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Updated at 12:19 AM

Mason Dunn was running sideline-to-sideline gassers as part of a recent Blue Springs High School summer workout. The heat was oppressive and the Peve Stadium turf felt more like an oven than a playing field. But the undersized, tougher-than-leather defensive back was enjoying every minute of it. “Do you know what an honor it is to be able to run these sprints?” asked Dunn, a senior leader on the Wildcats football team. “Do you know much Jeremy would...

Updated at 12:14 AM

Blue Springs Post 499 Fike got off to strong starts in both games against the Lee’s Summit Outlaws Friday. But Fike could only finish one off, falling 5-4 in the first game before salvaging a split with a 7-1 win in the nightcap in...

Updated Jun 24, 2016 at 12:01 AM

Before the start of this summer league basketball season, Fort Osage senior Alex Harvey thought he might be more of a babysitter than a teammate. Now, the lone senior on coach Josh Wilson’s team knows that is not...

Updated Jun 23, 2016 at 11:59 PM

Independence Post 21 and the Blue Springs Rod’s Sports A’s got off to a winning start in the Springfield 45th Price Cutter Holiday Tournament before rain ended their day. Trevor Lickey hit an inside-the-park home run to help...

Updated Jun 22, 2016 at 10:50 PM

It wasn’t pretty. The way RJ Lawrence shot a basketball in middle school was a stark contrast to how he shoots now for the Blue Springs Wildcats. Let’s just say many high school coaches wouldn’t approve of the way...

Updated Jun 22, 2016 at 12:01 AM

The Blue Springs South Jaguars never seem to be short on talent on the baseball diamond. A year after losing first-team all-state pitcher Ethan Frazier, they actually improved on last year’s finish by winning the Class 5 District 14...

Updated Jun 21, 2016 at 11:58 PM

The Blue Springs Rod’s Sports A’s had little trouble hanging on to first place in Zone 2 play Tuesday. The A’s pounded the Independence Bears 15-5 in six innings in the first game of a doubleheader. The second game was...

Updated Jun 20, 2016 at 11:21 PM

The role Sam Knowlton had with the Blue Springs High School football team last year didn’t garner much attention or individual recognition. He was the Wildcats’ placekicker on kickoffs – not a position that typically...

Updated Jun 20, 2016 at 11:21 PM

Blue Springs Post 499 Fike gave a special shout-out to a former teammate after winning the Rod’s Sports A’s Missouri-Nebraska Border War tournament championship on Sunday. Following its 3-1 victory over the Elkhorn (Neb.)...

Updated Jun 18, 2016 at 12:19 AM

Three area high school girls soccer teams were loaded with talent and it that was apparent when the Missouri State High School Soccer Coaches Association All-State teams came out this week. Ten players from Eastern Jackson County made the...

Updated Jun 18, 2016 at 12:18 AM

Blue Springs Rod’s Sports A’s manager Mike Rooney and outfielder Chris Liggett shared an opinion about the A’s 3-2 loss Friday to Roncalli (Neb.) Swain Construction at Hidden Valley Park – his team was emotionally dead...

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