Sports

Geography with Goudge: All-USA HS football players

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

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Mustangs swept by Longhorns in blowouts

By Dustin Henggeler The South Nodaway Longhorns boys and girls teams played complete games in their double-digit victories over the North Nodaway Mustangs on December 20 in Barnard. The girls built an early lead to coast to a 69-39 win while the boys combined strong defense with steady shooting to put away a 51-25 win.

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Elks Hoop Shoot names local winners

The annual Elks Hoop Shoot was December 11 at St. Gregory’s gym. First place winners in each age division were, front: Jaden Atkins, Ravenwood; Emma Tipton, North Andrew; Drew Dack, Ravenwood; Elias Alarcon, Worth County; and Adam Patton, St. Gregory’s. Not pictured, Madison Lillard, North Andrew. Second place winners were, back: Paige Hanson, Nodaway Holt;

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Bearcats are six-time National Champs

As the fourth quarter of the December 17 National Championship Division II Football game neared the end, sophomore Emanuel Jones, with help from other Bearcats, proclaims to the world that the Bearcats will win Northwest’s sixth football national championship. Northwest is the only Division II school to win the title six times. Save

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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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