by Kelly Rogge

Kansas City Kansas Community College opens Region VI softball playoff action on the road Saturday while the Blue Devil baseball team closes out regular season Jayhawk Conference play with a home doubleheader with Fort Scott.

Fifth place will be on the line in the baseball twin bill at 1 p.m. Fort Scott (14-16), by virtue of 11-5 and 8-7 home wins over KCKCC Thursday, could move past the Blue Devils (15-19) into fifth with a sweep. The fifth place finisher will open Region VI playoff action at fourth place Coffeyville (17-17) next weekend while the sixth place finisher will open at Neosho County (21-13).

Meanwhile, the Lady Blue Devils softball team (5-17) will be at Cowley County (31-12) in opening round playoff action Saturday at 1 and 3 p.m. If a third game is necessary, it will be played Sunday at 1 p.m. The Lady Blue Devils are 16-23 overall.

Nick Banman hammered a 3-run home run with one out in the bottom of the eighth Thursday to rally Fort Scott to an 8-7 win in the second game of the doubleheader after KCKCC had gone ahead 7-5 on Travis Stroup’s 2-run triple in the top of the inning. Alex Thrower doubled and singled twice; Tanner Foreschler singled three times; and Sam Baxter singled and doubled in KCKCC’s 13-hit attack.

Fort Scott built leads of 5-0 and 8-1 in the 11-5 opener. Landon Mason had three singles and Thrower a double and single to pace KCKCC’s 9-hit attack. The sweep dropped KCKCC’s overall record to 27-22.

Alan Hoskins is the sports information director at KCKCC.

by Alan Hoskins

The best senior high school players from Wyandotte and Leavenworth counties will square off against the best from Johnson County in the first Blue Devil All-Star basketball game at Kansas City Kansas Community College Sunday at 4 p.m.

Rodney Briggs of Lansing High School will coach the Wyandotte-Leavenworth stars while Rick Zych of Bishop Miege will coach the Johnson County stars. Admission is $5 for anyone 5 years or older. The rosters of the two teams:

Wyandotte-Leavenworth – 6-1 Anthony Cerda aznd 6-7 Larry Gatlin, both of Bishop Ward; 6-6 Trevor Young and 6-5 Kenneth Banks of Lansing; 6-3 Vince Eskina, Piper; 6-3 Jerome Simmons of Leavenworth; 6-6 Carson Fliger, Basehor-Linwood; 6-1 Deionta Nunnaly, Wyandotte; 6-9 Donald Metoyer, Washington; and 6-2 Justin Garner, Harmon.

Johnson – 6-3 Jayden Davis and 6-3 Taylor Filbert, Olathe South; 6-0 Jaymond Kelly and 6-2 Devin Anctil, Olathe Northwest; 6-5 Brian Harness, Shawnee Mission South; E.R. Steffy, Blue Valley Southwest; 5-11 James Atwood, Blue Valley Northwest; 5-7 Reggie Byers, Bishop Miege; and 6-1 Brett Wright and 6-5 Kyle Hultgren, Gardner-Edgerton.

Alan Hoskins is the sports information director for KCKCC.

Piper High School – swimming at Washington
– 200 medley relay 1st Savannah Stimac, Taylor DeWitt, Carly Johnson, Delaney Walters
o 2nd Sascha Dean, Maggie Wolf, Mallorie Courtney, Haley Bruch
– 200 free 1st Patricia Telthorst
– 50 free 1st Carly Johnson, 2nd Taylor DeWitt, 3rd Ali Barnett,
– 100 free 1st Carly Johnson, 3rd Sascha Dean
– 200 free relay 1st DeWitt, Haley Bruch, Courtney, Telthorst.
o 3rd Wolf, BRnett, Walters, Stimac
– 100 back Maggie Wolf
– 100 breastroke 1st DeWitt, 2nd Telthorst

Piper High School – track at Eudora
– 1st Place
– Haley White – 100H and 300H
– Alecia Murray – Long Jump
– Devin McIntosh – 110H and 300H
– Emmett Lockridge – Triple Jump
– Girls 4X100m Relay – Haley White, Alecia Murray, Ma’Rai McCallop, Alex Moran
– 2nd Place
– Girls 4X400m Relay – Alex Moran, Myiah Washigton, Ma’Rai McCallop, Haley White
– JJ Letcher – 100m Dash
– Travon Jones – Long Jump
– Dominic Dreger – 110H
– Boys 4x100m Relay – Devin McIntosh, JJ Letcher, Sterling Owens, Travon Jones
– 3rd Place
– Alex Moran – 200m Dash
– Alecia Murray – Triple Jump
– Aaliyah Watkins – Shot Put
– Sterling Owens – 100m Dash
– Jordan Guess – Triple Jump
– Micaiah Noel – Shot Put
– Boys 4x400m Relay – Travon Jones, Emmett Lockridge, JJ Letcher, Jordan Guess

Piper High School – soccer vs. Gardner-Edgerton
– Varsity won 2-1
– Junior varsity lost 0-1

Doug Key, Piper High School activities director