Saturday, October 10, 2015


  • Area Schools | June 16, 2015

    KSHSAA moves to 5K in girls’ XC

    At its June meeting, the KSHSAA Executive Board voted to increase the distance from 4K to 5K in all postseason cross country races, effective this coming school year. Previously, girls ran a 4K while boys ran a 5K at regional and state meets, but that

  • Area Schools | June 02, 2015

    Pitching trio leads Rock Creek to state title


    TOPEKA — After Rock Creek beat Rossville with Justin Reiss on the mound last month, Mustangs coach Shane Sieben had a plan. Reiss, the team’s No. 3 pitcher after Caleb Rogge and Shilo Schaake, had helped the Mustangs lock up the Mid-East League title with a

  • Area Schools | June 01, 2015

    Rock Creek baseball wins first-ever state title

    TOPEKA — The Rock Creek baseball team won its first state title in baseball with its Class 4A-Division II championship Monday afternoon at Hummer Sports Park. The Mustangs beat Concordia in the title game, 2-0. The Mustangs got only five hits in the win, but held

  • Area Schools | June 01, 2015

    Rock Creek baseball wins semi, 1-0


    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 first base narrowly allowed Carson

  • Area Schools | June 01, 2015

    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 — took out Prairie View 3-0

  • Area Schools | June 01, 2015

    Mustang baseball beats Colby in quarters


    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 field, it didn’t mean

  • Area Schools | May 31, 2015

    Smith’s perfect day leads Mustangs to runner-up finish


    WICHITA — Only one other Class 1A team besides the Valley Heights boys scored more than 40 points over the weekend at the state track meet. The Mustangs’ Elijah Smith put up 40 all on his own. After winning two golds as a sophomore and three as a

  • Area Schools | May 31, 2015

    Riverton wins Class 3A baseball title at Tointon

    Despite entering the tournament as the No. 8 seed, Riverton won three straight games to claim the Class 3A title at Tointon Family Stadium on Friday. Riverton jumped out to an 8-0 lead over sixth-seeded Wellsville in the championship game, and held off a late comeback

  • Area Schools | May 28, 2015

    Zabel not slowed by rare condition

    FLUSH — Athletics are everything to Rock Creek junior Michael Zabel. But there was a time when he considered giving it all up. Zabel, who will compete for a Class 4A medal in discus on Saturday in Wichita, suffers from a heart condition called ventricular tachycardia,

  • Area Schools | May 28, 2015

    Hatesohl leads Blue Valley into state meet

    League track 114.phatch

    Georgia Hatesohl is one of those all-around athletes who cares more about the challenge than winning. Though, she wins plenty, too. The Blue Valley sophomore — joined by teammate Katie Hutson and the boys’ team’s Chase Carey — will compete this weekend in Class 1A at

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