Play of the Week

The Time Warner Cable SportsChannel Play of the Week promotion recognizes the best plays from our coverage of high school football this fall. We’ll select a winner every week, which will advance to the Play of the Year contest at the end of the regular season.

The Countdown to the Simone Awards is On

Dave Stewart goes over the favorites for this year's Simone Awards. Find out who Sewart thinks will win this year!

Fantasy Football Fix Week 5

Katie Falco's fantasy team bounced back nicely after a terrible showing in last week's games.

Blue Springs vs. Raymore-Peculiar

10/02/15 - The 3-3 Raymore-Peculiar Panthers host the 1-5 Blue Springs Wildcats in this high school football matchup.

Bishop Miege vs. Blue Valley West

10/01/15 - The Blue Valley West Jaguars host the Bishop Miege Stags in this high school football matchup.

High School Roundup

Join Mick Shaffer and Dave Stewart as they showcase some of the best high school football highlights from Friday, October 2.

Willis Is Hy-Vee Athlete of the Week

Zach Willis of Belton is this week's Hy-Vee Athlete of the Week!

Fantasy Huddle

Who's in? Who's out? Should you sit 'em or start 'em? Our crew breaks down the week that was in the NFL and has suggestions for your fantasy team.

Falco's Fantasy Football Woes

Katie Falco sheds some light on the status of her fantasy football team, which hit a rough patch last week.

From Rinks to Links

The KU men's team took the Badger Invitational up in Wisconsin. This after the men's and women's teams each crowned an individual champion the previous week.


In this edition of #RockChalkTV, Mick Shaffer and Soren Petro discuss the KU volleyball and football team!

Royals Prep for Playoff Return

The Kansas City Royals prep for the playoffs with Dave Stewart revealing his take on their ALDS matchup.

Rim Rock Farm High School Classic

On September 26, 2015, more than 150 teams from nine states descended on Lawrence, Kansas and Rim Rock Farm to compete in the Rim Rock Farm Cross Country High School Classic.

High School Roundup

This week's High School Roundup is hosted by Dave Stewart and Leif Lisec. The guys take you around the region and show off the best high school football highlights.

McKenna Rice is Hy-Vee Athlete of the Week

Lee's Summit West's McKenna Rice didn't let a poor start to her round derail her entire performance. She just kept playing her game, en route to an individual title in the City Championship, as well as a team win for the lowest round. Katie Falco catches up with this standout freshman.

The McGinnis Comeback

The former Olathe East player continues to make strides after an injury. Leif Lisec has more.

Falco Fantasy Football Fix – Week 3

Our own Katie Falco breaks down this week in fantasy football.

Blue Springs South vs. Rockhurst

09/18/15 - The Rockhurst Hawklets host the Blue Springs South Jaguars in a Class 6 high school football matchup.

SM North Brothers Breaking Cross County Records

Three years ago, Shawnee Mission North welcomed a pair of students from Ethiopia, brothers Belesti and Alex Akalu. Last year, the two were playing C-team soccer and then they decided to try track. This year, they took that passion for running they developed in the spring and carried it to this fall, where the brothers have blossomed in cross country and are starting to rewrite the Indians' record books.

Olathe East vs. Shawnee Mission South

09/17/15 - In this high school football matchup, the 0-2 Shawnee Mission South Raiders host the 0-2 Olathe East Hawks.

Chief Concerns

Fan reactions to Chiefs loss may be worse than the Chiefs loss. Mick Shaffer explains.

Not Your Ordinary Freshman

Parker Roberts is making an early splash for KU soccer.

Kelce's Swagger Sets Tone for Chiefs

Travis Kelce is part of the changing trend in the NFL - a trend that began to emerge slowly over the last decade.

Lawrence Free State vs. Olathe North

09/11/15 - In a Sunflower League matchup, the 0-1 Olathe North Eagles host the 0-1 Free State Firebirds.

Hy-Vee Athlete of the Week: Rai'reco Miller

This year marks the 60th anniversary for Van Horn. We went ahead and got a start on the party as we recognize Rai'reco Miller as our Hy-Vee Athlete of the Week. It's most definitely deserving, after he went for more than 300 yards on the ground and 4 scores last week. Katie Falco has more.

Medals Don't Define A Champion

Medals aren't what define a champion. Sometimes just the journey makes the destination more valuable. Kennetra Pulliams has more.

Lisec Joins the Falco Fantasy Football Fix

Leif Lisec and Katie Falco evaluate and grade each other's Fantasy Football teams.

Lauren Holiday Heads for Retirement, Aims Big Finish

Lauren Holiday heads for retirement, aiming for a big finish. This soccer star leaves behind a bigger legacy off the field.

Mill Valley vs. St. Thomas Aquinas

09/04/15 - In the opening weekend of Kansas high school football, the St. Thomas Aquinas Saints host the Mill Valley Jaguars.

Volleyball Upset Earns HyVee Athlete of the Week

When you beat St. James Academy in Volleyball, in their gym, when they're ranked #1 in the Nation and you do it by winning the final two sets? You deserve to get some recognition. It was such an outstanding feat, we had to share the wealth with the Ravens. Kyle Haas has more.

Hy-Vee Athlete of the Week: Norvell Trent

Our Hy-Vee Athlete of the Week is Norvell Trent, who was playing in his first ever high school football game when he made the catch that was our "Play of the Week". For more info on this outstanding debut, here's Katie Falco.

St. James Academy vs. Pleasant Hill

09/03/15 - The 0-2 Pleasant Hill Roosters host the 0-0 St. James Academy Thunder in this high school football matchup.

From Dusk 'Till Dawn

College football is back and there's nothing like it. Mick Shaffer has more.

Falco Fantasy Football Fix: Wide Receivers

Fantasy Football drafts are underway. This week, Fantasy Huddle's Katie Falco looks at wide receivers.

The Most Interesting Team in the World

The Royals may have their best team ever, but also their most interesting.

Number One with a Question Mark

Lisec debates who he should select with the first pick in his fantasy football league.

Truman vs. Raytown South

The Raytown South Cardinals host the Truman Patriots in this high school football matchup.

Recap of Oak Grove vs. O'Hara

Week 2 of the High School Football season started off with a great one. In a rematch of the Class 3 District Title from a year ago, Oak Grove outlasted Archbishop O'Hara 21-16. Brad Porter and Dion Clisso recap how this one went for the Panthers.

Oak Grove vs. O'Hara

The O'Hara Celtics host the Oak Grove Panthers in this high school football matchup.

High School Coaches Renew Love of Sports

Being a high school coach might not be brining the big bucks, but the payoff is more than enough. Brad Porter has more.

Falco Fantasy Football Fix: Running Backs

This week, Fantasy Huddle's Katie Falco takes a look at running backs as you prepare for your upcoming fantasy football draft.

Remembering Coach Janice Ninemire Van Gorp

Mick Shaffer shows us the impact “Coach Janice” had on so many.

Oak Park Volleyball Player Orie Agbaji

Orie Agbaji is a senior volleyball player at Oak Park. Her summer provided international experience and success and is helping the 6’2” outside hitter grow into her name. Kennetra Pulliams has more.

Gary Hyman: KU's Enthusiasm Coordinator

The Jayhawks special teams coordinator is a live wire, on and off the field. Leif Lisec

Cris Carter Blog

Teaching NFL rookies what not to do. Cris Carter torches integrity in message at symposium.

Park Hill vs. Blue Springs South

A Class 5 powerhouse faces off against a Class 6 powerhouse in the opening week of Missouri high school football.

St. James Academy Volleyball Slam Interview

Leif Lisec speaks with Jenna Gray and Audriana Fitzmorris of St. James Academy about the upcoming Volleyball Slam.

High School Roundup Rewind

Mick Shaffer and Brad Porter recap this week's high school football games.

Falco Fantasy Football Fix: Quarterbacks

Fantasy Huddle's Katie Falco takes a look at a few quarterbacks heading into your 2015 fantasy football draft.

Trophy Case or Charity Case?

Kennetra Pulliams explains why giving everyone a trophy doesn't teach, but rather stints. Not receiving an award can be a building tool, as she explains.

Fantasy Follies

How bad is Mick Shaffer at fantasy football? He'll be glad to tell you all about it.

Are NFL Coaches Ever Happy?

The latest installment of HBO’s “Hard Knocks” offers viewers and fans another window into the world of Training Camp life in the National Football League. This time around it’s the Houston Texans under second-year head coach Bill O’Brien.

Special Delivery

The KU Volleyball team has a surprise for season ticket holders

Can Bishop Miege Repeat As State Champs?

Bishop Miege head coach relished the first undefeated season in program history. But not long after all of the congratulatory pats on the back, the wheels were already spinning: How to do it again? Gone is the starting quarterback who is a D1 prospect, gone is the EKL defensive player of year, but one reason not to panic -- Dawson Downing who scored three touchdowns in the state title game.

Kearney Bulldogs Bring The Energy

Kearney head coach Greg Jones is quoted as saying his players really only have two choices: Show energy or fake energy. It's pretty basic really. Sluggishness is nowhere in the Bulldogs' playbook. Kyle Haas has more from Kearney.

Fort Osage Looking For First State Title This Season

Fort Osage quarterback Skyler Thompson was the only junior finalist for the Simone Award last season. You don't have to draw too many lines to see that he would be one of the favorites to win Kansas City's Heisman this season. But not only that, Fort Osage could be a favorite to win its first ever state title. Kyle Haas went to Independence to find out more.

Hawklets Hoping For Another State Title

A decade of dominance is wrapping up. Kansas City has had a team in the state championship game of Missouri's big class each of the last nine years. This is notable because KC has pretty much been only allotted one spot in the semi-finals each year and one spot in the final four. And in those nine years, KC teams have won state six times. Twice it was Blue Springs. Twice Blue Springs South claimed the title. Rockhurst also took the title twice. Can a KC team get back for a 10th straight year? If so, who will it be? The Hawklets are raising their hands. Katie Falco has more.

Why Reward Participation?

Dave Stewart weighs in on the upside of making kids earn their awards.

Clint Bowen is Kansas Through

Clint Bowen is about as Kansas as they come as Leif Lisec explains.

Chris Hemsworth is Johnny Cueto

Mick Shaffer talks about the newest arm added to Kansas City in Johnny Cueto.

Otis Taylor Belongs in the Hall

If I didn’t like to eat so much, I’d be a hunger-striker until he’s recognized for what I consider to be a Hall of Fame career. But there’s no indication the veterans’ committee will ever lean that way. And I can’t figure out why.

Pettiness in Sports?

We have all had moments when we carried ourselves with a certain lack of maturity. Unfortunately, in the world of sports, those moments can easily be caught on camera or on tape and played for the world to digest.

Sixth Annual Time Warner Cable SportsChannel Volleyball Slam

Saturday, August 29th is the date for the sixth annual Time Warner Cable SportsChannel Volleyball Slam. The event takes place at St. James Academy and features 16 of the area's best teams. All the fun begins at 8 a.m.

What About Whataburger?

In honor of Whataburger's 65th anniversary, Kennetra Pulliums makes a passionate plea to get on in KC.

Will Shields Enters Pro Football Hall of Fame

Kansas City Chiefs’ Will Shields was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Shields was enshrined Saturday night, along with fellow players Jerome Bettis, Tim Brown, Charles Haley, the late Junior Seau, and Mick Tingelhoff, as well as executives Bill Polian and Ron Wolf. Time Warner Cable SportsChannel’s Katie Falco was in Canton, Ohio.

Women Rise in Sports

Kennetra Pulliams takes us through the women who have made big impacts in the world of sports.

Rousey, Royals and Random Thoughts

Brad Porter shares his thoughts on Ronda Rousey, the Kansas City Royals and the NFL.

The Learning Curve

This week, Leif Lisec had the chance to hit the green with golfer Robert Streb. He gives us a little taste of his afternoon.


While on vacation, Leif Lisec got re-introduced to the game of cricket.

A Look At Jake Blackwood

Before Jake Blackwood was a two-sport athlete at Platte County High School, he grew up in San Diego. His dad would take him out of school early to catch Padres’ games. His dad also told him to pay attention when Tony Gwynn came to the plate. Now that Jake is a dad, he wouldn’t mind if his son kept a close eye on Angels’ All-Star Mike Trout.

Allow Kids To Be Multi-Sport Athletes

In a world where kids are often being forced to pick one sport over another, Dave Stewart maintains that it's okay for high school kids to play multiple sports.

Kansas Shrine Bowl

The Kansas Shrine Bowl kicks off on July 26 here on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel! The players checking into Hays, Kansas on Thursday - and their biggest benefit - to get to know the patients and kids for which they are playing, ad understand their journey.

Cafe 29

A couple of days ago, Cafe 29 had it's biggest sales day ever. It was literally the biggest! 16 members of the Kansas Jayhawks' football team arrived all at once at the new restaurant in Overland Park. It was more than just hungry football players looking for a meal between off-season workouts, because this trip had a special meaning.

These Aren't Your Dad's Royals

These aren't your dad's Kansas City Royals, and Brad Porter explains why that's a good thing.

Shrine Bowl – EAST

The Kansas Shrine Bowl airs live from Hays on Saturday, July 26 at 7 p.m. on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel. Kyle Haas spent Wednesday in Emporia with the East squad.

What's Going On With Yordano Ventura?

So what exactly is going on with the Royals and the pitching carousel? Dave Stewart has some insight.

Royals Participate in Special Needs Baseball Fantasy Camp

This week, the next generation of Royals All-Stars swung for the fences, ran the bases and threw strikes at a special needs fantasy baseball camp at the Little K. Lorenzo Cain, Mike Moustakas, Drew Butera and Mike Montgomery teamed up to give these special baseball players a push.

Chiefs Moving Day

Equipment Manager Allen Wright has been involved with the Chiefs since 1983. From William Jewell to River Falls and St. Joe, he’s had his hand on everything needed to make Chiefs Training Camp happen. He has mastered the art of an efficient moving day.

Taking A Look At Women's Professional Soccer

The U.S. National Team is just off their World Cup victory and the team members are heading back to their day jobs: Playing with various NWSL teams. Dave Stewart takes a look at one of the most recent NWSL games.

Kids and Baseball

Katie Falco had an interesting week playing house when she watched her niece and three nephews. Read about her week and her thoughts on little league baseball.

Shrine Bowl – WEST

The Kansas Shrine Bowl airs live from Hays this Saturday at 7 p.m. on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel. Kyle Haas spent Monday in Salina with the West squad.

KU Football Media Day

College football is just around the corner! Mick Shaffer caught up with the Kansas Jayhawks at Big 12 Media Days.

Weber Is Taekwondo National Champion

Logan Weber’s introduction to taekwondo came with a nudge from her mom, whose motivation was primarily about self-defense. Logan’s initial reluctance has now blossomed into a championship-caliber passion for this branch of martial arts.

The Duffman Makes His Case

Brad Porter writes about why pitcher Danny Duffy may have made his case to stay in the pitching rotation during the game against the White Sox.

My All-Star Game Blog

Kennetra Pulliams chronicles her time spent in Cincinnati at the MLB All-Star game.

Café 29

A special group recently visited Café 29. Mick Shaffer tells us who they were and why it was such a special visit.

USA Men Win Gold At World University Games

The Kansas Jayhawks, the representatives for Team USA at the World University Games, came home victorious in basketball. Leif Lisec has more.

Royals Sitting Pretty Heading Into All-Star Break

Dave Stewart blogs about how the Royals are sitting pretty as they head into the All-Star break.

Tenbrink Adds Legitimacy

A 15 year-old Olathe North baseball player didn't know that his ability made others take notice; namely the assistant baseball coach at rival Olathe South.

Slam City

What Chicago is to high school basketball, Kansas City is quickly becoming to high school volleyball. Mick Shaffer explains why.

Falco Learns About Golf From Lisec

Katie Falco needs help with golf. Who better to as than our local PGA Professional Leif Lisec?

Special Olympics Missouri Athletes Headed To Los Angeles

For the first time since 1999, the United States will host the Special Olympics World Games. It’s estimated that half a million people will pack Los Angeles for the 2015 Special Olympics world more than 7,000 athletes from 170 will show their courage and spirit of sportsmanship. Special Olympics Missouri will be represented by 14 athletes.

Nate Tenbrink

Even though Nate Tenbrink’s baseball career hasn’t gone according to plan, things have worked out. The former Olathe Northwest and K-State player is now excelling in his new role, MVD, Most Valuable Dad, to his four-month-old son.

The Boys of Summer

Dave Stewart takes a look at the boys of summer and one in particular: Balbino Fuenmayor.

Brad Porter's Random Sports Thoughts

Women’s World Cup, Paulo from Sao Paulo, Chiefs training camp, and other random thoughts and observations.

Kansas Jayhawk Future Classes

Find out who will be playing for the Jayhawks next season as well as future recruits and prospects for the Kansas football team.