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Local golf enthusiast meets with golf legend

Posted August 19, 2014 at 8:52 pm

Orville Heywood, Maryville golfer, met with the legend Tom Watson on August 18 to visit and enjoy lunch. Tom Watson’s firm is the developing firm of the Mozingo Junior Golf Course, which is under construction and is located northeast of the Mozingo Clubhouse. Watson noted how inspiring Heywood’s donation of $60,000 to the project was to him. Without Heywood’s donation, the short game development area in the center of the course would not have been possible. The area will be named the “Orville Heywood Short Game Development Area.”

    Calling The Shots: Columnist happy this week to be a lifelong fan of KC franchises

    By Dustin Henggeler

    It’s not too often that I get to write about the professional sports teams in the KC area – mostly because there’s not much to write about unless it’s how awesome Sporting KC has become. But somehow I don’t think our entire readership would appreciate that. But this week is quite unique as all three of the Kansas City franchises: Chiefs, Royals and Sporting KC, are at the top of their respective rankings.

    The Chiefs, who have struggled to field a Super Bowl-worthy team

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    NW All-Stars represent Missouri in senior little league regionals

    After winning the Missouri Senior League Championship, the NW All-Stars, coached by Jared Freemyer and Jared Russell and managed by Charlie Coleman, went on to compete in the Central Region playoffs, held August 1-6, in Peru, IL, for a shot at nationals. Up against teams like Ohio, Iowa and Minnesota who have made several national tournaments, the All-Stars had their hands full but were excited for the opportunity to play.

    “The experience was great,” Freemyer said of the tournament.

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    MPR Mini-Triathlon brings out the best of area athletes

     Around 30 individuals and seven teams demonstrated their abilities at the 2014 Mini-Triathlon hosted by Maryville Parks and Recreation on July 2. The event included a 400-meter swim, 10k bike ride and 5k run.

    In the men’s division, the winner was Paul Sheller with an overall time of 47:31 followed by Shawn Scheffe with a time of 50:10 for second place and Colton Blay in third with a time of 51:57. Other finishers of the race were Grant Sutton, 55:32;

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    Where Are They Now? Three Spoofhound tracksters turned Bearcats recap their opportunity

    Three former Spoofhounds who tore up the track in their MHS days have remained in Maryville to represent Bearcat athletics in track and field. Two 2009 MHS graduates, Seth Staashelm and Zeke Winans, and a 2011 graduate, Derrick Schluter, are now Bearcats with Staashelm and Winans recently graduating with their degree and Schluter well on his way to a bright future.

    For each of the three athletes, track has made them better students because of the team accountability and continue a sport they’ve grown

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    Thousands flock to St. Joe for Chiefs Family Day

    KC Wolf, the Kansas City Chiefs mascot, greets fans at the gate for pictures and entertainment. Former Nodaway County resident, Shawn Emerson, was KC Wolf a few days of the training camp including Family Day July 26.

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    Where Are They Now? Schulte duo extends sisterly bond into college sport

    During their years of high school, sisters Jacqueline and Michelle Schulte, daughters of Ben and Tina Schulte, were known for their basketball talents as they led their Northeast Nodaway team statistically during their reign. Being the competitive spirits they were, the sisters also took on golf for something to do in the fall, but the winter was always their “time to shine” as they each found success on the court.

    Taking a pastime to a new level

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    NW Pride brings home the World Series Championship to end regular season

     The NW Pride 12 and under girls fastpitch softball team brought home a first place finish in the VIP Heartland World Series 12C. The tournament was played July 24 through July 27 in Independence.

    The tournament was formatted into seven pools during the pool play portion. From there, the team that finished first place in each pool was placed in the championship bracket. NW Pride finished first place in their pool, so they were placed in the top competitive bracket

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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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