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Geography with Goudge

March Madness is upon us. This proportional symbol map displays the NCAA Div. I basketball teams that have amassed the highest AP Top 25 rankings over the past five years. The largest symbols include, Villanova, Kansas, Virginia, North Carolina and Duke. These programs tend to lie within the basketball heartland or core area. Successful teams

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Geography with Goudge

The eastern half of the country dominates per capita production of men’s major college basketball players. A line from Louisiana through Illinois and onto Maryland in the east includes states that are well above the national average (norm) in production. A little less than 13 percent of the players are foreign. Canada, Australia, Nigeria and

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Jefferson claims state title in historic final season as Eagles

By Brent Johnson For the fifth time in school history, the Jefferson boys took home a state basketball championship. The Eagles, making their first Final Four appearance since 2011, knocked off Dora, 75-65, to claim the 2019 MSHSAA Class 1 Title on March 9 at JQH Arena in Springfield. Strong starts were a recurring theme

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Geography with Goudge

Now that March is here (maybe spring will follow) it’s time to turn our attention to college basketball. This week’s AP Top 25 Poll is mapped by proportional symbols. Gonzaga leads the way, followed by Virginia, North Carolina, Duke and Tennessee. Gonzaga, in the west, is the lone exception to the traditional eastern basketball powers

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Shell-shocked Hounds unable to stop comeback in sectional loss

By Dustin Henggeler From the looks of the first half, the Maryville Spoofhounds boys basketball team was cruising to a Class 3 sectional win over St. Michael the Archangel Guardians. Up 17 points at the half, a complete comeback by the Guardians in the February 27 game handed the Hounds a 59-69 loss to end

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Geography with Goudge

The Alliance of American Football began its first season on February 9.  The new professional league consists of eight teams, each with a 52-player roster, from cities primarily in the southern portion of the country. This per capita map looks at the 416 players that make up the league, based on where they went to

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Geography with Goudge

The 68th NBA All-Star Game was played on February 17. During the past 19 years, 131 different players representing 29 states and 18 countries have made the All-Star roster.  This map is based on the players’ high school state indicates the eastern half of the country, particularly the southeastern states, stands out as the leading per

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Trojans come out on top against Bluejays in district opener

By Dustin Henggeler It’d had been a couple of months since the two teams had faced off, but both Nodaway-Holt and Northeast Nodaway coaches knew it was going to be another close matchup heading in to the opening round of the Class 1 District 16 game in Graham. Seeded fourth and fifth in a bracket,

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Eagles put an end to Longhorns’ season in first round of districts

By Dustin Henggeler Both the Jefferson Eagles and South Nodaway Longhorns have been on the up-and-up since Christmas break, but the Longhorns found themselves struggling against the depth and power that the Eagles brought to the February 18 Class 1 District 16 matchup. A powerful start by Jefferson allowed an early lead that South Nodaway

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