This Johnson County sports notebook features updates and news about high school softball players Reagan Hathaway of Olathe Northwest and Maddie McCracken of Olathe North, as well as feats accomplished by graduates Mollie Magee of Olathe East and Ali Kruse of St. Thomas Aquinas.
It was a real treat for Kansas City area fans to see seven members of the United States’ champion Women’s World Cup team on Monday night, when the Houston Dash and FC Kansas City battled to a 1-1 tie at Swope Soccer Village.
For many of the Kansas City-area amateur baseball players who played in the Ban Johnson All-Star Game on Sunday Kauffman Stadium, the experience was exciting and unique. One player called it ‘unreal’ and another recalled seeing one of his idols play at the ballpark.
If you don’t mind veering off the beaten path a little, we have some ideas. We dispatched Kansas City Star writers in every direction to find some of the odder attractions in Missouri and Kansas. Some of these places might not be your final destination, but then again, if you like quirky, they could be. And several are right here in the Kansas City area.