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St. James swim and dive ties for second at state meet
February 19, 2017
St. James Academy swimmer Nick Callahan won a state title in the 50-yard freestyle to lead the Thunder to a tie for second place at the Class 5-1A meet Saturday at Capitol Federal Natatorium in Topeka. Mill Valley senior Mitch Willoughby also won a state title in the 1-meter dive, as he helped the Jaguars take 11th in the team standings. Jarod Blazo highlighted the 5-1A meet for De Soto with an eighth-place finish in the 100-yard backstroke. In the 6A meet, Shawnee Mission Northwest freshman Scott Klein placed 14th in the 200 and 500-yard freestyle to lead the Cougars, while SM North’s 200-yard freestyle and 200-yard medley teams finished 10th and 14th, respectively.
SMNW ninth, SM North 16th at 6A wrestling regional
February 19, 2017
Shawnee Mission Northwest sophomore Charles Brockmann followed up his Sunflower League 113-pound weight class championship with a Class 6A East regional title on Saturday at Blue Valley. Tanner Willmon led SM North with a fifth-place finish in the 195-pound weight class. The Cougars and Indians placed ninth and 16th, respectively.
Mill Valley second, SJA sixth, De Soto 10th at 5A regional wrestling
February 19, 2017
Mill Valley’s Dylan Gowin, Conner Ward and Jarrett Bendure, and St. James’ Clay Lautt and Sammy Cokeley won their weight classes at Saturday’s Class 5A East regional tournament in Leavenworth. The Jaguars qualified 11 wrestlers for state en route to a second-place finish. The Thunder placed sixth in the team standings, and will send seventh wrestlers to state. Five De Soto wrestlers punched their tickets to state, as the Wildcats placed 10th at regionals.
Basketball roundup: Mill Valley, St. James girls win; St. James boys upend Gardner-Edgerton
February 19, 2017
St. James Academy’s girls basketball team outlasted St. Teresa’s for a 39-33 double-overtime victory on Saturday. On Friday, the Mill Valley girls squad edged Blue Valley North, 61-58, and the St. James boys team topped Gardner-Edgerton, 71-57.
SMNW girls bowling third at Sunflower League tournament
February 19, 2017
The Shawnee Mission Northwest girls bowling team took third at the Sunflower League tournament on Friday at Park Lanes behind a sixth-place individual finish from Alaina Burris. Kooper Jones and Colton Kinsella cracked the top 10 for the SM Northwest boys squad by placing seventh and ninth, respectively. Jazmin Burch paced the SM North girls to a seventh-place finish, while Travis Wunderlin led the Indians to 12th in the boys tournament.
Cougars start fast, struggle to finish in loss to Vikings
February 18, 2017
Shawnee Mission Northwest boys basketball coach Mike Rose has seen glimpses of promise from his team in Sunflower League play, but he knows full well that it takes a solid 32-minute showing to win most league games. Rose saw much of the same from the Cougars on Friday against SM West, as they jumped out to an eight-point lead in the second quarter before falling off pace in their 75-60 loss to the Vikings.
Short-handed Cougars falter in second half against SM West
February 18, 2017
Due to injury and other athletic commitments, Shawnee Mission Northwest’s girls basketball team was without three varsity player in its 43-32 loss to SM West on Friday. The Vikings went on a 14-0 run in third quarter, and the Cougars couldn’t recover.
Kaufman leads SJA girls hoops in 45-35 loss to Gardner-Edgerton
February 17, 2017
The St. James Academy girls basketball team has had its struggles against some of the powerhouse programs in the Eastern Kansas League this season, but Thunder coach Greg Hohensinner had plenty to be encouraged about from his squad’s 45-35 loss to Gardner-Edgerton on Thursday. St. James grabbed its lone lead at 8-7 after a Mary Goetz layup, but a series of turnovers led to a Gardner-Edgerton 11-2 run to close the first quarter. The Thunder were unable to recover from the Blazer’s first-quarter surge, but they didn’t back down either, as they were only out-scored by two points the rest of the way against the No. 7-ranked team in Class 6A. St. James senior Emily Kaufman led all scorers with 18 points.
SM Northwest sweeps SMSD district bowling titles
February 17, 2017
Shawnee Mission Northwest’s boys and girls bowlers had a bad taste in their mouths after finishing second last year at the SMSD tournament, and the Cougars were determined to make sure that they would not have a repeat experience on Thursday at College Lanes. After coming home empty-handed in 2016, the Cougars added two SMSD District Cups to their trophy case after claiming first-place finishes in the boys and girls tournaments. Kooper Jones won the boys district title, while Alaina Burris was the girls runner-up for the Cougars. Shawnee Mission North placed second in the girls tournament, and fourth in the boys competition. Jazmin Burch finished fifth to lead the SM North girls, and Travis Wunderlin was the boys district runner-up for the Indians.
Battle of Park Lanes marks special accomplishment for Mill Valley bowler Clark
February 16, 2017
There were no individual champions crowned during the Battle of Park Lanes on Wednesday, but that did not keep Mill Valley senior Meghan Clark from having one of the most memorable moments of her bowling career. Clark was confronted with a 4-7-10 split during the all-Baker format tournament — which has five bowlers from each team roll two frames apiece to compose a score for each game — but the Mill Valley senior picked up the spare before dropping her jaw in disbelief. The Shawnee Mission Northwest girls and Mill Valley boys squads won the varsity quadrangulars, but the SM Northwest JV boys team knocked down a high total of 1,769 pins for the nine Baker-format games.
Keeping it 100: St. James sets single-game school record for points against rival Rockhurst
February 16, 2017
With the St. James Academy boys basketball team being just three points shy of the century mark in the closing seconds of its rivalry game against Rockhurst on Wednesday, there was one player in particular that the Thunder student section was hoping would hoist up one final 3-pointer. The St. James fans got their wish when SJA senior and Rockhurst transfer Zach Allinder drained a 3-pointer just before the buzzer to cap off the Thunder’s 100-81 win over the Hawklets. The Thunder knocked down 12 3-pointers in all en route to setting a school record for points in a game. Spencer Kaifes led the Thunder with seven 3-pointers and 21 points, while Zach Thornhill (20), Will Mckee (18) and Keenan Fitzmorris (17) also scored in double figures.
Basketball roundup: Mill Valley, De Soto, Maranatha girls win
February 15, 2017
The Mill Valley, De Soto and Maranatha Christian Academy girls basketball teams all won on Tuesday to highlight hoops action in the Shawnee area. Mill Valley won a double-overtime thriller against Blue Valley Northwest, De Soto rolled to a 25-point win over Eudora and Maranatha held off Heritage Christian for its second straight victory.
SM North boys tame Lawrence High, 59-55
February 15, 2017
The overall record of the Shawnee Mission North basketball team has had several of its Sunflower League foes scratching their heads of late, and it was no different for the No. 9-ranked Lions of Lawrence High on Tuesday in the Brick House. The Indians trailed or were tied with the Lions for the first three quarters, but led for the bulk of the fourth en route to a 59-55 victory. Senior Danny Bradley Jr. fueled the Indians’ comeback with a game-high 21 points, while sophomore Jarrett Hensley and senior Avante Williams added 14 and 12, respectively.
SM North girls fall to Lawrence High, 51-39
February 15, 2017
With only having one player who logged regular varsity minutes off of the bench back from last season, Shawnee Mission North girls basketball coach Brian McIntosh figured that his team would have a great deal of growing pains in the 2016-17 campaign. The Indians have struggled to get into the win column after a 3-2 start, but games like Tuesday’s 51-39 loss to No. 9-ranked Lawrence High have given McIntosh reason to believe that his team has gained from the growing pains.
JCCC hosts visiting artist’s presentation
February 15, 2017
Artists Thomas Kiefer and Sean Lyman, will be sitting down with Johnson County Community College art department faculty members during the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art’s “visiting artist’s presentation.”
Jewish Community Center hosts Indoor Triathlon Feb. 26
February 15, 2017
The groundhog has predicted six more weeks of winter, but inside the Jewish Community Center (The J), conditions will be perfect for its Indoor Triathlon.
Face to Face: Brennan Schulte
February 15, 2017
Mill Valley junior Brennan Schulte recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout.
Shawnee should focus on ‘more,’ says mayor
State of the City address focuses on development; potential for growth
February 15, 2017
At her State of the City address, Mayor Michelle Distler said Shawnee has seen a lot of development over the past year, but the city still holds a lot of potential.
Mill Valley’s Lehan, De Soto’s Cauthron win MV senior night triangular
February 14, 2017
Mill Valley bowler Raya Lehan won her first tournament on senior night to lead the Jaguar girls team to a first-place finish on Monday at Park Lanes in a triangular against Bishop Miege and De Soto. De Soto freshman Sean Cauthron came close to rolling another perfect game in the boys tournament, as he won the triangular with a 682 series and led the Wildcats to first place.
Wrestling roundup: SMNW’s Brockmann, De Soto’s Panagakis win league titles
February 12, 2017
Shawnee Mission Northwest sophomore Charles Brockmann and De Soto senior Nate Panagakis both wrestled their way to league tournament weight class championships on Saturday.

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