Sports

PV football tackle their way through heat

 Members of the Platte Valley football team worked on tackling drills and techniques during football camp. Murphy and Clayton Wilmes run a blocking play while the coaches give feedback. For more photos, see the printed Nodaway News Leader.

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Geography with Goudge

Three new players, Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez, will be inducted into Major League Baseball’s Hall of Fame this weekend in Cooperstown, NY. Let’s look at where the best 249 hall of fame players of all-time call home. This week’s map of hall of fame player inductees, since it’s inception in 1936, is

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All Stars Majors win district, Advance to state at DeSoto

The 2017 Northwest All Stars Majors team won the district tournament last week and is headed to the state tournament this week. The district tournament was July 8-13 in Eagleville. The Northwest All Stars went undefeated in tournament play and outscored their opponents 66-3. They will now play in the state tournament, Thursday through Monday,

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Bluejays learn to elbow their way through softball camp

Northwest Missouri State University Head Softball Coach Ryan Anderson and Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Joe Quinlin worked with Northeast Nodaway students, giving them tips and feedback during their softball camp. Anderson instructed the girls to keep their elbows up, especially the back elbow, when throwing or catching and then let the arm snap forward.

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Geography with Goudge

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

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Spoofhounds chip away the summer

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

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NW Force wins state softball championship

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

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Sharks end year honoring swim team coaches

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

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Geography with Goudge

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.

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Geography with Goudge

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

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