Shepherd’s Center to hold Book and Brick-A-Brac sale May 11 and 12

The Shepherd’s Center of KCK will hold its 24th annual Book and Bric-A-Brac sale on Friday and Saturday, May 11 and 12, at the First Baptist Church of Turner, 701 S. 55th, Kansas City, Kansas.

Donations of books and other sale items will be accepted at the church beginning 8 a.m. Thursday, May 10.

Possible sale items include household items, dishes, decorations, towels, and holiday items. Clothing donations will not be accepted.

In addition, church members will hold a $5 breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 12.

Proceeds from the sale benefit the programs and services of the Shepherd’s Center of KCK, and proceeds from the breakfast will help the church provide summer camp fees for a young person.

For more information, contact the Shepherd’s Center office at 913-281-8908, or email


Lady Hawks win 4 – 1 over Turner, with three Harmon goals by Borunda

Harmon midfielder Glorinay Borunda (8) fired in a goal in the second half. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)

by Brian Turrel

Skylar Russell made dozens of saves ranging from ordinary to spectacular. She encouraged and pressured her teammates to do their best. In the end, the Turner goalkeeper’s heroics weren’t quite enough, but she turned a potential blowout into an compelling contest.

The Harmon Lady Hawks soccer team won the game 4 – 1 at Steineger Field, Turner’s home turf. Harmon senior midfielder Glorinay Borunda posted three goals, all in the second half.

The Lady Hawks were faster to the ball, and maintained better passing accuracy, stringing together longer possessions and keeping consistent pressure on the Turner defense. Borunda and fellow midfielder Fatima Rebollo were particularly effective at controlling the ball in the Turner end.

Harmon scored with 19 minutes remaining in the first half to take a 1 – 0 lead. Hawks freshman midfielder Micaela Guerrero cleaned up a blocked shot that trickled away from the Turner defense.

Harmon opened the second half with a barrage of shots on goal. Russell saved three within the first two minutes.

Borunda scored her first goal with 28 minutes left in the second half, putting the Hawks ahead by 2. She hammered a shot near the corner of the penalty area on the right side that skittered past Russell inside the left goalpost.

Turner scored its goal on a breakaway a few minutes later to make the score 2 – 1. Jazmine Pauly beat two Harmon defenders in the left corner and then played the ball nicely across the mouth of the goal to reserve midfielder Esmeralda Gutierrez, who chipped the ball into the top of the net.

Borunda scored her second goal on a penalty kick, earned when a Turner defender got a hand on the ball during a scramble in front of the goal. She placed the kick into the lower left corner, well out of Russell’s reach.

Borunda sealed the outcome with 14 minutes left in the game with another goal from distance on the right side.

Harmon will play next at home on Monday evening against Ottawa. Turner will play at home against Bonner Springs on May 8.

Turner goalkeeper Skylar Russell (00) slid in front of a run by Harmon forward Kathy Molina. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)
Turner midfielder Cristal Silvestre (11) and Harmon midfielder Micaela Guerrero (7) tried to get control of the ball. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)
Micaela Guerrero (7) tried to keep the ball pursued by Turner’s Cristal Silvestre (11) and Venus Irias (9).
Turner defender MaiEster SenLing (30) and Harmon forward Vanessa Lara (19) raced for a ball along the sideline. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)
Skylar Russell punched away a Harmon shot on goal. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)
Turner midfielder Sarah Navidad (7) dribbled the ball away from Harmon midfielder Elena Hernandez. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)
Turner midfielder Jazmine Pauly (15) and Harmon midfielder Lesly Alonso (18) jockeyed for position near the Harmon goal. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)
Turner midfielder Esmeralda Gutierrez (6) chased down Harmon midfielder Elena Hernandez (2). (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)
Glorinay Borunda worked the ball against Cristal Silvestre. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)
Turner defender Venus Irias (9) tried to derail a run by Elena Hernandez. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)

Wyandotte County students compete in Kansas Relays

Piper junior Dalton White raced in the boys 110-meter hurdles at the Kansas Relays. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)

by Brian Turrel

Several students from Wyandotte County high schools participated in the Kansas Relays on Friday and Saturday at Kansas University’s Rock Chalk Park in Lawrence, Kan. The prestigious annual track and field competition draws high school athletes from several states and also features a college competition.

Notable results included a sixth place finish in the long jump by Sumner Academy junior Nahshon Houston, with a jump of 21 feet, 5 1/2 inches.

Additional results from Wyandotte County students:

Piper High School

Dalton White, boys 110-meter hurdles, 15.96 seconds, and 300-meter hurdles, 40.86 seconds

Devon Marshall, boys 100-meter dash, 11.18 seconds

Aliya Webb, girls 300-meter hurdles, 52.08 seconds

Cooper Beebe, boys shot put, 49 feet, 3 inches

Boys 4×100-meter relay, David Holmes, Doc Covington, Dalton White, Devon Marshall, 44.92 seconds

Boys 4×400-meter relay, David Holmes, Jonathan Moon, Dalton White, Josh Brown, 3 minutes, 36.81 seconds

Turner High School

Jaelon Harley, boys 400-meter run, 53.95 seconds

Davion Scott, boys 110-meter hurdles, 16.56 seconds

Reneaux Jackson, boys javelin throw, 150 feet, 11 inches

Girls 4×100-meter relay, Alexis Cheney, Krystian Conway, Tynica Gilmore, Alona Cottner, 54.47 seconds

Bonner Springs High School

Nasjon Porter, boys long jump, 19 feet, 11 3/4 inches and boys triple jump, 42 feet, 6 3/4 inches

Schlagle High School

Boys 4×100-meter relay, Kendall Brewer, Larmon Witt, Gavin Williams, Brayden Soza, 43.77 seconds

Wyandotte High School

Boys 4×100-meter relay, Dontae Wilson, Yaseen Chapell, Jaylaan Castro, Marcus Jones, 44.92 seconds

Sumner junior Nahshon Houston raced down the runway in the boys long jump. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)
Piper sophomore Aliya Webb ran in the girls 300-meter hurdles. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)
Turner junior Reneaux Jackson prepared to launch the javelin. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)
Wyandotte’s Dontae Wilson rounded the turn in the first leg of the boys 100-meter relay. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)
Turner senior Jaelon Harley grimaced as he began the boys 400-meter run. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)
Turner’s Alexis Cheney ran the first leg of the girls 4×100-meter relay. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)
Bonner Springs junior Nasjon Porter landed his long jump. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)
Schlagle’s Kendall Brewer launched out of the blocks in the first leg of the boys 4×100-meter relay. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)