Kansas City Golden Gloves

The Kansas City Golden Gloves boxing team brought home the national championship last weekend. It's the first Golden Gloves championship for Kansas City in 82 years.

Cailey Grunhard

Not only is Cailey Grunhard about to be a fourth-generation Notre Dame attendee in her family - but she's also expected to be fourth-generation All-American at Notre Dame.

A Paramedic in the Making

The Kansas City Fire Department partners with the Kansas City Public Schools to recruit the next generation of EMTs. After experiencing the adrenaline rush that comes from the first emergency ride along, they're hooked. It's more exhilarating than hitting the game-winning shot, at least to one point guard turned paramedic in the making.

Olathe Northwest Softball

At Olathe Northwest, the turf burns are still fresh from the 6A state softball title last Friday night, but the Ravens already have a ring picked out. It took them an hour to settle on the design. Olathe Northwest won its third state softball title on a walk off hit by Natalie Hamm in the bottom of the 7th. Rachel Kilmer tells us how.

Blue Valley Baseball

The Blue Valley baseball team defeated Manhattan 12-8 for the state title this season. The Tigers did it despite entering the tournament with a 13-9 record as a 7 seed. But as Rachel Kilmer explains, that was far from the only hardship Blue Valley had to overcome.

Kassi Ginther

Summit Christian's Kassi Ginther scores a lot of goals. In fact, she blew through several national records this year. Kennetra Pulliams recaps one record-setting performance from the state semifinals.

Blue Valley Southwest Soccer

Blue Valley Southwest has only existed for seven years. For the last six, the Timberwolves' soccer team suffered a season-ending loss to St. Thomas Aquinas. But this year, the tables were turned. Rachel Kilmer checks in with the first-ever triumphant Timberwolves soccer state champs.

Rockhurst Lacrosse

For 19 Rockhurst senior lacrosse players, the night before graduation was something special. Our Rachel Kilmer reports.

Olathe Softball

We say this because for the second time in three years, all four Olathe schools have advanced to the eight-team 6A state tournament. Northwest, East and South got there by outscoring teams 69-2 in the regionals. North won a come-from-behind extra inning game over Gardner. And now they all converge in Lawrence.

Montell Cozart

Montel Cozart was a decorated athlete at Bishop Miege. He's disappointed that he wasn't able to duplicate that success at Kansas. But he's proud enough to poke out his chest as the first person in his family to graduate from college. Cozart's playing days aren't over, as he shifts from the Big 12 to the Mountain West.

Blake Savidge

The Truman boys tennis team had its best season that anyone involved with the program can remember. A particularly talented junior was a big part of their success. Rachel Kilmer explains why Blake Savidge has his coach and teammates singing his praise.

Jeff Hollis

Barstow's Jeff Hollis is going to high jump at Princeton next year, but jumping at Princeton this year would've worked as well, considering his personal best leap would have placed him first in the Ivy League meet. Now, the task of repeating as state champion isn't near as hard as beating himself. Here's Mick Shaffer.

Dana Baker

Defending javelin state champ Dana Baker is taking her talent to new heights. Only a junior, the Olathe North star is still improving. Rachel Kilmer explains how Baker is taking the track and field world by storm.

Olathe East vs SM West

The Olathe East Hawks hadn't been to the 6A State Baseball Tournament since 2007; on Tuesday night they played SM West for the right to advance; Mick Shaffer has the highlights and reaction.

Blue Valley vs. SM East Baseball Highlights

The SM East Lancer baseball team won the state title in 2016; they hosted Blue Valley on Monday for the right to go back to the state tournament; Mick Shaffer has the highlights.

Hy-Vee Athlete of the Week: Tori Findley

Blue Springs South junior Tori Findley finished 7th in the mile at state as a sophomore – while playing two sports. Now that she’s narrowed down her focus, her times have dropped dramatically and the medals are starting to pile up. Rachel Kilmer introduces our Athlete of the Week.

Kieara Williams On A Roll Headed Into State

The Iowa State commit is trending in the right direction, taking first in the shot put and the discus at the conference meet last week.

North Kansas City vs Fort Osage Soccer

Suburban White foes North Kansas City and Fort Osage battle each other in Wednesday soccer

Staley vs Oak Park Baseball

Rival schools Staley and Oak Park met on the diamond in Thursday baseball action.

Liberty North vs. Truman Soccer

Liberty North hosted Truman in Thursday night Suburban Red soccer.

Olathe South vs. Olathe Northwest Game Wrap

Before Tuesday's anticipated Sunflower League doubleheader, Olathe Northwest shortstop Mady Young was named All-American by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Last season, Olathe South ended top-seed Olathe Northwest's season in the state semifinals.

Hy-Vee Athlete of the Week: Trey Raysick

Lone Jack baseball is 12-2 this season. The record should really be 13-2, except the Mules' midweek game was interrupted in the bottom of the second inning by a police standoff across the street from the school. That game was eventually called off, but the Mule train will get back on the postseason track to try and win the program's first district championship since 2009​.

Basehor-Linwood Fishing

Fishing is a hobby loved by many, but not many people realize it's a sport with competition at all levels from kids tournaments all the way up to the pros. In fact, in Kansas alone, there are more than 10 high school bass fishing clubs, one of which is seeing quite a bit of success.

Disc Dogs

A local team competes in a unique sport. One with "athletes" that have fur and four paws. Rachel Kilmer shows how the Kansas City Disc Dogs are showing off their skills in local stadiums and competitions across the country.

St. Thomas Aquinas vs. Blue Valley West

05/02/17 - In this high school girls soccer game, the St. Thomas Aquinas Saints take on the Blue Valley West Jaguars.

Park Hill Sets Top Five World Record

Last year, the Trojans brought a meet record home in the pole vault. This time in the boys triple jump, with an effort that would rank fifth best in the world, for athletes under 18 years of age.

Chase Hanna

Down the stretch at the Big XII Golf Championships, KU golfer Chase Hanna had a goal that seemed realistic, no double bogeys. It was their highest team finish in 17 years! Mick Shaffer has more.

Hy-Vee Athlete of the Week: Zebulon Vermillion

Defending state champs SM East are having yet another fantastic season. The Lancers are unbeaten in conference play and are the top ranked team in Kansas 6A; pitcher Zebulon Vermillion is a big reason why. Rachel Kilmer introduces our Hy-Vee Athlete of the Week.

Jacob Hockman

Their bus knew the way. The UMKC Track & Field team competed the past two weekends at KU for the Relays, then Rock Chalk Classic. One of the Kangaroo throwers showed up in a big way. Jacob Hockman was 3rd in the hammer, 6th in the shot put, and 7th in the discus - but that doesn't even begin to tell his story.

Eka Jose

Liberty North senior Eka Jose is track and field royalty, pulling off a unique double feat. Kennetra Pulliams has more on Eka's banner accomplishment.

Lees Summit West vs. Ray-Pec

4/24/17 - In this high school baseball game, the Lees Summit West Titans (8-10) face off against the Ray-Pec Panthers (9-11).

Alex Stanghor

Lee's Summit West's Alex Stanghor was on point vs. Ray-Pec in the Strike Out Cancer game - with video to prove it.

Sion vs. St. Teresa's Highlights

Notre Dame de Sion hadn't beat St. Teresa's since 2004 - until this week. Kevin Wike and Huw Williams have the highlights.

Madison Lilley

Blue Valley West senior Madison Lilley will play volleyball in the fall at Kentucky, but before that, she intends to finish her summer strong. Kennetra Pulliams explains.

Garrett Fugate

Former Blue Valley Northwest quarterback Garrett Fugate dominated the MIAA Conference and now NFL scouts are taking a look. Leif Lisec has his story.

Kassi Ginther

Summit Christian Academy's Kassi Ginther is headed to Iowa State to play soccer, but before that, she decided to break a bunch of Missouri state records. More from Mick Shaffer.

Notre Dame de Sion vs. St. Teresa's

4/25/17 - In the Hy-Vee Game of the Week, the Notre Dame de Sion Storm (12-0) faces the St. Teresa's Academy Stars (6-3) in a girls soccer match.

University Academy Field

University Academy has been a good football program without one of the necessities of the sport: A football field. But that's about to change. Just look right behind the school. That's where we find Brad Porter.

Mike Bessenbacher

It's already been a banner year for Rockhurst on the golf course. The Hawklets are collecting tournament titles and trophies at a furious pace. But they're eyeing a much bigger prize in the middle of May. Leif Lisec has more on the rock, and the youngest Hawklet.

Hy-Vee Athlete of the Week: Mady Young

Mady Young's softball career is about to get to the comma. From high school to college. Olathe Northwest then Northern Colorado. The Bears can't wait with Young on a record-setting tear. Rachel Kilmer goes deep with our athlete of the week.

Curtis Lewis

Dunk contests require a certain amount of planning, as well as a certain level of creative improvisation. But Curtis Lewis put the two strategies together in the name of family. Mick Shaffer has more on the Pembroke Hill senior.

Bridgette Sappington

Rockhurst University and Ray-Pec grad Mark Sappington is a pitcher in the Tampa Bay Rays organization. He's been a professional baseball player for five years. But his little sister could very possibly be even better. Bridgette is a Rockhurst senior, a pitcher like her big brother. But earlier this month, she accomplished something no one had ever done before in school history. Brad Porter was there for her huge accomplishment.

Daniel Harper

Back in 2015, pitcher Daniel Harper was playing fall ball when he felt pain in his tricep. When he got back to the dugout, his arm went numb. A visit to the doctor confirmed it, Tommy John was needed. But instead of derailing his promising baseball career, the surgery merely interrupted it. And, if you ask Daniel, may have made him better.

Blake Hocking

It's fair to say Blake Hocking owns April and the month is still young. The senior thrower from UMKC has already been named the WAC's track athlete of the week, twice. However, the Kangaroos' senior captain still sees himself as a secret weapon. Blake's out on that limb all by himself.

Mikayla Deshazer

We go out to Lincoln Prep where a Blue Tiger, early in her track and field career, is already making waves in a couple of events that are usually dominated by upperclassmen. Here's Rachel Kilmer.

Olathe South vs. Shawnee Mission East

04/17/17 - In this high school baseball game, the Shawnee Mission East Lancers host the Olathe South Falcons.

Hy-Vee Athlete of the Week: Jon Redmon

Liberty North's Jon Redmon embraces structure and organization. He probably didn't color outside the lines when he was younger. Redmon is falling into formation to prepare for his future. Rachel Kilmer shows you the latest Hy-Vee Athlete of the Week.

Reggie Sanders

It's been a decade since Reggie Sanders retired as a Royal, reaching a milestone with Kansas City. He became one of those rare players with 300 homers and 300 stolen bases. Sanders is still making a difference in our community - through his foundation. He celebrated Autism Awareness Month at the heart of Kauffman Stadium. Here's Kennetra Pulliams.

KU Volleyball in Hawaii

KU's Kelsey Payne will join USA Volleyball's collegiate team on their European tour this summer. It's already been a busy off-season for the Big 12 champs who scrimmaged out in Goodland this month with a little history along the way. Here's Leif Lisec.

Doug Meacham

Kansas is keeping it competitive and entertaining ahead of the spring game. Instead of it just being a controlled scrimmage of the ones vs. the twos, David Beaty sorted out teams by holding a draft. Co - defensive coordinator Kenny Perry huddled up in one war room and associated head coach Tony Hull had his draft board set up in another room. Leif Lisec is on the clock with the Jayhawks new offensive coordinator Doug Meacham to talk about this qb's and rb's.

Anthony Parks

Former Olathe East star wide receiver and kick returner Anthony Parks went on to a nomadic career in college football. Parks has also bounced around the professional ranks, with a couple of stops in the indoor game. Rachel Kilmer found him with Kansas City's newest arena team, the Kansas City Phantoms.

Whitney Rodden

Whitney Rodden makes sure all of the student-athletes at Midamerica Nazarene remain in tip-top shape. As every strength and conditioning coach knows, faster, stronger, better. But recently, Rodden and her family were forced to deal with pain no parent ever imagines. Leif Lisec has the story.

Kansas Basketball Banquet

Kennetra Pulliams was at the Kansas basketball awards banquet on Monday, where the Jayhawks celebrated the recent past with an eye towards the future.

UMKC Golf French Connection

The UMKC golf team just finished up a tournament in Columbia, Missouri. The Roos will head to Iowa this weekend, before traveling to Arizona for the WAC Championship. It's a busy travel schedule, but these Roos have already come a long way to compete in America. Leif Lisec has the story.

Turner Chess Story

You may think there's no connection between chess and basketball. But you'd be wrong. The team at Turner High School discovered that chess was another form of competition, and food for the brain. Rachel Kilmer has the story.

Dexter Sisters

Before this year, it was nearly impossible for an Avila softball player to balance playing and practicing her sport with the academic demands of earning a nursing degree. But one Eagles outfielder is doing just that - with some family help - on and off the field. Mick Shaffer has the story.

Jayhawk Insider: April 13, 2017

In this edition of Jayhawk Insider, we go inside the men's basketball post-season banquet, the countdown to the spring football game begins and much more!

Lee's Summit North vs. Lee's Summit

04/06/07 - In a high school girls soccer game, the Lee's Summit North Broncos take on the Lee's Summit Tigers.

GKCBCA Boys All-Star Game

4/7/17 - The best high school men's basketball players compete in the GKCBCA Boys All-Star Game

GKCBCA Girls All-Star Game

4/7/17 - The best high school men's basketball players compete in the GKCBCA Girls All-Star Game

Jayhawk Insider: April 6, 2017

In this edition of Jayhawk Insider, spring football practice has begun! And much more on Jayhawk athletics.

Figure Skating in KC

There's building momentum of those interested in figure skating in Kansas City. Rachel Kilmer chats with those who are the forefront of it all.

FC Kansas City with USWNT Flair

Several members of the U.S. World Cup winning team are on FCKC's roster and there are big expectations with that much experience.

Sporting KC Ties Again

Despite playing suburb defense this season, SKC has mustered just a single win - but is it something to worry about?

Royals Pitching Preview

Brad Porter and Al Fitzmorris look at pitching probables of the Royals and their opponents in the upcoming series.

Danny Duffy 1st Start

Fresh off of a new contract and a gold medal for the U.S. in the World Baseball Classic, Danny Duffy took the mound in the Royals season opening loss at Minnesota. Katie Falco reports from the Twin Cities.

College Basketball Wrap

Kennetra Pulliams and Stan Weber put a bow on the college hoops season.

Chiefs 1st Selection

Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star examines what the Chiefs should do with the 27th overall pick.

Royals Drop Game 1

Brad Porter and Al Fitzmorris recap the season opener versus Minnesota.

Kauffman Stadium Renovations

The Royals are less than a week from returning to their home stadium to begin the 2017 season. Dave Stewart explains all the new things going on at "The K" this summer.

Jonathan Coots

A power lifter from Belton who makes a powerful message each time he steps up to the bar.

Chiefs Looking At QB?

Leif Lisec and The Kansas City Star's Terez Paylor examine the possibilities of Clemson's QB coming to KC.

Girls All-Metro Basketball Team

Find out who made the Girls All-Metro Basketball teams!

Boys All-Metro Basketball Team

Find out who made the Boys All-Metro Teams!

HyVee Athlete of the Week: Josie Rimmer

A tough-nosed athlete in any sport, used her tenacity to give the Tigers a big win - chipping in with 4 of the teams 7 goals.

​Conner Berens

This Titan Tennis player is about more than the serves he has on the court, he also services other in his free time - especially when neighbors are in need the most.

Tyree King

A standout football and basketball player has one final act to go out on at Blue Springs. King hopes to pick up one more Varsity letter and have the most as a graduating Senior in their career with the Wildcats.