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Sporting KC mascot Blue visited with fans during Friday's match in Kansas City, Kan. (Photo by William Crum)

Sporting KC mascot Blue visited with fans during Friday’s match in Kansas City, Kan. (Photo by William Crum)


by William Crum

Last night Sporting Kansas City took a loss against Houston Dynamo in MLS soccer action at Sporting Park, Kansas City, Kan. The final score was Houston Dynamo 3, Sporting Kansas City 1.

At the beginning the game was delayed because of heavy rains. After that the battle truly began. Both teams truly played their hearts out in a grueling match. Scoring the only Sporting KC goal in the match was Dom Dwyer.

Sporting Kansas City, 12-8-6, remains in second place in the Eastern Conference, one point back of D.C. United. Houston’s record went to 8-13-4. Houston is in eighth place in the Eastern Conference standings.

The next three games Sporting KC will be out of town. The first one, Sept. 3, will be against the New England Revolution. For more information, go to the website, www.sportingkc.com.

Fans watched as Houston won 3-1 over Sporting KC Friday in soccer action at Sporting Park, Kansas City, Kan.  (Photo by William Crum)

Fans watched as Houston won 3-1 over Sporting KC Friday in soccer action at Sporting Park, Kansas City, Kan. (Photo by William Crum)


Sporting KC mascot Blue helped to lead the cheers Friday at Sporting Park, Kansas City, Kan. (Photo by William Crum)

Sporting KC mascot Blue helped to lead the cheers Friday at Sporting Park, Kansas City, Kan. (Photo by William Crum)


Fireworks at Friday's Sporting KC match. (Photo by William Crum)

Fireworks at Friday’s Sporting KC match. (Photo by William Crum)

The Renaissance Festival opens today in Bonner Springs. The festival has a pirate theme this weekend. (Photo by Jillian Shoptaw/Renaissance Festival)

The Renaissance Festival opens today in Bonner Springs. The festival has a pirate theme this weekend. (Photo by Jillian Shoptaw/Renaissance Festival)


Renaissance Festival kicks off new season today
The Kansas City Renaissance Festival opens a new season today at the festival grounds at 628 N. 126th St. (126th and State), Bonner Springs. The festival is the re-creation of a 16th century English village. Music, food, crafts, shows and other entertainment are featured at the festival, which runs on weekends through Oct. 14. This weekend, the theme is “Pirates’ Ale Fest.” Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, visit the website at www.kcrenfest.com.

Summer concert to be Aug. 30 at Legends
Dave and Buster’s Summer Concert Series will continue at 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, on the rooftop patio at The Legends Outlets. The MGD’s will perform from 9 p.m. to close Aug. 30. Different bands will play on Saturdays through September.


Museum exhibit open

The Strawberry Hill Museum, 720 N. 4th St., Kansas City, Kan., features an exhibit from the David Hartman collection on Fostoria American Crystal, showing a collection of crystal. The museum is open from noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. For more information, visit http://www.strawberryhillmuseum.org.

KCKCC President Doris Givens demonstrated how to use the new access system to the KCKCC track. (KCKCC photo)

KCKCC President Doris Givens demonstrated how to use the new access system to the KCKCC track. (KCKCC photo)

by Kelly Rogge

Kansas City Kansas Community College is back on track, the running track that is.

On Tuesday, Sept. 2, the track will reopen to the community.

The turnstile used by community walkers to access the track has been equipped with a lock that opens with a card issued by KCKCC. The system will allow the college to track the usage of the track and identify the frequency that walkers are using the athletic facility.

Michael Vitale, vice president of academic and student services at KCKCC, said the change is necessary due to some “misuse” of the facility. This includes multiple incidents of dogs, strollers and bikes on the track surface as well as unsupervised children climbing on the soccer goals and nets.

Both of KCKCC’s soccer teams practice on the soccer field, which the track surrounds. In addition, the track is used by the KCKCC track and field team.

“We made the change in access so community members could continue using the facility,” he said. “Allowing the community to continue using the facility helps promote good will between the community and the college. For several, this is the only location where they felt comfortable walking to help maintain their health.”

To use the track, patrons will need to obtain a Swipe-ID card, which will give them access to the track during the hours it is open to the public. To obtain a Swipe-ID card, walkers will need to bring a government-issued ID to the Campus Police, submit a completed application, pick up a copy of the track rules and have their picture taken for the identification card. The college is providing the first card for free. However, if it is lost or stolen, it will cost $25 to replace. All walkers will need their own identification card. Minors must have a parent or guardian’s signature. If they are 16 years or older, they must also have a government issued ID.

To accommodate those walking in the early mornings, the Campus Police department will be open at 5 a.m. Sept. 2 to issue Swipe-ID cards. Campus Police will have the following schedule for the remainder of September:
• 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday
• 5 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday

Community members can go by Campus Police during these hours to obtain an identification card. College employees who want to walk on the track will also need to obtain a card from Campus Police.

For more information about the new track usage system, contact Mike Vitale, vice president for academic and student services at 913-288-7100.

Kelly Rogge is the supervisor of public information at KCKCC.

KCKCC photo

KCKCC photo

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