The first time Wamego head softball coach Luke Meyer caught a pitch from Red Raiders sophomore Maya Gallagher, he stood up and grabbed a mask.
The only factor that drove former Valley Heights head football coach Tony Trimble away from Blue Rapids was an empty bed.
LAWRENCE — After the fans, administrators, media and 56 players had emptied Hoglund Stadium, only Rock Creek seniors Mason Sturdy and Brooks Whaley remained.
Eleven area softball players earned Mid-East All-League honors this week. Rock Creek totaled the most honorees with five, including four on the first team. Grace Gehl, Brooklyn Goehring, Sophia Haverkamp and Jenna Weers represented the Mustangs (15-9), who advanced to the state quarterfinals.
There will be a change at the top of the Valley Heights High School football program — but the last name will remain the same.
WICHITA — For the Valley Heights girls, it all came down to the last race of the day Saturday at the Class 2A track and field state championship meet: the 4x400 relay.
WICHITA — Sometime Friday afternoon, Riley County senior thrower Ames Burton crossed over from being just a high school athlete and cemented her place in Falcon lore. It’s hard to say exactly when this transmutation occurred, but odds are it happened soon after her final discus skipped acros…
Through five and a half innings of Friday’s Class 3A softball state championship game, neither team had been able to scratch a run across the plate.
In Rock Creek’s first appearance at the state tournament since 2015, head softball coach Jeri Brummett had a special feeling about her group.
Trailing 5-0 in the fifth inning, Rock Creek senior Brooks Whaley descended the steps of the Mustangs’ dugout, gathered his teammates and spoke the words he believed would spark a comeback.
Only two of the 10 KSHSAA-sanctioned baseball and softball tournaments set to begin Thursday had inclement weather force postponements to Friday. And both postponements involved area teams.
The last thing Shane Sieben wants to talk about is capturing a state championship. Not because that’s not the goal — that goes without saying for every team that, like his Rock Creek baseball club, has reached the state tournament.
Rock Creek softball ended the 2021 regular season with four straight losses. The postseason has been a different story for the Lady Mustangs.
The Frankfort boys’ golf team is the best in its division for the second time in three years. The Wildcats captured the Class 1A state championship Monday at Emporia Municipal Golf Course in Emporia.
Thirteen Wabaunsee High athletes qualified for state in 11 events during Friday’s regional track meet at Valley Heights High School in Blue Rapids. The girls finished fifth with 48 points while the boys placed sixth with 43 points.
The Rock Creek High baseball team avenged its 2019 state title game loss Monday, beating Sabetha 7-4 in the first round of regional play in St. George. The Mustangs (16-5) extended their lead to 7-3 with two insurance runs in the sixth inning.
The Manhattan Optimist 12U Diamonds won finished 3-4 while taking second place at the Perfect Game Mother’s Day Goliath Softball tournament in Basehor earlier this month.
Manhattan High’s baseball team won’t have to leave town in its quest for a regional title. The Indians, the No. 3 overall seed in the West, also is the top-ranked team in their regional, which also includes No. 6 Topeka High, No. 11 Junction City and No. 14 Hutchinson.
KSHSAA announced Wednesday that it will consider the implementation of a 35-second shot clock for basketball games beginning during the 2022-23 season.
After months of working with state government, education and health leaders, schools in all 50 states have been given the go-ahead to resume high school sports at some level of competition. Schools in the District of Columbia were the last to receive the green light April 1. This is great ne…
The glass case affixed to the wall outside Riley County’s gymnasium is supposed to preserve every track and field record in Falcons’ history.
Rock Creek’s softball team became the first to beat Clay Center this season during a doubleheader split with the Tigers on Friday.
Rock Creek’s Grace Gehl and Caden Vinduska have each been named National Strength and Conditioning Association All-America athletes of the year.
Wamego’s Lauren Schutter won three events at the this weekend’s Pre-State Challenge at Cessna Stadium in Wichita, the site of the state track meet.