Sports

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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Maryville volleyball team digs in with younger players

By Jacki Wood With 10 seniors graduating from last year’s Maryville volleyball team, the Spoofhounds expect new talent to step up in 2016. “Our team will look a lot different this year in almost every position,” Head Coach Connor Kellerstrass said, “with younger girls stepping up.” In his fifth year of coaching at MHS, third

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After successful 2015 run, MHS girls tennis team back for more

By Jacki Wood Last year, the Maryville girls tennis team went 10-0 during the regular season, won the Midland Empire Conference for the first time since 1986-87 and placed 2nd at districts. This year, even with three varsity players lost to graduation, the Spoofhounds are hungry for more. “I am excited for the season,” Head

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Senior-laden Spoofhound softball team continues to progress

By Jacki Wood After finding some success in developing a stronger defensive game last year, the Maryville Spoofhounds softball team is working to get more aggressive offensively this year. “The girls really put in a lot of time and hard work to come together and become solid defensively (last year),” Head Coach Chandra DeMott said,

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Spoofhound soccer team looks for consistency in 2016

By Jacki Wood Although the Maryville boys soccer team lost nine seniors to graduation last year, Head Coach Stuart Collins expects the Spoofhounds to reload and be back for more postseason play. “All of (the seniors) were a key component to last year’s success,” Collins said, who has been coaching at MHS since 2001. The

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