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.
Pedro DeCastro and Matthew Bruce scored the goals as the Knights beat Canton 2-1. The Knights controlled possession and outshot Canton 16-4 but had to outlast a frantic, physical final few minutes as the overmatched Tigers pushed forward.
In coach Todd Ashby’s — and the school’s — fourth appearance in the state consolation match since 2008, the Warriors finally claimed their first state final four win, taking third place in Class 2 with with a 4-1 over Springfield Catholic at Blue Springs High School.
Rockhurst will take a 10-match winning streak into a Class 4 semifinal matchup with Chaminade at 4 p.m. Friday. Lee's Summit (Class 4), St. Pius X (Class 2) and Barstow (Class 1) are searching for the first state title in their schools’ history.
Hart was honored Thursday morning as the 11th recipient of the Evelyn Gates Award, presented annually to the top volleyball player in the Kansas City area. Liberty senior Madison Duello, Lee’s Summit West senior Carlisa May and St. Thomas Aquinas senior Carlyle Nusbaum were also finalists for the award.