Sports

Experienced De Soto football team makes progress at camp
July 18, 2017
The junior campaign for De Soto quarterback Bryce Mohl didn’t go as planned after going down with a season-ending ankle injury in Week 7, but he has put that behind him. Mohl was back under center and running the option last week with his teammates at camp, and is looking forward to what his senior season has in store.
De Soto volleyball looks to build off of 30-win season
July 17, 2017
After posting a 30-win season and only losing one senior from last year’s squad, the De Soto volleyball team was eager to take the court for its two-day camp on Thursday and Friday.
Mill Valley posts 4-5 record at USA Football 7-on-7 National Championship Series
July 17, 2017
The Mill Valley football team wanted to show that a team from Kansas could compete against some of the best programs in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas over the weekend in the USA Football 7-on-7 National Championship Series in Frisco, Texas, and head coach Joel Applebee thought his squad did exactly that. The Jaguars posted a 4-5 record at the tournament, which was one of four put on across the nation by USA Football.
Area gymnastics camps have strength in numbers
July 17, 2017
Between a camp held at Shawnee Mission West — which featured elementary, middle and high school sessions — and SM Northwest’s high school camp, 70 gymnasts polished their skill sets last week.
Mill Valley volleyball takes multiple steps forward in offseason
July 17, 2017
Mill Valley volleyball coach Debbie Fay has seen a great deal of improvement from her team this offseason as the Jaguars prepare for their second season against a difficult Eastern Kansas League schedule.
Highly-motivated SM North football players show competitive edge at camp
July 17, 2017
There wasn’t any lack of motivation for the Shawnee Mission North football team at its team camp last week. After posting its first winning season last year since 2004, the Indians are keeping the bar high for the 2017 campaign.
Cougars show off versatility at camp
July 17, 2017
Following a trip to the Class 6A state tournament last fall for the first time in eight years, the Shawnee Mission Northwest volleyball team has set high expectations for the upcoming season. The Cougars prided themselves on being a well-rounded team last season with several players having the ability to play six rotations, and they’ve continued to work on being more versatile throughout the summer between their games in the SM South Summer League and team camp last week.
SMNW golfer Ghilardi commits to Kansas
July 17, 2017
Shawnee Mission Northwest senior C.C. Ghilardi verbally committed to continue his golfing career at the University of Kansas last week.
Area anglers reel in big catches at state, national bass fishing tournaments
July 11, 2017
De Soto’s Connor and Dylan Nimrod, Shawnee Mission Northwest alumnus Zach Vielhauer and Mill Creek sixth grader Parker Phillips have had strong showings at recent state and national bass fishing tournaments over the past few months.
SJA’s Howes, SMNW’s Oliver reach finals of HOA 18s junior clay court championship
July 10, 2017
St. James Academy senior Isaac Howes and Shawnee Mission Northwest senior Lillian Oliver got the chance to test their respective games on a different playing surface for the Heart of America 18s junior clay court championships on June 22-23 at Overland Park Racquet Club, and they did not disappoint. The two local standouts finished as the runners-up in their respective divisions.
MV freshman Freeman relishes experience on U-14 U.S. National Team
July 10, 2017
The sport of soccer took Mill Valley freshman Tyler Freeman to a different country for the second straight summer when he participated in the U-14 United States National Team camp from May 31 to June 10 in Zagreb, Croatia. Freeman will also represent Sporting Kansas City at the Generation Adidas ESP week, which will take place July 30 through Aug. 3 in Chicago, before he suits up for the SKC Academy U-17 team next season.
St. James basketball standout Fitzmorris commits to Stanford
July 4, 2017
Stanford has been at the top of St. James Academy senior Keenan Fitzmorris’ college basketball wish list for much of the recruiting process, and he came one step closer to suiting up for the Cardinal. According to Rivals.com National Basketball Analyst Eric Bossi, Fitzmorris verbally committed to Stanford after a recent visit.
All hands on deck: several people come together to get pool for SuperBo
July 3, 2017
For 7-year-old Bo Macan, there aren’t too many moments that he isn’t experiencing pain while battling rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, epilepsy and growth hormone deficiency. One activity that allows Macan to relieve some of that pain is swimming, and he’ll get a chance to do a lot of it this summer thanks to several helping hands coming together to build him a pool in his backyard.
Mill Valley pushes past De Soto, St. James in Summer League doubleheader
June 30, 2017
The returners on the Mill Valley baseball team know it won’t be easy to replace a senior class that included eight college signees, but that isn’t forcing the Jaguars to change their style of play this summer. The Jaguars used their bread and butter of small ball and solid pitching to pick up two summer league wins over De Soto and St. James Academy on Wednesday at 3&2 West. Mill Valley defeated De Soto, 8-4, and stifled St. James, 10-3.
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.

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