The Blue Springs South Jaguars and Blue Springs Wildcats boys soccer teams will play for the Class 4 District 14 title at 6 p.m. Thursday night at Blue Springs South. South has defeated Blue Springs twice this year, each by a 2-1 margin.
Motivational speaker Jeff Yalden visited Blue Springs South High School Monday and delivered his message to students and staff. Mr. Yalden has become the most in-demand youth motivational speaker in North America, having captured the imagination of nearly 4,000 teen audiences around the world. Jeff earned the Certified Speaking Professional designation in 2002. His visit was made possible through an education grant from the Blue Springs Education Foundation.
The Blue Springs Wildcats travel to Raymore-Peculiar to play conference foe Panthers at 7 p.m. Friday in the semifinals of the district playoffs. The Wildcats are the No. 3 seed and Ray-Pec is the No. 2 seed. Blue Springs beat Lee’s Summit High School in the first round of the playoffs. In a separate district, the Blue Springs South Jaguars travel to Francis Howell in St. Louis Friday for a 7 p.m. semifinal game. Francis Howell is 9-0 and seeded No. 1 in the district while South is the No. 5 seed. South defeated No. 4 seed Wentzville Timberland to advance.
The Blue Springs South and Blue Springs High School cross country teams had great showings in the Class 4 District 7 Meet at Lake Jacomo. The Jaguar girls captured their first team district championship in school history while the Wildcat boys and girls teams each took second overall. Blue Springs South had the top three finishers in the girls race with the trio of Ashton Henson, Grace Clausen and Tori Findley. Blue Springs’ Elaina Hubner and Sierra Spinler took fourth and fifth place, respectively. In the boys’ race, Blue Springs’ Stephen Mugeche and Cody Berry placed 1-2 while Mason Smith of South was seventh overall. The Jaguars placed third as a team.