Our Panel

Hello, and welcome to Varsity Kansas City, a weekly podcast covering your favorite local high school teams from the Greater Kansas City Suburban Conference… and a little bit beyond.

I am your host Nick Parker, of Link 2 Lee’s Summit, and as I am each week, a panel of passionate area sports writers to preview the upcoming games and highlight the hundreds of local student athletes performing on the field.

Joining me each week are:

  • Thom Hanrahan, Courier-Tribune

  • Brent Kalwei, Jackson County Advocate

  • Cody Thorn, Platte County Citizen

  • Fred Liggett, Lee’s Summit Tribune

  • Jenna Roncelli, The Odessan & The Growler

  • Troy Chrisman, Blue Springs School District

Why did we start this podcast? We started it because we wanted to create an entertaining venue to feature the thousands of student-athletes in our communities.

Whether we we’re current athletes, former athletes, spectators, or even a combination of these, our interest in sports likely started because the games were fun. Sports should be fun — especially high school sports. So much of our communities’ identities and social interaction is intertwined with high school activities, we ventured to create a media service reminding ourselves, and you, of this role.

We invite you to subscribe to our podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play or your favorite podcast app. Have an idea, or suggestion, for the Varsity Kansas City crew? Use the form below to send us a note and join the conversation.


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