Monthly Archives: March 2015

Stovall, Simpson and Wymore selected as Army High School Top Performers

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MARCH 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 Olathe North, Liberty and the Northland Recruiting Center to honor three Top Performers in the Kansas City metro.

Edinson Volquez excited to join Royals’ rotation

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MARCH 2015 – Edinson Volquez, the newest addition to the Kansas City Royals’ rotation, has had the misfortune of starting two playoff games with the opposing pitcher at the top of his game.

Volquez’s first playoff start was in 2010 for the Cincinnati Reds in the first game of the NLDS. The Philadelphia Phillies countered with Roy Halladay, who threw a no-hitter in the 4-0 Reds’ defeat.

Volquez’s next playoff start was the National League wildcard game last Oct. 1 at Pittsburgh. The San Francisco Giants started left-hander Madison Bumgarner, who threw a shutout, striking out 10, walking one and allowing four hits.

KU’s Brannen Greene good as gold when he shoots

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MARCH 2015 – He’s a 6-7, 215-pound rangy sophomore guard at Kansas. He wears No. 14. And he’s from Juliette, Georgia.

His name is Brannen Greene, and he’s one of the best shooters in the country who will need to come up huge in KU’s quest to make a deep run in March and make the Final Four.

KC Royals Believe! Miracle wildcard victory changes teams’ perspective

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MARCH 2015 – It was not on the magnitude of walking on water, raising the dead, bringing sight to the blind and hearing to the deaf, but the Kansas City Royals’ victory in the wildcard game would have to be unequivocally labeled a sports miracle.

That miraculous triumph also changed the perspective of the franchise going into this season.

Get some Shut-Eye! Importance of getting enough sleep

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MARCH 2015 – Working 24-hours a day may be the way to succeed in business, but it is not the way to live a long healthy life. Adequate rest is vital to peak performance. Studies have long supported this theory, and given us an in-depth look at exactly what lack of sleep can do to your ability to perform.

K-State Wildcats will count heavily on Tre Harris shooing treys

MARCH 2015 – As the roller-coaster 2014-15 men’s basketball season draws to a close for Kansas State, the future still holds questions. Who will anchor the front line? Where will the scoring come from? There’s even a question about who will be wearing the purple and white uniform for coach Bruce Weber. Those are just a few details to determine.

Upset victories over ranked Kansas and Iowa State to end February put the Wildcats back in the discussion as a “bubble team” for the NCAA tournament.

KC Champions soccer tourney features regional soccer fun

MARCH 2015 – When the Kansas City Champions Cup tournament was conceived in 2007, it was intended to be a place for elite area teams to test their strength in the early spring.

It has grown to become the singular spring showcase for regional soccer talent of all stripes.

Tigers basketball look to 2016 after troubled season

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MARCH 2015 – The signs were ominous at Missouri. After missing the 2014 NCAA tournament and bounced from the NIT in the second round at home by Southern Mississippi, then seeing head coach Frank Haith resign while losing a high-scoring trio of guards to graduation and the NBA, there was still a sense of optimism in the air in Columbia entering this basketball season.

Tigers basketball had a very strong recruiting class and brought back beloved alumnus Kim Anderson to coach.

The sports injury madness of March Madness

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MARCH 2015 – If you love college basketball then you love March Madness.  Is your team a favorite, a Cinderella story, a bubble team or will March end in heartache?  The anticipation and tournament stories excite us.  Who’s going pro vs returning next year?  Which team falls short with a key player sidelined by a sports injury?  Can anybody beat Kentucky this season?

These human stories captivate us and the faces of both players and fans reflect the intense emotions experienced win or lose.  As a movement specialist, I love watching these kids move but there’s another story that concerns me most.  

Fill out those March Madness brackets

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MARCH 2015 – What makes “March Madness” so special that even the slightest sports fans go, well, nuts for?

Why do we all of the sudden become micro college basketball experts and we look at 68 teams and try our best shot of predicting the winner?