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.
SMITHVILLE — Kearney softball found itself with not enough firepower in the district semifinals for the second straight season after the Bulldogs fell 11-1 against Class 4 District 8 host team Smithville on Wednesday, Oct. 14.
LIBERTY — Liberty softball took an early lead against crosstown rival Liberty North and never looked back in an 8-2 win on Friday, Oct. 9 at Liberty High School.
SMITHVILLE — Smithville softball earned a share of the Greater Kansas City Suburban Conference Blue Division championship after beating Kearney 3-2 on Tuesday, Oct. 6 at Smithville High School.
LIBERTY — Liberty softball rattled off five straight victories to win the 2020 September Slam this weekend at the Capitol Federal Sports Complex of Liberty. The Blue Jays finished off the tournament with a 5-1 win over previously unbeaten Grain Valley.
SMITHVILLE — Makaela Carr looks more like a quarterback than a pitcher when she takes the mound.
Liberty North softball scored 10 runs in the first three innings before holding off a 3-run fifth inning from Park Hill South to win 10-5 during the Winnetonka/Park Hill South Tournament on Thursday, Sept. 17 at Happy Rock Park in Gladstone.
Liberty softball defeated the two-time defending state champions Blue Springs South 8-7 after a walk-off score on Wednesday at Liberty High School.
SMITHVILLE — Smithville softball picks up a 5-0 win over Platte County on the road Monday, Sept. 14 on the back of a commanding performance on the mound from Makaela Carr.
KEARNEY — Kearney softball beat Excelsior Springs 14-10 on the road Wednesday, Sept. 9 on the strength of two six-run innings early and late in the game.
SMITHVILLE — Smithville sophomore pitcher Raelyn Tanner threw a no-hitter to lead Warriors softball past Grandview 17-0 on the road Wednesday, Sept. 9.
KEARNEY — The Kearney Bulldog softball team plans to extend its schedule further into post-season play this year after last season ended with a loss to Liberty North in the Class 4 District 16 semifinal game.
SMITHVILLE — New head coaches usually feel added pressure taking over for a Hall of Fame coach, but Smithville’s first-year softball coach Kaily Mayhugh doesn’t feel that way taking over for her longtime mentor Steve Tingler.
SMITHVILLE — The Smithville softball team kicked off its season by splitting the first two games of the Greater Kansas City Suburban Softball Invitational.
SMITHVILLE — When the time came to conclude his stellar coaching career, Steve Tingler always envisioned handing the ball over to Kaily Mayhugh.
SMITHVILLE — Kaily Mayhugh has been selected to lead the softball team at Smithville High School, where she serves as an English language arts teacher.
The Missouri state softball and volleyball coaches associations released their annual all-state teams, and area athletes were represented on the lists.
BLUE SPRINGS — Three straight district softball titles and back-to-back state quarterfinal appearances.
LIBERTY — The Liberty Blue Jays certainly have had a flair for the dramatic this postseason.
LIBERTY — Trying to play the role of spoiler, upset-minded Kearney couldn’t quite get the bats going against top-seeded Liberty North.
LIBERTY — Three area teams — Liberty, Liberty North and Kearney — are set to compete in a five-team Class 4 District 15 tournament Wednesday, Oct. 16 to Friday, Oct. 18 at Liberty High School.
The Kearney softball team defeated Smithville for the second time in the matter of a week on Oct. 4.
LIBERTY — Roger Lower had no interest in entering the spotlight.
KEARNEY — Katie Blodgett and Makaela Carr put on quite the showing inside the circle on Monday, Sept. 30. But, in the end, it was Blodgett who outdueled Carr to lead the Kearney Bulldogs to a 1-0 softball victory in eight innings over the Smithville Warriors at Kearney High School.
KEARNEY — Kearney softball player Lillie Filger committed to Division I South Dakota State, as announced via Twitter on Thursday, Sept. 26.
LIBERTY — Prior to the current softball season, Liberty North lost four straight meetings with crosstown rival Liberty.
SMITHVILLE — Nineteen wins and a district championship appearance would translate as a successful season for a number of softball teams at the prep level.
LIBERTY — On day one of practice, the Liberty North softball team was alive and well. In Eagles’ coach Roger Lower’s words, they were in “midseason form.”
SHAWNEE, Kan. — Three recent Northland high school graduates were part of the elite group of all-stars who played in this year’s Mo/Kan All-Star Softball Series at the Shawnee Mission District Softball Complex in Shawnee, Kansas. The 14 female athletes selected from nominations on both sides…