Student support builds for fired Chrisman High School girls basketball coach

A player-led movement to bring back a fired William Chrisman High School girls basketball coach is headed to the hallways. A week after 11 students wrote letters to the Independence School District Board of Education, voicing their anger and confusion over the firing of Lindsay Thompson, the players and coach said they have received no clear explanation from school or district administration as to why she was dismissed as coach.

Barstow beats College Prep, will play for Missouri Class 3 title

When Barstow coach Billy Thomas stepped onto the Hearnes Center floor this week, the former Kansas Jayhawk joked he felt a pain in his stomach. His previous two trips to the old home of the Missouri Tigers didn’t leave pleasant memories — top-five ranked Kansas teams were dealt losses in back-to-back seasons.

Lee’s Summit boys top Fort Osage in Class 5 sectional

On the western side of Missouri, the road to the boys Class 5 state tournament in Columbia goes through Lee’s Summit via the Independence Events Center. Lee’s Summit made it possible with its 67-58 victory over Fort Osage on Wednesday evening in the Class 5 sectional. Early in the day, Lee’s Summit West defeated Park Hill.

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