Lady Blue Devils hope to rebound in own volleyball tourney

by Alan Hoskins, KCKCC

Swept at perennial power Cowley College Wednesday, Kansas City Kansas Community College will get an immediate chance to bounce back when the Lady Blue Devils play host to their annual Blue Devil Invitational Friday and Saturday.

Ranked No. 11 nationally, Cowley (14-3) ran its winning streak to 13 in a row 25-17, 25-22, 25-19 and remained unbeaten in Jayhawk Conference play at 3-0. The loss dropped KCKCC to 1-3 in conference play and 3-5 overall.

“Cowley is a very good team. There’s a reason they’re ranked No. 11,” KCKCC coach Mary Bruno said. “We just have to have more intensity and make better decisions on our side of the net.”

The Blue Devils will open tourney play against Southwestern Iowa at 1 p.m. Friday and then will take on Iowa Central at 5 p.m. On Saturday, the Blue Devils will play Southeast Nebraska at 11 a.m. and Labette at 3 p.m. The tournament schedule:

Friday games
11 a.m. – Labette vs. Southeast Nebraska; Cowley vs. Longview.
1 p.m. – KCKCC vs. Southwestern Iowa; Iowa Central vs. Coffeyville.
3 p.m. – Longview vs. Southeast Nebraska; Cowley vs. Labette.
5 p.m. – KCKCC vs. Iowa Central; Coffeyville vs. Southwestern Iowa.
Saturday games
9 a.m. – Southwestern Iowa vs. Cowley; Longview vs. Iowa Central.
11 a.m. – KCKCC vs. Southeast Nebraska; Longview vs. Coffeyville.
1 p.m. – Iowa Central vs. Cowley; Labette vs. Southwestern Iowa.
3 p.m. – KCKCC vs. Labette; Southeast Nebraska vs. Coffeyville.

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Warm weather returns today, heat index up to 97 this afternoon

National Weather Service graphic


The heat index may rise to 97 this afternoon as warm weather has returned to Wyandotte County.

According to the National Weather Service, warm conditions will persist through the weekend, with heat indices each day eclipsing 90 degrees.

Normal highs for mid to late September are between 75 and 80 degrees, so these temperatures are 20 to 25 degrees above normal, the weather service said.

Storms are in the forecast for early next week, and at this time, widespread severe weather is not anticipated, according to the weather service.

Those who are outside today should drink plenty of fluids and take frequent breaks, according to the weather service.

The high may reach 88 degrees, with a heat index of 97, today, the weather service said. The skies will be mostly sunny with a south wind of 6 to 15 mph, with winds gusting to 21 mph.

Tonight, it will be mostly clear with a low of 72 and a south wind of 7 to 11 mph, according to the weather service.

Friday, it will be sunny with a high of 88 and a south wind of 6 to 10 mph, the weather service said.

Friday night, it will be mostly clear with a low of 72 and a south southeast wind of 5 to 8 mph, according to the weather service.

Saturday, it will be sunny with a high near 87 and a south wind of 6 to 9 mph, the weather service said.

Saturday night, it will be mostly clear with a low of about 70, according to the weather service.

Sunday, it will be sunny with a high near 86, the weather service said.

Sunday night, it will be partly cloudy with a low of 67, according to the weather service.

Monday, there will be a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a high near 83, the weather service said.

Monday night, there is a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a low of 63, according to the weather service.

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I-70 traffic slows for rollover accident

Traffic slowed for a car that rolled over on eastbound I-70 near Mill Street, according to KC Scout. Three lanes were closed because of the accident, which happened about 7:41 a.m. Thursday. Traffic was backed up to 18th Street Expressway. (KC Scout photo)

Because of the accident near I-70 and Mill Street, traffic was backed up on I-70 to 18th Street Expressway on Thursday morning. (KC Scout photo)

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