Cassville closes door on frustrating season
The Cassville Wildcats' basketball season came to halt in the opening round of the Class 4, District 11 tournament in Republic on Saturday. The Wildcats (9-14) fell to Aurora, 54-22, allowing the Houn' Dawgs to secure victory with the aid of a 33-2 run that spanned the last 12 minutes of the first half...
Lady Wildcats focus on summer training
Cassville Lady Wildcats Head Coach Chris Shore entered Saturday's district basketball match with Aurora with hopes of being competitive. Even though the Lady Wildcats fell short of the ultimate goal of winning, dropping the contest, 46-39, they did show the fight Shore was looking for...
Purdy boys reflect on tough loss
PURDY -- It was a mild upset when the No. 5 seed Jasper defeated the No. 4 seed Purdy Eagles, 66-53, in the quarterfinals of the Class 2, District 12 tournament at Purdy this week. Jasper did everything an underdog is supposed to do to earn a win Tuesday. They made plays early, hit big shots and made their free throws...
Purdy falls in district semifinal
There were signs of frustration on the faces of the Purdy basketball players as the final seconds slipped off the clock during this week's 69-44 district semifinal loss to Pierce City. The black and gold (18-8) entered the contest winners in nine of their last 10. Wednesday's game plan was simple: block out, rebound and run the floor, and for the game's first 16 minutes it looked like the No. 3 seed could shock the No. 2 seed...
Purdy senior reaches goal with signing
Purdy senior Carleigh Hall has been playing softball since she was big enough to hold a softball. On Friday, her passion rewarded her with scholarship to play for Crowder College in Neosho next season. "It feels good to get to keep playing," Hall said. "One of the best feelings I get is right after my team wins a game. Now, I get to experience that on a college level."...
CMS Volleyball Camp nets 75 girls
The Cassville Middle School Volleyball Camp saw 75 middle school girls participate over a 4-day period last week
Southwest Middle School starts volleyball season
The Southwest Middle School volleyball season started this week. Coach Steve Voyak has 24 players out for the seventh-grade and eighth-grade teams. Members of the eighth-grade team include: Taylor Swindle, Allison Serrano, Myka Cook, Alissa Walker, Zoe Albertson, Hailey Benniger, Sarah Atkinson, Kinzie Daniels, Kristen Hendrix, Blanche Kirk, Mariah Long, Emily Snyder, Heidi Sutter and Brianna Roller...
Cassville district basketball games moved
Because of the weather forecast and possibility of snow on Monday, Cassville's boys district basketball game with Aurora at Republic has been moved to noon on Saturday. The Lady Wildcats will still be playing Saturday night at 7:30.
Wildcats need balance to advance
The Cassville Wildcats enter the Class 4, District 11 tourney at Republic with a "nothing to lose attitude." Cassville earned the fourth seed and a first round matchup with Aurora on Tuesday. "We have to play our game," said Danny Powers, Cassville boys basketball head coach. "At this stage of the season, every team knows your strengths and weakness. You have to be playing your best in order to advance."...
Tough district draw awaits Lady Wildcats
Chris Shore, Cassville girls head basketball coach, knows that his young Lady Wildcats basketball team has a tough draw in the opening round of the Class 4, District 11 tournament at Republic on Monday. The Lady Wildcats open tourney action at 7:30 p.m. against Aurora, a team that defeated Cassville, 48-25 on Feb. 17...
Purdy rolls into district semifinal with confidence
Purdy girls basketball Head Coach Eli Ernst talked to his team about the importance of the number three after the Lady Eagles' 54-26 opening-round district win over Wheaton. Ernst pointed out that it took three wins that week before to earn the conference title, and it will take three wins this week to secure a district crown...
Purdy senior reaches goal, signs with Crowder
Purdy High School senior Carleigh Hall signed a national letter of intent to play softball at Crowder College next season.
Cassville seniors honored at home game
Cassville High School honored its senior boys basketball players and cheerleaders prior to the start of the final home game with Seneca on Friday
A cheering success
The Cassville High School Cheerleaders recently hosted a youth cheerleading camp for students in kindergarten through sixth grade.
The Cassville High School student section dressed up as a cowboy posse at Friday's basketball game, hoping to round up support for the Wildcats as they battled the Seneca Indians.
Lady Eagles peaking at the right time
Purdy Lady Eagles basketball coach Eli Ernst can finally breathe a small sigh of relief. Ernst, has been under constant pressure from some fans during his two seasons at Purdy to win, and win now. However, Ernst knew the reality of the situation, that a young team coupled with a learning curve created by his style of basketball meant rough waters...
District tournament next challenge for Purdy
The plan for success for the Purdy Eagles basketball team in the Class 2, District 12 tournament sounds simple enough: Hit shots, rebound and play defense. But, Head Coach Tommy Egan knows it's easier said than done. His Purdy team has flirted with cohesiveness all season...
Exeter boys earn No. 2 seed in district tourney
For the Exeter Tigers and Lady Tigers, the excitement of district playoff basketball is in the air. For the Tigers, much respect was paid for their hard work this season, which resulted in a No. 2 seed in the Class 2, District 4 tournament in Sparta...
Coach gets in the game
Chris Shore, Cassville girls basketball coach, had to react quickly as the basketball and his junior guard Brooke Fields sped toward him during the Lady Wildcats game against Aurora on Monday. Cassville's girls' final home game of the regular season is Thursday against Seneca. Tip off is set for 6 p.m...
Cassville boys fall to East Newton_ The Cassville Wildcats got off to a stellar start against the East Newton Patriots on Friday, but fell 49-45. The Wildcats led 11-6 at the end of the first quarter, and 24-16 at halftime. A slow start to the third period allowed the Patriots to out pace Cassville 18-8 and take a 34-32 lead into the fourth...
Seasoned Wildcats aim to grind to the finish line
It has been a season of ups and downs for the 8-10 Cassville Wildcats basketball team. Yet, as the season has progressed, so have the Wildcats. Coach Danny Powers has worked all season bringing his team along both in skill and their leadership ability...
Wheaton senior signs with Mineral Area
Annually, only 3.4 percent of high school students nation-wide receive a scholarship to play sports on the college level. On Tuesday, Wheaton High School senior Mariah Kochell joined that exclusive group by signing a national letter of intent to play volleyball at Mineral Area College in Park Hills...
Cassville runs past Richland
The Cassville Wildcats used a 29-0 run to erase a 14-4 deficit and down Richland, 66-37 on Saturday. The Wildcats trailed 14-11 at the end of the first quarter, but led 33-16 at halftime, and 48-29 at the end of three periods. Ethan Lowery led the black and gold with 19 points. Riley Lekarczyk, Gabe Kirk and Noah Hadlow chipped in 12 a piece...
Wheaton girls earn three victories
The Wheaton Lady Bulldogs found the winners circle three times last week with wins over College Heights, 41-39; McAuley, 49-40; and Thomas Jefferson, 39-27. Freshman Emily Killion led the Lady Bulldogs against the Lady Cougars with 15 points. Freshmen Adison Goostree and Karlee Mason provided the scoring edge against the Lady Warriors with 13 a piece, and Goostree recorded 14 to lead all scorers against the Lady Cavaliers...
Carl Junction tops Exeter girls, 59-33
The Exeter Lady Tigers fell to Carl Junction on Thursday, 59-33. Carl Junction jumped out to a 16-8 lead at the end of the first quarter and led 33-18 at halftime. Exeter was led in scoring by Rayanna Fare with 11 points. Mikayla Meyer added 10. The Lady Tigers travel to Verona on Friday. Tip-off is set for 6 p.m...