Local sports briefs: Runners blanked by Bulls

The Topeka RoadRunners lost 4-0 on the road Friday night at Amarillo. The Bulls scored a goal in the first period... Read more

Saturday's prep scoreboard



Big 12

Results Saturday

Georgia Tech 66, Kansas 24

#23 Texas 49, UCLA 20

Texas Tech 59, New Mexico 13

Kansas State 37, Kent State 0

#19 Baylor... Read more

Runners win, end Showcase with 2-2 mark

BLAINE, Minn. — The Topeka RoadRunners wrapped up the NAHL Showcase with a 6-1 win against the Jamestown Ironmen on Saturday.

Ryan White... Read more

Runners rout Hitmen for first win

The Topeka RoadRunners earned their first victory of the season by beating the Chicago Hitmen 8-1 on Friday at the NAHL Showcase... Read more

RoadRunners fall in opener

BLAINE, Minn. -- The Fresno Monsters got the best of the Topeka RoadRunners 4-2 Wednesday night at the North American Hockey... Read more

Runners to play in Showcase

After a busy and productive preseason, Topeka RoadRunners coach Scott Langer is confident that his squad is ready to open the regular... Read more

RoadRunners dominate exhibition, 11-0

The Topeka RoadRunners are still in the process of getting to know each other and each other’s styles of play.

It was difficult... Read more

RoadRunners win first exhibition 4-0

Topeka RoadRunners fans will soon get another look at several of the veterans who helped the Runners compile the best regular-season record... Read more

RoadRunners return to ice looking for leaders

With a bunch of new faces and a tough early-season schedule, the Topeka RoadRunners will be looking for new leaders right away.

After... Read more

Kevin Haskin: Injury sent Runners down-Hill

During the Robertson Cup, intermission filler such as video messages and promotional giveaways featured Michael Hill.

The problem for the Topeka RoadRunners is... Read more

Bulls feel at home in win

Other than the Topeka RoadRunners, no other team is more familiar with Landon Arena than the Amarillo Bulls.

That might explain why... Read more

Haskin: Turns out Ice Dogs (ho-hum) fly to road games

Musings at the mid-week:

-- A column angle I pursued briefly in regard to the Robertson Cup was to track down the season... Read more

RoadRunners set to face Fairbanks in Robertson

It may sound cliché, but Topeka RoadRunners coach Scott Langer truly wants his team to take the North American Hockey League’s Robertson... Read more

Kevin Haskin: As host, Runners hope to win Cup

The team MVP for the Topeka RoadRunners -- at least at this juncture -- just might be Don Stone.

The modest owner... Read more

Cup teams expect grueling road to title

The four participants in the Robertson Cup exerted quite a bit of energy while trying to qualify for the tournament.

Now that... Read more

Michigan wins play-in opener

Michigan Warriors coach Moe Mantha knows that staying mentally focused in an unusual play-in series will be crucial.

Mantha couldn’t have asked for... Read more

NAHL play-in game features Michigan, Bismarck

The Michigan Warriors and Bismarck Bobcats will begin a best-of-three play-in series to the Robertson Cup Thursday night at 7 p.m. in... Read more

NAHL'mini-series' to be played in Topeka

Topekans will be treated to an appetizer of hockey in prelude to next week’s Robertson Cup tournament.

It was announced Tuesday that the... Read more

Runners ready for South finale

Topeka RoadRunners coach Scott Langer knows a big and passionate home crowd for the deciding game of NAHL South Division finals could... Read more

Bulls beat Runners in Game 4 to force finale

AMARILLO, Texas — An intense series between the Topeka RoadRunners and Amarillo Bulls fittingly has one more game left in the cards.

The... Read more

Runners win in OT, take 2-1 series lead

AMARILLO, Texas — The Topeka RoadRunners bounced back from a bitter loss in exhilarating fashion Thursday night in Game 3 of the... Read more

RoadRunners to resume playoffs

After a frantic finish by the Amarillo Bulls totally changed the complexion of the South finals, the rest of the series may... Read more

Runners return to Landon Arena for Game 5

After back-and-forth battles between the Topeka RoadRunners and Wichita Falls Wildcats, the South Division semifinals come down to one game.

The RoadRunners... Read more

Runners drop Game 4 in OT

WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Wichita Falls’ Ryan Frost proved to be a thorn in the sides of the Topeka RoadRunners on Saturday.

Frost... Read more

Runners eye series lead at Wichita Falls

After splitting the first two games of the South Division semifinals against Wichita Falls, the Topeka RoadRunners aren’t planning on making any... Read more

Runners motivated as they close out regular season

With the Topeka RoadRunners’ playoff picture already settled, this week’s pair of games with the Amarillo Bulls may not be considered “must... Read more

Runners motivated as they close out regular season

With the Topeka RoadRunners’ playoff picture already settled, this week’s pair of games with the Amarillo Bulls may not be considered “must... Read more

Penalty-plagued Runners trip again

After seeing their 10-game win streak snapped the night before, the Topeka RoadRunners were looking to set the tone with a strong... Read more

Runners blank Wildcats 5-0

Thanks to a few promotions that produced a large crowd, the atmosphere at Landon Arena Thursday night was a far cry from... Read more

Kevin Haskin: Barbs at Runners ice announcer

The band plays a factor in what is carried on the airwaves throughout the North American Hockey League.

In at least one... Read more

Runners near another South title

February had all the makings to be a brutal month for the Topeka RoadRunners.

But instead of being slowed down by a... Read more

RoadRunners win on road

FRISCO, Texas — The Topeka RoadRunners improved their league-best record to 37-9-3 with a 4-2 win at Texas on Saturday.

Jake Lynes,... Read more

RoadRunners rally to beat Tornado

FRISCO, Texas — The Topeka RoadRunners scored the game-winner at the 5-minute mark of the third period to rally for a 3-2... Read more

Runners end road trip

The Topeka RoadRunners will be putting the finishing touches on a seven-game road swing this weekend in Texas.

The RoadRunners, who have... Read more

RoadRunners post 4-2 win\n

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Jake Lynes scored a tie-breaking goal in the third period to help the Topeka RoadRunners to a 4-2 victory... Read more

Runners win in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Topeka RoadRunners rode four first-period goals to a 6-4 victory Friday night against the Springfield Jr. Blues.

Justin... Read more

RoadRunners turn back Mustangs 5-2

RIO RANCHO, N.M. -- The Topeka RoadRunners’ three-goal surge in the first period held up in a 5-2 victory against New Mexico... Read more

Runners blanked in New Mexico

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — Topeka fired 23 shots at New Mexico goalie Marco Wieser on Friday night, but Wieser shot down every... Read more

Runners win on road

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — The Topeka RoadRunners scored four goals in the third period of a 6-3 road victory Thursday against the... Read more

Runners' road trip starts in New Mexico

The Topeka RoadRunners will begin a seven-game road swing at 7:05 p.m. Thursday at New Mexico.

The RoadRunners (31-8-3) also will take on... Read more

RoadRunners blank IceRays 6-0

The Topeka RoadRunners put an exclamation mark on a successful seven-game homestand Saturday night at Landon Arena.

The Runners grabbed control early... Read more

Runners begin 3-game series Thursday

When the Topeka RoadRunners met up with Corpus Christi for a three-game series three weeks ago, the RoadRunners completely dominated the IceRays.

Needless... Read more

Runners hold off Springfield 5-0

Playing in their first game since the firing of head coach Andy Maher, the Springfield Jr. Blues came out motivated and firing... Read more

Runners eye increasing South lead

The Topeka RoadRunners have given themselves some breathing room atop the North American Hockey League’s South Division with some of their best... Read more

RoadRunners ready for Hill's return

Early in the season, the Topeka RoadRunners’ faithful would have cringed at the thought of losing Michael Hill for an extended amount... Read more

RoadRunners post 4-2 win


AMARILLO, Texas — Justin Hussar and Jordan Davis scored in the third period to deliver the

Topeka RoadRunners a 4-2... Read more

RoadRunners hit road

The Topeka RoadRunners will start a five-game road swing at 7:05 p.m. Thursday night against the Corpus Christi IceRays.

The Runners will... Read more

Bulls again top RoadRunners

The Topeka RoadRunners' struggles against the Amarillo Bulls continued Friday night.

The Runners, who have now dropped four out of five games... Read more

RoadRunners host Amarillo

After entering the holiday break on a high note, the Topeka RoadRunners will be faced with a tough task when they return... Read more

Runners explode to 9-1 romp

With the holiday break on the horizon, the Topeka RoadRunners figured they might as well leave it all out on the ice.... Read more

Sat, 12/18/2010 - 22:47

RoadRunners rout New Mexico

By Rick Peterson Jr.


With the holiday break on the horizon, the Topeka RoadRunners figured they might as well leave... Read more

Christie's late goal lifts Runners

With leading scorer and team captain Michael Hill out for the weekend with an injury, the RoadRunners experienced quite a bit of... Read more

Runners hope to keep surging

The Topeka RoadRunners will have a great chance to enter the holiday break feeling good about themselves.

After taking three of four... Read more

Saturday scoreboard


BIG 12

Conf. Overall

Kansas 0-0 9-0

Baylor 0-0 6-0

Kansas State 0-0 9-1

Texas A&M 0-0 9-1

Oklahoma... Read more

Sat, 12/11/2010 - 22:54

Runners win with huge 3rd

A five-goal third period sealed a come-from-behind victory for the Topeka RoadRunners, who topped the Texas Tornado 6-4 Saturday night in Frisco,... Read more

Fri, 12/10/2010 - 23:40

Runners edge Tornado in OT

FRISCO, Texas — Michael Hill scored in overtime to lift the Topeka RoadRunners to a 3-2 victory against the Texas Tornado on... Read more

Sat, 12/04/2010 - 22:47

Runners fall to Bandits 3-2

ST. LOUIS — The Bandits rebounded from a Friday loss to beat the Topeka RoadRunners 3-2 Saturday at the Hardees Iceplex.

St.... Read more

Four straight goals lift Runners

ST. LOUIS — Topeka scored four unanswered goals in a 5-2 NAHL victory against the St. Louis Bandits on Friday.

Nate Milam's... Read more

RoadRunners set for road trip

Topeka RoadRunners coach Scott Langer was hoping his team would use a six-game homestand as an opportunity to get back on track.... Read more

Sat, 11/27/2010 - 23:40

RoadRunners prevail, 5-4

By Rick Peterson Jr.


For the second straight night, the Topeka RoadRunners surrendered three goals in the third period to... Read more

Hot Runners host hotter Bulls

After a two-game sweep of the Texas Tornado a week ago, the Topeka RoadRunners look to be well on their way to... Read more

Runners sweep Tornado

The Texas Tornado entered this weekend's series with the Topeka RoadRunners as the hottest team in the North American Hockey League.

That... Read more

It's all about home for Runners' new player

Topeka RoadRunners coach Scott Langer was just looking for a proven defenseman to give his defense a boost.

It was an added... Read more

Sat, 11/13/2010 - 23:05

Six score in Runners' win

RoadRunners pick up 4-1 win

After struggling in their previous games at Landon Arena, the Topeka RoadRunners were focused on giving their hometown fans a more accurate... Read more

Runners to begin homestand

Topeka RoadRunners coach Scott Langer has spent the majority of the season looking for consistency out of his club.

The RoadRunners' upcoming... Read more

Briefly: Koyotes add new foe

The American Professional Football League, an indoor league that includes the Kansas Koyotes, has officially announced the addition of the the Sioux... Read more

Runners tumble late, lose 5-3

The Topeka RoadRunners, after rallying to take a 3-2 lead midway through the third period, allowed three goals in the final 10... Read more

Hit-and-miss Runners hit road

After losing several key players off a team that set a franchise record for wins, Topeka RoadRunners coach Scott Langer anticipated some... Read more

Bandits shut out Runners

The Topeka RoadRunners weren't able to conjure up the magic two nights in a row.

A night after thrilling the crowd with... Read more

Saturday scoreboard



BIG 12


Conf. Overall

Missouri 2-0 6-0

Kansas State 2-1 5-1

Nebraska 1-1 5-1

Iowa State 1-2 3-4... Read more

Runners fall in shootout

The Amarillo Bulls defeated the Topeka RoadRunners 5-4 in a shootout after Topeka blew a 4-1 lead Saturday at Amarillo.

Amarillo won... Read more

Runners fall in Amarillo

AMARILLO, Texas — Two third-period goals by the Bulls closed out a 4-2 Amarillo victory over Topeka in a North American Hockey... Read more

Runners’ road trip continues

The Topeka RoadRunners will continue a four-game road swing this weekend when they take on the Amarillo Bulls at 7 tonight and... Read more

Saturday sports scoreboard




Results Saturday

#19 S. Carolina 35, #1 Alabama 21

#2 Ohio State 38, Indiana 10

#3 Oregon... Read more

Briefs: KU VB upsets No. 10 ISU

Melissa Manda had a career-high 32 digs Saturday to lead the Kansas volleyball team to a 25-14, 25-23, 20-25, 25-17 upset of... Read more

Runners sweep Wichita Falls

WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Ryan White scored two goals and Andrew O'Leary had a goal and an assist Saturday as the Topeka... Read more

Runners rally late in Texas

WICHITA FALLS, Texas — A two-goal outburst in the third period clinched the Topeka RoadRunners' 6-3 victory Friday night against Wichita Falls.... Read more

Saturday scoreboard



BIG 12


Conf. Overall

Kansas State 1-0 4-0

Iowa State 1-1 3-2

Nebraska 0-0 4-0

Missouri 0-0 4-0... Read more

No rebound; Runners fall again

More often than not, the Topeka RoadRunners have been able to respond to lackluster performances in impressive fashion during the past three... Read more

Runners at home -- finally

Between opening the season with a tough schedule and having limited practice ice, it is safe to say the Topeka RoadRunners feel... Read more

Runners kick Bandits, 4-2

CHESTERFIELD, Mo. — The Topeka RoadRunners turned things around Saturday.

Topeka's North American Hockey League team beat the St. Louis Bandits 4-2,... Read more

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