The Missouri Class 6 state championship football game will be played in Columbia on Nov. 18, a week before Thanksgiving, while the Missouri Class 1-5 championships will take place in Springfield on Nov. 25-26.
Texas Rangers coach Jayce Tingler lives in Smithville in the offseason. He gave baseball lessons to The Star’s Scholar-Athlete Jacob Bohlken for five years. The two reunited at the Royals’ game Sunday.
It was just last week when the Royals claimed Blue Springs product Nick Tepesch. But it was three other former Blue Springs players who touched the Kauffman Stadium field before Tepesch ever did in a Royals uniform when they played in the Ban Johnson All-Star Game on Sunday.
Dean Tolson, a former Seattle SuperSonics player and graduate of Kansas City’s Central High, struggled much of his life to hide his illiteracy. He worked to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees and spreads the word about the value of an education.
Shawnee Mission East golfer Andy Spencer won the annual Kenneth Smith Award Wednesday. Spencer became the award’s first-ever two-time winner. He finished second at the Kansas 6A tournament and led East to a team state title.
Molly Born, who was a sophomore this season at Shawnee Mission Northwest, broke Kansas Class 6A state-meet records in both the 1,600 and 3,200 meters and is The Star’s All-Metro girls track and field athlete of the year .
Former Royals catcher Macfarlane teaches kids a knuckle-curveball pitch with two knuckles gripping the ball instead of the traditional one knuckle. At his youth academy, Mac-N-Seitz Baseball & Softball, Macfarlane oversees 20-plus youth baseball teams. Video by Luke Manderfeld, firstname.lastname@example.org
Former Royals catcher Mike Macfarlane teaches unique knuckle-curveball to KC youth players
A look back at a high school basketball classic: Central vs. Raytown in 1995
Missouri All-Stars celebrate win over Kansas
Jenna Gray is The Star's Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year