The Missouri Soccer High School Coaches Association voted St. Teresa's second in its latest Missouri Class 4 poll, behind only unbeaten St. Joseph's Academy, which defeated the Stars in overtime in last spring's state championship game.
The Star's reigning All-Metro girls basketball player of the year, Jonas is second on the team and 10th in the conference in scoring (12.9 points per game) and fourth in the league in rebounding (7.9 per game).
Blue Springs South forward Kevin Puryear and Park Hill guard Landry Shamet have been nominated for the 38th annual McDonald's All-American boys basketball game. Eight local girls players have been nominated for the 14th annual girls game.
Liberty will meet Bishop Miege in a boys matchup at 4 p.m., followed by Rock Bridge and Olathe South girls at 5:30 p.m., Rock Bridge and Olathe East boys at 7 p.m. and Liberty North against Sumner Academy boys in the nightcap at 8:30.
Carlos told The Star on Monday that the twin defensive tackles have no plans to de-commit from Nebraska, but they will leave their options open while Nebraska sorts out its future. The school fired head coach Bo Pelini on Sunday.
Kansas high school reporter Kathleen Gier makes predictions for the three Kansas City area teams that will play on Saturday for state titles: SM East in Class 6A, St. Thomas Aquinas in 5A and Bishop Miege in Class 4A Division 1.
Rockhurst is aiming for the 10th state championship in program history when it faces Christian Brothers College in the Class 6 championship Saturday. Oak Grove is trying to claim its first title when it plays John Burroughs in the Class 3 game Friday.