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Turner drops basketball opener to Olathe West

Turner senior Russell Reed (24) went up for a layup Friday in competition against Olathe West. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

by Brian Turrel

The Turner Golden Bears boys basketball team suffered a tough loss on Friday night, dropping their season opener to Olathe West, 53 – 35.

The Owls jumped out to an early 12 – 0 lead by taking advantage of soft Turner passes to steal the ball and return it for easy scores and open three-point shots. Olathe West held a 28 – 10 lead at halftime.

Turner buckled down in the second half, reducing the turnover opportunities and playing more physical defense, with both teams scoring 25 in the half.

Junior Ty Gilmore led Turner, scoring 11 points off the bench, while senior Fred Poe scored 9.

Turner plays next at Schlagle High School on Tuesday, Dec. 5.

 

Photos copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel

Senior Fred Poe (33) was double-teamed along the sideline. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

Senior Russell Reed (24) set up for defense. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

Turner junior Ty Gilmore (22) attempted a short jumper in the first half. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

Senior Fred Poe (33) drove the ball around the right side. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

Olathe West junior Kellen Welsh won an offensive rebound but came down hard. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

Ty Gilmore tried to drive the lane but was cut off by Olathe West’s defense. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

Russell Reed drove past the Olathe West defense and prepared to go up for a shot. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

Senior Donald Rollen (12) attempted a three-point shot. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

The Turner Goldenettes dance team performed at halftime. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

The Turner pep band performed before the game. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

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Bishop Ward stages play’s debut

Katie Breitenstein and Eric Vega starred in the production Thursday of “Columbus and the Tesla Box” at Bishop Ward High School. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

by Brian Turrel

On Thursday, the Bishop Ward drama department presented the debut performance of “Columbus and the Tesla Box,” written by Kansas City playwright Lezlie Revelle-Zucker.

The play combines elements of science fiction, murder mystery and romantic comedy, and stars Katie Breitenstein and Eric Vega, a couple unexpectedly thrown together by a scientific mishap at the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago.

The author attended the opening night performance and was warmly applauded by the crowd after the show.

“Columbus and the Tesla Box” continues Friday and Saturday evening at Bishop Ward High School, 708 N. 18th St., Kansas City, Kan. Performances start at 7 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students. Seniors and the clergy attend free.

Photos copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel

Diane Turrel and Adam Wilson co-starred in the play. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

Regina Sanchez and Ale Jimenez performed as the Rivera Sisters. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

Diane Turrel posed with playwright Lezlie Revelle-Zucker following the performance. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

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Scenes from the Central Avenue Day of the Dead Parade

Participants in the Day of the Dead parade Saturday evening wore beautiful, brightly colored costumes characteristic of the holiday. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

by Brian Turrel

The Central Avenue Betterment Association sponsored its first Central Avenue Day of the Dead Parade on Saturday evening.

The parade route ran from 6th Street and Central Avenue west to 16th Street. Approximately 20 vehicles took part in the parade.

Crowds of booths and families lined both sides of Central Avenue near the end of the route, and singers performed on stages.

Parade participants as well as many spectators celebrated the Mexican heritage of the Day of the Dead with the colorful and haunting pageantry characteristic of the day.

Photos copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel

Giselle’s KC Bridal provided a haunting bride and wedding party. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

Participants in the Day of the Dead parade. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

Participants in the Day of the Dead parade. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

Participants in the Day of the Dead parade. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

Costume company Have Guns Will Rent entered a float in the parade. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

Participants in the Day of the Dead parade. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

Models from the FAME Modeling Academy marched in the parade. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

Participants in the Day of the Dead parade. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

Participants in the Day of the Dead parade. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

Participants in the Day of the Dead parade. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

Participants in the Day of the Dead parade. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

La Mega Spanish radio station sponsored several of the floats. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

This scary duo rode in the Edwards Deli car. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

Members of the Unified Government’s SOAR Initiative marched in the parade. (Photo copyright 2017 by Brian Turrel)

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