Sports

DHS 2nd, SM North 4th at De Soto Duals
January 21, 2017
De Soto’s wrestling team posted a record of 4-1 in the De Soto Duals to place second at its home competition on Friday. Shawnee Mission North placed fourth with a record of 2-3.
SMNW bowling garners top-five finishes at Free State Invitational
January 21, 2017
The Shawnee Mission Northwest bowling team garnered top-five finishes in the boys and girls competitions Friday at the Free State Invitational at Royal Crest Lanes. The SM Northwest boys placed fourth, while the girls squad took fifth. Mill Valley’s boys and girls teams both finished 10th, and St. James Academy followed in 11th.
Boys basketball roundup: St. James cruises past Father Tolton Catholic
January 21, 2017
St. James Academy’s boys basketball team snapped a three-game losing streak with a 73-50 road win over Father Tolton Catholic on Friday. In other area action, Shawnee Mission North lost at the buzzer to Schlagle, Wamego topped De Soto, Kansas City Christian topped Maranatha Christian Academy and SM East rolled past Mill Valley.
Girls basketball roundup: De Soto advances to Tongie title game
January 21, 2017
The De Soto girls team will be taking on Silver Lake in the Tonganoxie Invitational title game for the second straight year after defeating Wamego, 38-32, Friday. In other area action on Friday, Bishop Miege defeated Mill Valley, Leavenworth upended Shawnee Mission North, Notre Dame de Sion pushed past St. James Academy. Maranatha Christian Academy picked up its second win of the season on Thursday against Bishop Seabury.
BVN, Bullock fend off SMNW in Viking Classic semifinals
January 21, 2017
There was not much that Shawnee Mission Northwest’s boys basketball team could do to stop Blue Valley North senior Colby Bullock during its 69-61 loss to the Mustangs on Friday in the Viking Classic semifinals at SM West. Bullock scored his first bucket just four seconds after the opening tip, and kept lighting up the scoreboard the rest of the way en route to pouring in a game-high 36 points. CC Ghilardi led the Cougars with 21 points.
SMNW girls hoops handles SM South after slow start in first quarter
January 20, 2017
The Shawnee Mission Northwest girls basketball team shut out Shawnee Mission South in the first quarter in the first matchup between the Sunflower League foes on Dec. 16, so the fact that the Cougars were trailing the Raiders after the first eight minutes of Thursday’s rematch took them a little bit off guard. The Cougars more than made up for the disappointing first quarter, though, as they rolled past the Raiders, 57-31, to improve to 7-3 on the season.
Indians, Vikings tie for first on SM North swim and dive senior night
January 20, 2017
After 12 events took place and 10 Shawnee Mission North seniors were honored, an overall team champion could still not be crowned on Thursday at the SM North triangular. Shawnee Mission North and SM West were tied going into the 400-yard freestyle relay, and they remained deadlocked afterward, as they both finished with 229 points. Shawnee Mission Northwest followed in third with 158 points.
Basketball roundup: St. James girls sink SM West; SMNW boys cruise past Lansing
January 19, 2017
St. James Academy’s girls basketball team put an end to a seven-game losing streak by outlasting SM West, 43-40, in the consolation semifinals of the Blue Valley North KA-MO Classic on Wednesday. Shawnee Mission Northwest’s boys basketball team won its first-round game over the Viking Classic at SM West, as the Cougars upended Lansing, 62-48, on Wednesday.
SMNW wrestling finds “small victories” in dual loss to Free State
January 19, 2017
The Shawnee Mission Northwest wrestling team was a long ways away from a dual victory against a much more experienced Free State squad on Wednesday, but Cougars coach Howard Newcomb has been preaching about “small victories” to his young grapplers this season. While the Cougars only won two of the 12 matches in a 64-10 loss to the Firebirds with Devonte Smith pinning Joey Eddis and Charles Brockmann earning a major decision over Garrett Bradley, Newcomb did get a few of those moral victories that he was looking for, too.
Boys basketball roundup: Maranatha upends McLouth; SMN falls to Ottawa
January 18, 2017
Maranatha Christian Academy pulled away in the second half to earn a 61-50 victory over McLouth in its opener of the McLouth tournament on Tuesday. Shawnee Mission North fell to Ottawa, 72-44, in its second game of the Bobcat Basketball Invitational at Basehor-Linwood.
Girls basketball roundup: SMNW, De Soto, Mill Valley pick up victories
January 18, 2017
Shawnee Mission Northwest upended Topeka, De Soto topped Tonganoxie and Mill Valley coasted past Lansing to highlight Shawnee-area girls basketball action. Shawnee Mission North fell to Blue Valley Northwest, St. James lost to Staley (Mo.) and Maranatha came up short against Riverside.
SMNW’s Klein, MV’s Willoughby, DHS’ Blazo highlight OS swim and dive quad
January 18, 2017
Shawnee Mission Northwest freshman Scott Klein, Mill Valley senior Mitch Willoughby and De Soto senior Jarod Blazo led their respective schools on Tuesday at the Olathe South quad.
DHS boys hoops snaps five-game skid, beats Holton in Tonganoxie Invitational
January 17, 2017
Grant Noll and Noah Wilson scored 17 points apiece to lead De Soto’s boys basketball team to a 60-54 win over Holton in the first round of the Tonganoxie Invitational on Monday.
SM North falls to Hayden in Bobcat Basketball Invitational opener
January 17, 2017
Shawnee Mission North boys basketball coach Steve Stitzer admitted that there were quite a few things that his team needed to improve on after the Indians’ 70-40 loss to Topeka Hayden on Monday in first pool play game of the Bobcat Basketball Invitational. The Indians (2-6) won’t get a chance to pick apart any of their miscues from their loss to Hayden in practice before taking the court again for their second pool play game at 4:30 p.m. today against Ottawa, but Stitzer definitely expects a better overall effort against the Cyclones.
St. James’ Pickert commits to Southern Illinois
January 15, 2017
St. James Academy senior Travis Pickert — the Eastern Kansas League leader in sacks last season — verbally committed to continue his football career at Southern Illinois, but it won’t be as a defensive end. The Thunder senior plans to follow in the footsteps of his father, Joe Pickert, who played with NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Troy Aikman at UCLA, and line up at tight end for the Salukis.

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