All tagged Boys Basketball

Taking note of the trailblazers

As the Varsity Kansas City gang catches you up on action throughout the metro, they take a little time offer up a suggestion for those running the 2019 MSHSAA State Wrestling Championships — every girl who qualifies this season should be named to the All-State squad. “They’re trailblazer,” says panelist Troy Chrisman. “They’ve set the stage for all the female wrestlers who follow. This year, this one time, they’re all All-State.”

Developing stories

We’re in the middle of the winter season and there are some storylines developing. Rockhurst basketball, Liberty wresting and Liberty North and Blue Springs swimming have been dominant. Both the Grandview boys and girls basketball teams look like they’re gearing up for deep playoff runs; but don’t count out another bulldog team— the Kearney girls are pretty darn good as well. Sit down, take a load off and catch up on some of stories coming out of the metro area.

Snow everywhere. Don't care.

The Varsity Kansas City gang isn’t letting a few inches of snow get them down. This week, we’re talking about varsity athletes donning super hero capes, giving the ADs some kudos and talking about a few former high school standouts now taking the collegiate and professional stage. We’ve even got a post-game interview with former Grandview standout and current Kansas City Chief, Xavier Williams.

Swimming, wrestling, basketball — the seasons are heating up

We mentioned this at the end of last week’s show and we’re seeing it in action now. January is a fast and furious month when it comes to winter sports, especially for the wrestling and swimming teams. Our team of sports journalists dives into all the action to pull out some of the stories going on in the metro area varsity sports world.

He's walking (not really) to Memphis

The Varsity KC gang was a man short this week as our elder statesman, Thom Hanrahan, hit the disabled list for a week. Oh, and Cody Thorn — the guy literally phoned it in this week. He joined the show from the road as he was headed to Memphis for the Liberty Bowl. This week, we’re catching you up on holiday tournaments, especially the William Jewell Holiday Classic, and getting you ready for the fast and furious second half of the winter sports season.

First look at girls hoops

The Varsity Kansas City panelists start taking a look at the suburban girls basketball teams and looking at what to expect as the season progresses. Next week, we’re talking wrestling.

Boys hoops, tournament play & some kudos

As promised, Nick and the panelists start looking at what to expect from some of our area boys basketball teams, as well as a little insight into the other winter student-athletes starting to take center stage. This week’s show includes an interview with Blue Springs South head boys coach Josh Smith, senior Caleb Israelite and junior Cade Berg

Week 14 — A season to be thankful for

It’s Thanksgiving week and the Varsity Kansas City panel is thankful for the opportunity to cover local high sports throughout the metro area. In addition to previewing the MSHSAA State playoff games for Smithville and Fort Osage, the gang takes a little time to review some of the great fall storylines and look ahead to possible stories coming from the winter season.

Week 13 — Championship storylines

The Varsity KC panel digs into the storylines surrounding this week’s Class 2, 3, 4 and 5 state football quarterfinal, and Class 6 semifinal, matchups as well as last weekend’s State swimming championships and Lee’s Summit’s trip to this weekend’s boys state soccer championships. Oh, and by the way, the Blue Springs High School Golden Regiment captured some pretty impressive hardware themselves, and Wednesday was the start of signing period for several area student athletes.

Week 12 — Living up to the hype

As we march into the District finals, the gang talks about the story lines emerging in the playoffs and the excitement that comes with matchups living up to the hype. Oh, and in a little non-football discussion, we talk about the State Cross Country Championships and Brent says he’s excited to see Grandview begin defense of last year’s state title in boys basketball.