Richmond runs past Oak Grove
TACKLE | Clay Griffin pulls down Richmond's Dominic Nobile. Defensive stats were not available at press time.
Oak Grove football team paid a visit to an old conference friend Friday, and that old friend was not kind as the Richmond Spartans used a first-quarter touchdown and a fourth-quarter score to upend the fifth-ranked Panthers 14-0.
The initial score of the game came on the fourth offensive series of the contest, Richmond's second. Drive began on the Spartans' 49-yard line after forcing an Oak Grove punt on their second possession of the game. After a pair of runs produced just one yard, Dominic Williams used a pump fake to get the Panther defensive back out of position, then dropped the football into the arms of Trevon Alexander down the far sideline for six. The point-after hit the upright.
Oak Grove could only muster one drive on offense in the first half that crossed midfield. That drive came on their last possession of the half but ended when Jaxon Althaus was sacked on fourth-and-three at the Richmond 49, nine yards behind the original line of scrimmage. Read more in Focus on Oak Grove.
Panthers win their pool
Oak Grove opened the Greater Kansas City Suburban Softball Invitational Saturday with a pair of games in Pool D.
Game one against Fort Osage was a barn burner as the Panthers scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth, which was going to be the final inning because of the time limit, to win it.
"It was a great game by both teams," said head coach Terry Parker. "Kaitlyn Marsh came in in the fourth and really shut them down and gave us a chance to win. I was proud of the way the girls responded in the last inning and scored three to win it. It was a great way to start the season and the tournament." Read more in Focus on Oak Grove.
Volleyball team falls to O'Hara
Panthers opened the 2016 volleyball season on the road Monday at O'Hara. Oak Grove won the first game 25-21 but could not seal the deal, dropping game two 20-25 and game three 21-25.
"We did some good things and we did some things that we need to get better at," commented head coach Lori Klaus. "It was disappointing to not win, but we will learn from it and be better for our next match." Read more in Focus on Oak Grove.
Sound of Panther Pride gives
"sneak peek" at end of band camp
SUBMITTED BY NATHAN LONG
PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT | Band members work hard to create the perfect show.
Sound of Panther Pride marching band gave its first performance of the season August 10 at the annual "sneak peek."
What began as a way to showcase the efforts of band camp to parents has become an anticipated community event.
"I remember parents tailgating in front of the high school when the band was still practicing on a real field and thinking we should put on a quick show on the final night of camp," Beth Jinkins, director, said. Read more in Focus on Oak Grove.