Tens of thousands of local kids go without enough food on weekends. The Star is partnering with Harvesters to raise money for the area’s hungriest children. All money goes to Harvesters’ BackSnack program, which provides low-income children weekend meals. Just $25 provides a child BackSnacks for a month; $250 provides BackSnacks for a year. Everyone who donates before Christmas Eve will be entered in a drawing for a football autographed by Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles.
The numbers were already impressive for St. Thomas Aquinas, and with its 6-0 win over Harmon on Saturday in the Class 5A state championship boys soccer game, they became even gaudier. Two straight titles. Eight in the last 11 years. A total of 16 state crowns.
Led by senior Lauren Harrell’s first place finsh, the Maranatha Christian Academy girls cross country team repeated as Kansas Class 2A state champions. The boys completed the sweep with a 2A title of their own.