Week 9 schedules for Classes 6A and 5A in Kansas were released. No. 1 seed Shawnee Mission East will host Gardner Edgerton in the East section in 6A. Schlagle is the top seed in Class 5A and St. Thomas Aquinas is the second seed.
Pitching, solid fielding and timely hitting propelled Blue Springs South to a 5-3 victory over Staley and into the Missouri Class 4 softball championship game. Smithville finished third in Class 3 after losing in the semifinals.