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South Nodaway sweeps West Nodaway at home

The South Nodaway Longhorn boys and girls teams defeated West Nodaway December 13 in Burlington Jct. The girls put away a 58-15 victory as the boys followed suit with a 53-32 win of their own. West Nodaway unable to put away points The biggest problem for West Nodaway was not finding opportunities, but converting those

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Geography with Goudge: Bearcats make history, ranked #1 in two sports

The Bearcats are ranked #1 in the D2Football.com Top 25 Poll as they travel to Kansas City, KS, this week to take on the 3rd ranked North Alabama Lions for the NCAA Division II National Championship. This week’s proportional symbol map displays the Bearcats with the largest football and #25 Colorado Mesa with the smallest

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Bearcat football returns to national championship

For the second consecutive year, the Northwest Missouri State University football team will play for an NCAA Division II national championship at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kan. The game will be at the home of Sporting Kansas City, one of the premier athletic facilities in the nation. Game time is scheduled for 3

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Jefferson boys to compete in new conference

By Jacki Wood The Jefferson boys basketball team will reload and make another postseason run after losing a strong senior class last year. Head Coach Tim Jermain, now in his 17th year at Jefferson and 27th overall, said he’s looking forward to watching his team grow. “This year’s team has a lot of inexperience,” he

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Hardworking Jefferson girls focus on another successful season

By Jacki Wood After another deep postseason run last year, which ended at sectionals with a loss to Mound City, the Jefferson girls basketball team returns mostly intact. The Eagles lost two seniors to graduation, Jessie Henry, leading scorer and rebounder, and Vanessa Holtman. “We will need some players to step up to make up

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Stoecklein expects ‘big’ things from his Spoofhounds this year

By Jacki Wood If you’re looking for exciting, fast, high-energy basketball, you’ll want to watch the Maryville boys this year. That’s what Head Coach Matt Stoecklein is expecting from his players, many of whom went directly from the state championship football game to basketball practice the next day. Stoecklein has several top-returning players this year

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Maryville girls continue to grow under Albrecht

By Jacki Wood The Maryville girls basketball team hopes to build on last year’s season under Head Coach Quentin Albrecht, now in his second year at MHS. “Last year was a year of growth, learning a new system and learning to work together for a common goal,” Albrecht said. “We plan on continuing to improve

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Maryville wrestling jumps up to Class 2

By Jacki Wood Senior state qualifier Matt Twaddle will lead the Maryville wrestling team this year as the Spoofhounds make the move to Class 2. Twaddle has qualified for state the past three seasons and looks to compete once again alongside other returning lettermen Treyton Paris, Brenden Ware, Jarrett Partridge, Jackson Sanders, Jacob Search and

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Northeast Nodaway girls approaching season in ‘whole new way’

By Jacki Wood With the loss of four strong seniors from last year’s 16-9 Northeast Nodaway girls basketball team, the Bluejays are approaching this season much differently. “We will need to approach this season in a whole new way,” Joyce Stiens said, now in her second year as head coach. The four graduates were Dallis

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