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  • 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 ...

  • Wamego boys take down Clay Center, 68-53

    Wamego head boys basketball coach Troy Hemphill thinks the best is yet to come for his team. But Tuesday night’s product was pretty good, too. Three Red Raiders (5-0) finished in double figures as Wamego beat Clay Center, 68-53. Wamego led by as much as 22 during the game, but ...

  • Hemphill sees room for improvement despite Red Raiders’ win

    Wamego head boys basketball coach Troy Hemphill thinks the best is yet to come for his team. But Tuesday night’s product was pretty good, too. Three Red Raiders (5-0) finished in double figures as Wamego beat Clay Center, 68-53. Wamego led by as much as 22 during the game, but ...

  • Wamego girls basketball overpowered by Clay Center’s size, defense

    Wamego head girls basketball coach Kevin Kinderknecht thought Clay Center was going to be a tough challenge for his team — the Tigers are the defending 4A, Division II state champions for a reason, after all. He was right. The Red Raiders (1-4) lost to Clay Center, 49-31, on Tuesday night. ...

  • Charges dropped against KU’s Bragg

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — Authorities have dismissed a battery charge against Kansas forward Carlton Bragg Jr. and charged the woman who accused him of shoving her. The Douglas County district attorney’s office said Wednesday the charge was dismissed after law enforcement reviewed surveillance video showing a woman repeatedly striking a man ...

  • Hanover boys basketball runs away from Blue Valley

    Hanover seemed to outrun the Blue Valley boys basketball team on Tuesday night. The Wildcats were quick to the ball on both sides of the court, stealing it away from the Rams and pouring in fast-break points. They ultimately won, 82-36. Hanover grabbed a double-digit lead over the Rams in ...

  • Blue Valley girls basketball falls to Hanover

    Blue Valley Randolph girls basketball coach Matt Schreiber believes there are lessons to be learned anytime a team plays. “We’re still working on putting four quarters of ball together,” he said. “You see glimpses here and there. I told the girls tonight that we probably played one quarter of ...

  • Kansas’ Bragg charged with misdemeanor battery

    LAWRENCE — Kansas forward Carlton Bragg Jr. was suspended indefinitely Friday after he was accused of pushing his girlfriend down a flight of stairs and charged with one count of battery. The 20-year-old sophomore was taken into custody shortly after midnight, according to the district attorney’s office in Douglass County. ...

  • Riley County battles to 56-54 win over Silver Lake

    Watching Riley County’s girls basketball team face Silver Lake on Friday night was a lot like riding a roller coaster. There were ups and downs, sometimes at breakneck speeds. But when it was all said and done, Riley County (3-0) came out on top, beating Silver Lake, 56-54. Neither ...

  • Blain, Nordberg light up scoreboard for Wamego’s win over Jeff West

    Dillon Blain didn’t have the best start to Friday night’s game against Jefferson West. Several of his first few shots rimmed out, and his Wamego team trailed after the first frame, losing the ball for a few turnovers. But it didn’t worry Wamego head coach Troy Hemphill. ...

  • Big second quarter lifts Jefferson West to win over Wamego

    Aside from the second quarter Friday night, Wamego and Jefferson West played fairly evenly. The first period ended in a 12-12 tie, and Jefferson West only outscored the Red Raiders in the final two quarters by a combined three points. But it was the second quarter that doomed Wamego. Jefferson ...










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