Severe thunderstorm warning issued

A severe thunderstorm warning has been extended until 9 a.m. Sunday for Wyandotte County, Leavenworth County and Johnson County, according to the National Weather Service.

At 7:28 a.m., severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from Easton to Lawrence to near Overbrook, moving southeast at 50 mph, the weather service said.

This storm is capable of 60 mph wind gusts and quarter-size hail, according to the weather service.

Hail damage to vehicles is possible. Wind damage is possible to roofs, siding and trees.

Bonner Springs and Edwardsville in western Wyandotte County, Kansas City, Kansas, in Wyandotte County, along with Overland Park, Shawnee, Merriam, Fairway and other Johnson County areas, with Leavenworth, Lansing, Tonganoxie and Basehor in Leavenworth County, are among the areas in the path of this storm.

The weather service said people should move to an interior room on the lowest floor of their buildings.

The weather forecast calls for a 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 2 p.m. Sunday. Then it will become mostly sunny, with a high near 74 and a north northeast wind of 5 to 9 mph, gusting up to 20 mph. Between a half and three-fourths of an inch of rain is possible.

For weather updates, visit www.weather.gov.

Accidents reported on wet highways

Three accidents were reported Friday morning in Wyandotte County, as rain and a storm made highways slick.

A vehicle overturned at 7:07 a.m. Friday at I-70 eastbound at K-7, according to KC Scout. (KC Scout photo)

A crash was reported at eastbound I-70 at 57th Street about 7:07 a.m. Friday, according to KC Scout. (KC Scout photo)

Another crash was reported at 7:13 a.m. Friday at I-635 northbound near Shawnee Drive, according to KC Scout. (KC Scout photo)

Montez scores five as Lady Pirates blank Bonner Springs

Piper junior Sierra Montez took a shot at the Bonner Springs goal. Montez took 9 shots in the match and scored on 5 of them in the Lady Pirates’ 10-0 win. (Photo copyright 2022 by Brian Turrel)

by Brian Turrel

Piper High School celebrated senior night for girls’ soccer with a 10-0 shutout of Bonner Springs, but it was the junior class that did the damage.

Sierra Montez scored five goals, knifing through Bonner defenders with quick lateral and diagonal moves. Ryann Clark added four more, showing her talent for keeping possession in traffic. Kyndell Letcher, an indispensible part of the Lady Pirates’ high press, scored a goal as well.

In Piper’s offense-heavy performance, three goals stood out. The first happened in the 16th minute when Montez, playing in the defensive line, won the ball in a duel and started an end-to-end run.

She played a smooth give-and-go to Letcher near midfield, got the ball back and broke downfield, flat-footing defenders and finishing with a clean shot on goal.

The next highlight play was Clark’s fourth goal of the match, 10 minutes into the second half. Positioned squarely in front of goal, she timed her jump on a corner kick and headed it into the net.

Also drawing attention was a 57th minute score from Montez. Finding herself unmarked outside the 18-yard box, she unleashed a blast into the upper right of the goal to put her team up by eight.

The win breaks a three-game losing streak for the Lady Pirates. They finish the regular season at 9-5.

The Lady Braves end their regular season with a 4-12 record. Both teams will await the 5A playoff brackets to be announced on May 14, with regional playoffs to start on May 16.

Ryann Clark raced to take a shot before Bonner Springs junior goalkeeper Alyssa King could close the distance. (Photo copyright 2022 by Brian Turrel)

 

Bonner Springs senior Mercedes Madlock pushed ahead of Piper senior Brianna Solis. (Photo copyright 2022 by Brian Turrel)

 

Piper junior Kyndell Letcher finished the game with 1 shot and 2 assists. (Photo copyright 2022 by Brian Turrel)

 

Piper junior Ryann Clark watched her header sail into the Bonner Springs goal. (Photo copyright 2022 by Brian Turrel)

 

Bonner Springs sophomore Chloie Knapp raced back to cut off Piper senior Mackenzie Jones. (Photo copyright 2022 by Brian Turrel)

 

Piper sophomore Ella Buff was defended by Bonner Springs sophomore Luci Smith as they raced toward the goal. Buff finished the game with 3 shots and an assist. (Photo copyright 2022 by Brian Turrel)

 

Piper junior Sierra Montez slid to the left to get past Bonner Springs freshman Laura Fisher. (Photo copyright 2022 by Brian Turrel)

 

Piper freshman Jessica Hale crossed the ball in front of the Bonner Springs goal. (Photo copyright 2022 by Brian Turrel)

 

Piper junior Kyndell Letcher tried to keep Bonner Springs senior Mercedes Madlock from turning the ball up field. (Photo copyright 2022 by Brian Turrel)

 

Bonner Springs freshman Ginaveve Sopher and Piper junior Avary Ward raced after the ball. (Photo copyright 2022 by Brian Turrel)