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Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014
Wildcats going strong since 1946 (11/26/14)
Friday nights in the fall are sacred events in Cassville. For Wildcat fans, it's not a question of if you are going to the game, but what time you getting there and what are you grilling at the tailgate party? The origins of Wildcat football date back to 1921, and scores from that era that seem unbelievable. ...
Cassville woman sets example as Chiefs cheerleader (11/26/14)
For one Cassville High School alumna, being part of Chiefs Kingdom involves more than just tuning on the television on Sundays. Cricket, whose full name is redacted per Chiefs' policy, puts in a full day of work on game days at Arrowhead Stadium as a Kansas City Chiefs cheerleader...
Wildcats to unveil up-tempo look (11/19/14)
For the last five seasons, Cassville boys basketball Head Coach Danny Powers was spoiled with tall players to go along with his team speed. Powers' Wildcats had the ability to post up in the paint, or devastate teams from long range. This year, things have changed...
Lady 'Cats look for growth in new season (11/19/14)
Last year's 6-19 season, which ended with a 5-point loss to Aurora in districts, is one the Lady Wildcats basketball team, Head Coach Chris Shore and he Wildcats' staff want to forget about. But, one thing they want to remember is that Shore has four players who were starters or part-time starters returning...
Cassville pilots youth golf program (11/12/14)
If you truly love something it is only natural that you strive to share your passion with those around you. For Susie Jacobs, it was her love of golf and a chance meeting that planted a seed that just recently has started to blossom, and hopefully produce fruit...
Cassville soccer players recognized (11/12/14)
Even though the season may be over, the awards and accolades for Cassville soccer players have just begun to fly in. The first awards to be released were the Class 2, District 11 all-district teams. The Monett soccer program led the way with a total of nine of their 11 starters being selected to the team. College Heights finished second with seven total players. Cassville secured four awards...
Local hunters find early season success (11/12/14)
Monett hunter Frank McCollough, right, shot a 30-point buck near Purdy at 9:30 a.m. on Nov. 5. McCollough, who hunts annually, said this was the biggest buck he will probably ever get. He planned to take it to Bass Pro in Springfield for grading and hoped to use the meat. Contributed photo...
Big 'Cats get love one last time (11/05/14)
Down 47-20 and pinned deep in their own territory, the Wildcats' last play from scrimmage in 2014 was a Gabe Kirk keeper up the middle. The play ran out the clock on the Wildcats' third straight district semifinal loss, and that's a hump Head Coach Lance Parnell is anxious to overcome...
Cassville volleyball sets sights on 2015 (11/05/14)
With a loss in the opening round of district play, the work for Cassville Coach Hannah Ketterman and her Lady Wildcats volleyball team is just beginning. "Our girls fought all season," Ketterman said. "We just didn't get the wins to show it." Ketterman said this season had been a whirlwind, and at times, she wasn't able to spend enough time to work on specific problem. All that will change this offseason...
Ozark 7 releases volleyball awards (11/05/14)
The Ozark 7 Conference released it all-conference volleyball awards, and Southwest won the regular season title with a perfect 6-0 conference record. For their effort, the Lady Trojans secured the top honors of Coach of the Year and Player of the Year...
Cassville season ends at Monett, 47-20 (10/31/14)
MONETT -- The Cassville football team's season ended Friday night with a 47-20 loss to Monett. Cassville fumbled the opening kickoff and allowed the Cubs to drive 36 yards in six plays to take a 7-0 lead on a Zack Hammond 1-yard run with 9:48 left in the first...
Wildcats seek to put an end to Cubs' season (10/29/14)
It is still fresh on the mind of Cassville Coach Lance Parnell, a 38-0 thrashing defeat at the hands of rival Monett in Week 5. Parnell also serves as the team's defensive coordinator, and defense is something the Wildcats pride themselves in. However, on that fateful night, the Cubs' offense slice through the vaunted Wildcats defenders like a hot knife through butter, rolling up 300 yards rushing, 80 through the air and returning a kickoff for a touchdown...
Running backs bolster Wildcats (10/29/14)
Just before Mt. Vernon closed out a 75-yard touchdown drive after a long Cassville kickoff return and a fumble, a timeout was called. That timeout proved to be a pivotal moment in the district quarterfinal game, as Head Coach Lance Parnell told his guys to stay put on the goal line and met them on the field for a stern discussion...
Southwest volleyball season ends in districts (10/29/14)
Lady Trojans come up short in semifinal against Crane Southwest High School's volleyball team fell one win short of a district championship game, falling to Crane in the semifinals last week, 25-20 and 25-17. "We just weren't very sharp," said Steve Voyak, Southwest coach. "Give Crane credit. They are smart, athletic and play hard and deserved to win the match."...
Cassville lets loose on Mt. Vernon in playoffs (10/24/14)
A Cassville fumble on the first play from scrimmage and a 75-yard drive from Mt. Vernon for a score served as motivation for the Wildcats, who kicked into high gear and scored 35 unanswered for a 54-20 win in the first round of the district playoffs Friday...
Wildcats share in emotional win (10/22/14)
When the Cassville football team took the field Friday in its final regular-season contest, the Wildcats did not storm through the banner as they had in the four other home games. Instead, the Wildcats walked tall and held hands in a show of solidarity for their many seniors who were injured during the season and could not suit up...
Rematch for Wildcats to open 2nd season (10/22/14)
After nine weeks of ups and downs, the season comes down to a series of one-game playoffs where the rules are simple -- win and advance, lose and go home. For the Cassville football team, a three-game winning streak is on the line, a streak that ironically began with a come-from-behind win over Mt. Vernon in Week 6...
Southwest volleyball top dogs in conference (10/22/14)
The Southwest volleyball team defeated Exeter (25-12, 25-7) last week to capture the Ozark 7 Conference championship. The Lady Trojans won their third consecutive conference title, finishing the season with a perfect 6-0 record for the second straight season...
Football Rankings (10/22/14)
This week's schedule East Newton at Monett Mt. Vernon at Cassville Seneca at Aurora Marshfield at Carl Junction McDonald County at Webb City Butler at Lamar Hollister at Reeds Spring Last week's results McDonald Co. at Monett, 2-67 Seneca at Cassville, 8-41...
Youth league sign-ups start Nov. 1 (10/22/14)
The Barry County Athletic Association Youth Boys Basketball League will Begin Nov. 1. The association's third annual youth boys basketball league will begin evaluations and registration, at noon on Nov. 1 at the Cassville High School gym. This year, the Barry Country Athletic Association is expanding its influence to include all young athletes from Barry County, as Monett's Coach Jeremy Land has teamed up with Cassville's Danny Powers in an effort to give more of the county's youth the opportunity to play at basketball at an early age.. ...
Football Wildcats demolish Indians, 41-8 (10/17/14)
A missed field goal at the halftime horn did not stop the Wildcats from taking a 41-8 win in the final regular-season contest against Seneca. Cassville opened its scoring in impressive fashion, driving 99 yards after a well-placed Seneca punt and finishing with an 11-yard touchdown run by Gabe Kirk...
Wildcats finding their stride late in season (10/15/14)
In wins over Mt. Vernon and East Newton in the past two weeks, Cassville's football team has needed a little pep talk at halftime. Only up 7-0 at the break on Friday in East Newton, Head Coach Lance Parnell said he told his team that mental focus is key if the Wildcats wanted two hold on to the win...
Wildcats to honor seniors Friday (10/15/14)
It is close. Only 0.64 points separate Cassville and Aurora for the No. 3 seed and No. 4 seed in the Class 3, District 4 standings. While it does not matter where they are seeded according to Cassville Coach Lance Parnell, it does affect who they would play...
Lady Trojans undefeated in Ozark 7 (10/15/14)
Southwest's volleyball team narrowly defeated Purdy (25-23, 27-25) in volleyball last week to improve to its record to 5-0 in the Ozark 7 Conference race. The Lady Trojans finish the season with a game against Exeter this week before heading to the district tournament on Monday...
Football Rankings (10/15/14)
This week's schedule McDonald County at Monett Seneca at Cassville Lamar at Carl Junction Central at Mt. Vernon East Newton at Aurora Last weeks results Monett at Clinton, 41-0 Mt. Vernon at McDonald Co., 20-21 Aurora at Lamar, 6-56 Carl Junction at Seneca, 56-7...
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