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Shawnee mayor delivers State of the City address
Distler says city of Shawnee strives to be “people’s choice”
February 23, 2018
The past year brought a lot of change to Shawnee and in 2018, the city will continue to evolve as new leadership, projects and businesses help shape its future.
SMNW girls hoops cruises to senior night win over Free State
February 23, 2018
After Shawnee Mission Northwest senior Megan Nugent tore her ACL in a club soccer game last fall, her final high school basketball season was in serious doubt. The idea of missing her whole senior season was one that didn’t sit well with Nugent, though. Should the Cougars make it through sub-state, Nugent has set the goal of being medically cleared by the time the Class 6A girls basketball tournament rolls around in two weeks. Although the 5-foot-5 guard missed the Cougars’ first 18 games, Nugent got a small taste of what it was like to be back on the court during SM Northwest’s 60-34 senior night win over Free State. Shawnee Mission Northwest coach Tyler Stewart and Free State coach Ted Juneau arranged before the opening tip for Nugent to be able to start and get the first two points of the game. Senior Jordann Nachbar and junior Hannah Black paced SM Northwest with 16 points apiece.
Slow start costs Cougars in 68-55 loss to Free State
February 23, 2018
It was a tale of two halves for Shawnee Mission Northwest’s boys basketball team on Wednesday against Free State. The problem for the Cougars was that they needed two good halves in order to knock off the Firebirds, who are ranked No. 2 in Class 6A. The Cougars proved that they could hang with the Firebirds in the second half, but a 15-point halftime deficit was too much to overcome in a 68-55 setback. George Specht scored all 16 of his points in the second half to lead the Cougars.