The Monett baseball team received good news in the for of four Class 4 All-State selections. Brett Gollhofer, Zach Burgherr, Mason Swearingen and Ian Meyer all secured spots on the most coveted list in the state. The Big 8... >>
In the 1960s, three area players were lucky enough to be selected to play football at the University of Missouri -- Kelly Curbow, of Monett; Chuck Link, of Aurora; and Greg Cook, of Seneca. Back then, recruiting wasn't as... >>
The 2016 Monett Youth T-ball team sponsored by Post Electric is coached by Ryan Post. >>
The 2016 Monett Youth T-ball team sponsored by GV Machine is coached by Nicholas Broderick. >>
A smile is not easy for Tyler Rickard, Monett track coach, to hide on his sunburned face as he talks about his summer track team's workout program. For the last three weeks, every one of the Cubs thinclads has put in time... >>
Cubs land 4 on all-state baseball teams
The Monett baseball team received good news in the for of four Class 4 All-State selections. Brett Gollhofer, Zach Burgherr, Mason Swearingen and Ian Meyer all secured spots on the most coveted list in the state. The Big 8 Conference proved it was one of the best and toughest leagues in the state with a total of 12 athletes on the list...
Jared Lankford: Don't forget about the mental side of sports
In the 1960s, three area players were lucky enough to be selected to play football at the University of Missouri -- Kelly Curbow, of Monett; Chuck Link, of Aurora; and Greg Cook, of Seneca. Back then, recruiting wasn't as evolved as it is today. College campuses relied on various sources, including former players to help scout local talent...
The 2016 Monett Youth T-ball team sponsored by Post Electric is coached by Ryan Post.
The 2016 Monett Youth T-ball team sponsored by GV Machine is coached by Nicholas Broderick.
Cubs track taking sport seriously
A smile is not easy for Tyler Rickard, Monett track coach, to hide on his sunburned face as he talks about his summer track team's workout program. For the last three weeks, every one of the Cubs thinclads has put in time and effort to improve this offseason. Rickard said the team is taking its training seriously, and as a coach, he is excited for the future...
Youth volleyball camp slated for June 27-29
Monett High School is offering a youth volleyball camp from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday for players entering the third through eighth grades. Third- and fourth-grade campers meet from 8-10 a.m., with fifth- and sixth-grade players slated for the 10 a.m. to noon spot...
Football Homecoming and Rose Homecoming dates announced
Monett High School released the dates and opponents for both of the 2016-2017 football and basketball seasons. On Sept. 30, the Cubs host McDonald County for the football Homecoming festivities. The basketball Rose homecoming celebration is slated for Jan. 13, 2017, against Aurora...
Lady Cubs netters head to camp July 6-10
Monett's volleyball team travels to Rolla from July 6-10 for its annual summer volleyball camp.
For more information, people may contact Coach Julie Dalton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monett announces 2016-2017 cheerleading squad
Monett fans will be entertained at athletic events this year with several news faces on the cheerleading squad. Making the cut for the prestigious group were: Alyssa Waterman, Elise Ridenour, Bailey Flynt, McKenzie Hohensee, Brittany Adamson, Rorri Nolan, Shotsie Denton, Raegan Washburn, Rachel Slocum, Mekiayla McIntire, Britney Cash and Shelby Kuhnert, student assistant...
The 2016 Monett Youth T-ball team sponsored by IDF is coached by Jake McAlister.
Schoen Heating and Air
The 2016 Monett Youth Softball 10-and under team sponsored by Schoen Heating and Air is coached by Brandon Frye.
Tour de Monett slated for Saturday
The annual Tour de Monett organized ride, hosted by The Flat Tire Gang, a Monett-based bicycling enthusiast group, is slated for Saturday. The ride serves a dual purpose, according to Gang President Larry Eden. "We have a beautiful area of Missouri that we can showcase on the ride," he said. "But, more importantly, this event serves as our annual fundraiser to help fight multiple sclerosis."...
Diamond Cubs earn all-district honors
Postseason honors continue to flow in for the Monett baseball team. The Class 4, All-District 12 baseball team was released and six Cubs claimed spots on the prestigious roster. Cameron Witt, Zack Burgherr and Ian Meyer claimed First Team accolades...
The 2016 Monett Youth T-ball team sponsored by Check Cashers is coached by David Madrid.
Community National Bank
The 2016 Monett Youth T-ball team sponsored by Community National Bank is coached by Aaron Owens.
Big 8 all-conference teams named
The Big 8 Conference has named its best baseball players for the 2015-2016 season with the release of its all-conference teams. Monett was well-represented on the annual list of who's who. Zack Burgherr, Cameron Witt and Ian Meyer gathered first team honors, with Brett Gollhofer and Witt collecting second team accolades. Mason Swearingen and Jonathan Hawking landed honorable mention spots...
Verona sets extra duty assignments
Extra duty assignments have been announced for the coming school year in the Verona school district. Head coaching duties for the major sports will not change. Brad Stewart coaches boys basketball, volleyball and track. High school social studies teacher Brenton Hyde will coach girls basketball and baseball. Cheri Nash, Title I and at-risk teacher, coaches softball. Math teacher Paul Finley for junior high and high school was named the new assistant boys basketball coach...
The 2016 Monett Youth T-ball team sponsored by Tommy's Turf is coached Josh Trammell.
The 2016 Monett Youth T-ball team sponsored by Schreiber Foods is coached by Jordan Lauffer.
CoxHealth, Mercy say Pierce City weight program safe
After two months of anxious anticipation at Pierce City schools, the results of a review of the weight training program at the district were released. CoxHealth and Mercy sent athletic trainers to observe and audit the program after some concerns were raised about a rash of sports injuries, specifically knee-related injuries. ...
Jared Lankford: It's a matter of perspective
Monett is fortunate to have an engaged organization like the Monett Youth Baseball and Softball League (MYBSL). The group of volunteers spends countless hours of their time so that the area youth can have a thriving and great youth sports experience...
3D Corporate Solutions
The 2016 Monett Youth Softball 10-and-under team sponsored by 3D Corporate Solutions is coached by Lance Mettlach.
The 2016 Monett Youth Softball 8-and-under team sponsored by Brink Engineering is coached by Bobby Brink.
Monett pleased with wrestling camp
Wrestling is a sport that takes dedication, drive and the desire to learn. Over the last week, more than 20 wrestlers, ages 5-18, took part in the annual Monett wrestling camp. "It's important to get these guys in here early," said Daryl Bradley, Monett coach. "That's not only to develop technique, but just to build relationships. We get to know the kids and their parents, and it is another opportunity to get in the work room and train."...
Hot Rod Isbell Memorial Tourney set for June 25
The Hot Rod Isbell Memorial Tourney is set for June 25 at Windmill Ridge Golf Course. The cost is $40 per person or $120 per three-person scramble team, plus cart fees. All proceeds benefit the Hot Rod Isbell Memorial Scholarship Fund. For more information, people may contact Windmill Ridge at 417-235-6076 or 417-825-0191...
The 2016 Monett Youth Baseball Rookie League team, sponsored by The Bayou, is coached by Ryan Nestleroad.
First State Bank
The 2016 Monett Youth Baseball Major League team, sponsored by First State Bank, is coached by Chris Fillinger.
Lady Cubs striding into next soccer season
Normally teams don't celebrate a 5-16 season and talk about how successful a campaign it was. But, the Monett girls soccer team is not a normal team. In four short seasons, Lady Cubs went from a squad that lost every game and did not have a full grasp of the rules to a team that is on the verge of becoming a threat...
Youth volleyball camp slated for June 27-29
Monett High School is offering a youth volleyball camp from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 27-29 for players entering the third through eighth grades. Third- and fourth-grade campers meet from 8-10 a.m., with fifth- and sixth-grade players slated for the 10 a.m. to noon spot...
Monett schools, Cox offers students free physicals
Monett High School and CoxHealth Systems will offer free physicals July 5-7 at the Cox Care Mobile in front of the high school. Students will need to sign up for a time in the high school weight room and complete a form in order to be seen by the unit...
Youth soccer camp dates announced
Monett Soccer Club will host a youth soccer camp from July 25-29 at Monett South Park. The camp cost is $20 and includes a free T-shirt if the player is registered by July 15. For more information, people may contact Jeff Meredith at 417-489-7919 or email email@example.com...
40 happy campers wrestle in Monett
Nearly 40 youth attended the Monett wrestling camp.
Eagles seeking large numbers
Summer classes at Pierce City High School have had to deal with excess noise coming from the high school gym. Teachers have been forced to close classroom doors because the sound of dribbling basketballs has become nearly deafening. For basketball coach Matt Street, the sound is music to his ears...
Area players honored on All-Region team
Softball honors and accolades continue to roll in for area players in Barry and Lawrence counties. The Class 1, All-Region 3 team was released and contained eight players from Purdy and Pierce City. From Purdy, Hallie Henderson, Sami House, Morgan Schilly, Rion Boyd and Casey Ellison collected individual honors...
Monett seniors going out winners at Lions Club All-Star Game
Monett's three-headed monster, from left, Logan Coones, Kobe Besch and Jonah Paszek, along with coach Jeremy Land, led the Blue Lions Club All-Stars to a 113-101 victory on Saturday.
Witt taking juco baseball route
Monett is starting to become a hotbed for baseball players committing to Crowder College. Cameron Witt is the latest Cub to declare his intentions to be a Roughrider. Witt follows in the footsteps of his brother, Spenser Witt, who graduated from Monett and played for Missouri Southern in Joplin, and Aaron Patton, who just signed with St. Louis University after completing his education at Crowder...
Jared Lankford: Be careful not to know too much
My grandfather used to say that good help was hard to find. He owned a plumbing business in Joplin for a few years, and winter and summer were his busiest seasons. Pipes would freeze in January and new construction peaked in the summer. In the spring, my grandfather would hire additional help to meet the growing demand for his services...
The future is here
The Monett girls basketball team hosted its annual summer youth camp. Attendees work on the basic fundamentals of the game and were introduced to the Monett ways of playing. Attendees included: Addison Cole, Adelynn Inman, Isabell Coffey, Adaline Ridenour, Lydia Holmes, Cameron Cox, Hannah Parris, Abigail Inman, Karlee McCallister, Emma Kate Hensley, Miah Payne, Suzette Yarbro, Kayli Barten, AnneLiese Lindsay, Maggie Lindsey, Alexa Austin, Audree Wormington-Cox, Caitlyn Waterman, Natalie Rivera, Meghan Long, Allyson Inman, Alexis Waltrip, Zandria Blevins, Kylie Knight, Lia Meredith, Callie Logan, Jaida Worm, Jordan Cole, Kaylee Herald, Kaia Johnson, Caitlyn Calhoun, Kaity Ingle, Abby McCaffrey, Kimberlee Parris, Natalie Turner, Lara Denney, Abby Jastal and Taylor Southard. ...
Coones to play college hoops
For four years, Logan Coones thrilled Monett crowds with his performances on the basketball court. The goal of playing college basketball was one that he had hoped to reach, and now, that goal has finally been realized. Coones, the No. 2 leading scorer in Monett hoops history, will play at Ozark Christian College in Joplin...
Bi-county players nearly sweep softball honors
Bi-county dominated is the best way to characterize this year's Class 1, District 10 All-District softball teams. Of the 26 total first and second team honors awarded, 21 went to athletes from Barry or Lawrence counties. Purdy led the way with Morgan Schilly, Sami House, Rion Boyd, Hallie Henderson and Casey Ellison receiving First Team recognition. Zoe Brown and Breanna Keeler were named to the Second Team...
3 Cubs invited to hoops All-Star game
Three Monett hoops standouts will receive one more opportunity to display their talents and skills Saturday at Neosho. The Lions Club of District 26-M6 hosts the 37th Lions All-Star Twin Classic basketball games at the Neosho High School Athletic Center...
New scoreboard donated to Pierce City
Fans attending football games at Pierce City this season will have an easier time seeing the score, down, distances and time remaining in games thanks to the addition of a new scoreboard. First State Bank of Purdy donated $24,224 for Don Keebaugh Stadium to install a new Kelly Green Daktronic scoreboard...
Monett's Chamber's Industrial Golf Tournament a hit
More than 100 members of the Monett business community participated in the Monet Industrial Golf Tournament at Windmill Ridge on Friday The winners are as follows: First: MEA Second: Sapa Extrusions Third: Roderick Arms and Tool Fourth: Four States Dental Care...
Cubs seniors find fitting football end
It was a fitting end for three Monett seniors football players Friday, as they earned a victory in the Grin Iron Classic All-Star game via a late goal line stand. As part of the West All-Star, Jonah Paszek, Cameron Witt and John Saunders helped their squad earn a sloppy 16-15 victory...
Eagles' skipper reflects on 1st season
Despite his emphasis on being prepared, Pierce City baseball coach B.J. Curry admitted there were times that he coached on the fly. It was not that his team was wild or uncoachable, but Curry said there are some things that you just cannot prepare for in practice...
Jared Lankford: A chance for voices to be heard
We occasionally have debates at The Monett Times about what constitutes sports. A year ago, I took a position and even wrote a column stating that I believed fair results were sporty enough to be included in my sports pages. Although my bosses disagree, my beliefs have not changed...
Ace in the hole
Monett alumnus Will Snider aced the par 3, 120-yard No. 5 hole Windmill Ridge Golf Course with his pitching wedge.
Monett athletes hitting weights in summer lifting program
School may be out for some students, but for the athletes at Monett High School, once the book work is done, the summer weight program is just beginning. "We have a great group of coaches in here working together," said Derrek Uhl, Monett football coach. "We have great chemistry, and that makes things run smooth."...
MSHSAA: Annual classification coming
Starting in 2018, state activities association rules will change to implement an annual football classification system, instead of only once every two years. Seven of eight proposed amendments to alter high school sports rules passed during the current Missouri State High School Activities Association election process...
Trio of Cubs to trek to Grin Iron Classic
A trio of Cubs football players have been invited to strap on the pads and play one final gridiron match on Friday at the 15th annual Sertoma Grin Iron Football Classic at JFK Stadium at Parkview High School in Springfield. For Monett's John Saunders, Cameron Witt and Jonah Paszek, the game serves as a reward for their outstanding play during their final prep season...
Last-second shot lifts Cubs to win over Aurora
Sean Jastal 2014 Class 2 State Wrestling Championships: Opening Round