Sports

Matt Keeley to be next Bearcat Men’s Basketball Coach

Northwest Missouri State University Director of Athletics Andy Peterson has selected Matt Keeley as the 21st head men’s basketball coach in program history. “I’m very confident in bringing Coach Keeley on board to lead our men’s basketball program,” Peterson said. “I’ve known him for a long time having scrimmaged, coached and recruited against him over

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Geography with Goudge

Men’s College Ice Hockey Champions, 1990-2023 Last weekend was the 2024 NCAA Men’s Div. I Ice Hockey ‘Frozen Four’. It was held in St. Paul, MN. This proportional symbol map displays the team champions over the last 34 years. Boston College and Denver led with four, followed by Minnesota-Duluth and North Dakota with three each. 

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Spoofhound tennis takes down Benton

The Maryville Spoofhound Tennis Team defeated Benton 9-0 on April 4 at Northwest Missouri State University. Maryville has started the season 4-1, with their lone loss coming against Savannah on March 20. Head Coach Nicole McGinness got her 100th win as head coach on April 3 against Cameron.

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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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