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Bell, Middleton to represent Kansas at Metro Dual
March 4, 2004
Two recent state medalists will represent the Kaw Valley League at next week’s 12th annual Metro Classic Wrestling Dual at the Kansas City Kansas Community College gymnasium. Basehor-Linwood senior Cody Bell and Bonner Springs senior Matt Middleton will represent the Kansas side of the metro area in the dual that pits top seniors from Kansas against a crop of seniors from the Missouri side of the state line. Bell, who wrapped up his career with a fourth-place finish at state last weekend, leaves Basehor-Linwood as one of the school’s all-time winningest wrestlers. He will compete in the 103-pound match that will get the event underway. BLHS athletic director Joe Keeler said Bell and the entire school were looking forward to representing Kansas on Tuesday, March 9. “It’s quite an honor to be selected for this,” Keeler said. “And I know Cody’s excited about the opportunity, as are the rest of us.” Bell becomes the third Bobcat chosen for the event in as many seasons. In 2002, 145-pound state champion Matt Dukes competed for Kansas but lost, and in 2003, Brandon Buck was selected for the squad but was unable to participate because of an injury. Bell, 38-7, will face senior Mark Carey of Raytown South. Carey enters the dual with an overall record of 43-3. He is coming off of a second-place finish at the Missouri state wrestling tournament. Middleton, 40-3, will represent Kansas in the 135-pound bout. Fresh off of his state championship run last weekend in Wichita, Middleton said he was hoping to participate in the Metro dual. Now that he has been selected, Bonner Springs coach Dan Burns said the entire program is looking forward to seeing Middleton represent the state and the school. “This is great for Matt and great for the program,” Burns said. “His teammates are excited for him and can’t wait to cheer him on.” Middleton will face Steve Fisher from Platte County. Fisher enters with a 38-8 record and is coming off of a fourth-place finish at state. Missouri owns the all-time edge in the series, winning 7 of the 11 previous match ups. However, Kansas has won two of he last three duals, bringing the margin to 7-4. Missouri won last year’s battle by winning the last six matches for a 39-21 victory. Tuesday’s dual will begin at 7 p.m.
The Final Bell
BLHS senior closes career with fourth-place state medal
March 4, 2004
The Basehor-Linwood High School wrestling season ended last weekend with three Bobcats competing at the state tournament in Wichita.
Board to vote on 6th grade eligibility
March 4, 2004
A building at 155th Street and Leavenworth Road could easily be ready to house students by the fall 2004 semester, said Don Swartz, Basehor-Linwood School District director of building operations.
Author to visit Basehor Library
March 4, 2004
Kansas author Max Yoho will visit Basehor Saturday, March 13. Yoho will be at the Basehor-Linwood High School Auditorium at 2 p.m. March 13. His visit is sponsored by the Basehor Community Library.
Leavenworth values rising; total valuation up 9 percent
March 4, 2004
Property values in Leavenworth County continue to increase.
Girl pleads in BLHS bomb threat
March 4, 2004
One of two girls charged in connection with a bomb threat at Basehor-Linwood High School pleaded guilty to a charge of disorderly conduct.
Director search proceeds
March 4, 2004
The search for a new Leavenworth Area Development director has begun, and the organization hopes to fill the position “as soon as possible,” said Chris Donnelly, LAD president.
Shopping center tenants could be announced in March
Restaurant construction underway at Village West in Wyandotte County
March 4, 2004
Representatives of the Legends of Village West retail center could announce some tenants for the large shopping district at the end of March, said Don Denney, Unified Government of Wyandotte County spokesman.
Law places skilled teachers at the forefront of quality education
March 4, 2004
The determining factor to providing a quality education is ensuring highly skilled teachers are leading the classroom, according to the No Child Left Behind Act.
Talks scheduled to discuss future of Highway 24/40
March 4, 2004
Same debate, different highway.
Library preparing for bond issue
March 4, 2004
Basehor Community Library officials unveiled an artist’s rendering of what a new facility could look like in the future. The design features a cozy building with a lush landscape and plenty of parking. What could be.
City administrator in office
Cushing, Okla., native brings ‘smart growth’ philosophy to new role in Basehor
March 4, 2004
It doesn’t take long for someone to realize much of Basehor is divided into two camps: pro- and anti-growth. Count new city administrator David Fuqua in the former category but with a catch.
Maples subdivision tabled again
March 4, 2004
Once again the debate concerning a proposed subdivision in Basehor has been scratched from the city’s schedule.
Bobcats compete in Courtney’s swan song
March 4, 2004
There was reason to believe the Basehor-Linwood boys basketball team could pull off an upset against Piper in the first round of the playoffs on Tuesday.
Lady ‘Cats bow out at De Soto
March 4, 2004
Alex Jeannin and her senior teammates took the floor together for the last time on Monday.
Opinion: Bobcats victorious in 2004
March 4, 2004
Bonner’s Middleton wins 135-pound state title
March 4, 2004
Twenty minutes after the final horn sounded, and a lifetime before it began to sink in, Matt Middleton removed his state championship medal and placed it around his father’s neck.
School district leaving no electives behind
March 4, 2004
When looking at the No Child Left Behind Act, it’s easy to come away with the opinion that elective or fine arts classes would be set aside for more classes in basic subjects such as math and reading.