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Trio of athletes sign to play college sports
November 28, 2007
A trio of Basehor-Linwood High School athletes have signed to play sports in college. Maggie Schroeder and Chelsea Patton signed to play softball at different schools. Cassie Lombardino will play basketball at Washburn. Lombardino hosted a signing with D-II powerhouse Washburn Tuesday in the BLHS foyer. Lombardino did the actual signing last week during the early signing period. “What an honor for her and this program,” coach Noah Simpson said. Players had their friends, family and coaches around them.
Letter: For accountability
November 28, 2007
Basehor-Linwood Middle School basketball
November 28, 2007
Piper wins girls basketball games Piper Middle School defeated Basehor-Linwood in a pair of eighth grade girls’ basketball games on Tuesday. Piper won the varsity game 37-33. Cara McCary scored 11 points and Maggie Hattock scored 10 to lead the Bobcats. In addition to McCarty’s double-digit performance, Sydne Eriksen and Kelsey Fenton each scored five points. Megan Downing finished the game with two points. Piper won the junior varsity game 20-12. Hannah Gumm scored six points. Shanna Breuer, Savannah Mesh and Kelly Porting each scored two points. The next games for the junior varsity and varsity teams are today against Eudora. It is the last regular season game for the JV. The varsity team plays in the Monticello Trails post season tournament on Monday and Thursday Dec. 6. Game times have not been confirmed for this tournament yet.
BLHS players rest before season opener
November 28, 2007
After putting in more than 30 hours of practice in 12 days, Basehor-Linwood basketball players got three out of four days off to “get our legs back,” according to coach Mike McBride, for the season-opening game against Tonganoxie on Friday. “Our progress was good the first week, but we were worn out last week,” McBride said. “That is fine as we have been working on mental toughness as much as anything and the kids still accomplished some things. That shows some growth and maturity from last season. We could not gone through some of the practices last year that we have done this year and still been productive.”
A different feeling
Basehor-Linwood coach Noah Simpson begins new era of basketball season without biggest fan
November 28, 2007
This time will be different. For the last 25 years, Noah Simpson and his father, Leonard “Buck” Simpson, went to every sporting event possible together. When the younger Simpson was in college at Emporia State his dad would travel as far as Wichita to see him coach a middle school boy’s game and then drive back to Basehor the same evening. The elder Simpson never missed a game his son played or coached in. The last time Coach Simpson saw his father alive was in the corner of the Tonganoxie gym during the season-ending substate loss to the Chieftains last year. Buck Simpson would pass away later that evening. “I will never forget the thoughtfulness of our girls and the phone calls and visits to our family,” Simpson said. “I will also never forget the card that was sent to me from the Tonganoxie girl’s basketball program showing their support for me and my family. I keep that card and the cards of our players on my desk at school and see them every day.”
Bobcats prevail in dual matches
November 28, 2007
By Mark Lee Special to the Chieftain Basehor-Linwood opened the season with a pair of wins over Bonner Springs and Piper high schools. Basehor-Linwood defeated Bonner Springs in its first dual 52-24.