The Nevada Lady Tiger volleyball team ran into another tough West Central Conference opponent Tuesday night. O'Hara defeated Nevada in two straight games in Kansas City 25-16, 25-22 to drop the Lady Tigers to 13-8 with their third straight loss. Rilie Good had nine kills while Morgan McNeley had 14 assists and 14 digs for Nevada. Nevada did have success in the preliminary matches winning the junior varsity matchup 17-25, 25-22, 25-15 to improve to 12-4-1 while the Lady Tiger "C" team defeated the Lady Celtics 25-20, 25-20 to up their record to 7-6. Nevada returns to action Thursday night in another WCC matchup at Clinton. At Clinton, the "C" and junior varsity matches will both be played at 5:00 p.m. as two separate courts will be set up. They will then set up one court fo the varsity match which will follow.
The Carl Junction Lady Bulldogs got past the Lamar Lady Tigers 25-11, 25-9 in Big 8 volleyball action Tuesday night at Lamar.
The Nevada Lady Tiger tennis team was ousted from the Class 1 District 12 team tournament Tuesday as they were shutout by the #1 seeded Warrensburg Lady Tigers 5-0. The match ended when Nevada was mathematically eliminated. Warrensburg moves to the championship match Wednesday on their home court against #2 Knob Noster who defeated Clinton 5-1 Tuesday. The Lady Tigers of Nevada will now prepared for the district individual tournament that is scheduled to begin on Thursday.
The Nevada cross country teams made their way to Lamar to run on Tuesday. In the boys varsity 5,000 meter run Ben Sommere was the Tigers top finisher in 32nd place with a time of 19:04. In the JV boys run Trent Ellis medaled for Nevada with a 25th place finish in 21:28 while Luke Sudcamp was 35th. In the middle school division running on a 1.5 mile course, Nevada's Callie Beshore finished second in the girls division with a time of 9:23 while Amara Pippin was 7th in 10:03 as both medaled. Devin McHugh was the top runner in the boys middle school division in 35th.
The Nevada Lady Tiger golf team will be sending four players to next Monday's Class 1 Sectional 2 Golf Tournament based on results from the Class 1 District 4 Tournament played Monday at Cassville. All four of Nevada's players will be going as individual entries. The Lady Tigers finished fourth out of eleven schools in the team competition with a total of 434, two strokes behind Seneca who was third at 432. The top two teams qualify their entire squads for the Sectional tournament and they really left little doubt. Mt. Vernon won the district title with a 376 which was three strokes better than Logan-Rogersville at 379. In the individual competition, Mt. Vernon's Ashley Childers was the individual medalist with a 77. However, Nevada placed two golfers in the top 15 for All-District designation as Hannah Householder was fifth with a 90 and Michael Jones tied for 15th at 110. Two other Lady Tigers will also be able to compete at sectionals because the top 15 individuals who are not already on a sectional qualifying team can qualify. That includes Maddie Johnson who was 18th overall at 113 and Brooklyn Vincent who was 22nd at 121. With the team qualifiers taken out, they finished 10th and 14th repectively. The Class 1 Sectional 2 tournament will be Monday, October 6th, at Marshfield.
The weekly "Nevada Tiger Talk" program comes up Wednesday night. Joining Mike Harbit once again this week will be head football coach Erik Yoakam to talk about the win over Seneca and preview this week's game at Aurora. We'll also be joined by Nevada girls golf coach, Brian Leonard. "Tiger Talk" starts at 6:03 p.m. on KNEM/KNMO or listen online at www.knemknmo.com.
The Kansas City Royals are moving on the American League Championship Series Thursday night as they knocked off the Oakland Athletics 9-8 in 12 innings Tuesday night in the AL Wild Card game at Kauffman Stadium in front of over 40,000 fans. Salvador Perez lashed a single down the third base line to score Christian Colon from second for the game winner. Down 8-7 going to the bottom of the 12th, Eric Hosmer tripled early in the inning and was brought home on Colon's infield single to tie the game. The Royals will be in Los Angeles Thursday night to begin the best of five series with the Angels just after 8:00 p.m. CDT.
The St. Louis Cardinals will begin play in the National League Championship Series Friday in Los Angeles against the Dodgers. Game one will be Friday night just after 5:30 p.m. CDT while game two on Saturday will be just after 8:30 p.m. CDT. Due to high school football coverage Friday night, we will not be able to air game one between the St. Louiis and Los Angeles from the Cardinal Network. We apologize for the inconvenience. We will be back with the Cardinals for game two on Saturday night.