<![CDATA[Varsity Zone: Sports Columns & Blogs | The Kansas City Star & KansasCity.com]]> http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/varsity-zone/ en-us Thu, 02 Oct 2014 19:03:08 CDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Thu, 02 Oct 2014 19:03:08 CDT Varsity Zone 60 Barstow boys basketball team gets a shout-out from the White House after winning state title http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/varsity-zone/article15123872.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 16:50:45 CDT

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A primer for the final day of the Missouri high school basketball regular season http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/varsity-zone/article11324795.html#storylink=rss The Kansas City Suburban Conferences wrap up the regular season Friday night with a slate of 10 games. Here's what remains at stake in the four conferences.

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:59:09 CST

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Shawnee Mission East freshman hits a game-winner from center court http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/varsity-zone/article11304956.html#storylink=rss Shawnee Mission East freshman Joseph Brouillette hit a game-winner from center court to knock off rival Shawnee Mission South on Thursday.

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 20:55:31 CST

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Rockhurst quarterback T.J. Green will continue football career as walk-on at Northwestern http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/varsity-zone/article9688409.html#storylink=rss Green, the son of former Chiefs quarterback Trent Green, was the Missouri Gatorade player of the year after he led Rockhurst to the Missouri Class 6 state championship game.

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Tue, 10 Feb 2015 15:05:36 CST

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Truman to host Coaches vs. Cancer game tonight (Tuesday) to honor Steve Broughton http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/varsity-zone/article8375760.html#storylink=rss Broughton was diagnosed with pancreatic and liver cancer on July 3. He is expected to be in attendance Tuesday as an honorary coach.

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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:34:27 CST

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Former Truman standout Becca Jonas named Missouri Valley Conference newcomer of the week http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/varsity-zone/article7757124.html#storylink=rss 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).

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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 15:25:44 CST

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Kansas City-area high school basketball players nominated for McDonald's All-American games http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/varsity-zone/article6971306.html#storylink=rss 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.

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Fri, 16 Jan 2015 11:22:47 CST

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Leavenworth and Rock Bridge girls bring star power http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/varsity-zone/article5379441.html#storylink=rss Five Division I recruits will be on display when the Leavenworth and Rock Bridge girls basketball teams meet at 4 p.m. game on Saturday.

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Sat, 03 Jan 2015 09:32:56 CST

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Lee's Summit senior Drew Lock to play in U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Saturday on NBC http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/varsity-zone/article5337456.html#storylink=rss Lock, who has committed to Missouri, was chosen last week as The Star's All-Metro player of the year after throwing for 28 touchdowns in 10 games. He will play on the East squad Saturday.

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Fri, 02 Jan 2015 12:45:36 CST

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Columbia sophomore takes off near free-throw line in monster dunk http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/varsity-zone/article5169534.html#storylink=rss A Vine of Michael Porter Jr.’s dunk on Raytown South has been shared almost 4,000 times.

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Tue, 30 Dec 2014 11:33:45 CST The Kansas City Star

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Hy-Vee Shootout will be played as scheduled Thursday http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/varsity-zone/article4616977.html#storylink=rss 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.

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Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:20:41 CST

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Rockhurst senior T.J. Green wins Missouri Gatorade player of the year award http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/varsity-zone/article4282158.html#storylink=rss The award recognizes the combination of athletic achievement, academic excellence and exemplary character.

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Thu, 04 Dec 2014 17:38:55 CST

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Blue Springs seniors, Nebraska football commits Carlos and Khalil Davis leaving college options open http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/varsity-zone/article4230804.html#storylink=rss 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.

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Mon, 01 Dec 2014 17:19:39 CST

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Kansas high school football predictions: SM East, Aquinas and Bishop Miege in state title games http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/varsity-zone/article4188713.html#storylink=rss 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.

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Fri, 28 Nov 2014 16:39:48 CST

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Missouri high school football predictions: Rockhurst and Oak Grove vie for state championships http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/varsity-zone/article4180279.html#storylink=rss 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.

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Fri, 28 Nov 2014 00:14:02 CST

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Kansas high school football picks: SM East, Olathe North, St. Thomas Aquinas, Bishop Miege and Piper in substate games http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/varsity-zone/article4051056.html#storylink=rss Kathleen Gier, a high school sports reporter for The Kansas City Star, offers her predictions for Kansas substate matchups.

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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:47:46 CST

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Missouri high school football picks: Park Hill, Kearney and Oak Grove in state semifinals http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/varsity-zone/article4047596.html#storylink=rss Sam McDowell, a high school sports reporter for The Kansas City Star, offers his predictions for Missouri state semifinal matchups.

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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:59:56 CST

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Lee's Summit quarterback Drew Lock to receive All-American honor http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/varsity-zone/article4019610.html#storylink=rss A Missouri commit, Lock will play in the U.S. Army All-American bowl game in San Antonio on Jan. 3. Representatives from Army will give him his game jersey at 3 p.m. Thursday inside the Lee's Summit High School lecture hall.

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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 16:18:22 CST

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Missouri high school football picks: Fort Osage, Park Hill meet in battle of unbeatens http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/varsity-zone/article3935074.html#storylink=rss Kansas City Star high schools reporter Sam McDowell predicts every playoff game involving Kansas City-area teams.

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Fri, 14 Nov 2014 13:46:26 CST

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Which teams will win Missouri high school football district championships Friday? http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/varsity-zone/article3619109.html#storylink=rss Kansas City Star high schools reporter Sam McDowell predicts every third-round playoff game involving Kansas City-area teams.

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Fri, 07 Nov 2014 11:11:14 CST

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Missouri high school football playoffs: Second-round predictions http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/varsity-zone/article3493762.html#storylink=rss The Missouri high school football playoffs march into the second week of districts tonight. Kansas City Star high schools reporter Sam McDowell offers picks for all second-round playoff games involving Kansas City-area teams.

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Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:12:51 CDT

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Kansas high school football playoffs: Predictions for Friday night http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/varsity-zone/article3495989.html#storylink=rss Kansas City Star high schools reporter Kathleen Gier offers picks for Kansas City-area games on Friday night featuring Kansas teams.

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Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:41:00 CDT

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Missouri high school football playoffs: District predictions http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/varsity-zone/article3347662.html#storylink=rss Kansas City Star high schools reporter Sam McDowell picks every first-round playoff game for all games involving Kansas City-area teams.

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Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:22:34 CDT

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Kansas Week 8 football picks: Two one-loss squads square off http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/varsity-zone/article3352232.html#storylink=rss Kansas City Star high schools reporter Kathleen Gier forecasts the eighth week of high school football on the Kansas side.

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Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:04:01 CDT

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Missouri high school football Week 9 picks: Raymore-Peculiar looks to clinch conference championship http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/varsity-zone/article2951001.html#storylink=rss Kansas City Star high schools reporter Sam McDowell forecasts the final week of the regular season on the Missouri side.

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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:36:06 CDT

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Kansas Week 7 football picks: It’s time for districts http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/varsity-zone/article2949187.html#storylink=rss Kansas City Star high schools reporter Kathleen Gier forecasts the seventh week of high school football on the Kansas side.

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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:45:27 CDT

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Kansas Week 6 football picks: Blue Valley-Aquinas a battle of 4-1 squads http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/varsity-zone/article2652441.html#storylink=rss Kansas City Star high schools reporter Kathleen Gier forecasts the sixth week of high school football on the Kansas side.

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Fri, 10 Oct 2014 12:39:41 CDT

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Missouri Week 8 football picks: Fort Osage looks to wrap up conference title http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/varsity-zone/article2651503.html#storylink=rss Kansas City Star high schools reporter Sam McDowell forecasts the eighth week of high school football on the Missouri side.

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Fri, 10 Oct 2014 11:26:23 CDT

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Kansas Week 5 football picks: SM East, Bishop Miege will try to stay undefeated http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/varsity-zone/article2498099.html#storylink=rss Kansas City Star high schools reporter Kathleen Gier forecasts the fifth week of high school football on the Kansas side.

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Fri, 03 Oct 2014 14:18:51 CDT

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Missouri Week 7 picks: Is unbeaten Park Hill an underdog against Lee's Summit? http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/varsity-zone/article2497086.html#storylink=rss Kansas City Star high schools reporter Sam McDowell forecasts the seventh week of high school football on the Missouri side.

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Fri, 03 Oct 2014 12:01:18 CDT

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