Royals fans were invited to Kauffman Stadium on Monday for a chance to watch the Royals take batting practice, and to hear from Royals management and players, on the day before the team's first postseason appearance in 29 years.
The O'Hara football team points to its Aug. 29 victory against Oak Grove as a season-changer. Since then, the Celtics have won three more games to improve to 5-0 in coach Jim DeMarea's 20th year as head coach.
Olathe East defeated SM South 14-6 in its first game without senior linebacker James McGinnis, who remains hospitalized after collapsing on the field on Sept. 12. Students showed up at Friday’s game with signs, the booster club sold shirts and the Olathe East crowd chanted “Play for James” after touchdowns.
In a photo released by his family and posted by the Olathe East Football Boosters, senior linebacker James McGinnis is shown giving a thumbs up sign from his hospital bed as he continues his recovery. He collapsed during a football game on Sept. 12 and underwent emergency surgery to stop bleeding and alleviate pressure around his brain.
Marquis Caldwell is a four-year letterman for the Oak Park Northmen. He’s started almost every game of his high school football career, save a sophomore shoulder injury that sidelined him for a few weeks. But he celebrated only three victories in his first three seasons.
Olathe East High School senior linebacker James McGinnis remains in critical but stable condition after collapsing during a football game Friday night. In a statement, his father said he is showing signs of improvement.