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Long Jump Records 2014-06-13 16:51:04
Jump, Name, High School, Year 1. 26-9 1/4, Dion Bentley, Pittsburgh Penn Hills, 1989 2. 26-8 1/4, Carl Lewis, Willingboro (N.J.), 1979 3. 26-5 1/2, Charles Smith, Las Vegas, 1984 4. 26-4 3/4, James Stallworth, Tare (Calif), 1989 5. 26-2 1/4, Ken Duncan, Sacramento McClatchey, 1972 6. 26-1 1/2, Todd Trimble, Kansas City (Mo.) Southeast, 1989 7. 26 3/4, Jerry Proctor, Pasadena (Calif) Muir, 1967 8. 26 2/4, Joe Richardson, Pasadena (Calif), 1984 9. 26-0, Johnny Cleveland, Soquel (Calif), 1984 10. 25-11 1/2, Larry Doubley, Los Angeles Manual Arts, 1976
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You Are In A 1st Place Town 2014-09-03 21:03:21

By Marcus Austin, National OurTown News Editor,

Welcome to Kansas City. You are in a "1st Place Town." That's right, it is September,  2014 and the Kansas City Royals are in 1st place, preparing for a play-off run. This long awaited run comes at the same time the Kansas City Chiefs experienced a play-off game last year, in which they led by 28 points in the second half. With coach Andy Reid, an exciting draft class and definite motivation, the Chiefs are primed for a 1st place run.

Let's not forget that it is September,  2014  Sporting K. C. is also in 1st place. Sporting is coming off of a soccer season where they brought a 1st place finish and a championship to Kansas City.  Kansas City has quickly become a leader in soccer which was widely displayed during the World Cup. Kansas Citiies women's soccer team, FCKC is also getting ready to play a championship game.

Yes, Kansas City is a 1st Place Town in several other ways too. To name a few would be Barbecue, Jazz, and Negro Leagues Baseball. Finally, September 29th, during Monday Night Football, the fans at Arrowhead Stadium will attempt to reclaim their 1st place status from the Seattle Seahawks, 12th man,  as the NFL's "Loudest Stadium!"  We will see you there!

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America's Top High Schools 2013-04-28 11:28:04

Although there are some excellent private high schools in our area, such as my alma mater, Rockhurst. Some of the public schools have endured challenges. For instance, the KCMO school district has lost it's accreditation.

However, there are public schools in our area that are excelling! There are five high schools in the Shawnee Mission school district in Overland Park Ks. There is Shawnee Mission, North, South, East, West, and Northwest. The community can take pride in the fact that this week the Washington Post has named four of the five schools as "America's Most Challenging Schools." Only 11 schools in Kansas were good enough to receive this honor.

This recognition is determined by the number of Advanced Placement Exams taken by our students each year. Shawnee Mission West also won the 6A State Championship in football this year. Principal, Dr. Charles Mc Lean was prompted to say, "This is another piece of data to support our claim that West is Best!?

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