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NBA All-Star Players, 2001-2020 “The 69th NBA All-Star Game played this past Sunday in Chicago was billed as one of the best ever.  140 different players representing 29 states and 18 countries have made the All-Star roster during the past 20 years.  This map based on the players’ high school state indicates the eastern half of

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Geography with Goudge

XFL Players per Capita, 2020 “The latest version of professional football got under way last weekend with the beginning of the XFL season.  TV ratings and ticket sales were good for the new league that consists of eight teams. The XFL will play a 10-week schedule and 2-week playoff culminating with the championship game on

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ESPN Top 300 Football Recruits, 2020 “Wednesday, February 5th was National Signing Day.  No event garners as much media attention in the life of a young man (high school senior) than Signing Day.  This small sample, of the 300 top high school football recruits according to ESPN, highlights the ‘Pigskin Cult’.  This region from Texas

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Nodaway-Holt courtwarming royalty crowned

The 2020 Nodaway-Holt courtwarming royalty was crowned during the January 24 ballgame. The queen was Sarah Noble, daughter of Rob and Kayla Moore, Graham and the king was Will Peter, who is the son of Rex and Vanessa Peter, Graham.

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NFL Super Bowl Champions, 1967-2019 “This weekend’s Super Bowl marks the 54th game since starting in 1967.  20 different teams have at least one Super Bowl victory.  Pittsburgh and New England with six trophies each lead all teams, followed by Dallas, New England & San Francisco with five each, Green Bay & New York Giants

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Geography with Goudge

“The 2019-20 AP (Associated Press) NFL All-Pro Team was recently announced.  28 players representing 18 states were named to the 1st Team and are mapped based on where they went to high school.  The ‘Best of the Best’ hailed from the ‘rust belt’, the Deep South and West Coast.  The state of California led with five

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PV outmaneuvers both Bluejay teams

Platte Valley’s Aubrey Mattson looks on as teammate Claire Galbraith rebounds the ball in the 55-9 win over Northeast Nodaway. NEN players Cassy Redden and Anne Schieber move to hinder Galbraith’s throw. PV player Dalton Luke forces NEN Reed McIntyre to maneuver to the outside to attempt a shot on the hoop in the 70-31

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Classmate reaches out to help Special Olympics athlete

Eugene Field Elementary fourth grader, Beckett Kendrick, wanted to give his classmate, Emmet, the opportunity to compete as a Special Olympics (SO) athlete in basketball. Beckett, son of Tiffany and Matt Kendrick, Maryville, has volunteered to be a unified player with the under-12 3-on-3 basketball team. “I think they should get to play other sports

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Geography with Goudge

“The Bearcat men’s basketball team is currently ranked 2nd in the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Rankings with a 15-1 record. They will begin a three-game home stand by hosting Missouri Western this weekend at Bearcat Arena.  This proportional symbol map displays the #1 ranked Bellarmine Knights with the largest basketball in north central

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Blay honored for 1000th point

West Nodaway junior Tyler Blay shot his 1,000th point during the January 7 game against the North Nodaway Mustangs. He was congratulated by this year’s coaches to his right, Cole Thompson, Cole Crawford, Brandon Phipps and last year’s coaches to his left; Kolton Jones and Dylan Hagey. Coach Phipps said, “Blay is one of the

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