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Geography with Goudge

The NFL Draft concluded this past weekend after picking 254 players over seven rounds, representing 40 states and two countries. This per capita map displays The ‘Pigskin Cult’ or Deep South producing the greatest number of elite football players.  Two conferences, the SEC (25 percent) and the Big Ten (16 percent), accounted for 41 percent

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Geography with Goudge

The per capita production of women collegiate bowlers by hometown is a good example of a regional sport. In this case, it’s the northeast which dominates. There are 83 NCAA bowling programs and 706 bowlers. The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks won their second National Championship defeating Vanderbilt on April 13 in Wickliffe, OH. The NCAA

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Geography with Goudge

The oldest continually operating marathon is the Boston Marathon.  The 123rd running of the Boston Marathon took place this on Monday, April 15. This map indicates cooler climates host more marathons than warmer climates on a per-capita basis. The number of marathon race finishers across the nation has steadily grown over the past 40 years.  Since

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Maryville tennis bests SW Valley in home matchup

Maryville’s Ethan Stone uses his quick reaction to get the edge in the duos match as he and Cade Gustafson won 8-3. The Spoofhounds defeated SW Valley 7-2 on April 15 at Northwest Missouri State University. See more of Dustin’s photos in the 4/18 printed edition.

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Geography with Goudge

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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