Busy weekend across three states

Teams from all across the Kansas City area participated in various meets last weekend, but three of those were the most prominent.  It started last Friday with the Roy Griak Invitational in Minnesota, where a handful of teams competed in one of the largest meets in the nation. Each race saw more than 450 runners,Continue reading “Busy weekend across three states”

Free State boys, Olathe West girls win Baldwin Invite

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – In between the star-studded fields at the Olathe Twilight and Rim Rock meets, the Baldwin Invitational could be considered a smaller meet. But, it’s only small in terms of quantity. Although there were only about a dozen teams at the Baldwin City Golf Course – now named the Spielman Cross Country CourseContinue reading “Free State boys, Olathe West girls win Baldwin Invite”

Fast times at Olathe Twilight

Saturday night’s Olathe Twilight meet was rainy, but that didn’t stop the participants from running fast times at an early season competition. There were many personal records set at the meet – too many to count, honestly. Congratulations to all of those who ran PRs in less-than-ideal conditions. Shawnee Mission South’s Hannah Gibson made aContinue reading “Fast times at Olathe Twilight”

3-peat? Olathe West girls primed to win another state championship

The Olathe West girls cross country team looks primed to bring home a third-consecutive state championship this fall, while the boys team will continue to battle through a tough regional in hopes of making it to state.On the girls side, the Owls graduated only their seventh runner from their state team that brought home aContinue reading “3-peat? Olathe West girls primed to win another state championship”

Olathe Northwest earns first-ever girls wrestling regional title

SPRING HILL, Kan. – Doug Newcomb made history in his first year as coach of the Olathe Northwest girls wrestling team. On Saturday, the first-year head coach of the Ravens led his team to the Kansas State High School Activities Association 6A-5A Regional championship.  Not only was it the first for the girls team, whichContinue reading “Olathe Northwest earns first-ever girls wrestling regional title”

Olathe West hosts multi-squad girls wrestling competition

OLATHE – Friday night’s competition inside the Olathe West gymnasium was action packed with lots of newcomers to go along with a few experienced girls wrestlers. It was the first matches of the year for many of the competitors from the few schools that participated. Some jitters or lack of rules were on display atContinue reading “Olathe West hosts multi-squad girls wrestling competition”

Area cross country, track and field athletes ink futures on signing day

The first national signing day of the 2021-22 school year came and went, and a handful of area runners inked their futures with various colleges around the country. Iowa State University was the big winner when it comes to KC area runners this year. The Cyclones scooped up three female runners, with one of thoseContinue reading “Area cross country, track and field athletes ink futures on signing day”

Repeat just as sweet for Olathe West girls

AUGUSTA, Kan. — The Olathe West girls cross country team capped off an unbeaten season Saturday at the Class 6A state meet. The Owls never lost a meet on their way to their second-straight state championship. They won meets in three different states, but it was the final meet that was arguably the most exciting.Continue reading “Repeat just as sweet for Olathe West girls”

State preview breakdown: Class 6A girls

By Jimmy Gillispie Will the state champions of the Class 6A girls cross country meet be exact same as the ones last year? Seems quite possible based on results this fall, especially the ones a week ago at the four regional meets.  Despite being a relatively new school, Olathe West has already established itself asContinue reading “State preview breakdown: Class 6A girls”

State preview breakdown: Class 6A boys

By Jimmy Gillispie A newcomer to Class 6A might be winning gold Saturday morning a year after finishing runner-up two classes down as a freshman. Shawnee Mission North sophomore Micah Blomker is one of the favorites to win the 6A boys title when the race starts at 10:40 a.m. at the 4 Mile Creek Resort.Continue reading “State preview breakdown: Class 6A boys”