Sports

Staples signs with Northwest

Maryville senior Zach Staples signed a letter of intent on March 15 to attend Northwest Missouri State University, competing in track and field. Those pictured are, front: Zach’s brother, Justin Staples; mother, Jen Staples; Zach; father, Devin Staples; back: Zach’s brother, Jaxon Staples; Distance Coach Rodney Bade; grandparents, Becky and Ron Dew; and Track Coach

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Rockets lose to Spoofhound freshmen 18-8

The West Nodaway baseball team lost to the Maryville freshmen 18-8 on March 19 at Maryville. West Nodaway first baseman Damon Andrews anticipates the ball as Maryville’s Caleb Kreizinger slides safely back to first base. For more photos and information, see the printed Nodaway News Leader.

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Northwest falls in first round of NCAA Central Region tournament, 60-50

The Northwest Missouri State University mens basketball team fell to Minnesota State 60-50 in the first round of the NCAA Central Region Tournament held in Maryville on March 12. Northwest finished the season with a 27-4 record. Chris-Ebou Ndow shoots from the outside. He scored the most points with 21 and had 13 rebounds. For

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Geography with Goudge

March Madness is upon us. This proportional-symbol map displays the NCAA Division I basketball teams that have amassed the highest finishes over the past five years. The largest symbols include Villanova, Kansas, Kentucky, Arizona, Virginia, Duke and North Carolina. These programs tend to lie within the basketball heartland or core area. Successful teams over this

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Nodaway County Rugby trains hard

Members of the Nodaway County rugby team train hard during practice on March 8. Aiden Cullin and Keiren Watkins reach for a tackle during practice. For more photos and information, see the printed Nodaway News Leader.

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Maryville loses quarterfinals to Hogan Prep

The Maryville boys lost the quarterfinals to Hogan Prep 57-47, at Lee’s Summit High School, ending their season March 3 with a record of 24-5. Junior Eli Dowis, goes up with force for a layup while getting fouled. For more pictures and information, see the printed Nodaway News Leader.

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Geography with Goudge

The Bearcat men’s basketball team has moved up two spots to fifth in the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Rankings after their MIAA Tournament Championship in Kansas City this past weekend. They will be hosting the Central Region Championship Tournament this weekend, March 10, 11 and 13, at Bearcat Arena. This proportional-symbol map indicates

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Hounds are district champs

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

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Geography with Goudge

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

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MHS wrestlers compete at state in Columbia

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

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