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.

Week 14 — A season to be thankful for

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.

The Varsity Kansas City panel includes:

  • Thom Hanrahan — Courier-Tribune

  • Brent Kalwei — Jackson County Advocate

  • Cody Thorn — Platte County Citizen

  • Troy Chrisman— Formerly of the Examiner and the Lee's Summit Journal

  • Fred Liggett — Lee's Summit Tribune

  • Jenna Roncelli — The Odessan/The Growler

Varsity Kansas City focuses on the following teams:

  • Belton

  • Blue Springs

  • Blue Springs South

  • Center

  • 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

Week 15 — Football's winding down; we're gearing up for hoops

Week 15 — Football's winding down; we're gearing up for hoops

Week 13 — Championship storylines

Week 13 — Championship storylines