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Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014
Sports
Miller tops Pierce City with pass game (09/19/14)
PIERCE CITY -- No. 7-ranked Miller's passing game proved too potent for Pierce City Friday, as the Eagles fell in their homecoming game, 53-6. The Eagles started with the ball, but couldn't get the run game going, and Miller brought in the air strikes early. The Cardinals went nearly 70 yards on multiple receptions, capping off the drive with a 24-yard touchdown...
Monett runners improve one step at a time (09/19/14)
Monett cross-country coach Kelly George is a perfectionist. She worries about every little detail when it comes to putting on an event. "I didn't tell anyone, but I didn't sleep the night before Monett's meet on Tuesday," George said. "I was double checking that I had team packets made and all the runners BBs were ready to go."...
Young Cubs growing up on the pitch, jelling on both sides (09/19/14)
For the last three seasons, the Monett soccer program has been in a familiar, yet frustrating pattern. The Cubs possess an impressive front line attack, but lack experience in their defensive end. Monett, in the past, used a patchwork of first-year seniors in goal and sophomores and freshmen to anchor its defense out of simple necessity, caused by low numbers...
Monett, Cassville renew Barry County rivalry this week (09/17/14)
Cubs expect 'best shot' from Cassville Last year's rout still resonates with coaches, players and fans State ranked, undefeated and full of confidence was how Monett entered Wildcat Stadium last year. Monett was 5-0 and facing a 1-4 Cassville squad that was reeling and looking for any type of positive cohesion. ...
Lady Cubs softball on fire (09/17/14)
Monett Coach Ty Goetz made a not so subtle change to his softball schedule this season when he scheduled the toughest teams he could find in the state. Goetz withdrew his Lady Cubs from two tournaments (Springfield and Ash Grove) that had been staples for the program for five years and put them in the Ozark and Centralia tournaments that are chocked full of final four and playoff teams from last season...
State Football Rankings: Week 5 (09/17/14)
Big 8 Football Conference Standings This week's schedule Cassville at Monett Mt. Vernon at Aurora Car Junction at McDonald Co. Seneca at East Newton Butler at Lamar Last weeks results Seneca at Aurora, 2-6 Central at Carl Junction, 57-16 Lamar at Cassville, 49-0...
Defense steals the show for monett Cubs (09/16/14)
It was a simple Mt. Vernon swing pass to the flat that missed its intended target and fell harmlessly to the ground. Most assumed that it was incomplete. However, Monett senior Levi Pfitzner wasn't one of them. Pfitzner picked up the loose pigskin and raced 48-yards to paydirt and helped the Cubs take an early 13-0 lead over the Mountaineers in an eventual 40-0 rout on Friday...
Eagles football not perfect, but showing resilience (09/16/14)
All season long, Pierce City Coach Brad Hocker has been selling a message of persistence and a no quit attitude. Trailing 14-12, the Eagles got a 90-yard kick off return for a touchdown by Brian Para-Navarro that electrified the Pierce City fans and snatched victory from the jaws of certain defeat Friday at Diamond...
Monett swimming hitting strides (09/16/14)
Monett sophomore Joshua Pitts was just hoping to improve on his 500-Yard Freestyle time of 7:00.68 at Monett's meet on Saturday. The event is a grueling 20-lap marathon that tests an athlete's endurance and focus. Pitts, whose coach Dan Janssen said he had been working hard all summer and in practice, got off to a great start and maintained his pace. By the time he reached the finish line, Pitts received a pleasant surprise...
Cubs spoil Mountaineer Homecoming, 40-0 (09/13/14)
MT. VERNON -- The festive mood created by the Mt. Vernon fans because of Homecoming festivities was quickly soured by a Monett 40-0 rout Friday night. Monett (3-1, 3-1) took the game's opening kickoff and covered 65 yards in just four plays to take a 6-0 lead on Zack Hammond's 28-yard scamper with 9:26 left in the first...
Pierce City wins thriller at Diamond (09/13/14)
Fans of dramatic finishes were in for a treat Friday night in Diamond. Pierce City (2-1) was clinging to a small lead in the final minutes of its road contest when the Eagles' defense gave up a touchdown pass -- and the lead -- to the host Wildcats...
Monett cross country sprints to season's start (09/13/14)
The Monett cross-country team has started its season, and the Cubs and Lady Cubs are looking to sprint to a strong finish this year. With racing action about to get hot and heavy, the team enters a pivotal and exciting phase of growth. In the off season, the district added a middle school cross-country program in hopes that it will aid in growing the varsity team's members...
Lady Cubs tennis seeks answers (09/12/14)
Desire and perseverance are two of the qualities that are needed to become a good high school tennis player, according to Monett Coach Bob Crain. The current installment of Lady Cubs tennis players are a mix of experience and raw potential. After a disappointing 8-0 loss to Bolivar on Tuesday the coach stressed the importance of growing in the off-season...
Monett softball off and running (09/12/14)
It's an overlooked stat that has the Monett softball team on a five-game win streak. Yet, it has proven to be one of the team's trademarks as the young season has progressed -- base stealing. The Lady Cubs (5-1) don't just like to swipe bases, they love to it...
State Football Rankings: Week 4 (09/12/14)
Seneca at Aurora Central at Carl Junction Lamar at Cassville Monett at Mt. Vernon McDonald County at East Newton Aurora at Carl Junction, 14-27 McDonald County at Cassville, 0-35 Monett at Lamar, 6-24 Diamond at East Newton, 26-34 Mt. Vernon at Seneca, 22-24...
Sports Briefs (09/12/14)
Pierce City volleyball (3-5) fell 25-8, 25-6 to East Newton (5-0) Tuesday in non-conference action. Amber Wagner led Pierce City with 4 kills. The Lady Eagels will be back in action on Saturday in the Ash Grove Tournament. The 31st annual Volleyfest Tournament is Saturday at Southwest High School in Washburn. ...
Cubs seek rebound win (09/10/14)
Last season, Monett's gridiron squad won their its five contests before a Week 6 loss to Cassville, ushering in a downward spiral that led to five consecutive losses. The Cubs this year tasted the bitter nectar of defeat in Week 3 and now must find a solution in order to prevent a repeat of last season's history...
Diamond presents big test for Eagles (09/10/14)
The Pierce City football team can see the prize of a win. It dangles in front of them like a carrot on a stick, and the goal is now figuring out how to chomp the carrot. In Week 1, the Eagles used a furious comeback in the fourth quarter, but fell 34-27 to Carl Junction. In Week 2, they boat raced Liberal and seemed to have things figured out, but Week 3 witnessed a narrow 21-14 loss to Jasper...
By the Numbers: Week 4 (09/10/14)
424: The total number of rushing yards allowed by the Cubs defense this season. 0: The number of current Monett players alive the last time Tom Cox coached the Mountaineers against the Cubs. 24: The number of points Monett's defense has allowed this year (8 per game)...
Sports Briefs (09/10/14)
The Lady Cubs tennis team fell 8-1 to College Heights on Monday, getting swept in all three double events and falling in five of the six singles matches. Monett's lone set victory was Laurens Bass's 8-6 win over Rachael Polen in No. 3 singles play. The Lady Cubs host the Monett Invitational on Friday. Events are slated to begin at 9 a.m...
Last-second shot lifts Cubs to win over Aurora
Sean Jastal 2014 Class 2 State Wrestling Championships: Opening Round
Wesley Abramovitz
Ian Meyer
Garret Bradley
Jaron Howard
Kedric Brink
Shawn Beeson
Chase Brennan
Videos
Monett Cubs fourth grade champs
Monett Cubs highlight video of the fourth grade boys from the 2012 season. The Cubs went 7-0 and won their division for the second year in a row. The young Purple Haze look promising for the future Monett HS team!
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