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Raytown South boys beat Center and advance in the playoffs

The Cardinals won their third post-season game against Center by a score of 64 to 56 this Tuesday. The game took place at Blue Springs South and advances South in the Missouri Class 4 boys sectionals.  Next up for the Cardinals is Kearney on Saturday at 1:00 pm in the Silverstein Eye Centers Arena in Independence.

Leading scorer for the Cardinals was Senior Alex Herndon with 20 points.

Truly South has turned into a Cinderella team in the post season after a less than exciting regular season.

Jeremi Barnes goes to Indoor National Championship in the Triple Jump

Raytown’s Jeremi Barnes is competing in the NAIA Indoor National Championships in Johnson City, Tenn today. His event is scheduled for 1:30 pm.  Jeremi has the 8th longest Triple Jump distance in the nation. Jeremi is a Freshman at Avila University and is the son of Donna and Jerome Barnes of Raytown.

For more on this click below

http://www.avilaathletics.com/article/1557.php

Raytown beats Rockhurst at the buzzer

Devin Drew’s layup at the buzzer gives Raytown a 39-37 win over Rockhurst in the Missouri Class 5 semifinals at Park Hill.

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/sports/high-school/article136137298.html#storylink=cpy

Raytown High School Senior Dominique Hampton Missouri State Champion Wrestler

Raytown High School Senior Dominique Hampton placed first in the Class 4, 220 pound division of the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) Wrestling Championships. Hampton made Bluejay history by becoming the school’s first state wrestling champion in 48 years.

“Domo did a spectacular job this weekend and this year,” Wrestling Coach Peter McDavitt said.  “He maintained his composure in very close matches throughout the tournament.  He is an intelligent young man who works just as hard in the classroom and demonstrates leadership and a positive attitude in everything he does.  I couldn’t be more pleased with him and for him.”

On his way to the championship, Hampton, whose season record was 44-6, defeated Dylan Gillete from Francis Howell Central, Kyle Stein from Lee’s Summit West, Solomon Jackson from McCluer North, and Mason Costa from Lindbergh.

Hampton’s classmate, Raytown High Senior Braden Best, placed 5th in the 182-pound competition, and is the school’s first two-time state medalist in over 30 years. Going into the state competition, Best boasted a record of 50-4.  He lost in the first round to Donovan Benetti of Nixa, wrestled back to defeat Timothy Ghormley of Melville, defeated Dustin Jones of Lindbergh and Adrian Palmer of Lebanon, lost to Elias Vaoifi from Fort Osage, and defeated Trey Storey of Blue Springs for 5th place.

Raytown High finished 17th with 35 points overall.

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Raytown South vs. Grandview boys junior varsity basketball game cancelled.

The Raytown South vs. Grandview boys junior varsity basketball game scheduled for Friday, February 19 has been cancelled. The varsity contest will now begin at 4:30 at South High.  Students will need a Grandview or Raytown South current ID to be admitted

The ROYALS win the World Series

The Royals trailed until in the 9th inning KC was able to tie the score 2 to 2 and then finish the 9th without the Mets scoring. The game continued in extra innings until at the top of the 12th inning the Royals put 5 more runs on the scoreboard and finished the bottom of the inning by holding the Mets from adding any runs.  It was a nail biting game until the 9th.  To say that this team never gives up is an understatement.

The Royals win the series

The Royals defeated the Blue Jays 4  to 3. to win the American League title and advance to the World Series. The World Series starts here on Tuesday.

Royals defeat Blue Jays

The Kansas City Royals defeated the Toronto Blue Jays by a score of 14 to 2. This puts the Royals up 3 games to 1 and they only need 1 more win to win the series and earn a place in the World Series.

Raytown South new stadium opening game Friday

The new football stadium at Raytown South High School goes into service this Friday. The first game will be against Truman High School and game time is 7:00 pm.

Below is a birds-eye view of the facility courtesy of the Raytown School District.

Raytown Blue Jays Baseball

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Here are some of the Blue Jay Fans at the game Photo Journalist Jeremi Barnes reports on in this article. All photos are also courtesy of Jeremi Barnes.


 

The Raytown Blue Jays record (11 – 14) earned them a 7th seed in Missouri Class 5 Boys Baseball District Tournament. They beat Truman, Raytown South and Blue Springs to become Missouri Class 5 District 14 Champions. On Tuesday May 26, they played at Lee Summit West in the first round of the Missouri Class 5 Boys Baseball State Tournament Championship Brackets.

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In the bottom of the third inning while down by 5, Senior Center Fielder #24 Maurice Bruce Jr gave the Raytown fans something to cheer about by hitting a standup double down the left field line. The Blue Jays scored 4 runs that inning.

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It was tied 5 – 5 going into the 5th when Junior right fielder #7 Grant Johnston made a rifle throw to Catcher Sophomore #20 Joe Benkovich to tag out #50 as he tried to take home.

 

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A great line drive catch by Senior shortstop #32 Austin Johnson. However, it was not enough to stop Lee Summit West.

score_1024Lee Summit West scored 3 in the 5th and 4 in the 6th to beat Raytown Blue Jays 12 – 6. It was an exciting game until the last out. Congratulations to the Raytown Blue Jays for a great season!

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Raytown has a Pro Wrestling School

Kansas City Xtreme Wrestling (KCXW) and the Xtreme Wrestling Center (XWC), a professional wrestling training school serving the entire Kansas City metro area, will present their first double show on May 9 at the Pierson Community Center in Kansas City, Kansas.

“Since launching in August, the Xtreme Wrestling Center has become quite the hub for professional wrestling in Kansas City. Students such as The Riegel Twins and Derek Philips will be joining industry veterans like Angel Medina and Kyle King on the same stage,” said Jordan Rogers “It’s been a privilege to work with these talented performers, and we can’t wait for the rest of Kansas City to see them, too.”

Shows start at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. The community center is located at 1800 South 55th Street, Kansas City, Kansas 66106. Tickets are $10 General Admission and $15 Ringside. Kids 10 and under are half-price, as are active duty military and Veterans.

Featured performers include: Angel Medina, The Riegel Twins, Darrien Sanders, “Smooth as Satin” David Cattin, Kyle King, JD Blak, Tommy Snow, Lady Pride, Captain Shabam and more.

KCXW is seeking to bring the family tradition of Pro Wrestling back to Kansas City by providing affordable wrestling entertainment in the KC area. Sponsored by the Xtreme Wrestling Center and run by Marine Veteran President Jordan ‘Smiley’ Rogers, KCXW is blazing a new trail in Kansas City Pro Wrestling.

About Kansas City Xtreme Wrestling

Kansas City Xtreme Wrestling (KCXW) has an office at 11513 E 63rd St., Raytown, MO which is co-located with the Xtreme Wrestling Center. KCXW is a Pro Wrestling promotion which is now running events out of Kansas City. For more information, visit www.KCwrestling.com and www.prowrestling.training, email us at booking@KCwrestling.com or call President Jordan Rogers at (816) 286-8579

Raytown basketball players earn post-season honors

basketballSeveral basketball players in the Raytown School District have recently earned post-season honors.

Raytown High girls basketball players Kyessence Collins and Dajanae Wilson were named to the All-District First Team.  Collins and Wilson were also named to the All-conference 1st team.  Camryn Kuehl was named Academic All-State.  The Lady Jays are coached by Jan Handley.

Raytown High boys basketball players Jailen Gill, Brandon Sublett, and Derrick Walker were named to the All-District First Team.  Gill was also named the Conference Player of the Year for the second year in a row.  Walker, Sublett and Will Nelson were named All-Conference 2nd team, and John Burton was named All-Conference Honorable Mention. The Bluejays are coached by Cody Buford.

Raytown South girls basketball players Bre Carter and Virja Lewis were named to the All-District First Team.  Carter and Lewis were also name to the All-Conference 2nd team, and Diamond White was named to the All-Conference Honorable Mention team.  The Lady Cardinals are coached by Aaron Ihm.

Raytown South boys basketball players Tyrone Gibbs, Bryan Trimle and Elijah Childs were named to the All-District First Team. Gibbs was also named All-Conference First Team.  Childs and Trimble were named All-Conference Second Team. Cardinal coach Brad Oestreich was named Conference Coach of the Year.

 

Raytown South final second of their defeat of Grandview for District Championship

Raytown South High boys’ basketball team beat Grandview 69 to 68 to win the Class 4 District 14 Championship. The game was played at Grain Valley High School on Friday March 6, 2015, where #34 Tyrone Gibbs senior led the team with 47 Points, 15 rebounds, 4 blocks. He hit the game winning free throw and was named player of the game. They advanced to the Class 4 Sectional where they were beat by Bolivar High School in the first round. Raytown South finished the season with 17 wins and 11 losses.

Raytown High School was the Suburban Mid-Seven 2014-2015 Conference Champions but lost to Lee Summit High School in the Class 5 District 14 Championship Game. Raytown finished the season with 19 wins and 9 losses.

Video Courtesy of Jeremi Barnes

Raytown Soccer Club featured at Comets Indoor Soccer game

Raytown Soccer Club, Home of KC Premier Soccer Club, is being featured at the Comets Indoor Soccer game February 22nd at 3:00 and we would like to share with anyone from Raytown the opportunity to get discount tickets to this final home game of the Comets regular season. Tickets are only $15!!! The Comets are undefeated this season and have clinched a spot in the playoffs! The Comets are very fan oriented and these are family friendly events. Games are played at the very convenient Independence Events Center, with free parking. Come on out and have a great time and support your local youth soccer club in the meantime! –
Interested in tickets? Contact Mike Fosselman with the Comets at 855-452-4625 Ext. 7202 or email him at mfosselman@kcprosoccer.com and be sure to mention that you are supporting KC Premier Soccer Club to get your special pricing!
Purchase tickets no later than February 16th! Thank you!

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Raytown Alumni Receive Athletic Honor

Raytown South High graduate Marquise Cushon and Raytown High graduate LaVance Taylor recently earned Daktronics National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II All-American Second Team honors.

Cushon is a junior wide receiver at Pittsburg State University and led the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) in receiving yards, averaging 100.1 yards per game. He was a first-team All-MIAA and first-team All-Super Region Three selection. Cushon is also an All-America track & field athlete.

Taylor is a senior running back at the University of Central Missouri (UCM).  Taylor led the MIAA and was third in the NCAA Division II with a single-season record of 1,918 rushing yard.  He set UCM’s single-season all-purpose yardage record with 2,618 yards, and he set a new UCM career all-purpose yardage record with 6,231 yards.  Taylor was also a First Team All-MIAA and First Team All-Region selection.

Raytown South Football Stadium Ground-Breaking

The speeches were short and the mood was joyous at Raytown South High for the official Ground-Breaking for the new football stadium. The future promises new bleachers for the home crowd on the West side, the relocation of the old bleachers for the visitors on the East side and restrooms a plenty.  The short video starts with the speeches, then pictures of the multitude of officials and students posing with the obligatory gold shovels. The Raytown South High School Drum Line finishes the ceremony off with some spirited percussion.

Raytown High Swim Team Wins

Just .21 seconds away from breaking the conference record, Raytown High School’s swim team won the 200 free relay at Conference in Gladstone, Missouri.  The 200 free relay team, consists of Jordan Atkins, Braden Best, Tristen Caudle, and Grant Meyers, led by coach Jim Aziere.

Raytown’s swimmers also placed well in other events.  Braden Best won Conference Champion in the 50 free and the 100 free.  Tristen Caudle won Conference Champion in the 500 free and took 2nd in the individual medley.

Grant Myers took 2nd in the 100 breast and 3rd in the 100 butterfly.  Devin Fiene took 3rd in the 200 free.  Jordan Atkins took 4th in the 100 butterfly, and the 400 free relay team took 3rd.  Raytown’s only diver, Austin Goold, took 3rd.

Every member of Raytown’s swim team made All Conference.  The 200 free relay team will go on to the State Championship in St. Peter’s, MO on November 7th and 8th.

Raytown Football Double Feature! This Friday

District Football Tournament first round schedule

 

Grandview vs. Raytown South

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Location: Chittwood
6019 Blue Ridge
Raytown, MO 64133        

 

The winner vs. To Be Determined

 

Date/Time: Friday, October 31, 2014 TBD
Location: To Be Determined

 

William Chrisman vs. Raytown

Date/Time: Friday, October 24, 2014 7:00 PM raytown_helmut
Location: Chittwood
6019 Blue Ridge Blvd.
Raytown, MO 64133  

 

The winner vs. Fort Osage

Date/Time: Friday, October 31, 2014 TBD
Location: To Be Determined

Cheering on the Royals

Two Royals fans were out in front of the Raytown Chamber building at 59th and Raytown Road on Tuesday to cheer on the team. There is a report that they will repeat this on Wednesday, starting about 4:45 PM and are encouraging fans to join them.

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Raytown South gets a new football coach

raytown_s__helmutThe Raytown School District is pleased to announce the hiring of Nick Adkins as the Head Football Coach at Raytown South High School.

Adkins has been at Raytown South since 2006 and has most recently served as a business teacher and Assistant Varsity Football Coach.  He served as Special Teams Coordinator from 2007-2009 and Defensive Coordinator from 2010 to present. Adkins has also served as Head Boys Golf Coach since 2012.

Adkins earned his Bachelors of Science in Business and Marketing Education and a Minor in Business from the University of Missouri. He earned his Masters of Science in Education in Curriculum and Instruction and his Education Specialist in Secondary Administration from the University of Central Missouri.

Dara Britton Raytown South High School senior signs with Williams Baptist College

soccerballThe Williams Baptist College women’s soccer team has added Dara Britton to its 2014 recruiting class. Britton is a senior at Raytown South High School.

Her honors include a 2nd team all-conference selection, as well as being the top goal scorer her freshman year.

Britton is a versatile athlete that projects as a forward/defender. She is involved in the National Honors Society, the golf team, and Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA).

She is the daughter of Rachelle and Darrick Britton of Raytown, Mo.

Williams is a four-year, liberal arts college located at Walnut Ridge, Ark. WBC is a member of the NAIA and the American Midwest Conference.

Volleyball Camp at Raytown High School

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The Raytown High School Lady Jays volleyball team will host a volleyball camp on Saturday, May 17 at Raytown High School.  Elementary players will meet from 8:00-9:30 a.m., middle school players will meet from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., and high school players will meet from 12:30-3:00 p.m. The cost is $10 to register.

The goal of the camp is to introduce young players to the game of volleyball and prepare older players for high school level competition. 

Lady Jay coaches will break down fundamentals for passing, hitting, and serving.  Training will also include group and one-on-one coaching including drills and 6 on 6 playing time.

For questions, please contact Coach Lauren Brentlinger at lauren.brentlinger@raytownschools.org.

Raytown South Football Coach takes job in Grain Valley

David Allie, the head football coach for Raytown South High, will be coaching the Grain Valley Eagles in September of this year. Allie has been employed by the Raytown School District for 17 years and head football coach for 14 of those 17 years. His win loss record is 81-62. 

Raytown Touchdown Club Fundraiser

The RHS Football Team and the Raytown Touchdown Club would like to invite you and all your readers to Chipotle at 40 hwy and Sterling on March 25th from 3-8pm. When you order and show a copy of this flyer or a copy on a mobile device, 50% of the proceeds will go to the team via the TD Club. We hope you and your readers will come and support our Football team.

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