Basehor-Linwood High School held the Bobcat Relays track and field meet on Friday evening, including athletes from Bonner Springs, Piper, Turner and Washington high schools.
The Piper boys took home the team trophy, notching wins in several events. On the girls’ side, Piper took second, just behind the host team.
Bonner Springs placed fifth in both the girls’ and boys’ team scoring. The Turner Golden Bears placed eighth on the boys’ side and tenth on the girls’. Washington placed ninth on the girls’ and boys’ standings.
Piper’s boys’ relay teams took first in the 4×100, 4×400, and 4×800-meter relays. Divante Herrig-Brittian was first in the boys’ 100-meter dash and triple jump.
Grant Lockwood and Davis Capps won the boys’ 400- and 800-meter races. Tony Cobbs won the shot put, and Logan Ladish won the javelin throw.
Piper got a standout performance from senior Kinley Brown, who won the girls’ 100-, 200- and 400-meter distances. Grace Hanson continued the Lady Pirates’ domination into the longer races by winning the 800- and 1600-meter runs.
For Bonner Springs, Emmalee Foya won the 3200-meter run, and the girls’ 4×800-meter relay team took first place.
Turner’s evening ended on a high note, with the boys’ 4×400-meter relay team taking third place in the meet’s final event. Cyra Chronister finished second in the girls’ 1600-meter run, and David Taylor placed second in the boys’ 800-meter run.
For Washington, Jessica Robinson earned fourth in the girls’ 100-meter dash, and Hendre Benton took fourth in the boys’ 300-meter hurdles. The girls’ and boys’ 4×100-meter relay teams placed fifth and sixth.
The well-attended meet started bright and warm, but took a chilly turn midway as clouds, wind and light rain moved through.
The Turner Black and Gold Girls Soccer Invitational tournament wrapped up Wednesday evening at the new Turner District Activity Center.
Piper defeated Bonner Springs in the consolation match 10-3. Piper had seven different players score in the match, led by Ryann Clark, Ella Buff, and Sierra Montez with two goals each. Kyndell Letcher, Emma Hawley, Samantha Trumbo, and Mackenzie Jones each scored one.
In the tournament’s championship game, Shawnee Mission Northwest defeated Shawnee Mission North 7-0 to claim the title.
In the evening’s earlier contests, Raytown defeated tournament host Turner 4-1, and Sumner Academy defeated Bishop Ward 9-1.
Turner School District debuted its new District Activity Center Saturday with the first round of the Black and Gold Girls Soccer Invitational tournament.
The district broke ground in October 2019, and held a ribbon-cutting in October 2020, but had to wait for the spring sports season to hold a live competition.
The new facility, just north of Turner High School, features two artificial turf fields (football and soccer), along with track and field areas, grandstands, concessions and locker rooms. Tournament games were held on both fields.
The Turner Golden Bears had the honor of first game in their new home, but gave way to the visiting Shawnee Mission North Lady Indians 3-0.
The Bonner Springs Lady Braves played Raytown in the most competitive game of the day and prevailed 6-2. Striker Jenna Knight scored four goals in the game, while Gabrielle Klein and Hannah Mellott each contributed one.
After a slow start, Piper overwhelmed Sumner Academy 10-0 in the first afternoon contest. Ryann Clark and Kyndell Letcher led the scoring with 3 goals each. In the final match of the day, the Bishop Ward Lady Cyclones gamely soldiered through a 13-0 mismatch with 6A standouts Shawnee Mission Northwest.
The tournament semifinals will be played Monday, March 29. In the consolation bracket, Bishop Ward will play Raytown at 4:30 p.m., and Turner will face off with Sumner at 5 p.m. In the championship bracket, Bonner Springs will play Northwest at 6:30 p.m., and Piper and North will kick off at 7 p.m.
The final round of the tournament will take place on Wednesday, March 31.