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Thursday, July 28, 2016
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Cassville standout now on Cubs sidelines (07/27/16)
For years, Monett coaches lost sleep trying to figure out how to stop Cassville quarterback Ricky Nichols. Now, the tables have flipped, as the Cubs have added the former Cassville standout into their coaching ranks. Monett Head Coach Derrek Uhl said Nichols is a welcome addition to his staff...
Giving back to those in need (07/26/16)
An 8-day trip to Belize for Monett's Amanda Harbaugh was for more than just pleasure. Harbaugh, a CoxHealth athletic trainer in Monett, volunteered her time and expertise to help the Christian Sports Medicine Alliance (CSMA) provide medical support for a 150 international youth soccer players at the Coricader Games...
Pumping iron (07/26/16)
Monett alumnus Logan Coones took time during a rainy Monday morning to lift weights at the Monett Area YMCA.
Local golfers get help with game (07/23/16)
Area golfers were treated to a special bonus on Friday, as representatives from the Bridgestone marketing and event golf staff were on hand at The Windmill Ridge Municipal Course in Monett. "Our goal is to help golfers choose a ball that will help them improve their games," said Mike Day, Bridgestone representative. "A golf ball is the only piece of equipment that is used in every shot. However, most golfers will have clubs tailored to their swing and never give the ball a second thought."...
Jared Lankford: Pierce City players owed more than an apology (07/23/16)
Friday nights in the fall are sacred events for prep football players and fans. Few other occasions prompt people to paint their bodies in school colors, show up to gridiron cathedrals hours early, then scream at the top of their lungs to push their team on to victory...
Hard-hitting action (07/23/16)
Pierce City's Christine Stellwagen spikes the ball during summer volleyball activity at Parkview High School.
Pierce City scrambles to fill football schedule hole (07/22/16)
A decision by McAuley Catholic Schools to suspend its varsity football program has created major headaches for eight other football teams. An online story Tuesday by the Joplin Globe detailed the sadness and disappointment the McAuley administrators felt for their players and program...
Bobbing and weaving (07/22/16)
Joshua Pitts and William Bloss worked on the butterfly form for the Monett WaterThrashers during practice on Tuesday.
Locals to compete for national championship (07/20/16)
A talented quartet of Cubs baseball players are among elite company this week, competing in the 2016 Premier Baseball Junior Championship tournament in Joplin. Monett's Zach Burgherr, Jonathan Hawkins, Ian Meyer and Brady Wright play for The Bull Pen, an all-star team comprised of players from Cassville, Aurora, Monett, Ozark and Walnut Grove...
Large swimming turnout in Monett (07/20/16)
Although most people view laps in the pool as a leisurely summer activity, for the athletes at Monett, it is where they improve. This summer, the boys and girls swimming and diving team have been hard at work turning laps for Coach Dan Janssen at a clip that has been pleasing to his high expectations...
Eagles' gridders taking family approach (07/19/16)
Dirt, sweat and football were on the menu Monday morning as the Pierce City football team took flight from its winter nest and opened summer camp. Encouraged by the turnout of nearly 35 players, Coach Brad Hocker said the biggest goal for his team is bringing them back up to football game speed...
Mighty Mite camp deemed success (07/16/16)
With over 120 youth running around the field, the Monett Mighty Mite football camp could look like a disorganized mess. However, every game, drill and activity serves a purpose. This past week, the Monett High School football coaches worked with both the area Mighty Mite coaches and players to install some of the basic strategies and routines used by the high school program...
Preparation key to beating the heat (07/16/16)
With temperatures expected to climb into the mid-90s next week and the heat index to make them feel like 100, athletes need to prepare themselves now. For some individuals, working outside or participating in summer sports camps is unavoidable. In these cases, extreme caution and care should be taken to ensure that an individual doesn't succumb to the extreme elements...
Cubs defense keeping stack look (07/15/16)
Kyle Wood, Monett defensive coordinator, is earning every cent of his paycheck this off-season for the Cubs football team. When he is not busy teaching kids proper footwork technique, he is busy studying the in's and outs of the 3-3-5 Stack defense...
Athletic boosters seeking members (07/15/16)
The Monett Cubs Athletic Booster Club has begun its annual "Be a part of Cubs Pride" membership drive. The membership drive kicks off in earnest on Saturday, Aug. 6 at the annual Monett Fall Sports Pride Night with the booster club tailgate party at 5:30 p.m. at Burl Fowler Stadium...
Eagles land 4 in all-state nest (07/13/16)
The final awards have been released for the Class 2 baseball players, and the Eagles of Purdy were left with plenty of reasons to smile. Joshua Hughes skippered the Eagles to the Class 2 quarterfinal and his team secured four spots on the All-State baseball team...
Monett Middle School to host football camp (07/13/16)
Burl Fowler Stadium will host a Monett Middle School football camp from July 18-22. The camp runs from 6-8 p.m. each evening.
Lady Cubs netters head to camp today (07/13/16)
Monett's volleyball team travels to Rolla today for its annual summer volleyball camp, which runs through Sunday. For more information, people may contact Coach Julie Dalton at jdalton@monettschools.org.
Volleyball tryouts for Monett dates announced (07/13/16)
The Monett High School volleyball team will hold open tryouts from Aug. 1-3 at the high school gym. Athletes must have a complete physical form in order to participate in drills. For more information, people may contact Coach Julie Dalton at jdalton@monettschools.org...
Turning from player to coach (07/12/16)
Motivation can work two ways. Sometimes athletes are driven by those who say you can do something; others are moved to prove people wrong who say they cannot. Monett running back Michael Branch firmly falls into the second category. After reading a news account about him being a good tailback, but lacking explosive speed, Branch dedicated himself in the offseason to getting faster this year...
Cubs awake from long hibernation (07/12/16)
With music blaring on the loudspeakers and whistles blowing, the 2016-2017 football season opened at 7 a.m. on Monday at Burl Fowler Stadium with the first of 10 days of summer camp workouts. "These two weeks of practice are big for the coaches," said Derrek Uhl, Monett coach. "We get the chance to see how far these kids have grown and where we can plug them to fill our gaps."...
Jared Lankford: Don't settle for 'good enough' (07/09/16)
One of the aspects of my job I enjoy is telling people's stories. Those stories range from inspirational to heartbreak or as ABC Sports used to advertise-- The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. Inside every one of us is that voice that either encourages us to go on, or give up...
Cubs open football camp Monday (07/09/16)
Monett changes date for season opener Over 60 gridiron hopefuls are expected to converge on Burl Fowler Stadium on Monday signaling the unofficial start for the 2016-2017 gridiron season. The Cubs will camp from Monday to Friday from 7 to 10 a.m. and from July 18-22 at the same time...
Pierce City softball at Monett's North Park (07/09/16)
Monett's North Park was a beehive of activity this week. On Wednesday night, the Pierce City High School softball team took on both East Newton and Cassville.
Check Cashers (07/09/16)
The 2016 Monett Youth Softball 12-and under team sponsored by Check Cashers is coached by Jessica Spence.
Lady Cubs hoops on the rise (07/08/16)
It has been a busy summer for Alyssa Kennedy, Monett girls basketball coach. Over the last four weeks, Kennedy has taken the Lady Cubs to summer league play in Willard and shootouts in Nixa and Purdy. Plus, she has held open gyms to allow any player to come and work on skills...
Monett Glass (07/08/16)
The 2016 Monett Youth Softball 8-and under team, sponsored by Monett Glass, is coached by Phil Tilley.
Check Cashers (07/08/16)
The 2016 Monett Youth Baseball Minor League team, sponsored by Check Cashers, is coached by Neal Messer.
Cubs gridders open summer camp on Monday (07/08/16)
The Monett High School football camp will be held July 11-15 and July 18-22 from 7-10 a.m. at Burl Fowler Stadium. The camp is open to all students entering grades 9-12.
Monett Middle School to host football camp (07/08/16)
Burl Fowler Stadium will host a Monett Middle School football camp from July 18-22. The camp runs from 6-8 p.m. each evening.
Purdy softball rewarded for work (07/06/16)
For the individual sports athlete, there is no greater honor than receiving postseason honors. The pinnacle for the prep players is being named to the all-state squad. The Purdy softball team set several team records this season, for their efforts, four Lady Eagles claimed All-State accolades...
Jack Henry & Associates (07/06/16)
The 2016 Monett Youth Softball 16-and-under team sponsored by Jack Henry & Associates is coached by Elmer Davis.
EFCO-Pella (07/06/16)
The 2016 Monett Youth Softball 8-and under team sponsored by EFCO-Pella is coached by Curtis McGuire.
Monett and Cox offering students free physicals (07/06/16)
Monett High School and CoxHealth Systems will offer free physicals today and Thursday 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...
Mighty Mite football camp starts Monday (07/06/16)
The Monett Mighty Mite football program has slated its annual football camp for 6-7:30 p.m. from Monday to July 14 at Burl Fowler Stadium. The cost is $20, players are asked to wear shorts, T-shirts and cleats. For more information contact Derrek Uhl at 417-489-9028...
Lady Cubs netters head to camp today (07/06/16)
Monett's volleyball team travels to Rolla from today through Sunday for its annual summer volleyball camp. For more information, people may contact Coach Julie Dalton at jdalton@monettschools.org.
Volleyball tryouts for Monett dates announced (07/06/16)
The Monett High School volleyball team will hold open tryouts from Aug. 1-3 at the high school gym. Athletes must have a complete physical form in order to participate in drills. For more information, people may contact Coach Julie Dalton at jdalton@monettschools.org...
Lady Cubs add 3 games to slate (07/05/16)
Despite being four months away, the Monett girls basketball team's schedule is raising a few eyebrows. The biggest change was a decision by Alyssa Kennedy to opt out of a holiday tournament in an effort to focus on fundamental growth. The Lady Cubs were able to add three games to their season slate and will play at least three opponents for the first time in years, including Cabool, Marshfield, Diamond and Fair Grove...
Bruner Pharmacy (07/05/16)
The 2016 Monett Youth T-ball team sponsored by Bruner Pharmacy is coached by Jeremy Etter.
Jack Henry & Associates (07/05/16)
The 2016 Monett Youth T-ball team sponsored by Jack Henry & Associates is coached by Brian Salsman.
Cubs hoop schedule released (07/02/16)
Although basketball season is still months away, Monett hoops fans can now get a glimpse of the foes on the schedule. Monett High School released the 2016-2017 slate of opponents, and the form contained a few surprises. Coming off a season where the Cubs took tourney championships at Carthage and Northeastern Oklahoma, the Purple and Gold only retained the Carthage Invitational...
Jared Lankford: Keeping up with changing times (07/02/16)
Friday nights in the fall when I was younger were mad dash, crazy and hectic events. My family and I would travel to either Seneca or Neosho to watch a football game -- depending on who was home that night -- and then we would race home to watch the news and get the scores from other games in the area...
Four States Dental (07/02/16)
The 2016 Monett Youth T-ball team sponsored by Four State Dental is coached by Justin Washburn.
EFCO-Pella (07/02/16)
The 2016 Monett Youth T-ball team sponsored by EFCO-Pella is coached by Josh Osterloh.
Lady Cubs volleyball to hit the road (07/01/16)
Home cooking will be more scarce this season for the Monett volleyball team. The Lady Cubs play 52 percent of their 19-game regular season slate away from the friendly confines of Monett High School Gym. Home opponents on this year's schedule include: Diamond, Crane, Pierce City, Lamar, East Newton, Seneca, Parkview, McDonald County and Purdy...
Jack Henry & Associates (07/01/16)
The 2016 Monett Youth Baseball Minor League team sponsored by Jack Henry & Associates is coached by Matt Batson.
Babe Ruth 13-15-year-old (07/01/16)
The 2016 Monett Youth Babe Ruth 13-15-year-old team is coached by Brent Daingerfield.
Ozark 7 releases all-conference teams (06/29/16)
The Ozark 7 Conference took its time, but finally release the list of its top baseball players with its all-conference teams. As expected, undefeated conference champions Purdy was well-represented and claimed the Player of the Year and Coach of the Year honors with Dusty Videmschek and Joshua Hughes earning the coveted spots, respectively...
Four States Dental (06/29/16)
The 2016 Monett Youth Baseball Major League team sponsored by Four States Dental is coached by Ed Johnson.
Acambaro (06/29/16)
The 2016 Monett Youth Baseball Rookie League team sponsored by Acambaro is coached by Jeffrey Fairchild.
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