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De Soto bowler Erickson shines on senior night
February 9, 2017
De Soto bowler Danny Erickson showed no ill effects of a blister on his right thumb that had recently been bothering him at Thursday’s triangular at Royal Crest Lanes, and his mind over matter approach led him to a day he won’t soon forget. Erickson — who put tape around his wounded thumb — rolled a career-best 715 series on his senior night, as he led the De Soto boys team to a first-place finish. While Erickson was the individual champion on the boys side, Maranatha Christian Academy’s Ruisi (Stephanie) Pang won the girls triangular with a series of 440.
Mill Valley boys bowling wins triangular; Jaguar girls take second
February 9, 2017
The Mill Valley boys bowling team won its triangular against Lansing and Olathe Northwest on Wednesday at Crown Lanes. The Jaguars placed second in the girls triangular. Austin Snyder and Bri Laluk finished as the individual runner-ups.
De Soto swim and dive takes second at InterLeague Championships
February 9, 2017
The De Soto boys swim and dive team earned placed second on Wednesday at the InterLeague Championships, finishing just two points behind Coffeyville. Event champions for the Wildcats included Jarod Blazo (200-yard IM and 100-yard backstroke), Cameron Webb (100-yard freestyle) and Jason Leuenberg (100-yard butterfly).
St. James bowling earns second straight tournament sweep
February 9, 2017
One day removed from winning the Archbishop’s Cup against Bishop Miege, St. Thomas Aquinas and Topeka Hayden on Tuesday at Olathe Lanes East, the St. James boys and girls bowling team came back for more on Wednesday. The Thunder rolled to two more first-places finishes, as they swept their quad against Blue Valley, BV Northwest and Gardner-Edgerton. The two individual champions also came from St. James on Wednesday, after Meredith Bierbaum won the girls tournament, and Evan Johnson came out on top on the boys side.
Mill Valley football recognized by Kansas House of Representatives
February 9, 2017
After having several players step up in big moments in nail-biting victories in the 2016 Class 5A semifinals and state championship game, the Mill Valley football team understands how important each and every Jaguar was in clinching their second straight state title. On Wednesday, Mill Valley football coach Joel Applebee and eight of his players were recognized for the team’s efforts in another big venue, as they were honored at the Kansas State Capitol Building at the beginning of a House of Representatives meeting.