Sports & Recreation

Roeland Park Aquatic Center to be closed until late January

Dec. 21, 2016

The main pool at the Roeland Park Aquatic Center has been closed and will remain closed until a new dome heater can be installed. Officials hope the new heater will arrive the week of Jan. 16, with a reopening expected the week of Jan. 23. The closure means that all programs, including drop-in open swim times and planned holiday swim ...

I-35 Speedway Adds Highway Sign

Dec. 15, 2016

A new racetrack sign, seen from miles away on Interstate 35, will direct race fans and motorists to I-35 Speedway for the super fun, super-fast, super-hot racing action at I-35 Speedway that happens on Saturday nights during the racing season. Located just north of the speedway, the sign includes time and temperature and provides the exit information to the racetrack. ...

KC Gets Fit Resolution Challenge Powered by Genesis Health Clubs Announced

Dec. 9, 2016

City-Wide Weight Loss & Fitness Challenge to begin January 14, 2017 The KC Gets Fit Resolution Challenge, powered by Genesis Health Clubs, has partnered with local celebrity trainer Tony Temple and WDAF Fox 4 TV to bring this Community based Resolution Challenge to life! Profits from the Challenge will be donated to the Genesis Foundation for Fitness & Tennis. The ...

Avila Cross-Country Runner Becomes First Eagle to Qualify for National Championships

Dec. 6, 2016

(December 6, 2016) KANSAS CITY, MO – Avila freshman Penny Fenn made history on November 5, earning a tenth place finish at the Heart Women's XC Championships, becoming the first Eagle to qualify for the NAIA National Championships in program history. Fenn finished Saturday's race at Swope Park in Kansas City, Mo. with a time of 18:51.09, just over seven ...

Winter Break Volleyball camp offered for grades 3-8 starting Dec. 27

Dec. 5, 2016

Providing boys and girls in grades three through eight with basic skills in the game of volleyball is the goal of a Winter Break Volleyball Camp being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. This four-day camp will take place over winter break, Tuesday, Dec. 27, through Friday. Dec. 30, at two JCPRD locations: Okun Fieldhouse in the ...

Winter Break Volleyball camp offered for grades 3-8 starting Dec. 27

Dec. 1, 2016

Providing boys and girls in grades three through eight with basic skills in the game of volleyball is the goal of a Winter Break Volleyball Camp being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. This four-day camp will take place over winter break, Tuesday, Dec. 27, through Friday. Dec. 30, at two JCPRD locations: Okun Fieldhouse in the ...

Hanukkah Glow Party set for Dec. 17

Nov. 28, 2016

There’s nothing more fun than celebrating a holiday together with family, friends, food and frivolity! That’s exactly what’s in store for the community’s first Hanukkah Glow Party Beyachad Chogegim -Together We Celebrate, on Saturday evening, Dec. 17 in the Social Hall of the Jewish Community Campus, 5801 W. 115th St., in Overland Park. (This year, Hanukkah officially begins at sundown ...

Youth Chess Tournament Open to All Area Students on December 3rd, 2016

Nov. 28, 2016

The Kansas City Chess Club will hold a youth chess tournament on Saturday, December 3, 2016, at Oakhill Day School; open to all youth grades Kindergarten - 12th with all playing abilities. The Kansas City Grade Championship Chess Tournament will be held this Saturday, December 3rd at Oakhill Day School: 7019 N. Cherry, Gladstone (North Kansas City Area) MO 64118. ...

Crash for Cash Wheelchair Rugby Fundraiser to Raise Money for Local Team

Nov. 21, 2016

KANSAS CITY, MO (November 21, 2016) — The KC Revolution Wheelchair Rugby Club invites Kansas City athletes of all ability levels, both those with and without disabilities, to participate in the Crash for Cash Wheelchair Rugby Fundraiser. On December 10, 2016, teams will try their hand at wheelchair rugby and compete for bragging rights. Crash for Cash will take place ...

SevenDays 2017 announced; Peace walk moves to Union Station

Nov. 18, 2016

(Kansas City) – In the continued effort to overcome tragedy produced by hatred, bigotry and ignorance, SevenDays™ Make a Ripple, Change the World will take place for the third year in the Greater Kansas City area Tuesday, April 18 through Monday, April 24, 2017. SevenDays™ 2017 continues the healing journey following the murders that took the lives of Dr. William ...

Travis Boggs Named Head Coach For TEAM USA - World Ju-Jitsu Championships - Wroclaw, Poland - November 25th - 27th, 2016

Nov. 17, 2016

IMMEDIATE MEDIA PRESS RELEASE November 17, 2016 For More Information, Contact Bob Boggs - or 913-782-5425 Travis Boggs, a Graduate of the KU School of Business (2006), and Owner / Chief Instructor of Kenukan Academy (serving Olathe & K.C. area since 1971 - Johnson County's oldest mixed martial arts academy), has been picked out of the entire country to ...

Turner High School Baseball player signs with Kentucky

Nov. 9, 2016

E.J. Freeman, a right handed pitcher from Turner High School will sign with the University of Kentucky today at 2pm. E.J. is a senior who throws in the mid-90's. "We're real excited about the progress E.J. has made in the classroom and on the field. We're also excited to see him achieve his goals at the University of Kentucky," says ...

Hometown College Soccer News - Blue Valley North’s Wolfe Ends Season at Guilford College

Nov. 4, 2016

11-4-16 WOLFE COMPLETES SECOND SOCCER SEASON AT GUILFORD COLLEGE GREENSBORO, N.C. – Sophomore Morgan Wolfe (Overland Park, Kan. / Blue Valley North) recently completed her second season with the Guilford College women’s soccer team. Wolfe, a 5-6 defender, made 13 appearances with 11 starts for the Quakers. The sophomore helped anchor a Guilford defense that allowed 2.02 goals per game ...

Girls on the Run 5k Powered by Blue KC hits the stadiums November 19!

Nov. 3, 2016

Kansas City (November 3, 2016) – Girls on the Run (GOTR) Serving Greater Kansas City, a physical activity-based positive youth development program (PA-PYD) designed to develop and enhance girls’ social, psychological, and physical competencies to successfully navigate life experiences., will host its seventh season ending 5K run on Saturday, November 19 at the Truman Sports Complex. This is one of ...

Midwest PGA Special Award Recipients Announced

Oct. 26, 2016

Immediate Release: Rob Wilkin Honored as Midwest Section PGA Golf Professional of the Year Blue Springs, Mo. – October 26, 2016 – Rob Wilkin, in his 18th year as PGA head golf professional at Heritage Park GC in Olathe, Ks., has been named the recipient of the 2016 Midwest Section PGA Golf Professional of the Year Award, the highest annual ...

EverFit Celebrates Health with Fall Open House & Free Classes

Sept. 26, 2016

Smaller boutique gyms are growing in popularity because of the comraderie that is established among the members as they get fit. The smaller classes create an intimate atmosphere where relationships are born while sweating. The classes are very challenging, yet the instructor is able to personally modify or adjust moves for clients in a smaller group. The personalized experience creates ...

Danny Clinkscale Launches Book - Leaving Cancer for the Circus

Sept. 26, 2016

810 WHB Sportscaster, Danny Clinkscale, Book Launch Tomorrow Leaving Cancer for the Circus an American odyssey inspired by love and recovery (Kansas City, MO.) – On Tuesday, Sept. 27 at the 810 Zone, 6301A W. 135th St., Overland Park, KS in Corbin Park, Kansas City sportscaster Danny Clinkscale will launch his much anticipated book, Leaving Cancer for the Circus, an ...

50 Plus plans Adventure Walk at local apple orchard on Oct. 5

Sept. 19, 2016

The Cider Hill Family Orchard in Kansas City, Kan., is the destination for the next adventure walk being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. This Cider Hill Family Orchard Adventure Walk is expected to require an easy level of exertion. ?Participants will practically have the 38-acre orchard and its 1300 apple trees, ...

Ottawa University Hires Mahdi Bigdely as Women’s Wrestling Coach

Sept. 19, 2016

OTTAWA, Kan. – The Ottawa University athletic department is pleased to announce the hiring of head women’s wrestling coach, Mahdi Bigdely. “I am honored and extremely excited for the opportunity to be a part of this young and very promising women’s wrestling program at Ottawa University,” said Bigdely. “I am confident that together we can accomplish outstanding results, both academically ...

Anytime Fitness to open a new club in Olathe

Sept. 6, 2016

Lease signed for the world’s fastest-growing 24-hour co-ed fitness club Working out is about to get a lot easier. No more excuses about an inconvenient gym location or limited hours. Anytime Fitness is coming to Olathe. Anytime Fitness franchisees Dustin Delich and Chad Schimke confirmed that they have signed a lease for a 6,600 square-foot space and plan to build ...

Local athlete wins Silver Medal at World Championships

Aug. 31, 2016

Kansas City resident and University of Arkansas feature twirler Savannah Miller won the Silver Medal in the Senior Women’s Division at the 33rd World Baton Twirling Championships, August 10-14, in Helsingborg, Sweden. At that competition, the best baton twirlers from around the world competed for Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in the twirling equivalent of the Olympic Games. Miller earned ...

Blue Valley Recreation Announces Name of New Indoor Facility

Aug. 29, 2016

The Blue Valley Recreation Commission’s (BVRC) newest addition located at 143rd Street and 69 Highway has a name. Construction began last year on the north side of the Blue Valley School District’s Hilltop Campus. The indoor facility for fitness, dance, basketball, volleyball, and pickleball will be known as the Blue Valley Recreation Center at Hilltop. Because of the new facility’s ...

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