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Sports Briefs – Ft. Zumwalt West Swimmer Ready to Make Big Splash

Boys high school swimming Swimming is not only fun for Adam Grimm, but a way of life. Grimm, a junior swimmer for Fort Zumwalt West, has been swimming for 12 years. After a sophomore season that saw him place in two individual events, he is poised for a major splash in the pool come November. “He has been spectacular for us,” said Fort Zumwalt West coach Sarah Martin. “He has really rededicated himself in the pool from the summer when he had a stellar long course season and he is one of the older kids on the team, so he ...

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Amateur golf

Marquette’s Frankie Thomas won both of his matches in the recent 2014 Mid-America Junior Cup at Fox Run Golf Club. The Kansas City Golf Association and Metropolitan Amateur Golf Association forged a 4-4 tie in the Junior Cup allowing the KCGA to return to western Missouri with the Mid-America Cup. “It was a great experience,” Thomas said. It was his first time playing on the Junior Cup team. “I was selected for the team because I won the Missouri Junior Amateur and I also qualified for the U.S. Junior Amateur,” Thomas said. “It meant a lot to be chosen because ...

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Elizabeth Leath: Parkway Central’s ‘most productive’ lady golfer ever

It was the final trip to state for Parkway Central’s Elizabeth Leath. The Colts senior made it a memorable one. Leath finished second overall in the Class 2 state championship at Twin Hills Country Club in Joplin. She fired a 76, falling by one shot to state champion Mariah Peters, of Blue Springs, in what turned out to be just be a one-day tournament. The state tournament was shortened to 18 holes when the opening round was canceled because of rain. “Yeah, that was unfortunate because you always want it to be a two-day event,” Leath said. “I got 10 ...

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