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Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

High School Sports

Tigers defeat Clinton in first round of district play (10/21/14)
The No. 3 seed Nevada Tigers volleyball team (22-10) cruised to an easy 25-11, 25-15 victory over the No. 6 Clinton Cardinals, in Clinton, Tuesday night at the Class District 11 volleyball tournament. For Nevada, Rilie Good notched 9 kills and 4 blocks. Morgan McNeley spun 14 assists. Mikayla Bartlett came up with 4 aces, and Lexie Overton chipped in with 11 digs...
Nevada freshmen and junior varsity tumble to Clinton in football finale (10/21/14)
Nevada Daily Mail Playing in a combined junior varsity and freshmen game, Nevada football was rolled up by the Clinton Cardinals, 20-6, Monday night at Logan Field. The freshmen team concluded their season with a 3-4 record. Nevada freshmen coach Josh Smith indicated Clinton only had eight freshmen players on their roster, which was the primary reason a combined game was played...
Clinton tops Nevada 14-13, picks up first win of season (10/18/14)
Nevada Daily Mail The Nevada Tigers closed out their regular season Friday night with a rough 14-13 road loss to the previously winless Clinton Cardinals. "Very disappointing," Nevada head coach Erik Yoakam said in his post game radio interview. The Cardinals went ahead with 27 seconds remaining in the game, when backup quarterback Jacob Goucher connected with Chaz Bailey in the middle of the end zone, on fourth-and-goal from the 9-yard line...
Tiger eighth-graders close out season with loss to Carthage (10/18/14)
Nevada Daily Mail The Nevada Tigers eighth-grade A football team concluded their 2014 campaign with a 32-6 loss to the Carthage Tigers, Thursday evening at Logan Field. Nevada finished the season 1-5. Carthage jumped on the board when quarterback Zeke Sappington rolled out to his left and found a wide open Reed Ledford in the left corner of the end zone. The two-point run from Colton Winder put Carthage up 8-0 with 5:22 remaining in the first quarter...
O'Hara Celtics sink Tigers on Senior Night (10/18/14)
Nevada Daily Mail Senior Night was a rough one for the Nevada Tigers volleyball team, as they fell to the O'Hara Celtics 25-21, 25-19. Nevada (21-10, 6-5) next travels to Clinton for the Class 3 District 11 tournament, where they are a three-seed. The Tigers will face No. 6 seed Clinton at 7:30 p.m., Monday...
Hume derailed by in-county rival Rich Hill (10/17/14)
Nevada Daily Mail Fresh off their conference championship win over the weekend, the Hume Lady Hornets volleyball team was set back by the Rich Hill Tigers 25-12, 25-19, Wednesday night in Hume. "We knew it was going to be a fight," Hume coach Delanya Thompson said. "It wasn't anything we were just going to walk away with. It was going to be a battle, we just made too many errors serving and passing."...
Beshore blazing past competition (10/17/14)
Nevada Daily Mail Nevada seventh-grader Callie Beshore has had a field day running cross-country over the past six weeks. Beshore collected her third first-place finish of the season, at Tuesday's eight team Tri-County conference meet in Joplin. Beshore's credentials also include a second and third place finish...
Tigers volleyball picks up win in Kansas City (10/17/14)
The Nevada Tigers volleyball team passed a road test Tuesday, handing Kansas City Center a 25-11, 25-13 defeat. Nevada middle blocker Rilie Good came away with 6 kills, while Morgan McNeley notched 11 assists in addition to her 4 aces. Mikayla Bartlett chipped in 7 digs, and Margaret Cavener dealt Center 4 aces...
Householder places 53rd at State (10/15/14)
Nevada Daily Mail Although she didn't achieve her goal of a top 15 finish at the Girls Class 1 State Golf Tournament, Nevada's Hannah Householder still finished out her high school golf career with three consecutive appearances at state. In the first round of play in the state tournament at Rivercut Golf Course in Springfield on Monday, Householder scored a 97, putting her in a tie for 54th place...
NMS VB teams close out season with third place finishes (10/15/14)
The Nevada Middle School eighth-grade volleyball team came away with a win over Neosho 25-6, 25-21 at host Neosho's Tri-County Volleyball Tournament, Monday. During Tuesday play, the Tigers fell in the semifinals to Carl Junction 25-12, 25-3. Nevada rebounded in the third place match, topping Joplin North 25-19, 25-18...
Nevada seventh-graders suffer 44-0 loss in season finale (10/15/14)
Nevada Daily Mail The Nevada Tigers seventh-grade A football team was tripped up at Logan Field Tuesday night in their season finale, as the Carthage Tigers rolled to a 44-0 victory. Nevada finishes the year at 1-5. "We improved on a lot of stuff," Nevada coach Mason Heard said. "Tackling has been a major issue. But overall I'm proud of these guys. It was a good season. And a good learning experience for all of them."...
Hume captures fourth straight conference title (10/14/14)
Nevada Daily Mail WALKER ---- The Hume Hornets dominant conference run continues. The Hume volleyball team (14-2, 5-0) won its fourth consecutive conference championship, and fifth in the past six years, by defeating the Bronaugh Wildcats 25-16, 25-22 in the Golden Valley Vernon County Conference championship match, Saturday...
Hume knocks off Miami (10/14/14)
Nevada Daily Mail Hume boosted its record to 12-2, with a comeback victory over Miami. The volleyball Hornets improved to 5-0 in the conference. But it took recovering from a 25-15 first-set loss to win the second 25-12 and the third 25-18. "It was definitely not one of our best games," said Coach Delanya Thompson. "But the girls came from seven points behind to win the last game...
Tigers season ends with loss to Pleasant Hill (10/14/14)
Top seed Pleasant Hill took advantage of a six-run second inning to take the lead and then held off Nevada in the Class 3 District 13 softball tournament at Warrensburg, Saturday. The Tigers finished the season at 17-11. The Chicks, now 19-8, then downed Harrisonville in the championship game, 9-4. Harrisonville had eliminated Clinton 6-1 in the other semifinal game...
Nevada earns hardware at Clinton tournament (10/14/14)
The Nevada Tigers volleyball team swept through the Clinton volleyball tournament over the weekend, winning five straight matches on their way to a first place finish. "It is really nice to be playing this well at the end of the season as we are heading into districts," Nevada coach Ashley Thoreson said. "Next Thursday will be senior night and also a big game against K.C. O'Hara, who is seeded second in districts. We have the No. 3 seed, with Pleasant Hill taking the No. 1 seed."...
Hornets sting Wildcats in GVVCC tournament championship game (10/11/14)
Nevada Daily Mail The Hume Hornets lived up to their No. 1 seed Saturday in Walker, as they took out the No. 2 seed Bronaugh Wildcats in two close sets, to capture the Golden Valley Vernon County Conference tournament championship. Check Tuesday's paper for a full recap of the tournament...
Tigers fall in district play, Warner collects First Team All-District honors (10/11/14)
Pleasant Hill defeated the Nevada Tigers 10-5 in district softball play, Saturday in Warrensburg. Tigers junior shortstop Carsten Warner was named First Team All-District. Infielders, Maddi Culbertson and Michaela Brewer were named Second Team All-District...
Warrensburg deals Nevada double-digit loss at Logan Field (10/11/14)
Nevada Daily Mail The Warrensburg Tigers ran roughshod over the Nevada Tigers defense Friday night at Logan Field, on their way to a 36-20 victory. Warrensburg (3-5), who came into the game only averaging three points in the first quarter of games this season, put up 16 first quarter points against Nevada (2-6, 1-4)...
Friday's district tourney softball games postponed (10/11/14)
Nevada's previously rained out Class 3 District 13 semifinal softball tournament game at Warrensburg against top seeded Pleasant Hill, was again rained out Friday. The game has been rescheduled for noon, today. The other semifinal game, Harrisonville vs. Clinton, is set for 1:45 p.m., today. The championship game is slated for 3:45 p.m., today...
Bronaugh grinds out first set, on way to win over NEVC (10/11/14)
Nevada Daily Mail After trailing early, the Bronaugh Wildcats volleyball team clawed back to take control of the first set, on their way to a 25-23, 25-17 victory over the Northeast Vernon County Knights, Thursday evening in Bronaugh. On Dig Pink Night, the Knights came out hot, racing to a 7-1 lead. Bronaugh senior Martell Moore said the team might have been too hyped up before the match...
Nevada tumbles at home to Warriors (10/11/14)
Nevada Daily Mail In a West Central Conference matchup, the Nevada Lady Tigers volleyball team fell to the highly touted St. Pius X Warriors 25-23, 25-22, Thursday night at Wynn Gym. Nevada (15-9, 5-5) next plays this weekend at the Clinton Tournament. With the win, the Warriors move to 20-4-2 and 9-1 in the conference...
Warner blanks Warrensburg (10/10/14)
Nevada's softball team opened with a 3-0 victory over host Warrensburg in the opening round of the Class 3, District 13 Tournament Wednesday. Momentum shifted Nevada's direction in the bottom of the third, when the Warrensburg catcher lost track of a ball in the dirt and allowed a runner to cross the plate...
Tigers eighth-grade football team bounced by Webb City (10/10/14)
Nevada Daily Mail The Nevada Tigers eighth-grade football team was roughed up by the Webb City Cardinals Tuesday night at Logan Field, losing 44-6. Nevada is 1-3 on the season. During the game, a number of Nevada players were banged up, and either left the game or had to be helped off the field...
GVVCC volleyball Saturday (10/10/14)
The Golden Valley Vernon County Conference volleyball tournament will take place Saturday in Walker. In pool A, No. 1 seed Hume faces No. 5 seed Ballard at 9: 30 a.m. At 11:30 a.m., No. 4 Northeast Vernon County plays Ballard. At 2 p.m., Hume squares off against NEVC...
NMS splits volleyball with Fort Scott (10/10/14)
Nevada's seventh and eighth grade volleyball teams split four matches with visiting Fort Scott Tuesday. Nevada won the seventh grade A contest 25-11, 25-19. Fort Scott won the seventh grade B match 25-15, 25-23. Fort Scott won the eighth grade A 25-17, 26-24...