The Nevada Lady Tiger golf team will be sending four players to next Monday's Class 1 Sectional 2 Golf Tournament based on results from the Class 1 District 4 Tournament played Monday at Cassville. All four of Nevada's players will be going as individual entries. The Lady Tigers finished fourth out of eleven schools in the team competition with a total of 434, two strokes behind Seneca who was third at 432. The top two teams qualify their entire squads for the Sectional tournament and they really left little doubt. Mt. Vernon won the district title with a 376 which was three strokes better than Logan-Rogersville at 379. In the individual competition, Mt. Vernon's Ashley Childers was the individual medalist with a 77. However, Nevada placed two golfers in the top 15 for All-District designation as Hannah Householder was fifth with a 90 and Michael Jones tied for 15th at 110. Two other Lady Tigers will also be able to compete at sectionals because the top 15 individuals who are not already on a sectional qualifying team can qualify. That includes Maddie Johnson who was 18th overall at 113 and Brooklyn Vincent who was 22nd at 121. With the team qualifiers taken out, they finished 10th and 14th repectively. The Class 1 Sectional 2 tournament will be Monday, October 6th, at Marshfield.
The Nevada Lady Tiger tennis team has moved on to the semi-finals of the Class 1 District 12 team tournament after an opening round win Monday in Nevada. The Lady Tigers eged the Harrisonville Lady Wildcats 5-4. Nevada grabbed three wins in singles play with victories coming from Emma Cheaney at #4, Courtney Smith at #5 and Jaiden Cherry at #6 singles. Nevada notched the team by capturing two of the three doubles matches with #1 Megan Payne and Ellie Pruitt and #3 Cheaney and Cherry taking a win. Nevada moves on to the team semi-finals Tuesday where they travel to face #1 seed Warrensburg at 4:30 p.m. The finals are scheduled for Wednesday. Knob Noster and Clinton play the other semi-final today at Knob Noster.
The El Dorado Springs Lady Bulldogs bounced back after a first game loss and won the next two to defeat the Nevada Lady Tigers Monday night in volleyball action during the annual "Dig For A Cure" night at Wynn Gymnasium in Nevada. Nevada dominated the first game to win 25-15. The Lady Tigers owned a 15-7 lead in game two appeared to be on their way when things turned and El Dorado Springs went on a 10-1 to take an 18-16 lead. Nevada still managed to get the game to match point at 24-23 but El Dorado Springs held them off and eventually took game two 28-26. In game three, the Lady Bulldogs jumped out to an 11-4 lead taking advantage of numerous Nevada errors. The Lady Tigers tried to rally and got back within three at 19-16 but wouldn't get any closer as El Dorado Springs closed it out at 25-19 for the win. Nevada fell to 13-7 on the season while El Dorado Springs improved to 14-6-1. Nevada did win the junior varsity matchup with a 25-5, 28-26 win over the Bulldog JV. Nevada is right back in action Tuesday in West Central Conference play at Kansas City O'Hara starting with the "C" match at 5:00 p.m.
The Nevada freshman and junior varsity football teams came away with a split in action Monday night. The Nevada 9th graders traveled to Fort Scott, KS and grabbed a 26-18 win. The Nevada junior varsity traveled to Seneca but the Indians took the victory 34-30.
Carl Junction won all four matches played Monday night in 7th and 8th grade volleyball action played at Carl Junction. Carl Junction won the 7th grade A match 25-13, 25-17 and the B match 25-16, 25-14. C.J. took the 8th grades matches 25-10, 25-5 in the A contest and 26-24, 25-10 in the B match.
The Kansas City Chiefs got three touchdowns rushing from Jamaal Charles and three passing from Alex Smith as the Chiefs routed the New England Patriots 41-14 at Arrowhead Stadium Monday night. The Chiefs, now 2-2, got 107 yards rushing from Nile Davis and 92 more from Charles while Smith was 20 of 26 passing for 248 yards and the 3 TD's. The crowd of over 76,000 fans at Arrowhead also established the new noise level record for an outdoor stadium at 142.2 decibels breaking the record of 137.6 set be Seattle last season.
The Kansas City Royals make their first playoff appearance since 1985 Tuesday night as they play the Oakland Athletics at Kauffman Stadium in the American League Wild Card game. First pitch is just after 7:00 p.m. tonight with the winner moving on to the AL Division Series starting Thursday at the Los Angeles Angels. James Sheilds is on the mound for the Royals and will be opposed by Jon Lester of the A's.
The St. Louis Cardinals will begin play in the National League Championship Series Friday in Los Angeles against the Dodgers. Game one will be Friday night just after 5:30 p.m. CDT while game two on Saturday will be just after 7:30 p.m. CDT.