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SMNW girls soccer settles for 1-1 tie against Lawrence High
April 25, 2018
Brooke Haley gave the Shawnee Mission Northwest girls soccer team a 1-0 lead after heading in a free kick from Lizzie White, the Cougars had to settle for a 1-1 tie against Lawrence High on Tuesday after Maria Duncan buried a free kick with 6:33 to play.
Mill Valley 4th, St. James 5th in EKL boys golf 2nd round
April 25, 2018
The Mill Valley and St. James Academy boys golf teams placed fourth and fifth, respectively, in the second round of the Eastern Kansas League boys golf tournament on Tuesday at Brookridge Golf and Fitness.
St. James girls lacrosse tops Lee’s Summit, 10-4
April 25, 2018
The St. James girls lacrosse team defeated Lee’s Summit, 10-4, on Tuesday. Grace Wiley led the Thunder with three goals.
Baseball roundup: DHS shuts out Louisburg in sweep; SMNW rallies past Leavenworth; MV stifles STA
April 25, 2018
Conner Mackay struck out 13 in a complete game shutout in Game 1, and Tyler Barkemeyer threw five scoreless in Game 2, as the De Soto baseball team swept Louisburg, 4-0 and 9-0, on Tuesday. Alex Rice tied it up with an RBI single before Josh Mitchell’s walk-off sacrifice fly secured a 3-2 win for Shawnee Mission Northwest against Leavenworth. Nolan Sprague tossed six strong innings in the Mill Valley baseball team’s 7-3 win over St. Thomas Aquinas. St. James fell to Blue Valley North, 4-3, in eight innings. Shawnee Mission North rallied for three runs in the seventh, but it was too little, too late for the Indians in a 9-4 loss to Olathe Northwest.
Soccer roundup: MCA shuts out Northland Christian; MV tops BVNW, falls to STA; SMNW ties Lawrence
April 25, 2018
Maranatha Christian Academy’s girls soccer team rolled to a 10-0 win over Northland Christian on Tuesday. Annika Pinter paced the Eagles with a hat trick. Mill Valley has split its games so far this week after upending Blue Valley Northwest, 4-1, on Monday and falling to St. Thomas Aquinas, 1-0, on Tuesday. Shawnee Mission Northwest jumped out to an early lead after Brooke Haley headed in a Lizzie White corner kick in the fourth minute, but Lawrence High found a late equalizer to force the Cougars to settle for a 1-1 tie on Tuesday. A full recap of Cougars’ tie against Lawrence High will be posted later on St. James had its three-game losing streak snapped after a 3-0 loss to Blue Valley North on Tuesday. Shawnee Mission North couldn’t slow down SM East in a 9-1 loss to the Lancers on Tuesday.
De Soto wins Frontier League boys tennis tournament
April 25, 2018
As De Soto prepares to begin its tenure in the United Kansas Conference, the DHS tennis team added one more Frontier League title to its résumé on Tuesday to push the Wildcats’ streak to six straight.
Softball roundup: SMNW, De Soto notch sweeps; Mill Valley splits doubleheader against Aquinas
April 25, 2018
Shawnee Mission Northwest outlasted Olathe Northwest for a 10-9 victory before coasting past SM South, 15-0, behind a perfect game from Katie Gardiner. Josie Bedford hit a walk-off single in Game 1 and Carly Bodenhausen had six hits in each game in De Soto’s doubleheader sweep of Louisburg. DHS won Game 1, 6-5, and Game 2, 13-4. Mill Valley lost the opener of its doubleheader against St. Thomas Aquinas, 7-5, before bouncing back to beat the Saints in the nightcap, 13-11. Shawnee Mission North couldn’t keep pace with Olathe South and Olathe North, as the Indians lost to the Falcons, 22-0, and Eagles, 13-0. St. James was swept by Blue Valley North, 17-2 and 11-0.
Diggs, distance squad pace SM North at Kansas Relays
April 24, 2018
Ike Diggs took seventh in the 300 hurdles, and SM North boys and girls track and field teams combined for seven top-20 finishes in the relays last weekend at the Kansas Relays at Rock Chalk Park.
Mid-distance runners, Callahan pace Mill Valley at Kansas Relays
April 24, 2018
Mitch Dervin (fourth in the 800) and Trey Callahan (seventh in the shot put) both medaled for the Mill Valley boys track and field team last weekend at the Kansas Relays. Delaney Kemp turned in ninth-place finishes in the 800 and 1,600 meters, and the MV girls 4x400 and 4x800 teams both earned medals.
Boys relay teams, Hubert, Collins collect top-10 marks for De Soto at KU Relays
April 24, 2018
The De Soto boys 4x100, 4x200 and sprint medley relays all garnered top-10 finishes on Saturday at the Kansas Relays at Rock Chalk Park. Sam Hubert placed eighth in the boys 3,200 meters and Gabby Collins finished seventh in the girls 2,000 steeplechase to give the Wildcats two top-10 individual performances.

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Shawnee Mission Northwest senior Brooke Haley dribbles the ball away from Lawrence High senior Maria Duncan in the first half of the Cougars' 1-1 tie against the Lions on Tuesday.

Shawnee Mission North senior Ike Diggs, middle, clears a hurdle in the 110-meter hurdles at the Kansas Relays on Friday at Rock Chalk Park.

Mill Valley senior Mitch Dervin leads the pack in the 800 meters at the Kansas Relays on Saturday at Rock Chalk Park.

De Soto senior Trevor Watts runs the first leg of the Wildcats' sprint medley relay at the Kansas Relays on Saturday at Rock Chalk Park.

Shawnee Mission Northwest senior Molly Born, right, runs side by side with Liberty Christian's Elizabeth Reneau in the 3,200-meter run at the Kansas Relays on Friday at Rock Chalk Park.

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