Monthly Archives: February 2015

Former ’85 Royals partied like it was 1985 in Arizona!

'85 Royals

FEBRUARY 2015 – During the month of January for the last 10 years, I have been fortunate to attend the Kansas City Royals Fantasy Camp in Surprise, Arizona.

This year’s camp was especially memorable because it was kind of like a reunion for the members of the 1985 World Championship team. 

Tiny, Lacey, Wedman head up Kings Hall of Fame

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FEBRUARY 2015 – Last month I had the privilege to attend a Clippers game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles when I realized I had not been to an NBA game since I was graduated from high school in 1985.

During the game, I conversed with friends about some of the great Kings players that played in Kansas City between 1972 and 1985. These giants raced up and down Municipal Auditorium and Kemper Arena during my childhood, but are slowly becoming forgotten heroes in the Midwest.

TEAM spirit lives at Sporting Blue Valley

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FEBRUARY 2015 – In 38 years since the Blue Valley Soccer Club was founded, it has grown to become one of the most important youth soccer organizations in the region.

One of six Heartland Soccer Association member clubs, it grew to become an ideal place to find a variety of services for young soccer players.

A year after becoming an affiliate of Sporting KC, BVSC merged with KC Football Club to become Sporting Blue Valley.

“Sporting Blue Valley is the largest club in Kansas and KC, actually, one of the largest in the country,”

SMNW’s Brenni Rose, Raytown’s Cody Buford and Future Soldier Jarrell Lee Brown selected as U.S. Army High School Top Performers

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FEBRUARY 2015 – Each month Kansas City Sports & Fitness Magazine teams up with the U.S. Army to honor High School Top Performers. This month we visited Shawnee Mission Northwest, Raytown High School and the Independence Recruiting Center to honor three Top Performers in the Kansas City metro.

KC Ice Center gears up for Hockey Weekend Across America

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FEBRUARY 2015 – Steve Fisch, publisher of Kansas City Sports & Fitness magazine, recently sat down with Dean Nelson, the general manager of the Kansas City Ice Center for an interview on Good Sports, the weekly television show that complements KCS&F. The segment was recorded at the KCIC during the Squirts Midwest Hockey Tournament with teams from surrounding areas. Here’s part of that interview:

What are you doing to keep your heart healthy?

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FEBRUARY 2015 – February is Healthy Heart month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Many believe heart disease to be a “man’s” disease, but it is equally prevalent in women.

There are ways to lower the risk of developing heart disease.

Frank Mason III draws comparisons to Collins at KU

KU basketball's Frank Mason

FEBRUARY 2015 – Kansas sophomore point guard Frank Mason III calls Sherron Collins one of his all-time favorite Jayhawks.

And why is really not surprising. Not only was Collins one of the greatest point guards in school history who helped lead KU to a national title in 2008, he and Mason have striking comparisons.

Royals line up fairly set with Spring Training starting

Royals' Volquez

FEBRUARY 2015 – When the pitchers and catchers report Feb. 19 at Surprise, Arizona, expect little to no competition for jobs in the Kansas City Royals’ spring training.

Barring any injury, this roster has few vacancies outside of a backup infielder and a bullpen spot.

“It’s the mark of a good team,” manager Ned Yost said at the Royals’ FanFest. “There won’t be much competition. We’re pretty set.

Gill-Caesar shines for Tigers

MU's Gill-Caesar

FEBRUARY 2015 – Montaque “Teki” Gill-Caesar is eager to shine on the big stage.

In fact, the top prospect was so eager to get started that he jumped into Missouri’s recruiting class a year early.

Gill-Caesar, a 6-6 shooting guard, was considered a Top 50 recruit for the class of 2015 before reclassifying a year early to sign with the Tigers in August.

What does exercise form really mean?

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FEBRUARY 2015 – Think you have good form when working out?  What if there’s more to good form than meets the eye? Popular belief suggests good form means looking in the mirror or having a trainer watch you to ensure an exercise looks good.

However, you can look good in the mirror, yet be using all the wrong muscles to complete the task.