This week’s NFL Hall of Fame induction ceremonies on August 6 mark the unofficial beginning of the 2016 football season. Since its charter class was enshrined in 1963, there have been 304 player members. This per capita map, based on where the Hall of Famers went to high school, indicates two regions of dominance. These
Maryville freshmen Brandon Auffert, son of Craig and Amy Bennett, and Kaleb Long, son of Matt and Ashleigh Long, lift weights as part of a summer program for Maryville High School athletes with Coach Matt Webb monitoring. The weight program offers different times throughout the day for high school students to work out. Students prepare
The St. Joe Vipers 12 and under team finished the season with a record of 64-11. Top finishes include: first in the MSP preseason; first in the Rose Classic; first in the Ultimate Fastpitch Experience; first in the Missouri USSSA State; first in the Heartland World Series Warm-Up; third in the KC vs The World
Maryville High School students attended golf camp July 18-21 on the Watson 9 course at Mozingo. The camp was open to high school boys and girls interested in golf. There were 24 students who attended this year. They focused on the short game, chipping, putting and bunker play through a series of drills. Team practice
High school Spoofhound softball players honed their skills during softball camp this summer with Coach Chandra DeMott.
A good example of a regional sport is water polo. There are 32 NCAA Division I teams that play women’s water polo. Most are located in California or on the east coast. Since 2001, when the NCAA Women’s Water Polo Championships were first held, only California schools have won a title. California produces more than
The Sharks swim team held its annual year-end awards program July 10 at the Maryville Aquatic Center. Top performers for the season are listed below. Eight and under girls: Meah Schommer, most valuable; Annika Dobson, sportsmanship; Sofia Lynn, most improved. Eight and under boys: AJ Dinsdale, most valuable; Will Sheil, sportsmanship; Jackson Dredge, most improved.
The NW Force finished the final summer season softball tournament with a third place finish in Blue Springs this past weekend. Playing in the ASA VIP Series, the NW Force had three wins, one tie and one loss in extra innings to finish third. Team members of the NW Force are front: Ella Schulte, Maryville;