Sports

Geography with Goudge

The per-capita production of collegiate bowlers by hometown is a good example of a regional sport. In this case, it’s the northeast that dominates. There are 80 NCAA bowling programs and 661 bowlers. The Vanderbilt Commodores won their second national championship, defeating McKendree in the 15th season of the sport this past weekend in St.

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County schools compete in Blue Jay Relays

North-West Nodaway, Platte Valley, South Holt-Nodaway-Holt and Northeast Nodaway participated at the Blue Jay Relays on April 10 in Rock Port. Northeast Nodaway athlete Blair Stoll winds up to throw the discus. For more photos and information, see the printed Nodaway News Leader.

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Geography with Goudge

The Boston Marathon is the oldest continually operating marathon. The 122nd running of the Boston Marathon will take place this Monday, April 16. This map indicates cooler climates host more marathons than warmer climates. The number of marathon race finishers across the nation has steadily grown over the past 40 years. Since 1976, the number

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Maryville baseball routs Cameron at home

The Maryville Spoofhounds baseball team defeated the Cameron Dragons 17-3 on April 5 at home. Spoofhound senior Zach Patton rounds second base. He hit a double and two singles and scored three runs. For more photos and information, see the printed Nodaway News Leader.

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MHS Tennis soaks up sunshine at home meet

The Maryville Spoofhounds tennis team hosted LeBlond on April 4 at Northwest Missouri State University. Senior Patrick Baker anticipates the return at the net as sophomore Jaden Hayes serves in their doubles match. For more photos and information, see the printed Nodaway News Leader.

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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. Michigan, Minnesota-Duluth, Ohio State 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

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Geography with Goudge

Four teams, Duke, five, Connecticut and North Carolina, four each, and Kentucky, three, have won a total of 16 titles in the past 30 years. Once again as in other basketball maps, the eastern half of the country is dominating the sport. Kansas will be facing Villanova, and Michigan will be facing newcomer Loyola Chicago

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Geography with Goudge

2018 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, Louisville and Stanford. All of these teams are still

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