New women's pro soccer team coming to Kansas City
SJYSA alumni Darci Wilson helps KC Shock startup ....Read more...
September 4, 2013 - The Kansas City Shock is announcing the development of a community soccer facility in the Kansas City Northland.
Working with the same designers as the Overland Park Soccer Complex - FTE Architecture - the Shock is set to begin developing the facility in the Spring of 2014. The fields will come in phases, beginning with one centralized field and adding more as time goes on....Read more...
Sports complex serves variety of uses
Griffon Indoor Sports Complex
July 28, 2013 - Mike Halloran's tenure with Missouri Western State University is as long as the Griffon Indoor Sports Complex's. The blueprints for the 120,000-square-foot building hang on his wall like a birth certificate.
“It’s hard to imagine what they did without it, just based on the amount of use it gets,” said Mr. Halloran, director of athletic facilities at Western.
While the complex was built to entice the Kansas City Chiefs and their annual training camp to St. Joseph, it has become a community asset.....Read more...
Overcoming All Odds: Sporting Club Network athlete tells story of perseverance
Eight-year-old soccer player in St. Joseph recovers from brain hemorrhage
June 18, 2013 - In the fall of 2012, the Sporting Club Network held a clinic for children in St. Joseph Youth Soccer Association with Sporting Kansas City players in attendance. Little did we know, we’d be re-introduced to one of those kids in a completely different setting less than a year later.
Luke Bowie is an eight-year-old soccer player from St. Joseph, Missouri....Read more...
Where’s the goal?
The parking lot is full outside the Griffon Indoor Sports Complex
May 18, 2012 - The parking lot is full outside the Griffon Indoor Sports Complex, also known as the summer home of the Kansas City Chiefs at Missouri Western State University. The fans gathered inside the complex sit closely packed together on the artificial turf and in fold-up chairs, excitedly waiting for the action to start.
As the players take the field, all eyes are on the coach. At least some of them. One of the players is waving at his mom.
Just having fun kickin’ it
Soccer tournament draws young wannabe pro players
June 26, 2011 - Soccer fever remains alive and well in Northwest Missouri.
More than 50 teams — comprising about 200 youths, 80 teenagers and 80 adults — competed in the St. Joseph Youth Soccer Association’s fifth annual tournament this weekend. Games were played at the association’s soccer complex on North Riverside Road. Board member and past president Mike Dalsing said the tournament began with high school students playing full-field soccer Friday night at Missouri Western State University....Read more...
St. Joseph's Own World Cup Fever
St. Joseph Youth Soccer Association held the finals of its fourth annual tournament
June 28, 2010 - Young and old alike reveled in their own brand of World Cup soccer fever this weekend in St. Joseph.
The St. Joseph Youth Soccer Association held the finals of its fourth annual tournament Sunday at the St. Joseph Youth Soccer Complex on North Riverside Road. More than 50 teams and from 300 to 400 youths and adults participated in the games and related activities, which began Friday.
Association President Mike Dalsing said the tourney included fans and players from Cameron, Maryville and Atchison. Alumni visited from such soccer-frenzied locations as England, Germany, Honduras and Mexico, he added.....Read more...
City's East Side Hit Hard By Flooding
"Once it came, it came fast"
May 11, 2007 - When flood-waters threatened its building, The Colony House didn't take any chances. The owners moved their inventory to higher ground.
On Monday, the waters slowly covered the business's parking lot, then receded, then crept back up to the front doors. By Tuesday night, spillover from the 102 River had entered the furniture store's showroom floors, closing the business until cleanup efforts could be made.....Read more...