Topeka Public Schools is shutting down all summer athletic programs until July 13 after a coronavirus spike in Shawnee County.
Contrary to a rumor circulating on Twitter Tuesday, the Kansas State High School Activities Association has not made a decision regarding the upcoming fall sports season.
The Manhattan Optimist Moxie 18U softball team went 3-1 in pool play, but fell in the first game of bracket play last weekend in the Jimmy John’s Freaky Fast 6 Game Smash tournament.
Marccus Wallace believed he already was slightly behind his peers before the coronavirus began making headlines around the world.
FLUSH — Shane Sieben strides through a pair of double doors leading into Rock Creek High School, escaping Monday morning temperatures that already have eclipsed 80 degrees by 8:15 a.m. He hasn’t taken more than 10 steps inside when he swipes his hands under a hand sanitizer dispenser, lets t…
Ask those closest to him, and one of the happiest moments of Matt Becker’s life came on May 23, 2019. Becker was in the press box at the Trusler Complex in Emporia to commentate, via internet, Rock Creek’s Class 3A state quarterfinal against Burlington. He was excited — psyched — to watch hi…
WAMEGO — The sun was just clearing the trees lining the fairways of Wamego Country Club Monday morning when Weston Moody welcomed the third workout group of the day to the Wamego Sports Complex turf.
With just over two weeks until the Kansas High School Activities Association will allow schools to begin summer activities, several area schools have laid the groundwork to get their athletes back on the field.
Four Wamego boys’ basketball players took home five team awards Monday, with All-Flint Hills first-team member Tanner Hecht earning the Offensive Player of the Year award.
The Kansas State High School Activities Association expanded activities allowed during the summer during Friday’s board of directors meeting, though the expansions may take place on different timelines throughout the state.
The Kansas State High School Activities Association board of directors will meet Friday to discuss possible policy changes stemming from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Looks like the Centennial League is dead, or at least dying. Shawnee Heights has left, and Topeka West is leaving. Seaman appears headed out the door. Highland Park and Hayden may not be too far behind, according to published reports.
Fourteen area basketball players finished their seasons on a high note, earning spots on the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association’s all-state teams. Eight area girls made the teams to go along with six boys.
Wabaunsee, Rock Creek and Riley County combined to put 10 girls basketball players on the All Mid-East League first team and honorable mention rosters.
Rock Creek, Riley County and Wabaunsee combined to put seven boys’ basketball players on the Mid-East League All-League first team. The schools also had four combined players earn honorable mention.
The Kansas State High School Activities Association canceled all spring sports competitions, championships and festivals for the remainder of the school year, according to a release forwarded to The Mercury by a source Wednesday.
Following Gov. Laura Kelly’s order Tuesday that all Kansas schools are to close in-person classes for the remainder of the semester, high school athletics across the state are on uncertain footing as to whether or not they will continue for the spring season.
Eight boys and girls basketball players were named to the All-Twin Valley League first teams over the weekend. Valley Heights and Blue Valley-Randolph each had three players make the teams, while Frankfort had two.
The Kansas State High School Activities Association suspended all spring sports across the state through March 22 to combat the spread of COVID-19.
The Valley Heights boys’ basketball team might as well have been trying to see through a brick wall as get easy looks at the basket Thursday night. Bishop Seabury Academy’s frantic defense slowed the Mustangs offensively, rolling to a 72-45 win in the first round of the boys Class 2A state t…
WICHITA — Wichita’s Hardy Williams has been attending the KSHSAA state basketball tournament for the last 30 years. He’d never seen anything like Thursday.
Turns out when two fast-paced, aggressive teams get together in the opening round of the state playoffs, things can get pretty physical.
HOYT — Sarah Thomson wore an exasperated expression as she raised two arms behind her head. Clapped once. Riley County coach Harold Oliver shouted words of encouragement at his senior, who nodded, but the reality was beginning to set in.
The Rock Creek boys’ basketball team saw its season end earlier than expected Thursday night. St. Marys, a decided underdog, topped Rock Creek 68-57 in the sub-state semifinals at Royal Valley High School in Hoyt.
MULVANE — The Wamego Red Raiders saw their basketball season come to an end at the hands of Mulvane, losing on the road, 64-43, Tuesday night.
RILEY — One thing changed when the Riley County girls opened Class 3A sub-state action with a home matchup with Royal Valley Tuesday night.
The Manhattan Christian Homes in Educational Fellowship homeschool boys’ basketball team won the Kansas Christian Athletic Association 2A state tournament last weekend in Junction City.
FLUSH — Dawson Zenger was on, like he often is, but that was hardly the best part about the way Rock Creek started its Class 3A sub-state opener against Santa Fe Trail Monday night.
SALINA — Elisa Robinson’s reaction to becoming the first girls 191-pound champion in Kansas history made it seem as though it was preordained.
The Wamego boys’ and girls’ basketball teams split their Tuesday match ups against Marysville, with the girls’ team winning 37-33 and the boys’ team losing 62-59.