Sports

New runners add depth for Platte Valley cross country team

By Jacki Wood The Platte Valley girls cross country team will be fairly young as it enters the 2019 season but head coach Julie McConkey will look to her returning runners for leadership. “We are a young team, but we have strong leadership from our more experienced runners,” McConkey said, who enters her third year

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Spoofhound runners return abundance of experience

By Jacki Wood The Maryville High School boys and girls cross country teams return intact after having no seniors on last year’s team. And the Spoofhounds will look to use that experience to achieve conference and postseason success. “We expect to have a similar, and hopefully more successful, season than last in regards to team

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Future looks bright for Musket cross country team

By Jacki Wood The North-West Nodaway Muskets cross country team returns a strong core of runners who were the 275 Conference champs in 2018 and placed third at districts. And with no seniors on the team, the future looks bright for the North Nodaway and West Nodaway co-op. “If the boys work hard, we can

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Nodaway County native soars playing professional basketball

By Kathryn Rice Megan Rosenbohm, Graham, is preparing to start her second year as a professional basketball player with the BK Liepaja LSSS team in Latvia. Latvia is on the Baltic sea between Lithuania and Estonia by Russia. Rosenbohm has learned a bit of the language, however, practices are conducted in English. Students begin learning

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Spoofhound soccer sees ‘no easy games’ in tough conference

By Jacki Wood As the 2019 fall season approaches, the Maryville boys soccer team will look quite different than it did last year, when the Spoofhounds were crowned district champs and had a 12-4-1 record. “The team lost seven seniors from last season,” head coach Dale Reuter said, who is now in his third year

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New faces take the court for Spoofhound tennis team

By Jacki Wood The Maryville girls tennis team will look notably different this season following the graduation of five varsity players from the 2018 squad. Head coach Nicole McGinness enters her 10th year with the Spoofhounds and said she is looking forward to the season despite how different it will be from last year. “We

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Spoofhound girls golf team not deterred by low numbers

By Jacki Wood The Maryville girls golf team returns last year’s Midland Empire Conference champion and All-State medalist in Emily Long. But the team also graduated three members who helped the Spoofhounds place fifth at state. “We saw a lot of success last year,” head coach Brenda Ricks said, who is in her 19th year

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‘Seasoned’ Spoofhound volleyball team eyes state run

By Jacki Wood The Maryville girls volleyball team returns nearly intact from the 2018 season, and after going 20-11-4 and falling in the district championship to Smithville, the Spoofhounds are looking for a strong postseason run in 2019. Miranda Foster takes over coaching responsibilities for the Hounds after having previously coached for three years at

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Mustang volleyball team looks to build in second season of existence

By Jacki Wood The North Nodaway volleyball team begins its second year of competition this fall. After only playing in 10 games last year, the Mustangs have a full schedule complete with conference matchups. “We saw a lot of improvement in our young girls (last year) and we plan to continue that improvement this year,”

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Trojan volleyball will focus on fundamentals to improve

By Jacki Wood Compete. Play hard. Have fun. That’s the team goal for this year’s Nodaway-Holt volleyball team along with head coach Tobie Bohannon, in her sixth year with the Trojans, and assistant coach Taylor Miles. Bohannon hopes her team can build on the confidence and skill they exhibited toward the end of last season.

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