A comeback seemed unlikely with Shawnee Heights trailing by seven in the second half, and near-impossible with Manhattan at the free-throw line... Read more
Miege’s stellar senior class will leave the school without knowing what it feels like to lose in the postseason.... Read more
Manhattan got a taste of what could have been if a break or two went differently the day before.
After advancing to the Class 6A soccer championship, several Blue Valley West players shouted to each other, “How close are we?”... Read more
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
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
Tyler Lynn went out shooting in his final regular season home game.
The Topeka West girls led by just three before Gabby Rivera made her first field goal a minute before halftime.
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
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’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 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 made clear its intentions to run on Highland Park’s defense, and on the opening drive, it worked.
Christian Clark ran for... Read more
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
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
One day after battling through 80 scoreless minutes and winning in overtime, Miege removed all drama in the first half of the... Read more
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
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
The Shawnee Heights boys led by 20 in both halves, only to let Lansing get back within 10, but a dominant first... Read more
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
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
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
It appeared the Topeka High Trojans were putting together one of their best games of the season, with Adrianna Henderson taking... Read more
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
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 has had a string of close games against strong opponents, but the effort hasn’t been enough to pull out wins... Read more
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
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
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
Kamron Jordan broke open a scoreless tie with 31 minutes left, and a little more than a minute later, the game was... Read more
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
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
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
Washburn Rural needed less than an hour of playing time to finish off Topeka High, and half of the scoring output came... Read more
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
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
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
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 was in control when its shots were falling from deep. But after a hot offensive start, Junction City’s zone defense... Read more
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
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
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
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
SAN FRANCISCO — Linda Woodland spent much of Thursday and Friday trekking all over the mountainous terrain at The Olympic Club.
Wearing an... Read more
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
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
MANHATTAN — Wellsville scored twice in the first inning, and for a while it looked like the Eagles’ Cinderella run through the... Read more
The night began with anticipation, which quickly turned into doubt as Kentucky jumped out to an early, insurmountable lead. Anthony Davis jokes... Read more
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
JUNCTION CITY — Few things have come easy for Craig Cox and the Vikings this season, and winning their first road game... Read more
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
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Seaman showed improvement in its state semifinal rematch with Liberal, but the final result hurt just as much.
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
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
Topeka West did its best to hold off the inevitable Friday at Manhattan, but eventually lightning struck and so did the Indians’... Read more
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
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
For the second year in a row, Shawnee Heights will play Seaman in the second round of regional soccer.
Although the matchup... Read more
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
EMPORIA — To novice bowlers, scoring 100 could be considered a decent milestone.
When Caryn Welch first joined the Shawnee Heights bowling... Read more