• Mustangs lose in title game, 2-1 Sad12.phatch

    TOPEKA — Rock Creek knows what it’s like to finish as runner-up at state softball. The tears and disappointment following the game, mixed with pride for a great season make for a roller coaster of emotions, especially for seniors who .

  • Rock Creek baseball wins semi, 1-0 Rc2.phatch

    TOPEKA — Sometimes, even baseball can be a game of inches. On Monday, Baxter Springs pitcher Kaid Karnes just barely hit Rock Creek’s Shilo Schaake’s toe to open the bottom of the sixth. One batter later, his throw to .

  • Rock Creek wins two on Sunday

    TOPEKA — For 13 innings Sunday afternoon at Hummer Sports Complex, the Rock Creek softball team was calm, in control and cruising on its way toward the Class 4A Division II state championship game. Rock Creek — the No. 6 seed in the tournament — .

  • Mustang baseball beats Colby in quarters Rcbsb3.phatch

    TOPEKA — After his team survived an upset bid to edge Colby 3-2 in Sunday’s state quarterfinals, Rock Creek baseball coach Shane Sieben said he knew just because his team was the top seed in the Class 4A Division II .

  • Lawmakers should call governor’s bluff

    The Republican-controlled Kansas Legislature would do the citizens of this state a great service if lawmakers were to call Gov. Sam Brownback’s bluff and increase business taxes. A legislative tax bill, whose chief merit would be to make up .

  • If Legislature acts on threat to courts, it could violate the U.S. Constitution

    To the Editor: There seems to have come into being what might be described as insurrection by legislation. It began when the 2014 Legislature passed a bill (HB2338) that among other things takes certain authority from the state’s chief justice; .

  • Ray’s Apple Market delivery is a godsend

    To the Editor: I want to thank Ray’s Apple Market for its wonderful new grocery delivery service. I am homebound much of the time due to health issues, so this service has been a huge blessing for me. Ordering .

  • Yoakam gives Topeka crowd its money’s worth G.w.clift1

    Chuck Berry plays once a month at a bar in St. Louis. He’s 88 years old. But Bob Dylan is still out on the road, and I heard him play a show full of references to age in Kansas City .

  • Wildcats sending 14 to NCAA Outdoors

    The Kansas State track and field team wrapped up the Division I West Preliminary Round on Saturday night in Austin, Texas, with five more NCAA-qualifying performances — bringing the Wildcats’ total entries for the Outdoor Track and Field Championships to 14. Saturday’.

  • USD 383 election deadline nears

    USD 383 voters have until noon on Tuesday to cast their ballots for or against giving the school district more taxing authority. So far, some school board members say they’re pleased with the turnout as they await the results of .

  • Young anglers haul in big fish at clinic Fishing1.phatch

    There will always be moments in life when the big fish gets away. But it’s not every time the missed opportunity can be blamed on Dad. “It was exciting,” said 11-year-old Olivia McComb. “The (bobber) was going down and .

  • MHS boys take 2nd after questionable DQ 17.phatch

    WICHITA — In many cases, high school sports offer its participants the chance to learn life lessons through competition. The Manhattan High boys’ track team learned an important one over the weekend at the all-class state track meet inside Wichita’s .


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