Fall sports conference, district awards doled out
A Cassville athlete has earned the state’s highest sports honor, and many other Wildcat and Lady Wildcats fall sports participants have earned conference and district awards. Emerson Grossman, a senior and three-year starter for the Lady Wildcats volleyball team, was named Class 3 All-State by the Missouri Volleyball Coaches...
Lady Tigers return 7 letter-winners
A spike in numbers is what new Jennifer Young, new head coach of the Exeter girls basketball team, will contribute to growth in the program and in wins. Starting the season at 1-1, with a loss to Southwest, 44-41, and win over Thomas Jefferson, 52-37, the Lady Tigers have seven letter-winners returning to the squad, and even more newcomers aiming to contribute.
Lady Wildcats return with same lineup
Verona’s varsity girls started team practices on Nov. 6. “We didn’t lose any starters but we did lose two seniors who came off the bench,” said Verona Head Coach Jacob Well. Projected starters for the 2023-2024 season are as follows:. • Jaicee Carrasquillo, sophomore, 5 feet 3...
Eagles eye 20 wins
The Purdy boys basketball team turned in a 17-win season last year, and although the team has a new look, the Eagles have set their sights on a 20-win campaign, and with plenty of returners to accomplish that goal. Heath Carmichael, Purdy boys basketball coach, said the Eagles intend to...
Cassville hosts inaugural ‘Meet the Squad’ night
Jaxon Bohmke did his best to make a shot while wearing the uniform of Cassville High School basketball player Eli Stokes during a game at the inaugural “Meet the Squad” event on Friday night. Kyle Troutman/ ktroutman@ cassville-democrat. com.
Breaking the .500 ceiling
It has be come a habit for the Cassville girls basketball team to win 14 games in 28 tries, and it’s one the Lady Wildcats want to break. At 14-14 for two consecutive seasons, Cassville Girls Basketball Coach Clayton Bagby said one of the main goals this season is to finish above .500. The last season Cassville did so was in 2017, when the Lady Wildcats were 22-5 and fell in the Class 4, District 10 semifinals to Webb City. Cassville fell in last year’s Class 4, District 12 semifinals to Aurora.
‘LOVE and TEAM’
“LOVE and TEAM” is the motto for the Southwest High School girls basketball team this season, which is looking to find new success with only two-thirds the number of players compared to last season. Destiny Jalbert, Southwest High School girls basketball coach, said building chemistry with the eight-girl roster...
Cavaliers Drop Opener to Exeter
JOPLIN, MO – Thomas Jefferson opened their season with a non-conference game against Exeter at home Monday night. Kohl Thurman dominated the paint early on. The 6’4 sophomore got the best of several Exeter defenders, and forced fouls. Despite the fast start, Exeter’s offense came back and earned the win 52-37.
Exeter aims to set new standard
Tigers bring experience into season with more favorable matchups. It took until February for the Exeter boys basketball team to find its first win in a 4-21 campaign last year, and the Tigers hope experience over the last few years will translate to a more competitive squad in the gym this season.