LIBERTY — Liberty boys basketball went into rival territory to complete a season sweep of Liberty North by picking up a 58-33 victory on Friday, Feb. 21.
Liberty head basketball coach Roger Stirtz spent the entire week preaching pace, as in keep up the pace. He made sure his team knew that Lee’s Summit had a size advantage, but that the Tigers had also had a game scheduled the night before.
LIBERTY — The Eagles continued their recent hot streak with a 52-44 home win on Tuesday, Feb. 11, over Staley, a team that leads the Suburban Red Conference with a 7-2 record.
Junior point guard Brennan Watkins scored 25 points, senior Weiland Dew added 21 and the Kearney boys basketball team beat Platte County 76-58 to earn the Bulldogs their second straight double-digit victory.
LIBERTY — Liberty North boys basketball gave a complete performance in its 66-45 win over conference foe Lee’s Summit on Friday, Feb. 7.
Kearney and Smithville are well-positioned after the first day of the Missouri State High School Activities Association Boys Wrestling Championships after the two schools combined for 15 wrestlers that advanced past the opening round with wins.
Three area wrestlers advanced past the first round of the Missouri State High School Activities Association Girls Wrestling State Championships in Columbia, with one more able to pick up a victory in the backside of the bracket.
14 area wrestlers advanced past the first round of the Missouri State High School Activities Association Boys Wrestling Championships, with two more still alive in the consolation side of the bracket.
KANSAS CITY — Liberty has climbed up the leaderboard of the Class 4 District 4 boys wrestling meet every season since Dustin Brewer became head coach in 2016. It seemed like the Blue Jays had nowhere left to climb after winning the district team title last season.
BELTON — Coby Aebersold knew he could walk into the Missouri Class 3 District 4 tournament this past weekend at Belton High School and take care of business. He had already done so last year as the 160-pound district champion before capping his season off with an individual state title.
LIBERTY — The Blue Jays once again fell back on their lockdown defense to keep their undefeated record as Liberty came away with a 31-26 win at Liberty North.
The Blue Jays girls have found a lot of different ways to win basketball games this year. More importantly, they’ve always found a way as the Liberty girls basketball team entered their home matchup against Lee’s Summit with a spotless 20-0 record.
When the Smithville girls basketball offense is running smoothly, it usually looks pretty simple. Junior forward Christina Walsh gets in position on the left block with her hand in the air calling for the ball. Then junior point guard Mckenzie Robinson finds the angle to get her the ball.
LIBERTY — Jillian Fleming had a 12-point, 13-rebound double-double while Olivia Nelson had eight points and five steals and Mary Mason added seven points and three steals as the senior trio led the Blue Jays to a 38-10 win on senior night over Park Hill South at home Monday, Feb. 10.
Senior point guard Caroline Kelly scored 19 points, senior shooting guard Abby Couch added 9 points and Kearney continued their winning ways as the Bulldogs outmatched Winnetonka in a 50-17 road win Thursday, Feb. 13.
Girls Swimming and Diving
Kearney girls swimming and diving team finished in second place at the Suburban Blue Conference Championship for the second straight season.
The Liberty North girls swim and dive team knew they were performing at the level needed to repeat as conference champions. The Eagles just didn’t know if they would be able to hold off a surging crosstown rival in the Liberty Blue Jays.
The Liberty High School Sapphires dance team captured three national top-10 finishes this month at the Universal Dance Association's annual National Dance Team Championships in Orlando, Florida.
LIBERTY — When Chris McCabe took over as head basketball coach at William Jewell, he knew the transition would be a challenge. If you consider the large shadow cast by his predecessor, Missouri Sports Hall of Fame coach Larry Holley, that was almost a certainty.