High School Sports
Lady Tigers fall in tournament play, 35-24
By Eric Wade Daily Mail Sports Editor CARL JUNCTION, Mo. -- The Nevada Lady Tigers basketball team entered the third-place game of the 2013 Mercy Sportscare Carl Junction Classic tournament at Carl Junction High School Saturday afternoon, hoping to rebound from a tough loss at the hands of Siloam Springs (Ark.) in the winner's bracket semifinals Wednesday night...
Nevada football earns All-District, All-State honors
Five members of the Nevada Tigers football team earned All-District and All-state honors for the 2013 season. The Missouri Football Coaches' Association's All-Class 4, District 7 team included senior quarterback Alex Payne, senior defensive back Keegan Bell, senior linebacker Cole Sanderson, junior offensive lineman Caleb Smith and sophomore kick returner Chaden Brandt. Brandt also was included on the MFCA's Class 4 All-State third team as a kick returner...
Nevada athletics postponed by weather
The Nevada Lady Tigers and Tigers freshman basketball teams were scheduled to take back to the road Monday evening, for a doubleheader at Pleasant Hill High School, but Nevada High School athletic director and Tigers head varsity basketball coach John McNeley said those two games -- along with a few other events in which Nevada teams were supposed to participate Monday -- have been postponed, due to the cancellation of classes...
Freshman boys defeat Carthage
The Nevada Tigers freshman boys' basketball team saw its first action of the season Monday night, taking on the Tigers of Carthage, at Nevada Middle School. Head coach Shaun Gray's freshman Tigers opened up a 28-14 lead at halftime and ultimately held on to take the victory by a final score of 56-46. Matt Sommer led Nevada with 25 points -- including 19 in the first half -- and Patrick Ferry added 17 of his own, 13 of which came in the second half...
Nevada JV girls fall at Harrisonville
Nevada JV girls fall at Harrisonville
Nevada JV boys fall at Harrisonville
HARRISONVILLE, Mo. -- Play began in the Harrisonville Junior Varsity Basketball Tournament Monday night, at Harrisonville High School. The host Wildcats defeated the Nevada Tigers JV basketball team by a final score of 42-23 to open the tournament. The Tigers were scheduled to return to Harrisonville Tuesday for a 6:30 game against the loser of Monday night's game between Columbia Hickman and Knob Noster, but those results were not available at press time...
Lady Panthers fall at home
By Eric Wade Daily Mail Sports Editor Throughout the past few seasons, the Sheldon Lady Panthers basketball team has taken more than its fair share of lumps and head coach Jason Irwin entered Tuesday night's home opener knowing this season would likely be no exception...
Youth dominates Lady Wildcats basketball roster
By Eric Wade Daily Mail Sports Editor BRONAUGH -- Bronaugh Lady Wildcats head basketball coach Sean Crane has found himself quite busy this winter, as he is heading up both the boys' and girls' basketball programs. Much like his boys' squad, Crane's Bronaugh Lady Wildcats team has taken its share of lumps recently and will be faced with a number of challenges as the 2013-14 season looms. ...
Wildcats season opens Thursday
By Eric Wade Daily Mail Sports Editor BRONAUGH -- The Bronaugh High School boys' basketball team will enter the 2013-14 season Thursday with similar questions to those faced by a number of other local teams this season. Head coach Sean Crane's squad may have only lost three players to last year's graduation -- Josh Willis, Patrick Hallam and Blake Hudson -- but those three players accounted for approximately 90 percent of the Wildcats' offensive production throughout the year...
Nevada Tigers wrestling season to open Tuesday
By Eric Wade Daily Mail Sports Editor The Nevada High School wrestling team has found itself in the midst of a new set of problems head coach Devin White never encountered in his first five years at the helm of the program. With more than 20 total names on this year's roster, the Tigers will enter the season with a full lineup...
Sheldon girls gearing up for 2013-14 season
By Eric Wade Daily Mail Sports Editor SHELDON -- The Sheldon Lady Panthers basketball team has taken its share of lumps in recent years, putting the program in a state of turmoil and resulting in a second different head coach in as many seasons. Head coach Leon Lowe's Lady Panthers finished last season with an overall record of 3-21 and won just one of their seven conference games. ...
Execution is key in 2013 for Sheldon Panthers basketball
By Eric Wade Daily Mail Sports Editor SHELDON -- Sheldon High School's boys' basketball program has created a rich history of dominance in recent years. That, along with the usual pressures of maintaining a quality team at the high school level, has head coach Tyler Judd in a unique position, heading into the 2013-14 season...
Hume girls' basketball season opens Tuesday night
By Eric Wade Daily Mail Sports Editor HUME -- With the start of the 2013-14 basketball season looming, the defending Golden Valley Vernon County Conference champion Hume Lady Hornets will enter the season with a very similar look to what fans got used to seeing last year...
Bronaugh junior high basketball season ends
The Bronaugh Junior High girls' basketball team wrapped up the 2013 season with an overall record of 9-6. The team placed third in the Golden Valley Vernon County Conference Tournament, in Ballard, Nov. 4-9. The Wildcats also received consolation placing at the Hume Invitational Tournament, Nov. 11-15...
Nevada basketball gears up for new season
By Eric Wade Daily Mail Sports Editor "I'm sure our kids, in their minds, will be ready. From a coaching standpoint, I do not feel like we'll be ready, but we have no choice." Nevada Tigers head coach John McNeley has never really entered a season believing his team was as ready as it could be to play from the start and this year is no exception, but at the same time, he realized heading into the final full week of preseason workouts that he and his squad will have to make do with what they have and get out on the floor, anyway. ...
Carthage Invitational schedule announced
The Nevada Tigers have received the seventh seed in the upcoming Carthage Invitational boys' basketball tournament Dec. 2-7. Heritage High School (Rogers, Ark.) is the top-seeded team with Joplin's Eagles second, followed by Seneca, Carthage, Neosho, Nevada and Monett. Head coach John McNeley's Tigers are scheduled to take on Joplin, at 6:30 p.m., Dec. 3, in the opening round of the tournament...
Nevada swimming season ends at state
ST. PETERS, Mo. -- The Nevada High School boys' swim team entered the opening day of the 2013 Missouri State High School Activities Association Boys' Swimming and Diving Championships with high hopes, but at the same time, a lot of questions. Though the Tigers were able to qualify every member of the five-man team for the state meet, in two different events, two of those five swimmers were freshmen. ...
Nevada dance team makes strides of progress
By Floyd Jernigan Nevada Daily Mail There aren't many high school sports teams that take the field more than 25 times during a school year, or compete nearly year-round, for that matter. But that's the challenge and the fun of competing for the Nevada High School Dance Team. Members perform at all home junior varsity and varsity football games, girls and boys' home basketball games, and school assemblies...
Nevada swimmers compete at state
ST. PETERS, Mo. -- The Nevada High School boys' swim team entered the opening day of the 2013 Missouri State High School Activities Association Boys' Swimming and Diving Championships with high hopes, but at the same time, a lot of questions. Though the Tigers were able to qualify every member of the five-man team for the state meet, in two different events, two of those five swimmers were freshmen, leaving head coach Ryan Watts far less than certain of what to expect from his 200-yard freestyle relay team. ...
Nevada swimmers prepare for state meet
By Eric Wade Daily Mail Sports Editor Before his second season at the helm of the Nevada Tigers swim team began, head coach Ryan Watts never would have imagined his team would end up where it is now, making final preparations to take every one of its five members to the state championship meet...
Nevada swimmers fare well at districts
SPRINGFIELD -- The Nevada Tigers swim team competed at the Southwest Missouri Championships Saturday and "swam very well," head coach Ryan Watts said. "Everyone competed at top form at the most intense competition of the season," Watts said. "It was a great preview for the state meet."...