The Cottey Comet basketball team got back in the win column Friday night with a 57-51 win over the Lady Panthers of Neosho County. With the win, Cottey moves to 4-1 on the season. Lindsey Denney lead team scoring with 22 points, and garnered 8 rebounds. Cottey hit 14 consecutive free throws in the 2nd half to help retain the lead down the final stretch of the game. The Comets will turn right around Saturday and continue play in the Ft. Scott Community College Classic. Cottey is scheduled to play host Ft. Scott Greyhounds today. Tip-off is slated for 4:00 P.M. at Arnold Arena on the campus of Ft. Scott Community College.
The Missouri Tigers look to continue to hold their lead in the SEC East Division Saturday night as they travel to Knoxville, TN to face the Tennessee Volunteers. The Tigers are coming off perhaps their best half of the season, as they turned a 13-6 halftime deficit at 24th ranked Texas A&M into a 34-27 win last Saturday. That was their 4th straight win. Tennessee is coming off an impressive performance of their own, as they cruised to a 50-16 home win over Kentucky last week, for their 2nd straight win. Mizzou enters their final road game with an 8-2 overall record, 5-1 in SEC play. Tiger Network coverage will start at 4:30 p.m. with kickoff at 6:30 p.m. on Double K Country.
The Nevada Middle School 7th and 8th Grade teams were back in action Thursday night as they traveled to play host Joplin East. The Nevada 7th Grade Girls Basketball teams won both games in the A/B Doubleheader. Nevada won the “A” contest 45-4. Calli Beshore lead Nevada with 11 points. Jadeann Highley added 10. Nevada won the 2 quarter “B” contest 12-2. Lindley Ferry led scoring with 4 points. The Nevada 8th Grade Girls Basketball teams split their games in the A/B Doubleheader. Nevada won the “A” contest 22-6, while Joplin East won the “B” contest 8-6.
A Nevada Tiger volleyball player is set to sign a letter of intent to play collegiate volleyball. Morgan McNeley will be signing a letter of intent to play volleyball at Ft. Scott Community College. The ceremony will take place in the Nevada High School Library at 2:30 P.M. on Friday, November 21st.
The Kansas City Chiefs had a rough night on Thursday Night football as they lost on the road to the Oakland, 24-20 to the Raiders. The Raiders were able to snap a 16 game losing streak. Derek Carr, the rookie quarterback for the Raiders, threw a 9 yard touchdown pass to James Jones with 1:42 remaining, giving the Raiders the lead and the ultimate victory. The Chiefs were unable to pull one out on the final drive of the game. Alex Smith threw for 2 touchdowns for the Chiefs, who had won five in a row. The Chiefs fall to a half-game behind Denver in the AFC West.
High school football playoff action Saturday afternoon, includes a couple of area teams. The Lamar Tigers are looking for their 4th consecutive state championship, as they play in the Class 2 Semifinals game. They will travel to Malden, MO to face the Green Wave. Malden is sitting at 13-0 on the year, with Lamar at 12-1. The game set for a 1:00 P.M. kickoff. The Webb City Cardinals will be home Saturday at Cardinal Stadium as they host Kearney in the Class 4 Semifinals. Kickoff is set for 1:30 P.M.
The Osage Prairie YMCA Swim Team is hosting a swim meet Saturday. The meet is slated to begin at 10:00 A.M., with warm ups at 8:30 A.M. at the Osage Prairie YMCA, 500 W. Highland Ave in Nevada. The swim meet will host approximately 130 swimmers and their families from Carthage, Springfield, Monett, Seymour, and Lebanon. Area residents are invited to attend, with bleacher seating area provided.
NCAA Division II playoffs begin Saturday with a couple of MIAA teams in first round action as the Pittsburg State Gorillas play at home for a 1:00 P.M. game against Harding University. Harding is 9-1, with Pitt State at 10-1. Defending Division II National Champions Northwest Missouri State will make the trip to Minnesota-Duluth for a 1:00 P.M. kickoff. The bearcats are 10-1, with Minnesota-Duluth 11-0.
Thanks to a balanced scoring attack and a second half surge, the Mizzou Men's Basketball team improved to 2-1 on the season with a 78-64 win over Oral Roberts Wednesday evening at Mizzou Arena. Freshman Montaque Gill-Caesar, led the offensive output for Missouri with 19 points. Mizzou 10 total Tigers reaching the score sheet on the night. Missouri now heads to the EA Sports Maui Invitational in Maui, Hawaii, where they face their toughest test of the early season against No. 2 Arizona. Tip-off is set for 4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 24.
The bracket has been released for the Carl Junction Girls Basketball tournament.
Nevada Lady Tigers will play the Carl Junction JV, in the first game of the tournament, at 6:00 P.M. on Monday, December 1st. To view the complete bracket for the Carl Junction Lady Bulldog Classic click here. The Lady Tigers open their season this Tuesday, November 25th, in West Central Conference play at St. Pius X in Kansas City. The game will be aired on 97.5 FM, KNMO and on the online audio stream starting at about 6:45 p.m.
The Nevada Tigers have been seeded 3rd for the upcoming 68th Annual Carthage Boys Baskeball Tournament.
Nevada will take on Monett on Tuesday, December 2nd at 7:30 P.M. in the 1st round of play in the Carthage Invitational. To view the complete bracket for the Carthage 68th Annual Boys Basketball Tournament click here. The Nevada Boys open up their season Tuesday night at home against Kansas City St. Pius X at Wynn Gymnasium. The contest will be aired on AM 1240, KNEM and online on the KNEM-AM audio stream as well as NevadaMO TV starting at about 6:45 p.m.