Sports

SHNH Spartans return entire team for 2016

By Jacki Wood In just its second year as a co-op, the South Holt/Nodaway-Holt Spartans are primed to make a deep postseason run in 2016. “We have everyone back from last year’s team so I think that we should be pretty competitive in all our games,” fifth-year head coach and offensive coordinator, Josh Petersen, said.

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Longhorn cross country team aims to make another run at state

By Jacki Wood To say the Platte Valley cross country team had a good year in 2015 might be an understatement. Incredible? That’s probably more like it. In just its first season as a sport for the Jefferson and South Nodaway co-op, the Longhorns placed 2nd at districts and 10th at the state meet. “For

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Longhorn football to focus on improving defense

By Jacki Wood With a new coach and a new offense last year, the Platte Valley football team will continue to build upon what they learned from Head Coach Dan Collins. “Team goals are to improve on last year’s record, build some team confidence and help younger players gain experience,” Collins said. The Longhorns went

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North-West Nodaway cross country co-op builds program

By Jacki Wood The North-West Nodaway co-op cross country team continues to expand its program which started at West Nodaway a few years ago. This year, the team is under the direction of former Rocket runner, Colton Blay, who was an assistant coach last fall. “I want to show the kids the success you can

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New head coach to lead Muskets into new conference

By Jacki Wood The 2016 North-West Nodaway football co-op will be under the direction of a new coaching staff as the Muskets work to improve upon last season’s 4-7 record. Terry Clark, who spent 12 years coaching at Peru State College in Peru, NE, makes the move to high school eight-man football as the Muskets

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Nodaway-Holt volleyball adds quickness to scrappy team

By Jacki Wood After placing second at districts in 2015, Nodaway-Holt head volleyball coach, Tobie Bohannon, expects the team to compete at the same level and finish well. “The team last year was very scrappy and I feel like this team will add quickness and continue to be scrappy,” Bohannon said, who is in her

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Bluejay softball team sees small numbers but big potential

By Jacki Wood The Northeast Nodaway softball team lost most of its infield to graduation including Dallis Coffelt, Talina Nelson, Allie Runde and Jill Spire. But the Bluejays will look to younger players this year to build upon last year’s turnaround season. “We are very young,” Head Coach Danny Smith said, “but we have several

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MHS cross country team returns all three state qualifiers

By Jacki Wood The Maryville High cross country team will see an increase in numbers this year with high expectations for success. “Last year, the kids showed that when they were focused and believed in each other, they can race well,” Head Coach Rodney Bade said. “I expect to see that again this year.” Bade

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