Sports

Senior leadership propels St. James tennis to 2-1 record at season-opening quad
August 23, 2017
The seniors on the St. James Academy tennis team took what they learned from their trip to Cincinnati for the Western & Southern Open and used it to help themselves and their teammates at the Thunder’s season-opening quad on Tuesday at Johnson County Community College. The Thunder defeated St. Thomas Aquinas and Bishop Miege, and fell to Hayden.
DHS junior volleyball player Hinkle commits to K-State
August 22, 2017
Another member of the De Soto volleyball team’s talented junior class verbally committed to play at the Division I level last week when Loren Hinkle declared that she would attend Kansas State.
St. James set to open season against Lansing in Volleyball Slam
August 22, 2017
Fresh off making its 10th straight appearance in a state title match last fall, the St. James Academy volleyball team is excited for its chance to begin another decade of dominance. The Thunder will open the season on Saturday against Lansing in the eighth-annual Volleyball Slam at St. James.
St. James soccer focuses on reloading after last year’s state title
August 17, 2017
Fresh off of winning a Class 5A state championship in 2016, the St. James boys soccer team didn’t have a hard time finding a motto for its upcoming season.” Seniors Jonathan Bass, Luis Alvarado and Sam Enna all closed their respective interviews at Monday’s practice at Shawnee Mission South with one word: reloading.
Seniors ready to lead St. James football
August 17, 2017
St. James Academy’s senior-laden football team is ready to get its season rolling with a Week One matchup against Mill Valley.
Royal reflection: Shawnee resident describes emotions of being Sonic Slam Inning winner
August 15, 2017
Shawnee resident Tim Brown reflected on winning $25,000 from the Kansas City Royals’ Sonic Slam Inning after rookie catcher Cam Gallagher blasted a grand slam in the sixth inning of a 6-2 victory over the Oakland A’s on Monday.
Shawnee resident wins $25,000 after Royals catcher Gallagher’s grand slam
August 15, 2017
Kansas City Royals catcher Cam Gallagher belted a grand slam for his first career home run on Monday night in a 6-2 road win over the Oakland A’s, and a Shawnee resident had 25,000 reasons to be happy about it. Tim Brown won $25,000 thanks to Gallagher’s homer, which was hit in the Sonic Slam inning — the sixth inning — of the Royals’ victory.
MV baseball’s Hall commits to Wichita State
August 14, 2017
Mill Valley junior baseball player Quinton Hall verbally committed to Wichita State last week.
Mill Valley players, coaches give back at Moms Huddle
August 14, 2017
While the Mill Valley football team is counting down the days until its season opener on Sept. 1 against St. James Academy, a few Jaguars pounced at the opportunity to take the field with some of their biggest fans on Friday night for the program’s seventh annual Moms Huddle.
De Soto cross country continues to build chemistry as season quickly approaches
August 8, 2017
In Katie Wilber’s first year as De Soto’s head cross country coach, one of her primary goals was to build the chemistry of the young Wildcats team. Wilber enjoyed watching the Wildcats drop time throughout last season while continuing to become closer on and off the course. While the Wildcats are eager to kick off their season, they already have a much stronger bond than at this time last year. Along with logging a multitude of miles this summer, the Wildcats took their first ever team trip to Onekama, Mich.
Colorado Springs trip highlights summer for St. James cross country team
August 8, 2017
The St. James Academy cross country team’s annual trip to Colorado Springs, Colo. has always been something that coach Rob Harber and his athletes have looked forward to, and this year’s trek was no different.
Confident SM North runners ready to kick off cross country season
August 8, 2017
The Shawnee Mission North boys and girls cross country teams have some lofty goals in mind for this fall after gaining some much-needed confidence last year.
SMNW XC has energy level despite low attendance at summer conditioning
August 8, 2017
Despite the success that the Shawnee Mission Northwest cross country team has had over the years, it has not directly correlated to the attendance at the Cougars’ summer conditioning program. While head coach Van Rose would have liked to see some higher numbers at summer conditioning, he hasn’t been disappointed with the efforts put forth by the runners who have consistently shown up.
Mill Valley cross country runners highly-motivated for upcoming season
August 8, 2017
After the Mill Valley boys and girls cross country teams secured top-three finishes at the state meet last fall, the Jaguars are setting the bar high for the upcoming season.
Eventful summer for SMNW alum Skeens includes playing with USA D2 touring team
August 4, 2017
Shawnee Mission Northwest alumnus Brady Skeens has already etched his name in the Washburn men’s basketball record books in his three seasons with the Ichabods, and the accolades have continued to mount for the former Cougar in the offseason. Skeens — who is the Ichabods’ career leader in blocked shots, blocked shots per game, field goal percentage, rebounds per game and defensive rebounds per game — is playing for the USA Division II All-Star touring team for four games in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The USA D2 team is 1-1 through its first two games after defeating Jundiai on Tuesday and falling to Paulistano on Wednesday. The tour will conclude with games against Fluminense on Sunday and Botafogo on Monday.

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