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Geography with Goudge

Posted June 29, 2015 at 1:00 pm

The FIFA Women’s Soccer World Cup is being played in Canada. This map displays the hometowns of the United States Women’s National Soccer Team. The team consists of 23 players, dominated by east and west coast states. St. Louis has two players. Team USA, currently ranked No. 2 in the world, plays China this Friday in the quarterfinals.

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    Team with local ties has success in Olathe

    St. Joseph Hazard 14U placed second in the Red Shale Tournament held June 13-14 at Lone Elm OGSA in Olathe, KS. The team played six games at the tournament with four wins and two losses.

    The St. Joseph Hazard 14U team is front: Maddison Gerhardt, Keylee Buxton, Jackie Cox, Alan Adkison, Whitnea Scanlan; back: Jade Kass, Jacklyn Hersh, Jordon Smith, Taylor Williams, Ryleigh Frankum and Kamrin Mauzey.

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    South Nodaway softball sees success

    The South Nodaway 11U softball girls got second place in the recently held Jefferson Tournament.

    The South Nodaway team is front: Tina Turpin, Sierra Wiederholt, Madelyn Swinford, Delaney Wolf; middle: Sarah Langford, Stephanie Turpin, Payton Walker, Kloey Dymond, Ally Earl, Tejay Freemyer, Jessica Davis, Alex Downing; back: Coaches Jim Wiederholt and Becky Swinford.

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    Where are they now? Former Spoofhound golfer, track star picks up on the sport of rugby

    This is the first in a series of features of former local athletes that have gone on to play college sports.

    Rugby is not a sport typically played in the midwest, but the activity is huge in the northeastern part of the country including Boston College. That’s where Jess Pfost currently attends college toward a double major in communications and hispanic studies. Along with her studies, Pfost is interning with a non-profit in Boston this summer.

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    Mozingo golf academy helps young golfers develop

    Older students in the golf academy spent time on the driving range, perfecting their grips, stance and form for long distance hits. The Mozingo Lake Youth Golf Academy is held each week and features approximately 160 kids eager to learn basic golf etiquette and skills.

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    Sharks win June 20 Maryville Invite at the MAC

    Maryville Sharks Avery Baker, Emily Yocom and Athena Groumoutis take off in the girls 11-12 50-meter backstroke event. Baker finished in 22nd with a time of 1:01.10. Yocom finished in 24th with a time of 1:01.77 and Groumoutis placed 26th overall with a time of 1:03.35.

    The Sharks won the event over teams such as Clarinda, Nebraska City and Atlantic with the help of good numbers, talented swimmers.

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    Redden wins national champion title at Tennessee rodeo

    Chris Redden, Ravenwood, recently won a national title and reserve national title at the June 5 Extreme Cowboy Association Cowboy Racing National Finals in Tennessee.

    On Cisco, Redden was named the national champion in the professional division which earned Redden a trip to the 2016 Calgary Stampede Cowboy Up Challenge in Canada. On Joes Baron Colonel aka Drover, Redden was named the reserve national champion in the green horse division.

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    Rain can’t stop runners in 13th Annual Maryville Marathon & Chamber Classic

    Nearly 250 runners took off early in the morning on June 13 for the 13th Annual Maryville Marathon and Chamber Classic including the half marathon, 10K and 5K. The overall winner of the marathon was Timothy Shepherd of Knoxville, IA, with a time of 2:47.59. The women’s marathon winner was Camille Herron of Warr Acres, OK, with a time of 2:54.26 which is a new Maryville Marathon record, three minutes under the previous record.

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    Geography with Goudge

    The College World Series begins this weekend in Omaha. Looking at the champions from the past 40 years indicates the farther south a team is located, the greater their chances of winning the series. Oregon State is the lone exception of a northern team winning back-to-back titles in 2006 and 2007. LSU leads the list with six titles followed by Arizona, California State Fullerton, Miami and Texas with four titles each;and Southern Cal, Arizona State, Oregon State, South Carolina and Stanford with two apiece.

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    NW Pride 12U finds early success

    The Northwest Pride 12U girls fastpitch team started its season placing first, second and third in the first three tournaments. The Pride placed third in the MSP Love Week Mother’s Day Celebration in Independence May 8-9. The next weekend they continued on to play in the Charlie Brown Special, also in Independence, where they took the championship. May 29-30 the competition continued in the Hawaiian Hitfest in Lee’s Summit. The tournament had 29 teams competing and the Pride came out placing second to NW Arkansas Knockouts.

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  • Maryville, MO
  • Temperature: 70°F
  • Wind: ENE at 4 mph
  • Sunrise: 6:54 am GMT-5
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