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Bonner Springs, Turner top Kaw Valley wrestling tourney

Turner junior Cameron Bates, left, took down Tonganoxie sophomore Connor Searcy in their 195-pound match. Bates won the match on points 5-1. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)

by Brian Turrel

Wrestlers from the seven Kaw Valley League high schools met on Saturday in Lansing to compete for the league championship. Bonner Springs won the team championship, followed by Turner in second, and Tonganoxie in third.

Turner junior Cameron Bates was recognized during the tournament for achieving his 100th career win, a fourth-round victory over Bonner Springs junior Dominick Jennings in the 195-pound weight class.

Weight class winners were:
106 pounds: Cruz Lara, Bonner Springs
113 pounds: Derek Duffett, Bonner Springs
120 pounds: Byron Kirkwood, Turner
126 pounds: Aidan McMcClellan, Tonganoxie
132 pounds: Jacob Sullivan, Bonner Springs
138 pounds: Korbin Riedel, Tonganoxie
145 pounds: Kaden Jacobson, Basehor-Linwood
152 pounds: Branden Martin, Piper
160 pounds: Caden Searcy, Tonganoxie
170 pounds: Jon Trowbridge, Basehor-Linwood
182 pounds: Ricardo Yanez, Turner
195 pounds: Cameron Bates, Turner
220 pounds: Caleb Willis, Bonner Springs
285 pounds: Braiden McKee, Lansing

Bonner Springs junior Zane DeLeon, left, threw Tonganoxie senior Devon Duncan in their 182-pound match. Duncan won the match on a pin late in the second period. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)

Bonner Springs freshman Cruz Lara, top, got the upper hand against Lansing freshman Camden Maestas. Lara won the 106-pound match on points 8-2. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)

Bishop Ward’s Jonathan Montoya, right, faced off with Turner’s Jeremiah Coleman in the 152-pound weight class. Coleman won the match on a pin in the second period. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)

Bonner Springs senior Adam McClure, right, pulled down Turner sophomore Joseph Castle in their 285-pound match. McClure won the match on a 2-0 decision and took third place in the class. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)

Bonner Springs sophomore Xavier Seaton, left, and Piper sophomore Tyson Lanter tried to get leverage in their match in the 120-pound weight class. Seaton won on a pin in the final seconds of the second period. Seaton placed second in the class and Lanter placed third. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)

Turner senior Matthew Hook, left, wrestled against Piper sophomore Jacob Swatek in the 170-pound weight class. Hook won the match on a pin early in the second period. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)

Basehor-Linwood sophomore Kaden Jacobson, right, wrestled Bonner Springs junior Joe Tapia in the 145-pound weight class. Jacobson won the match on points 10-6. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)

Bonner Springs junior Caleb Willis, right, caught hold of Tonganoxie sophomore Brent Caray and won on a pin in the first period of their 220-pound match. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)

Lansing freshman Malachi Tinnel, left, shot through to take the legs out from under Bonner Springs junior Holden Lentz in their 152-pound match. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)

Bonner Springs freshman Corbin Bell, top, immobilized Lansing freshman Lane Gates. Bell won the 126-pound match on points 7-2 and placed third in the class. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)

Bonner Springs freshman Derek Duffett, left, wrestled Tonganoxie freshman Hunter Harris in the 113-pound weight class. Duffett won the match on a pin in the second period. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)

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Police investigate fatal shooting in 1700 block of North 127th

Kansas City, Kansas, police have initiated a homicide investigation into the death of a man from apparent gunshot wounds Saturday night in the 1700 block of North 127th Street.

At about 11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, police responded to a disturbance call at the address and found a man in his late 40s, dead from apparent gunshot wounds to the abdomen.

The victim was inside the residence. The area is near Delaware Parkway.

The identity of the victim is being withheld until positive identification and family notification, police said.

The Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division is investigating. Anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS hotline at 816-474-TIPS.

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Braves win 91-73 over Piper

Piper junior Trey Bates (11) drove the lane for a layup. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)

by Brian Turrel

The Bonner Springs boys basketball team went home from Piper High School on Friday night with a 91-73 win and sole possession of first place in the league. Fans of both teams packed the gym and contributed to a festive game day atmosphere.

Piper’s perimeter defense was fast enough to limit Bonner’s usual dribble drive penetration, so Bonner went to work elsewhere, with Joshua Williams finding opportunities in the paint and Cole Oakes scoring from long range.

Bonner Springs held the lead from the start and built an 8-point advantage in the first quarter, with Trey Bates alone scoring Piper’s 12 first-quarter points. The Braves extended their lead to 15 at the half, aided by two three-pointers from Oakes.

Keyon Thomas got freed up in the third quarter, posting 12 points on a combination of inside and outside scoring. Down by 23 at the end of the third quarter, Piper made a run in the fourth quarter, but not enough to close the large gap.

Thomas and Williams led the Braves with 24 points each. Thomas was perfect on his 10 free throw attempts. Oakes added 14 points, including three three-pointers in the first half. Brothers Trey and Tamar Bates led the Pirates, older brother Trey with 21 points and Tamar with 19.

Bonner Springs improved its record to 8-0 in the Kaw Valley League, one game ahead of second place Basehor-Linwood. The Braves will play host to the Bishop Ward Cyclones at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Piper drops to 6-3, good for third in the league. They will meet the Basehor-Linwood Bobcats at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Piper.

Bonner senior Joshua Williams (21) challenged Piper junior Braijion Barnes (4) for a rebound. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)

Bonner junior A.J. Watson (1) tried to dribble around Piper junior Trey Bates (11). (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)

A.J. Watson attempted a short jumper in the lane over Piper junior Brandan Jackson (21). (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)

Bonner senior Caden Henleyt (5) looked to drive the ball inside against Piper senior Bryce Yoder (30). (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)

Piper senior Daviance “Doc” Covington (1) tried to match Bonner junior Keyon Thomas (23) stride for stride. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)

Caden Henley went up for a layup. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)

Doc Covington escorted team manager Emma Golden as they were both announced as candidates for courtwarming king and queen. Covington was later announced as king. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)

The Piper cheerleaders, in the background, reacted very enthusiastically when senior cheerleader Sophia Frick was announced as the courtwarming queen. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)

Bryce Yoder pulled down a defensive rebound. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)

Piper freshman Tamar Bates (12) put back a rebound. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)

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