Tonight at 7 p.m. for the 2014 season opener, fans may watch the 800th all-time football game being played by the Bishop Ward Cyclones.
The Cyclones will be playing on the historic Dorney Field, sharing the same field where the first game was played in 1925.
Football has a long tradition at Bishop Ward High School, with only Wyandotte High School having a longer local history in the sport. The “Fighting Irish” of Catholic High of Kansas City, Kan., as the school was first known, had its first season in 1925 and went 0-2-1. The team first lost to Leavenworth Catholic High (Immaculata) and then tied but finally lost to Central High (Wyandotte High School).
The Cyclones have come a long way since that first season with 432 wins, 336 losses and 31 ties since 1925. The Cyclones have an overall school winning percentage of .541 percent.
The 2014 Cyclone team will play nine games this season and open against Sumner Academy tonight at 7 p.m. The Cyclones’ next home game will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26.
– Story from Joshua Sukraw, Bishop Ward High School
The Kansas Supreme Court today upheld the conviction of Tynisha Story of first-degree murder in the Jan. 1, 2010, shooting death of Lakeasha Ross.
The court unanimously confirmed Story’s convictions. She was sentenced to a hard-25 year sentence.
The court stated that the prosecutor did not commit misconduct by making a reference to school shootings as examples of situations in which a defendant may be convicted of premeditated murder despite being unaware of the exact identities of the victims.
The court also rejected Story’s claims of jury instruction error and cumulative error.
To view the court’s decision, visit http://www.kscourts.org/Cases-and-Opinions/opinions/SupCt/2014/20140905/106329.pdf.
Coffeyville’s defending Jayhawk Conference co-champions spoiled Kansas City Kansas Community College’s home soccer opener Thursday with a 3-2 overtime win.
The win completed a sweep by the Red Ravens, who took a 4-1 in the women’s opener.
“For our first game, the kids played well,” said KCKCC coach Ruben Rodriguez. “It was a tough opener because Coffeyville returned several players from last year.”
Freshmen Isai Gutierrez and Kelvin Ibarra scored the Blue Devils’ goals.
Sophomore Karla Montes scored KCKCC’s lone goal, left-footing a direct kick into the back of the net.
Both KCKCC teams are back in action Tuesday, facing Barton County in El Dorado with the women playing at 2 p.m. and the men at 4 p.m.
Coffeyville defenders can only look as Kansas City Kansas Community College sophomore Karla Montes buried a direct kick in the Blue Devils 4-1 loss in their home opener Thursday. (KCKCC photo by Rodney Christensen)