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Saturday, Apr. 19, 2014
Wildcats brace for conference play (04/16/14)
With four games in seven days, including the opening of conference play, the Cassville Wildcats are ready to play on the diamond. The Wildcats opened conference action on Tuesday with Lamar, the results of which were posted after press time, and they travel to Carl Junction on Thursday...
Purdy back to .500 with 4-game streak (04/16/14)
The Purdy baseball season got off to an agonizingly slow start. The Eagles (4-4) dropped their first four games of the season and could have packed it in, but they didn't. "It's always rough during any losing streak," said Joshua Hughes, Purdy coach. "As a coach, you keep encouraging the boys and you look for positive signs. We were playing a brutal schedule while figuring out who we were."...
Sports Briefs (04/16/14)
Southwest to host Summer Volleyball Tourney Southwest High School will host a high school and junior high volleyball tournament in June. The high school event is on June 14. It starts at 9:15 a.m. and costs $50 per varsity team. Each school will be guaranteed four matches. ...
Cassville spurred on by tourney victory (04/09/14)
The Cassville Wildcats baseball team was supposed to have a bit of a rebuilding season, but no one told the Wildcats players. The Wildcats (5-4) won the Cassville Classic, defeating Seneca, Galena and Purdy, then splitting a doubleheader on Saturday, defeating McDonald County, 6-5, and falling to Neosho, 4-3...
Area teams adjust to new districts (04/09/14)
The Missouri High School Activities Association announced its biennial district alignments for football and basketball on Saturday morning. MSHAA used the enrollment of its member schools to adjust class sizes (six in football and five in basketball)...
Sports Briefs (04/09/14)
Wheaton High School to host dodgeball tourney The Wheaton girls basketball team will host a co-ed dodgeball tournament on April 19. The six-person teams must contain at least two female participants. Winners will be crowned in three divisions: fourth to sixth grade, seventh to ninth grade and 10th grade to adults.The cost is $15 per person with each team member receiving a T-shirt. ...
Prater inks with Benedictine (04/02/14)
Lance Parnell, Cassville football coach, did not hesitate when asked what he thought about his senior linebacker, Hayden Prater. "In my 17 years of coaching at Cassville, I have been blessed to coach several fine football players," Parnell said. "Hayden is ranked at the top. Look at him; he is built for the game. Hayden was a game changer for us on defense."...
Purdy continues play in Cassville tourney (04/02/14)
Moments after an 8-3 season-opening loss to Galena (Kan.) in the Cassville Classic, Purdy Coach Joshua Hughes gathered with his team for a few words. At the conclusion of his speech, he asked his five juniors and seniors to stick around for a minute...
Southwest R-5 track nearly done (04/02/14)
It's not much to look at now, just a gravel base surrounded by rain-soaked Missouri red clay mud, but in a few more days, the Southwest track team and community of Washburn will have a brand new track. "Adding a track to the property at the high school was part of the six-year plan of our school board," said Kenny Ferguson, Southwest athletic director. "The track adds a valuable service for our track team and for utilization by the community."...
Breeding earns high honor (04/02/14)
Purdy High School recently announced Macey Breeding was named school winner for the Wendy's High School Heisman Award. Breeding was chosen for her excellence in academics, athletics and community leadership. "On behalf of Purdy High School, I celebrate and honor Macey's outstanding athletic and scholastic achievements and congratulate her on the receipt of this prestigious award." said Jamie Temple, Purdy High School counselor...
Sports Briefs (04/02/14)
Cassville XC to host 30K fundraiser The Cassville cross-country team will host a 30K Cassville Classic and Crystal Springs 2-mile Fun Run fundraiser on Saturday, April 5. There are nine male and female divisions for the 30K and seven divisions for the two-mile run with the top three finishers in each division receiving medals. All race entrants will receive a Cassville Classic T-shirt...
White's dedication aids Drury to regional crown (03/26/14)
SPRINGFIELD -- The sweetest steps Drury junior Shelby White had ever climbed belonged to an aluminum ladder on the basketball floor of the O'Reilly Family Event Center this week. Moments after the Lady Panthers earned a 99-63 victory in the NCAA Division 2 Women's Midwest Regional Monday night, the climbing apparatus was set up for the triumphant team to cut down the net...
Continuing tradition, Thomas inks with Missouri Valley (03/26/14)
For Cassville senior football player Glen Thomas, football was a great sport but, not his ticket to a college scholarship. "I always liked track," Thomas said. "I was fast and knew that if I was going to get a college scholarship it would probably be in track."...
Wildcats coach encouraged by opening start (03/26/14)
The Cassville Wildcats baseball team's season began Friday in the McDonald's Tournament in Springdale, Ark. Although the young Wildcats won only one of three games, a 19-0 decision over Gentry, Ark., there were several positives for Coach Kyle Wood...
Wildcats to host 50-inning game (03/26/14)
The Cassville High School Wildcat baseball team will hold its fifth annual 50-inning game on Saturday at the CHS baseball field. The fundraiser will begin at 10 a.m. "We are excited about this fifth annual 50-inning game," said Cassville coach Kyle Wood. "It gives a chance to get our entire baseball family (coaches, players, parents) together and enjoy a day of lighthearted play."...
Hendrix inks with Missouri Southern State (03/26/14)
Southwest senior Montana Hendrix recently signed a national letter of intent to run track at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin
Lady Bulldogs named Ozark 7 all-conference (03/26/14)
The Wheaton Lady Bulldogs basketball team finished the season 7-16 overall and 3-3 in conference play. For their efforts, the Lady Bulldogs had two players named to the Ozark 7 all-conference basketball team.
Purdy alumnus earns first collegiate save (03/26/14)
Purdy alumnus Riley Veith earned his first save of the season for the University Saint Mary Spires earlier this season.
Sports Briefs (03/26/14)
Cassville XC to host 30K fundraiser The Cassville cross-country team will host a 30K Cassville Classic and Crystal Springs 2-mile Fun Run fundraiser on April 5. There are nine male and female divisions for the 30K and seven divisions for the two-mile run with the top three finishers in each division receiving medals. ...
Cassville looks to fill Large shoes (03/19/14)
In the wake of Cassville athletic director's departure, the school district is searching for the person who will fill his shoes. David Large is leaving the district to take the athletic director opening at the Branson School District. He replaces Tony Berry, Branson activities director, who accepted a position as assistant superintendent at School of the Osage...
Cassville lands 2 on all-conference teams (03/19/14)
The Big 8 Conference has released its all-conference honorees this week and Cassville's Ethan Lowery and Reaghan Blisard made the cut. Lowery, a senior, was named to the first team all-conference squad. This year, he averaged 18.1 points per game and 9.6 rebounds per game for the Wildcats...
Purdy alumna rising college hoops star (03/19/14)
SEARCY, Ark. -- It has become a family tradition for Addy Roller and her father Mike to talk on the phone prior to every Wayne State College Lady Wildcats basketball game. "Dad will call and wish me luck and ask me how things are going," Roller said...
Purdy brings back 'Coach V' for softball opening (03/19/14)
The Purdy School district did not waste any time and did not have to look very hard or far to find a willing candidate to fill the coaching void left after the departure of Stephanie Ray. School officials said the hire of Lori Videmscheck for the Lady Eagles was a no-brainer in terms of convenience, experience and excitement...
Sports Briefs (03/19/14)
Cassville golf team to host fundraising scramble The Cassville Wildcats golf team will host a fundraiser tournament on April 19. The tourney will use a four-person scramble format, and the cost is $35 per person for course members and $50 per person for non-members. There will be closest to the pin awards, a hole-in-one car from Les Jacobs and food and T-shirts for all participants. For more information, people may call the course at 417-847-2399 to get a tee time between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m...
Democrat hosting bracket challenge (03/16/14)
The Cassville Democrat is inviting its readers to take part in a NCAA Tournament bracket challenge. The winner of the challenge will have his or her picture printed on the sports page of the April 9 issue of the Democrat. To enter, people may go to www.espn.com, go to the "Tournament Challenge" and join the group "Cassville Democrat." The password to enter the group is "cassvilletourney."...