Sports

Thunder use big inning to outlast Mustangs

By Morgan Guyer The Nodaway Valley Thunder defeated North Nodaway 14-4 on April 4 in Burlington Jct. After North Nodaway scored three runs in the top of the fourth inning to tie the game at 4-4, it was looking like it would be a close game heading into the final innings. That was until Nodaway

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Geography with Goudge

Men’s Basketball National Champions, 1988-2023 “March Madness will crown a champion this week.  Five teams (Connecticut & Duke-5 each, North Carolina-4, Kansas & Kentucky-3) have won a total of 20 titles in the past 36 years.  Once again, as in previous college basketball maps the eastern half of the country is dominating the sport. Connecticut

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Bluejays fall to East Atchison in close battle

The Northeast Nodaway Bluejays lost to East Atchison 4-6 on March 28. The Bluejays fell behind 6-0 after four innings in Ravenwood, but were able to rally back with four runs. The comeback fell short in the end however. Full coverage can be found on Page 17 of the NNL.

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Local teams open track season

The Nodaway Valley, North Nodaway, Platte Valley and Northeast Nodaway track teams started their season at the Worth County Early Bird on March 21. See photos on Page 13 of this week’s NNL.

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Pitch Night is at BJ AL

The Rolla Dicks American Legion Auxiliary will hold a pitch night at 6 pm, Saturday, March 30 at American Legion Building in Burlington Jct. The pitch buy in is $10 per person. It’s a progressive style, 10 games, four hands each. Bring snacks to share. Drinks are provided. Proceeds will support veterans and other projects.

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Geography with Goudge

Women’s Basketball National Champions, 1982-2023 Madness is down to the Sweet Sixteen. This map of Women’s National Basketball Champions from 1982-2023 indicates a national spread from coast to coast. .  Only 16 different teams have won a national title since the NCAA started crowning women’s champions in 1982. Four teams (Connecticut-11, Tennessee=8, Baylor-3 & Stanford-3)

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Maryville School promotes Matt Webb the new athletic director

The Maryville R-II School District announced the appointment of Matt Webb as the new athletic director in a March 21 news release. It notes, “With a wealth of experience spanning over two decades in coaching, including successful stints at the high school and collegiate levels, Mr. Webb brings a proven track record of leadership and

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Geography with Goudge

Women’s Basketball AP Top 25 Rankings, 2020-2024 The 2024 NCAA Div. I Women’s Basketball March Madness teams were recently announced.  They will play their first and second round games this weekend. This proportional symbol map displays the teams that have amassed the highest AP Top 25 Poll finishes over the past five years. The maximum

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