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Mohl, Moore record hat tricks to guide De Soto girls soccer to 12-0 win over Ottawa
April 17, 2018
Drayvhen Moore and Mackenzie Mohl recorded hat tricks to lead the De Soto girls soccer team to a 12-0 win over Ottawa on Monday.
Boys golf roundup: MV 1st, SJA 8th at Loch Lloyd Invitational; DHS 5th at Hayden Catholic Invitational
April 17, 2018
The Mill Valley boys golf team placed four golfers in the top 11 to win the Loch Lloyd Invitational on Monday. Nick Mason finished as the runner-up with a round of 73. Frankie Failoni rounded out the top 20 with a round of 82 to lead St. James to eighth place. Denver Morris-Lovell fired a round of 88 to lead De Soto to a fifth-place finish at the Hayden Invitational at Shawnee Country Club in Topeka.
Baseball roundup: Mill Valley holds off Turner; De Soto splits doubleheader against Paola
April 17, 2018
After play was suspended in the fourth inning on Friday between Mill Valley and Turner, the Jaguars hung on for an 8-7 victory when the game resumed on Monday despite a furious rally from the Golden Bears. De Soto split its doubleheader against Paola — winning Game 1, 7-1, and falling in the nightcap, 5-4. Shawnee Mission North’s Adrian Garcia and Olathe East’s Kyle McHale threw seven scoreless innings before the Hawks pushed across a run in the eighth for a 1-0 victory over the Indians. Van Horn scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh to hand Maranatha a 4-3 loss. Shawnee Mission Northwest saw its three-game winning streak snapped after a 4-2 loss to SM South.
Next 1920s mystery book club meeting is Saturday
April 17, 2018
The next 1920s mystery book club meeting will be on Saturday.
Girls lacrosse roundup: SJA honors seniors in setback against Aquinas; Shawnee Mission falls to Sion
April 17, 2018
The St. James Academy girls lacrosse team suffered an 8-2 loss to St. Thomas Aquinas on Monday, which doubled as the Thunder’s senior night. Grace Wiley and Ellie Steere scored for the Thunder. St. James honored seniors Mary Feiden, Katie Burns, Natalee Davidson and Grace Crane after the match. Shawnee Mission was unable to keep pace with Notre Dame de Sion in a 12-6 loss to the Storm.
Girls soccer roundup: De Soto, Maranatha recorded shutouts; Mill Valley tops Topeka Seaman
April 17, 2018
The De Soto, Maranatha Christian Academy and Mill Valley girls soccer teams both rolled to convincing victories on Monday. Mackenzie Mohl and Drayvhen Moore both had hat tricks in the Wildcats’ 12-0 win over Ottawa. A full recap of the Wildcats’ win over Ottawa will be posted later on shawneedispatch.com. Annika Pinter notched another hat trick in Maranatha’s 8-0 victory over Wyandotte. Adde Hinkle scored two goals to lead Mill Valley to a 5-1 win against Topeka Seaman. St. James suffered its second straight 1-0 loss after falling to Blue Valley Northwest. Shawnee Mission North led at halftime, but Basehor-Linwood scored three unanswered goals after the break to top the Indians, 3-1.
Council updates comprehensive plan to embrace more mixed-use
April 16, 2018
Mixed-use development, prevalent in cities such as Overland Park and Lenexa, is now becoming more acceptable in the city of Shawnee.
Girls swim and dive roundup: MV, DHS, SJA compete at Timberwolf Invitational; Wildcats win at Bonner Springs
April 16, 2018
The Mill Valley, De Soto and St. James Academy girls swim and dive teams competed at the Timberwolf Invitational on Saturday at BVSW. Kayla Teasley won the 200-yard freestyle and took second in the 100-yard breaststroke to lead the Jaguars to fourth place. De Soto finished sixth behind top-five finishes in the 500-yard freestyle from Nicole and Liz Schottler. St. James followed in seventh place behind top-five finishes from Audrey Jones in the 50-and 100-yard freestyles. De Soto also won the Bonner Springs Invitational last week after winning seven different events — including all three relays.
SMNW 3rd, SMN 5th at SMSD tennis meet
April 16, 2018
The Shawnee Mission Northwest and SM North boys tennis teams placed third and fifth, respectively, at the SMSD meet on Saturday. Nam Pham didn’t drop a game in his three matches en route to a first-place finish at No. 1 singles to lead the Cougars. Luke Johnson (No. 3 singles) and Cameron Peck (No. 4 singles) paced SM North with a 3-1 records after placing second in their respective pools.
SM North rolls past SM South, falls to BV Southwest at Sunflower League Softball Festival
April 15, 2018
Shawnee Mission North freshman Anna Harrison tossed a one-hitter in her varsity debut to power the Indians to a 14-3 win over SM South at the Sunflower League Softball Festival. The Indians fell to Blue Valley Southwest, 13-2, in their other game at the Sunflower League Softball Festival.
Mill Valley blasts past OE, falls to ONW in Sunflower League Softball Festival
April 15, 2018
Jess Garcia’s two-run home run sent the Mill Valley softball team to a 6-4 comeback victory against Olathe East at the Sunflower League Softball Festival. The Jaguars went 1-1 at the Sunflower League Softball Festival, as they also suffered an 8-2 loss to Olathe Northwest.
SMNW tops Holton, Great Bend in Sunflower League Softball Festival
April 15, 2018
Shawnee Mission Northwest defeated Holton, 11-2, and Great Bend, 9-2, in the Sunflower League Softball Festival. MaKenzie Cooper belted a three-run home run against Holton to support pitcher Megan Formwalt, who had 14 strikeouts while throwing a two-hitter. Jennaka Bultman got the win in the circle against the Panthers after limiting Great Bend to five hits and striking out seven.
Baseball roundup: SMNW shuts out BV West; MV leads Turner before play suspended; MCA, SMN fall
April 15, 2018
After six scoreless innings between the Shawnee Mission Northwest and Blue Valley West baseball teams, the Cougars clawed past the Jaguars in the top of the seventh for a 2-0 win on Friday. George Specht and Jordan Linderer combined to throw a three-hit shutout. Mill Valley jumped out to an 8-1 lead over Turner on Friday before the game was suspended in the top of the fourth inning. Shawnee Mission North suffered a 2-1 loss to Lansing on Friday before falling to SM East, 12-0, on Saturday. One half inning doomed Maranatha in a 13-2 loss to Summit Christian on Friday.
Girls soccer roundup: Play suspended for Mill Valley/SM Northwest, Eudora/De Soto games
April 15, 2018
The Mill Valley/Shawnee Mission Northwest and Eudora/De Soto girls soccer games were both suspended due to inclement weather on Friday. Mill Valley leads SM Northwest, 1-0, and De Soto has a 3-0 edge over Eudora. Both games were stopped in the 21st minute.
Track and field roundup: School records fall for DHS, SJA; Select MV athletes compete at Pre-State Challenge
April 15, 2018
Inclement weather once again altered the schedules of area track and field teams this weekend, but several area athletes were still able to put up season or personal-best marks. Here’s a rundown of each meet that area teams competed in last week.
Man critically injured after running Pflumm Road stop sign
07:16 p.m., April 13, 2018 Updated 04:29 p.m.
Two people were injured, one critically, when two vehicles crash in the intersection of 71st Street and Pflumm Road early Friday evening.
Girls soccer roundup: MV shuts out Schlagle; SMNW stifles SMN; DHS tops Piper
April 13, 2018
The Mill Valley, Shawnee Mission Northwest and De Soto girls soccer teams were all victorious on Thursday. Mill Valley shut out Schlagle, 10-0; SM Northwest blanked SM North, 5-0, and De Soto pushed past Piper, 3-1.
SMNW’s Ghilardi wins Leavenworth Invitational
April 13, 2018
Shawnee Mission Northwest senior golfer C.C. Ghilardi fired a round of 72 to win the Leavenworth Invitational on Thursday at Trails West Golf Course. Joe Bultman finished one shot back in a three-way tie for third to help the Cougars to third place. Cal Brooks led SM North with a round of 113, which was good for 58th place. North finished 12th as a team.
Baseball roundup: SMNW powers past SMW
April 13, 2018
A five-run third inning propelled Shawnee Mission Northwest’s baseball team to a 9-5 win over SM West on Thursday. St. James couldn’t keep pace with Rockhurst in a 13-7 loss. Mill Valley only trailed by one run after three innings, but Blue Valley scored nine unanswered runs the rest of the way to coast to a 14-4 win over the Jaguars. Shawnee Mission North fell to Olathe North, 16-6, on Wednesday.
Softball roundup: SMNW 2-0, MV 1-1 at Sunflower League Softball Festival
April 13, 2018
Shawnee Mission Northwest’s softball team defeated Holton and Great Bend, while Mill Valley fell to Olathe Northwest before rallying past Olathe East on Thursday in the Sunflower League Softball Festival. Full recaps of the two games for the Cougars and Jaguars will be posted later on shawneedispatch.com.