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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.