The Bishop Miege girls basketball team won their third straight state title this year — something that’s been accomplished in several sports at various times in history.
But with that victory in Kansas Class 4A-Division I, Miege also completed its second straight undefeated season — a rarer triumph, and a streak of perfection that dates back to the school’s last loss, on Feb. 11, 2014. It’s a feat perhaps a little sweeter than an average championship — these last two trophies have come completely unblemished for the Stags.
Miege gave up 12 unanswered points to Paola in March’s state title game. A 59-game winning streak hung in the balance. But the defending champs put together a 21-5 run that extended into the fourth quarter, and rode the momentum to a 67-56 title win. Miege head coach Terry English was also named The Star’s Coach of the Year.
This year’s fourth-biggest story in Kansas City high school sports will stretch into next season too: Incoming juniors will have never lost a game at Bishop Miege.