Editor’s Note: The Courier-Tribune’s Boys and Girls Athletes of the Year for Liberty, Liberty North, Kearney and Smithville were selected by sports writer Mac Moore based on his opinions from covering the teams and using insights provided by area coaches when available.
Wednesday, April 07, 2021
Athlete of the Year:
Monday, February 22, 2021
KEARNEY — Kearney senior Andi Kreiling became the second Bulldog to win a state championship in girls swimming with her first-place finish in 100-yard freestyle on Saturday, Feb. 20 at City of St. Peters Rec-Plex.
LIBERTY — Liberty North girls swimming and diving team finished in the top 10 at state for the third consecutive season.
Saturday, February 13, 2021
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
LIBERTY — Both Liberty North and Liberty girls swim teams have already made waves during their first year in the biggest enrollment division of the Greater Kansas City Suburban Conference.
Monday, February 01, 2021
LIBERTY — Liberty North girls swimming finished up its regular-season schedule by taking first in a meet Wednesday, Jan. 27 at Henley Aquatic Center in Independence.
Monday, January 25, 2021
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
LIBERTY — Liberty North junior Ainsley Dillon and her relay teammates led the Eagles girls swimming team to a second-place finish at the KC Classic on Saturday, Jan. 16 at Gladstone Community Center.
Friday, January 08, 2021
KEARNEY — The Kearney girls swimming team won six events and landed in the top three of four more during the Ray-Pec Tri-meet Tuesday, Jan. 5, at Raymore-Peculiar High School. The Bulldogs finished second with 550 points, landing behind the host team’s 765 points and ahead of Smithville’s 159.
Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
LIBERTY — Blue Jays graduating senior swimmer Madi Carmichael announced her commitment to compete for the William Jewell Women’s Swimming team this fall.
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
KEARNEY — Kearney School District announces hiring Alli Baldwin as its new girls swimming and diving head coach starting in the 2020-21 season.
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
SMITHVILLE — The Smithville School District announced hiring Kyle Martin as its new head coach of the boys and girls swimming and diving teams.
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Monday, February 24, 2020
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Kearney girls swimming and diving team finished in second place at the Suburban Blue Conference Championship for the second straight season.
Sunday, February 09, 2020
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.
Monday, February 03, 2020
For three years, Kearney girls swimming and diving had a stranglehold on the Suburban Blue Conference title. But now Platte County stands as the reigning champs, and the Pirates don’t appear as if they’re going to give back the top spot in the league anytime soon.