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        City Year Kansas City has provided students with the opportunity to participate in after school programs. This year, the program initiated Central Academy of Excellence’s first Step Team. The CAE Step Team uses their skills to promote school and team spirit, creativity and a chance for students to enhance the unity


Shaquille Boga, JV Head Coach Coach Boga enters his 2nd season as JV head coach at a different program. A St. Louis native, Boga has several Midwest ties from him being all over the US playing and now coaching. Last season Boga was at McCluer South Berkeley where he led the JV team to a


Central Basketball has arguably the richest basketball tradition in the state of Missouri. For many decades, each Central Basketball roster was filled with talent but there is still debate on which team is considered the best team of all time.  The state championship team from ’79, the team of ’99 with Micheal Watson or is


Over the course of Coach Bush’s long tenure at Central, he had over 30 seasons of arguably the most talented basketball teams in the state of Missouri. He totaled 799 wins, 12 state appearances and 1 state title in 1979. Coach Young had an opportunity to talk to the 2003 Missouri Hall of Fame inductee

Get Your J’s Ready, Basketball Tryouts are Coming Soon

The weather is beginning to turn and the cool mornings mean only one thing.  The 2017-2018 basketball season is just around the corner with only 28 days until tryouts!  I am looking forward to my first season as the men’s basketball coach at Central Academy of Excellence.  We had a good summer building skill, but

Coach Darrin Young is Ready to Take Central Basketball to the Next Level

Coaching the game of basketball and playing the game of basketball is Coach Young’s passion. He has been blessed with the abilities to play the game of basketball. Coach Young feels that his knowledge of the game is gradually increasing as he has learned so much from the coaches and mentors that he has had

Where Are the Toughest Places to Play? Nominate Now:

We here at VNN are doing a feature for our national media site highlighting the toughest places to play in all of high school sports and we want to hear from YOU what Stadium/Field/Gym/Course/Venue is the toughest to play and why? Loading… Be on the lookout for the final feature coming soon on!   Presented by:

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You know the stories – Tom Brady in Super Bowl LI, LeBron and Kyrie Irving in the 2016 NBA Finals, Landon Donovan vs. Algeria at the 2010 World Cup, 2015’s 2nd ‘Serena Slam,’ all unbelievable performances by athletes in un-winnable environments. Work hard in the first three quarters and often you’ll come away the victor,