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Geography with Goudge

The 2018-19 AP (Associated Press) NFL All-Pro Team was recently announced. Twenty-eight players representing 14 states and Australia were named to the 1st Team and are mapped based on where they went to high school. The ‘Best of the Best’ hailed from the ‘rust belt,’ the Deep South and West Coast. The states of California

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Jefferson Eagles squads take second in Stanberry Tournament

The Jefferson boys and girls basketball teams placed second in their respective brackets of the Stanberry Tournament. After a delay in the championship games due to weather, the tournament concluded January 14. The girls fell to Stanberry 22-58 and the boys took second to Mound City after a 53-55 loss.

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Lady Trojans take second in Fairfax Tournament

By Dustin Henggeler The Nodaway-Holt Trojans girls basketball team fell 29-48 to the East Atchison Wolves on January 11 in the Fairfax Tournament Championship for a second place finish in the week-long tournament. In the third showdown between the two teams this season, the Trojans entered the matchup Friday night with an 0-2 record against

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Geography with Goudge

The National Football Foundation announced the 2019 College Football Hall of Fame class on January 7. This week’s map looks at the 200 players who played since 1980 and have been inducted. This per capita map based on where the Hall of Famers went to high school indicates predominately rural states, led by Nebraska and

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Lady Bluejays expand offensive threats in win over Rockets

By Dustin Henggeler Despite the success they’ve seen this season, Northeast Nodaway Coach Joyce Stiens knew her team was capable of more. Their  62-37 win over the West Nodaway Rockets on January 4 in Burlington Jct. demonstrated several steps in the right direction Stiens knew the team was capable of. “You never know how a

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Bluejays to compete in South Harrison Invitational

The 2019 annual South Harrison Invitational Basketball Tournament will be held from January 7 to 12. The number three seed Northeast Nodaway girls will begin play against East Harrison at 4:30 pm on Monday. If they win, they will face either Mercer or South Harrison at 7 pm on Thursday. If they lose, they play

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Jefferson, South Nodaway to play in Stanberry Tourney

The Jefferson and South Nodaway basketball teams will compete in the annual Stanberry Invitational Basketball Tournament from January 7 to 12. The number six seed Longhorn girls begin play against North Andrew at 4:30 pm on Monday. If they win, they play at 4:30 pm on Thursday. If they lose, they play at 4:30 pm

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Geography with Goudge

This week’s major college football map features players by hometowns from the 10 teams that played in the five New Year’s Day Bowl games. This group included the Citrus, Outback, Fiesta, Rose and Sugar Bowls representing college teams from 10 different states. The leading states include Mississippi, Iowa, Louisiana, Georgia and Florida. This distribution verifies that the

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Geography with Goudge

Since 1982, the best high school football players in the nation have been selected annually by USA Today. This player production map of 252 All-USA players is based on the past five years and indicates a strong regional concentration in the Deep South. When it comes to recruiting, the Power Five conferences account for 93

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