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De Soto boys swim and dive 3rd at Inter League Championships
February 11, 2018
The De Soto boys swim and dive team placed third out of six teams at the Inter League Championships at Osawatomie.
SMNW’s Habben wins Sunflower League wrestling title; SMN’s Willmon 2nd
February 11, 2018
Shawnee Mission Northwest senior Jerad Habben notched the 100th, 101st and 102nd of his high school wrestling career to win the Sunflower League tournament on Saturday at Olathe East. Habben helped the Cougars to eighth place. Shawnee Mission North senior Tanner Willmon finished as the runner-up at 195 pounds to guide the Indians to ninth place.
Boys basketball roundup: MCA’s Hou records triple-double in win over Butler; SMNW edges Leavenworth
February 11, 2018
Maranatha Christian Academy senior Roland Hou guided the Eagles to their 10th straight win with a triple-double in an 82-47 victory over Butler on Friday. Hou paced the Eagles with 16 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists. Shawnee Mission Northwest outlasted Leavenworth, 56-55. Shawnee Mission North was unable keep pace the Gardner Edgerton in a 62-49 loss to the Trailblazers. De Soto had its three-game winning streak snapped at the hands of Paola after falling to the Panthers, 55-41. St. James suffered a 65-44 loss against Bishop Miege.
Mill Valley’s Cooper Kaifes nets 1,000th career point in 72-60 win over Aquinas
February 11, 2018
Mill Valley senior Cooper Kaifes couldn’t have scripted a much better start to his weekend. Named winter homecoming king at halftime of the Jaguars’ boys basketball game on Friday against St. Thomas Aquinas: check. Score 23 points in a 72-60 win over the Saints: check. Find out after the game from coach Mike Bennett that you scored your 1,000th career point: check. Kaifes was able to soak it all in as he celebrated his birthday on Saturday.
Aquinas pushes past Mill Valley in 5A girls basketball top-two showdown
February 11, 2018
When St. Thomas Aquinas got off to hot starts in the first and second quarters on Friday against the Mill Valley girls basketball team, the Jaguars were able to respond with counter-punches to take brief leads. The Jaguars and Saints were all tied up at the end of the first half, but Aquinas delivered its biggest blow to begin the third quarter and Mill Valley couldn’t recover from it. Mill Valley went on to fall to Aquinas, 47-36, in a clash between the top two state-ranked teams in Class 5A. Sereena Weledji netted a game-high 21 points for the Saints. Claire Kaifes led the Jaguars with 12 points.
Girls basketball roundup: Black hits game-winner to send SMNW past Leavenworth
February 11, 2018
Shawnee Mission Northwest junior Hannah Black knocked down a 3-pointer with 1.5 seconds remaining to lift the Cougars to a 40-39 win over Leavenworth on Friday. Shawnee Mission North went down to the wire with Gardner Edgerton, but came up short, 42-40. De Soto was unable to hold on to an eight-point halftime lead in a 42-39 loss to Paola. St. James remained within striking distance for three quarters, but Bishop Miege pulled away in the fourth for a 52-31 victory. Maranatha couldn’t keep pace with Butler in a 54-24 setback. Mill Valley fell to St. Thomas Aquinas, 47-36, in a battle between the top two teams in Class 5A. A full recap of Mill Valley/Aquinas will be posted later today on
De Soto wrestling 7th at Frontier League Dual Tournament
February 11, 2018
The De Soto wrestling team finished seventh at the Frontier League Dual Tournament on Saturday at Baldwin. Cooper Pflaum (182 pounds) and Luke Barger (170) led the Wildcats with third-place finishes in their respective weight classes. Jacob Goodin placed fourth at 285 pounds.
SMNW’s Dugan 3rd, Brooks 9th at girls state wrestling
February 11, 2018
Shawnee Mission Northwest junior Whitney Dugan and senior Dominique Brooks represented the Cougars at the all-class girls state wrestling tournament on Saturday in McPherson. Dugan placed third at 152 pounds with a record of 3-1. Brooks posted a record of 2-3 to finish ninth out of 30 wrestlers at 106 pounds. The top-10 finishes from Dugan and Brooks gave the Cougars a team score of 19 points, which was good for 31st out of 61 teams.