Missouri football Week 3: Who will remain undefeated tonight?
An intriguing theme has emerged in the third week of football on the Missouri side.
Kansas high school football week 1 recap
Some analysis of the highs and lows from the first week of high school football in Kansas.
BVNW boys soccer starts season strong
Here's a quick peek at the Kansas soccer scene. The first regular-season rankings from both the Kansas Soccer Coaches Association and the Kansas Volleyball Association ...
Tracking the Missouri football district standings (Week 2)
Getting prepared for week 1 in the Sunflower League/EKL
A few thoughts on the first-week Friday night matchups among Sunflower League and East Kansas League teams ... Don't forget the umbrella tonight, folks.
A closer look inside who will win three of Missouri's best football games tonight
Missouri high schools beat reporter Sam McDowell breaks down three of Missouri's best football games for Aug. 31 and adds a few predictions along the way.
Missouri high school football week 1 recap
Recapping highlights from the first week of the Missouri high school football season.
Satisfying a little cross country curiosity
Olathe East’s cross country program has established a remarkable track record of success and, if the state’s coaches are a reliable resource, that should continue this fall. “We have over 110 athletes out, making this the largest team in East history,” said Tony Bozarth, who coaches the boys and girls. Bozarth’s girls are ranked No. 1 in Kansas 6A in ...
Kansas coaches have high respect for JoCo soccer
The Kansas Soccer Coaches Association poll has a distinct Johnson County flavor to it. Check out the rankings and also take note of the schedule for the Olathe Soccer Tournament, which begins tonight at the College Boulevard Activity Center, featuring top teams from both sides of the state line. UPDATED Tuesday night with semifinals pairings.
Sophomore high school quarterback throws for 10 touchdowns
Sophomore quarterback Jake Browning made his debut last night for Folsom (Calif.), and all he did was throw for 686 yards and a national record-tying 10 touchdowns in a 68-28 win. And oh yeah, the 686 yards are second most all-time nationally, according to maxpreps.com.
Preseason Kansas volleyball musings
Here's a quick look at the local teams included in the Kansas Volleyball (Coaches) Association preseason rankings. See, we're not ALL about football here.
Preseason Simone chatter
A year ago, I nailed the Simone Award winner pick, calling it for Evan Boehm on Aug. 11. They should have just handed the former Lee's Summit West beat of a lineman the award that day. So who is the front-runner for 2012? Well, not surprisingly, it's Staley's Trent Hosick. But the competition for the honor will be tougher this season with a bevy of established and well-known star players back and poised for monster campaigns.
Allow myself to introduce ... myself
I'm Sam McDowell, and I'm beginning my first fall season with The Star. I have taken over the Missouri high schools beat, and I'll be sprinkling in coverage of Kansas high schools and some college and professional events along the way. I hope to share some unique stories with you — stories that stretch beyond a box score to the players and people we see compete in the sporting arena.
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