Kansas City, Kan., police reports

Oct. 13
Theft, 800 block of North 18th, Acura Integra, $3,000 value.

Oct. 13
Theft, 100 block of Greystone Avenue, business, Ford F-450, welder, $50,500 value.
Burglary, criminal damage, 1700 block of Haskell Avenue, refrigerator stolen and recovered, door jamb, $550 value.
Burglary, theft, 2300 block of Silver Court, shoes, two jackets, steering column, $650 value.

Oct. 12
Theft, 1000 block of Merriam Lane, Nissan Murano, purse, checks, $10,301 value.
Theft, 900 block of Sandusky Avenue, Ford Expedition, $6,500 value.
Theft, 400 block of North 64th Terrace, Jeep Liberty, $5,000 value.
Theft, 800 block of Kansas Avenue, store, six boxes of beef, $500 value.
Burglary, criminal damage, 2400 block of South 74th, weed trimmer, leaf blower, lock hinge, $608 value.
Burglary, 3000 block of South 51st, television, laptop computer, $550 value.

Oct. 1
Burglary to vehicle, 1000 block of South Bethany, ring portraying eagle, $2,000 value.

June 13

Theft, 200 block of South 18th, U.S. Army cold weather clothing, waist pack, ruck sack frame, molded waist belt.

Jan. 17, 2012
Identity theft, 1900 block of North 70th.

Harris graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman 1st Class Cameron S. Harris graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Harris is the son of Charles S. Harris of Kansas City, Kan., and of Melinda K. Harris of Blue Springs, Mo.

KCKCC to hold volleyball playoffs for first time Nov. 8

Jubilant KCKCC volleyball sophomores, from left, Lily Cullers, Carlyn Walsh, Blair Russell, Peyton Pender, Andrea Aparicio, Junelie Irizarry, Kailee Dudley, Lily Thornberg and Jasdel Gonzalez celebrated wrapping up KCKCC’s first home playoffs with a 3-0 win over Independence Wednesday. (KCKCC photo by Alan Hoskins)
Jubilant KCKCC volleyball sophomores, from left, Lily Cullers, Carlyn Walsh, Blair Russell, Peyton Pender, Andrea Aparicio, Junelie Irizarry, Kailee Dudley, Lily Thornberg and Jasdel Gonzalez celebrated wrapping up KCKCC’s first home playoffs with a 3-0 win over Independence Wednesday. (KCKCC photo by Alan Hoskins)

by Alan Hoskins
For the first time in Kansas City Kansas Community College volleyball history, the Lady Blue Devils will hold an NJCAA district championship with the winner advancing to the Division II national tournament.

The No. 8 ranked Blue Devils wrapped up Jayhawk Conference and division play Wednesday with a quick three-set win over Independence that gave KCKCC (9-1) sole possession of second place behind No. 7 Cowley College (10-0). Fort Scott (8-2) finished third with No. 13 Johnson County (7-3) finishing fourth after a narrow 3-2 loss to Cowley Wednesday.

KCKCC’s second-place finish means the Blue Devils will hold the four-team District N championship Saturday, Nov. 8. The No. 2 seed with an overall record of 26-9, KCKCC will open against No. 7 Labette (11-17) at noon with No. 3 Fort Scott (30-8) facing No. 6 Hesston (20-7) in the second match at 2 p.m.. The two winners will then collide at 4 p.m. with the winner advancing to the National Championship to be played at Phoenix College in Phoenix, Ariz., Nov. 20-22.

KCKCC swept Labette 3-0 at Parsons Oct. 15 but had one of its toughest home tests of the season against Fort Scott, coming from behind in three of four sets for a 3-1 wins. KCKCC’s only conference loss of the season came 3-2 at Cowley Oct. 1, the Lady Tigers taking the final set 19-17. At the time, it was the 36th straight conference win for Cowley and the 65th win in a row at home.

As the No. 1 seed, Cowley (24-11) will host No. 8 Neosho County (15-19) in the District M playoffs Nov. 8 with No. 4 Johnson County (21-11) facing No. 5 Coffeyville (25-11).

Nine Blue Devil sophomores were honored after KCKCC’s 25-15, 25-13, 25-19 win over Independence Wednesday – co-captains Blair Russell and Lily Thornberg, Andrea Aparicio, Kailee Dudley, Peyton Pender, Jasdel Gonzalez, Junelie Irizarry, Lily Cullers and Carlyn Walsh.

The Blue Devils will close out regular season play Tuesday, Nov. 4, when they play host to Longview in a different sort of doubleheader. The match will begin at 6 p.m. with the KCKCC women’s basketball season to open its home season against Missouri Valley JV at 8 p.m.

Alan Hoskins is the sports information director for KCKCC.