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Updated at 12:13 AM

Obi Wan Kenobi was nowhere to be found Friday night at the Independence Events Center, but the force was certainly with the Missouri Mavericks.They manhandled the visiting Brampton Beast 6-2 on the ECHL team’s second annual Star Wars Night.“We didn’t need Obi Wan,” quipped Mavs forward Sebastien Thinel, who had a two assists, “we had Courts and Dix.”He was referring to fellow veteran forwards Andrew Courtney, who had a...

Updated at 12:12 AM

For a game in which his team scored the first 11 points, there was a bit too much excitement than William Chrisman boys basketball coach Chad Wright would have preferred.“Not dull enough,” he said with a slight grin after his...

Updated at 12:10 AM

Blue Springs’ boys basketball team stormed out to a 21-7 lead after one quarter and were never challenged in a 71-40 non-league win Friday at Oak Park.Eleven players scored for the Wildcats, who improved to 5-0. They led 40-19 at...

Updated at 12:10 AM

Sophie Heldenbrand scored 14 of her 23 points in the second half as Oak Grove’s girls basketball team pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 58-45 win over visiting Richmond.Oak Grove led 20-17 at halftime and 33-30 heading in the...

Updated at 12:09 AM

Snowflakes dropped through the air and gently touched our faces. My father, Lester Kieser, high-stepped towards a hollow filled with evergreen trees, mostly pine. Heavy foliage at each tree's base made a perfect dry pocket. The rabbits were aware...

Updated at 12:08 AM

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20ECHL MINOR LEAGUE HOCKEY7:05 p.m. — Rapid City Rush at Missouri Mavericks, Independence Events CenterHIGH SCHOOL BOYS...

Updated at 12:08 AM

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Updated at 12:05 AM

William Chrisman’s Lexi Parsons won a pair of events during Wednesday’s five-team meet at the Henley Aquatic Center.Raytown swept all four foes. Truman beat Chrisman 149-54 and O’Hara 151-76 and fell 149-111 to Raytown...

Updated at 12:04 AM

The Kansas City Royals have been so busy this offseason they gave out two No. 15 jerseys in one week.The latest player to don that number is Alex Rios, who signed an $11 million, one-year deal Friday that includes a mutual option for the...

Updated at 12:03 AM

ST. LOUIS – Kim Anderson was on the bench alongside Norm Stewart for Missouri’s memorable triple-overtime victory over Illinois in the 1993 Braggin’ Rights game.He’s about to get his first chance running the...

Updated at 12:02 AM

ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Los Angeles Angels have acquired second baseman Johnny Giavotella from the Kansas City Royals for minor league pitcher Brian Broderick.The clubs announced the deal Friday.Giavotella was designated for...

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