Sports

Experienced Nodaway-Holt boys team eyes increased competition in 275

By Jacki Wood The Nodaway-Holt boys team returns the majority of its players from last year’s rotation and second-year Head Coach Kevin Dodson said he hopes they won’t miss a beat. “The success we had last year was capitalizing on our athletic ability as a team. We will continue to build on this and make

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Small numbers give Nodaway-Holt girls a unique situation

By Jacki Wood With just six girls playing this year, Nodaway-Holt Head Coach Josh Petersen said all of them will have to be impact players. “It’s kind of a unique situation that we are in,” Petersen said. “But these are the girls that want to play and I appreciate everything they are doing.” Scrimmaging has

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Shipman excited for Mustangs to show who they really are

By Jacki Wood Two senior guards will lead the North Nodaway boys basketball team and help the Mustangs continue the success they saw in last year’s 17-10 team. “I expect our guard play will continue to be our strength,” Head Coach Jake Shipman said, now in his third year at North Nodaway. Senior shooting guard

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North Nodaway girls aim high with returning leaders

By Jacki Wood The North Nodaway girls basketball team has grown alongside its head coach, Sami Jackson, and her assistant and twin, Lindsi, over the last couple of years. And now the Mustangs look to continue that growth and find even more success. “This group has been with me since I started and they are

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South Nodaway boys return core group from 2015-16 team

By Jacki Wood Some roles will change, but the South Nodaway boys basketball team should remain very competitive following last year’s 16-9 season. Sixth-year Head Coach Dustin Skoglund said the team returns the core of the varsity rotation. “(I’m excited) to see the players step into some new roles and pick up where we left

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Talented Longhorns work to improve upon last year’s success

By Jacki Wood An experienced, talented group of juniors and seniors, a hungry, talented group of freshmen and sophomores, and Head Coach Aaron Murphy has a South Nodaway girls team that could do big things this season. “I’m excited to see how much we grow as the season moves along,” Murphy said, now in his

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New coach excited for young, talented Rocket boys team

By Jacki Wood The West Nodaway boys basketball team will have a new head coach again this year. In his first year of coaching, Tad Shotten takes over a young but talented Rocket team that went 12-13 overall and 2-5 in the 275 Conference. “I am excited to see how the team grows and improves

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West Nodaway girls return entire team under new coach

By Jacki Wood The West Nodaway girls basketball team will be under the direction of first-year Head Coach Taylor Dameron, last year’s assistant to the Rockets who went 2-23 overall and 0-7 in the 275 Conference. “We have a lot returning, but also a lot of unknown,” Dameron said. “(I’m) excited to see what we’ll

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Bearcats blank the Bisons, 35-0

Northwest President Dr. John Jasinski welcomes Missouri Governor Jay Nixon to the quarterfinal game on December 3 when the Bearcats beat the Harding University Bisons, 35-0. During a wildcat play, Trevor Zimmerman, Bearcat quarterback, takes a head butt from a Harding defender, an example of the smashmouth football the Bison team tried to hand the

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SN girls win Platte Valley invitational tournament

The South Nodaway girls basketball team triumphed in the PVI tournament on December 2. The team defeated DeKalb, 58-35, taking the lead and keeping it throughout the game. South Nodaway boys and girls basketball teams were seeded #1. Both teams made it to the final round at Bearcat Arena at Northwest. The boys lost to

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