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Boys basketball gains momentum in Blue Springs Tournament

By Brett Tieman

“We have a lot of young players on the team, and at first I was kind of skeptical to how they would play at a varsity level, but over the four games they have developed a lot on their physicality against the tough opponents, and are just all around competing,” senior R.J. Lawrence 

The Wildcats boys basketball team wrapped up the Blue Springs Basketball Tournament with a fifth-place finish this past weekend. After losing their opening round matchup to eventual tournament champion Northside Grizzlies, the Cats went on to beat Ruskin and Memphis Wooddale, making their record on the season 2-2. Continue reading Boys basketball gains momentum in Blue Springs Tournament

“No limit” for girls swim and dive

By Brett Tieman

“This is by far the most talented group of swimmers I’ve ever coached in a team setting like this,” head coach Kevin Bigham 

The Wildcat girls swim and dive team is off to an undefeated start after victories at meets in Raymore and at home. The start is led by a strong group of returning girls, freshmen who have a lot of upside and a couple of juniors who after strong freshmen seasons chose not to swim for the school their sophomore year. Continue reading “No limit” for girls swim and dive

Football Suffers Tough Loss in State Championship Game

By Brett Tieman

“We were all disappointed in how the game turned out. Some of us were sad and took the loss quite hard, but we were all just in a little state of disbelief. We couldn’t believe we lost here again.” -senior Azaiah Bello

On November 17, the BSHS football team played in their second consecutive state championship game, this time at Plaster Stadium in Springfield against Christian Brothers College (CBC). The Wildcats lost 31-14, sending them home without the title for a second straight year. Continue reading Football Suffers Tough Loss in State Championship Game

Boys Swim and Dive Team Wraps Up Turnaround Season

By Brett Tieman

“These guys bought in from day one. The second I stepped on deck they wanted to win and they wanted to get better. They brought that hunger, that attitude and that desire to practice every day, and they made their improvements just by doing their best,” head coach Kevin Bigham

The boys swim and dive team wrapped up their season this past weekend at the state meet in St. Louis. The team finished in twenty-second place by scoring 25 points and thus ending their season with a 12-3 record.

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BS Vs BSS District Championship Preview

By Brett Tieman

“These kids know each other. I can’t imagine being one of these players and having gone to school with these kids at the Freshman Center and seeing them on the weekends and now having to play. I mean it’s huge,” Head Coach Kelly Donohoe

Tomorrow Blue Springs and BSS football will play for the district championship in a home game for the Wildcats following BS’s win against Fort Zumwalt West and BSS’s overtime victory against Rock Bridge.

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Girls Tennis Wraps Up “Foundation Year”

By Brett Tieman

“I enjoyed winning a lot of matches this year (individually) but playing with a team that is fun and energetic was just as fun too,” junior Caitlyn Sporing

The girls tennis season wrapped up with junior Caitlyn Sporing making an individual appearance at the state tournament and finishing fourth. The team ended with a record of 10-4 and made it to team sectionals, and head coach Jody McClain praised the improvements made over the course of the season. Continue reading Girls Tennis Wraps Up “Foundation Year”

Girls golf sends three to state; team season ends

By Brett Tieman

“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,” Varsity Golfer junior Sierra Heuston

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.

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Annual Dig for A Cure game dubbed huge success

By Brett Tieman

“I think our rivalry is special but this event reminds us that even though we’re two different high schools we’re still a part of the same community and district,” BSS Head Volleyball Coach Dave MacLean

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 Continue reading Annual Dig for A Cure game dubbed huge success

Football looks to have strong group of seniors playing at the next level

By Brett Tieman

“(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.” – Head Coach Kelly Donohoe

The Blue Springs Football team has their sights set on a state title and believe 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. Continue reading Football looks to have strong group of seniors playing at the next level