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Maryville boxing youth on the prowl for fourth silver gloves title

Posted January 23, 2015 at 3:53 pm

The young and dedicated Elijah Green is back in the ring in search of his fourth National Silver Glove title in six years, winning the title at the age of 10, 11 and 12. Green lost in the finals at the age of 13 and missed last year’s tournament with the decision to try wrestling at MHS.

“Wrestling was a new beginning and a lot different from boxing and it really wasn’t my thing,” Green said about his experiences with wrestling last year. “I wanted to get back to boxing because I was comfortable with it.”

Before Green can fight in the title match, he has to get past regionals first, which are January 23-24 in Chicago. Green, now in the

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    Mustangs take second in Fairfax Tournament

    It was a slow start for the North Nodaway Mustangs in the title game of the Fairfax Tournament as the St. Joesph Christan Lions went on to win the January 17 game 59-46. SJC’s pressure on the inside and speed around the outer defensive ends kept North Nodaway’s scoring duo of Peyton Coleman and Koby Reynolds virtually scoreless in the entire first half as the pair scored just four points together. Both ended the night with double digits, Coleman with 15 and Reynolds with 10, but each

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    South Nodaway boys, girls come out with wins in battle against NE Nodaway

    Neither the South Nodaway boys nor girls had an easy road to victory against the Northeast Nodaway Bluejays January 20 in Barnard. The Lady Longhorns won by 10 in their 39-29 win and the boys won 62-54, but the Bluejays never gave up in either battle.

    There were 109 fouls between the two games, 58 in the girls game and 51 in the boys, which spoke to the eagerness of the stripes to make their role in the game

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    Geography with Goudge

    Now that college football is over, it’s time to turn our attention to basketball. This week’s AP Top 25 major college basketball is mapped by proportional symbols. Kentucky leads the way, followed by Virginia as the only two undefeated teams remaining in the Top 25. The Big 12, with six teams, ACC with five teams and Big 10 with four teams, dominate the landscape. Iowa is the only state to boast three teams in the Top 25.

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    Mustangs take second in Fairfax Tournament

    North Nodaway’s leading scorer against St. Joe Christian, Peyton Coleman, goes up and under a defender on his way to a 15-point game in the Mustang’s 46-59 loss in the Fairfax Tournament championship January 17.

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    Jefferson Lady Eagles win Stanberry Tournament

    Surrounded by North Andrew defenders, Sarah Chor of Jefferson still manages a layup as the Eagles went on to defeat the Cardinals 51-35 in the Stanberry Tournament Championship January 17.

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    Nodaway-Holt girls hold out for second win over Tarkio

    Much like the first meeting of these two teams, the Nodaway-Holt Lady Trojans came out on top, but not without a battle from the Tarkio Indians. This time it was for a Fairfax Tournament opener victory as the Trojans edged out the Indians in a 39-38 win January 13.

    Neither team had a stellar game as both struggled offensively.

    “We would just get rushed when really we just had to slow

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    Mustangs defeat Blue Jays in second tournament showdown

    Just like in the opening round of the Mound City Tournament, the North Nodaway Mustangs routed a frustrated Rock Port Blue Jays team for a victory. This time it was with a 46-33 win in the Fairfax Tournament opener as the Mustangs defeated a team a second time that they haven’t been able to handle in years past.

    “It all has to do with the confidence these guys have,” said Head Coach Jake Shipman of his North Nodaway squad.

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    Lady Mustangs have no trouble with Savannah JV in Fairfax opener

    The ever-improving North Nodaway Mustangs had little difficult handling Savannah’s JV squad in the first round of the Fairfax Tournament as the Mustangs won 49-29 January 13.

    Savannah was kept scoreless for the entirety of the first quarter and most of the second as North Nodaway amassed 14 in the first quarter and added another eight for a halftime lead of 22-7. Madison Thompson had no trouble utlizing her height under the basket in her 19-point performance. Alisha Davison

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    Geography with Goudge

    The National Football Foundation announced the 2015 College Football Hall of Fame class this past week. This week’s map looks at the 154 Players who played since 1980 and have been inducted. This per capita map, based on where the Hall of Famers went to high school, indicates predominately rural states led by Mississippi & Nebraska have produced higher values.

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