SMITHVILLE — The wait is over and the final result is a glorious one for the Smithville Warriors. The turf field project was officially completed by the Aug. 12 deadline, allowing the Smithville football squad to open its fall practice slate on a brand new surface.
LIBERTY — After a scorching opening practice Monday, Aug. 12, a pair of Liberty North seniors stood near midfield and discussed what’s necessary for the success of the 2019 Eagles football team.
KEARNEY — It was nearly a half hour into Kearney High School’s second official football practice of the fall, and head coach Josh Gray had a message for his Bulldogs.
LIBERTY — Karrell Simpson possessed all the emotions when he was informed that Liberty High School’s first football practice was delayed due to heat.
KEARNEY — Cale Garrett remembers when it all started. His first preseason camp as a member of the University of Missouri Tigers was four years ago, months after he helped the Kearney Bulldogs claim a state championship in 2015.
KANSAS CITY — The chants could be heard from just above the first-base dugout at Kauffman Stadium and Anthony Hansen was loving every second of it.
KANSAS CITY — Fresh grass. Flawless surface. Perfect mound. Playing in his second Ban Johnson All-Star Game, Ethan Griswold already experienced the luxuries of playing inside Kauffman Stadium.
Track and Field
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Dante Cox of Smithville brought home all-American honors after competing in the Amateur Athletic Union Junior Olympic Games, held July 27 to Aug. 3, at BB&T Stadium.
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Raeli Howerton’s first javelin throw of the final round of the AAU Junior Olympic Games eventually stood as her best and was enough to notch her a silver medal.
ABERDEEN, N.C. — Twin brothers from Liberty took their golf talents to the global stage for a second straight year at the Legacy Golf Links at Pinehurst.
KEARNEY — The Kearney High School cross country team will conduct a midnight practice to kick off the fall season Monday, Aug. 12, on the school's track, located off 19th Street.
LIBERTY — It was the furthest seniors Brooke Niemeier and Raeli Howerton had reached in a postseason in their Liberty High School career. But, for them, the end result was not enough.
SPARTA, Ill. — A recent Kearney High School graduate has added more hardware to her collection after claiming an individual national trapshooting title.
SMITHVILLE — The Lunartic 5K run and walk is a nighttime event on the eve of a full moon on trails along the shoreline of Smithville Lake. Drawing hundreds of distance runners each year, this year's event is at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17. The run begins at the Smoke and Davey trailhead and end…
KEARNEY — Five new head coaches will lead Kearney High School athletic programs this upcoming school year, with a plethora of experience and some familiarity.
SMITHVILLE — Motivated to have a weekly gathering to include the community and utilize the trails of Smithville, Mollie Porter and the staff of Let’s Ride Bicycles put together a weekly family bicycle ride near Smithville Lake every Thursday from May through September. Ride also sometimes oc…
LIBERTY — When asked what it was like to once again address a football team, Bill Snyder couldn’t help himself. A wide smile came across his face as if he was at his most comfortable state.
LIBERTY — William Jewell College and Liberty Hospital partnered to provide health care to the Cardinals’ athletic department beginning at the start of the 2019-20 school year, the college announced Friday, Aug. 2.