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  • Rock Creek softball sweeps Osage City

    The Rock Creek softball team opened its season in dominating fashion against Osage City, notching 14-2 and 16-1 wins. Blair Campbell took the win in the first game, allowing just one hit while striking out four in four innings. Shannon Caffrey came on in the fifth and struck out two ...

  • Weber named new Wamego football coach

    Wamego has named the next leader of its football program. The school has hired Lee Weber to be its next head football coach after former coach Dale Burkholder retired following last season. Weber has been a head coach for 16 years — most recently at Council Grove where he led the Braves ...

  • Area players named all-state by KBCA

    The Kansas basketball coaches association honored a few area players in its yearly all-state teams this week. Earning first team honors were Wamego’s Lanie Page (Class 4A-DI), Valley Heights’ Sidney Blackburn (1A-DI) and Rock Creek’s Caron Becker (4A-DII). Valley Height’s Elijah Smith was on the 1A-DI boys’ ...

  • Wamego’s Page, Indians’ Mall take girls’ top honors Lpage.phatch

    While this season’s Flint Hills area girls’ basketball teams didn’t find as much success in the win/loss column as the unprecedented year before, the area still featured tons of talent and the drive to win despite a tougher road. This year’s All-Flint Hills player and coach ...

  • MHS’ McAtee, Mustangs’ Johnston headline boys’ picks

    Two boys’ basketball programs in the All-Flint Hills region put together outstanding seasons in 2014-15, so it’s fitting that each of them will come away from banner years with major awards. Pierson McAtee of Manhattan High captured the Mercury’s All-Flint Hills player of the year award, while Rock ...

  • Mustangs come up short in title game

    PARK CITY — In most of its games this year, the Rock Creek boys’ basketball team’s height and depth at the forward position has led to a distinct advantage over its opponents. But Holcomb is not your average foe. The Longhorns had every bit as much talent in the post ...

  • Wade leads St. John to third straight state title

    Kansas State signee Dean Wade scored 11 of the last 18 points for St. John on Saturday at Bramlage Coliseum, as the Tigers beat Central Plains, 49-44, in the Class 2A championship to win their third straight state title. It was the third time the teams met this season, with St. John ...

  • Central Plains 46, Moundridge 33

    The Central Plains Oilers overcame a poor shooting performance to win their second straight state title by beating Moundridge. Moundridge led early, taking an 11-5 lead into the second quarter, but the Oilers took control in the fourth quarter and put the Wildcats away for good. The Oilers had three ...

  • Olpe 63, Washington Co. 50

    After losing its first game of the season in the semifinals on Friday, Olpe rallied on Saturday to beat Washington County and take third place at Bramlage Coliseum. The Eagles finished the first quarter on a 10-0 run and then charged ahead by 10 points in the third quarter. Washington County ...

  • Meade 60, Valley Falls 51

    Meade senior Bailey Olvera scored 22 points to help the Buffaloes grab third place on Saturday. Along with 17 points from Jaylin Stapleton, Meade overcame its loss to Central Plains on Friday to get past Valley Falls. The Dragons, who lost a close games to Moundridge in the semifinals, were led by ...

  • Wade ready to continue career with Wildcats Dwade1.phatch

    Dean Wade’s high school career came to a close Saturday night in the same place his college career will begin in just a few months. For Wade, it couldn’t be any better. The St. John-product won his third straight Class 2A title — beating Central Plains 49-44 on Saturday — ...

  • Wabaunsee upset bid falls short

    A strong start gave Wabaunsee a chance to beat top-seeded Central Plains on Thurdsay at the Class 2A state basketball tournament in Bramlage Coliseum, but the Chargers couldn’t keep up the momentum to close the half, ultimately losing 62-52. The Oilers finished the half on a 19-4 run to ...










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