The Kaw Valley Force 13U girls team poses with their medals after finishing third at the TRYSA Coca Cola Classic in Emporia. The team is coached by Amadou "Kay" Diaw and Monica Ruiz is his assistant. The team played really tough team defense and had a big 3-0 win over an Omaha Gladiator team and a 1-1 tie with the River City Crush out of Wichita to advance to the semi-finals. Their run in the tournament ended with a 0-2 loss to a red hot Lady Cats Purple team that had scored 19 goals in its first three games of the tournament.
The Hurricanes coach Mark Unruh gives his team a pep talk
during half time of their game on Saturday. From left to right- Jacob
Unruh, Francisco Flores, Cade Burghart, Braden Solko, Jake Barker,
Wesley Cox, and D.J. Davis.
The Hurricanes Cade Burghart and Wesley Cox proudly show off
their medals after the last game of the season.
14U AuForce player Hannah Carlson,6, deflects a pass to the Topeka Hurricanes' striker, while teammates Taylor Bailey,3, and Grace Lang, 18, look on.
The Flames pose for a team picture. Pictured back row left to right: Coach Doug Gaumer, Bailey Harrell, Callie Enick, Kaitlyn Barnes, Kennedy Kirkpatrick and Coach Jeff Kirkpatrick. Front row: Kaitlyn Jorgensen, Alexa Gaumer, Kailyn Smith and Elena Watson. Not pictured: Coach Dane Jorgensen, Madison Hess and Carly Davis.
Coach Steve with the Level 6 gymnasts at the Teddy Bear Invitational meet on Feb 25.
Courtney Cox takes the ball down the field for the Firehawks along with teammate Payton Thomas.
Firehawks Nicole Kelly, Laura Kennard and Haley Hobbs move the ball upfield on Oct. 22 at Youth Sports Inc.
Enforcers get pumped up with coach Pat Watkins for their game Oct. 9 at Heritage Park.
The Enforcers won their 11U division of the girls age group at Heartland Soccer with a record of 7-0-1. The had a goal differential of 47 GF with only 4 GA (2 scored against them in their first game, a 3-2 win). They won the Kansas Cup tournament in Lawrence the weekend of Sept. 16-18 with a record of 4-1, and went 1-1 in the rain-shortened Governor's Cup tournament in Topeka on Oct. 1. They will be playing in the Toyota Heritage Invitational Tournament in Olathe the weekend of Nov. 5-6.
Pictured are team members as follows: Back row left to right: Coach Pat Watkins, Abbey Casady, Bailey Harrell, Molly Ryan, Rylee Fuerst and Chelsea Casady. Front row: Carly Davis, Elena Auer, Madeline Dieker, Kylie Dever, Emilie Padgett and Abby Gillam. Not pictured: Anna Kate Kleibohmer and Daniella Smith.
10U Firehawk Courtney Cox hits a penalty shot for a goal Oct. 29.
Elliott Vaughn warming up for the Hurricanes game Sept. 18.
Molly Ryan, Chelsea Casady and Carly Davis converge on the ball Oct. 21. The Enforcers won 7-0.
Thanks to many friends who have inquired about our well being during the recent record rainfall and floods on Kaua'i. We are fine and our properties are relatively unaffected. This photo shows me on a lot that has been in our family since the 1960s and the heavily flowing waterfall across the valley, a tributary of the Wailua River.
The University Women's Club New Members and Friends interest group visited the State Capitol on March 10, 2006. They were hosted by Senator Marci Francisco.
L-R: Sharon, Brown, Susie Lacy, Mary Remus, Glenda Stevens, Cathy Ebmeier, Ann Blackurst, Tana Grinstead, Governor Sebelius, Joan Reiber, Gail Griffin, Rita Spradlin,Sandi Woods, Gwen Dobson,Janis Hutchison, Susan Lomas, Sen. Francisco.
Kindergarteners at Pinckney Elementary dress as pioneers as part of their Kansas Day celebration.
Some other friends from Monroe, MI that we found between games. They told me I could post this as long as they each got a copy. Most of them are Big Ten fans but I don't hold that against them, and they often hang around to help me cheer on the Jayhawks.
The Jayhawks tip off against Bradley in the famous Palace of Auburn Hills. Isn't the view great from up here?
Now it's MY turn for a great photo opportunity. I recognized his voice long before I actually SAW that he was there. For me and so many others, there is no other "Voice of the Jayhawks" than Max. Thanks Max!
Big Jay and the Rock Chalk Dancers put on a show at the pre-game Pep Rally for the crowd of alumni and other fans.
She just had to get a shot with a cheerleader. She has aspirations, after all.
She also meets up with an old friend. She last had her picture taken with Big Jay back when she was 5.
My daughter gets to meet her very favorite. She had been talking about Christian Moody all morning, so having him walk by was too good to pass up.
AD Lew Perkins liked my sunglasses so much he just had to try them on! Very stylish!
We had to make sure our traveling buddy is safe for the trip! Now, off to the Palace!
Not being too presumptious, am I?
My daughter and I ready to head to the Palace for a whole day of basketball. We watched all four games!
Michaela with the "Triple Threat" after the KU vs MU game. (Mario "Super Mario" Chalmers, Julian "The Wright Stuff" Wright, and Brandon "B. Rush" Rush)
Sharon Spitz, a 14-year-old girl with braces, is the main character in
the cartoon "Braceface."
Sen. John Vratil, R-Leawood, outlines a bill about eminent domain. Vratil spoke Monday at the Statehouse, where senators gave initial approval to a bill that would local governments' ability to force someone to sell their property so it could be used for economic development.
Tim Wilson, father of Kimberly Wilson, and his wife, Carol, are working to raise awareness of a "pass out game" that's popular with teens but proved fatal to their daughter. Recently a Pennsylvania school prevented publication of a story about the game.
The tail section from the wreckage of a small plane that crashed lies near a storage unit that was engulfed in flames in Branson, Mo. The plane crashed about 12:30 p.m. Monday near a busy street, killing all four people aboard. Federal aviation investigators will begin examining the wreckage today.
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius urges lawmakers to pass a school finance bill during a news conference Monday in her office at the Statehouse in Topeka. The governor has called for expanded gambling to pay for the school funding increases.
A big snowman, a little snowman and a shopping cart create a work of art on a residential street Monday in Lincoln, Neb. Parts of Nebraska got up to 25 inches of snow through Monday, and the Nebraska Legislature canceled its session for today.
The Rev. Joseph Rembert stands at the altar where Rosa Parks' body lay during a memorial service last fall at St. Paul A.M.E. church in Montgomery, Ala. Lampert has spoken out against a bill that would pardon Rosa Parks and others who were arrested during the Civil Rights Movement.
A home in Innisfail, Australia, is ruined after Cyclone Larry hit the northeastern coast of Australia. Packing winds up to 180 mph, Larry ruined thousands of structures but caused no deaths.
Passengers queue up with their baggage at Heathrow Airport in London. An estimated 30 million bags checked in at airports last year failed to arrive on time with their owners, a new report finds.
John Powell uses a rope to raise a bag of food into the rectory of St. Augustine Church in New Orleans. The New Orleans Archdiocese has closed the parish but will keep the church open, and Powell and others have taken up residence in the rectory in protest.
The Balad air base boasts an Olympic-size swimming pool, seen from a Black Hawk helicopter, among its amenities. Balad, the former Iraqi air force academy, has become the logistics hub for all U.S. military operations in Iraq.
U.S. soldiers eat meals from Burger King, in al-Asad Air Base, 100 miles west of Baghdad, Iraq. As the construction work goes on in full scale at the Balad U.S. Air Base and handful of other installations, it is difficult to say whether U.S. forces in Iraq are in for a short term or long term stay.
Dr. David Smith, center, stands outside the Haight Ashbury Free Medical Clinic with his wife, Millicent Buxton-Smith, and former IT manager Bob Student in San Francisco. "Dr. Dave" opened the clinic in 1967 but quit last month when a new CEO made changes to increase the clinic's financial accountability.
Irvin Lai, of the Chinese Historical Society of Southern California, looks over the site of a subway expansion where remains from an old Chinese cemetery were found. Lai says the Metropolitan Transit Authority should rebury the bodies at Evergreen Cemetery, one of the area's oldest and grandest burial sites.
Raiden Hartman, 3, left, helps his mom, Veronica, build a family of snowmen at their home in Hays. Up to 10 inches of snow fell Monday afternoon in western Kansas. Eastbound Interstate 70 was closed between Colby and the Colorado border and westbound from Hays to the border. In the eastern part of the state, however, the expected snow did not materialize by late Monday. For a complete forecast, see page 8B.
Ashli Hill, left, works to get open during an AAU tournament at South Junior High. At 6-foot-4, the eighth grader usually has a tremendous size advantage over opponents.
The statue of George Mason on the campus of George Mason University sports a basketball jersey and yellow pom-pom. The statue was decorated Monday in Fairfax, Va., in honor of the school's berth in the round of 16 of the men's NCAA Tournament.
New Mexico's Dionne Marsh, left, and teammate Julie Briody try to block out Baylor's Abiola Wabara in the second half. Baylor won, 87-67, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Monday in Tucson, Ariz.
Oklahoma center Courtney Paris celebrates a basket in the final minutes of OU's 86-70 victory over BYU. The Sooners won their second-round NCAA Tournament game Monday in Denver.
Kansas City second baseman Mark Grudzielanek can't come up with a ground ball hit by Chicago's Ryan Sweeney. The White Sox rallied for a 6-5 victory over the Royals on Monday in Surprise, Ariz.
Japan's Toshiaki Imae, left, congratulates Nobuhiko Matsunaka, right, as Cuba's Ariel Pestano walks away after Matsunaka scored on a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning. Japan won the World Baseball Classic championship game, 10-6, Monday in San Diego.
The Lakers' Kobe Bryant drives to the basket on the Boston Celtics' Paul Pierce, right. Bryant scored 43 points as the Lakers cruised past the Celtics, 105-97, Monday in Boston.
Seth Van Nostrand, 6, has fun handing out purple ribbons and awareness cards at his school, McLouth Elementary, during Crazy Dress Day "come out of your shell for MPS/ML" on Feb. 24. Seth is diagnosed with MPS IIA, severe Hunter's syndrome. Seth's parents, Corey and Misty Van Nostrand, Lawrence, organized the event. Misty Van Nostrand submitted the picture.
A tanker truck is loaded with ethanol at the Golden Grain Energy ethanol plant in Mason City, Iowa. The Energy Department recently announced that it was concerned the U.S. ethanol industry would be unable to meet the rising demand for corn-derived fuel. But the industry refuted the announcement and said it was creating "unnecessary fears in the marketplace."