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Half the field of eight at the Kansas Class 6A state softball championship, which starts Thursday in Lawrence, is made up of Johnson County schools. But the biggest surprise is clearly Olathe South, the field's No. 8 seed. The Falcons are...
Senior athletes from faith-based private schools in Johnson County will continue to show off their talents at colleges around the country. Throughout the fall and spring, high school seniors from private schools around Johnson County have been signing letters of...
In less than a year, a Shawnee Mission East graduate has gone from training in Arizona to becoming a bobsled athlete for Team USA. It's not a path the one-time all-state prep football standout had in mind when he graduated...
At this time a week ago, there was uncertainty as to whether Rockhurst University would even play another collegiate baseball game or not this season. And Blue Valley North graduate Jake Canent, a senior relief pitcher for the Hawks, would...
As the Olathe South High School baseball coaching career of Josh Perkins winds down with his final season, he plans to make a dash to the past this weekend. As a birthday trip with his oldest son, Perkins is heading...
By Sam Zeff  Sometimes called the “Kansas Seabiscuit,” Lawrin won the Kentucky Derby in 1938 and played a role in the careers of a famous trainer and an even more famous jockey. Lawrin was trained at the 200-acre Woolford farm, near...
In her time playing softball at Baker University in Baldwin City, Kansas, one-time Olathe North High School standout Savannah Bray, has experienced a lot. As a sophomore last year, she helped the Wildcats reach the NAIA Softball World Series for...
Kennedy Taylor’s decision to transfer from Missouri State University to Kansas State University to conclude her college basketball career was bolstered earlier this month after learning that one of women’s basketball’s biggest individual stars decided to play one more...
After signing letters of intent in recent months, dozens of high school seniors from USD 232 will further their athletic careers at colleges around the country. Throughout the fall and spring, seniors in the district — like their counterparts across...
A longtime mixed martial arts fighter and coach is bringing national acclaim to his Overland Park studio. Trey Ogden opened Marathon Mixed Martial Arts in the summer of 2020. He’s balanced coaching at the studio with the furthering of his...
Senior athletes from the Shawnee Mission School District are looking to the future by committing to colleges to continue their athletic careers. Throughout the fall and spring, Shawnee Mission School District high school seniors, like their counterparts across the country,...
A former Shawnee Mission South High track coach was given a special honor for his 26 years of dedication. At its track meet on March 30, the high school track team announced it will change its 4 x 400 meter...