Blue Devils get third straight soccer win by one goal

by Alan Hoskins, KCKCC sports information

Kansas City Kansas Community College’s men’s soccer team is getting accustomed to playing close games. They’ve won three in a row – all by one goal.

The Blue Devils blanked Garden City 1-0 Saturday after a 4-3 win at Johnson County on Wednesday. At Coffeyville Wednesday, the Blue Devils (3-2) are home against Barton County Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

Leonardo Bonelli scored on a penalty kick midway through the first half and goalkeeper Christian Villegas made it stand up with the first shutout of his career. The penalty kick came after Bonelli was taken down in the box.

Bonelli also had KCKCC’s game-clinch goal in the 4-3 win at JCCC. The goal came with 15 minutes left on an assist from Jorge Monferrer and gave the Blue Devils a 4-2 lead. The Cavaliers closed to 4-3 two minutes later before Vellegas protected the lead. Vellegas had 11 saves while the Blue Devils had 16 shots on goal.

Kervens Joseph gave KCKCC an early 1-0 lead on an assist from Rood Beaubrun and then put the Blue Devils in front 2-1 with a goal at the 39:00 mark. Torain Young and Beaubrun assisted on the goal and one minute later, Samba Gnokne put KCKCC in front 3-1 with an unassisted goal.

Snow to clear out by midday

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Around 2 inches of snow fell on Monday night and Tuesday morning in Wyandotte County.

Light snow continues through the morning hours in Wyandotte County.

Accumulation is concentrated on grassy and elevated surfaces, the National Weather Service said.

There are light accumulations on roadways, and slick roads are expected, according to the weather service. Travelers should be cautious, especially on bridges and overpasses. A winter weather advisory is in effect through 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Temperatures will rise to a high near 44 today before falling overnight to a low near 31, the weather service said. The temperature was 33 at 9 a.m.

A freeze warning is in effect from 10 p.m. Tuesday until 9 a.m. Wednesday, according to the weather service.

The freeze tonight could kill crops, vegetation and possibly damage unprotected outdoor plumbing, the weather service said.

Residents should protect tender plants from the cold. They also should wrap, drain or allow outdoor water pipes to drip slowly, according to the weather service.

In-ground sprinkler systems should be drained, and above-ground pipes should be cocvered to protect them from freezing, the weather service said.
Today, there is a 60 percent chance of rain and snow likely before noon, then a slight chance of rain between noon and 1 p.m., the weather service said. The high will be near 44 with a north northwest wind of 5 to 13 mph. From 1 to 2 inches of snow is possible.

Tonight, it will be partly cloudy, with a low of 31 and a northwest wind of 7 to 15 mph, gusting as high as 22 mph, according to the weather service.

Wednesday, it will be mostly sunny, with a high near 50 and a northwest wind of 7 to 15 mph, gusting as high as 22 mph, the weather service said.

Wednesday night, it will be mostly clear, with a low around 31, according to the weather service. A northwest wind of 5 to 9 mph will become calm in the evening.

Thursday, it will be mostly sunny, with a high near 58 and a calm wind becoming south 5 to 9 mph in the morning, the weather service said.

Thursday night, there is a 30 percent chance of rain, with a low of 44, according to the weather service. Less than a tenth of an inch is possible.

Friday, there is a 40 percent chance of rain, with a high near 59, the weather service said.

Friday night, it will be mostly cloudy, with a low of 45, according to the weather service.

Saturday, it will be mostly sunny, with a high near 63, the weather service said.

Saturday night, the low will be around 40, according to the weather service.

Sunday, it will be mostly sunny, with a high near 67, the weather service said.

Sunday night, it will be partly cloudy, with a low of 52, according to the weather service.

Monday, it will be mostly sunny, with a high near 78, the weather service said.

Rare April snow blankets area, adds hazards to traffic

About two inches of snow fell last night and Tuesday morning in Wyandotte County.
Vegetation that already was sprouting was covered with snow last night and Tuesday morning.

A rare April snow fell overnight and Tuesday morning in Wyandotte County.

Around 2 inches of snow fell in some areas of the county.

Traffic was affected, with KC Scout reporting on Twitter that northbound I-635 was closed to the north of Wyandotte County. because of an accident around 6:55 a.m. Accidents were reported at K-5, and also at Horizons Parkway. The highway was closed in both directions from Horizons Parkway in Missouri.

The winter weather advisory is in effect until 10 a.m. Tuesday.

The snow may continue until noon, with more rain after noon, the National Weather Service forecast said.

A freeze warning is in effect from 10 p.m. Tuesday to 9 a.m. Wednesday, according to the weather service.

An overturned semi is the reason for the closure of I-635 in both directions near the Missouri River. Traffic is now being diverted. (KC Scout photo from MoDOT)
I-635 is closed in both directions near the Missouri River. (KC Scout photo from MoDOT)