National Pro Fastpitch (NFP) consists of six teams: Akron Racers, Houston Scrap Yard Dawgs, Beijing Eagles, Chicago Bandits, Texas Charge and USSSA Pride, with 150 players total. Maryville native Taylor Gadbois plays for the Texas Charge. The per-capita production of professional women’s softball players by high school origin is greatest in the West, Midwest and
Maryville High School golf team practice their chipping and putting skills during the first day of summer golf camp. Emily Long, Jessica Shiel, Hadley Mundorf and Rylie Mundorf watch and listen as Northwest State University golf players, Maddie Propst and Gia Zupancic, and Northwest golf alumni Brook Byland conduct a lesson on chipping. The collegiate
Submitted by Lesley Schulte NW Force 10 and under travel softball team competed in the USSSA Missouri State Softball Championship July 8-9 in Kansas City. The team went 4-0, staying in the winners bracket the entire tournament and taking the championship Saturday evening. In game one, NW Force faced the Dirt Devils Black out of
The Sharks swim team coaches pose with the trophies their teams acquired throughout the season at the annual end-of-year party July 9. They are Savannah Erickson, volunteer; Kelsey Scott, volunteer; Davin Davis, volunteer; Morgan Goodridge, eight-and-under coach; Lauren Macali, eight-and-under coach; Zach Staples, nine-10 coach; Mikaila Wallace, head coach and eight-and-under coach; Shawn Scheffe, head
The 88th annual Major League Baseball (MLB) All-Star game was held July 11th in Miami, FL. This week’s map of MLB All-Star players over the past 10 years, a total of 335 players, is based on where the players attended high school. States in the south and west are the leading per-capita producers of all-stars.
The fortnight of Wimbledon is upon us July 3-16. The oldest tennis tournament in the world was first played in 1877. This map displays the hometowns of the 22 tennis players from the United States, nine men and 13 women, who are competing in this year’s Wimbledon Tennis Singles Championships. The East Coast, Midwest and
Members of the Maryville High School dance team learned jazz and hip hop routines during their dance camp June 21-23. The team attended a private camp, which was less expensive than traveling to a conference camp, and had two Universal Dance Association instructors, allowing for lots of one-on-one instruction. For more photos, see the printed
West Nodaway volleyball players met June 26-28 to dust off the cobwebs and learn new skills during volleyball camp. Members of the team discuss the upcoming season as they build up their leg muscles. For more photos, see the printed Nodaway News Leader.
The USA Today High School Baseball All-USA Team was recently announced. It consists of 31 players from 16 states. California leads with seven players followed by Florida, five, and Georgia, four, then North Carolina and Texas with two each. The Sunbelt’s dominance is similar to the college and professional player origins maps. Thus, climate playing
A record-setting number of men have played in the Tuesday morning Mozingo Seniors league this summer. Nearly 100 golfers would like to show their support for saving the Mozingo silo as an icon of the past farming community of Mozingo valley. Longtime Mozingo Senior golfer Jim Cline, Pickering, has been taking the pulse of fellow