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This weekend is the Final of the 2019 NCAA Men’s Div. I Ice Hockey ‘Frozen Four’ being held in Buffalo, NY. This proportional symbol map displays the team champions over the last 30 years.  Boston College leads with four, followed by Denver and North Dakota with three each.  Denver, Massachusetts, Providence and Minnesota-Duluth are the

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Geography with Goudge

March Madness culminates with the Final Four this weekend. Four teams (Duke-5, Connecticut & North Carolina-4 each, and Kentucky-3) have won a total of 16 titles in the past 30 years. Once again, as in other basketball maps, the eastern half of the country is dominating the sport. Virginia will be facing newcomer Auburn and

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Big win gives Spoofhound baseball confidence boost

By Dustin Henggeler Starting off the season with two shutout losses wasn’t easy, but Maryville Baseball Coach Carson Riedel knew his team was capable of more. That was proven April 1 when Maryville went four innings against East Buchanan, winning 18-3 and putting the mercy rule into motion. “I knew once we got the bats

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Lady Hounds soccer go 2-0 after win over Lafayette

By Dustin Henggeler It wasn’t the style of win Maryville Soccer Coach Dale Reuter wanted for his girls, but the 2-1 win was a victory nonetheless on March 26 in the home match over Lafayette. “I expected more from us in our win against Savannah and I expected more from the girls tonight,” he said,

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Geography with Goudge

The 2019 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball March Madness is now down to the Sweet Sixteen. This proportional symbol map displays the teams that have amassed the highest AP Top 25 Poll finishes over the past five years. The largest symbols include Connecticut, Notre Dame, Baylor, South Carolina and Louisville. All teams that are still

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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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