Despite being diagnosed with more than a half-dozen concussions and suffering from migraines and nausea, Jacob Biddle's spirit remains unbroken.
In its second season, Battle basketball is trying to find its rhythm.
Since 1914, Hickman (then called Columbia High School) has used the Kewpie, a smiling naked baby doll, as its mascot. Sure, a tiger or an eagle would be more likely to evoke fear in opponents, but Hickman's sports teams have used the naked baby as a symbol of pride in its 100-year history.
Bruins, Kewpies finish first and second.
Hickman High School senior guard Jimmy Whitt scored 21 for the Kewpies, who moved to 7-1 on the season.
Rock Bridge wins 50-41 against Olathe South High School on Thursday.
The Kewpies girls basketball team beat Smith-Cotton 58-24 on Thursday.
Rock Bridge boys basketball fell against Olathe East on Thursday. The score was 68-56.
After falling behind by 10 points in the opening half, the Kewpies fought back and improved their record to 5-2.
The Tolton High School boys basketball team beat Centralia High School by 30 points Tuesday night.
After a double-digit deficit in the third quarter, the Spartans fought back for a brief fourth quarter lead, before falling 52-50 to Helias.
The Bruins forced 15 turnovers en route to an 81-49 victory.
Led by senior forwards Emily Miller and Katie Storm, every Kewpie player scored in the blowoutwin.
The Battle High School girls basketball team defeated Helias Catholic High School 40-33 on Monday.
The loss was the Kewpies' lowest-scoring game of the season.
The Bruins remain undefeated at 4-0.
The Kewpies' balanced offense had six players with at least nine points.
Tolton defeated Battle 71-46 Friday night.
The Kewpies girls basketball team beat Blue Springs High School 54-51 to advance in the Blue Springs South Tournament.
Battle girls basketball improves to 4-3 this season with its 46-24 win over Timberland.