Former Truman High School coach Steve Broughton was diagnosed with pancreatic and liver cancer on July 3. The disease has reached Stage 4 and requires chemotherapy treatments every two weeks. In his honor, Truman High School will play host to an alumni game at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The school is dubbing the event “Anything Can Happen Night.”
Leavenworth High School girls basketball player Tyler Johnson verbally committed to the University of Kansas. She is the second Kansas City area recruit for Bonnie Henrickson, who picked up Olathe South's Kylee Kopatich this spring.
A player-led movement to bring back a fired William Chrisman High School girls basketball coach is headed to the hallways. A week after 11 students wrote letters to the Independence School District Board of Education, voicing their anger and confusion over the firing of Lindsay Thompson, the players and coach said they have received no clear explanation from school or district administration as to why she was dismissed as coach.
Our third of 16 #PaperChiefs action figures, Travis Kelce, is out Friday in the Chiefs Extra section of The Star's print edition. Tweet your most creative photos with the hashtag #PaperChiefs or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to win upcoming prizes (we gave away a TV on Thursday, Sept. 18th). Check out our photo gallery of some of the best submissions so far:
Driving back from Atchison with his parents last weekend,Noah Knight, who will be a senior at Olathe South, decided he didn’t need to wait for any other offers and cashed in the one he’d already received. Knight — a 6-foot guard who led the 16-6 Falcons in points (13.0), rebounds (5.8), assists (4.0) and steals (2.9) — immediately called Richardson from the car and committed to the Kangaroos.