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The Knights of Columbus at Christ the King Catholic Church, 3024 N. 53rd St., Kansas City, Kansas, are planning a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 20, at the church basement to benefit field trips and graduation fees for the eighth grade at Christ the King School.


The Keeler Women’s Center reopened July 1 at a new location, 759 Vermont Ave., Suite 100-B, Kansas City, Kansas.
The Gospel Non-Violence Study Group will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Suite 100-B, Kansas City, Kansas. The group is facilitated by Peg Burns Kerbawy.
Scripture Study and Reflection facilitated by Heather Neds will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesdays at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Suite 100-B, Kansas City, Kansas. To register for classes, call 913-906-8990. The Keeler Women’s Center is a ministry of the Benedictine Sisters. For more information, visit www.keelerwomenscenter.org.


Open Door Baptist Church, 3033 N. 103rd Terrace, Kansas City, Kansas, will meet for Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 13. Sunday school is at 9 a.m.


Members of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1300 N. 18th St., Kansas City, Kansas, will attend the annual convention of the Diocese of Kansas Friday and Saturday Oct. 18 and 19 in Topeka.


A Ladies Night Wine Tasting and Craft Fair is planned from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at the Cathedral of St. Peter, 422 N. 14th St., Kansas City, Kansas.


Stony Point Christian Church, 149 S. 78th St., Kansas City, Kansas, will participate in Operation Christmas Child, in which individuals may fill up shoe boxes with Christmas gifts for children.


Wyandotte United Methodist Church, 7901 Oakland Ave., Kansas City, Kansas, will meet for worship services on Oct. 13 at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., with Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. and the youth group at 1:30 p.m. A Community Blood Center blood drive will be held from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at the Fellowship Hall, Wyandotte United Methodist Church. An all-church breakfast is planned from 8 to 10 a.m. Oct. 26 at the church Fellowship Hall.

Send Faith News items to news@wyandottedaily.com. Please include your contact information. If there is inclement weather, check with the sponsoring organization to see if the event will still be held. These events are listed by alphabetical order of the faith group.

At the Turner Days parade

The Turner Days parade theme Saturday morning was “Building Dreams Together,” a nod to the Turner school district’s building program, in which a new stadium and a new middle school will be constructed. Turner Days continues on Sunday with a car show, vendors and activities at Steineger Field, 58th and Metropolitan, Kansas City, Kansas. To see a schedule of events, visit http://wyandottedaily.com/turner-bids-goodbye-to-old-stadium-and-celebrates-new-building-projects-at-turner-days-this-weekend/. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
More scenes from the Turner Days parade on Saturday on South 55th Street in the Turner area of Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
Students described their dreams on signs they carried in the Turner Days parade on Saturday morning. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
Students described their dreams on signs in the Turner Days parade on Saturday morning. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
More scenes from the Turner Days parade on Saturday on South 55th Street in the Turner area of Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
More scenes from the Turner Days parade on Saturday on South 55th Street in the Turner area of Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
More scenes from the Turner Days parade on Saturday on South 55th Street in the Turner area of Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
More scenes from the Turner Days parade on Saturday on South 55th Street in the Turner area of Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
More scenes from the Turner Days parade on Saturday on South 55th Street in the Turner area of Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
More scenes from the Turner Days parade on Saturday on South 55th Street in the Turner area of Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
More scenes from the Turner Days parade on Saturday on South 55th Street in the Turner area of Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
More scenes from the Turner Days parade on Saturday on South 55th Street in the Turner area of Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
More scenes from the Turner Days parade on Saturday on South 55th Street in the Turner area of Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
More scenes from the Turner Days parade on Saturday on South 55th Street in the Turner area of Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
More scenes from the Turner Days parade on Saturday on South 55th Street in the Turner area of Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
More scenes from the Turner Days parade on Saturday on South 55th Street in the Turner area of Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
More scenes from the Turner Days parade on Saturday on South 55th Street in the Turner area of Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
More scenes from the Turner Days parade on Saturday on South 55th Street in the Turner area of Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
More scenes from the Turner Days parade on Saturday on South 55th Street in the Turner area of Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
More scenes from the Turner Days parade on Saturday on South 55th Street in the Turner area of Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
More scenes from the Turner Days parade on Saturday on South 55th Street in the Turner area of Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)

At the Turner Days parade

More scenes from the Turner Days parade on Saturday on South 55th Street in the Turner area of Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
More scenes from the Turner Days parade on Saturday on South 55th Street in the Turner area of Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
More scenes from the Turner Days parade on Saturday on South 55th Street in the Turner area of Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
More scenes from the Turner Days parade on Saturday on South 55th Street in the Turner area of Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
More scenes from the Turner Days parade on Saturday on South 55th Street in the Turner area of Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
More scenes from the Turner Days parade on Saturday on South 55th Street in the Turner area of Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
More scenes from the Turner Days parade on Saturday on South 55th Street in the Turner area of Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
More scenes from the Turner Days parade on Saturday on South 55th Street in the Turner area of Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
More scenes from the Turner Days parade on Saturday on South 55th Street in the Turner area of Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
More scenes from the Turner Days parade on Saturday on South 55th Street in the Turner area of Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
More scenes from the Turner Days parade on Saturday on South 55th Street in the Turner area of Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
More scenes from the Turner Days parade on Saturday on South 55th Street in the Turner area of Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
More scenes from the Turner Days parade on Saturday on South 55th Street in the Turner area of Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
More scenes from the Turner Days parade on Saturday on South 55th Street in the Turner area of Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
More scenes from the Turner Days parade on Saturday on South 55th Street in the Turner area of Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
More scenes from the Turner Days parade on Saturday on South 55th Street in the Turner area of Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
More scenes from the Turner Days parade on Saturday on South 55th Street in the Turner area of Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
More scenes from the Turner Days parade on Saturday on South 55th Street in the Turner area of Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
More scenes from the Turner Days parade on Saturday on South 55th Street in the Turner area of Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
More scenes from the Turner Days parade on Saturday on South 55th Street in the Turner area of Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
More scenes from the Turner Days parade on Saturday on South 55th Street in the Turner area of Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
More scenes from the Turner Days parade on Saturday on South 55th Street in the Turner area of Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Steve Rupert)

KCKCC women sweep JCCC first time; clinch first playoff berth

A free kick by KCKCC freshman Kayley Pedersen was perfect as it just cleared a leaping Johnson County goalkeeper Isabelle Joseph. The goal was KCKCC’s first in a 2-0 win Friday. (KCKCC photo by Alan Hoskins)

by Alan Hoskins, KCKCC

For the first time in the 8-year history of women’s soccer, Kansas City Kansas Community College is headed to the NJCAA DI women’s soccer playoff berths – thanks to yet another milestone win.

A 2-0 win Friday cemented the Blue Devils’ first ever sweep of arch-rival Johnson County and assured the playoff berth with two games still to go – at Allen County Wednesday and a season-ending home clash with Coffeyville Sunday afternoon, Oct. 20.

Still on the line is clinching a home playoff berth and an outside chance of overtaking league-leading Cowley College,

A sweep of the final two games and two Cowley losses in the Tigers’ final three games would vault KCKCC into a tie for the Jayhawk Conference championship. Cowley (8-1) leads the league followed by KCKCC (7-3), Butler County (5-3-1), Coffeyville (5-4), Johnson County (5-5), Neosho County (1-6-1) and Allen County (0-9).

The Blue Devils did all their scoring against JCCC in the final five minutes of the first half. Freshman Maddy Broeker of Lincoln, Nebraska, scored on a free kick from outside the box on a shot that just cleared a leaping JCCC goalkeeper Isabelle Joseph with 4:12 left and. Shawnee Mission West freshman forward Kayley Pedersen followed with a blast into the net with 1:06 remaining in the half.

“We played well,” said KCKCC assistant coach Sara Matthews, who has taken the coaching reins while head coach Shawn Uhlenhake recovers from major surgery. “Kayley Pedersen not only scored but shut down a lot of JCCC’s attack before it got to the back line and was able to play balls through to our forwards. Maddy Broeker also provided a lot of energy to the front line and Tina Alvarez stepped up to provide quality minutes in the midfield.”

KCKCC got a stellar effort from goalkeeper Jaidyn Takaishi and the Blue Devil defensive back line of Paige Liston, Sydney Guerra, Katrina Sargent and Alex Schemmel. A freshman from Olathe North, Takaishi had six saves on 10 Cavalier shots. Meanwhile, the Blue Devils got off 14 shots against two JCCC goalkeepers.

“I am so very proud of this group,” Matthews said. “Our young program’s goal over the last couple of years has been to make the playoffs for the first time. But we can’t lose focus on our preparation every day. This season is not over. We have a chance to host a playoff game so we need to keep our sights on one day at a time.”

Ranked No. 17 in the United Soccer Coaches national rankings, the Blue Devils boosted their overall record to 10-3.

“What’s important now is how we go out and earn our successes,” Matthews said. “The season is a grind for every team and while we’ve had our ups and downs, we have shown the competitive heart to win close games. We’ve become a force to be reckoned with and we can’t wait to grow the program even more.”

Freshman Madison Broeker unleashed the kick that gave KCKCC a 2-0 lead in the final minute of the first half Friday. (KCKCC photo by Alan Hoskins
Madison Broeker got a big hug from teammate Corrine Hughes (21) after scoring KCKCC’s second goal in a 2-0 win over Johnson County Friday. (KCKCC photo by Alan Hoskins)
Despite a valiant try, freshman Corrine Hughes (21) could not get this header past Johnson County goalkeeper Sydney Jones as teammates Tina Alvarez and Jaidyn Yingling (6) look on in the Blue Devils 2-0 win Friday. (KCKCC photo by Alan Hoskins)