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Geography with Goudge

This year’s 82nd annual NFL draft that begins April 27 includes 103 underclassmen or early graduates that had football eligibility remaining. This per-capita map displays 29 states producing players that declared early for the draft. Southern states produced the greatest number, highlighting an area known as the Pigskin Cult. The Midwest and western states account

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Longhorns take conference doubleheader wins over Rockets

By Dustin Henggeler The Platte Valley Longhorns picked up two conference victories over West Nodaway in back-to-back fashion as they defeated the Rockets in a doubleheader April 17 at Beal Park. The victories were by scores of 6-1 in game one and 15-10 in game two. “We’re a young team that still has a lot

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Lady Spoofhounds lose from penalty kicks

The Maryville girls soccer team lost to Chillicothe, 3-4, April 18 in penalty kicks. Sophomore Kate Yocum steals the ball from Chillicothe. For more photos see the April 20, 2017 printed Nodaway News Leader.

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Geography with Goudge

You don’t have to live by a beach to play beach volleyball. But, it helps! The per-capita production of Division I beach volleyball players is greatest in the southwest and west with Hawaii leading followed by California, Arizona and New Mexico. California produces 255 or 31.2 percent of all players. There are 53 Division I

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SHNH boys claim top spot at Stanberry Invite

By Dustin Henggeler SHNH athletes in top five: Eric Ottman placed second in the 200-meter dash with a time of 24.60; Brody Day placed fifth in the 200-meter dash with a time of 25.30; Reagan Morris won the 400-meter dash with a time of 54.20; Timothy Mitchell placed second in the 400-meter dash with a

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Geography with Goudge

The oldest continually-operating marathon is the Boston Marathon. The 121st running of the Boston Marathon will take place this Monday, April 17. The number of marathon race finishers across the nation has steadily grown over the past 40 years. Since 1976, the number of race finishers has grown from 25,000 to more than a half

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Spoofhounds brave hail, rain to play golf at Mozingo

The Maryville High School boys played Lafayette and Savannah in a golf match during torrential rains, high wind, hail and even a few moments of sunshine on April 5. Lafayette’s coach pulled his players after the hail went through while Savannah and Maryville continued to play a few more holes. Maryville’s head coach Brenda Ricks

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