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Wildcats News · All Teams Schedule: Week of October 23 – October 29


Here’s a preview of this week’s events for Blue Springs High School, October 23 – October 29

MONDAY

October 23, 2017

TBA Boys Varsity Soccer
@ Unknown
SCHEDULE

TUESDAY

October 24, 2017

No events happening

WEDNESDAY

October 25, 2017

TBA Boys Varsity Soccer
@ Unknown
SCHEDULE

THURSDAY

October 26, 2017

4:00 PM Boys Sophomore Football
vs. Tba
SCHEDULE

FRIDAY

October 27, 2017

7:00 PM Boys Varsity Football
@ Tba
SCHEDULE

SATURDAY

October 28, 2017

TBA Girls Varsity Cross Country
MSHSAA Sectionals @ TBA
SCHEDULE
8:00 AM Boys Varsity Cross Country
MSHSAA Sectionals @ TBA
SCHEDULE

SUNDAY

October 29, 2017

No events happening

Notes

Nothing more to add at this time. Make it the best week ever!


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Wildcats News · Event Recap: Week of October 14 – October 20


Saturday, Oct 14th

No event results

Sunday, Oct 15th

No event results

Monday, Oct 16th

Boys Junior Varsity Football
vs. Raymore-Peculiar
N/A
Girls Varsity Volleyball
vs. Unknown
N/A

Tuesday, Oct 17th

Girls Varsity Volleyball
vs. Unknown
N/A

Wednesday, Oct 18th

Boys Freshman Football
vs. Liberty High School
N/A
Boys Junior Varsity Soccer
@ Park Hill High School
N/A
Girls Varsity Volleyball
vs. Unknown
N/A
Boys Varsity Soccer
@ Park Hill High School
N/A

Thursday, Oct 19th

No event results

Friday, Oct 20th

Boys Varsity Football
@ Tba
N/A
Boys Varsity Swimming
Varsity Conference Championships
th Place

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Wildcats News · All Teams Schedule: Week of October 16 – October 22


Here’s a preview of this week’s events for Blue Springs High School, October 16 – October 22

MONDAY

October 16, 2017

4:00 PM Boys Junior Varsity Football
vs. Raymore-Peculiar
SCHEDULE
6:00 PM Girls Varsity Volleyball
vs. Unknown
SCHEDULE

TUESDAY

October 17, 2017

6:00 PM Girls Varsity Volleyball
vs. Unknown
SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY

October 18, 2017

4:00 PM Boys Freshman Football
vs. Liberty High School
SCHEDULE
5:30 PM Boys Junior Varsity Soccer
@ Park Hill High School
SCHEDULE
6:00 PM Girls Varsity Volleyball
vs. Unknown
SCHEDULE
7:00 PM Boys Varsity Soccer
@ Park Hill High School
SCHEDULE

THURSDAY

October 19, 2017

No events happening

FRIDAY

October 20, 2017

7:00 PM Boys Varsity Swimming
Varsity Conference Championships
SCHEDULE
7:00 PM Boys Varsity Football
@ Tba
SCHEDULE

SATURDAY

October 21, 2017

TBA Girls Varsity Cross Country
MSHSAA Districts @ TBA
SCHEDULE
8:00 AM Boys Varsity Cross Country
MSHSAA Districts @ TBA
SCHEDULE

SUNDAY

October 22, 2017

No events happening

Notes

Nothing more to add at this time. Make it the best week ever!


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Wildcats News · Event Recap: Week of October 7 – October 13


Saturday, Oct 7th

Girls Varsity Cross Country
Conference Championship Meet @ TBA
N/A
Girls Freshman Volleyball
@ Park Hill High School
N/A
Boys Varsity Cross Country
Conference Championship Meet @ Lake Jacomo
N/A
Girls Varsity Volleyball
@ Truman High School
N/A
Boys Varsity Swimming
Mizzou CoMo Invitational
th Place

Sunday, Oct 8th

No event results

Monday, Oct 9th

Girls Varsity Golf
MSHSAA State Championships @ Sedalia Country Club
N/A
Boys Junior Varsity Football
@ Blue Springs South High School
W 23 – 36
Boys Junior Varsity Soccer
vs. Raymore-Peculiar
N/A
Boys Varsity Soccer
vs. Raymore-Peculiar
N/A

Tuesday, Oct 10th

Girls Varsity Golf
MSHSAA State Championships @ Sedalia Country Club
N/A
Girls Varsity Swimming
Blue Springs South / LeBlonde / Smithville / St. Teresa’s
th Place
Girls Varsity Swimming
Liberty – SENIOR NIGHT
th Place
Girls Varsity Swimming
Webb City
th Place
Girls Varsity Swimming
JV Conference Championships
th Place
Girls Varsity Swimming
Lee’s Summit / Lee’s Summit North
th Place
Boys Varsity Swimming
vs Liberty/Liberty North (SENIOR NIGHT)
th Place
Girls Varsity Swimming
Purple/Gold (Intrasquad)
th Place
Girls Varsity Swimming
@ Ray-Pec
th Place
Girls Varsity Swimming
@ St. Joseph Central
th Place
Girls Varsity Swimming
Lee’s Summit West, Smithville, St. Teresa’s
th Place
Girls Freshman Volleyball
vs. Park Hill High School
N/A
Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball
vs. Park Hill High School
N/A
Girls Varsity Swimming
Varsity Conference Championships
th Place
Girls Varsity Volleyball
vs. Park Hill High School
N/A
Girls Varsity Swimming
CoMo Invite
th Place
Girls Varsity Swimming
KC Classic Invitational
th Place

Wednesday, Oct 11th

Boys Freshman Football
vs. Lee’s Summit West High School
N/A
Boys Junior Varsity Soccer
@ Lee’s Summit North High School
N/A
Boys Varsity Soccer
@ Lee’s Summit North High School
N/A

Thursday, Oct 12th

Boys Sophomore Football
vs. Blue Springs South High School
W 28 – 6
Girls Freshman Volleyball
@ Lee’s Summit North High School
N/A
Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball
@ Lee’s Summit North High School
N/A
Boys Varsity Swimming
JV Conference
th Place
Girls Varsity Volleyball
@ Lee’s Summit North High School
N/A

Friday, Oct 13th

Boys Varsity Football
@ Raymore-Peculiar
N/A

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Girls Junior Varsity Golf, Girls Varsity Golf · Girls Golf Sends Three to State; Team Season Ends


The girls golf team season ended Monday, October 2 after they finished tied for third place and failed to qualify for state while competing in their sectional tournament at the National Golf Club in Parkville, Missouri. However, three girls qualified for state as individuals.

“Unfortunately, this year, our team didn’t evolve as it has in the past and I truly feel that’s why our entire team didn’t qualify. We have qualified our team the past five years so that was a disappointment to us,” Head Coach Jill Courter said.

With the team season over, the spotlight transitions to the girls who qualified for state individually. Senior Jordan Marshall, junior Sierra Heuston and sophomore Lauren Muller all managed to score under the cut off line to make it to state.

“They will play their best.  It’s hard at state, especially the first day when you’ve got lots of nervous energy.  There’s not room for that in golf when it’s such a mental game anyway,  but it’s part of it.  They have been in competitive situations and tournaments many times, so I’m confident they will do great,” Courter said.

Heuston has been at her best lately and looks to take that momentum up to Sedalia for state. After winning the Suburban Big Seven Conference Championship Individual title, Heuston then went on to take fifth at Sectionals. Results like that require a strong commitment in a tough sport such as golf, and Heuston has been hard at work for quite some time.

“I’ve been golfing since I was eight years old, and I’ve done a lot of summer golf leagues and lots of tournaments with my dad over the years. I’m very committed and passionate about golf. I love it and I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of it,” Heuston said.

While Heuston has been hard at work for a while, she feels that she made has made a huge leap forward from last season to this one.

“At the beginning of the season I didn’t think I’d make it individually because of my scores last season but I’ve worked hard and improved a lot during this season. I’m very happy to have made it, especially with my two other teammates,” Heuston said.

One of those teammates has been a part of this team for all four years of her high school career, and with one more tournament left to go, Coach Courter harks back on how much she will be missed as the curtain closes on her Wildcats golf career.

“We are really going to miss our senior Jordan Marshall.  She’s contributed so much the past four years to this team.  I’m excited that she qualified for state as this will be her fourth year in a row to go,” Courter said.

All eyes are on those three girls as they get ready for a big two days at state today and tomorrow at the Sedalia Country Club in Sedalia, Missouri.


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Multiple Teams · “Dig for A Cure” is a Success On and Off the Court


On Monday, October 2nd,  BSHS and BSS volleyball teams played in their 11th annual Dig for A Cure match. Beyond being just a competition, the event raised money for the KC Cares for Kids Foundation by selling t-shirts and holding auctions

 

A lot of work was put into promoting the game in the week leading up to it. Booster clubs from each team put together over 25 baskets valued at $50 or more that were used as silent auction items or were raffled off; a majority of the items for the themed baskets were donated by local business. Notable silent auction items included Royals memorabilia signed by Danny Duffy, Eric Hosmer, George Brett, and Whit Merrifield; a chiefs jersey signed by Travis Kelce; and gift certificates to Fazoli’s, Stone Canyon, and various other vacation packages and entertainment opportunities. In the end, all the hard work seems to have paid off.

“I think we did an amazing at just like the baskets and raising money for the auctions and all the decorations. We worked all week to sell shirts and put it all over social media,” senior Haley Rothove said.

 

Even though BSHS hosted Dig for a Cure this year, the promotion was truly a collaborative event. BSS put a lot of work into making sure this event was a success, putting fliers in the schools on the south side and spreading the news through word of mouth.

 

“(Blue Springs) created a nice flier and I was able to send that out to BSS, and our feeder schools.  We also use social media to spread the word.  Our girls post on twitter, and their parents post on Facebook. The girls build relationships with classmates and then share with them about our amazing teams at both BSS and Blue Springs and this great event to come and support. It’s good volleyball and for a good cause,” BSS varsity volleyball coach Dave MacLean said.

 

Being able to raise awareness for cancer meant a great deal to players and coaches.

 

“It means a lot to us because a lot of us have family members that have cancer, or have had cancer, who have died of cancer so it means a lot,” Rothove said

 

The awareness also shows what Blue Springs is really about, no matter how heated the rivalry can get.

 

“I think our rivalry is special but this event reminds us that even though we’re two different high schools we’re still apart of the same community and district,” MacLean said.

 

The game itself drew in one of the largest crowds with both schools filling the seats dressed up in pink ready to cheer the team on.

“It was crazy filled in there and it was super cool. Crazy atmosphere,” Rothove said. Players certainly noticed and appreciated the raucous crowd.

“It’s really fun to see how excited they get about what we do. It’s really fun for us, and it gets us more energized and really helps,” Rothove said. MacLean took note as well, indicating the difficulty of communicating with his team.

 

“They were pretty loud.  I had to yell more during timeouts than I wanted to in order to pass along adjustments for our team.  Later on, the girls told me they really didn’t hear what I was saying anyway.  I can’t imagine that anyone attending in the student section didn’t have fun.  I love the Blue Springs motto ‘Win at everything we do’  — they really did a great job in their effort to have a blast at a volleyball game.” MacLean lauded of the Wildcats crowd.

 

In the end, the Wildcats fell to the Jaguars in three sets after a very slow start.However, they are keeping their heads held high and have gotten right to work on making improvements.

 

“We’re really working on our offense, to get all of our offense to contribute, and not just a few because we need everyone to win, we can’t do it without everyone,” Rothove says.

 

Rothove believes those improvements are sure to come.

 

“When our coach asks us to get better at something, we do. There hasn’t been a point in the season where we don’t get better at something she asks. We just keep stepping forward and we haven’t taken any huge steps back, so we’re really excited for the rest of the season,” Rothove said.

 

Rothove’s comments held true this past weekend, as the Wildcats placed 3rd out of 15 teams at the Truman tournament. The girls continue their season tomorrow hosting their senior night against Park Hill.


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Wildcats News · All Teams Schedule: Week of October 9 – October 15


Here’s a preview of this week’s events for Blue Springs High School, October 9 – October 15

MONDAY

October 09, 2017

TBA Girls Varsity Golf
MSHSAA State Championships @ Sedalia Country Club
SCHEDULE
3:30 PM Boys Junior Varsity Football
@ Blue Springs South High School
SCHEDULE
5:00 PM Boys Junior Varsity Soccer
vs. Raymore-Peculiar
SCHEDULE
6:30 PM Boys Varsity Soccer
vs. Raymore-Peculiar
SCHEDULE

TUESDAY

October 10, 2017

TBA Girls Varsity Golf
MSHSAA State Championships @ Sedalia Country Club
SCHEDULE
4:00 PM Boys Varsity Swimming
vs Liberty/Liberty North (SENIOR NIGHT)
SCHEDULE
5:00 PM Girls Freshman Volleyball
vs. Park Hill High School
SCHEDULE
5:30 PM Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball
vs. Park Hill High School
SCHEDULE
7:00 PM Girls Varsity Volleyball
vs. Park Hill High School
SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY

October 11, 2017

4:00 PM Boys Freshman Football
vs. Lee’s Summit West High School
SCHEDULE
5:00 PM Boys Junior Varsity Soccer
@ Lee’s Summit North High School
SCHEDULE
6:30 PM Boys Varsity Soccer
@ Lee’s Summit North High School
SCHEDULE

THURSDAY

October 12, 2017

4:00 PM Boys Sophomore Football
vs. Blue Springs South High School
SCHEDULE
5:30 PM Girls Freshman Volleyball
@ Lee’s Summit North High School
SCHEDULE
5:30 PM Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball
@ Lee’s Summit North High School
SCHEDULE
7:00 PM Girls Varsity Volleyball
@ Lee’s Summit North High School
SCHEDULE
7:00 PM Boys Varsity Swimming
JV Conference
SCHEDULE

FRIDAY

October 13, 2017

7:00 PM Boys Varsity Football
@ Raymore-Peculiar
SCHEDULE

SATURDAY

October 14, 2017

No events happening

SUNDAY

October 15, 2017

No events happening

Notes

Nothing more to add at this time. Make it the best week ever!


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Wildcats News · Event Recap: Week of September 30 – October 6


Saturday, Sep 30th

Girls Varsity Cross Country
Invitational @ Ha Ha Tonka State Park
N/A
Boys Varsity Cross Country
Meet @ Jefferson City High School
N/A
Girls Freshman Volleyball
@ Blue Springs South High School
N/A
Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball
@ Liberty North High School
N/A
Boys Varsity Football
@ Lee’s Summit North High School
N/A

Sunday, Oct 1st

No event results

Monday, Oct 2nd

Girls Varsity Golf
MSHSAA Sectionals @ The National Golf Club
N/A
Boys Junior Varsity Football
vs. Lee’s Summit North High School
N/A
Boys Junior Varsity Soccer
@ Lee’s Summit
N/A
Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball
vs. Blue Springs South High School
L 1 – 2
Boys Varsity Soccer
@ Lee’s Summit
N/A
Girls Varsity Volleyball
vs. Blue Springs South High School
L 1 – 2

Tuesday, Oct 3rd

Girls Freshman Volleyball
vs. Lee’s Summit West High School
N/A
Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball
vs. Lee’s Summit West High School
N/A
Girls Varsity Volleyball
vs. Lee’s Summit West High School
N/A

Wednesday, Oct 4th

Boys Junior Varsity Soccer
vs. Blue Springs South High School
L 0 – 2
Boys Varsity Soccer
vs. Blue Springs South High School
L 0 – 3

Thursday, Oct 5th

Boys Freshman Football
@ Rockhurst High School
N/A
Girls Freshman Volleyball
vs. Lee’s Summit
N/A
Boys Sophomore Football
@ Liberty High School
N/A
Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball
vs. Lee’s Summit
N/A
Girls Varsity Volleyball
vs. Lee’s Summit
N/A

Friday, Oct 6th

Boys Varsity Football
vs. Blue Springs South High School
W 20 – 3

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Multiple Teams · Football Looks to Have Strong Group of Seniors Playing at the Next Level


The Blue Springs Football team has their sights set on a state title and this goal is all the more achievable thanks to a group of players that have the opportunity to play at the next level. With National Signing Day coming on February 7, these players have been working with coaches, recruiters and family to make sure they make the right decisions and have the right attitude.

“When these kids come to us and say ‘Hey coach I really want to be a college football player,’ we make sure that we have a really good line of communication with them and outline expectations of how to act, and what to be like,” Head Coach Kelly Donohoe said about making sure the players have the right mindset from the start.

 

Recruitment for most players begins early–maybe even at the sophomore level. Getting the word out about a specific player is the key, according to Donohoe

 

“(We get) such a barrage of college coaches coming through, I’ll say ‘Hey, I’ve got a kid who’ll be a junior next year, he’s a lineman and you’re really going to like him,’” Donohoe said.

 

With scout’s eyes now on these players, the coaches level of communication becomes focused on the players. To Donohoe, “the biggest part of what we do” involves making kids show the right character. He added on that this is true for all players and that “you can’t have a successful program and have kids not do things the right way.”

 

“[Scouts] will see the skillset on film but now they want to know is he a kid that’s gonna come into this university and represent himself the right way in the classroom and be a really good worker for them,” Donohoe said

 

Recruitment for the team this year is very strong with Donohoe believing that the team will have “10 or 11 kids go on to play college football.” Senior Daniel Parker, who recently announced his plans to attend the University of Missouri, is considered a four-star defensive end by Rivals.com.

 

Parker’s fellow linemen senior Khristian Boyd, a three-star tackle according to Rivals, has yet to make his decision. Boyd is holding offers from Arkansas State University, the University of Kansas, the University of Central Florida, and has drawn interest from the University of Iowa,  Kentucky, and Iowa State as well as possibly following Parker to Columbia. Boyd said the conversations with college recruiters are frequent and varied.

 

“I interact with recruiters pretty often, and we mostly talk about school and academics. We also talk about how the game went that week,” Boyd said.

 

Though the decision rests with him alone, Boyd knows that the support he is receiving is paramount in making a sound decision.

 

“my family and coaches have been very supportive of me through the entire process,” Boyd said.

 

The team’s ability to field this many players that will advance to play at the next level shows why it is a highly regarded program. Donohoe attributes the success of these players to their talent and dedication.

 

“(We are) very fortunate to have kids that football means a lot to them and they work very hard to get to a position to where they can get a scholarship.”


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Wildcats News · All Teams Schedule: Week of October 2 – October 8


Here’s a preview of this week’s events for Blue Springs High School, October 2 – October 8

MONDAY

October 02, 2017

TBA Girls Varsity Golf
MSHSAA Sectionals @ The National Golf Club
SCHEDULE
4:00 PM Boys Junior Varsity Football
vs. Lee’s Summit North High School
SCHEDULE
5:30 PM Boys Junior Varsity Soccer
@ Lee’s Summit
SCHEDULE
5:30 PM Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball
vs. Blue Springs South High School
SCHEDULE
7:00 PM Boys Varsity Soccer
@ Lee’s Summit
SCHEDULE
7:00 PM Girls Varsity Volleyball
vs. Blue Springs South High School
SCHEDULE

TUESDAY

October 03, 2017

5:00 PM Girls Freshman Volleyball
vs. Lee’s Summit West High School
SCHEDULE
5:30 PM Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball
vs. Lee’s Summit West High School
SCHEDULE
7:00 PM Girls Varsity Volleyball
vs. Lee’s Summit West High School
SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY

October 04, 2017

5:00 PM Boys Junior Varsity Soccer
vs. Blue Springs South High School
SCHEDULE
6:30 PM Boys Varsity Soccer
vs. Blue Springs South High School
SCHEDULE

THURSDAY

October 05, 2017

4:00 PM Boys Freshman Football
@ Rockhurst High School
SCHEDULE
5:00 PM Boys Sophomore Football
@ Liberty High School
SCHEDULE
5:00 PM Girls Freshman Volleyball
vs. Lee’s Summit
SCHEDULE
5:30 PM Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball
vs. Lee’s Summit
SCHEDULE
7:00 PM Girls Varsity Volleyball
vs. Lee’s Summit
SCHEDULE

FRIDAY

October 06, 2017

7:00 PM Boys Varsity Football
vs. Blue Springs South High School
SCHEDULE

SATURDAY

October 07, 2017

TBA Girls Varsity Cross Country
Conference Championship Meet @ TBA
SCHEDULE
8:00 AM Boys Varsity Cross Country
Conference Championship Meet @ Lake Jacomo
SCHEDULE
8:00 AM Girls Freshman Volleyball
@ Park Hill High School
SCHEDULE
8:15 AM Girls Varsity Volleyball
@ Truman High School
SCHEDULE
7:00 PM Boys Varsity Swimming
Mizzou CoMo Invitational
SCHEDULE

SUNDAY

October 08, 2017

No events happening

Notes

Nothing more to add at this time. Make it the best week ever!