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Updated Mar 3, 2015 at 12:01 AM

With Truman's season on the line, boys basketball junior Reid Titus had an important decision to make.To drive or not to drive?With the clock running down under 40 seconds and his team up three, he received a pass from Zack Rader about 17 feet away from the basket along the baseline. After a second and a half, instead of waiting to get fouled or passing the ball, Titus drove the bucket, absorbed contact and got a tough layup to fall. That ended up being the deciding basket as...

Updated Mar 3, 2015 at 12:00 AM

Brianna Tauai could quickly tell she would have a hot hand Monday against Sedalia Smith-Cotton.The Blue Springs senior scored the Wildcats’ first eight points as they opened with a 16-2 run and cruised to a 56-24 Class 5 District 9...

Updated Mar 2, 2015 at 11:57 PM

Grandview's Darrius Walker spent enough time in the paint Monday night at Grain Valley High School to claim residency in the Eastern Jackson County community.He scored a career-high 31 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and led the Bulldogs to a...

Updated Mar 2, 2015 at 11:57 PM

Morgan Neff scored 18 of her career-high 20 points in the first half and Paige Bunn collected 15 points and 11 rebounds as the Fort Osage girls basketball team extended its season in the Class 5 District 15 Tournament with a 57-52 win over...

Updated Mar 2, 2015 at 11:56 PM

TUESDAY, MARCH 3ECHL MINOR LEAGUE HOCKEY7:05 p.m. — Tulsa Oilers at Missouri Mavericks, Independence Events CenterHIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALLClass 5...

Posted Mar 1, 2015 at 8:30 AM

It has been two weeks since the first day for high school fall athletes to sign their letters of intent to colleges to receive athletic scholarships. Many local people have felt that some of the local athletes made wrong choices. It is a...

Updated Feb 27, 2015 at 11:40 PM

After making his second free throw of the possession midway through the fourth quarter, Blue Springs South senior Kevin Puryear walked off the court and gave coach Jimmy Cain a tight hug.It was the kind of hug a father would give his son...

Updated Feb 27, 2015 at 11:39 PM

With one last chance to build some momentum before district tournament play on Monday, and grab an elusive home victory in the process, Fort Osage’s boys basketball team came up with enough clutch plays down the stretch Friday against Oak...

Updated Feb 26, 2015 at 11:53 PM

When Reid Titus let a 3-point attempt fly early in the third period, a crowd of Truman High School students began to chant, “One thousand! One thousand! One thousand!”They knew the junior guard needed 19 points to reach the...

Updated Feb 26, 2015 at 11:52 PM

Lexi Hart, the multi-talented Truman girls basketball standout, learned something about herself Thursday night as visiting Park Hill took on the Patriots in a boy-girl basketball doubleheader that also served as Senior Night for the host...

Updated Feb 26, 2015 at 11:51 PM

Already, the Grain Valley boys basketball team had built and squandered a 10-point lead in the first quarter Thursday against visiting Pleasant Hill.As the third quarter ended, the Eagles appeared to be in danger of seeing an even bigger...

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