Liberty used second-place finishes in boys and girls track, a first in boys tennis and co-championship in baseball to finish with 43 points and claim the Suburban Big Seven all-sports championship over Lee’s Summit North.
Liberty went out with a bang as a one-district high school.
The Blue Jays used second-place finishes in boys and girls track, a first in boys tennis and co-championship in baseball to finish with 43 points and claim the Suburban Big Seven all-sports championship over Lee’s Summit North.
Park Hill was the Big Six champion. Lee’s Summit West prevailed in the Middle Six and Staley in the Small Six.
Lee’s Summit North claimed titles in boys and girls track and girls soccer and tied for first in baseball in totaling 55 points but couldn’t overtake Liberty. The Blue Jays, based on one point for a first-place finish, two for second and so on, led North 23-26.5 after the winter season.
The new Liberty North opens this fall and will be a member of the Small Six. Liberty remains in the revamped Big Six with Blue Springs, Blue Springs South, Lee’s Summit, North and Raymore-Peculiar
Blue Springs was third with 65 points followed by Blue Springs South (81), Lee’s Summit (87.5), Raymore-Peculiar (92.5) and St. Joseph Central (109).
Thanks to titles in baseball, boys tennis and boys track, Park Hill totaled a final 36.5 points in prevailing in the Big Six. Park Hill South was a close second with 42.5. Truman had 56.5 for one of its best finishes, Oak Park 80.5, Winnetonka 86.5 and William Chrisman 97.5.
Lee’s Summit West was a runaway winner in the Middle Six with an all-time Suburban Conference total of 28 points.
The Titans claimed spring titles in boys golf and tennis, boys and girls track and girls soccer. For the school year, West was the champ in 13 sports. Third-place finishes in softball and girls basketball were West’s worst finishes.
North Kansas City was a distant second with 68.5. Raytown had 71.5, Belton 75, Fort Osage 77.5 and Raytown South 79.5.
Staley edged Kearney 36 to 37.5 for the Small Seven championship. Staley posted first-place finishes in boys track, baseball and girls soccer and seconds in boys golf and girls track.
Kearney led Staley 25.5 to 26 after the winter season.
Platte County was third with 59 followed by Hickman Mills (85), Grandview (86) and Ruskin (97.5).
It’s the final school year for Hickman Mills. It combines with Ruskin in the fall, moving the Eagles to the Suburban Middle Six with North Kansas City, Lee’s Summit West, Park Hill, St. Joseph Central and Truman.