Sports 2017-18

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September 3, 2017

Page Updated: June 15, 2018




  Recent Newspaper Articles  

from local sources that feature interesting, fun stories and news about our school, from the Kansas City Star, Shawnee Dispatch, (Northwest Passage) and other publications.


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June 13th ~  SMNW's Mike Cooper named "Coach of the Year" for Boys Track & Field & Cross Country..... Congratulations Coach Cooper!!!


 May 20 ~ 26, 2018  ~  Sports News for the week...

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Boys Team Results: Manhattan 76; SM Northwest 66; Campus 41; Wichita South 37; Washburn Rural 36; Garden City 35; Junction City 34; Hutchinson 33; Gardner, Olathe South 29; Olathe Northwest 27; Wichita Southeast 25; Olathe East, SM North 23; SM West, BV West, Olathe North 20; BV North, Wichita Northwest 17; Lawrence 15; SM South 14; Blue Valley 13; Free State, Wichita East 12; Wichita West 9; Topeka 6; Derby 5; Wichita North 4; SM East 2; BV Northwest, Dodge City 1. 



 May 14 ~ 19, 2018  ~  Sports News for the week...

SMNW Cougar Baseball on their way to the State 6A Tournament after winning a close battle over SM East.   The Cougars will take a record of 13-9 into the 6A state tournament, which will begin on Thursday, May 24 at KU's Hoglund Ballpark.

                                               Boys WIN Regional Track and Field Title !  


October 23 ~ 26, 2017  ~  Sports News for the week...


SMNW Football #7 Seed Cougars lose to #10 Seed Olathe South 30-21

SMNW Boys X-C squad finishes 6th at State

Senior Molly Born commits to Oklahoma State

SMNW Soccer fall against Harmon Hawks 1-0 to end their season

Lady Cougar Volleyball fall short in their Sub-State Championship match against Lawrence

SMNW Boys X-C squad finishes 2nd in Regionals !!


October 16 ~ 21, 2017  ~  Sports News for the week...


SMNW Lady Cougar Gymnastics team finishes 3rd at State

The Cougars finished third in the team standings

SMNW Cougars loses to Olathe North in a close one ... 26-22 will face Olathe South in the first round of the 6A Playoffs next week.


SMNW Soccer... lose in overtime to Olathe East to end their regular season.

Shawnee Mission Northwest senior Edy Alvarado (in White)

Lady's Golf... team finishes 10th at state.... Senior Cassie Gomer led the Cougars with a round of 95 to tie for 35th place.


October 14, 2017  -  Congratulations to the four new inductees as members of the Class of 2018 SMNW Athletic Hall of Fame

Rich "Kuz" Kuzydym: Head Baseball Coach 1984-2014

Kathy (Ross) Johnson: Class of 1979, Gymnastics

Steve Fein: Class of 1995, Cross-Country & Track

Adam Giacalone: Class of 2010, Baseball


October 9 ~ 14, 2017  ~  Sports News for the week...


Football .... SMNW  63 - 13 win over SM North !

Boys Soccer (6-8) win over Olathe West  1-0

Girls Volleyball ending their regular season with wins over Lansing & SM West

SMNW Girls Golf qualifties for state


In Girls Gymnastics, SMNW's senior Hallie Ross wins all-around at SM South Invitational

Shawnee Mission Northwest senior Hallie Ross approaches the vault on Tuesday during the SM South All-Around Invitational. Ross placed second on the vault, uneven bars and beam and finished fourth in the floor exercise to claim the all-around title.


SMNW Girls Volleyball rolled past SM North to extend its winning streak to 9 matches.


October 2 ~ 7, 2017  ~  Sports News for the week...

SMNW Cougars (3-3)  earn a close win over SM South Raiders 7-6

Shawnee Mission Northwest senior kicker Megan Nugent runs off the field following the Cougars' 7-6 win over SM South on Friday. Nugent kicked what proved to be the game-winning extra point with eight minutes remaining. She is 6-for-6 on PATs this season after converting all five of her attempts last week against SM West.

SMNW volleyball wins inaugural Janice Van Gorp Tournament

Girls Volleyball keeps rolling with wins over Olathe West & Gardner-Edgerton to extend its winning streak to eight straight matches.

Olathe East over our Cougars in soccer 1-0 in overtime

#10 Girls Volleyball continues their winning ways, defending SM East 25-20, 25-19, 25-8

SMNW Boys Soccer 2-0 win over Lawrence Lions

SMNW Lady Cougars Volleyball wins the inaugural Janice Van Gorp Tournment with victories over #1 in 6A Blue Valley North in the the semi-finals and De Sota #3 in 5A in the Championship match.

SMNW volleyball wins inaugural Janice Van Gorp Tournament


September 25 ~ 30, 2017  ~  Sports News for the week...

Football ....  SMNW (2-3) over SM West Vikings 35-14!!

In Girls Tennis.... SMNW finishes 5th in the Sunflower League meet

Shawnee Mission Northwest's doubles team of Melissa Schmidt, left, and Katherine Strohm, right, play a point during the Sunflower League tennis tournament on Thursday at the College Boulevard Activity Center.

Boys Soccer losing to SM West Vikings 2-1 falling to a 4-7 record.

#10 Ranked Girls Volleyball bounds back from two loses at its home trianglar earlier in the week with a four set win over Olathe East Hawks

SMNW Girls Volleyball squad falls to Lawrence & SM West in its own Trianglar Meet


September 18 ~ 23, 2017  ~  Sport News for the week...

Northwest Football drop to 0-2 in Sunflower league play to Free State 49-6.

The Shawnee Mission Northwest volleyball team did not drop a set en route to winning the Tonganoxie Invitational on Saturday.

Edy Alvarado and Jonathan Sommerfeld scored in the first half, and the Shawnee Mission Northwest soccer team never looked back in its 2-0 win over SM North on Thursday.

The Shawnee Mission Northwest volleyball team came up just short in the first set of its match against Notre Dame de Sion, but the Cougars did not back down, as they rallied for a 24-26, 25-16, 25-18 victory.

SMNW’s Gomer, Congrove lead area golfer at Carol Gillard Invitational

Shawnee Mission Northwest seniors Cassie Gomer, left, and Maggie Congrove, middle, accept their second-place trophies after finishing as the runners-up in the nine-hole scramble of the Carol Gillard Invitational on Wednesday at the Sykes/Lady Overland Park Golf Club.

Shawnee Mission Northwest's tennis team made a clean sweep of the Lawrence High quad on Thursday.

Cougars fifth, Indians 12th at SMNW Golf Invitational


September 16, 2017 ~  Girls Gymnastics takes the title at Free State Invitational !!

Shawnee Mission Northwest senior Hallie Ross propels herself off of the vault on Saturday at the Free State Invitational. Ross tied for first in the vault and the beam to finish second in the all-around.


September 15, 2017 ~  Cougars football gets their first Win !!

SMNW Cougars (1-2)  36  ~  Grandview Bulldogs  29


September 8, 2017 ~  Cougar football taking a difficult loss to the Lancers of SM East

SM East Lancers  41  ~   SMNW Cougars  0   (0-2)


September 6, 2017 ~  The #4 rated Lady Cougar Volleyball split a pair of matches at the Blue Valley Southwest trianagular

Lady Cougars  (3-0)  over  Emporia Lady Spartans  25-13 & 25-11 

Blue Valley Southwest Lady Timberwolves  over  Lady Cougars (3-1)  27-25 & 25-23


August 31, 2017 ~  Cougars drop season opener with Lawrence

Lawrence High running back Hunter Krom ran for 334 yards and three touchdowns on 31 carries to power the Lions past the Cougars.

Lawrence Lions  42  (1-0)  ~  SMNW Cougars  21  (0-1)


August 31, 2017 ~  SMNW Cougars Volleyball upends Blue Valley North to improve their season to 2-0. 

Cougars  over   Blue Valley North Mustangs  25 - 23 & 25 - 21


August 30, 2017 ~  Crowe leads Cougar tennis over SM South quad

Shawnee Mission Northwest sophomore Michaela Crowe hits a forehand return in her match against Olathe North's Naima Patel on Wednesday in the SM South quad. Crowe won all three of her matches at the quad.


August 29, 2017 ~  SMNW over Wyandotte Bulldogs


Shawnee Mission Northwest senior Morgan Berry winds up to serve next to sophomore libero Rylee Garrett.


August 29, 2017 ~  Boys Soccer wins a close match with Blue Valley

SMNW Cougars (2-0)  1  - Blue Valley Tigers  0


August 25, 2017 ~  Boys Soccer opens with a win over SM South

Shawnee Mission Northwest sophomore Cole Slack celebrates after scoring his second goal 

SMNW Cougars  (1-0)  3  ~  SM South Raiders  1  (0-1)