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Tarkio Indians
Tarkio, MO
Coaches Billie Schneider
State Championships MSHSAA Class 1: 2009
National Appearances HSNCT: 2009
Program Status Unknown
School Size Unknown
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Tarkio is a public high school located in northwestern Missouri.

Tournament performance

Tarkio won the 2009 MSHSAA State Championship in Class 1.

Tarkio attended the 2009 NAQT HSNCT despite not earning a bid from a previous tournament finish. Initially, it appeared that the team was defying MSHSAA's prohibition on wild card attendance at national tournaments, but according to Paul Nelson, it was a special accommodation made by NAQT behind the scenes which made Tarkio's attendance possible. [1] Regardless, Tarkio showed the irrational nature of that prohibition by going 5-5 at the HSNCT and placing eighth among small schools at the tournament, demonstrating that even teams which don't qualify during the regular season for National competition can nevertheless be competitive. [2] Senior Kevin Lang was a tournament All-Star as the 21st highest scorer as well as the 2nd highest scorer among Small School players, second only to A.J. Collins from Rappahannock County. [3][4]