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HARDIN – Junior high coach Morgan Bishop sensed consistency when she held a camp for Hardin-Central’s junior high softball players.

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RICHMOND – Friday night’s 7-on-7 tournament at William Jewell College might have a game-like feel for Richmond’s varsity football players.

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ORRICK – Some Bearcats are learning more than assignments on offense and defense during Orrick’s 8-man football camp this week.

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RICHMOND – A local Independence Day sports tradition got a few tweaks this year.

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KANSAS CITY, Kansas – Sporting Kansas City has rebounded from hitting rock bottom in the Major League Soccer Western Conference standings. For a while, at least.

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ST. JOSEPH – For a few moments, Hunter Hughes appeared ready to do something he had wanted to do for a long time.

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ST. JOSEPH – Having three of his 8-man football players received academic all-state honors did not shock Norborne Hardin-Central varsity coach Kirk Thacker.

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ST. JOSEPH – For a few moments, Hunter Hughes appeared ready to do something he had wanted to do for a long time.

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HUNTER HUGHES is double-teamed but still makes tackles in all-star game.

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KEARNEY –Richmond’s varsity football team members got in more game-like reps Tuesday.

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ORRICK – The Bearcats got a confidence boost June 20 when they hosted a varsity boys basketball shootout.

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ORRICK – Hardin-Central dove headfirst into offseason boys basketball training.

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ORRICK – The Orrick varsity boys basketball players were not the only ones who got in some game reps last week on their home floor.

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RICHMOND – After working with her high school volleyballers for a few weeks during summer break, Richmond coach Madison Endsley sees potential for growth in the Spartans.

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EXCELSIOR SPRINGS – A summer shootout game might have given Richmond’s varsity boys basketball team a needed boost in preparing for the 2019-20 season.

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RICHMOND – Some Richmond boys tennis program members have honed a shot in their repertoire.

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NORBORNE – Kirk Thacker is getting a different Father’s Day present this year than most dads.

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KANSAS CITY – The Kansas City Chiefs continue to prepare for the 2019 season down one defensive starter.

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KANSAS CITY – The Kansas City Chiefs continue to prepare for the 2019 season down one defensive starter.

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RICHMOND – Sarah Farnan* had no grand plan of what she would say when it was her turn to speak during the Richmond High School Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

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HARDIN – The flooding around Hardin and Norborne forced the Norborne Hardin-Central co-op 8-man football program to make a location change for this week’s varsity camp.

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CHILLICOTHE – For the first time during his tenure as Richmond varsity boys and girls track coach, Mike Long has two pole vaulters in a sectional meet, he said.

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RICHMOND – Richmond High School picks this year's sports Hall of Fame group.

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RICHMOND – Logan Claypole and Ryker Plymell are back on the mats.

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JEFFERSON CITY – After completing Year 1 of his high school track and field career, Blake Buchanan has found at least one event he plans to compete in during Years 2-4: the javelin.

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RICHMOND – Madison Endsley’s first assignment as Richmond’s head volleyball coach did not involve working with incoming high school players.

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JEFFERSON CITY – Early in the afternoon of May 18 at Jefferson City High School, Hardin-Central junior Carly Thacker did something she called “really awesome”: She won the Class 1 state girls 300-meter low hurdles title with her time of 46.32 seconds in the event final.  

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LATHROP – Richmond coach Brandon Quick summed up his experience of coaching the six seniors on his varsity baseball team this season with a single word: “Fun.”

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SEDALIA – Orrick sophomore Dylan Comstock probably wishes his performance to close the Class 1 state golf tournament would have been in keeping with his performance in the opener.

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CHILLICOTHE – A chilly, damp afternoon could not stop Richmond senior Madalynn Bennett and junior Rylee Adams from performing at their best at the Class 3 District 8 track and field championships.

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RICHMOND - After a last-minute change that turned a home game into an away game, Richmond struggled at the plate against Lexington.

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RICHMOND - Three Spartans golfers to the Class 2 District 8 Tournament, including senior Shane Leakey.

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Paige Smith (left) and Karson Werle display their medals after last Saturday’s Lions District 26-M5 girls all-star basketball game at Lafayette County High School in Higginsville. Smith and Werle, who graduated in May from Orrick, helped the Purple Team edge the Gold Team 59-57. (Photo by Sh…

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Ashton Vandiver (No. 32) receives his medal following the Lions District 26-M5 all-star boys basketball game last Saturday night at Lafayette County High School in Higginsville. Vandiver, who graduated in May from Richmond, was one of two Richmond players who participated. The other was Andr…

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Colton Rhodes (No. 30) chucks a receiver at the line of scrimmage Tuesday afternoon during Richmond’s varsity football team camp at the high school practice field. Rhodes, who’ll be a sophomore this fall at Richmond, is among approximately 30 Spartans attending the camp, which will conclude …

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Running back Cody Shannon (with football) takes a handoff during Norborne Hardin-Central’s team camp session Tuesday evening at Norborne. Norborne Hardin-Central will conclude its four-day 8-man football camp Thursday evening at Norborne. (Photo by Shawn Roney/For The Richmond News)

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Retired Richmond teacher and coach Jerry Cole (center) displays his Miss Ethel Kirkpatrick Spartan Award plaque. Cole received the award Saturday during the Spartan Athletic Hall of Fame banquet and induction ceremony at Richmond High School. Also pictured are (left) Jason Berning, Richmond …

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Members of the Hardin-Central girls track team gather Wednesday morning in the Hardin-Central gym and display their medals from the Class 1 state meet, which took place last Friday and Saturday in Jefferson City. Pictured are (from left to right) Lacey Logsdon, Gracie Gibson, Izabella Anders…

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Richmond’s Aidan Dorton (center, carrying baton) heads toward the finish line in the 1,600-meter relay during Saturday’s Class 3 Sectional 4 meet at Odessa, as teammate Trevon Alexander (to Dorton’s right) watches. The Spartans finished third in 3 minutes, 28.63 seconds to qualify for this w…

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Daymean Probst (165), a 2015 RHS grad and now a junior at Central Methodist University, scored twice for the Eagles during the HAAC Track and Field Championships held recently at Baker University. Probst finished fourth in the 800 meters with a time of 1 minute, 57.6 seconds and earned a thi…