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Broyles named NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete

Kelsi Broyles, a native of Independence, Mo., was recently awarded as a 2013-2014 Scholar Athlete by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA). Broyles is entering her sophomore year as a pitcher and infielder for the Metropolitan Community College – Maple Woods Monarchs. The NFCA recognizes as scholar-athletes those players who have a GPA of 3.5 …

MCC-Maple Woods hires head softball coach

When the Monarchs gather at MCC-Maple Woods for practice this semester, it will be with a new head coach at the helm: Kary Kankey, who was previously an assistant coach at MidAmerica Nazarene University, will take over the head coaching duties. Kankey brings more than 14 years of head coaching experience at the college level, …

Laker Dylan Farrell named NJCAA Player of the Week

After leading the MCC-Longview Laker baseball team to victory in its opening weekend, sophomore right fielder Dylan Farrell was named the NJCAA player of the week. “(Farrell) may be one of the most talented players that have ever come through our program,” Coach Clint Culbertson said. “He is learning how to use all his tools …

Trail Blazer soccer teams build on success

The Trail Blazer soccer season at Metropolitan Community College–Blue River is well under way. The regular season continues through mid-October, followed by NJCAA Region 16 tournaments. “We’ve got a good collection of talent from around the area on both teams,” said athletic coordinator and head men’s coach David Owens. Both teams feature many great Missouri …

Register Now for Oct. 12 Trail Blazer 5K

Join us for the Trail Blazer 5K race on Saturday, Oct. 12, at MCC-Blue River! Students, employees and the general public are invited to take part in this fun and healthy event for recreational runners and walkers. The scenic 3.1-mile route begins and ends on the MCC-Blue River campus in Independence, Mo. The cost is $15 for current MCC …

Former MCC-Longview Lakers pitcher edges closer to Major League play

In the world of baseball, Lee Stoppelman is a fast learner. MCC-Longview Lakers Baseball Coach Clint Culbertson easily places this former player in that category. Culbertson said Stoppelman, now a professional in the St. Louis Cardinals minor league system, recently advanced from AA to AAA in quick succession. Culbertson said Stoppelman could easily make a leap from this, …