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Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014
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...
Wildcats blank East Newton (10/10/14)
GRANBY -- Cassville's football team moved a step closer to securing a home district playoff game with a 47-0 win over East Newton at Don Johnson Stadium Friday night. The Wildcat defense looked as strong as they have all season, playing much like they did against Aurora in the season opener...
'Cats hope homecoming win is turning point (10/08/14)
All the glitz and glamour on homecoming night tends to focus on seniors, such as homecoming king and running back Chase Jackson. On Friday, however, it was a sophomore that stole the show. Before Friday, sophomore River Phelps had only taken a handful of snaps at reining back. But due to injuries, such as Jackson's, Phelps was thrust into the backfield and made the most of the opportunity...
Wildcats playing for seeding in district tournament (10/08/14)
It is amazing how winning can change the entire atmosphere of a program. For three weeks, Lance Parnell and his staff have pieced together lineups, coached kids up and tried to keep a team focused through three blowout losses. Through the first half of Friday's 35-20 win, the Wildcats were in danger of losing a fourth game that would have been crushing for the team and would have signaled a resignation to the season...
Southwest senior still setting records (10/08/14)
Southwest Volleyball Coach Steve Voyak is a high-energy and a highly-motivated coach. He works just as hard as any of his players during the course of a match, rarely sitting down, and living and dying with every point. If asked about his coaching style, he talks about giving his team energy and feels it's his responsibility to coach as hard as the play he demands from his team...
Wildcats claw past Mt. Vernon (10/03/14)
After a slow start and two lost fumbles, Cassville turned the tide in the fourth quarter to take a 35-20 win over Mt. Vernon and snap a three-game winless streak. Both teams struggled to hold on to the ball early. A Gabe Kirk fumble led to a 50-yard drive and 1-yard Mountaineer touchdown run...
Underclassmen stepping up (10/01/14)
With injuries plaguing the Cassville football team's upperclassmen, some of the Wildcats' younger players are seeing more playing time, and Head Coach Lance Parnell is seeing the benefits. Missing seniors Cody Olsen, Chase Jackson, Cade Pendergraft and Justin Dunivant during Friday's 49-7 loss to Carl Junction, the Wildcats saw a lot more action from underclassmen, such as sophomores Gilbert Medina and River Phelps, and juniors Dylan Klewer, Matt Popanz and Hunter Madison...
Cassville ready to come home (10/01/14)
Cassville football coach Lance Parnell only knows one way to take on adversity -- head on. The Wildcats have been outscored 136-7 in the past three games, each of them losses. This week is Homecoming for the Wildcats, and when asked if the events surrounding the event posed a problem keeping his team grounded, Parnell was quick with the response...
Football Rankings (10/01/14)
Big 8 Conference Standings This week's schedule Monett at Carl Junction Mt. Vernon at Cassville Nevada at Aurora Last weeks results Aurora at Monett, 3-34 Cassville at Carl Junction, 7-49 East Newton at Mt. Vernon, 20-44 Lamar at McDonald County, 71-0...
Wildcats drop 3rd straight contest (09/27/14)
The Cassville football team dropped its third straight game on Friday and moved to 2-4 on the season and 2-3 in the Big 8 with a Friday loss to No. 4 Carl Junction on the road, 49-7. Cassville kept the game close throughout the first quarter, with Carl Junction holding on to a 14-0 lead. Late in the second quarter, Cassville's Leigh Cox picked off an errant Carl Junction pass, which set the stage for the Wildcats' scoring drive...
Cassville to face another state-ranked team Friday (09/24/14)
As a coach, there are things that you can control and things you can not control. Motivation, preparedness and energy are items that a coach can give his team. The unknowns are things that drive coaches crazy. This week, a young Wildcats team got even younger because of events outside of the coaches control...
Slow start dooms 'Cats on the road (09/24/14)
Great special teams play and chunk yardage offensive plays have been staples of Wildcats teams for the last several years, but neither was a friend to the Wildcats Friday. A Monett kickoff return for a touchdown to start the game knocked the wind of the Wildcats' sail and the Cubs used plays of 70 and 40 yards for touchdowns to break the will of Cassville in a 38-0 defeat...
Southwest wins Greenfield tourney (09/24/14)
The Southwest volleyball team rallied from a set down, and then six points down in the deciding set, but emerged with a 12-25, 25-21, 27-25 victory over Greenfield in the Lady Wildcats Invitational championship on Saturday. Senior Shannon Mitchell, who's 22nd kill of the match won the games, was named to the all-tournament team with junior setter Jaime Shrum. ...
Wildcat soccer set for explosion (09/24/14)
All signs pointed to a loss Thursday for Cassville soccer (3-8) as the game against Aurora drew near the final whistle. The Wildcats trailed 4-3 with four minutes left against a vastly-improved Houn' Dawg team. Being down late in ball games was nothing new for a team struggling with a tough early season soccer schedule. However, this game had a different ending...
Cassville humbled by rival Monett (09/19/14)
MONETT -- The youth and inexperience of the Cassville Wildcats reared its ugly head in a 38-0 loss to Monett on Friday night. Recent injuries cause the team to plug in several underclassmen into the starting lineup, the Wildcats struggled in every phase...
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