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2015 Soccer Summer Camps

May 28, 2015 • by Steve Mattson • Center School District
2015 Summer Camps information boys and girls. Yellowjacket Soccer More

Links for Football Scores

Sep 9, 2014 • Center School District
Here are three links for Center High School varsity football scores. More

Belton Soccer Tourament 2014

Jul 3, 2014 • by Steve Mattson • Center School District
Game Schedule More

2015-2016 Varsity Cheer Team

Apr 19, 2015 • by Brad Sweeten • Center School District
The new SWARM More

Girls Soccer Team Camp

Jul 3, 2014 • by Steve Mattson • Center School District
July 16th-18th Time: 5:00-6:30pm Please Bring cleats to be outside as well as indoor shoes just in case the weather is to severe or hot!!! This camp is open to all 7th through 12th grade girls!!!  We will have camp at the soccer fields at Center High School. More

Boys Soccer Team Camp

Jul 3, 2014 • by Steve Mattson • Center School District
Soccer Team Camp More

2014-2015 CHEER TEAM

Mar 10, 2014 • by margo hurst • Center School District


Jan 21, 2014 • by margo hurst • Center School District
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Center Alumni Athletes

To appear on the Alumni Athlete section send your information to Brad Sweeten, Center Athletic Director at


Class of 2012
Nicholas Babalola
Lettered three years Basketball
Favorite Athletic Memory: Winning District Championship in 2010, Conference Champions 2012 (perfect 10-0 record), winning Harrisonville Tournament in 2009 and 2011, voted 1st team All-Conference and 1st team All-District in 2010-2011 and 2011-2012.
Currently attending and playing basketball at Peru State College Peru, Nebraska
Class of 2012

Dalton Ostergard

Lettered four years Soccer

Lettered four years Wrestling

Lettered four years Baseball

Favorite Athletic Memory: Advancing to the Elite Eight in the 2010 Soccer Season, Breaking three baseball records in 2012, and going 35-15 in Wrestling 2011-2012

Currently playing Soccer and Baseball at Central Methodist University in Fayette, MO


Class of 2011                                                                                    


Lettered four years Cheerleader                                                             

Lettered four years Dance Line                                                                  

Favorite Athletic Memory: Football season 2010, going 8-2 and playing in playoffs              

Beating O’Hara in basketball districts at O'Hara in 2009-2010                        

2nd place in Cheerleading districts in 2008                                                       

Hosting state dance and winning State Championship in Kick 2008          

Being crowned Homecoming Queen 2010                                                   

Currently attending Northwest Missouri State University



Class of 2007
Melissa Jones
Lettered four years soccer
Lettered three years volleyball
Lettered one year wrestling
Played for Missouri Valley College from 2007-2009 Currently attending Missouri Valley College in Marshall, Mo



Class of 2004

LeDale Wooten

Lettered three years basketball

Lettered one year baseball

Lettered four years drumline

Favorite Memory: Playing against players such as: Quiton Day, Brandon Rush, & Michael Jefferson

Currently: Teaching at Center Alternative School & Assistant Basketball Coach @ Center High School



Class of 2005

 Sean Thornton

Lettered in Football, Basketball, and Track

 Favorite athletic memory: Late September 2004, Center vs. Warrensburg football game. Center was down 7 to 12 with 50 sec on the clock when Gary Taylor (QB) threw me a 54 yard touchdown pass to seal the game.... against a prevent Defense! Center wins 14 to 12 in a great 9-2 season.

 I am a Para Professional at Boone Elementary

Head Middle School Football Coach at Center Middle School Asst. Coach at the High School: DB and WR coach



Class of 1999
Steve Mattson
Lettered 3 Years in Soccer
Lettered 2 years in Cross-country
Lettered 1 Year in Football
Lettered 1 Year in Swimming
Lettered 4 Years in Track
Played Soccer at Southwest Baptist University 1999-2001
Played Football at Southwest Baptist University 2001-2003 Favorite Memory was kicking a 52 yard field goal against Emporia State, setting the school record for longest field Goal.
Favorite Memory at CHS: In soccer, playing at Pembroke Hill against Kearney High School for the district championship in 1998 and scoring a late goal. We lost but what a game!!! Favorite Coaching Experience: was beating O'Hara High School 3-1 at O'Hara during the 2008 Girls soccer season and then beating them again in 2010 Boys soccer season 6-1. Just a great day to be a YellowJacket.

Currently: Teaching Elementary P.E. at Center Elementary School and Head Coach of the boys and girls soccer teams at Center High School.

Class of 1998
Christian Nord
Cross Country three year lettermen
1997 Senior All-Cnoference / All-District (finished fifth at District)
Favorite memory: Running at State and competiting against the best athletes in Missouri on the most demanding course I had ever been on with two teammates. 
Track and Field four year lettermen
Ran: 400, 800, mile, two mile, mile relay, and two mile relay
Senior year All-Conference 800 and mile
Favorite momory: Running on the mile relay team during my senior year. We missed going to state by one place!
Currently: Teaching PE at Indian Creek Elementary and Head Cross Country Coach...Center High School. 

Class of 1996
Michael Coleman
Lettered four years in Soccer
Lettered three years in Track
Played soccer at MSU

Favorite athletic memory: In soccer, playing goalkeeper on the teams that won the first ever Conference Championships ('93,'94,'95), the first District Championship ('94), and made our first State Championship appearance in ('94) placing 2nd overall. In Track, going to the State Championship during my senior year, on the 4x100m, 4x200m, and 4x400m relays. Athletics was a large part of my overall education. Not only learning how to prepare, practice, and compete for a goal. But more importantly, learning how to build relationships that last a lifetime. Thanks to my parents, coaches, and teachers who helped teach me the important things in life.
Currently: Living and working in Downtown Kansas City for Chubb & Son.


Class of 1995

Vince Conchola
Lettered four years Baseball

Favorite Athletic Memory...senior year in district play and we were down in the bottom of the 7th to the number one seeded O'Hara High School. We batted around in the inning and beat them to advance to the finals of districts.

I am currently married and working for Saint Luke's Hospital here in Kansas City. I play competetive softball for a tournament team, and I am always keeping track of how Center is doing in all sports, especially baseball.

Class of 1993
Dan Coleman
Lettered four years wrestling, three years soccer, three years track
Athletic memories...
Clinching Center's first ever conference championship in soccer (1992-93)
Learning about sports and life from great coaches like Alan Isom, Ed Fritz, Bruce Rehmer, Terry Keaton, Don Bauml and Herschel Cox.
Thanks gentlemen.
Currently:  Teaching 8th grade American History at Harrisonville Middle School and head
coach of the boys and girls soccer teams at Harrisonville High School.

Class of 1992
Margo (Simms) Hurst
Four year letterman
Drill Team 1989
Cheerleading 1990, 1991, 1992
Tennis 1990, 1991, 1992
Diving 1989
Athletic memory..Breaking my nose on the diving board the morning of Prom at the District Diving Meet attempting a Double Front OUCH! but I still rocked my red eyed and all!
Currently: Athletic Assistant and Cheer Coach at Center High School


Class of 1991
Bill Latteman
Three year lettermen in football
Four year letterman in swimming (State Qualifier all four years)
Three year letterman in golf

Football: playing in the 88'-89' state title game in Memorial Stadium/Faurot Field, Columbia, Missouri. The big stadium, large crowd, and a great group of guys I will never forget.
Swimming: It's really hard to pick just one memory here, however I will never forget my first trip to state as a freshmen with Jeff Becker, Jason Bradley, and David Rinker. Those three defined the word crazy, I quickly learned that you only live once so better enjoy it while you have the time.
Currently: Live in Merriam, KS and work downtown for Argus Health Systems as their Business Continuity & Emergency Management, Mgr.



Class of 1986

Robyn (Osborn) Herz

Lettered Four Years Cross Country

Lettered Three Years Basketball

Lettered Four Years Track

Favorite Athletic Memory: I have a lot of fond memories of my athletic career at Center.  The friendships I made and the shared experiences shaped my life.  I have two favorite memories of my 4 years at Center.  The first one happened when I was a sophomore and I helped my team break the school record and win the 4x400 meter relay.  I got the baton 100+ meters behind Southeast's girl and took off to catch her.  I passed her along the back stretch and when I passed her she said "Dang".  I kept hearing her say "Dang. Dang." as I increased the distance between us.  We won the meet.  My second favorite memory was winning the 400 meter at the State Meet and breaking the State record my senior year.  I had won the race my junior year and missed breaking the record by .18 seconds - so my goal my senior year was to win again and break the record.  After my race the timer came up to me to show my time and I was so happy and relieved because I had accomplished my goal and broke the record with a 55.77.

Currently I'm working part-time as a Client Associate at Merrill Lynch which allows me to support and encourage my three children in their athletic and extracurricular activities.


Class of 1977
Brad Sweeten
Lettered one year football and basketball
Athletic memory...
Head Football Coach at Center Middle School
2006 beating Belton (Yeokum) MS after falling behind 20-0 at half
2010 West Central Conference Football Champions overall 8-3 record and state playoff spot.
2010 Boys Soccer District and Regional Championship...Elite Eight appearance.

Maleik Collins winning 2013 State Heavyweight Wrestling Championship
Dalton Presley winning 2011 State Heavyweight Wrestling Championship
Zach Williams winning 2009 State Wrestling Championship
Beating O'Hara in 2010 District Basketball at O'Hara

Back-to Back 2012/2013 West Central Conference Basketball Champions

Back-to-Back 2012/2013 West Central Conference Football Championships

2013 District Football Champions

Currently Athletic / Activities Director at Center High School


Class of 1976

 Robert G. Bacchus (Bob)

 Member of the 76 State Championship Basketball team.

Graduated with BSEE from Kansas State University 1982

Currently work for Siemens in Arlington, Tx

As a hobby, I'm a photographer doing primarily sports photography, collages, weddings and portraits (sports is the primary).

Married to Kim Bacchus

Have two children:

    Brady, daughter, 19 years old, Soph at Texas Tech University, played varsity Volleyball for four years at Mansfield Legacy HS in Mansfield, Tx

    Brooks, son, 17 years old, Junior at Mansfield Legacy HS, plays varsity basketball at Mansfield Legacy HS in Mansfield, Tx

I live in Arlington, Tx (been in Tx since 1982)


Class of 1973

Curt Johnson

Lettered in Wrestling

Favorite athletic memory:  I was too lousy an athlete to say I did anything great, but enjoyed being a sophomore when the 1970 Football team went to the State Championship.  I remember having to hold the blocking dummy as Ron Umphenour and Roland Fuchs, All-State Running Backs, would practice a brutal Wishbone isolation play(was it 34/43 iso?) up the middle.  Ouch!

After teaching and coaching for 33 years in Blue Valley School District, and one more year in education at Center Alternative School, I am looking forward to retirement and other ventures in ministry with Young Life.

Class of 1965
Marlin Roberts
Lettered in Basketball / Forward
Athletic memory...
The opportunity to be a member of one of the greatest basketball teams in Center High School history. Besides winning, we learned some valuable lessons regarding effort, persistance, team play and acheiving goals.
Currently retired...1972-2002 was a counselor and supervisor with Missouri Division of Vocational Rehabilitation; 2001-2005 was Director of Rehabilitation Services for a non-profit agency.

Class of 1965
Marc Swartz
Lettered in Football 4 years (Left Offensive Guard, Left defensive Middle Linebacker, Team Captain Senior Year 1965)
Lettered in Track 3 years (Discus and Shot Put)
Athletic memory...
Beating Topeka High School. They were undefeated and very highly ranked in Kansas. It was a long and extremely satisfying bus ride home!
Currently retired...Spent 41 years as an Engineering/Construction Project Manager/Director. Building large grass roots industrial facilities. Twelve of those years were spent internationally.
Living in Maine

Class of 1965
Bill Lyman
Football 3 years (End/DBack)
Indoor Track 3 years (Broadjump)
Outdoor Track 3 years (Broadjump/1/4 mile run)
Athletic memory...
Scoring two touchdowns against Topeka on passes from Mike Rimel.
Beating Central in the Broadjump at the William Chrisman Relays with O'Shea and Brown.
Having terrific coaches that taught us more than just sports.
Thanks, Duane and Bob
Currently retired...from General Motors after working 42.4 years at the Fairfax Assembly Plant in KCK. as Supervisor, General Supervisor and Quality Engineer. Living in Florida. 

Class of 1965
Mike Rimel
Lettered in Football (QB), Basketball (G), and Track (Hurdles)
Played quarterback at Missouri Southern University
Athletic memory...
Going to State Basketball Championship in St. Louis. Going 31-1 in one season, which I believe has not been surpassed.
Currently retired...Owner/Operator Allstate Mechanical Inc. 1975-1985, Owner/Operator Lakeside Plumbing Inc. 1988-1999

Class of 1965
Terry Thompson
Lettered in Football (L Halfback, R D-Back), Basketball (Forward), and Track (880 and Mile Relay)
Played D-Back for Kansas State
Athletic memory...
Playing the complete game that Center won in three overtimes against Paseo in the District Basketball Regional game in 1965.
Currently Lawyer

Class of 1965
Bruce Sloan
Lettered in Basketball (Center) and Track (one season)
Was voted to several high school All-American teams
Three year Letterman at University of Kansas (guard and forward)
Co-captain 1969 team
Drafted by Philadelphia 76ers (NBA)
Member of All Army and Armed Forces basketball teams 1970-1971
Signed with Dallas Chaparrals (ABA)1971
Athletic memory...State Championship run in 1965, highly competative games v. Pembroke (Pemday) High School and playing for Max Hayes and maintaining a strong friendship for over 45 years.
Director of Public Relations for Kansas City Kings 1972-1977
Various sales positionsin the food ingredient business
Currently....working for Red Star Yeast.

If you are interested in adding to the Athletic Alumni page please contact

Brad Sweeten
Center AD
Class of '77
Parent '11


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