Wednesday, April 23, 2014

All Star Game Summary

by David Brox,

All Star Game Summary’s

KCAL Girls 41
KVL Girls 64

Top Performers:
KCAL Donesha Womack 13
KVL Carly Eaton 16

KCAL: Womack 13, Smith 6, Ellis 2, Hope 0, Ledesma 6, Blakey 0, Green 5,
Ettleman 9; FT 5-11;

KVL: Zielinski 8, Soetart 2, Garver 4, Woolley 6, Webb 7, Eaton 16, Bosworth 2, Smith 9, Jarrett 4, Orpeza 8; FT 6-15;

3 PT: Womack 3; Zienski 2, Eaton 2, Webb, Orpeza;

1st 2nd Final
KCAL 15 26 41
KVL         32 32 64

KCAL Boys 80
KVL Boys 84

Top Performers
KCAL JT Bennett 28
KVL Luke Long 17

KCAL: Wilson 17, Barnett 4, McCullough 9, Love 2, Billberry 3, Bowens 0,
Bennett 28, Faison 6, Sykes 6, Hunnington 5; FT 15-25;

KVL: Brull 12, Jackson 2, Gibson 8, Boatright 5, Bailey 14, Jennings 4, Grizzle 4, Long 17, Younger 7, McNabb 11; FT 15-21;

3 PT: Bennett 3, Faison 2, McCullough; Long 4, McNabb 2, Younger, Boatright, Brull;

1st 2nd Final
KCAL 38 42 80
KVL      34 50 84

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

2014 SHUKC All Star Game Dunk Contest Highlights

by David Brox,

I am sure I am going to get some quality pictures from Instant Replay of KC who sponsored the dunk contest again this year.  Instant Replay is one of the best photographers for sporting events from high school down to little league.

Check them out on facebook and like the page for some awesome shots of sporting events in Piper.  I am dropping subtle hints for her to follow us to our games of the week <hint>.

I just pulled a couple of highlights from the dunk contest.  Chad Hunsaker on the call for our 2014 Dunk Champion Khalil Bailey.

An All Star thank you

by David Brox,

I make light of the impact SHUKC is having in terms of creating memories for the players we cover and support.  Last night though I think a lot of positive memories were made as we celebrated 38 seniors from our schools.  I wanted to share some random thoughts.

I wanted to thank Moses Wyatt, Kristi Bennett, Caprice Jappa, Jenn Abbott, Wyatt Weeks, Tori Webb, Varisty Sports, Royal Publishing, the refs, John Blaze!!!, Hot 103.3 Jamz, Saf-K, Tom Beebe, Rob Abbott, Mark Snyder, Michael Hill, Jason Frank, Luis Fasani, Chris McKnight, Chad Hunsaker Hannah Strobel, Rosie's Dance Academy, Davita Vaughn, Kelly Newton, TJ Roberts, Clay Johnson, Morris Letcher and SAF-K.  If I forgot you it is not on purpose. 

To the players I truly hope you had a good time at the game.  There is no other motive in this game than to see you all have a good time.  I do thank you for your hard work through out your life to being a good student athlete.

I am going to have to find a way to get some sponsors for the event.  I am working hard to earn the credibility for SHUKC to get more support than what we have now.  I have many ideas to keep pushing forward.  The scholarship concept is one I really want to see expand.  I will be making this announcement soon.  Vernon and I are reviewing the applications.  I have been reluctant mostly because I want to get 501c3 status.  9 months now since submitting the application and my goodness is it a slow process.

I am planning to still have the award ceremony.  I know this is going to be tough finding a night but it may be like a Monday or Tuesday.  I will be calling KCKCC to get that process started.  It will be in mid May hopefully before all the graduation stuff gets going.

I can't wait to watch the film but wanted to go grab this play from last night.  I will post the dunk contest soon but let me just say this wasn't the only time I had to go running away.  I am over the top biased toward my cousin Vernon Vaughn as the best overall athlete I have seen since covering sports in the area.  Last night it hit me that Khalil Bailey claims that throne.  I will show more later.

Monday, April 21, 2014

SHUKC Track and Field Honor Roll 4/21/2014

by Vernon Birmingham,

Below are the SHUKC leaders in each Track and Field event.  Results through 4/21/2014.

Mens 100m 

Isiah Adams Turner 10.73
Dion  Saunders Piper 10.99
Antonio Moore Wyandotte 11
Mens 200m

Isiah Adams* Turner 21.95
Dion  Saunders Piper 22.73
Byron Gardner Schlagle 22.74
Mens 400m  

KCAL 3 point contestants

by David Brox,

The 3 point contestants representing the KCAL will be.


Andre Faison (Sumner Academy)
JT Bennett (Washington)
Shakir Love (Washington)


Arika Smith (Atchison)
Arionna Blakley (Harmon)
Donesha Womack (Washington)

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Piper relay team makes history at KU Relays

by David Brox,

The boys 4x400m relay team placed 1st in the sunflower showdown this past Saturday at the Kansas Relays.  This is the first time in school history Piper has won an event at the KU relays.  Relay team members were Dion Saunders, Ibrahima Bah, Logan Stacer and Sean Pahls.

Congrats to these young men!

SHUKC Track and Field Weekly Honor Roll

by Vernon Birmingham,

Track and Field Athletes of the Week

4-14-14 thru 4-19-14

SHUKC will attempt to keep a weekly track and field honor roll for the 14 schools in our coverage area. The results for this honor roll were taken from result sheets from the different area meets. There are meets that have taken place where we do not have results. Please feel free to contact SHUKC to send us meet results via e-mail or a link.

(Marks used currently come from results sent from coaches, Kansas Mile Split and Catch It Kansas)

Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Week

Sierra Smith – Sprints- Atchison High School

Sierra has put her claim on being one of the top sprinters in the SHUKC region. After a successful week in which she took over the top 200m time, she showed up on the big stage. In a heat that featured Tristian Davis, who owns the top 100m time among SHUKC runners the sophomore would win her 100m heat at the Kansas Relays and just miss the finals.

Boys Track and Field Athletes of the Week

Kurt Lovenstein – Distance – Mill Valley High School

Kurt Lovenstein had a great run at the prestigious Kansas Relays becoming the first SHUKC 800m runner to go under two minutes this season. In a stacked race against the best in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and Oklahoma he finished 7th with a time of 1:57.26. He is also sitting in a close second in the 1600m.