Sports

Jaguars, Thunder back in action for USA Football 7-on-7 Regional Championships
June 25, 2017
Mill Valley and St. James Academy returned to the gridiron for the USA Football 7-on-7 Regional Championships on Saturday at Heritage Park. The Jaguars posted a record of 6-1, while the Thunder went 3-3.
MV wrestling trio, two SJA alumni compete at Junior National Duals
June 25, 2017
Mill Valley senior Conner Ward, MV sophomores Austin and Zach Keal and St. James Academy alumni Clay Lautt and Sammy Cokeley represented their home state at the Junior National Duals Wednesday through Saturday in Tulsa, Okla.
New wave of talent excels at Mill Valley soccer camp
June 23, 2017
Mill Valley soccer coach Arlan Vomhof structured each day of his co-ed team camp to focus on a certain facet of the game, and there was one overall takeaway that he had throughout the week: the boys and girls players coming into the program have the chance to make a big impact.
De Soto boys basketball shows plenty of promise in BV West Summer League
June 22, 2017
After winning the final two regular season games last year, the De Soto boys basketball coach Matt Rice felt good about the direction his team was heading after a disappointing start. Rice’s morale was even higher on Tuesday night, though, as he saw his players continue to make progress during their Blue Valley West summer league wins over Olathe North and Gardner-Edgerton.
Area teams make coaching changes ahead of 2017-18 school year
June 21, 2017
While Shawnee area athletes are gearing up for their upcoming seasons, some will be doing so under a new head coach. Here is a rundown of the head coaching changes for Mill Valley, St. James, Shawnee Mission North, SM Northwest, De Soto and Maranatha Christian Academy going into the 2017-18 school year.
SMNW soccer returns to action for team camp
June 17, 2017
After posting double-digit win seasons last school year, the Shawnee Mission Northwest boys and girls soccer teams returned to the practice field for camp this week.
SM North alumnus Schneider named Kansas MVP of GKCFCA All-Star Game
June 16, 2017
Shawnee Mission North alumnus Will Schneider was named the Most Valuable Player for the Kansas team in the Greater Kansas City Football Coaches Association All-Star Game on Thursday at Blue Springs South. Schneider threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to SM West alumnus Isreal Watson to account for the Kansas All-Stars’ only score in a 17-7 loss. Danny Presler (SM North), Bryce Steffens (St. James), Chance Montgomery (De Soto), Lawson Marshall (De Soto), Ben Hartman (Mill Valley), Keegan Zars (Mill Valley), Blaine Boudreaux (Mill Valley) and Joel Donn (Mill Valley) also represented their respective alma maters on the Kansas team.
SMNW’s Bultman ties for fifth at Kansas Junior Amateur
June 16, 2017
Shawnee Mission Northwest junior Joe Bultman finished in a tie for fifth place at the Kansas Junior Amateur on Thursday after firing a third and final round score of 3-under, 67 at Turkey Creek Golf Course. Northwest senior C.C. Ghilardi tied for 20th after carding rounds of 77, 73 and 75 to finish at 15-over.
Mill Valley, SMNW, St. James boys hoops compete at KAMO Shootout
June 12, 2017
The Mill Valley, Shawnee Mission Northwest and St. James Academy boys basketball teams all competed in the KAMO Shootout last weekend.
Returners quick to pick up new offense at Mill Valley girls basketball camp
June 9, 2017
As Drew Walters heads into his second season as Mill Valley’s girls basketball coach, he has a lot of optimism about how his veteran team is starting to shape up. Walters worked with the Jaguars on installing a swing offense during their camp this week, and was encouraged that his returners didn’t need him to take much time explaining it.
De Soto girls basketball players make most of team camp
June 9, 2017
After losing four out of the five starters from a team that went to the state tournament last year, De Soto girls basketball coach Ryan Robie has been looking for players to fill those roles throughout the offseason. While the start of the 2017-18 season is still more than five months away, Robie was encouraged by the enthusiasm of all of the players who participated in the Wildcats’ basketball camp this week — especially those who capitalized on the opportunity to put some extra shots up.
DHS, SMNW, MV soccer put multiple players on all-league first teams
June 6, 2017
De Soto’s Tanith Beal, Madison Plake, Taylor Rogers, Tarah Phongsavath and Aly Hargrove were all named to the all-Frontier League first team. Shawnee Mission Northwest’s Megan Nugent, Kara Knapp and Courtney Jones earned all-Sunflower League first-team honors. Mill Valley’s Haley Freeman and Kacie Kinley, and St. James’ Annie Caldwell were picked to the all-Eastern Kansas League first team.
Mill Valley duo headlines all-league softball selections
June 6, 2017
Mill Valley’s Jess Garcia and Peyton Moeder were picked as all-Eastern Kansas League first-team selections, while Shawnee Mission Northwest’s MaKenzie Cooper and SM North’s Hannah Redick earned all-Sunflower League first-team honors.
Nine area baseball players named to KABC all-state team, 27 earn all-league honors
June 6, 2017
Shawnee Mission Northwest’s Dylan Nedved and Mill Valley’s Jack Blancarte wrapped up their high school baseball careers by being named to the Kansas Association of Baseball Coaches’ all-state first team. Will Morris (Mill Valley, second team), Brady Garrison (Mill Valley, second team), Tanner Bramlage (St. James, second team), Javier Pena (SM Northwest, second team), Derek Ripp (St. James, honorable mention), Dawson Cantwell (Mill Valley, honorable mention) and Luke Sosaya (Mill Valley, honorable mention) were also named to the all-state team. Twenty-seven Shawnee area players also earned all-league honors.
Cougar football opens summer with SMNW, Pitt State camps
June 5, 2017
The Shawnee Mission Northwest football team’s busy summer is in full swing after its team camp last week and Pitt State camp this week.

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