Crash reported near construction area on I-70

A crash was reported near a construction area from eastbound I-70 to northbound I-635 on early Sunday morning, according to a trooper’s report.

The one-vehicle accident took place as a Chevrolet Traverse was driving at 4:15 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, from westbound I-70 to northbound I-635 on the ramp, according to a Kansas Turnpike Authority trooper’s report.

The Traverse was on the exit ramp from eastbound I-70 to northbound I-635 when it drifted to the left into a closed construction area and struck several cones and a metal road barricade, the trooper’s report stated. The Traverse then traveled off the right side of the ramp and struck the base of an overhead sign post with the front end, the report stated.

The driver of the Traverse, a 39-year-old Bonner Springs woman, had a possible minor injury and was taken to a hospital, according to the trooper’s report.

Braves get first season win against Wildcats, 31-12

Bonner Springs senior quarterback Kahliek Rainey tried to stiff-arm his way past Washington senior Amarion Womack. Rainey had one running and one passing touchdown in the 31-12 win by the Braves. (Photo copyright 2022 by Brian Turrel)

by Brian Turrel

The Bonner Springs Braves overcame early turnovers to earn a 31-12 win over the Washington Wildcats in Bonner Springs on Friday. The win is the first in head coach Byron Mays’s tenure with the team and moves Bonner to 1-2 on the season.

The Wildcats scored first, taking advantage of a short field and scoring on a strike from Ja’Quarey Williams to Jeremiah Miller for a 6-0 lead. The Wildcats got an interception and drove down to the Bonner Springs 15-yard line on their next possession but weren’t able to convert the opportunity.

The Braves moved into the second quarter with a 6-0 deficit, but quickly got back on top with a 35-yard touchdown pass from Kahliek Rainey to Dainan Whetstone. Whetstone was nearly tackled at the 5-yard line but with a second and third effort willed himself into the end zone.

Desmon Williams ran in the 2-point conversion for an 8-6 Bonner Springs lead.

The Braves got into an offensive rhythm, running Peyton Parks behind the left side of the offensive line for consistent gains and first downs. The Braves finished the drive on a 1-yard quarterback sweep from Rainey.

Rainey connected with Bryce Wendt on the 2-point conversion for a 16-6 advantage.

Kicker Hayden Hernandez set the Braves on a short field with a well-executed on-side kick on the ensuing kickoff. Parks gave the Braves a three-score lead on a 2-yard scoring run, set up by a long run from Rainey. The Braves converted the 2-point conversion for a 24-6 lead that they held to the half.

The third quarter saw the teams battle for position, with neither getting the upper hand.

In the fourth quarter, Washington took advantage of a short punt to start on the Bonner Springs 44-yard line. A few plays later, a 20-yard pass to Amarion Womack set up a 5-yard touchdown run by JohVonte’ Ross.

Bonner Springs hit back with 5 minutes remaining in the game. Starting at the Washington 45-yard line after a penalty, Rainey hit Wyatt Caldwell for a 30-yard gain, followed by a 6-yard touchdown run from Parks. Hernandez converted the extra point attempt for the final 31-12 score.

The end of the game was marred by an injury to Washington’s Chaddrick Jones, who was hit under the chin on the final touchdown play. Jones was tended by paramedics, and the teams and spectators spent several anxious and helpless minutes before Jones was transported by ambulance for treatment.

The game resumed, and finished uneventfully.

Bonner Springs is now 1-2 for the season. The Braves play a Frontier League game at Louisburg next Friday evening. After the loss, Washington is also 1-2. The Wildcats play Wamego at home on Friday.

Washington junior receiver Amarion Womack hauled in a 20-yard pass, as Bonner Springs senior defensive back Mason Freese closed in. (Photo copyright 2022 by Brian Turrel)

 

Bonner Springs sophomore lineman Drake DeLeon blocked on a run by senior running back Peyton Parks. (Photo copyright 2022 by Brian Turrel)

 

The Bonner Springs Dazzlers dance group performed at halftime. (Photo copyright 2022 by Brian Turrel)

 

Bonner Springs head coach Byron Mays warmed up the team before the start of the second half. (Photo copyright 2022 by Brian Turrel)

 

Washington junior quarterback Ja’Quarey Williams got some sideline instruction from Washington head coach Camron Smith. (Photo copyright 2022 by Brian Turrel)

 

Bonner Springs defensive back Desmon Williams defended a pass to Washington junior receiver Amarion Womack. (Photo copyright 2022 by Brian Turrel)

 

Washington senior receiver Jermiah Miller leaped to bring down a pass then turned and ran for a touchdown. (Photo copyright 2022 by Brian Turrel)

 

Washington senior Chaddrick Jones slipped a tackle from Bonner Springs senior linebacker Brenden Graham. (Photo copyright 2022 by Brian Turrel)

 

Bonner Springs sophomore defensive back Desmon Williams grabbed an interception in the first half. (Photo copyright 2022 by Brian Turrel)

 

The Bonner Springs cheerleaders performed during a break in the action (Photo copyright 2022 by Brian Turrel)

 

The Washington cheerleaders led the visiting fans in the Wildcat Rumble. (Photo copyright 2022 by Brian Turrel)

 

Senior kicker Hayden Hernandez was all smiles as he came off the field after the Braves covered an on-sides kick. (Photo copyright 2022 by Brian Turrel)

 

Junior quarterback Ja’Quarey Williams threw down field as senior lineman Dmytro Maslak closed in. (Photo copyright 2022 by Brian Turrel)

 

The Bonner Springs marching band performed at halftime. Sophomore lineman Maddox Clary did double duty as drum major. (Photo copyright 2022 by Brian Turrel)

Today’s public meetings

UG Economic Development and Finance Committee, and Neighborhood and Community Development Committee to meet

Sept. 12, Monday, 5 p.m., Unified Government Economic Development and Finance Committee. Resolution of intent to issue industrial revenue bonds up to $25 million for the Sunflower Development Group, 505 Central Ave. project.; resolution to set a public hearing on a redevelopment project plan for the 505 Central Ave. project for Oct. 27; second quarter cash investment report; second quarter budget compared to actuals. The meeting is in the fifth floor conference room, Suite 515, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The meeting also is on Zoom. See more at https://www.wycokck.org/Departments/Clerks-Office/Agendas-Minutes.

Sept. 12, Monday. This meeting starts after the completion of the EDF Committee meeting. Unified Government Neighborhood and Community Development Committee, intergovernmental transfers from the Land Bank. The meeting is in the fifth floor conference room, Suite 515, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas. The meeting also is on Zoom. See more at https://www.wycokck.org/Departments/Clerks-Office/Agendas-Minutes.

Planning and zoning meetings scheduled

Kansas City, Kansas, Board of Zoning Appeals and City Planning Commission, 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12. The meeting will be in the Unified Government Commission Chambers, City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas, and also held virtually. The Zoom link is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87557392555.


The Board of Zoning Appeals agenda is at http://public.wycokck.org/sites/planning-agendas-minutes-staffreports/Agendas/September%202022%20BOZA%20Agenda.pdf. The City Planning Commission agenda is at http://public.wycokck.org/sites/planning-agendas-minutes-staffreports/Agendas/September%202022%20CPC%20Agenda.pdf.


A redevelopment project plan for the 505 Central Redevelopment District is on the City Planning Commission agenda. A change of zone for a water treatment plant at 2443 S. 88th is one of the items on the agenda. Also, the Piper schools have a preliminary plan to convert an elementary school into a high school with athletic fields at 13021 Leavenworth Road.

Piper Public Schools budget hearing

Sept. 12, Monday, 6 p.m. — The Piper Public Schools will hold a public hearing on exceeding the revenue neutral tax rate at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, at 4410 N. 107th St., Kansas City, Kansas. There will be a budget hearing at 6:05 p.m. Sept 12 at 4410 N. 107th.

Edwardsville budget hearing

Sept. 12, Monday, 6 p.m. — A public hearing on the budget for Edwardsville city will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 12 at Edwardsville City Hall, 690 S. 4th St., Edwardsville.

Bonner Springs city budget hearing

Sept. 12, Monday, 7:30 p.m. — A budget hearing for the city of Bonner Springs will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12 at City Hall, 200 E. 3rd St., Bonner Springs.