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Examiner
Updated at 12:50 AM

Blue Springs South boys basketball team tried its darndest, often in vain, to corral Columbia Hickman senior Jimmy Whitt in Tuesday’s Class 5 District 9 semifinal.But the Kewpies had about as much trouble with South senior forward Kevin Puryear. And the host Jaguars, despite missing star junior point guard K.J. Robinson due to ankle injury suffered Friday, managed more support for the powerful 6-foot-7 Puryear and fended off Hickman for a 72-60 win.The Jaguars (24-2)...

Updated at 12:49 AM

Andrew Courtney turned in a hat trick Tuesday night in a 6-3 victory over the visiting Tulsa Oilers.But it was a missed open-net opportunity that had all his teammates chuckling after a much-needed victory.“I wish there would...

Updated at 12:48 AM

When she walked off the Blue Springs South basketball court for the last time, the incomparable Cloe’ Lane received a lengthy ovation from the Jaguar parents attending the Class 5 District 9 basketball tournament.The all-time...

Updated at 12:48 AM

William Chrisman girls basktball coach Scott Schaefer saw his team settling in instead of attacking.So a stern halftime talk did the trick.Sophomore point guard Adreon Bell sparked a big third quarter as the Bears pulled away and...

Updated at 12:47 AM

Lee’s Summit senior forward Drew Lock is making a strong case for being the boys DiRenna award winner, so it’s not often that he has an off night offensively.Tuesday was one of those rare nights were the 6-foot-5 standout...

Updated at 12:38 AM

The Grain Valley girls basketball team took the court against an unfamiliar defense from Raytown South Tuesday.It didn’t take long for the Eagles to break it down, though.Courtney Sibert sank three 3-pointers in the first...

Updated at 12:37 AM

Hello to everyone from Gloria’s Mom’s kitchen! I’m sitting here at our kitchen table with a cup of coffee while watching snowflakes drift down lazily. Last winter I had the privilege of seeing several pictures of snowflakes...

Updated at 12:35 AM

Last month, the Independence Fire Department responded to three residential fires that included one fatality – and none of these residences was reported to have a working smoke detector.To address the concern, IFD offers a Free...

Updated at 12:31 AM

1 Book sale: The American Association of University Women will be holding their 41st Annual Book Sale on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Independence Center. Proceeds help with scholarship awards for senior girls at Van...

Updated at 12:30 AM

SURPRISE, Ariz. — For decades, the Kansas City Royals headed to spring training full of uncertainty.They would hope their young first baseman would be ready for the big leagues. Or their next big pitching prospect would earn a spot...

Updated at 12:28 AM

THURSDAY, MARCH 5HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALLClass 5 District 9 TournamentAt Blue Springs South High School7:45 p.m. — Championship: Blue...

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