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Sports updates and briefs from the preps scene around Shawnee and Bonner Springs.

November 7, 2014

Week 10 (Playoffs-Round 1) Predictions (11.7.2014)

Last week: 5-1 Season: 32-18 Where Mike will be this week: Bonner Springs at St. Thomas Aquinas; Pittsburg at Mill Valley Be sure to follow me on Twitter for updates. Bonner Springs (7-2) at St. Thomas Aquinas (6-3) After its ...

October 31, 2014

Week 9 Predictions (10.31.2014)

Last week: 2-3 Season: 27-17 Where Mike will be this week: St. James at Bonner Springs Be sure to follow me on Twitter for updates. St. James (6-2) at Bonner Springs (6-2) It's unfortunate that only one of these teams ...

October 24, 2014

Week 8 Predictions (10.24.2014)

Last week: 2-3 Season: 25-14 Where Mike will be this week: Mill Valley at Bonner Springs Be sure to follow me on Twitter for updates. Mill Valley (3-4) at Bonner Springs (6-1) Bonner Springs has the chance to not only ...

October 17, 2014

District Predictions

Italics indicated playoff berth Class 6, District 1 SM East, 3-0 (W Harmon, W Wyandotte, W SM North) SM North, 2-1 (W Wyandotte, W Harmon, L SM East) Wyandotte, 1-2 (L SM North, L SM East, W Harmon) Harmon, 0-3 ...

October 17, 2014

Week 7 Predictions (10.17.2014)

Last week: 4-1 Season: 23-11 Where Mike will be this week: St. James at Mill Valley Be sure to follow me on Twitter for updates. Mill Valley (2-4) vs. St. James (5-1), I've had this one circled since I learned ...

October 10, 2014

Week 6 (10.10.2014) Predictions

Last week: 4-2 Season: 19-10 Where Mike will be this week: SM Northwest at Olathe Northwest Be sure to follow me on Twitter for updates. Note: No pick for SM North/Olathe North as the game happened on Thursday. Olathe North ...

October 2, 2014

Week 5 (10.2-3.2014) Predictions

Last week: 4-2 Season: 15-8 Where Mike will be this week: SM North vs. Olathe Northwest; Bonner Springs at Piper Be sure to follow me on Twitter for updates. Thursday SM North (0-4) at Olathe Northwest (2-2) The Indians are ...

September 26, 2014

Week 4 (9.26.2014) Predictions

Last week: 6-0 Season: 11-6 Where Mike will be this week: Maranatha vs. Jayhawk Linn Be sure to follow me on Twitter for updates. Mill Valley (0-3) at Southwest (Mo). (2-3), Word on the street is Logan Koch is injured, ...

September 19, 2014

Week 3 (9.19.2014) Predictions

Last week: 2-3 Season: 5-6 Where Mike will be this week: St. James at De Soto Be sure to follow me on Twitter for updates. Mill Valley (0-2) at Derby (1-1), The Jaguars travel to see the defending 6A champs ...

September 11, 2014

Week 2 (9.11-12.2014) Predictions

I was average last week, and I'm not happy with that. Last week: 3-3 Season: 3-3 Thursday Mill Valley (0-1) at Blue Valley Northwest (0-1), The Jaguars will look to get back on track after dropping its season-opening game to ...

September 5, 2014

Week 1 (9.5.2014) Predictions

I'm going to try something new starting right now. On Fridays — some time in the afternoon — I'll post my predictions for that night's football games for the five Shawnee schools and Bonner Springs. Any way, let's get to ...

May 23, 2014

SMNW's Talley signs with KCKCC

Shawnee Mission Northwest High guard Dehven Talley committed to play basketball at Kansas City Kansas Community College in the fall. Talley was a key contributor off the bench for the Cougars, who went to state before losing eventual 6A-runner up ...

May 7, 2014

Note on athlete of the week: Briar Belcher

This comes from Briar's grandfather Edward Villanueva: Before Briar broke his record, the competition was down to Brother against Brother. Briar's younger brother Tabor, who is a sophomore, also pole vaults for Maranatha Academy. The competition went down to Briar ...

April 30, 2014

SMNW: New girls basketball coach

I'm hearing that Tyler Stewart from Silver Lake will be the girls basketball coach at SM Northwest next season. Stewart coached SLHS, where he is a special education teacher, to the 3A state championship in 2012. He takes over a ...

April 29, 2014

Former St. James pitcher lands on mid-season watch list

Former St. James Academy standout Matt Eckelman has been named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Stopper of the Year Award. The award is given to the top relief pitcher in NCAA Division I baseball. Eckelman joins 49 other ...

April 26, 2014

Former SMNW player comments

On Thursday, the Dispatch learned that Shawnee Mission Northwest High girls coach Jeff Dickson would not return next season. We asked, via Twitter, for current or former players if they would like to issue a statement. Katie Biggers, Class of ...

April 24, 2014

April 24: Postponements and Make-Up Dates

It seems that spring has arrived, but with it has come the rain. Here's a list of postponements, cancellations and make-up dates for today. Bonner Springs Track: The BSHS Invitational is rescheduled for May 5 Softball: The doubleheader at Lansing ...

April 19, 2014

Kansas Relays - High School - Day 2

1 p.m. The high school portion of the KU Relays has concluded. Girls 4x400-meter Sunflower Relay: SM North's Jazmin Williams was able finish strong a give the Lady Indians a third-place finish. SMN finished in 4:18.31 as Williams passed SM ...

April 18, 2014

Kansas Relays - High School - Day 1

6 p.m. This is the final dispatch for the day. We'll be back bright and early for day two tomorrow. Girls 800-meter Run: Maranatha Academy's Lauren Harrell surged from fifth to second on the second lap of her heat, where ...

April 17, 2014

GKCFCA all stars announced

The Kansas roster for the 23rd-annual Kansas vs. Missouri All-Star Game presented by the Greater Kansas City Football Coaches Association was announced earlier this week. The game will be played at Blue Springs High on June 19 at 7 p.m. ...

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