Also from March 20
- SJA’s Rodina, Martinez win state powerlifting titles; MV’s Berner earns state runner-up honors
- March 19, 2018
- Lifting weights serves as a way to build strength for all different sports, but for some athletes in the Shawnee area, it’s much more than that. More than a dozen athletes from the area competed at the Kansas 5A state powerlifting meet on March 3 at Bonner Springs High School. St. James Academy seniors Zack Rodina and Rio Martinez highlighted the meet by winning state titles in their respective weight classes. Rodina and Martinez led St. James to third place. Mill Valley junior Abby Berner was the state runner-up in the 140-pound girls division. Berner earned at least one medal in all three of her meets in her first season of powerlifting.
- Former SMNW hoops standout Skeens earns All-America, Academic All-America honors
- March 20, 2018
- After guiding the Washburn men’s basketball team to an NCAA Division II tournament appearance, Shawnee Mission Northwest alumnus Brady Skeens has earned Basketball Times All-America and CoSida Academic All-America third team honors.