Sports

Trojans qualify for nationals in archery

Nodaway-Holt archery student Dakota Allen has qualified to compete in the national archery shoot held in Kentucky, May 11-13. Dakota and her teammates are part of the National Archery in School’s Program (NASP) that was created by Kentucky Departments of Fish and Wildlife Resources and Department of Education in 2001. The program is open to

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Geography with Goudge

Now that college basketball is over, another winter sport, college ice hockey, is having its Frozen Four this weekend. Denver, Harvard, Minnesota-Duluth and Notre Dame are in the finals. The per-capita production of hockey players by high school state/country is a good example of a regional sport. Obviously, the availability of ice is important for

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New MHS club allows anglers to fish competitively

It’s been a couple of years in the making, but there’s now a high school competitive fishing team in Maryville. The Maryville High School Bass Fishing team is technically a club through MHS but competitively fish under Teen Anglers, a fishing circuit for Missouri high school clubs. Matt Webb agreed to coach the team after

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MHS rugby club introduces athletes to new sport

Over the last several years, rugby has gained popularity in the United States and even in the Midwest. The Nodaway County Rugby Football Club started four years ago. And this year, Maryville Assistant Principal Craig Borey, who played college rugby, spearheaded the efforts to start a high school club. While rugby is not a MSHSAA-sanctioned

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Easter becomes PGA certified

Mozingo Lake and Recreational Park Head Golf Pro Kyle Easter completed his professional certification in March, earning the title of class A-1 head golf professional with the Professional Golfer’s Association (PGA). The certification is an intense and challenging course. Individuals are given eight years to complete all the tasks before their application is void and

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Northwest Bearcats achieve athletic milestone with championship win

Northwest Missouri State University became the first school in Division II history to win a football and men’s basketball title in the same academic year with a 71-61 victory over Fairmont State in the national championship game March 25 in Souix Falls, SD. A packed house of Bearcat fans witnessed the home team never trailing

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Geography with Goudge

Four teams, Duke – five, Connecticut – four, Kentucky and North Carolina – three each, have won a total of 15 titles in the past 30 years. Once again, as in other basketball maps, the eastern half of the country is dominating basketball. North Carolina will be facing newcomers Gonzaga, Oregon and South Carolina in

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Geography with Goudge

2017 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball March Madness is now down to the Sweet Sixteen. This proportional-symbol map displays the teams that have amassed the highest AP Top 25 Poll finishes over the past five years. The largest symbols include Connecticut, Notre Dame, Baylor, South Carolina, Maryland, Stanford and Louisville, all teams that are still

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Bearcats punch their ticket

Top seeded Northwest Missouri pulled out a 55-52 win in a low-scoring game over second seed Southwest Minnesota State to earn a spot in the NCAA Division II Elite Eight. The Bearcats won the battle at the line shooting .750 from the charity strip while allowing the SWMSU just one make in four attempts. Bearcat

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