Scenes from Leavenworth Road Parade

Grand marshals Taylor and Kate Clark waved to the crowd with their daughters. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)
 

by Brian Turrel

After a year off due to road construction, the Leavenworth Road Parade came back Saturday in full force, with 41 entries, including four marching bands and seven dance troupes, making the march down Leavenworth Road from Washington High School near 72nd Street to Welborn Elementary near 51st.

Hundreds of spectators lined the sides of the road, most clustered around the shopping areas at 61st and 55th Street, as well as the review stand at Casa de Alabanza near 52nd Street.

The day was sunny and unseasonably warm, with highs in the upper 80s. Emergency workers treated at least one onlooker for heat exhaustion.

Hundreds of spectators of all ages lined Leavenworth Road. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

The Country City Boys Riding Club brought several horses. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

The Humbled Beats Studio of Dance performed at the review stand. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

Washington High School AFJROTC color guard. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

The drum major of the Destructive DanZerettes dance group showed off his moves. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

Wyandotte High School marching band. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

Wyandotte High School marching band. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

Students and teachers from Welborn Elementary marched past their new school building. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

The Dynamic Divas of Kansas City dance group performed at the review stand. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

Rosie’s Dance Academy. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

Rosie’s Dance Academy performed in front of the review stand. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

Washington High School’s drum major showed off some moves as the band approached the review stand. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

Sumner Academy marching band. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

District court judge Tony Martinez drove in the parade. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

The Elite Dancing Divas performed in front of the review stand. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

Harmon High School marching band. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

The Country City Boys Riding Club brought several horses. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

The Country City Boys Riding Club brought several horses. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

The KCK police motorcycle patrol kept the parade route clear. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

 

White’s 5 TDs pace Pirates

Six Baldwin defenders brought down Piper junior running back La’James White. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)
 

by Brian Turrel

Piper running back La’James White scored five touchdowns in a runaway 57-6 home victory over the Baldwin Bulldogs on Friday evening.

White picked up two rushing touchdowns, including a 76-yarder. He also collected three scores through the air from quarterback Karson Schaunaman. White primarily used his speed to outrace Baldwin’s defense around the ends.

Schaunaman connected with receivers Camaro Scott and Jack Robinson for two more touchdowns. Running back Brandon Snell rounded out the scoring with a 43-yard touchdown run.

Piper’s defense was just as dominant as the offense, forcing fumbles on consecutive possessions in the first half and quickly turning the game into a rout.

Junior linebacker Branden Martin led the defense with 11 tackles and a fumble recovery. Freshman defensive back Mehiki Frazier had an interception in the first half.

The Pirates have started the season with two dominating wins. They’ll face off with Atchison next Friday in Piper’s homecoming game. A major challenge will come in three weeks when they play the Tonganoxie Chieftains (also 2-0) on the road.

Piper junior Camaro Scott (10) had three receptions in the game, including a touchdown catch. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)
La’James White brought down a throw from sophomore quarterback Karson Schaunaman for a touchdown. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)
Freshman defensive back Mehiki Frazier pulled an interception from the arms of a Baldwin receiver. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)
Senior defensive lineman Jamarion Frazier celebrated as he came to the sideline after the defense forced another Baldwin turnover. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)
Junior linebacker Branden Martin (11) closed in on the Baldwin ball carrier. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)
Junior linebacker Darius McNeal brought Baldwin’s quarterback down for a loss. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)
The Piper cheerleaders performed stunts before the game. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)
White ran away from the Baldwin defense for another touchdown. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)
Junior wide receiver Camaro Scott (10) and junior offensive lineman Tony Cobbs (55) celebrated after Scott’s touchdown reception. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)
The Piper dance team performed at halftime. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)
“Troy’s our hero” chants from the student section cheered on athletic trainer Troy Koerner, right, as he worked with the athletes. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)
Junior running back Brandon Snell raced around the right side on his way to the end zone. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)
Senior receiver Jack Robinson fought his way past a Baldwin tackler for a touchdown reception. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

Scenes from the Central Avenue Parade

The Sumner Academy marching band rounded the corner of 19th Street and Park Drive in the CABA Central Avenue Dotteversity parade. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)
 

by Brian Turrel

The Central Avenue Betterment Association (CABA) held the 2019 Central Avenue Dotteversity Parade on Saturday.

Several hundred spectators lined the avenue from 19th Street down to Bethany Park to watch the lengthy spectacle of marching bands, floats, cars, horses and dignitaries.

After the parade, the crowd moved on to the park for band performances, car displays, craft booths, and food vendors.

Earl Watson Sr. was the parade’s grand marshal. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

There was lots of candy to be had for young parade-goers. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

7 Leguas riders in the Central Avenue parade. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

Charles Foust, left, superintendent of the Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools, marched in the parade. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

Sumner Academy marching band. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

A young singer belted out a Spanish love song with tremendous passion. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

7 Leguas riders in the Central Avenue parade. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

Sumner Academy marching band. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

A motorcycle entry in the parade. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

Wyandotte County District Attorney Mark Dupree passed out candy on the parade route. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

Students from Whittier Elementary School. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

Humbled Beats Studio of Dance. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

Humbled Beats Studio of Dance. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

Several lowriders were featured in the parade and a car show afterwards. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

Equestrians showed off their horses’ prancing gait. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

Larkin & Garcia displayed a 1932 hearse. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

Schlagle High School marching band. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

Schlagle High School marching band. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

A lot of candy was distributed to parade-goers. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

Washington High School marching band. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

Wyandotte High School marching band. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

7 Leguas riders in the Central Avenue parade. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

The Wyandotte High School marching band and dancers performed in Bethany Park. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

The Wyandotte High School marching band and dancers performed in Bethany Park. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

The Washington High School marching band performed in Bethany Park. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

The Sumner Academy marching band performed in Bethany Park. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

The Harmon, Washington and Wyandotte high school bands joined to play a song in Bethany Park. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

Tobias Flores, associate professor of sculpture at Fort Hays State University, demonstrated blacksmithing. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

David Alvey, mayor of KCK, chatted with police officers before the parade. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

The Sumner Academy marching band performed in Bethany Park. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)

 

The Harmon High School marching band performed in Bethany Park. (Photo copyright 2019 by Brian Turrel)