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VIDEO: Trophies are for Winning

Should kids be given trophies for playing sports, even when they don’t win? Are participation trophies a good or bad thing for young athletes? Former Olympian and LA Galaxy soccer star Cobi Jones shares his thoughts.

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Panthers down Nikes, 6-3

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NDWB’s Travis Wills backhands the ball during his singles match against Mt. Pleasant Tuesday in Burlington. Mt. Pleasant defeated NDWB, 6-3.
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NDWB’s Daniel Crooks returns the ball in a doubles match with Mt. Pleasant Tuesday in Burlington. Mt. Pleasant defeated NDWB, 6-3.
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NDWB’s Masin Shullaw serves in a doubles match with Mt. Pleasant Tuesday in Burlington. Mt. Pleasant defeated NDWB, 6-3.
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2017 NDWB Boys’ Varsity Tennis

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Front (l-r): Will Godar, Christian Sanchez, Dylan McElderry, Zachary Krantz, Travis Wills.
Middle: Gage Webster, Cordell Scarborough, Taylor Martin, Riley Ruther, Jonah Fritz.
Back: Coach Mike Moffitt, Jacob Fritz, Masin Shullaw, Daniel Crooks, Colby Schenk, Landon Duerre.
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2017 NDWB Girls’ Varsity Tennis

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Front (l-r): Binita Gautum, Savannah Landreaux, Bethany Shane, McKenzie Fry, Shuyu Xian.
Middle: Kennedy Rheinschmidt, Claire Hackenmiller, Lydia Becker, Riley Brueck, Joleen Kelly.
Back: Coach Jean Schnellbacher, Vera Zhang, Kathleen McAtte, Jasmine Gorman, Delaney Williams, Breanna Erickson.
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Why Coaches (and volunteers) Quit – In their own words

Click here: In their own words: High school coaches tell their horror stories
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2016 NDWB Girls’ Tennis

Photo by Dan Hockett Front (l-r): Benita Gautam, Shuya Xian, McKenzie Fry, Anna Rheinschmidt, Joleen Kelly Center (l-r): Mami Nagati, Lydia Becker, Jazmin Oliva, Brittany Rausa, Yuka Takara, Claire Hackenmiller, Olivia Hinojosa, Chewei Gao. Back (l-r): Coach Jean Schnellbacher, Shinnon Nakachi, Breanna Erickson, Katie Schmidt, Katie Conner, Delaney Williams, Cheyenne Bolding, Laurel Kelly, Kennedy Rheinschmidt.
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Front (l-r): Benita Gautam, Shuya Xian, McKenzie Fry, Anna Rheinschmidt, Joleen Kelly
Center (l-r): Mami Nagati, Lydia Becker, Jazmin Oliva, Brittany Rausa, Yuka Takara, Claire Hackenmiller, Olivia Hinojosa, Chewei Gao.
Back (l-r): Coach Jean Schnellbacher, Shinnon Nakachi, Breanna Erickson, Katie Schmidt, Katie Conner, Delaney Williams, Cheyenne Bolding, Laurel Kelly, Kennedy Rheinschmidt.
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2016 NDWB Boys’ Tennis

Photo by Dan Hockett Front (l-r): Kolby Schenk, Daniel Crooks, Masin Shullaw  Back (l-r): Cameron Guihan, Drew Pence, Devon Rouse, Coach Mike Moffitt Not Pictured: Jacob Fritz
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Front (l-r): Kolby Schenk, Daniel Crooks, Masin Shullaw
Back (l-r): Cameron Guihan, Drew Pence, Devon Rouse, Coach Mike Moffitt
Not Pictured: Jacob Fritz
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Nikes Down Keokuk, 8-1

Photo by Dan Hockett Notre Dame – West Burlington’s Jacob Fritz back hand returns the ball to Keokuk’s Gage Stice Thursday afternoon in Burlington. Stice defeated Fritz, 8-2. NDWB defeated Keokuk, 8-1.
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Notre Dame – West Burlington’s Jacob Fritz back hand returns the ball to Keokuk’s Gage Stice and Reid Reiter during their doubles match Thursday afternoon in Burlington. Fritz/Shullaw defeated Reiter/Stice, 8-3. NDWB defeated Keokuk, 8-1.
Photo by Dan Hockett Notre Dame – West Burlington’s Drew Pence returns the ball to Keokuk’s Reade Reiter Thursday afternoon in Burlington. Pence defeated Reiter, 8-4. NDWB defeated Keokuk, 8-1.
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Notre Dame – West Burlington’s Drew Pence returns the ball to Keokuk’s Reade Reiter Thursday afternoon in Burlington. Pence defeated Reiter, 8-4. NDWB defeated Keokuk, 8-1.
Photo by Dan Hockett Notre Dame – West Burlington’s Cameron Guihan back hand returns the ball to Keokuk’s Peyton Skender Thursday afternoon in Burlington. Guihan defeated Skender, 9-8. NDWB defeated Keokuk, 8-1.
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Notre Dame – West Burlington’s Cameron Guihan back hand returns the ball to Keokuk’s Peyton Skender Thursday afternoon in Burlington. Guihan defeated Skender, 9-8. NDWB defeated Keokuk, 8-1.
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NDWB Girls’ Tennis State Bound

Photo by Dan Hockett Notre Dame – West Burlington Girls’ Tennis Team qualifies for State Tournament.  Lower left clockwise: Carly Hoyer, Courtney Cooper, Madison Fry, Jenna Stewart, Cheyenne Bolding, Stephanie Wills.
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Notre Dame – West Burlington Girls’ Tennis Team qualifies for State Tournament. Lower left clockwise: Carly Hoyer, Courtney Cooper, Madison Fry, Jenna Stewart, Cheyenne Bolding, Stephanie Wills.
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Keokuk tops Nikes, 7-2

Photo by Dan Hockett Notre Dame – West Burlington’s Baron West returns the ball in a doubles match against Keokuk Monday afternoon in Burlington. Nikes fell to Keokuk, 7-2.
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Notre Dame – West Burlington’s Baron West returns the ball in a doubles match against Keokuk Monday afternoon in Burlington. Nikes fell to Keokuk, 7-2.
Photo by Dan Hockett Notre Dame – West Burlington’s Jarod Fogle returns the ball in a doubles match against Keokuk Monday afternoon in Burlington. Nikes fell to Keokuk, 7-2.
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Notre Dame – West Burlington’s Jarod Fogle returns the ball in a doubles match against Keokuk Monday afternoon in Burlington. Nikes fell to Keokuk, 7-2.