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Six Straight Days Of High School Hoops

March 3, 2014

Last week I logged 732 miles on my car.  Traveled all over Northwest Missouri to call high school basketball.  Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from Maryville to Lathrop and back.  Wednesday and Friday from Maryville to Mound City and back.  Saturday from Maryville to Eagleville and back.  I’m becoming well acquainted with the highways here.  I’ll admit driving so much is kind of a drag, but it’s part of the job.  And I get to do something I love, call basketball games.

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday I followed the Maryville girls and boys.  Monday the girls lost to Lathrop to end their season.  Tuesday the boys beat Cameron but lost to Lawson Thursday to end their season.  It was a rough year for Maryville.  Both teams won a combined 10 games.

Wednesday and Friday I called the Nodaway-Holt girls games.  The Trojans are currently undefeated at 26-0 after winning their district and are ranked #1 in Missouri Class 1.  They feature Megan Rosenbohm who has comitted to play for Division II Southwest Baptist in the MIAA (Same league as Maryville’s Northwest Missouri State).  Nodaway-Holt plays Mercer (26-1) tomorrow night for a trip to the state quarterfinals.

Saturday I made the trek to Eagleville to call the Stanberry vs Jefferson (Conception Junction) Boys District Championship.  Stanberry came out on top and they moved to 24-1 with the win.  They meet Rock Port tomorrow night, also for a birth to the quarterfinals.

I’ll be traveling to St Joseph (80+ mile round trip from Maryville) tomorrow night to call both above mentioned games.  I’ll be heading back there on Saturday for the quarterfinal round also.

The Missouri State Championships are next week in Columbia.  Unlike my home state of Iowa, they do a “Final Four” format.  And it runs Thursday to Saturday.  I am planning on making the trip, figuring at least one of the teams I am following will make it to either the old Hearnes Center or the more modern Mizzou Arena.

I’ll get a week off before the Maryville baseball season.  First game is scheduled for the 25th.  Excited for the baseball season in general and getting back to “The K” to see my Royals again.

All of the games I called are archived here:  http://nodawaybroadcasting.com/nwmohssports.php

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