In addition to football, six other fall sports — boys soccer, cross country, girls golf, girls tennis, gymnastics and volleyball — began working out this week, Monday was the first day fall sports teams could practice in Kansas.
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.