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Girls basketball roundup: Mill Valley, De Soto, Maranatha earn convincing wins
December 16, 2017
The Mill Valley girls basketball team coasted to a 57-24 victory over Blue Valley West to improve to 5-0 on the season. Maranatha flustered Kansas City Christian on the defensive end en route to a 45-12 victory. Mackenzie Shupe scored 25 points to guide De Soto to a 54-26 win over Ottawa. Shawnee Mission Northwest fell to Olathe East, 35-27, in a battle of top-10 teams in 6A. Shawnee Mission North wasn’t able to get its offense going in the second half of a 38-27 loss to Olathe North.
Boys basketball roundup: Maranatha, Mill Valley, SM North pick up wins
December 16, 2017
Maranatha had four players score in double figures in a 73-49 win over Kansas City Christian. Mill Valley earned a 58-50 victory over Blue Valley West. Shawnee Mission North rallied in the fourth quarter for a 69-62 win over Olathe North. De Soto came up short in a 52-39 loss to Ottawa. Shawnee Mission Northwest was unable to keep pace against Olathe East in a 79-55 loss to the Hawks.
SMN boys swim and dive takes second at Free State quad
December 16, 2017
The Shawnee Mission North boys swim and dive team placed second in a highly-contested Free State quad.
St. James swim and dive wins Turner Invite; Mill Valley 3rd, De Soto 6th
December 16, 2017
The St. James Academy boys swim and dive team won the Turner Invite. Mill Valley and De Soto respectively followed in third and sixth place.
Brownback announces resignation of interim Commerce Secretary
December 15, 2017
Gov. Sam Brownback announced today the resignation of interim Commerce Secretary Nick Jordan effective Jan. 5.
Third man convicted of killing Shawnee gun store owner
December 15, 2017
A third man has been convicted in the killing of a Shawnee gun shop owner during an attempted robbery.
De Soto coach King, DHS lineman Kellner highlight all-state/all-league football selections
December 14, 2017
The honors are still rolling in for several Shawnee area football players after the Kansas Football Coaches Association unveiled its all-state teams and Top 11 earlier this week. De Soto’s Marshall Kellner, Trevor Watts, Zach Titus and Jack Barger were named to the Class 4A-I all-state team, while DHS coach Brian King was selected as the Coach of the Year. Kellner was also named to the Top 11 squad. The Mill Valley duo of Brody Flaming and Ike Valencia and the St. James tandem of Jack Petz and Parker Kelley were all selected to the 5A all-state team. Kellner, Watts, Titus, Barger, Flaming, Valencia, Petz and Kelley were also eight of 66 players from the Shawnee area to earn all-league honors.
St. James alumnae Gray, Fitzmorris fully focused as Stanford gears up for Final Four in KC
December 13, 2017
The last time the NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship was in Kansas City, St. James Academy alumnae and Stanford sophomores Jenna Gray and Audriana Fitzmorris sat in the crowd as 12-year-olds when Penn State won its fourth straight title in 2010. Flash forward seven years later, and Gray and Fitzmorris have gone from the Sprint Center seats to the court as they prepare to take on Florida at 8 p.m. Thursday in the Final Four.
SMN girls hoops falls to Blue Valley in double OT; North boys come up short against Tigers
December 13, 2017
Shawnee Mission North sophomore LeLe Love stuffed the stat sheet again with 31 points, 10 rebounds, five blocks, four assists and two steals, but the Indians fell to Blue Valley in double overtime, 66-61, on Tuesday. The SM North boys then lost to the Tigers, 54-46.
SMNW’s Nachbar brings energy in win over SM South
December 13, 2017
Shawnee Mission Northwest senior Jordann Nachbar has never been one to focus on leading the Cougars in different statistical categories. With the Cougars trailing by three points against SM South at halftime on Tuesday, Nachbar knew that she needed to lead the team in an area that doesn’t appear on the stat sheet. Nachbar prides herself on playing with energy, and she did just that in the Cougars’ 55-46 win over the Raiders. The energy from Nachbar ended up leading to a big statistical night, too, as she finished with 26 points, 15 rebounds, three assists, three steals and a block.
Cougars falter late in fourth quarter in loss to SM South
December 13, 2017
Shawnee Mission Northwest’s boys basketball team was unable to overcome foul trouble, shooting struggles and a big SM South fourth-quarter run in a 64-41 loss to the Raiders on Tuesday.
KU announces Kansas certified public manager program graduates
December 13, 2017
The University of Kansas Public Management Center recently announced this year’s graduates of the Kansas Certified Public Manager program.
Take behind-the-scenes tour of Johnson County Museum on Saturday
December 13, 2017
The next behind the scenes tour of the Johnson County Museum’s collections storage facility at the new Arts & Heritage Center is planned for this weekend.
Orman launches bid for Kansas governor
December 13, 2017
Johnson County businessman Greg Orman filed paperwork Wednesday, Dec. 6, to launch an independent campaign for Kansas governor in 2018.
Johnson County health officials stress importance of flu shot
December 12, 2017
The director of the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment said a flu shot is still your best defense against the various influenza viruses circulating in the community.
Shawnee author and cartoonist donates portion of book proceeds to nonprofit
December 12, 2017
Shawnee resident Jeff Chaltas recently self-published a book of one-panel cartoons.
Performing arts center opens in Shawnee movie complex
December 12, 2017
Thanks to a unique partnership between Music Theatre Kansas City and B&B Theatres, there is now a cultural arts performance venue located inside the Shawnee 18 movie complex.
Police: Woman pepper sprays McDonald’s employees
December 11, 2017
Four McDonald’s employees were pepper-sprayed by a customer on Saturday.
Wrestling roundup: MV, SJA compete at Council Bluffs Wrestling Classic; DHS goes to Lee’s Summit North
December 11, 2017
The Mill Valley and St. James Academy wrestling teams placed 10th and 26th, respectively, at the Council Bluffs Wrestling Classic on Saturday. Conner Ward and Ethan Kremer led the Jaguars with second-place finishes. Cade Lautt finished third to lead the Thunder. De Soto placed 15th at the Lee’s Summit North Invitational. Luke Barger and Lane Warner paced De Soto with ninth-place finishes.
SMNW’s Habben sets school pins record at Cougar Invitational
December 11, 2017
Shawnee Mission Northwest wrestler Jerad Habben was hoping for a different place in his final Cougar Invitational on Saturday, but he still made his last match of the day a memorable one. Habben’s dream of a first-place finish in the 132-pound bracket were dashed in the semifinals after losing a 6-2 decision to Junction City’s Max Bazan in a clash of two top-five ranked wrestlers, but the SM Northwest senior bounced back to get a win by fall over Blue Valley Northwest’s Luke Gawlick. The victory over Gawlick was the 80th pin of Habben’s career, which moved him into sole possession of first place in SM Northwest history. Charles Brockmann won the 120-pound weight class to lead SM Northwest to 11th place. Jeffrey Downey and Aidan Thao led SM North to 14th place.

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