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Where Are They Now? Lifelong Bearcat fan gets her chance to represent Northwest

Posted July 25, 2014 at 5:34 pm

This is the first in a series about local prep athletes who went on to play sports in college.

As far back as Baylee Scarbrough can remember, she had always wanted to be a Bearcat. Some changes have been made with her childhood infatuation with the green and white, such as her move from cheerleading to softball as she grew up over the years and came to love the sport of softball as much as being a Bearcat.

“Growing up I always wanted to be a Bearcat, specifically a Bearcat cheerleader,” Scarbrough said. “But through the years, after trying many different things like playing the piano, kicking a soccer ball, dancing and cheerleading, I found that what I loved the most

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    Mustangs end weekend with North Division title

    Topping the North Division for the past few weeks, the St. Joseph Mustangs were the target of every team for all of July as the weeks of the MINK Division came to a close. Into the final weekend, the Mustangs were in need of every possible win to clinch the title and they got just enough to hold onto the top spot.

    The Mustangs began their weekend with a split doubleheader July 17 against the Chillicothe Mudcats, second place

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    NW All-Star team takes second at state

    A NW All-Start team took second place at the July 18-20, Missouri state tournament. The team is front: Johnny Carlson, Chet Spire, Spencer Weir, Cameron Watson, Shey Cooper; back: Coach Victor West, Korbin Koch, Rowdy West, Trey Schieber, Brad Hailey, Tevin Cameron and Manager Charlie Coleman. Not pictured is Cole Durbin.

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    Geography with Goudge

    Summer is the time to swim for most of us. College swimmers, on the other hand, train year round. Access to indoor swimming facilities is more common in the north and suburban areas, resulting in the swimming belt that runs through the northern half of the country and in particular the northeast quarter of the US. Connecticut leads with approximately 3.25 times the national average, followed by Virginia and fellow northeast state New Jersey then Midwest power Indiana. It is apparent from this map that college swimming

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    Young athlete with local ties competes on national baseball team

    Over the last several years, national baseball league teams in Clarinda, IA, have grown substantially. Over the last three years, the Clarinda Junior A’s program has grown to three teams, an 8U, 9U and 10U teams.

    Started by JJ Bond of Clarinda, the program is part of the United States Specialty Sports Association, USSSA, league which includes teams from Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa. JJ’s son, Britton, has played since he was seven and is now on the 10U team.

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    Seniors make the most of the July weather with a day of golf

    Nearly 60 seniors took to the links July 8 at Mozingo Golf Course for the weekly senior outing. The first place team, with a score of 52, was Dave Lewis, Charlie Wilmes, Floyd Hook and Jerry Brekke. In second place, with a score of 52, was Joe Conrad, Dick Logan, Doyle Jensen and Jim Hazen.

    Jim Waldeier congratulates Kermit Posten who just sank a chip-in.

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    Former Spoofhound turned Tiger gains national attention

    When Taylor Gadbois left Maryville High School with her softball talents, she went to the big college of Mizzou in 2012 where she was redshirted. Two years into the Mizzou softball program, Gadbois has since then recorded excellent numbers at the Division I level and has picked up on national attention.

    At MHS, Gadbois was a four-time All-MEC, three-time all-district, two-time all-state and all-region honoree. Her .571 career batting average, 44 hits in a season, five hits in a

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    Geography with Goudge

    The 85th Annual Major League Baseball All-Star game will be held Tuesday, July 15. This week’s map of Major League Baseball All-Star players over the past 10 years, a total of 280 players, is based upon where the players attended high school. States in the south and west are the leading per capita producers of All-Stars. There have been 74, or 26 percent of All-Stars, from overseas in the last decade. California leads the states with 47, or 17 percent, of all All-Stars. The Dominican Republic is

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    Trojanettes team wins in Columbia

    The Trojanettes 10U team went undefeated and brought home another championship trophy from the Show-Me Shootout in Columbia June 21-22. The Trojanettes have finished first in its last two tournaments. The team is front: Aubrey Watkins, Shaley Swaney, Kendall Hux, Michaela Sybert, Taryn Hunter; middle: Maya Watkins, Gracie Kelsey, Sydnee Deen, Taijha Lyle, Bryn Arevalo, Raelynn Erisman; back: Coaches Shelly Deen, Jim DeFreece, Dustin Lyle and Shane Hux.

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    Geography with Goudge

    This map displays the hometowns of the United States Men’s National Soccer Team. Team USA is made up of players from throughout the country as well as four players who were born overseas to at least one American parent. The distribution of the 23 players on Team USA resembles last week’s NNL College Soccer map that was dominated by states along the east coast and the Midwest. With a loss to Belgium, the US are now out of World Cup 2014.


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