Area Schools

  • 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 will change. Support for the ...

  • Pitching trio leads Rock Creek to state title Rc22.phatch

    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 five inning, one-run allowed performance. ...

  • 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 the Panthers to two hits ...

  • 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 first base narrowly allowed Carson Zenger to reach base and ...

  • 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 in the opener and held ...

  • 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 field, it didn’t mean his school’s name was ...

  • Smith’s perfect day leads Mustangs to runner-up finish 4.phatch

    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 junior, Smith took first place ...

  • 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 to win, 8-6. Wellsville started ...

  • 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, a rapid heartbeat that arises ...

  • 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 Cessna Stadium at the state ...

  • Mustangs rolling into state tourney

    WESTMORELAND — For many players on the Rock Creek baseball team, the state championship game is a familiar one. The Mustangs just played in the state basketball tournament this past March and are only a year removed from last year’s state baseball tourney. Both times the Mustangs finished second. But ...

  • Rock Creek softball headed back to state Rocksb color.phatch

    FLUSH — Six seniors on the Rock Creek softball team are ending their high school careers the way they started. For the third time in the past four years, the Mustangs are once again state bound. Rock Creek (15-6) will face Prairie View (18-4) at Topeka’s Hummer Sports Complex on ...










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