Archive for Wednesday, August 31, 2011

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SMNW volleyball hopes to thrive under new coach
August 31, 2011
First-year Shawnee Mission Northwest volleyball coach Diane O’Nele hopes her first season leading the Cougars will be filled with growth and progress — and by the time postseason play arrives she hopes her squad will be able to contend for the Class 6A substate championship.
State champ Honer returns to lead St. James tennis
August 31, 2011
St. James Academy’s girls tennis team returns a ton of experience this year — none more experienced than senior Bree Honer.
Six seniors return to lead St. James golf squad
August 31, 2011
The St. James Academy girls golf program laid the groundwork for 2011 during the 2010 season as a youth-laden Thunder lineup put together a solid season but sent just one athlete to the Class 4A state tournament.
Mill Valley-De Soto golfers sweep match play tourney
August 31, 2011
The Mill Valley-De Soto girls golf team kicked off the 2011 season Thursday with a clean sweep at the four-player match play event against Turner at Painted Hills Golf Course.
Mill Valley opens soccer season with back-to-back shutouts
August 31, 2011
There’s nothing quite like scoring a ton of goals and not allowing any to give a soccer team some early confidence.
Northwest soccer shuts out Park Hill
August 31, 2011
Shawnee Mission Northwest’s boys soccer team opened the season with a strong showing Tuesday in the Olathe Tournament as the Cougars shut out Park Hill (Mo.), 2-0.
St. James soccer shells Topeka West
August 31, 2011
St. Thomas Aquinas may have escaped St. James Academy with a 1-0 victory Friday night, but the Thunder didn’t let Topeka West escape Tuesday.
Shawnee police seek help in finding person of interest
August 31, 2011
Shawnee police are seeking the public’s help in finding Kurt Irish.
Coaches agree: KVL football should be tougher in 2011
August 31, 2011
Basehor-Linwood has won two straight Kaw Valley League championships, and the Bobcats return numerous key starters from last year’s nine-win season.
Jaguars embrace high expectations
August 31, 2011
A year ago, Joel Applebee hoped the Mill Valley High School football program would improve daily, contend for the Kaw Valley League title and make a run at the Class 5A state playoffs in his first year at the helm.
Capsules rewind time to 9/11
August 31, 2011
Artifacts recall memories of students, Shawnee parents of 9/11 victim
De Soto district adds new AP courses
August 31, 2011
Students in the De Soto school district had the opportunity to take three new Advanced Placement, or AP, classes this year as the district added chemistry, psychology and biology to its offerings.
Beal: A bloody shame: The state of tea in England
August 31, 2011
York, England — It seems like the end of civilization as we know it: tea made with bags, Shakespeare in modern dress, and pistol-packing policemen.
Guinea pigs join volunteers at Wonderscope
August 31, 2011
A Shawnee family donated two guinea pigs — Teddie and Oreo — to Wonderscope Children’s Museum, and they moved in this month.
Crypto causes pool to close
August 31, 2011
Shawnee’s Thomas A. Soetaert Aquatic Center closed early for the season this week, a move hoped to curb the spread of a highly contagious parasite.
Accident reports go online
Documents join growing list of city services on the web
August 31, 2011
Accident reports have joined the ranks of city services you no longer have to request through snail-mail or an in-person visit.
Sunflower House receives grant for victims’ services
August 31, 2011
Sunflower House is one of four Johnson County organizations that received a portion of $160,950 in Victims’ Services Grants Program money.
City’s storm debris site open until Tuesday
August 31, 2011
To help residents dispose of downed tree limbs from the area’s recent severe thunderstorms, the city of Shawnee has opened a debris drop-off site.
5 Questions: For the workers
Labor Day’s history dates to 1882
August 31, 2011
Labor Day, which celebrates contributions of all working Americans, is Monday. Below, the U.S. Census Bureau answers questions about the holiday and American workers.
Wristen: Applebee builds family atmosphere at Mill Valley
August 31, 2011
A carnival-like atmosphere overtook Jaguar Stadium Friday night at Mill Valley High School.
Big numbers could equal big season for Cougars
August 31, 2011
Shawnee Mission Northwest football head coach Aaron Barnett has never seen anything like it.
Playoff berth inspires North to expect more in 2011 season
August 31, 2011
The Shawnee Mission North football team has spent a good part of the past decade in the bottom portion of the Sunflower League standings.
St. James Academy hopes better size, hands will lead to more wins
August 31, 2011
The beef will be there for the St. James Academy football team.
Sports is focus of program for children with disabilities
August 31, 2011
Special Olympics Kansas has an introductory sports program for young children with intellectual disabilities in the Kansas City area.
League plans meeting
August 31, 2011
The Johnson County League of Women Voters has planned its general meeting for Sept. 10.