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.

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.

Local Pitch, Hit, and Run National Qualifier

Lorenzo Cain, Salvador Perez, Alcides Escobar, Alex Gordon, and Ned Yost won’t be the only Royals in the All Star Game. Twelve year-old Chase Jans, from Overland Park, will be representing Kansas City in the national Pitch, Hit and Run competition.

Football As It Should Be

Okay, I’ll call that football. Anytime you can flirt with hanging a 6 on the scoreboard (the number of points awarded for a touchdown) I’ll allow you to call it football.

Delaney's Impact Still Felt 32 Years Later

The Joe Delaney story is remarkable. The actions that were taken following his death are also remarkable.

Random Thoughts and Observations from the World of Sports

Brad Porter shares his thoughts on a variety of topics from Sporting KC to the Royals, Paul Pierce and more.

U.S. World Cup Success Costs FCKC

The team’s been in a tailspin without four starters who are with the national team. The defending NWSL champs have fallen into a tie for 6th place in the nine team league.

Misty Copeland Breaks Racial Barriers

Misty Copeland is another example of racial progress in America. Like her own personal identity, she is thriving in a profession that is loosening its black and white rigid boundaries.

Farewell To Jack

Leif Lisec has had the great opportunity to work with some great Kansas City broadcasting legends. This week, one of them signed off for the last time.

Art of the Car Concours

This past Sunday, many interesting cars were on display at the Art of the Car Concours. Our Brad Porter gives us some highlights.

Three Stores the First of a Kind

TopGolf, Scheels and The Container Store are changing the retail store game as Kennetra Pulliams explains.

Thoughts of Hot Dog Eating Champion

Mick Shaffer shares his thoughts on one of the more popular contests during the Fourth of July holiday.

LARP is Becoming Widespread

LARP, or live action role playing, is becoming a popular activity that Katie Falco had to learn more about.

Pitching for Priests

On June 8th the Community America Ballpark, home of the Kansas City T-Bones, opened its doors to fans and priests.

KU vs Canada

Bill Self and the Kansas Jayhawks spent a couple of days in Kansas City this week, as the crimson and blue are gearing up for the World University Games, which are coming up in South Korea in July. On Tuesday, they beat Team Canada 91-86 in an exhibition game.

Gridiron Glory

The Gridiron Glory Exhibit presented by the Pro Football Hall of Fame is open daily at Union Stadium. It traces the history of the game and features a massive collection of Kansas City Chiefs memorabilia.

Scheels Grand Opening

Scheels opened it's 26th store as Kennetra Pulliams explains that this is much more than just an ordinary sporting goods store.

Brush With Greatness

David Letterman signed off the air earlier this year after more than 30 years as a late-night host. Lisec explains why he misses him already.

Can Topgolf and Others Ideas Revive the Ancient Sport?

Brad Porter expresses his thoughts on the golf society and how it has changed over the years.

Interesting Time at the College World Series

The College World Series wrapped up in Omaha on Monday and as our Katie Falco tells us, there are a lot of local ties and there have been some crazy times.

Alex Lange Revisits the College World Series

Ten years after making his first ever trip to the College World Series, Alex Lange was back. However, he is no longer a spectator, but a player to be taken seriously.

Ross Road Trip a Reality

Levi Ross had his wish come true with a little help from former Kansas basketball player and current NBA player Ben McLemore.

Papa John's All-Star Game Punt Return

Thursday’s Papa John’s Kansas vs. Missouri All-Star Game featured a play that will be remembered as one of the best.

Royals vs. The NL

Royals fans sure are representing KC by voting for their players in the All-Star Game. But is it fair? Mick Shaffer shares his view.

Remembering Kevin Gray

It's been four years since Kevin Gray lost his battle with adult sarcoma. Dave Stewart writes him an open letter filling him on the sports world in KC these last few years.

Bill Self Basketball Camp

Leif Lisec's son is having the time of his life at the Bill Self Basketball Camp.

Nothing Stopped Mamie Johnson

Nothing stopped Mamie Johnson. Not her gender. Not her race. Not her size. Not poverty. It all just made her more determined.

WIN Devoted to Empowering Women Through Sports

Time Warner Cable SportsChannel is very involved with various philanthropy organizations throughout the KC area. One of which is WIN for KC, an organization that is devoted to empowering girls and women through sports and fitness.

The Long Road to the U.S. Open

Leif Lisec introduces us to one of golf's up-and-comers, Travis Mays. Mays tried to qualify for the upcoming U.S. Open.

Sports Trainers Often Overlooked

Dave Stewart remembers the different trainers in sports, an often overlooked position on many professional sports franchises.

Upset About Royals All-Star Votes?

Not a fan of how many Royals are leading in the All-Star voting? You can change that, you know. Brad Porter has more.

Alex Smith Football Camp

It's the second year that Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith is teaming up with Hy-Vee for the Alex Smith Pro Skills Football Camp.

Bill Self's Basketball Boogie

The Bill Self Basketball Boogie has been announced for June, 13 with proceeds supporting the Assists Foundation. Click here for more information!

Grandview Boys Earn Fifth Straight Title

The Grandview Boys Track & Field team won their fifth straight state title recently, as well as record-setting times for Anglerne Annelus. Dave Stewart has more.

Missouri State Track Highlights

Mick Shaffer gives us the highlights from the Missouri state track competition.

A Second Chance For Matt Fields

Second chances don't come around often. Matt Fields knows that and is making the most of his second chance. Katie Falco has more.

Time For Women to put Blatter to Shame

Sepp Blatter resigning as head of FIFA comes admits allegations of corruption, embezzlement and bribery. Brad Porter tackles the issue that seems to go unnoticed regarding Blatter.


Part golf. Part bowling. Part darts. What exactly is TopGolf? Mick Shaffer explains.

College Softball Full of Local Standouts

Just because there weren't any local players on either team represented in the Women's College World Series doesn't mean you shouldn't be paying attention to college softball. Kennetra Pulliams has more.

McDonald Hangs Up Cleats

Blue Valley West baseball coach Bill McDonald announced his retirement following their third place victory at the Class 5-A State Tournament.

SM West Falls In Soccer State Semifinals

The SM West Vikings lost a tough one to Washburn Rural in the state soccer semifinals.

Olathe South Wins Softball Title

Watch highlights of Olathe South's win over Olathe NW for the state softball title.

Kansas High School Swimming Championships

Katie Falco has a full recap of the KS state swimming championships.

Free State Wins 6A Baseball Championships

The Free State Firebirds beat SM Northwest for the 6A state baseball championship.