Sports

Local baseball player headed to Orlando for USSSA All-American Games
July 28, 2015
Nathan Almquist has been quite busy this summer, traveling around the country to test his baseball skills against some of the best competition in other states. The national tour will continue for him next week as he heads south to Orlando, Florida, for the USSSA All-American Games at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
Shawnee Mission North looking for redemption
July 20, 2015
Tyler Burnett vividly remembers the feeling. It was only the second game of the season, but that didn’t soften the emotional blow that came with a 34-32 loss to crosstown rival Shawnee Mission Northwest last September.
St. James takes No. 1 spot in MaxPreps rankings
July 17, 2015
The St. James Academy volleyball team hasn’t played a single set in the 2015 season, but the Thunder are already garnering some national attention thanks to the Preseason Top 25 Volleyball Rankings released by MaxPreps on Friday.
Local player headed to All-American Games
July 7, 2015
Ava Bredwell, an 11-year-old Shawnee resident and incoming seventh grader at Monticello Trails Middle School, has a season pass to Schlitterbahn. But while plunging toward the ground from nearly 170 feet in the air — she got the chance to ride the famous new water slide Verrüct — it was not the top highlight of her summer.
SMN standout Redick ready for new challenge
July 1, 2015
Just beyond the 400-foot centerfield fence at the Kansas City Kansas Community College Baseball Complex sits a line of small trees. Former Shawnee Mission North standout Chase Redick is hoping he can introduce that shrubbery to at least a few baseballs over the next two years.
SM Northwest grad Brand competes at nationals
June 23, 2015
When Erica Brand graduated from Shawnee Mission Northwest High School in 2010, she made a choice that would end up shaping her life in a profound way.
Local all-stars play in Mo-Kan football game
June 19, 2015
Four local football players participated in the Greater Kansas City Football Coaches Association Mo-Kan All-Star Game on Thursday night at Blue Springs South High School, which ended in a 35-7 victory for the Missouri squad.
Local soccer players named to all-state teams
June 18, 2015
Several local soccer players were recently named to the Kansas Soccer Coaches Association all-state teams, receiving recognition for their outstanding performances during the 2015 season.
Former Mill Valley softball star heading to FMU
June 17, 2015
Former Mill Valley softball standout Taylor Brunson will be continuing her career at Francis Marion University in Florence, South Carolina, the school announced Wednesday.
Four local softball all-stars showcase their skills
June 16, 2015
Four local softball players got the opportunity to showcase their skills at the 15th Annual Mo-Kan All-Star Softball Series on Monday evening at the Shawnee Mission School District Softball Complex.
De Soto coach reflects on state tournament run
June 15, 2015
De Soto girls soccer coach Jesse Smith knew before the season started that his team had the potential to do something extraordinary.
Local softball players named to all-state teams
June 15, 2015
Five local players were recently named to the Kansas Softball Coaches Association’s all-state teams, earning recognition for their performances during the 2015 season.
Orndorff excited to lead MCA boys soccer team
June 9, 2015
When Jon Orndorff graduated from Maranatha Christian Academy back in 2008, he never would have guessed that he would be leading the school’s boys soccer program just seven short years later.
Edwardsville Parks and Rec’s Gold Glove Week to raise funds for Children’s Mercy
Royals’ Frank White to sign autographs June 12
June 5, 2015
The Edwardsville Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting a special fundraising event next week, aimed at assisting local youth through Children’s Mercy Hospital of Kansas City.
Gomer named Class 6A KABC Pitcher of the Year
June 5, 2015
Shawnee Mission Northwest senior Brandon Gomer added to his collection of postseason accolades this week as he was named Pitcher of the Year by the Kansas Association of Baseball Coaches.

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