After ending a seven game losing skid Thursday with a win at El Dorado Springs, it turned into another rough stretch for the Nevada Tiger baseball team as they played three games in two days Friday and Saturday and failed to capture a win. Friday, the Tigers traveled to Kansas City to a Center Yellowjacket team they had defeated 10-4 back on March 31st. However, the 'Jackets turned the tables with the return visit by Nevada as Center edged the Tigers 5-4 dropping Nevada to 4-3 in West Central Conference play. Nevada had a short turnaround as they headed south on Saturday to Carl Junction for a split doubleheader. The first contest saw the Tigers get throttled 16-0 by Reeds Spring. Later in the day, Nevada was upended by Carl Junction 11-6. After all that action Nevada is now 6-11 on the season. The Tigers will get some time off from game action before returning to action this Thursday at home against the Clinton Cardinals in WCC action at 4:30 p.m. Coverage will start at 4:15 p.m. on AM 1240, KNEM and online at www.knemknmo.com.
Nevada Tiger boys tennis was back in action on Friday as they defeated Kansas City O'Hara 8-1 at home, picking up their first ever West Central Conference win. The Tigers improve to 5-5-1 on the year, and 1-2 in WCC action. In singles play, Skyler Lanning, Nathan McCall, Jordan Sheehy, Brodrick Mason, Thadius Mason, and Jace Lanham all gained victories for the Tigers. In doubles, the teams of Laning and Sheehy and McCall and Lanham won watches. The squad will be idle until Tuesday afternoon as they host Warrensburg in a WCC matchup. The Tigers will turn right around on Wednesday and travel to Bolivar for the Bolivar Tournament. Matches are slated to begin at 9:00 A.M.
Nevada High School Track and Field Athletes competed on Friday in the Ft. Scott High School Track Invitational. Individually, Reagan Bradly placed 2nd in the 100 meters and 200 meters. Mindy Hendren placed 2nd in the triple jump. The team of Bradley, Hendren, Jansen Miller, and Carsten Warner took 3rd in the 4x100 meter relay. Warner also claimed 3rd place in the long jump. On the boys side, the team of Chaden Brandt, Taylor Manes, Chance Mays, and Ryan Ferris took 2nd in the 4x100 meter relay. Conner West took 3rd in the long jump, with Kane Hart taking 3rd in the pole vault. Brandt also took 3rd in the 100 meters. The team of Brewer, Michael Brown, Ferris, and Manes took 3rd in the 4x400 meter relay. Varsity athletes will be back in action on Friday, as they travel to Mt. Vernon. Junior Varsity athletes will participate in the Ft. Scott Junior Varsity track meet on Tuesday.
The conclusion of Friday night's game, which was suspended after eight innings with the game tied at 2-2, and Saturday's regularly scheduled game between the Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Royals at U.S. Cellular Field were postponed due to a forecast of continuing rain and inclement weather throughout Saturday. A makeup date for Saturday's contest has not been determined. Friday's suspended game will be resumed with the start of the ninth inning prior to Sunday's regularly scheduled game. The suspended game will begin at 1:10 p.m. CT, and the regularly scheduled game will begin following the conclusion of the suspended game.
The St. Louis Cardinals lost Adam Wainwright to an ankle injury after four innings but won another ballgame, 5-3 over the Brewers, and opened a 10-game gap between the top and bottom teams in the National League Central. Kolten Wong tripled home a run and scored on an error in the second inning, and Matt Holliday hit a three-run home run in the seventh as St. Louis won for the ninth time in 10 games. The Brewers snapped a 25-inning scoreless streak against the Cardinals by scoring three runs in the eighth, but lost for the 10th time in 11 games. Wainwright suffered the injury during a plate appearance in the fifth inning when he injured the left ankle coming out of the batter's box. He has since been placed on the 15 day disabled list. The Cardinals look for the three game series sweep at Milwaukee Sunday afternoon at 1:10 p.m. Cardinal Network coverage starts at 12:15 p.m. on KNEM/KNMO-FM Radio.
Nevada Tiger golfers continue to play well as they won the tournament championship for their home match held Thursday afternoon. Nevada shot a 155 to claim 1st, with Pleasant Hill taking 2nd with 171, and El Dorado Springs in 3rd with a 258. Individually, Nevada's John Quitno tied for 1st with Eric Brons of Pleasant Hill with a 38. The Tigers also account for all 3 members tied for 3rd place with Jacob Hammontree, Andrew Quitno, and Patrick Ferry each shooting a 39. In Junior Varsity results, Pleasant Hill claimed 1st place in the team division with a total of 191, with Nevada taking 2nd with a 209.
A former Nevada Tiger baseball standout will be moving on to a four year program after spending just one year in the junior college ranks. Lane Ketterman signed a letter of intent earlier this week to attend school and play baseball at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin. After graduating last year, Ketterman has spent this season at Coffeyville Community College. The switch hitting centerfielder is currently hitting .281 with one homer and 14 RBI's with a .333 base percentage. Ketterman will have 3 years of eligibility remaining when he joins the Lions at Missouri Southern.
Nevada Tiger boys basketball held their awards banquet Wednesday evening. Senior Brandon Barker was named Most Valuable Player. Offensive MVP honors were handed out to Sophomore Matt Sommer. Co-Defensive MVPs went to Freshman Clay Gayman and Senior Ben Sommer. Tristan Smith and Ben Sommer, both Seniors, shared the honors as Co-Patrick Quest Award Winners for character on and off the court as a member of Nevada Tiger basketball.
Two former members of the Nevada Tiger football program will take part in All-Star competition later this summer. According to Tiger head football coach Erik Yoakam, running back Taylor Manes and offensive lineman Caleb Smith, have been selected to play in the annual All-Star Smiles Sertoma High School All-Star Game on Friday, June 5th at JFK Stadium in Springfield. Manes and Smith will each be a part of the 45 player West All-Star team. Both Manes and Smith have signed letters of intent to play football and attend school at Truman State University in Kirksville.