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St. James sprinters break school record, bring home hardware at Kansas Relays
April 23, 2017
St. James Academy sprinters Hannah Schaefer, Celeste Buchanan, Emma Gossman and Ashley Wurtenberger re-wrote the school record books and came home with some hardware on Saturday after the conclusion of the Kansas Relays at Rock Chalk Park in Lawrence. Mill Valley seniors Megan Eckman and Morgan Thomas placed third and fourth, respectively, in the high jump. Shawnee Mission Northwest junior Molly Born garnered a second-place finish in the adidas Dream Mile with another meet record-breaking time. De Soto’s Zach Titus placed fifth in the shot put, and the Wildcats finished second in the Sunflower boys 4x100-meter relay. The SM North girls and boys 4x800-meter relay teams both earned top-10 finishes.
SM North hoops alumnus Marcus Weathers will transfer to Duquesne
April 23, 2017
Shawnee Mission North alumnus Marcus Weathers announced via Twitter on Sunday that he will be transferring to Duquesne to continue his college basketball career. Weathers, who averaged 9.7 points and 6.0 rebounds during his freshman campaign at Miami (Ohio), will have to sit out for the 2017-18 season due to NCAA transfer rules before he suits up for the Dukes in 2018-19.
Softball roundup: SMNW, SMN drop final two games of Sunflower Festival
April 23, 2017
Shawnee Mission North and SM Northwest lost their final two games in the Sunflower Softball Festival on Friday.
Soccer roundup: MV, SMNW play to scoreless tie; SJA drops two in St. Louis
April 23, 2017
The Shawnee Mission Northwest and Mill Valley girls soccer teams played to a scoreless draw on Friday. St. James fell to Villa Duchesne and St. Dominic over the weekend in St. Louis.
Tennis roundup: St. James wins Salina Central tournament; De Soto 7th in Wichita
April 23, 2017
The St. James Academy boys tennis team won the Salina Central tournament on Saturday, while De Soto placed seventh out of 16 squads in the Wichita Collegiate Tournament of Champions.
Baseball roundup: SMNW, SMN go 3-0 at River City Festival
April 23, 2017
Shawnee Mission North and SM Northwest both went 3-0 over the weekend at the River City Baseball Festival in Lawrence. St. James went 1-1 in its two games at the River City Baseball Festival.
SMNW’s Born part of record-breaking trio at Kansas Relays
April 22, 2017
Shawnee Mission Northwest junior Molly Born finished second in the 3,200-meter run of the Kansas Relays on Friday at Rock Chalk Park to join Girard’s Cailie Logue and Free State’s Emily Venters in breaking the meet record in the event. Born’s time of 10:10.64 was the sixth fastest this year in the nation. Natalie Lanman placed third in the pole vault after matching her personal-best to lead SM North. The Mill Valley girls distance medley team of Delaney Kemp, Evan Zars, Bella Hadden and Britton Nelson garnered a fifth-place finish. St. James junior Emma Gossman qualified for finals in the 400 meters and helped the Thunder’s 4x100-meter team punch its ticket to today’s final heat. Exavior Jackson, Brogan Williams, Trevor Watts and Ethan Rodriguez will be back in action today in the Sunflower 4x100-meter relay. Brooke Brownlee represented Maranatha with a 15th-place finish in the 100-meter dash prelims.
SMNW, SMN split Sunflower Softball Festival opening games
April 21, 2017
Shawnee Mission Northwest’s softball split its first two games at the Sunflower Softball Festival — defeating Holton, 11-1, in six innings and falling to Lansing, 7-4. Shawnee Mission North fared the exact opposite of SM Northwest in its first two games of the Sunflower Softball Festival, as the Indians defeated Lansing, 3-2, but lost to Holton, 14-3. De Soto scored in the first inning of each game in its doubleheader against Piper, but there was nothing doing after that in the Wildcats’ 18-1 and 14-1 losses to the Pirates.
Baseball roundup: Ernsdorff tosses one-hitter in SJA’s win over Topeka Hayden
April 21, 2017
St. James Academy senior Davis Ernsdorff threw a one-hitter to lead the Thunder to a 12-0 run-rule victory over Topeka Hayden in the Thunder’s first game of the River City Baseball Festival on Thursday in Lawrence. Jordan Linderer struck out 11 in six shutout innings to propel Maranatha to a 6-0 win over Sherwood (Mo.). Shawnee Mission Northwest senior Joe Todd pitched six strong innings, and the Cougars rallied late for a 3-2 win over Raymore-Peculiar (Mo.) in their first game in the River City Baseball Festival in Lawrence. De Soto was unable to get its offense going for the second straight day, as the Wildcats lost to Gardner-Edgerton, 3-1, in the consolation semifinals of the DHS Spring Classic.
De Soto boys golf wins Frontier League tournament
April 21, 2017
The De Soto boys golf team won the Frontier League tournament on Thursday at Sycamore Ridge Golf Course behind individual champion Daniel Lee. Lee carded a round of 73, and was one of five Wildcats to place in the top 10.
St. James recognizes 11 student-athletes at spring signing day ceremony
April 20, 2017
St. James Academy held its spring signing day ceremony on Wednesday in the school’s media center for 11 student-athletes who will be continuing their sports careers at the collegiate level. The 11 St. James seniors recognized at the ceremony were Mackenzie Blatcher (UMKC, volleyball), Tanner Bramlage (Northeastern Oklahoma A&M, baseball), Sammy Cokeley (Cornell, wrestling), Molly Hackett (Kansas State, rowing), Chris Herron (Fort Hays State, volleyball), Matt Kipper (Emporia State, cross country and track), Haley Luna (Kansas City Kansas, softball), Andy Maginn (St. Louis, swimming), Makayla Michalski (Park, volleyball), Monica Spencer (Benedictine, cross country and track) and Bryce Steffens (Missouri Western, football).
Walton scores game-winner in De Soto’s double-OT over Blue Valley
April 20, 2017
De Soto junior Caitlin Walton was the first to admit that she was a little bit nervous when she got the chance to score the golden goal against Blue Valley on Wednesday, but the anxiety quickly turned into jubilation after she pushed the ball past Tigers goalie Lexi Palacio with 2:10 left in double-overtime. Walton’s goal not only gave the Wildcats a 1-0 win, but kept De Soto unbeaten at 9-0-1. Taylor Rogers recorded her seventh shutout of the season.
Baseball roundup: Mill Valley, De Soto drop close contests
April 20, 2017
The Mill Valley baseball team was unable to defeat Bishop Miege for the second straight day, as the Jaguars fell to the Stags, 2-1, on Wednesday. De Soto lost to Pembroke Hill, 2-1, in the opener of the DHS Spring Classic.
St. James tennis shines at USD 232 Classic
April 20, 2017
The St. James Academy boys tennis team won all four brackets at the USD 232 Classic on Wednesday at Mill Valley.
SMNW second, SM North third at SMN swim and dive triangular
April 19, 2017
The Shawnee Mission Northwest and SM North girls swim and dive teams placed second and third, respectively, on Tuesday at the SMN triangular.

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