Sports

SJA, MVHS girls golf finish first, second at Cat Classic
August 25, 2016
St. James Academy girls golf, Mill Valley and Shawnee Mission Northwest finished first, second and fourth, respectively, Wednesday at the Cat Classic at Shawnee Country Club. St. James’ Caroline Klemp won the tournament with a round of 75, and Mill Valley’s Meg Green finished four shots back as the runner-up.
St. James set to take on Aquinas in Volleyball Slam finale
August 24, 2016
A new cast of players is ready to step into the spotlight for St. James volleyball, as the Thunder kick off their season Saturday against St. Thomas Aquinas in the Time Warner Cable Sports Channel Volleyball Slam.
Fun year’ lies ahead for SM North tennis
August 24, 2016
Shawnee Mission North girls tennis coach Zach McKamie likes the mix of seniors and freshmen on his team for the upcoming season.
SJA tennis opens season with double dual, reflects on trip to Western & Southern Open
August 23, 2016
St. James Academy’s tennis team went 2-1 — defeating Bishop Miege and Topeka Hayden, and falling to St. Thomas Aquinas — in a double dual Tuesday at Johnson County Community College for its first competition of the season. The Thunder came in with some added energy after watching some of the best tennis players in the world compete in the Western & Southern Open last week in Cincinnati.
Cougars flying high under new gymnastics coach Jessie Rood
August 22, 2016
Jessie Rood is less than a month into her first season of coaching the Shawnee Mission Northwest gymnastics team, and the Cougars are still flying high with her at the helm.
SM North volleyball fully focused as season approaches
August 21, 2016
The energy level has been high for the Shawnee Mission North volleyball team as the Indians prepare for the upcoming season.
Mill Valley volleyball vies for chance to prove itself in EKL
August 21, 2016
Mill Valley seniors Morgan Thomas, Maggie Bogart and Emma Mantel know that their final season in a Jaguar uniform won’t be anything like their first three with the program, and they would not want to have it any other way. The three Jaguar seniors trio enjoyed competing in the Kaw Valley League, but they want to be pushed to be the best players that they can be, and believe that the Eastern Kansas League will give them that opportunity.
Jaguar cross country runners jump at chance for title run
August 21, 2016
Mill Valley juniors Britton Nelson and Bella Hadden and sophomore Delaney Kemp made up three of the four members of the Jaguars’ state championship 4x800-meter relay team last track season, and now they are ready to embark on another title run in cross country this fall. For the Mill Valley boys, Gavin Overbeck, Tyler Coad, Justin Grega, Max Jones and Braden Shaw all return from the team that took fourth at the 2015 state meet.
MVHS soccer seniors ready to lead Jaguars
August 19, 2016
Mill Valley senior Adam Grube is well aware that there is a plethora of talented freshmen and sophomores in the Jaguar boys soccer program after going through team tryouts Monday through Wednesday, and he’s excited about that. While Grube believes the future is bright for Mill Valley soccer, he is determined to make the most out of his final high school season with his senior teammates.
St. James senior cross country runners yearn to lead talented newcomers
August 16, 2016
St. James Academy senior cross country runners Gabrielle Boucher, Carlie Yunger, Erik Wilkinson and Matt Kipper are embracing their leadership roles as the Thunder open the 2016 season.
SJA football full of enthusiasm at first day of practice
August 16, 2016
A veteran group looks to lead St. James Academy’s football team as the Thunder enters their first season as a member of the Eastern Kansas League.
SMNW senior Vielhauer finds national success in fishing
August 15, 2016
Shawnee Mission Northwest senior Zach Vielhauer and Kick Back high school bass club teammate Remington Wagner have achieved numerous angling accolades on the state and national fishing scene — including a 12th-place finish at the Costa Bassmaster High School Series National Championship Aug. 4-6 at Kentucky Lake in Paris, Tenn.
Mill Valley football prepares to defend state title
August 12, 2016
While there are only five starters returning from Mill Valley’s 2015 Class 5A state championship football team, head coach Joel Applebee has full confidence in the Jaguars as they begin their shot at defending their first title in school history.
Mill Valley’s Turner, Lawson rack up medals at ITF World Championships
August 11, 2016
Mill Valley sophomore Matthew Turner won a bronze medal in specialty breaking and joined fellow Jaguar Carter Lawson on a six-man team to win four more medals at the International Taekwondo Federation World Championships July 27-31 in Brighton, England. Turner and Lawson helped the six-man team take gold in specialty breaking, silver in power breaking and bronze in patterns and sparring.
Six SMNW alums continue rugby careers with former club coach at Lindenwood-Belleville
August 8, 2016
Shawnee Mission Northwest alumni Joel Droge, Jacob Gilliam, Khalil Hattley, Alex Quinn, Cole Johnson and Jason Barnhart have continued their rugby careers at the collegiate level under former KC Cougars club coach Pat Clifton at Lindenwood-Belleville.

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