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”

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”

Shawnee Mission North sophomore Micah Blomker paces field, wins championship

AUGUSTA, Kan. — Micah Blomker was determined not to fall short of the ultimate prize for a second-straight year. He did that by taking out in the lead and never looking back Saturday at the 4 Mile Creek Resort. Blomker ran with a small pack of two other runners before whittled down to just himContinue reading “Shawnee Mission North sophomore Micah Blomker paces field, wins championship”

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”

Shawnee Mission North sweeps 6A regional; SM East, South qualify for state

By Jimmy Gillispie OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – In one of the two regionals hosted at the Johnson County Community College course Saturday, the same three schools qualified for the boys and girls state meet. Meanwhile, six different schools sent teams to next week’s state meet from the other regional. Regardless, it was a meet packedContinue reading “Shawnee Mission North sweeps 6A regional; SM East, South qualify for state”

Olathe West girls win Roy Griak Invitational 

By Jimmy Gillispie The Kansas Class 6A state championship is over a month away, but the Olathe West girls cross country team made a statement Friday more than 400 miles north of Kansas City. Olathe West won the Roy Griak Invitational meet Gold division, which featured 45 teams, in the Twin Cities of Minnesota. TheContinue reading “Olathe West girls win Roy Griak Invitational “