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Friday, July 25, 2014
Sports
Speedway continues grind on Friday (07/23/14)
By Jared Lankford sports@monett-times.com Car counts, crowds and the weather have been very good recently at the Monett Speedway. For track owner Randy Mooneyham, the season has gone better than expected. "People have been in a better mood this year," Mooneyham said. "The economy is better and we have more drivers out each night. That is a good combination."...
Regal Athletic repeats state title (07/23/14)
The Regal Athletic 14-and-under softball team, recently repeated as undefeated state champions in the Missouri USSSA tournament in Kansas City.
Bathtub races go to photo finish (07/23/14)
Five teams provided excitement for the bathtub races at the Purdy Festival.
Locals compete in Premier Junior World Series (07/22/14)
As the summer begins to wind down, for some, the action just heats up. This week, 47 teams from across the United States will play over 120 games in Joplin to decide the Premier Junior World Series champions. In the mix are two players from Monett -- Brett Gollhofer and Cameron Witt...
Lady Cubs set to take show on the road (07/22/14)
With a senior laden team and the goal of a final four appearance, the Monett Lady Cubs have beefed up their fall softball schedule. Some teams were removed because they switched to the spring season. Their absence gave Monett an opportunity to load the schedule down...
Sports Briefs (07/22/14)
Cody Parson recorded a coveted hole-in-one at Monett's Windmill Ridge Golf Course on Wednesday. Parson recorded the ace with a wedge, on the par 3, 165-yard No. 17 hole during Jack Henry Golf League play. The rare feat was witnessed by Kendall Bates, Brandt Callaway and Tim Fitzpatrick...
Sports Briefs (07/19/14)
Parsons records ace 
at Windmill Ridge Cody Parson recorded a coveted hole-in-one at Monett's Windmill Ridge Golf Course on Wednesday. Parson recorded the ace with a wedge, on the par 3, 165-yard No. 17 hole during Jack Henry Golf League play. The rare feat was witnessed by Kendall Bates, Brandt Callaway and Tim Fitzpatrick...
Purdy focused on development (07/19/14)
While most area basketball teams have spent the summer attending shootouts and leagues, not all took that traditional route. The Purdy Eagles went back to the drawing board and took a page out of the coach Norman Dale's Hickory Husker page -- focus on the fundamentals...
Turf not only 
gain at stadium (07/19/14)
While the installation of the artificial turf gets the lion's share of the notoriety at Burl Fowler Stadium, several other improvement projects are simultaneously occurring at the facility. The school district has nearly doubled the size of the parking lot in front of the field house, a new entrance and plaza area is being constructed, a state-of-the-art scoreboard is being installed and the track is waiting to be re-installed. A new perimeter fence will also be added by month's end...
Turf cost goes down (07/18/14)
The Monett School District and the donors for artificial turf at Burl Fowler Stadium took a "hope for the best, prepare for the worst," approach during the bidding process. Recently, they were rewarded for their fiscal responsibility when the it was determined that the soil at Burl Fowler Stadium was fit for turf installation and did not need costly stabilization...
Sports Briefs (07/18/14)
The Monett Middle School football camp will be July 21-25 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 at the Monett practice field. The cost is $20 and includes a T-shirt. The camp is open for players entering the seventh and eighth grade. Monett High School girls tennis practice will start at 3:30 p.m. and end at 5:30 on Aug. 4 at the north courts. On Tuesday, Aug. 12, when school starts, practice will run from 3:35 p.m. to 5:05 at the north courts...
Pierce City shows promise in summer season (07/18/14)
On any sports team leadership is a major component of the team's make-up. While it is true that it takes talent to win, without leadership in crucial game situations, the chore becomes exponentially harder. No one is any more aware of this fact than Pierce City's basketball coach Matt Street...
Tractor pull provides entertainment (07/15/14)
The tractor pull's basic principle of competition is rooted in good old-fashioned bragging rights. The scream of engines, the trail of exhaust going down the track and the thunderous roar of the crowd are unmistakable signs the tractor-pulling season has arrived...
Mighty Mites offers free youth football camp (07/15/14)
In an effort to make youth football more accessible, the Monett Mighty Mite League has announced that this season's summer youth camp will be free of charge. "This year we are doing our youth camp different," said Sean Kelley, Mighty Mite president. "Chad Depée has decided that this year that he and his coaches would volunteer their time and put this camp on for free."...
Burl Fowler turf taking shape (07/12/14)
Traffic in, and around, Burl Fowler Stadium picked up last week. Not only did crews start the tedious process of laying turf, but the number of gawkers increased. The sound of honking horns is constantly heard at the stadium. Most of the noise is expressing approval of the the progress, but some honks are in disapproval of the slower speed of traffic...
Lady Cubs ready for fall season (07/12/14)
The summer softball season came to an end for the Monett Lady Cubs on Thursday with a four-team scrimmage at North Park. The Lady Cubs hosted Bolivar, Joplin and Republic in a round-robin scrimmage format as a last huh-rah before the start of the fall practice season on Aug. 4...
Sports Briefs (07/12/14)
The Monett High School football team will be hosting a free youth football camp on July 21 through 25 from 6:30-8 p.m. each night. The camp is open to any player in grades three to six. Attendees are encouraged to wear cleats, shorts and a T-shirt. For more information, people may call Sean Kelley at 417-235-9700...
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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