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UPDATE — De Soto scores, still lose, 5-2
September 29, 2005
There was an aire of relief from the De Soto sideline, and it seemed like a changed team played on the field. After scoring just two goals in its last 400 minutes of soccer, De Soto scored twice in Thursday’s second half. It still wasn’t enough, however, as Maranatha beat the Wildcats 5-2, sending the team to it’s sixth-straight loss.
Wildcats win again, McNamara returns
September 29, 2005
The De Soto girls are getting in a rut. That’s alright though. For the second-straight week, the team won a meet, this time besting 13 other squads at Tonganoxie.
De Soto cuts it close, escapes with two wins
September 29, 2005
The De Soto volleyball team traveled to Anderson County for a quadrangular Tuesday and although they left town with a 2-1 mark, the head coach still felt a little fortunate. “This was one of those nights that we were really lucky to get out of here with two wins,” head coach Lori Brooks said.
De Soto struggles continue as streak grows
September 29, 2005
De Soto’s Zach England finally broke his team’s scoreless streak with one minute remaining in Monday’s game against Bonner Springs. But, one goal being the highlight perhaps best illustrates how far the team has fallen.
Doubles match up highlights Wildcat Invite
September 29, 2005
It’s never ideal to have your players face off in a tournament, but that didn’t stop De Soto coach Michael Sullivan from smiling about the intra-team dogfight that highlighted Saturday’s Wildcat Invitational. De Soto won the Invitational for the second-straight year thanks to a strong showing across the board.
De Soto hopes to avoid replay of last season
September 29, 2005
The games bore so much in common that at times Friday night, De Soto football coach Brad Scott might have thought himself in a time warp. A year ago his Wildcats rode undefeated and favored into a match up early in the season, only to have the world turned upside down, every bounce go the wrong way, and a perfect record soiled. Last week, it was Wellsville that dashed De Soto’s high-flying start. A year ago, it was Anderson County, the team the Cats have a chance to even the score with Friday as De Soto celebrates homecoming.
Poll sitting
September 29, 2005
As Alyce King walked in the door of the Starside Elementary School commons area Tuesday, Kathy Ross greeted her with a hug. It was an unlikely way for a poll worker to greet a voter. But soon Ross was all business, showing King where she needed to sign to vote in Tuesday’s special election.
USD 232 records 9 percent growth
September 29, 2005
Another year of pace-setting enrollment growth didn’t surprise De Soto USD 232 officials. De Soto maintained its status as the fastest-growing district in Kansas by gaining 443 students for a total of 5,293. The numbers continued a trend from the past 10 years, during which the district has nearly tripled its enrollment.
Pool to be mostly done by year’s end
September 29, 2005
As a fall full of road projects get underway, there is one ongoing project city engineer Mike Brungardt isn’t worried about.
Coaching learning
Program creating learning communities in all district schools
September 29, 2005
Coaching in De Soto USD 232 is no longer restricted to athletics. The district is trying a new program this year to help teachers become better teachers.
Exploring the past
September 29, 2005
Dog flu nothing to sneeze about
September 29, 2005
County commission should start making case for sales tax
September 29, 2005
De Soto bogs down in the mud, loses first game
September 29, 2005
De Soto spun its wheels for four quarters, but when the game ended, all it had to show was a mud-stained record. De Soto lost its first game of the season 14-7 to Wellsville on a soggy Friday night.
Sales tax sails to three-year renewal
September 29, 2005
Seventy-one percent of Johnson County voters Tuesday approved a three-year extension of a quarter-cent sales tax that makes about $28 million a year for the county’s seven school districts.