Harrisonville Sports
Harrisonville junior Kayleigh Norris cruises to victory, after passing lapped runners, and the 3,200-meter run state championship in a time of 10:35.54.
Norris wins 3,200 state championship; earns two more state medals
JEFFERSON CITY — Kayleigh Norris closed out her junior season with a bang Saturday at the Class 4 state track and field season.
Harrisonville junior Kayleigh Norris once again broke her 1,600-meter run school record. She won the district 1,600 run in a time of 4:50.96 to break the record. She also won the 800- and 3,200-meter runs at the meet.
Records broken at Class 4 district meet; Chicks make program history
The Pleasant Hill and Harrisonville girls teams each had another school record fall at the district meet.
Harrisonville freshman Rylie Ingrassia takes a shot on goal during Saturday’s Class 2 District 7 quarterfinal against Center. Ingrassia scored three goals in the Lady Wildcats’ 8-0 mercy-rule win.
Lady Wildcats mercy rule Center in district opener
KANSAS CITY — The Harrisonville girls soccer team didn’t waste much time in taking a lead during its Class 2 District 7 opener Saturday at the St. Pius X stadium.
Harrisonville senior Drew Wright (3) and sophomore Leiv Hall celebrate beating rival Pleasant Hill. The Wildcats won 8-7 after scoring five runs in the fifth innning. The win ended a four-game losing streak in the series for Harrisonville.
Wildcats rally, beat Roosters
A four-run rally in the fifth inning helped the Harrisonville baseball team defeat its county rival April 9, ending a four-game skid in the series.
Pleasant Hill sophomore Laura Irwin clears the final hurdle during the 300-meter hurdles at a home meet last week.
Harrisonville, Pleasant Hill school records fall last week
Just a week after breaking her own school record once again, Harrisonville sophomore Paige Cribbs did it again. This time, she demolished her previous mark.
Lady Wildcats learn from tough tournament
With his team heading into a pair of home games, Harrisonville girls soccer coach Dan Coleman feels good about where his squad is at before it enters a stretch that contains five conference contests.
Archie’s Layla Septer (2) narrowly beats the throw to home plate to score a run for the Lady Whirlwinds during last week’s game at Midway. Archie won the game 17-2.
Area baseball, softball roundup: March 26 - April 1
Wildcats split games The Harrisonville baseball team played a pair of one-run games last week, and came away with opposite results. On March 27, the Wildcats won 4-3 at Holden. It was their …
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Harrisonville track alums compete well at national meets
A pair of Harrisonville alumni ended their indoor track and field seasons successfully at their respective national meets.
Harrisonville baseball coach Jeff Langrehr, right, hits an infield ground ball during a defensive drill at practice last week. The Wildcats will be young and relativelly inexperienced this week, but Langrehr feels good about his squad entering the season.
Wildcats’ baseball coach confident about his young squad
The Harrisonville baseball team is coming off its best season in five years, but it will have a lot of new faces on the diamond this spring.
Harrisonville’s Emma Bagby (5) will be one of a few upperclassmen on this year’s girls soccer team. The Lady Wildcats open play Tuesday at home.
Harrisonville girls soccer team to battle inexperience this year
Similar to other girls teams at Harrisonville this year, the Lady Wildcats soccer team is going to look much different than it did a year ago when it begins the season next week.
Harrisonville’s Kayleigh Norris runs down the home stretch with a big lead during the 1,600-meter run at the 2023 state track and field meet. Norris won the race, earning her first state title. She also placed second in the 800- and 3,200-meter runs at state. She’s back for her junior season, fresh off a state championship in cross country last fall.
Abundance of talent returns this spring for track and field squads
With the spring sports season just around the corner, it’s time look at the track and field athletes from the area and who has a chance to turn some heads and make a splash on the state stage in May.
Harrisonville junior Lily Tarwater (2) steals the ball from Notre Dame de Sion freshman Kylenna Potts during last week’s game. Tarwater scored eight points in the Lady Wildcats’ season-ending loss.
Early offensive struggles doom Harrisonville girls in season finale
Harrisonville didn’t score in the first quarter as turnovers and missed shots piled up. It was too much to overcome. Sion won 67-37, ending Harrisonville’s season.
Harrisonville freshman Brylee Jackson (10) dribbles down court during a fast break against Pleasant Hill.
Harrisonville girls upset MRVC West champ Chicks
Last week, the Lady Wildcats played Pleasant Hill for their senior night. They took control of the game in the fourth quarter and won their fourth-straight game in the series. Harrisonville won 43-31.
Harrisonville senior Michael Moore jumps to block a pass from Pleasant Hill sophomore Lucas Vanmeter during last week's senior night victory.
Harrisonville boys rout Roosters on senior night
The two rivals played close for a little more than a quarter before the Wildcats pulled away and never looked back. They eventually ran away with the game, winning 66-37.
Harrisonville freshman Presley Feeback (12) dribbles between two Center players after stealing the ball during the first half of Monday’s 68-17 win in the first round of the Class 4 District 13 contest. Feeback scored eight points in a game where all 11 Lady Wildcats scored.
Lady Cats dominate opening round game with Center
All 11 Lady Wildcats who played Monday scored in the 68-17 blowout win over Center.
Harrisonville freshman Brylee Jackson scores a fast-break layup during Friday’s 58-37 win over Center. Jackson led all players with 19 points.
Balanced attack helps Harrisonville girls beat Center
Harrisonville beat Center for a second time this season, winning Friday’s game 58-37. Five Lady Wildcats scored at least seven points in the win.
Harrisonville senior Michael Moore (24) runs on the court to celebrate with teammates after the Wildcats beat Center, 54-45, clinching at least a share of the Missouri River Valley Conference West title Friday night.
Harrisonville boys avenge Center loss, clinch MRVC West title
Harrisonville knocked off Center, 54-45, handing the Yellowjackets their first Missouri River Valley Conference West loss since joining the league in 2020.
Sherwood’s Eli Ferrell celebrates winning his 190-pound district semifinal match that clinched him a state berth. Ferrell finished second in his weight class.
Area boys wrestlers lock up state tourney spots
On Saturday, nearly two dozen area competitors sealed their own berths into this week’s state tournament that began this morning at Mizzou Arena in Columbia.
Harrisonville freshman Taylor Kanoy celebrates her win over El Dorado Springs’ Lillian Corbin in the “blood round” consolation semifinals Saturday. Kanoy’s pin in 51 seconds clinched her state berth. Kanoy finished fourth in the 170-pound bracket at the Class 1 District 3 tournament in Nevada.
Nine girls qualify for Class 1 state wrestling tournament
NEVADA — Of the nine area girls wrestlers who qualified for next week’s state tournament, six of them will be making their first trip to compete against the best Class 1 competitors in Missouri.
Harrisonville senior Dom Jackson (1) dribbles through Archie defenders during Friday’s game. Jackson scored 12 points in the Wildcats’ 65-42 victory.
Harrisonville boys crush banged up Archie squad
ARCHIE — It took the better part of the first half for the Harrisonville boys basketball team to figure out how to attack the Whirlwinds’ zone defense, and once it did, it ran away with Friday’s game against a home squad that was missing two starters after the first quarter.
Harrisonville’s Rylie Ingrassia pins Clinton’s Mia Bagley during last week’s senior night dual. Ingrassia also won the 120-pound weight class at Winnetonka Invitational over the weekend.
Harrisonville girls take home Winnetonka Tournament title
The final tune up before this weekend’s district tournament in Nevada went well for the Harrisonville girls wrestling team.
Harrisonville senior Mason Worthley scores an open layup with 32 seconds left in Friday’s victory over Warrensburg. Worthley scored a layup, blocked a shot and grabbed a key offensive rebound during the final minute of the Wildcats’ 57-47 win.
Harrisonville boys pick up two big home wins
Harrisonville senior Mason Worthley made three big plays during the final minute Friday night to help the Wildcats win their first conference game of the season.
Harrisonville senior Emma Bagby (15) leads a fast break against Warrensburg on Friday night.
Third quarter dooms Harrisonville girls in loss to Warrensburg
 For the second time this season, the Harrisonville girls basketball team fell victim to a Warrensburg team that caught fire in the third quarter.
Sherwood’s girls wrestling trio all placed in their respective weight classes at the Highway 13 Throwdown. The Lady Marksmen competitors are Aubrey McCulloh, Cooper McDonald and Kayleen Gareipy.
Wrestling recap: Three Sherwood girls finish runner-up
The Sherwood girls wrestling trio traveled to the Highway 13 Throwdown and finished eighth out of 23 teams. All three Lady Marksmen placed second in their respective weight classes.
Harrisonville senior Dom Jackson (1) shoots a 3-pointer over a Hume defender during last week's Archie Tournament.
Harrisonville boys win Archie Tournament
ARCHIE — For the second year in a row, the Harrisonville boys basketball team battled a few smaller schools at the Archie Tournament last week, and it emerged as the champion.
Harrisonville junior Eli Baker, center, shoots a floater during the first quarter of Friday night’s game agaisnt Smithville. Baker scored 12 points in the Wildcats’ 67-65 victory. It was only their second game in a month, and their first in January. This week, the Cats are playing in the Archie Tournament.
Harrisonville home basketball games come down to the wire
On a night where both Harrisonville varsity basketball teams played home games at the same time – in different gyms – the games ended in opposite ways Friday.
Harrisonville baseball coach Jeff Langrehr will be inducted Thursday into the Kansas Association of Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame for his 22 years of coaching at his alma mater, Great Bend High School. His Great Bend teams won two state championships and finished as the state runner-up twice between 1988 and 2009.
Harrisonville coach chosen for Kansas baseball hall of fame
Harrisonville baseball and boys basketball coach Jeff Langrehr will be inducted today into the Kansas Association of Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame for his 22 years of coaching at Great Bend, where he won two state titles.
Harrisonville junior Kayleigh Norris won the Class 4 state cross country meet in Columbia this fall. She became the program’s first girls state champion. Last spring, she also won a state title in the 1,600-meter run and finished second in the 800 and 3,200-meter runs at the state track and field meet.
Norris takes running world by storm in 2023
Kayleigh Norris not only put herself on the map in 2023, she put herself as the runner to beat across the state in Class 4.