Sports

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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Rocket volleyball continues rebuild under Coach Talmadge

By Jacki Wood Practice Makes Permanent. That’s the team motto for the West Nodaway volleyball team as it enters the 2019 season. Selina Talmadge returns as head coach and will be assisted by Tricia Fast. “Last year was a year for rebuilding as it was my first year with these girls,” Talmadge said. “And we

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Northwest Missouri lawmakers place their bets on squads

A gridiron rivalry between two neighboring colleges moves from the playing field to the halls of government as two northwest Missouri legislators raise the stakes for their favorites. State Sen. Dan Hegeman, R-Cosby, and State Sen. Tony Luetkemeyer, R-Parkville, show their support for colleges in their districts with a friendly wager. On September 5, the

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Junior core to lead young Bluejay softball team

By Jacki Wood The Northeast Nodaway softball team returns a slew of juniors to a fairly young team in 2019. Third-year head coach Mandy Adwell said she is hopeful as the season approaches. “We have a young team coming in so I am hopeful that the older students can teach the younger ones the ropes

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Hard work, communication key to success for Platte Valley softball

By Jacki Wood The Platte Valley softball co-op between Jefferson and South Nodaway enters its fourth season. And the tradition they have built will remain the same. “We always want to improve from the year before,” Coach Shelly Deen said, who is in her ninth year as head coach. She will be assisted by Adam

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Maryville football returns with a vengeance in 2019

By Jacki Wood Vengeance. “Punishment inflicted in retaliation for an injury or offense; retribution” (Merriam-Webster Dictionary). #Vengeance. Motto for the Maryville Spoofhounds football team as it begins the 2019 season. Playing with a vengeance should lead to plenty of the same success fans have seen over the last eight years under the direction of head

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