Sports

Spartan football foresees fast-paced offense again in 2019

By Jacki Wood The South Holt/Nodaway-Holt football team will look to its youth for success in the 2019 season after the Spartans went 5-6 overall and 4-4 in conference action last year. They will once again be led by head coach Josh Petersen and assisted by Cody Hasekamp. “We have a lot of players stepping

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Tiger football to see increase in NEN players in 2019

By Jacki Wood After winning the 8-man state championship in 2017 and finishing as runners-up in 2018, the Worth County Tigers will see a much younger and inexperienced team as they enter the 2019 season. But head coach Chris Healy doesn’t want that to be a factor in what his team can accomplish. Instead, they

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Returning upperclassmen will be pivotal for Platte Valley football

By Jacki Wood The Platte Valley football team returns a trio of upperclassmen who will lead the co-op of South Nodaway and Jefferson athletes. Head coach Cree Beverlin said Dalton Luke, Patrick O’Connor and Vincent Holtman will be the team leaders as they enter the 2019 season and the eighth year of the football co-op.

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Geography with Goudge

The USA Today High School All-USA Preseason Girls Soccer Team was announced on August 20. Twenty-four players were selected from nine states. They are mapped by their high school location. New York leads with five players, followed by Massachusetts and New Jersey with four each, Connecticut with three, then Maryland, Minnesota and Ohio with two

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Hounds to Cats: Debrielle Patee-Merrill

By Jacki Wood This is the last in a series on former Spoofhound athletes who are now Bearcats. Frequently called townies, a number of former Maryville High School athletes decided to stay in town and continue their academic and athletic careers at Northwest Missouri State University. Debrielle Patee-Merrill, daughter of David and Jean Merrill, graduated

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Geography with Goudge

Major college football (FBS) will soon get underway. This week’s proportional symbol map displays the Coaches preseason top-ranked team, Clemson, with the largest football and #25, Northwestern, with the smallest football. The pattern of southern dominance picks up where last year’s map left off, with nine of the Top 25 teams from the South. The

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Hounds to Cats: Zach Staples

By Jacki Wood This is the third in a series on former Spoofhound athletes who are now Bearcats. Frequently called townies, a number of former Maryville High School athletes decided to stay in town and continue their academic and athletic careers at Northwest Missouri State University. Zach Staples, son of Devin and Jen Staples, graduated

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Geography with Goudge

With the Bearcats starting practice this week for the much anticipated 2019 season, it’s time to turn our attention to Division II college football. This proportional symbol map is based on team success over the past decade. One point is awarded for each round a team makes during the postseason playoffs. Six points are possible

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