Vernon County Conference tournament championship game at Ballard High School. Bronaugh junior Heather Baker, and senior Martell Moore combined to hit 10 3-pointers. Baker's performance was one for the record books, as she was nearly flawless, connecting on 7 of 8 triples...
Miller marvelous: NHS wrestler once again dominates at district tournament as five Tigers qualify for state
Nevada Daily Mail MONETT ---- For the second straight year, Nevada Tigers wrestler Dayton Miller has captured the Class 2 District 3 wrestling crown for his weight class. A 16-10 decision over Bolivar's Chase Hampton in Saturday's championship match at Monett High School, earned Miller the district title in the 126 pound weight class...
Triple 7: Bronaugh's Baker buries seven 3-pointers in GVVC title game triumph
Nevada Daily Mail A lights out shooting performance by junior Heather Baker propelled the Bronaugh Lady Wildcats to a 62-44 victory over the Hume Lady Hornets in the Golden Valley Vernon County Conference Tournament championship game, Saturday night in Ballard...
Lady Tigers flatten Warrensburg, improve to 17-3
The Lady Tigers of Nevada and Warrensburg met in a fast-paced dual at Wynn Gymnasium Friday night, with Nevada triumphing 58-39. With the victory, the Lady Tigers improve to 17-3 (7-2 West Central Conference). Senior center Rilie Good easily controlled the tip off and fellow senior Morgan McNeley wasted little time getting in the scoring column, draining her first basket of the night just five seconds into the contest...
NMS to host 7th grade Tri-County basketball tournament, 8th grade tournament in Webb City
The Nevada Tigers eighth-grade basketball team is slated to participate in the Tri-County Basketball Tournament Feb. 16-17 and Feb. 19 at Webb City Junior High, 807 West 1st Street, and Webb City Middle School, 603 W. Aylor St. According to information distributed by the school, the top team in the bracket will be the home team and will wear their white jersey, however teams should still bring both jerseys. ...