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  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...










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