SMITHVILLE — Smithville football did not trail for the first 47 minutes and 28 seconds of its Missouri Class 4 state semifinals game.
SMITHVILLE — The Smithville football team looked perfect on the scoreboard of its latest dominant win as the Warriors beat Grandview 38-0 to advance to the state semifinals.
LIBERTY — Liberty North and Raymore-Peculiar started their Missouri Class 6 state semifinal game early afternoon Saturday, Nov. 21 under overcast skies growing darker as the game clock ticked away.
LIBERTY — Liberty swimming and diving team took seventh in the Missouri Class 2 state meet on Friday, Nov. 13 at City of St. Peters Rec Plex.
SMITHVILLE — Smithville boys swim and dive team put together another program-best year with a sixth-place finish at the Missouri Class 1 boys state championships Friday, Nov. 13 at the City of St. Peters Rec Plex.
LIBERTY — Liberty swim finished up its regular-season slate with two dominant victories at events hosted by Blue Springs. The Blue Jays beat Blue Springs 129-57 in a dual on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at Blue Springs Centennial Pool in Blue Springs.
KEARNEY — Kearney senior Sara Dillon completed her girls tennis career with a short run at state. Dillon lost both of her matches at the Missouri State High School Activities Association Class 2 girls tennis championships Thursday, Oct. 15.
LIBERTY — Liberty North’s Lily Reeder and Georgia Carter had a tough finish to a record-breaking season for the Eagles No.1 doubles team.
LIBERTY — Liberty’s Rebecca Floray refused to let an early loss deter her at the Missouri High School Activities Association Class 3 girls tennis championships on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 15-16 at Cooper Tennis Complex in Springfield.
LIBERTY — Liberty tennis entered the second round of the Class 3 District 8 with the Blue Jays asking themselves an unfamiliar question: could they even the score with crosstown rival Liberty North?
LIBERTY — The Liberty North girls golf team faced challenging conditions at the Missouri State High School Activities Association Class 4 girls golf tournament, which had its first day canceled and scores thrown out due to weather.
SMITHVILLE — Junior Kali Brown and sophomore Marie Peach represented Smithville at the Missouri State High School Activities Association Class 2 girls golf tournament on Monday, Oct. 21 and Tuesday, Oct. 22 at Meadow Lake Acres Country Club in New Bloomfield.
KEARNEY — Kearney girls golf team finished seventh at the Missouri State High School Activities Association Class 3 girls golf tournament on Monday, Oct. 21 and Tuesday, Oct. 22 at Twin Hills Golf Course in Joplin.
LIBERTY — Liberty North freshman Bailey Burkett has had two cracks as postseason tournaments in her young high school golf career.
SMITHVILLE — Smithville’s Marie Peach and Kali Brown finished in the top 14 of the Missouri Class 2 District 4 tournament to advance to the state tournament on Monday, Oct. 12 at Excelsior Springs Golf Course.
LIBERTY — Mason Alexander scored 12 of his team-high 18 points over the final 5 minutes as the William Jewell men's basketball team defeated the University of Indianapolis, 70-69, on Friday, Nov. 27, on the road.
LIBERTY — The William Jewell women's basketball team rallied from down as many as 11 in the opening half to defeat Indianapolis by a final of 63-58 to open the 2020-21 season.
William Jewell football officially announced its captains for the spring 2021 season on Wednesday afternoon. The captains include seniors Will Schneider and Gianni D’Arienzo along with redshirt juniors Kole Wagener and Danny Presler.
LIBERTY — Jim Richerson, a 1990 William Jewell College graduate, was elected the 42nd President of the PGA of America on Thursday at the Association's 104th Annual Meeting, held virtually for the first time ever due to the global pandemic.
LIBERTY — The Missouri Sports Hall of Fame announced its 2020 induction class on Thursday afternoon and includes former William Jewell baseball player Jack Talley, Class of 1980, among the 14 individual inductees.
SMITHVILLE — Smithville boys soccer looked like their season might come to an end in the Class 3 District 16 finals as the team trailed No. 1 seed Platte County by a goal with a little more than 4 minutes remaining.
LIBERTY — Liberty boys soccer shut out Park Hill South 1-0 to win the Class 4 District 15 championship Nov. 4 at Park Hill South High School.
SMITHVILLE — Smithville boys soccer ended the season with a 3-0 loss against Raytown South Friday, Oct. 29 on the road, but the Warriors strung together five straight wins before that result.
LIBERTY — Liberty boys cross country delivered one more spectacular performance this season as the team secured a third-place finish at the Missouri Class 5 meet on Saturday, Nov. 7 at Gans Creek in Columbia. It was the best finish for the team since the Blue Jays did the same in 2008.
LIBERTY — Liberty girls cross country found itself just outside of winning a team trophy as the Blue Jays secured a fourth-place finish at the Missouri Class 5 state meet Saturday, Nov. 7 at Gans Creek in Columbia.
SMITHVILLE — The Smithville softball team’s hopes of returning to state were dashed in the district finals for a third straight season.
LIBERTY — Liberty North softball took a late lead with an explosive fifth inning before Park Hill responded with its own firepower at the plate to send the Eagles home in Class 5 District 8 semifinals at Staley High School on Wednesday, Oct. 14.
LIBERTY — Liberty softball had its eyes set on another deep run at the state tournament, but those hopes were dashed in a 8-4 loss in the Class 5 District 8 final against Park Hill on Thursday, Oct. 15.
KEARNEY — Kearney soccer completed season sweeps of Grandview and Winnetonka with wins in the last week. The Bulldogs beat Grandview 6-0 on Thursday, Oct. 15 and Winnetonka 1-0 on Tuesday, Oct. 20.
Missouri High School Volleyball Coaches Association released its all-state teams for the 2020 season and six area athletes received honors.
LIBERTY — Liberty North volleyball extended its undefeated streak into the state playoffs as the Eagles advanced to the state semifinals with two wins Saturday, Oct. 31 at Liberty North High School.