Cody Olson makes a perfect open field tackle!
Brett Nickle's hard hit jars the ball loose!
Excellent blocking gets Brent Thompson a TD!
Hayden Prater and Crew excel on both sides of the ball!
Brent Thompson outruns all for a TD!
Hayden Prater will not be denied his TD!
Brent Thompson takes on the Monett Cubs!
Chase Jackson runs for the end zone!
Brent Thompson outruns the CJ defense to the endzone!
Hayden Prater threads the CJ defense for the score
Gabe Kirk scrambles for a big Wildcat gain.
Gabe Kirk to Hayden Prater scores!
A Lamar reverse play doesn't fool the Wildcats
Wildcat offense opens a big hole for a Prater touchdown.
A pass from Kirk to Pendergraft scores!
Touchdown run by Thompson
Cassville advances in the district playoffs
Stubblefield, Beagle lead area runners at Springfield Turkey Trot
A total of 32 area runners joined the throng of thousands at Springfield on Thanksgiving for the 19th annual Turkey Trot. Over 6,000 participants braved the 25-degree weather for the 5K jaunt through the streets of downtown Springfield and the Missouri State University campus. Sponsored by the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, the race has the distinction of being the largest 5K race in the state of Missouri...
Diamond tips Southwest in hoops opener
The Diamond Wildcats climbed out of a 14-point third-quarter hole and escaped from Washburn with a 71-66 win over the Southwest Trojans on Tuesday, Nov. 26. The loss spoiled both the Southwest Tipoff celebration and Rusty Roe's coaching debut with the Trojans...
Purdy Eagles open with hardwood victory
The Purdy Eagles' fullcourt pressure forced 21 turnovers and Brent Cornman scored a game high 19 points to lead the Eagles to a 49-46 win over Greenwood in the basketball season opener on Nov. 26 The night started out well for Purdy as the Eagles took a quick 4-0 lead on a pair of free throws from Alex Mareth and a jumper from Cornman...
MSHAA crowns state champions
All six high school football classes of Missouri concluded their seasons with the annual Show-Me Bowl Championship games in the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis on Nov. 29 and 30. Three teams with local ties and two from the Big 8 Conference competed in prep football's most prestigious event...
Monett Speedway honors winning drivers at banquet
Over 200 drivers and racing fans attended as the Monett Speedway honored its top drivers of 2013 on Nov. 24 at its annual awards banquet held at the Monett City Park Casino. Attendees were treated to a meal as the drivers were given awards in the Late Models, USRA A-Modifieds, B-Mods, Pro-4, Pure Stocks and Factory Stock divisions...
Exeter rolls in season opener
Exeter boys basketball coach Jay Allen has been preaching to his team about the need to stay positive and work hard. Although it's only one game into the season, the Tigers were impressive with an 88-68 victory over Galena on Nov. 26. "Overall, I think it was a good first step for us this season," said Allen. "Our press and physical condition really took advantage of their size. Our full court press really created havoc and wore them down a bit."...
Mighty Mite sixth-grade football team
The Cassville Mighty Mite sixth grade-football team is pictured above. The team included: Jonathan Facio, Carson Roller, Bryson Wilderbuer, Jacob Olbertz, Logan Rayburn, Xain Gray, Sam Cochran, Troy Hagins, Samuel Burnside, Deven Bates, Jarrod Wallace, Gregory Hunter, Kade Hayward, Ethan Nape, Carson Jacobson, Jake Thomas, DJ White, Bowen Preddy, Logan Deason, Jesse Anthonysz, Kole Faber, Andrew Prier, Timmy Mason, Zachary Marlowe, Jacob Houskeeper, Nate Boley, Nathan Garnett, Jonathan Medina and Jacob Hall.. ...
Mighty Mite fifth-grade football team
The Cassville Mighty Mite fifth-grade football team is pictured above. The team included: Spencer Moeller, Hayden Stehlik, Carson Whittemire, Daniel Medina, Brady Schwer, Aaron Tiner, Darius Anderson, Jayden Bowman, Hunter Chasteen, Jamison Jump, Kyle Brattin, Drake Reese, Dominic Anderson, Matthew Corn, Samuel Hunter, Hayden Sink, Andey Hunter, Kyle Long, Chisum Massey, Lane Mitchell, Jaiden Reibert, Dakota Nelson, Gabriel Hunter, Josh Holz, Patrick Dunker, Russell Dunker, Brett Cooper, Zachary Coenen, Zachary Carney, Wesley Stockton, Brody Vaught, Mason Robar, Grason Ewing and Logan Tolbert.. ...
Mighty Mite third-grade football team
The Cassville Mighty Mite third-grade football team is pictured above. The team included: Gabe Moore, Ethan Morgan, Trey Wilson, Mason Gautney, Jadon Ewing, Carson Wolf, Edgar Perez, Caleb Walker, Ivan Perez, Lucky Periman, Levi Gautney, Carter Clevenger, Mason Vincent, Easton Fare, Josh Yount, Mathew Whittenberg, Philip Mason, Seth Williams, Lane Smith, Isaac Hadlow, Newt Howe, Nic Sanders, Luke Stewart, Jake Anthonysz, Elijah Holenda, Nathan Planchon, Riley Ruark, Gabriel Baynes, Breanen Cieslinski, Akhilleus Arguelles, Kory Hilburn, Christian Basye, Drew Dickinson, Christian Tidwell, Logan Seyler and Hernan Hernandez.. ...
CHS lands eight on All-Conference football team
By Jared Lankford The Cassville Wildcats landed eight players in nine spots on the Big 8 All-Conference football team. Bradley Lueckenhoff, Hayden Prater, Ty Craig, Briar Meek, Brent Thompson, Dalton Jett, Marcus Weatherman and Jordan Adams received post-season honors...
Area MSU alums gather meet at Monett's City Park Casino
Several area alumni and friends of Missouri State University (MSU) in Springfield assembled at the City Park Casino on Nov. 18 for a MarooNation gathering. The event featured a dinner and presentation from current MSU staff on the University's progress and future goals...
Nolan named to All-Conference volleyball team
The Big 8 Conference named its All-Conference volleyball team and Cassville's Lindsey Nolan made the cut. Nolan earned a spot as an Honorable Mention setter for the Lady Wildcats. The complete list is as follows. First team Utility: Katie Juracek, Aurora...
Area athletes earn volleyball honors
The Ozark 7 Volleyball Conference released its All-Conference volleyball team and several area players earned post-season honors. Southwest High School won the conference championship with a perfect 6-0 record. Southwest's Steve Voyak was named Coach of the Year and Lady Trojan Shannon Mitchell earned Player of the Year accolades...
Area runners compete at state XC meet
On a near perfect running day at Jefferson City's Oak Hills course on Nov. 8, there were some startling performances at the MSHSAA State Cross-Country Championships. Leading the headliners were Taylor Werner, of Ste. Genevieve High School, who won the Class 3 girls race with her 17:31.30 performance...
Seneca rallies past Cassville, 20-13
The Seneca Indians scored on a desperation final drive to beat Cassville, 20-13, in Class 3 district semifinal action at Missouri Southern State University's Fred G. Hughes Stadium on Wednesday, Nov. 6. This classic battle between the two Big 8 Conference teams saw four lead changes on a night filled with big plays for both teams...
Area players earn softball honors
Several local softball players continue to reel in post-season awards. Purdy's Breanna Keeler (pitcher) and Jayse Henderson (infield) earned first team Class 2, District 5 All-District honors. Purdy teammates Carleigh Hall (outfield), Skyler Lakey (outfield), Billie House (infield) and Morgan Schilly (infield) were named to the All-District second team...
CHS softball rakes in post-season awards
The Cassville Lady Wildcats softball season concluded in the Class 3 District 12 playoffs but three Black and Gold players collected post-season honors for their play. Cassville's Raeghan Blisard received first team Big 8 softball recognition. Jayce Fink and Callie Meek earned Honorable Mention accolades...
Schlichtman competes in first ironman
Cassville's Mike Schlichtman completed his first full ironman competition on Saturday, Nov. 2, taking part in the 15th annual Ironman Florida event held in Panama City Beach. Over 2,700 athletes took part in the grueling swim, bike, and run, covering some 140 miles between start and finish...
Area runners compete in Bass Pro Festival
The Bass Pro Outdoors Fitness Festival is always one of the biggest road racing weekends in the state of Missouri. With distances ranging from the standard 5K up to and including the full marathon, there is a race for every level of runner. A number of area runners participated, with most opting for the Cohick Half Marathon...
Seventh grade CMS volleyball concludes busy season
The Cassville Middle School seventh grade volleyball teams concluded a busy season. The seventh grade team, coached by Treslyn Pollreisz and Julie Cupps finished the year 6-11-2. "We are very proud of this group," said Pollreisz. "Several of the girls had never really participated in an organized sport before, let alone one as complex as volleyball. I felt like they will only improve their skills and talents...
Burns claims individual district xc title
Chase Burns, the Wheaton senior, turned on the jets in the final 300-meters to hold off Crane's Lexie Vaught and win the Class 1, District 5 cross-country girls race at Granby on Saturday, Nov. 2. She posted a winning time of 21:11.19 on the wet and soft course on the campus of East Newton High School...
Wildcats clinch home field with victory
The Cassville Wildcats football team completed their comeback run after a 1-4 start to the season, posting a 35-14 home win over Mt. Vernon with their fourth consecutive victory on Friday. The win clinched a home field advantage as Cassville moves into district action...
Stubblefields rock the trail at Blue Springs
Lee and Josie Stubblefield, of Cassville, went to Blue Springs for the 19th annual Little Blue Trace Trail Runs on Sunday, Oct. 27. Hosted by the Blue Springs Runners, the festival includes the half marathon, marathon, 50K, and 50-mile distances. Running in her first half-marathon and her first race longer than the 5K distance, Josie Stubblefield posted a 2:04 over the 13.1 mile course...
Cassville junior varsity ends season on high note
The Cassville Wildcats junior varsity football team visited the Aurora Houn' Dawgs on Oct. 21 and earned a 12-6 victory. The Houn' Dawgs were ready to play from the onset of the football game. They took the opening kickoff and steadily move down the field. Aurora ran a split-veer offense and gained five to six yards every rush. The Wildcats defense stepped up and made a play forcing a fumble to end the Aurora drive...
Wildcats fifth at Big 8 XC
The Cassville Wildcats placed fifth in the boys division at the Big 8 Conference cross-country meet at Granby on Saturday, Oct. 26. The Lamar Tigers won easily with 35 points, followed by Carl Junction, Monett, Seneca, Cassville and East Newton. Kaden Overstreet, of Lamar, out-dueled Blake Barth, of Carl Junction, for the individual title, winning in 16:21.99...