Sports

STA defeats Mill Valley with whirlwind finish
October 1, 2016
STA defeats Mill Valley, 40-33.
SMNW soccer shuts out SM North, 6-0
September 30, 2016
Shawnee Mission Northwest shut out SM North, 6-0, in a rare Friday night Sunflower League soccer showdown at the Shawnee Mission Soccer Complex.
SMNW third, SMN fifth at district gymnastics
September 30, 2016
Shawnee Mission Northwest and SM North placed third and fifth, respectively, in what could possibly be the last district competition and season of gymnastics for the Shawnee Mission and Olathe high schools.
Miege shuts out Mill Valley soccer, 2-0
September 30, 2016
Mill Valley soccer suffered a 2-0 home loss to Bishop Miege, Thursday.
SMNW football loses to SM West, 39-20
September 30, 2016
Shawnee Mission Northwest’s football team hung with SM West for the better part of the first half Thursday at SM South District Stadium, but the Cougars could not keep pace with the Vikings in a 39-20 loss.
SMNW’s Oliver, Horton win Sunflower League tennis double title
September 30, 2016
Shawnee Mission Northwest’s Lilly Oliver and Tamerra Horton defeated SM East’s Gretchen Cooper and Lucy Kendall, 9-4, to win the Sunflower League doubles title Thursday at the College Boulevard Activities Complex. Oliver and Horton helped the Cougars tie for third place in the league standings.
SJA’s Klemp finishes fifth overall at Lawrence High Invitational
September 28, 2016
St. James Academy senior Caroline Klemp fired a round of 78 to earn a fifth-place finish Wednesday at the Lawrence High Invitational at Eagle Bend Golf Course. Klemp led the Thunder to a fifth-place team finish as well, and Allison Comer and Katie Coens also cracked the top 25 at 22nd and 23rd overall. Mill Valley came in seventh in the team standings with the help of top-15 finishes by Meg Green and Bella Hadden. Green tied for 12th with a round of 81, and Hadden followed in 15th after carding an 82. Cassie Gomer and Katlyn Killeen shot respective rounds of 91 and 97 to lead Shawnee Mission Northwest and SM North.
Volleyball roundup: Mill Valley takes down Gardner-Edgerton in straight sets
September 28, 2016
Mill Valley’s volleyball team swept Gardner-Edgerton in two sets (25-23, 25-16) to pick up its first Eastern Kansas League victory. St. James Academy (No. 6 in Class 5A) fell to Blue Valley Northwest (No. 7 in 6A) in straight sets (25-15, 25-18) in an EKL match Tuesday. Shawnee Mission Northwest and SM North both went 0-2 in their respective Sunflower League triangular, as the Cougars lost to Olathe North and SM West, and the Indians fell to Lawrence High and Leavenworth.
Soccer roundup: Schaefer sends St. James past BV North in OT
September 28, 2016
St. James Academy’s soccer team has been no stranger to overtime this season. After coming away to two ties last week, Luke Schaefer gave the Thunder a 1-0 overtime win over Blue Valley North Tuesday by converting a penalty kick. In other area action, Shawnee Mission Northwest lost to Olathe Northwest 5-0, Mill Valley fell to BV Northwest 2-0 and SM North dropped a 9-1 contest with Olathe East.
Law Enforcement Torch Run Celebrates 35 Years of Support
September 27, 2016
The International Law Enforcement Torch Run Conference recently celebrated its 35th anniversary of supporting Special Olympics.
De Soto moves up to 5A for KSHSAA classification
September 26, 2016
After narrowly missing the cut to move up to Class 5A for the 2015-2016 school year, De Soto High School officially received word from the Kansas State High School Activities Association Monday that the Wildcats athletic programs with exception of football would be making the jump up from 4A based on the current enrollment of the ninth through 12th graders. There were no other changes in classifications for the other Shawnee-area schools — Shawnee Mission Northwest, SM North, Mill Valley St. James Academy and Maranatha Christian Academy, but it was a close call for the Jaguars. Mill Valley is the largest school in Class 5A, and only has 26 students less than KC-Wyandotte — Class 6A’s smallest school.
De Soto football tops Paola, 28-7
September 26, 2016
The De Soto High School football team took their its win of the season over Paola High School Friday. After a loss to Louisburg High School on Sept. 16, the Wildcats spent the week preparing for another physical Frontier League team. However, DHS was able to hold its own and defeat Paola 28-7.
Lanman leads Indians at SM North Invite; SMNW takes eighth overall
September 25, 2016
Shawnee Mission North senior Natalie Lanman did not hold anything back in her final home gymnastics meet Saturday. Lanman finished fifth on the vault and in the all-around, but it was her second-place finish in the uneven parallel bars that she will always remember about her last Shawnee Mission North Invitational in the Brick House. Shawnee Mission Northwest placed eighth overall behind the performances of sophomores Celeste Gordon and Zoe Kopp.
Volleyball roundup: SMNW second at Tongie tourney; SJA loses thriller to Aquinas at Blue Springs South
September 24, 2016
Shawnee Mission Northwest’s volleyball team finished second at the Tonganoxie Invitational Saturday after posting a record of 5-1 throughout the day. St. James made it through pool play in the Blue Springs South tournament as well. The Thunder went 3-2 — falling in the semifinals to St. Thomas Aquinas in three sets.
Cross country roundup: St. James girls win gold division of Rim Rock Classic
September 24, 2016
The St. James Academy, Mill Valley, De Soto and Maranatha Christian Academy cross country teams all competed Saturday at the Rim Rock Classic in Lawrence, while Shawnee Mission North ventured north to run at the Roy Griak Invitational in Minnesota.

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