Area Schools

  • Players defend HS coach after players quit, dismissed

    Shawnee Mission South head coach Brett Oberzan kicked three players off the team after its 21-14 loss to Winnetonka on Sept. 15, according to a report by the Kansas City Star. Five others left the team in protest. Oberzan called Kamau Kimaru, Cameron Union and senior Cody Corbin into his office ...

  • Schulz responds to WSU football flap

    Former K-State President Kirk Schulz, who took the helm at Washington State University earlier this year, responded Monday to the controversy surrounding that school’s football team. Four players were arrested recently for assault and other charges. Since Mike Leach started coaching the team in early 2012, players have been arrested 29 ...

  • Manhattan slams Highland Park, 50-6

    Even in a big win like Friday night’s, there are teaching moments. Head coach Joe Schartz found plenty in Manhattan’s 50-6 win over Highland Park. Several players saw action on both sides of the ball, some for the first time. “We had some underclassmen get into the game, ...

  • Riley County loses to Rossville, 50-25

    Long before either stepped foot onto the field in Riley Friday night, Riley County High School head football coach Steve Wagner hoped his No. 6 — senior running back Garrett Staten — could win the battle against Rossville’s No. 6 — senior quarterback Jacob Bradshaw. The matchup would be huge. It’s one Bradshaw ...

  • Rock Creek can’t overcome early deficit, loses to Wabaunsee

    Despite only trailing by one point for parts of the third quarter, Rock Creek couldn’t hold off Wabaunsee, losing, 26-13. Wabaunsee scored 14 unanswered points on a 3-yard run by Kolby Droegemeier and a 27-yard run by Kameron Wurtz. Droegemeier finished with 138 yards on 21 carries and two touchdowns. Wurtz ended ...

  • Valley Heights beats Doniphan West, 36-6

    Valley Heights beat Doniphan West, 36-6, on Friday night to even its record at 1-1. Up next, the Mustangs face Christ Prep Academy on Saturday at 2 p.m. Rossville 41, Rock Creek 26 Despite leading, 14-0, through the first quarter, Rock Creek couldn’t stop Rossville and lost, 41-26. Skylar White scored ...

  • Wamego shut out by Ottawa, 21-0

    In the moments after his team had just suffered a turnover-ridden, sloppy 21-0 loss to Ottawa Friday night, Wamego High football head coach Lee Weber boomed at his Red Raiders in the post-game huddle at midfield. To the fans still making their way to exits, the indistinguishable yelling may have ...

  • KBCA rosters announced

    The Flint-Hills area will send three players to the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association All-Star Game on the campus of Kansas Wesleyan in Salina on June 25. Manhattan High’s Maddie Mittie and Valley Heights’ Jo Roepke were named to the girls’ roster, while Rock Creek’s Carson Becker will play in ...

  • Rookie coach leads MCC baseball turnaround

    At the collegiate or professional level, playing an entire season of baseball without winning a game is an extremely difficult feat. In that regard, the Manhattan Christian College Thunder baseball team defied the odds with its 0-42 mark in 2015. While the staggering number of losses made the ensuing coaching search ...

  • Seven area athletes make all-MEL softball

    Rock Creek and Riley County each had two members of their team make the all-Mid East League softball team. Riley County’s Jordan Ummel and Alyssa Kulp were each honored by the league’s coaches with all-league spots, while Emily Brummett and Kerrigan Simons were each honorably mentioned. Rock Creek’ ...

  • Carey, Hatesohl medal at state track for Blue Valley

    At this weekend’s all-class state track and field meet at Wichita’s Cessna Stadium, Blue Valley had four medalists among the Class 1A ranks. In addition to Griffen Vincent’s two fifth-place finishes, Chase Carey took second place in the 1,600-meter run in 4:42.33 and Georgia Hatesohl took fifth place ...

  • Valley Heights girls bring home state title

    WICHITA — Though head coach Tony Trimble says he had doubts about whether the Valley Heights girls’ track and field team would win a title this weekend, his team put those worries to rest quickly at the all-class state track meet at Wichita State’s Cessna Stadium. Valley Heights won its ...










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