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Kearney Bulldog Football is on the Air!

Friday night lights and the roar of the crowd are nearly upon us. 102.7FM, The Bulldog Radio Network, will be broadcasting Kearney Bulldog home football games again this year. Kearney football broadcasts were ranked among our largest listening audiences last year. And this town loves Bulldog football. Your message will be heard by increased numbers of on-air and on-line listeners.

Download the Bulldog Radio Network rate sheet. There are sponsorships available at levels to suit any budget. Hurry, because slots are filling quickly. Don’t miss this opportunity to boost your business and support Kearney’s home town radio station.

Questions? Give Brian Watts a call at 816-826-1111 or simply fill out the information at the bottom of the rate sheet and mail it along with your check to: 102.7FM, 455 S. Sam Barr Dr., Suite 109, Kearney, MO 64060

Inaugural Opal Wapoo Gravel Grinder a Huge Success

The Opal Wapoo Gravel Grinder combined the best of both worlds – a challenging, scenic gravel route that started and ended in a town full of hospitality, Excelsior Springs. The race started and ends during the Waterfest, an annual festival celebrating Excelsior Springs’ mineral water heritage.  Riders were led out of town by a 1953 Johnny Popper (John Deere) tractor, and within a few miles they left pavement and hit the gravel roads and journey through the Missouri countryside.  Riders traveled down hilly, curvy, flat, tree-lined roads, past streams, possibly through streams in a low-water crossing, in an area where the terrain was ever-changing.  The ride continued through the Crooked Creek Conservation area and just as they got used to the rolling hills, the course took riders through the river bottoms past corn fields, down gravel that looked like it touched the horizon.  As they rode back into town, the party was waiting at the finish in the middle of the Waterfest, an annual festival in Excelsior Springs.

The riders were told to be prepared to be challenged – the hills were not for the faint of heart!  There was 5,000+ feet of climb on the 100-mile Wapoo race and around 4,000+ feet of climb on the 52-mile Opal race. These gravel routes mixed in long, gradual hills with short, steep hills.  But what goes up must come down, with an almost equal amount of descent!

The top Male Overall 100-Mile Wapoo finishers who grabbed a podium  blazed the course and even better – set the bar high for future course records. Rob Hall of Smithville, MO placed 1st Overall in 5:03:55. Scott Williamson of Lawrence, Kansas placed 2nd in 5:06:33 and Lawrence Simonson of Columbia, Missouri placed 3rd in 5:06:34.

Congrats to the top overall Female finishers in the Wapoo 100-Mile race! Podium spots went to 1st Place Mikayla Smith of Lenexa, Kansas in 6:48:31. 2nd Place went to Krissee Pitts of Kansas City, Missouri in 6:55:59. 3rd Place went to Nan Lueckert of Smithville, Missouri in 6:58:39.

 

For more race results visit facebook.com/opalwapoo.

June 23, 2018: The Inaugural Opal Wapoo Gravel Grinder

Gravel grinding enthusiasts take note: The Opal Wapoo Gravel Grinder combines the best of both worlds – a challenging, scenic gravel route that starts and ends in a town full of hospitality (and free beer at the finish!), Excelsior Springs. The race starts and ends during the Waterfest, an annual festival celebrating Excelsior Springs’ mineral water heritage.  You will be led out of town by a 1953 Johnny Popper (John Deere) tractor, and within a few miles you will leave pavement and hit the gravel roads and journey through the Missouri countryside.  You will travel down hilly, curvy, flat, tree-lined roads, past streams, possibly through streams in a low-water crossing, in an area where the terrain is ever-changing. Cars are few and far between, and folks will wave at your from their fields as you ride by.  You will ride through the Crooked Creek Conservation area.  Just as you get used to the rolling hills, the course will take you through the river bottoms as you ride past corn fields, down gravel that looks like it touches the horizon.  As you ride back into town, the party will be waiting for you at the finish in the middle of the Waterfest, an annual festival in Excelsior Springs.  The finish line will receive you with a free beer and a bite to eat provided by local businesses.  This of course will only wet your appetite for all the live music, great food and hospitality that Excelsior Springs and its annual Waterfest have to offer.

Be prepared to be challenged – these hills aren’t for the faint of heart!  There is 5,000+ feet of climb on the 100-mile Wapoo race and around 4,000+ feet of climb on the 52-mile Opal race. These gravel routes mix in long, gradual hills with short, steep hills.  But what goes up must come down, with an almost equal amount of descent!  Discover the hidden gems in the gravel roads of Ray County, which twist and curve their ways through classic midwest countryside.

For more details, visit https://www.opalwapoo.com/