Sports

Tennis roundup: Oliver leads SMNW at Free State quad; MV defeats BV West, wins DHS quad
September 21, 2017
Shawnee Mission Northwest senior Lily Oliver was the singles champion was the Free State quad on Wednesday after winning all three of her matches. After winning its home tournament on Saturday, the Mill Valley tennis team started off its week with two more victories on Tuesday and Wednesday between the De Soto quad and a duel against Blue Valley West.
SMNW’s Gomer, Congrove lead area golfer at Carol Gillard Invitational
September 21, 2017
Shawnee Mission Northwest senior golfers Cassie Gomer and Maggie Congrove have a friendship that goes well beyond the links, but the moment they got to share on Wednesday at Sykes/Lady Overland Park Golf Club was one that they won’t soon forget. Gomer and Congrove were paired together at the Carol Gillard Invitational — which is a unique nine-hole, junior varsity/varsity-combined tournament that pits two golfers from each team to play in a scramble, four-ball or alternate shot format. The two SM Northwest seniors posted a score of 38 for the Cougars’ varsity scramble, which earned them a trophy for second place. St. James, Mill Valley and SM North rounded out the area teams that competed in the tournament.
Soccer roundup: SMN plays Free State to scoreless tie; SJA falls to BVSW in state title rematch
September 20, 2017
For the second straight week, the Shawnee Mission North soccer team traveled to Lawrence to earn a tie. North (0-6-2) played Free State to a scoreless draw on Tuesday, five days removed from tying Lawrence High, 1-1. In a rematch of the 2016 Class 5A state title match, St. James Academy fell to Blue Valley Southwest, 3-2.
Volleyball roundup: Mill Valley sweeps Tongie triangular; Maranatha breezes by Butler
September 20, 2017
The Mill Valley volleyball team picked up two wins at the Tonganoxie triangular on Tuesday with sweeps of Emporia and Tonganoxie. Maranatha notched its fourth straight sweep after easily handling Butler. Shawnee Mission Northwest split its matches at the Olathe North triangular — defeating Olathe South and losing to the host Eagles. Shawnee Mission North was unable to carry its momentum from a win over Washington on Monday into the Leavenworth triangular. The Indians fell to Leavenworth and SM East.
De Soto volleyball sweeps Eudora
September 20, 2017
Whether it’s dishing out assists or recording kills, De Soto junior Haley Cuba enjoys being heavily involved in the Wildcats offense. Cuba and fellow setter Kennedy Higgins spread the wealth offensively to the likes of outside hitters Brooke Stonestreet, Loren Hinkle and Cassidy Crist and middle blockers Ally Barnhart and Kelsey Beary to guide the Wildcats to a three-set sweep of Eudora, 25-10, 25-14, 25-15, on Tuesday. The Cardinals hung tough with the Wildcats (15-2, ranked No. 3 in Class 5A) early in the second and third sets, but they had no answers for the De Soto offense when Cuba was not only setting up her teammates, but putting the ball down with ease herself. Cuba paced the Wildcats with 11 kills.
Cougars fifth, Indians 12th at SMNW Invitational
September 19, 2017
Cassie Gomer and Camille Haley both cracked the top 20 for Shawnee Mission Northwest on Monday at the SMNW Invitational at Lake Quivira Golf Course to lead the Cougars to fifth place. Gomer and Haley placed 14th and 20th, respectively. Katlyn Killeen finished 19th to lead SM North to 12th place.
Soccer roundup: Apple, Gratz power De Soto past Paola
September 19, 2017
Daniel Apple scored the first four goals in De Soto’s 6-1 win over Paola on Monday. Goalie Eli Gratz also saved two penalty kicks in his first varsity match. Shawnee Mission North matched its best offensive performance of the season, but the Indians suffered a 4-2 loss to Bonner Springs. Shawnee Mission Northwest only trailed by a goal at halftime, but Rockhurst pulled away after the break to upend the Cougars, 5-0. St. James thought it had scored a goal in the closing minutes of its match on Saturday against Bishop Carroll, but it was waved off, and the Thunder fell to the Golden Eagles, 2-1, in a rematch of the Class 5A 2016 state semifinals.
SMNW gymnastics shows off depth en route to Free State Invitational title
September 18, 2017
The depth of the Shawnee Mission Northwest gymnastics team paid dividends on Saturday at the Free State Invitational, as the Cougars won their third straight meet to open the season. Shawnee Mission North finished fifth out of eight teams.
Mill Valley tennis wins Jaguar Invitational
September 17, 2017
Mill Valley edged St. James by one point to win the Jaguar Invitational on Saturday. Individual champions included: De Soto’s Issa Sullivan (No. 1 singles), St. James’ Gabi Taylor (No. 2 singles), St. James’ Meredith Bierbaum/Tara Devine (No. 1 doubles) and Mill Valley’s Peyton Moeder/Josie Carey (No. 2 doubles).
XC roundup: SJA sweeps Bonner Springs Invitational; MV earns top-three finishes at Southern Stampede
September 17, 2017
The St. James girls and boys cross country teams won the Bonner Springs Invitational on Saturday at Wyandotte County Park. Shawnee Mission North finished in the top three of the team standings in both varsity races as well. De Soto placed sixth on both sides. The Mill Valley girls and boys cross country teams both came away with top-three finishes in the varsity green division races at the Southern Stampede in Joplin, Mo.
De Soto shuts out Louisburg, 41-0
September 17, 2017
A 14-point loss to Louisburg from last season was still fresh on the minds of the players on De Soto’s football team, but they were quick to make it an afterthought with a 41-0 rout of LHS on Friday.
All six Shawnee area football teams earn Week Three victories
September 16, 2017
It was a winning night all around for the six Shawnee area schools, as Shawnee Mission Northwest, SM North, St. James, Mill Valley, De Soto and Maranatha all came away with victories. Here is a roundup of last night’s action.
Soccer roundup: Mill Valley shuts out SM East, 1-0
September 16, 2017
Drake Brizendine’s penalty kick in the 23rd minute was all the Mill Valley soccer team needed in its 1-0 win over Shawnee Mission East on Friday. Daniel Fuller found the back of the net for Maranatha Christian Academy, but the Eagles suffered a 2-1 loss to Bishop Seabury.
Soccer roundup: Gardner-Edgerton rallies past SMNW; Miege shuts out St. James
September 15, 2017
The Shawnee Mission Northwest soccer team grabbed an early lead in its match against Gardner-Edgerton on Thursday, but the Trailblazers responded with two quick first-half goals of their own and held on for a 2-1 win over the Cougars. The Shawnee Mission Northwest soccer team grabbed an early lead in its match against Gardner-Edgerton on Thursday, but the Trailblazers responded with two quick first-half goals of their own and held on for a 2-1 win over the Cougars. In a match between defending state champions, Bishop Miege came out on top with a 2-0 victory over St. James Academy.
Volleyball roundup: St. James sweeps Aquinas triangular; Maranatha tops Van Horn
September 15, 2017
The St. James Academy volleyball swept the St. Thomas Aquinas triangular on Thursday after defeating the host Saints in three sets and sweeping Blue Valley Northwest. Maranatha Christian Academy freshman Addi Pelham was a dig shy of a double-double in the Eagles’ three-set sweep of Van Horn. Shawnee Mission Northwest splits its matches at the SM South triangular — sweeping the host Raiders and falling in three sets to Free State.

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