Chris Marshall

Stags roll to fourth straight title

Miege’s stellar senior class will leave the school without knowing what it feels like to lose in the postseason.... Read more

Manhattan soccer bounces back to take third at state

Manhattan got a taste of what could have been if a break or two went differently the day before.

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Blue Valley West edges Manhattan to advance to 6A state soccer championship

After advancing to the Class 6A soccer championship, several Blue Valley West players shouted to each other, “How close are we?”... Read more

Ground game carries Emporia past West

Topeka West faced a deficit from the very beginning, giving up a 59-yard touchdown in the opening two minutes and falling behind... Read more

Topeka West soccer posts 6-0 win over Highland Park

After winning just once in the past season and a half, Topeka West earned its second victory in a four-day span Monday.... Read more

Lynn leads Seaman boys past Topeka West

Tyler Lynn went out shooting in his final regular season home game.

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Topeka West girls pull away to top Junction City

The Topeka West girls led by just three before Gabby Rivera made her first field goal a minute before halftime.

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Olathe Northwest’s first-half run too much to overcome for Topeka West

For most of the game, Topeka West played well enough to upset one of the state’s top 6A teams, but one extended... Read more

High girls hold off late charge to top Highland Park

The Topeka High girls looked like they were on the way to an easy road win, but a younger, smaller Highland Park... Read more

Miege claims third straight title in rout over Buhler

Miege’s defense on first through third down was stringent enough to stall Buhler, but it’s what the Stags did on fourth down... Read more

Basehor, Miege to clash for Class 4-1A soccer crown

Basehor just needed one second chance to make the state championship game. Now it’s hoping it can make the most of another... Read more

Shawnee Heights rides rushing attack to win over Highland Park

Shawnee Heights made clear its intentions to run on Highland Park’s defense, and on the opening drive, it worked.

Christian Clark ran for... Read more

High offense breaks through in win vs. Hi Park

During a 10-minute stretch midway through the first half, Topeka High went on a sudden barrage of scoring opportunities.

Only one of their... Read more

Manhattan rushes past Hi Park

After allowing touchdowns on Manhattan’s first two drives, the third try appeared to be a charm for Highland Park’s defense.

The Scots forced... Read more

Class 4-1A soccer: Miege tops Trinity to claim state title

One day after battling through 80 scoreless minutes and winning in overtime, Miege removed all drama in the first half of the... Read more

Miege, Wichita Trinity soccer earn OT wins, berth in 4-1A title game

It took just three minutes of overtime for Miege to score the game-winner, but in reality, the goal that sent the Stags... Read more

Washburn Rural shuts out Seaman 6-0

The girls soccer season may only be at its halfway point, but Washburn Rural coach Brian Hensyel’s sights have been on the... Read more

T-Birds roll past Lansing, advance to Class 5A sub-state final

The Shawnee Heights boys led by 20 in both halves, only to let Lansing get back within 10, but a dominant first... Read more

Rural girls clinch share of league title with win against Topeka...

A month ago, defending the Centennial League title looked like a tall task for the Washburn Rural girls.

But after a 4-2 start... Read more

Keith fights through injury to lead Highland Park past Washburn Rural

Malik Keith was determined not to lose on his senior night.

The Highland Park guard made five 3-pointers before taking a hit to... Read more

Smith's Trojans get best of Newby, Chargers

By the time seniors reach the end of their high school basketball careers, they’ve seen the same city opponents a minimum of... Read more

Henderson lifts Topeka High girls past Manhattan

It appeared the Topeka High Trojans were putting together one of their best games of the season, with Adrianna Henderson taking... Read more

Hayden rolls past Baldwin in top-5 clash

At the college level, big games are often scheduled on Monday nights to maximize the exposure of top teams.

Hayden’s game against Baldwin... Read more

Manhattan's press too much for Topeka West girls

Turnovers have been one of the biggest issues plaguing the Topeka West girls all season.

So playing against one of the state’s top... Read more

Topeka West boys drop another nail-biter, fall to Emporia 50-46

Topeka West has had a string of close games against strong opponents, but the effort hasn’t been enough to pull out wins... Read more

High boys edge rival West 71-68

The final play didn’t work out exactly as Pat Denney planned, but the end result is all that matters.

Up three with 8.3... Read more

Heights girls score early, often in rout of Lawrence

With the exception of the opening basket, the Shawnee Heights girls were in total control in a rout of Lawrence.

The T-Birds led... Read more

Cropp's third-place finish powers Washburn Rural to cross country team berth

JUNCTION CITY — The city’s top qualifiers for next week’s Class 6A state cross country championship couldn’t be more different.

Washburn Rural’s Cason... Read more

Lightning quick: T-Birds strike game-winning goal over Vikes prior to storm

Kamron Jordan broke open a scoreless tie with 31 minutes left, and a little more than a minute later, the game was... Read more

Topeka rings in World Horseshoe Tournament with ESPN broadcast

Part of the appeal of horseshoes is that people of all ages and sizes can play.

But, as a couple NFL players can... Read more

Class 5A soccer: Aquinas slips by Carroll, earns another berth in state title game

Carroll’s defense kept Aquinas from finishing opportunities with its usual proficiency, but one second chance was all the Saints needed to continue... Read more

Houser hat trick at half powers Rural soccer to 5-0 win in regional championship

Coming off a dominant win in its playoff opener, Washburn Rural got a bit of an early scare against Hutchinson.

The Salt Hawks... Read more

Schroeder shines in Rural soccer rout of Topeka High

Washburn Rural needed less than an hour of playing time to finish off Topeka High, and half of the scoring output came... Read more

First half carries Rural to 4-1 soccer win against Heights

Washburn Rural didn’t waste any time asserting itself offensively against Shawnee Heights.

Darby Hirsch scored 90 seconds into the game, and the Blues... Read more

West boys unable to close out upset bid versus KC-Washington

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The final score is about what you’d expect when a 16-win team hosts a 16-loss team, but for... Read more

Late rally falls short for Highland Park in 51-49 loss to Emporia

Malik Keith’s 3-point attempt from near midcourt went in at the buzzer, but unfortunately for the Highland Park boys, it was too... Read more

Edwards, Washburn Rural boys edge Hayden in OT, 57-52

Washburn Rural’s success typically hinges on its 3-point shooting, but against Hayden the difference maker was free throws.

The Junior Blues led most... Read more

Washburn Rural boys cool after hot start, fall at home to Junction City

Washburn Rural was in control when its shots were falling from deep. But after a hot offensive start, Junction City’s zone defense... Read more

Trojan girls squeak past Blue Jays, 55-54

In close games, the team that hits its free throws will typically come out on top.

Thankfully for the Topeka High girls, Junction... Read more

Osby leads Highland Park past Topeka West, 63-52

Highland Park coach Jason Jones didn’t care who was scoring the points. All he wanted were better shots than the Scots had... Read more

Heights blows by Hi Park, 76-0

Extended drives were rare for both Shawnee Heights and Highland Park in the first half.

The difference was the T-Birds’ possessions ended in... Read more

Rural whomps West after slow start

Washburn Rural had the look of an 0-3 team in the first quarter, both from a confidence and an execution standpoint.

After allowing... Read more

Chris Marshall: Woodland's proud parents enjoy the views

SAN FRANCISCO — Linda Woodland spent much of Thursday and Friday trekking all over the mountainous terrain at The Olympic Club.

Wearing an... Read more

Former K-Stater Watkins in hunt at U.S. Open

SAN FRANCISCO — Aaron Watkins isn’t fond of waking up early.

As a member of the first group to tee off on hole... Read more

Woodland misses cut at U.S. Open

SAN FRANCISCO — Hole No. 9 at The Olympic Club was a bright spot Thursday for Gary Woodland at the U.S. Open.

The... Read more

Wellsville's run in 3A ends with loss to Frontenac

MANHATTAN — Wellsville scored twice in the first inning, and for a while it looked like the Eagles’ Cinderella run through the... Read more

KU fans remain hopeful until end

The night began with anticipation, which quickly turned into doubt as Kentucky jumped out to an early, insurmountable lead. Anthony Davis jokes... Read more

Fillyaw, Robinson lead Topeka High

Nothing drives a coach crazier than a post player falling in love with his jumper and ignoring his responsibilities inside.

On occasion, a... Read more

Seaman boys stop Junction City

JUNCTION CITY — Few things have come easy for Craig Cox and the Vikings this season, and winning their first road game... Read more

Rock Creek hands Caney first loss, 16-8

ST. GEORGE — Rock Creek knew there were some risks to be taken to knock off undefeated Caney Valley.

The Bullpups hadn’t given... Read more

Seaman clipped in Class 5A soccer semis

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Seaman showed improvement in its state semifinal rematch with Liberal, but the final result hurt just as much.

The... Read more

2A: Olpe wins first state volleyball title

EMPORIA — The narrative was playing out all too familiar for Olpe.

Trailing 24-22 in the third game of the Class 2A state... Read more

Foster propels Heights past Spartans

EMPORIA -- Cole Foster kept Shawnee Heights’ lengthy drives alive, completing passes down the sideline for improbable third-down conversions.

However, it was the... Read more

Manhattan strikes West early, often

Topeka West did its best to hold off the inevitable Friday at Manhattan, but eventually lightning struck and so did the Indians’... Read more

Spartans too much for Scots, 60-14

Emporia’s go-to play might be handing the ball off to Derek Gifford, but in Friday’s season opener against Highland Park, the senior... Read more

Norton players lead North all-stars to 27-19 win

The Grad Bowl, an all-star football game for high school seniors, is hosted with the intention of promoting fair play, sportsmanship and... Read more

Heights advances in 5A soccer

For the second year in a row, Shawnee Heights will play Seaman in the second round of regional soccer.

Although the matchup... Read more

Hayden sweeps Seaman

In a game filled with back-and-forth offensive action, it was a defensive stand that lifted Hayden to a win.

With a two-point... Read more

Welch leads Heights to league bowling crown

EMPORIA — To novice bowlers, scoring 100 could be considered a decent milestone.

When Caryn Welch first joined the Shawnee Heights bowling... Read more

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