high school sports http://kcur.org en Lured By The Fastball, Young Baseball Players Injured More Than Ever http://kcur.org/post/lured-fastball-young-baseball-players-injured-more-ever <p></p><p>More high-profile major league baseball pitchers have been sidelined by season-ending elbow injuries this year than ever before. But this epidemic is not just a big league concern. Young players, lured by the fastball, are getting hurt, too.</p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 12:55:46 +0000 Greg Echlin 56921 at http://kcur.org Lured By The Fastball, Young Baseball Players Injured More Than Ever Concussion Debate Sparks New Treatments http://kcur.org/post/concussion-debate-sparks-new-treatments <p>Three years ago, a Spring Hill High football player collapsed on the field after a stunning play. The cause? Brain hemorrhaging due to a concussion that went unrecognized and untreated.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">With sports-related brain injuries on the rise, many are calling for major safety reforms and a new approach to handle the problem.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 16:43:26 +0000 Steve Kraske, Beth Lipoff & Cody Newill 49853 at http://kcur.org Concussion Debate Sparks New Treatments St. Mary's Final Basketball Season Comes To An End http://kcur.org/post/st-marys-final-basketball-season-comes-end <p>Four basketball games took place last Friday at the <a href="http://www.stmhs.org/">St. Mary’s High School</a> gymnasium in Independence for the last time.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.diocese-kcsj.org/">The Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph</a> announced last month the school will close at the end of the school year because of declining enrollment.&nbsp; It has been around for 160 years.</p><p>The captain of the cheerleaders, a senior, shares her thoughts. Her name is Emily Echlin, the daughter of KCUR sports contributor Greg Echlin.</p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 01:28:27 +0000 Greg Echlin 32371 at http://kcur.org St. Mary's Final Basketball Season Comes To An End