Whether 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.

It's game time, are you ready?

It's game time, are you ready?

The Varsity Kansas City podcast brings together a handful of veteran high school sports writers to feature suburban Kansas City's high school football teams. Each week, the panel will preview the full slate of games featuring teams in the Greater Kansas City Suburban Conference, as well as Summit Christian Academy, St. Michael's Academy, Odessa and Oak Grove high schools. Additionally, the show will include interviews and features on individuals from the area football teams. 

The panel includes: Nick Parker, Link 2 Lee's Summit; Thom Hanranhan, Courier-Tribune; Cody Thorn, Platte County Citizen; Brent Kalwai, Jackson County Advocate; Fred Liggett, Lee's Summit Tribune; and Troy Chrisman, formerly of the Examiner and the Lee's Summit Journal.

New shows will be posted each Thursday throughout the football season. Listen at varsitykc.com or subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Google Play or your favorite podcast app.

Teams covered in this show include:

  • Belton

  • Blue Springs

  • Blue Springs South

  • Fort Osage

  • Grain Valley

  • Grandview

  • Kearney

  • Lee’s Summit

  • Lee’s Summit North

  • Lee’s Summit West

  • Liberty

  • Liberty North

  • North Kansas City

  • Oak Grove

  • Oak Park

  • Odessa Park Hill South

  • Park Hill

  • Platte County

  • Raymore-Peculiar

  • Raytown

  • Raytown South

  • Ruskin

  • Smithville

  • Staley

  • St. Joseph Centeral

  • Truman

  • William Chrisman

  • Winnetonka

Episode 0: Welcome to Varsity Kansas City

Episode 0: Welcome to Varsity Kansas City