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Former Spoofhound turned Tiger gains national attention

Posted July 11, 2014 at 7:07 pm

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 game, 35 stolen bases in a season, 97 career stolen bases, four stolen bases in a game, 39 runs scored in a season and 112 runs scored in her career are all record-holding stats or at least noteworthy of an athlete’s success.

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    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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    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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    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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    Local team wins tournament held in Hopkins

    The Northwest Shockers were the winners of the State Line League Tournament held June 28 in Hopkins. The team, coached by Gene Steinmeyer and Jeff Patton, is front: Cameron Staples, Sam Steinmeyer, Zach Patton, Quentin Ternus, Chance Hermelink, Hunter Jewett; back: Jackson Alvarez, Cade Gustafson, Lucas Jasinski, Tracer Cordell, Chase Staples. Not pictured is Brady Atwell.

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    Maryville’s Weybrew makes state in three sports his junior year

    Over the course of the 2013-14 school year, Maryville High School junior Brendan Weybrew has attended three state competitions in different sports: football, wrestling and track and field. Those opportunities didn’t come easy as Weybrew spends much of his spare time attending camps and working by himself to better himself through a variety of workouts besides the team practices.

    “The camps I attend range from around all over the Midwest and the camps involve either improving, perfecting or learning

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    Soccer, the world’s most popular sport, is known as football to the rest of the world. It is definitely in the news as the World Cup plays out in Brazil through July 13. This map of men’s collegiate soccer per capita player production indicates the sport has a distinct east coast concentration within the US. Missouri is the top state outside of the east coast. Below are the top five World Cup winners by country since it began in 1930. Latin American countries have won half of

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