The Maryville High School Spoofhound boys basketball team took home the Class 3 District 16 District Championship with the win over the Penney High School Hornets at Hamilton on February 24. The final score was 62-52 with the Hounds dominating play throughout the game. Despite unfavorable weather conditions, the loyal student section was there supporting
The eastern half of the country dominates per-capita production of men’s major college basketball players. A line from Louisiana through Illinois and onto Maryland in the east includes all states that are well above the national average or norm in production. Twelve percent of the players are from outside the US. March Madness will soon
Four Maryville High School wrestlers competed at the Class 2 MSHSAA state tournament February 15 and 16 in Columbia. Senior Jackson Sanders had the best showing for the Spoofhounds, making it to the final eight in the 170 weight class, with two wins and two losses. For more photos and information, see the printed Nodaway
District tournament play on February 21 saw the Jefferson Eagles Boys Basketball team dominate the West Nodaway Rockets. Final score was 84-44. Clayton Merrigan goes up strong during the Eagle win. He was the Eagles high scorer with 17 points. For more photos and information, see the printed Nodaway News Leader.
The North Nodaway Mustangs girls basketball team finished the season with a first round loss to the Rock Port Blue Jays, 33-43, on February 19 at Northeast Nodaway in Ravenwood. Concentrated effort in the second half of play saw the Mustangs out score the Blue Jays by one point in the third quarter and trail
The 67th NBA All-Star Game was played February 18. Players numbering 126 and representing 29 states and 18 countries have made the All-Star roster during the past 18 years. This map based on players’ high school state indicates that the eastern half of the country, particularly the southeastern states, stands out as the leading per-capita
he North Nodaway Mustangs girls basketball team finished the season with a first round loss to the Rock Port Blue Jays, 33-43, on February 19 at Northeast Nodaway in Ravenwood. Concentrated effort in the second half of play saw the Mustangs out score the Blue Jays by one point in the third quarter and trail
NH boys lose to Jefferson 40-74; girls lose 22-49. Seniors crowned as Courtwarming royalty were queen Kaitlynn Grasty, daughter of Sheri and Dale Grasty, and king Tad Smock, son of Jessie and Josh Smock. For more photos and information, see the printed Nodaway News Leader.
Just like the northern countries are dominating the 2018 Winter Olympic medal tally, northern states dominate this per-capita map. It is based on the state where the Olympic medalists went to high school. Team USA has collected a total of 282 gold, silver and bronze medals since the Winter Olympic era began in 1924. There
Northeast Nodaway Bluejays saw two wins on February 9 in the Homecoming domination of the Osborn Wildcats. The girls Bluejay basketball team held on to part of its substantial lead to end the night 49-40. The boys Bluejay team pulled ahead of the Wildcats from the get-go to keep widening the gap with a final