Daily Archives: August 9, 2014

Sporting Kansas City will travel to Canada this weekend for a cross conference contest against the Vancouver Whitecaps.

The match is scheduled to kick off at 7 p.m. on Sunday with live coverage locally on KMCI’s 38 The Spot beginning at 6:30 p.m. Additional coverage will be available on SKCTV across the Midwest.

Sporting Kansas City is in the midst of a five-game road winning streak including two victories in Canada against Montreal and one against Toronto FC.

Sporting KC earned a 2-1 result at Toronto on July 26 as Graham Zusi opened the scoring for the visitors and Jacob Peterson notched the game-winner. Sporting KC’s eight MLS regular season wins in Canada are tied for most all-time among American clubs and Sporting KC is the only MLS club that Vancouver has yet to beat in their four-year existence.

Sporting KC defeated the Whitecaps 3-1 the last time these two clubs met at BC Place on April 18, 2012.

A victory on Sunday would tie Sporting KC with the 2005 San Jose Earthquakes for most consecutive MLS roads wins (6) since 2000.

International duty and injuries have been a major story for the 2013 MLS Cup champions this year.

Manager Peter Vermes will be without defenders Ike Opara and Chance Myers, midfielder Paulo Nagamura and goalkeeper Eric Kronberg on Sunday. However, Sporting KC remains in first place in the Eastern Conference with 39 points and an 11-5-6 record, despite starting 22 different lineups through 22 matches played in 2014.

The Vancouver Whitecaps have lost only four matches this season, fewest in MLS along with the LA Galaxy and Real Salt Lake. Vancouver has earned a draw in each of the club’s last four outings against Toronto FC, Real Salt Lake, FC Dallas and the Chicago Fire and is undefeated (3-0-5) against Eastern Conference opponents in 2014.

Vancouver features first-year midfielder Pedro Morales who is tied for second in MLS with eight assists this season while Sporting KC features Major League Soccer’s second-leading goalscorer in Dom Dwyer.
- Story from Sporting KC

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Laredo, Texas – Perhaps Friday night for the T-Bones and the Laredo Lemurs ended — at least for now — appropriately. In a 9-9 tie after 10 innings, suspended due to the league curfew rule.

After all, each team took the lead on a four-run inning late in the game, only to see it vanish.

First up was Laredo. With Kansas City leading 5-3 in the bottom of the seventh, the Lemurs tagged T-Bones relief pitchers Pat Doyle and Hamilton Bennett for four runs (two each). Doyle gave up a lead-off single to Travis Denker and then, after recording two outs, walked former T-Bones infielder Devin Goodwin. Bennett came in and promptly walked Byron Wiley, another former T-Bones player, before Carlos Ramirez hit a grand slam that gave the Lemurs a 7-5 lead.

In the top of the ninth, though, after Matt Padgett and Nick Schwaner reached base with singles, Bryan Sabatella roped a double off Tyler Pearson that scored Padgett and Schwaner, and tied the game. Three batters later, after Vladimir Frias and Brian Erie walked, Robby Kuzdale singled to left, scoring Sabatella and Frias. That gave Kansas City a 9-7 lead with All-Star closer Kris Regas entering the game.

Regas retired the first two Lemurs he faced before walking Ramirez. A Harrison Kain double and Nick Van Stratten triple later, the game was tied at 9-9 after nine innings.

After neither team scored in the 10th, umpires suspended the game shortly after midnight according to the American Association curfew rule.

Kansas City (36-39) and Laredo (42-32) will conclude their suspended game at 6 p.m. Saturday, with game two of the four-game series scheduled to start at 7:30.

- Story from T-Bones

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Bible Way Community Church, 1720 N. 46th St. in Kansas City, Kan., will hold its Back To School Revival. The revival will take place from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at Bible Way. The revival includes worship service, school supplies giveaway, food and drinks, as well as outside activities. Outside activities will include plenty of games for children of all ages, and a Basketball Tournament for youth 13 and older. Cost to participate in the Basketball Tournament is $2 per person. Games will be 3 on 3, all games are 10 minutes each, and prizes will be awarded. To register, email the names of any youth members that are interested in participating and their age to BibleWayCommunityChurch@yahoo.com. More information about the event is at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bible-Way-Community-Church/123053601238531.

Christ the King Catholic Church, 3024 N. 53rd St., will hold an ice cream social after the 4 p.m. Mass Saturday, Aug. 23. The social will include bingo, games, a povitica booth, salami booth, carnival games for children, and a disc jockey. Food available for purchase will include Italian and Polish sausages, hot dogs, ice cream and cake.

Edwardsville United Methodist Church second Saturday supper on Saturday, Aug. 9, will consist of traditional picnic foods. Donations of $8 for adults and $3 for children are requested. The church is at 302 N. Fourth St, Edwardsville.

Grinter Chapel United Methodist Church, 7819 Swartz Road, Kansas City, Kan., will hold a big sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9. The sale will include furniture, twin bunk beds, full bed (no mattresses), dressers, household items, electronics, tools and more. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The menu is hot dogs, chips, drink and dessert.

“Scripture Study, Bible Sharing and Reflection, Lectio and Journaling,” a regular weekly series facilitated by pastoral minister, Heather Neds, is offered from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesdays at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. This weekly Bible study group is based on the upcoming scripture readings from the Common Lectionary. There will be time for reflection, sharing and journaling. Call 913-906-8990 to register.

Open Door Baptist Church, 3033 N. 103rd Terrace, plans a second Sunday potluck dinner immediately following the 10:30 a.m. morning service Sunday, Aug. 10, at the church dining room.

The Community Blood Center of Greater Kansas City will hold a blood drive from 3 to 7 p.m. Aug. 18 at Parkway Baptist Church classrooms, 12320 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kan. For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit www.esavealifenow.org or call 816-753-4040.

Persons of all Christian traditions are invited to participate in Taizé prayer on Thursday, Sept. 4 at 7 p.m. in Annunciation Chapel on the campus of the Mother House of the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, 4200 S. 4th St., Leavenworth, Kan. Taizé prayer is a meditative, candlelit service that includes simple chants sung repeatedly, silence, and prayers of praise and intercession. These prayer services emerged from an ecumenical community of monks in Taizé, France. For more information, visit www.marillaccenter.org or call 913-680-2342.

A marriage enrichment class will begin Wednesday, Aug. 6, at St. Patrick Catholic Church social hall, 94th and State Avenue. Classes will run from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 27. Dinner will be provided at 5:30 p.m. The classes are in a relaxed small-group atmosphere where topics such as problem solving, decision making, communication, hidden issues and commitment may be discussed. Trained facilitators will lead the class. The class is sponsored by Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. Pre-registration is necessary to www.KansasLoveLetters.com or 913-906-8925.

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 708 N. 4th St., Kansas City, Kan., plans a festival after the 4 p.m. Mass on Saturday, Aug. 16. A free outdoor polka dance is planned from 9 to 11 p.m. on the museum grounds next door. Food, drink, and a traditional sarma dinner will be available. The social will include games, and prizes will include salamis, homemade poviticas and strudels.

Children who attended the vacation church school this week will perform following a potluck dinner at noon Sunday, Aug. 10, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1300 N. 18th.

Trinity AME Church will celebrate its 109th anniversary with several events. The anniversary celebration will be led by the Rev. Cecil (Chip) Murray, retired, who was previously a pastor at Trinity AME and later at the First AME Church in Los Angeles. Murray will lead a workshop on “Lead, Follow or Get Out of the Way” from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Reardon Convention Center, 500 Minnesota Ave. The workshop has a $15 fee and includes a continental breakfast. Murray will be the guest speaker for the 10:30 a.m. morning service Sunday, Aug. 24, at Trinity AME Church, 2201 N. 5th St. The Rev. Fran T. Cary is senior pastor and chair of Trinity AME’s 109th anniversary. Those interested in attending the workshop may visit 222.trinityame.org to register or call 913-621-2306.

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