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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.
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.
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.
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.
There are plenty of former Kansas City-area high school basketball players who are making waves in college. Kennetra Pulliams takes a look at a few of those.
Golfers from the ages of six to 17 tee off in the Everett Vinzant/John Cosnotti Memorial Junior Golf Tournament at Skyes Lady Overland Park Golf Course.
Driving home in a rainstorm, I listened intently on the radio as Mike Moustakas dove head-first into the bag to try to beat the relay, avoid the double play and get the Royals a much needed insurance run. He was saved by replay but not by the insanity of the move.
I disregarded Derek Jeter Day when the Royals and Yankees were rained out on June 9 but was certainly not gonna miss the re-do. Apparently, a lot of other people had the same thought. Jeter appeared for the final time at Kauffman Stadium and 31,758 joined me to document it.
Maranatha baseball surprised everybody in the Crossroads Conference by going undefeated and taking the regular season crown. They almost doubled down in the conference tournament but fell in the championship game 9-8 in 12 innings. But there's still work to be done and a bumpy past to reflect on. Mick Shaffer has more.
Spring sports can be strange for the Metro's high school seniors. State competition normally comes around after they've graduated. That's the case for Courtney Caldwell from Lawrence Free State who's going out in style, in swimming. Katie Falco has more on our Athlete of the Week, won who four events in her final home meet.
Samantha Honeycutt made the NCAA Softball Regionals three times as a player: Twice at MU, once more at Missouri State, where she set a number of school records. But now - as a first-year head coach at Avila - "Coach Sam" led the Eagles to their first-ever HAAC Tournament Championship. Kennetra Pulliams has more.