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Geography with Goudge

The 2017-18 Associated Press NFL All-Pro Team was recently announced. Twenty-eight players representing 15 states from throughout the country were named to the first team and are mapped based on where they went to high school. The best of the best hailed from the “rust belt,” the Deep South and the West Coast. The states

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Longhorns fall to Tigers 64-38

The South Nodaway boys basketball team lost to Worth County 64-38 during the 44th annual Stanberry Invitational Tournament January 9. Clayton Walker jumps to shoot a basket. For more information, see the printed Nodaway News Leader.

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Trojans split wins with Dekalb

Junior Breanna Day gets a bucket in heavy traffic toward her game-high 14 points during the Nodaway-Holt’s 39-44 loss to Dekalb on January 5. For more photos and information, see the printed Nodaway News Leader.    

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Jefferson Eagles annihilate Osborn Wildcats: girls, 60-17; boys, 78-25

Jefferson Eagles basketball had resounding victories January 6 against the Osborn Wildcats at home. The girls topped the night 60-17, while the boys swept with a 78-25 final score. Malia Collins completes a pass to a teammate. She was the Eagles high scorer with 15 points for the game. For more photos and information, see

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Geography with Goudge

The National Football Foundation announced the 2018 College Football Hall of Fame class on January 8. This week’s map looks at the 187 players who played since 1980 and have been inducted. This per-capita map based on where the hall of famers went to high school indicates predominately rural states led by Nebraska and Mississippi

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Spoofhounds fall to Lafayette 65-43.

The Maryville High School boys basketball team battle against Lafayette ended with a loss. Jalen Sundell reaches in front of an opponent to score. Sundell led the Spoofhounds in scores with 10 points. For more photos and information, see the printed Nodaway News Leader.

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Geography with Goudge

This week’s major college football map features players by hometown from the 10 teams that played in the five New Year’s Bowl games. This group included the Citrus, Outback, Peach, Rose and Sugar Bowls, representing college teams from eight different states. The leading states include Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and South Carolina, states that account for

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Geography with Goudge

Since 1982, the best high school football players in the nation have been selected annually by USA Today. This player production map, based on the past five years of All-USA players, 240, indicates a strong regional concentration in the Deep South. When it comes to recruiting, the rich get richer. The Power Five conferences account

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