Stephen Montemayor Community Sports Editor

Stephen Montemayor is community sports editor for The World Company's weekly newspapers and websites in Northeast Kansas. Stephen previously worked as a reporter and photographer for The Shawnee Dispatch. Prior to joining the company, Stephen served as editor-in-chief, sports editor and a reporter during five semesters with The University Daily Kansan at Kansas University. You can follow Stephen on Twitter at @smontemayor.

Recent stories

50-year-old man dead after motorcycle crash in Reno Township
May 21, 2014
Officials are investigating a single-vehicle motorcycle crash in Reno Township that killed a 50-year-old man Wednesday morning, according to the Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office.
Kansas Turnpike fatal crash truck driver asleep at wheel, manager says
April 2, 2014
The 30-year-old Aurora, Colo., man who died when his tractor-trailer crashed into a Kansas Turnpike toll plaza early Saturday morning appeared to be asleep in photos taken just before the crash, his manager said Tuesday from California.
THE MATCH IS NOT FINISHED: Olympics uncertainty galvanizes wrestling community
July 2, 2013
From the very start of the ancient Olympic Games, in 708 B.C. on the plains of Olympia, wrestling was there.
Recreational opportunities abound in Wyandotte County
February 27, 2013
The water boils — and, in winter, little icebergs crash — at the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri rivers at Kaw Point Park.
Montemayor: Don’t tweet your way out of a scholarship
04:05 p.m., September 12, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
At any given time of the day, Twitter and Facebook can be a party — only the blinds are wide open, and the whole neighborhood (and well, well beyond) can see inside. Nowhere is this more evident, and potentially problematic, than among high school student athletes and student bodies at large.
THS soccer defeats Basehor-Linwood after heated first half
Three players, numerous fans ejected after altercation
11:10 p.m., August 30, 2012 Updated 04:40 p.m.
The Chieftain soccer team scored its second-straight comeback win Thursday — this one at Basehor-Linwood — but most of the fireworks occurred before either team got on the scoreboard.
Livestrong partnership with Sporting KC not in jeopardy despite Armstrong losing titles
04:12 p.m., August 24, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Thursday’s revelation that Lance Armstrong would be stripped of his seven Tour de France titles amidst allegations of doping will not affect the naming rights of Sporting Kansas City’s stadium, CEO Robb Heineman said on Friday.
Sporting K.C. wins first U.S. Open Cup title since 2004
August 9, 2012
KANSAS CITY, KAN. — After three hours, it was all on goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen to deliver Kansas City its first pro sports trophy in a long while.
The rising costs of sports: Equipment, travel, fees hit pocketbooks
August 6, 2012
To play the game, you have to pay.
All-Star Game sparks stories of baseball’s past
July 3, 2012
A morning in mid-June, and it may as well be evening in April, or dusk in Colorado at the end of May or, for that matter, later that same June day in Emporia, a two-hour drive from Shawnee. That’s where Billie Thompson will be. A police officer at Shawnee Mission Park going on 29 years, Thompson is off work today, and he’s going to watch baseball.

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Recent photos

Marc Walbridge was 7-of-7 passing at the Kansas Shrine Bowl in July, helping the East end a seven-game losing streak.

McLouth High grad Marc Walbridge warms up on the sideline before the Kansas Shrine Bowl game Saturday at Washburn University in Topeka. Walbridge was one of two players to line up at quarterback for the East team.

McLouth High grad Marc Walbridge warms up on the sideline before the Kansas Shrine Bowl game at Washburn University in Topeka on July 27, 2013. Walbridge was one of two players to line up at quarterback for the East team.

McLouth High grad Marc Walbridge takes the field as one of two quarterbacks to line up under center for the East team in the annual Shrine Bowl Game at Washburn University in Topeka on July 27, 2013.

Recent Tonganoxie High grad Jenny Whitledge won her third state high jump title in Saturday, making her the school's first-ever three-time state champion.

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