Story by Northtown students Abby Gaines, Mackenzi Callaway and Hornet Baseball website editor Chris Kamler
Last baseball season, John West proved just what a multipurpose person he is. In addition to his duties serving as the Hornet's first base coach and preparing for the upcoming fall softball season, Coach West also
Monday was a memorable and emotional night for the Hornet Varsity and JV teams as they faced off against their respective squads from Oak Park at T-Bones Stadium, home of the Kansas City T-Bones.
Officially, the JV team took game one 4-1 and the Varsity lost a pitching duel 1-0. But
North Kansas City High School has had a baseball program since the 1940's. In the nearly 80 years of the program, the Hornets have had 10 players move on to professional baseball or drafted. Of those men, only four advanced to the minor leagues, and of that list, only two