Hawks softball soars to 15-1
Olathe East’s softball team keeps rolling along, picking up four more wins this week on the road.
The Hawks, who are ranked No. 1 in the state-wide coaches poll, bludgeoned Lawrence 12-2 and 15-0 on Tuesday led by sophomore Allison Stewart, who went three-for-four with a home run and four RBIs.
Junior Jenni Brooks earned the win, striking out nine and improving to 6-1 overall.
Brooks and junior Greer Hartman each had two hits and two RBIs, while senior Maggie Klug had three hits and sophomore Liz Leonard had two hits.
Stewart authored her second no-hitter of the season in the second game and also struck out nine Chesty Lions. She also had three hits, including a double with two RBIs.
Senior Sami Olson crunched a three-run home run, while senior Kiki Stokes went three-for-three with a walk, three RBIs and four runs scored.
Brooks also had three hits, a double and two RBIs, while senior Rachel McGhee went two-for-four with an RBI.
Two days later, East whipped SM South 11-0, 7-1 at the SM District Softball Complex.
Brooks opened the doubleheader with a no-hitter and struck out a season-best 16, while aiding her own cause with three hits and a double.
Stewart, meanwhile, went three-for-four with a double and a grand slam, establishing a new single-game Hawks record with eight RBIs.
Leonard had three hits, three runs scored and two RBIs, while Klug went two-for-two with two runs scored.
Wrapping up the sweep against the Raiders, Stewart moved her season record to 8-0 with a 14-strikeout performance. She also went two-for-four with four more RBIs.
Leonard led the offense, going three-for-four with a run and an RBI, while Stokes had two hits and two runs scored. Olson and Brooks each added an RBI.
Falcons softball pummels SM East
Olathe South senior Alex Hugo started a doubleheader against Shawnee Mission East with a solo home run and the Falcons rolled from there to an impressive 11-0, 15-6 sweep.
During the first game, Hugo, who paced a 35-hit onslaught over two games with a couple home runs and six RBIs, added a two-run triple in the third inning and scored on junior Kim Cole’s RBI single.
Ahead 6-0 after Kahli Barrett and Tess Hart added fourth-inning RBIs, the Falcons, 13-3, put away the Lancers with a five-run fifth inning, invoking the mercy rule.
Hugo socked an RBI double off the center-field fence and Cole rocked a two-run home run in support of Barrett, who gave up three hits and loaded the bases in the first inning before retiring the last 13 in a shutout victory.
South pushed across three runs in the third and fourth innings in the second game, including a mammoth two-run blast to center by Hugo.
Right fielder Alyssa Bates slapped a two-run double that hugged the left-field line during a six-run fifth inning.
Barrett, who went five-for-nine with a double and five RBIs, came on in relief of Hart for the final five outs in the nightcap.
Cunningham earns golf scholarship
Sam Cunningham of Olathe was one of five Kansas Golf Foundation Junior Golf Scholarship winners, which were announced Tuesday.
Cunningham, who attends St. Thomas Aquinas, will attend the University of Kansas next fall.
The scholarship is open to any high school student who has participated in organized junior golf. Rather than base the award on golf skill, the scholarships are given based on academic performance, community service, leadership, financial need and after students submit an essay about how he or she has benefitted from the sport.
Olathe native takes cheer/dance job
Terin Fuemmler has been announced as the new cheer and dance coach at Central Methodist, an Heart of America Athletic Conference and NAIA rival for MidAmerica Nazarene located in Fayette, Mo.
Fuemmler is a graduate of Olathe North. She later attended Kansas and went on to become a Chiefs cheerleader.
Hawks girls hoops announce two camps
Olathe East’s girls basketball program is set to conduct two summer camps.
The Lil’ Hawks Basketball Clinic is open to students entering kindergarten through fifth grade. It will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 29, featuring instruction from East coaches and players.
The cost, which includes a T-shirt and water bottle, is $20 before May 22 and $25 at the door.
A second camp for middle school students (sixth through eighth grades) will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. May 29-June 1.
The middle school camp also will be led by East coaches and players but will be more intensive and provide drills players can utilize throughout the summer to improve offensive and defensive skills.
The cost, which again includes a T-shirt and water bottle, is $55 for the middle school camp.
For more information on either camp, contact Hawks coach Clint Evans at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ONW boys basketball announces camps
Coming off the best season in program history, Olathe Northwest’s boys basketball team will conduct its annual youth summer camp June 4-8.
There will be three sessions each day,
The first, for players entering kindergarten through fifth grade, is from 8-10 a.m. Another, for students in grades six through eight, is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Finally, the high school camp will take place from 2-4:30 p.m.
For more information, contact Ravens coach Mike Grove at email@example.com.
East football summer camp set
The Olathe East Football Camp of Champions will take place June 11-14 on the new turf and using new equipment at the high school.
The camp, which is broken into two sessions, runs from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for children ages 7 to 10 and from 1:30-3:30 p.m. for children ages 11-14.
The cost is $60 per pupil, which includes a T-shirt, drinks and insurance.
Campers, who should register before May 25, will receive instruction in football fundamentals from Hawks coaches and players.
For more information or a copy of the registration form, email head coach Jeff Meyers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Falcons to conduct summer baseball camps
Olathe South’s baseball team will conduct three camps this summer, including two for students entering sixth through ninth grades.
The first will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 25-28 and registration is due June 22. The second is set for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 9-12 with registration due July 6.
Both camps cost $100, which includes a T-shirt.
The third camp for students entering second through fifth grades is from 10 a.m. to noon July 16-18. It costs $60 and also includes a T-shirt. Registration is due July 13.
All camps will take place at Black Bob Park, Fields 1 and 8. Walk-ups will be accepted, but the cost goes up $10.
For more information or to register, contact Falcons baseball coach Josh Perkins at email@example.com.
South girls basketball camps set
The annual Olathe South girls youth basketball camp is slated for May 29 through June 1 at the high school.
Students entering first through third grades will receive instruction from 10:15-11:30 a.m. The session for fourth- through sixth-graders is from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. followed by a two-hour session for seventh- and eighth-graders from 1-3 p.m.
All girls pre-registered by May 17 will receive a camp T-shirt. Registration forms are available online at OlatheSouth.net under the athletics/girls basketball tab or by emailing Falcons coach Steve Ingram at firstname.lastname@example.org.
| Tod Palmer, email@example.com