Sports

MHS softball triumphs over North Platte 11-9

Maryville High School softball pitcher Riley Gray had four strikeouts in the October 2 game against North Platte. MHS came out on top in the 11-9 victory on the Spoofhound home ball field. For more photos, see the printed Nodaway News Leader.

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Platte Valley crowns Homecoming royalty

The Platte Valley Longhorns faced the DeKalb Tigers during a Homecoming game September 30. The final score saw the Longhorns coming up short 64-68. However, the day was filled with additional events enjoyed by students, parents and alumni. There were two sets of royalty crowned with the crown bearer duties falling to Claire Clements, daughter

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Light delays prolong Lions halftime victory over Muskets

The St. Joseph Christian Lions put away a 52-6 halftime win over the North-West Nodaway Muskets September 29 in Hopkins during North Nodaway’s Homecoming. The 2017 North Nodaway homecoming king and queen are Wade Torres, son of Ismael and Jennifer Torres and Taylor Combs, daughter of Mike and Shelley Combs. Little Mr. Hopkins Trenton Roberts,

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Nodaway-Holt falls to Mound City volleyball in two sets

It took just two sets for the Mound City Panthers to sweep the Nodaway-Holt Trojans during their senior night October 3 in Graham. That didn’t mean the Trojans went down without a fight. Both sets were within reaching distance, 22-25 and 17-25, but Nodaway-Holt just couldn’t swing the momentum its way enough. An early kill

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Geography with Goudge

The Maryville High School girls golf team, a MEC team and district champions, finished runner-up in the sectional championship held this week at Mozingo. The team qualified for the state tournament next week in Columbia. The Spoofhounds are among 1,918 girl golfers in the state of Missouri and 75,605 nationwide.  North Central states lead in

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NWN Cross Country competes at Rock Port

The North-West Nodaway Cross Country team competed at the Rock Port Cross Country meet on September 26. Bailey Tate, senior, placed 20th with a time of 24:10. Duke Ingraham, freshman, placed 25th with a time of 20:06.

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Longhorns fall to Wildcats in halftime shutout

The Platte Valley Longhorns remain on the lookout for the first win of their season after a 46-0 halftime loss at the hands of the SW Livingston Wildcats September 22 in Barnard. Longhorn defender Gabe Nothstine chases down the SW Livingston running back for a short gain in the first quarter. For more photos and

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West Nodaway suffers 2-0 loss to Rock Port

It was just a two-set night for the West Nodaway Rockets, who lost 11-25 and 7-25 to the Rock Port Blue Jays September 26 at Burlington Jct. Rocket Faith Sanders sidesteps for a dig against Rock Port’s attacking front line. For more photos and the full sports story, see the printed Nodaway News Leader.

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Lady Spoofhounds earn district championship

The Maryville ladies golf team won the district championship September 25. The team was tied with Tarkio until their fifth score, pulling them into the lead. Members pictured are Laurelle Wickersham, who placed tenth with 101, Rylie Mundorf, seventh with 98, Coach Brenda Ricks, Kylee Dougan, tenth with 101, Jessica Sheil, fourth with 96, and

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Geography with Goudge

Once again, the Bearcat football team is ranked #1 and looking forward to their Arrowhead showdown with Central Missouri. There is a similar pattern regarding state emphasis. The Midwest tends to dominate. The index of emphasis for each state is derived by dividing the number of Division II teams a state has by its population.

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