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  • Blain scores his 1,000th career point Blain1000

    Growing up, Dillon Blain went to Wamego games to watch his neighbor, Lane Lindhorst, play. “I always dreamed to be like him and play like he did,” he said. Fast-forward about seven years. Blain, a senior on Wamego’s boys basketball team, knew he was close to scoring his 1,000th ...

  • Big first half gives Mustang boys fourth-straight-win

    An 11-0 run to start the game for the Rock Creek boys basketball team ended as a 13-point win as the Mustangs (6-2, 4-1) beat Rossville (3-5, 2-1) to win its fourth-straight game. Everything started with Rock Creek junior Martin Vogts who scored the first eight points of the ballgame ...

  • Second-half collapse keeps Rock Creek girls from first win

    Though they led at halftime, the Rock Creek girls basketball team did not get its first win of the season, falling to Rossville, 50-40, at home Tuesday night. The 10-point margin was the smallest that the Mustangs (0-8, 0-5) have lost by all season, and it was the smallest margin ...

  • Frankfort girls rout Blue Valley

    Tucked along the visitors’ sideline Friday night in Frankfort, Blue Valley Randolph girls basketball coach Matt Schreiber extolled his team, “You can’t be afraid to shoot.” He shouted the words just as his guard, Kayla Pfizenmaier, drilled a 3. The problem for his visiting Rams, though, was that Pfizenmaier’s ...

  • Frankfort boys basketball rides 21-0 run to win over Blue Valley

    It didn’t take long for Jedd Rose to score his first points Friday night. The 6-foot-1 Frankfort bruiser eight of his team’s first 10 points. But it took a while for visiting Blue Valley Randolph to score — the Wildcats opened the game on a 21-0 tear, and they never ...

  • Blain, Nordberg shine in shaky Wamego win

    It’s not often that a 16 point win versus a league opponent is met with the disappointment. But Wamego head coach Troy Hemphill felt his team was iffy in its 65-49 win over Concordia on Friday night. “We had a lot of spots where we were definitely flat,” Hemphill said. “ ...

  • Turnovers doom Wamego girls basketball

    Turnovers and lack of execution in the final three quarters set Wamego up for failure at home against NCKL foe Concordia as they fell, 57-45. The Red Raiders (2-4, 1-2) turned over the ball 14 times throughout the game and were outscored by the Panthers (6-1, 2-1) in the final three ...

  • OU’s Mixon to enter draft

    NORMAN, Okla. — Joe Mixon, the star Oklahoma running back who was suspended for the 2014 season after punching a woman in the face, will enter the NFL draft. Mixon made the announcement in a statement on his Twitter account Thursday. He thanked Oklahoma’s coaches, administrators, support staff and fans. “I ...

  • Riley County girls handle Rock Creek

    After going almost a month without playing at home, Riley County returned to its home gym and used a first half push to beat Mid-East League rival Rock Creek, 52-34. The Falcons (5-1, 2-0) had some trouble getting into their offense at times versus the winless Mustangs (0-6, 0-3) but ...

  • Rock Creek boys smother Riley County

    Careless turnovers and inefficient play on both ends of the court doomed the Riley County boys early, as they fell to Rock Creek, 60-27. Mustangs’ head coach Jim Johnston said his team committed itself to improvement over winter break after early struggles. “I thought defensively we played really well,” Johnston ...

  • Minnesota fires football coach Claeys

    MINNESOTA — First-year University of Minnesota athletic director Mark Coyle fired football coach Tracy Claeys and most of the team’s assistants Tuesday while calling for a cultural overhaul in Gophers’ sports. Coyle gave a blistering assessment of the football program, which has been engulfed in turmoil for three weeks, and ...

  • Snyder’s 200th win tops local sports for 2016 Ku6

    As he often does, Bill Snyder stole headlines again in 2016. Snyder’s 200th career win leads The Mercury’s top 10 local sports stories for the past year. The Mercury’s sports staff and editors voted and determined this year’s list. The Wildcats started the season 3-3 before winning six ...










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