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Facing Oak Park for the second time in a week, William Chrisman’s girls basketball team produced a result similar to the first meeting.The Bears, who beat the Oakies 55-13 at home last week, raced out to a 22-4 lead Thursday and...

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John Dorsey likes to say that it takes several years before a verdict can be returned on a draft pick. There is a learning curve for rookies, often a steep one. The pro game is faster, players are stronger and the plays more complex.If...

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Gregg Webb certainly doesn’t want to come across as unappreciative.But he insists that the big improvement shown by his Truman football team in 2014 after going a combined 1-19 the two seasons prior could have been more anticipated...

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When congratulated on his first professional shutout – a 2-0 gem against the Rush in Rapid City, S.D., Tuesday – Missouri Mavericks rookie goaltender Maxime Lagace grinned and said, “About time, ’eh?”He...

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When Truman High School opened its doors in 1964, first-year principal Leroy Brown wondered what it would be like to work with newly appointed Independence School District athletic director Norman James, who had been the football coach at Noland...

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The Van Horn and William Chrisman high school baseball teams are selling Kansas City Royals ticket vouchers in order to play a game against each other at Kauffman Stadium on Saturday, April 11. Each team has to sell 1,000 vouchers...

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19ECHL MINOR LEAGUE HOCKEY7:05 p.m. — Brampton Beast at Missouri Mavericks, Independence Events CenterHIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL7 p.m.

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