Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Bishop Ward hires Brian Gavin

by David Brox, davidbrox@shukc.com

I am real excited to announce that former Kansas State basketball player Brian Gavin has been named Bishop Ward's head basketball coach.  Gavin was at Kansas State during my time there and we recently found out we both work at Sprint.  I can tell you first hand that he can still lace them up and play.  Gavin has a strong knowledge of the game and has the perfect demeanor in my opinion to coach at this level.  He recently was an assistant at St Thomas Aquinas and was also an assistant at KCKCC for their men's team.

I spoke with Gavin yesterday and he is really excited about the job but understands the challenges that he will face.  He has good ties to MoKan and is known in the city so that may lend itself to him being able to get some talent at Ward.  You can be the best coach in the world but if you don't have players you simply won't get it done.  I am looking forward to seeing him take on this challenge and succeeding.

Welcome Coach Gavin!

Monday, May 18, 2015

2015 Kaw Valley League Track Meet Results

Results from the league track meet hosted by Piper.

Photos taken by James Schultz

2015 All-KVL Girls Soccer

by David Brox, davidbrox@shukc.com

1st Team

            Berkley Sharp             Basehor-Linwood                    10th                 
            Miyah Hightower       Bonner Springs                        11th
            Cori Carver                 Mill Valley                               9th
            Shelby Taylor             Bonner Springs                        12th
            Brandi Stegall             Lansing                                    12th
            Haley Freeman           Mill Valley                               10th     
Defensive Players
            Kennedy Bacon          Bonner Springs                        11th
            Hailey Budke              Lansing                                    12th
            Lindsey Hamner         Mill Valley                               11th
            Lyndi Lloyd                Piper                                        12th
            Gillian Ruff                 Lansing                                    10th
            Emily Wilson              Piper                                        9th

2nd Team

            Emma Hamilton         Lansing                                    10th
            Sydney Hookstra        Mill Valley                               10th
            Katie Trzok                 Piper                                        12th
            Erica Baker                 Bishop Ward                           11th
            Kacey Kinley              Mill Valley                               10th
            Gabi Rodriquez           Piper                                        9th
Defensive Players
            Bailey Zinser               Lansing                                    11th
            Maddie Butterfield      Mill Valley                               12th
            Sophie Breedlove        Tonganoxie                             12th
            Jensen Conner             Bishop Ward                           12th
            Jessica Ibarra              Piper                                        12th
            Emma Wetzel             Mill Valley                               11th

Honorable Mention
            Brittany Valieant         Lansing                                    10th
            Amanda Martin          Tonganoxie                             10th
            Raney Seaton              Basehor-Linwood                    12th
Defensive Players
            Marnie Pebley             Basehor-Linwood                    10th
            Riley Peterson             Piper                                        11th
             Ashley Miller                Lansing                                    11th

Friday, May 15, 2015

Holliday signs with Barber Scotia College

Robert Holliday (Harmon)
by David Brox, davidbrox@shukc.com

2015 All SHUKC team member and KCAL All Star Robert Holliday of Harmon has committed to play basketball at Barber Scotia College in Concord, North Carolina.  Holliday had a break out season for the Hawks and earned a scholarship at the NAIA school.

Congrats to you Robert!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Miles signs with Pitt State

by David Brox, davidbrox@shukc.com

SHUKC Wall of Famer Givonne Miles of Lansing has signed to run track at Pitt State University.  Miles claimed a state title in the 5A 200M last year.

Congrats and good luck to you Givonne!

NAIA Showcase

by David Brox, davidbrox@shukc.com

Are you looking for an opportunity to play sports at the next level? While many combines out there promise to send your information on to coaches the NAIA Showcase brings the coaches directly to you!  Attend an NAIA Showcase and you will be able to display your talents in front of at least 20 NAIA Coaches! Where else can you get that kind of exposure!  7 of the 9 NAIA Showcase events will be held in Kansas City this summer! Give yourself the greatest chance to get your college paid for while continuing to play sports!

Visit www.NAIAShowcase.com to see what coaches will be attending and for more information!

Monday, May 11, 2015

USA Regional Development Camp

by David Brox, davidbrox@shukc.com

The last two yearss Piper's Colton Beebe represented the area and his country in a yearly game hosted by the USA Football.  They are hosting some development camps in the area and I wanted to share the flyer.  They will be at Piper High School May 30th and 31st.  All details are in the link below.

USA Development Camp