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Monday, July 6, 2015
Sports
Cubs aim to be road warriors (07/03/15)
Coming off an 11-3 season and another appearance in the Class 3 semifinals, the Monett Cubs football team is looking to keep moving forward this year. Monett High School has released the 2015-2016 football schedule, and it contained a few surprises...
Jared Lankford: Take time to listen and read the signs (07/03/15)
I love history. If I see a historical marker on the side of the road, on a town square or on the side of a building, I have to stop and read what it says. I have developed a great appreciation for things that happened before my arrival on this Earth, and I always excelled in my history classes in school...
Check Cashers (07/03/15)
The 2014-2015 Check Cashers Minor League baseball team.
Schreiber Foods (07/03/15)
The 2014-2015 Schreiber Foods 8-and-under softball team.
Lady Cubs facing tough slate (07/01/15)
Monett softball coach Ty Goetz rewarded his 2015-2016 softball squad with another difficult and challenging schedule. "We have set the bar high for our program," Goetz said. "We won't back down from any challenge. We have a loaded schedule, and we'll see how we stack up."...
Monett volleyball blocker camp slated for July 7 (07/01/15)
Monett volleyball blockers entering grades 9-12 are invited to attend the Level Up Middle Blocker Clinic on July 7, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. The cost for the clinic is $30 and will focus on the skills associated with the blocking position. For more information, people may contact Julie Dalton at jdalton@g-apps.monett.k12.mo.us...
Family Care Chiropractic (07/01/15)
The 2014-15 Family Care Chiropractic T-ball team is pictured.
EFCO (07/01/15)
The 2014-15 EFCO Major League baseball team is pictured.
3 diamond cubs named to all-state teams (06/30/15)
Three Monett baseball players were named to the Missouri High School Baseball Coaches Association Class 4 All-State team. Cameron Witt, Jordan Hall and Kyle McCallister were included among the states best. Witt, a junior, was named to the first team outfield squad...
John Kuntz Memorial set for Thursday (06/30/15)
The fireworks will begin a couple of days early this year, as the Monett Speedway is kicking off the holiday season on Thursday night. The Midwest Auto Racing Series is slated to invade the three-eights-of-a-mile dirt track for the ninth annual John Kuntz Memorial...
Regal Athletic (06/30/15)
The 2014-15 Regal Athletic Minor League baseball team.
Family Care Chiropractic (06/30/15)
The 2014-15 Family Care Chiropractic Rookie League baseball team.
Jared Lankford: A chance encounter with 
an icon (06/27/15)
I admit that there are some perks to my job. I used to count down the hours until the final whistle blew at work just so I could go watch a ballgame. Now, my job revolves around ballgames and finding stories that are entertaining, informative and, for lack of a better term, worth reading...
Hydration key for athletes in 
beating summer heat (06/27/15)
Those who exercise regularly know the summer months can be difficult to keep the body in optimum workout form. However, people who listen to their bodies' needs should be able to enjoy a workout and not suffer much of a setback. 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...
Community National Bank (06/27/15)
The 2014-15 Community National Bank Minor League baseball team.
Little Buster Toys (06/27/15)
The 2014-15 Little Buster Toys Rookie League baseball team.
Eagles hatch fall football schedule (06/26/15)
Coming off and 4-4 showing in his first full season back at the helm, Brad Hocker and his Pierce City football team are looking for improvement this season. While there are a lot of unknowns about the upcoming season for the Eagles, they at least know who, when and where they will play...
Aurora Golf Tournament accepting signups (06/26/15)
The Aurora Chamber of Commerce 4-Person Scramble Golf Tournament will be held on July 18 at 8 a.m. at the Honey Creek Golf Club. Entries are being accepted with a fee of $240 per 4-member team, which includes 18 holes, cart, closest-to-pin contest and long drive contest...
Volleyball Passing Clinic offered on July 8 (06/26/15)
A No Pass, No Play volleyball clinic will be offered July 8 at Monett High School for volleyball players in grades 9-12. The clinic's focus is on serving, receiving and passing. Each skill will be broken down in to specific detail and enable each athlete to have a high volume of reps to increase skills...
Coast to Coast (06/26/15)
The 2014-15 Coast to Coast T-ball team is pictured.
GV Machine (06/26/15)
The 2014-15 GV Machine Rookie League baseball team is pictured.
Monett volleyball team looks to Level Up (06/24/15)
Monett High School volleyball players will be looking to hone their skills this summer, as Julie Dalton, Monett volleyball coach, has arranged a summer for of opportunities for her players in grades 6-12. Last season, Dalton introduced the Level Up volleyball training program...
3D Corporate Solutions (06/24/15)
The 2014-15 3D Corporate Solutions 10-and-under softball team is pictured.
Gym Rat Fitness (06/24/15)
The 2014-15 Gym Rat Fitness Minor League baseball team is pictured.
Eagles sweep conference awards (06/23/15)
Purdy's baseball team swept the top honors in the Ozark 7 Conference awards, as Sydney Birge was named Player of the Year and Coach Joshua Hughes was named Coach of the Year. In total, the Eagles claimed seven spots on the all-conference list. Along with Birge's and Hughes' accolades, Adam Humphrey, Hunter Cook and Dusty Videmschek all earned First Team awards...
Monett grappler going to next level (06/23/15)
In describing Cub wrestler Jacob Negre, the first words used by Monett Wrestling Coach Daryl Bradley were, "He's a great, hard-working and determined kid." "Jacob went from almost nothing to a state runner-up," Bradley said. "He is a guy that we will use as an example for years to come of a wrestler who commits themselves doing great things, and then uses our system to achieve great heights."...
Cox offers Monett athletes free physicals (06/23/15)
Cox Health, with the Children's Miracle Network, will provide a mobile care unit on July 6-8 at Monett High School to give free physicals for Monett High School and Monett Middle School athletes. Physicals will be given from 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1-3:30 p.m. each day. For more information, people may visit http://mhs-activities.monett.high.school......
Mighty Mite football camp dates set (06/23/15)
The Monett Mighty Mite Football Camp will be held July 13-14 at Burl Fowler Stadium from 6-8 p.m. High school varsity and Mighty Mite coaches will instruct players at this year's event. Campers need to wear shorts, a t-shirt and cleats. The first 100 campers will receive a free T-shirt, courtesy of The Monett Times, Adrenaline Apparel, EFCO and The Bayou. The camp is free of charge. For more information, people may contact Sean Kelley at 417-235-9700...
Clay shoot to benefit Arc of the Ozarks (06/23/15)
The Arc of The Ozarks will host its 2015 Super Shoot at 10 a.m. on Aug. 22 at the Ozark Shooters Sports Complex in Branson. Contestants will compete for the best score on 100 bird targets. For more information, people may contact Danielle Wise at 417-864-7887 or dwise@thearcoftheozarks.org...
Cox Health to host Athletic Advantage camp (06/23/15)
Cox Health Systems in Monett will host an Athletic Advantage Performance camp July 13-17. The goal of the camp is to help individuals with proper running footwork, running and lifting techniques. The cost is $50. For more information, people may visit www.coxhealth.com and search for 2015 summer camps, or call 417-236-2480...
Lady Cubs soccer summer camp dates slated (06/23/15)
The Monett girls soccer team announced its summer camp dates. According to Coach Neal Bluel, the team will meet July 8-10 from 9-11 a.m. For more information, people may contact Coach Bluel at nbluel@g-apps.monett.k12.mo.us.
Lady Cubs volleyball tryouts announced (06/23/15)
The Monett High School volleyball team will host open tryouts on Aug. 3-4 from 7-10 a.m. at the high school gymnasium. For more information, people may contact Julie Dalton at jdalton@g-apps.monett.k12.mo.us.
Monett football camp dates set (06/23/15)
The Monett High School football camp will be held July 13-17 and July 20-24 from 7-10 a.m. at Burl Fowler Stadium.
All-skills camp offered for volleyball players in grades 6-8 (06/23/15)
There will be two all-skills volleyball camps for girls entering the sixth through eighth grades on July 8. The camp cost is $50 and designed for athletes looking for a extra time in the gym to fine tune their overall skills. The first session is from 8:30-10:30 a.m., and the second class is 1:30-3:30 p.m. For more information, people may contact Julie Dalton at jdalton@g-apps.monett.k12.mo.us...
High school volleyball hitting clinic July 7 (06/23/15)
There will be a Level Up volleyball hitting clinic for volleyball high school players on July 7, from 8:30-10:30 a.m. The cost is $40. The hitting clinic will focus on individual technique and will offer a large quantity of repetition on a variety of play sets. For more information, people may contact Julie Dalton at jdalton@g-apps.monett.k12.mo.us...
5 Cubs earn district awards (06/20/15)
The Class 4, District 12 baseball teams have been released, containing the names of five Monett players. Cameron Witt, Jordan Hall, Kyle McCallister and Blake Spain all earned first-team honors. Isaac Long earned an Honorable Mention award. The complete list is as follows, and those with unanimous designations were selected by all of the district's coaches:...
Cubs' Cordero college bound (06/20/15)
For four years, Monett senior Misael Cordero was part of the winningest soccer team in the Cubs' history. Cordero's hard work was rewarded when he became the second Monett soccer player to earn a scholarship for his efforts on the pitch. "I've always liked soccer," Cordero said. "It is a sport that I could play when I was stressed out and it calmed me down. I always seemed to excel when I played."...
Stewart's statue leaves mark in Ozarks (06/20/15)
It rises toward the summer's cotton-candy blue sky as a tribute to the Ozarks' native golf son, and a gasp is said to have gone up as bystanders take a closer look. See the Tam o'shanter hat and the baggy knickerbockers? And, check out the classic finish of his tee shot -- a picture-perfect pause, with the right elbow down with a baseball grip, golf club angled over the left shoulder, right shoe on its tip...
Cubs claim 7 spots on Big 8 rosters (06/19/15)
The Big 8 Conference released the lists of its best baseball players, and they contained more than a handful of familiar names. Monett had six athletes earn seven spots on the all-conference teams. Cameron Witt collected first-team accolades as an outfielder and second-team honors as a pitcher...
Coach lands in Eagles' nest (06/19/15)
The Pierce City baseball program will be breaking in its third coach in the last four years when the 2015-2016 baseball campaign begins. The district has tapped B.J. Curry to lead the Eagles next season. For Curry, this job represents an opportunity to build a program and establish himself in the coaching ranks...
Eagles secure 7 all-conference spots (06/17/15)
Despite the season's conclusion, postseason baseball awards continue to roll in for the Pierce City High School baseball team. The green and white secured seven spots with the release of the Spring River Valley All-Conference teams, and Chris Mettlach secured Coach of the Year honors...
Speedway to host special event (06/17/15)
The Monett Speedway, in conjunction with the Midwest Auto Racing Series (MARS) and Acts Media Group, will host a Racing For Autism night on Friday at the Speedway. Randy Mooneyham, track owner, and the MARS Racing Series, is giving free tickets to the evening's race for any child with autism and their parents or guardians...
Locals carry all-star team to win (06/16/15)
For four years, Verona's Dre Sitton and Southwest's Blake Barnes battled each other on the hardwood during Ozark 7 Conference play and summer leagues. On Saturday, the duo got to show what they were capable of when they were on the same team. Sitton and Barnes led the Blue All-Stars to an 87-64 win over the White All-Stars in the 36th annual Lions All-Star Twin Classic...
Seniors make bittersweet memories at Saturday's All-Star game (06/16/15)
NEOSHO -- For 16 of the area's best girls basketball players, Saturday night served as a chance to grace the basketball court one more time in their prep careers. For Purdy's Jayse Henderson, and Pierce City's Bailee Hayward and Amber Wagner, the event was bittersweet, as they were surround by family and friends...
Pierce City dominates Spring River Valley lists (06/13/15)
The Pierce City High School softball team secured seven spots on the Spring River Valley All-Conference softball teams. Bailee Hayward was named the Player of the Year, and Lady Eagles Coach Kacy Gunnels earned Coach of the Year accolades. Brooke Ridenour was named to the first team. Lauren Kennedy and Ragan Blinzer picked up second-team recognitions...
Top Monett athletes honored (06/13/15)
Monett High School held its annual All-Sport Athletic Banquet at the Scott Regional Technology Center. The banquet served as an opportunity for coaches to update the community on their seasons and honor the talent that represented the district for the 2014-2015 season...
Mighty Mites do work with bunny hops (06/13/15)
Around 20 Monett youth attended the second of four skills camps for Mighty Mite football players on Thursday.
All-State softball teams announced (06/12/15)
The Missouri High School Fastpitch Coaches Association released its spring all-state softball team on Wednesday. The list is comprised of the best spring softball players around the state and contained four local athletes among its lists. Purdy, which advanced to the state quarterfinal, claimed three spots...
Lady Cubs softball earns distinction (06/12/15)
Despite the 2014-2015 fall softball season being long-since concluded, the Monett High School softball team recently collected one more coveted honor -- an Academic All-State team award. The award was announced by the Missouri High School Fastpitch Coaches Association (MHSFC)...
Hoopsters invited to all-star games (06/10/15)
Hoop fans in southwest Missouri will have the opportunity to watch 37 of the best recently-graduated seniors play one more prep game this week. On Saturday, the Lions Clubs of Missouri District 26-M6 will host the 36th annual Lions All-Star Twin Classic...
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
Jaron Beeson -- state tournament
Gabe Pryor -- State tournament
Ian Meyer -- State Tournament
Kedric Brink -- State tournament
Wesley Abramovitz -- State Tournament
Jacob Negre
Sean Jastal -- State championships
Joel Barrientos-- State Tournament
Monett clinched third place in state with this hit
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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