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Piper debate award winners. (Photo from Piper schools)

Piper High School – football vs. Bonner Springs
– Piper junior varsity lost 20-32
– Piper 9th won 36-0

Piper High School – football at Bonner Springs
– Piper varsity lost 7-24

Piper High School – volleyball
– Piper JV at Louisburg
o Lost to Paola 0-2 (11 and13)
o Lost to Louisburg 0-2 (9 and 12)
o Lost to Basehor-Linwood 0-2 (7 and 25)
o Lost to Olathe South 0-2 (9 and 11)
o Lost to Baldwin 0-2 (7 and 14)
– Piper 9th grade at Tonganoxie
o Defeated Tonganoxie 2-0 (23 and 12)
o Defeated Bonner Springs 2-0 (15 and 22)
o Lost to Basehor-Linwood 0-2 (16 and 16)
o Defeated Bishop Ward 2-0 (19 and 28)
o Defeated Turner 2-0 (13 and 17)
o Lost to Lansing 1-2 (19-25, 25-23, and 13-15)

Piper – debate at Washburn Rural
– Chris Baumli and Kara Evans go 6-1. Drop in quarter finals to take 4th in Open
– Dylan Hendrix and Taran Kerst go 5-2. Drop in quarter finals to take 4th in Open
– Andrew Flory earns 10th best speaker in Open

Piper soccer at Louisburg has been re-scheduled for Oct. 16. Piper JV at 4:30 p.m. followed by varsity.

– Doug Key, Piper High School activities director


Sporting KC takes on New York in Open Cup final Wednesday in KCK

Sporting Kansas City will compete in Wednesday’s showdown U.S. Open Cup final at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas.

Sporting KC takes on the New York Red Bulls for the title match at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

In regular season action, Sporting KC won 3-1 over the New England Revolution on Sunday to move within a point of first place in the Western Conference.

Sporting KC has won three previous Open Cup titles in 2004, 2012 and 2015.

The Lamar Hunt Open Cup match on Wednesday will air live on ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, Sports Radio 810 WHB (English) and La Grande 1340 AM (Spanish). The Sporting KC Uphoria app will provide additional live updates, and The Final Whistle postgame show will air immediately after the match on 810 WHB.

The winner of Wednesday’s Open Cup Final will receive $250,000 in prize money and a berth in the 2019 CONCACAF Champions League.

Sporting KC is seeking the club’s fourth Open Cup title, which would tie the record for most Open Cup championships among MLS teams.

The Red Bulls are still seeking their first championship in a knockout competition. The team came closest in 2003 and 2008, suffering defeat in the Open Cup Final and MLS Cup.

Both sides enter Wednesday with multiple names on the injury report. Sporting KC’s Soni Mustivar is out with a pulled hamstring, while forward Daniel Salloi – who has scored twice in this year’s Open Cup run – is questionable with a hip ailment.

The biggest question mark for New York is midfielder Daniel Royer, who has missed seven straight games in all competitions with a knee injury. July’s MLS Player of the Month has trained in full this week, and Marsch will likely make a decision today on whether to select the Austrian to his 18-man squad. Former Sporting KC defender Aurelien Collin, meanwhile, is doubtful to feature as he continues to recover from plantar fasciitis.

After facing New York, Sporting KC will continue its MLS regular season campaign Sunday against the LA Galaxy (7-15-6, 27 points) at Children’s Mercy Park. Kickoff is slated for 1 p.m. on FOX Sports Kansas City Plus, FOX Sports Midwest Plus, ESPN 99.3 FM (English) and La Grande 1340 AM (Spanish).

– Information from Sporting KC


Three ranked teams in KCKCC volleyball invitational Friday, Saturday

by Alan Hoskins, KCKCC

Some of the best college volleyball in the Midwest will be on display Friday and Saturday when Kansas City Kansas Community College holds its annual invitational tournament.

Three nationally ranked teams – No. 6 Coffeyville, No. 13 Cowley College and No. 18 Iowa Central – are in the 8-team invitational that will tip off. Friday. Sixteen matches are scheduled with continuous action starting at 11 a.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday.

KCKCC, which plays at Coffeyville Wednesday, will open against Southwestern Iowa at 1 p.m. Friday and then will take on Iowa Central at 5 p.m. On Saturday, the Blue Devils will play Southeast Nebraska at 11 a.m. and Labette at 3 p.m. The tournament schedule:

Friday Games
11 a.m. – Labette vs. Southeast Nebraska; Cowley vs. Longview.
1 p.m. – KCKCC vs. Southwestern Iowa; Iowa Central vs. Coffeyville.
3 p.m. – Longview vs. Southeast Nebraska; Cowley vs. Labette.
5 p.m. – KCKCC vs. Iowa Central; Coffeyville vs. Southwestern Iowa.

Saturday Games
9 a.m. – Southwestern Iowa vs. Cowley; Longview vs. Iowa Central.
11 a.m. – KCKCC vs. Southeast Nebraska; Longview vs. Coffeyville.
1 p.m. – Iowa Central vs. Cowley; Labette vs. Southwestern Iowa.
3 p.m. – KCKCC vs. Labette; Southeast Nebraska vs. Coffeyville.