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High: 81°F ~ Low: 62°F
Monday, July 28, 2014
Heat-related illnesses 
no joking 
matter (07/26/14)
Most people have done it before: worked outside, got a little queasy, but pushed through the discomfort to finish the task at hand. Such symptoms are warning signs that a person is moving from dehydration to heat exhaustion. For the last two weeks, the Monett football team has played in the heat conditions. Special steps were in place to ensure player safety...
2014 Monett WaterThrasers (07/26/14)
The 2014 Monett WaterThrashers pose for a photo at South Park.
Sports Briefs (07/26/14)
Wicked Strong, the 3-year-old thoroughbred colt co-owned by Monett's Jane Rogers, races today in the $600,000 Jim Dandy Stakes at the Saratoga race Course, in Sarasota Springs, N.Y. Also in the field we be Tonalist, winner of the 2014 Belmont Stakes. The race is scheduled for 6:01 p.m...
youth flock to football camp (07/25/14)
Despite a hot and humid week, the Monett Mighty Mite program experienced record turnout of more than double its usual participants. Usually the camp features 30 participants, in the first two days of this year's event, almost 80 youth attended. This year's camp featured two notable item: athletes were introduced to the new Heads Up training system and the week long event was free...
Hydration key during summer heat waves (07/25/14)
Recent temperature indexes have hovered around the 100 degree mark, and for some individuals working outside or participating in summer sports camps, caution and care should be taken to ensure an individual doesn't succumb to the extreme elements. Many health professionals say the average human needs 64 ounces of water daily to perform at normal levels, and for the weekend warrior and student athlete, caution must be used to ensure proper hydration...
Sports Briefs (07/25/14)
The Mighty Mite Cheer camp is slated for Aug. 4-7 at the Monett Athletic Center. The event will start at 5:30 p.m. and end at 7 p.m. and is free of charge. All girls entering the third through sixth grade are encouraged to attend. For more information contact Savannah Elrod at savannah@myprmierstudio.com...
Young football Cubs go camping (07/23/14)
It is a sign that every die-hard football fan lives for, and anticipation begins to grow when they drive by the Monett football practice field and see it occupied by the Cubs. To the gridiron faithful, it means the season is near. This week marks the unofficial start to the football season for Monett's youth and high school teams...
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...
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
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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