Riley Pint, he of the 100 mph fastball, didn’t throw a single pitch in St. Thomas Aquinas’ Kansas 5A state championship game on Saturday. But his shot to the warning track, which sent in two runs in the top of the fifth inning, rallied the Saints from a deficit and gave them a 10-9 lead they wouldn’t release.
St. Teresa’s had to survive a physical, back-and-forth 70 minute of soccer before finally breaking on top and taking a 2-0 victory Saturday in a Class 4 quarterfinal at the Park Hill District Soccer Complex.
Park Hill senior Christopher Nilsen won the Missouri Class 5 pole vault when he cleared 16 feet, 9 inches. Grandview won its sixth straight boys team championship. Lee's Summit West won the Class 5 girls championship.
SM West took a 1-0 victory over Manhattan in two overtimes the Kansas 6A soccer semifinals and BV West beat Washburn Rural 1-0 in regulation. The winners will play for the statw title at 1 p.m. Sunday in Junction City, Kan.
Shawnee Mission Northwest’s Molly Born didn’t just have a second state title in mind. She had her eyes on a 37-year-old state record, too. Born, a sophomore, accomplished both in the 3,200 meters at Friday’s Kansas 6A track and field championships. She finished in 10 minutes 20.22 seconds. That shattered the previous state record of 10:32.40, which had stood since 1979.