Skateboarder goes cross country for good causes

Posted March 25, 2014 at 11:00 pm


Northeast News
March 26, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Missouri – In 2013, Brian Zygmontowicz got the wheels rolling on a unique career.

After quitting his job, he thought of a way to help people while also traveling and doing something he’s always loved, skateboarding.

In May 2013, he began his quest with the idea to circumnavigate the United States border on a skateboard. He began in Brunswick, Maine, made his way south and around through Key West, Fla., before heading back home for new gear to take through Texas. Now, he’s heading back home to East Lansing, Mich., – via Kansas City, Saint Louis and Ohio – to prepare for his next trek from San Diego to Vancouver this summer.

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    Extreme sports athletes bring positive message to NEHS

    Northeast News
    September 12, 2013

    “We came with a message and we came to represent our sport,” the announcer said as students gathered around the half-pipe.

    Music blared at the Northeast High School football field as the extreme sports athletes flipped and twisted in the air, making their tricks look effortless. These were renowned professional athletes and included Jimmy Walker (BMX), Trevor Meyer (BMX), Mykel Larrin (BMX), Eito Yasutoko (inline skater) and Paul Luc Ronchetti (skateboarder). They’ve competed in the X Games and countless competitions and taken home gold medals.

    On Sept. 10,

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    Races to affect Kansas City traffic this weekend

    Northeast News
    August 16, 2013

    The City of Kansas City, Mo., is notifying motorists that a run and triathlon/duathlon will affect traffic on the mornings of Saturday, Aug. 17 and Sunday, Aug. 18.

    The Rivalry Run will begin on Saturday, Aug. 17, outside the Sprint Center (Grand Boulevard and 13th Street). Rolling road closures will take place from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on the following race route: south on Grand Boulevard until it curves onto Main Street; north on Main Street; east on 20th Street; and north on Grand Boulevard to finish at the Sprint Center. Police will let traffic cross when

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    MR340 kicks off at Kaw Point, more than 500 paddlers compete

    Northeast News
    July 23, 2013

    More than 500 paddlers in canoes and kayaks took off from Kansas City’s Kaw Point earlier this morning as part of the MR340 endurance race.

    Held annually, the race spans 340 miles across Missouri, beginning in Kansas City and ending in St. Charles. Participants are given 88 hours to complete the course. Last year, only two-thirds of the teams completed the challenge.

    Along the route are nine checkpoints, where participants are required to sign in and sign out.

    The average current along the river is 3 miles per hour and

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    Rock the Parkway to impact Ward Parkway area traffic

    Northeast News
    April 8, 2013

    Traffic flow along Ward Parkway will be impacted this weekend due to the Burns & McDonnell Rock the Parkway half-marathon/5K run which benefits Science City at Union Station. The marathon/run will begin at 7 a.m. Saturday, April 13.

    The route for the run will begin at the Burns & McDonnell headquarters, 9400 Ward Parkway, and will travel north along Ward Parkway to circle Loose Park via West 57th Terrace, Belleview Avenue, West 61st Street, Pennsylvania Avenue, West 55th Street, Wornall Road, West 51st Street, West 52nd Street, Summit Street and West 56th Street. Runners will then go south

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    Discounted Royals tickets for Jackson County residents

    Northeast News
    April 4, 2013

    This baseball season, Jackson County residents will be able to score discounted Kansas City Royals tickets. The discount will be available in selected sections for 20 home games this season and can be purchased online or at the Kauffman Stadium box office.

    To secure the discount, those wishing to purchase tickets must have a billing address with a Jackson County zip code.

    For more information or to purchase the specially priced tickets, visit www.royals.com/jackson or call 816-504-4040.

    Kansas City to close streets for Big 12 Basketball and 5K Fun Run

    Northeast News
    March 8, 2013

    A number of Kansas City streets will be temporarily closed next week for the Phillips 66 Big 12 Men’s Basketball Championships and the Big 12 5K Fun Run and Family Stroll.

    Kansas City will host the Big 12 championships on March 13 to 16, an event that attracts thousands of fans.

    Streets closures are as follows:
    •Grand Boulevard (between 13th Street and Truman Road): closed from 10 a.m. on Monday, March 11 through midnight Sunday, March 17
    •14th Street (between Walnut Street and Grand Boulevard): closed from 10 a.m. on Monday, March 11 through midnight Sunday, March 17
    •Walnut Street (between

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    Della Lamb – undefeated again

    Northeast News
    January 9, 2013 

    Della Lamb Saints Football can be described in one word: unstoppable.

    For three years in a row, the team has earned a pristine record, totaling 47 wins and zero losses.

    “It’s incredible. I’m enjoying the ride,” said David Barnett, a football parent and former Della Lamb assistant coach.

    The 21-player fourth grade team traveled to North Little Rock, Ark., last November and won the championship game at the 2012 Arkansas State

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    NEHS Vikings football honored for outstanding season

    Northeast News
    November 28, 2012 

    Northeast High School Vikings varsity football finally tackled the losing mentality that followed them around for years. Last year, they won one game and the year before that, zero.

    This year, they proved they’re a team to be reckoned with and ended the season with a 7-4 record, the first winning season in years.

    Their biggest feat this year, however, was winning the Interscholastic League Championship outright for the first time since 1952.

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    Endurance Run to create road closures throughout KC and Northeast Nov. 17

    Northeast News
    November 15, 2012

    A number of Kansas City streets will be closed this Saturday for The North Face Midwest Regional Endurance Challenge.

    Fifteen minutes prior to each race start, there will be rolling street closures. Streets will reopen following the last runner of each race. However, if there is a break between runners, vehicles may cross the intersection.
    The race will start at 7 a.m. with the 50K followed by the marathon at 7:05 a.m., the  marathon relay at 7:05 a.m., the half marathon at 7:10 a.m.; the 10K at 7:20 a.m., the 5K at 7:25 a.m. and the Kid’s Run at

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