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Mill Valley defeats Goddard in double overtime to claim second straight crown

PITTSBURG — It all came down to execution late in Saturday’s 5A State championship.

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Emporia State wins home playoff game, will take on Northwest next

EMPORIA — The Emporia State Hornets defended their home hive Saturday.

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Troy whips Colgan, returns to Class 2A title game

TROY — Running back Alex Martinez celebrated his birthday in a big way as the Troy Trojans knocked off perennial power Colgan... Read more

No. 2 Baker completes undefeated regular season

BALDWIN CITY — Leaning on its defense and running game, No. 2 Baker completed an undefeated regular season with a 46-13 win... Read more

No. 2 Baker nips No. 9 Missouri Valley to remain undefeated

BALDWIN CITY — No. 2 Baker remained undefeated and survived its toughest test this season by rallying for a 31-28 win against... Read more

Holton hangs on to top Baldwin

BALDWIN CITY — One word can be used to describe Holton’s performance Thursday night — methodical.

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Sabetha runs past Maur Hill in opening round of playoffs

ATCHISON – The Sabetha Bluejays just felt like running Tuesday in the opening round of the Class 3A playoffs.

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No. 10 Emporia State tops Fort Hays State to retain sole possession of second place in MIAA

EMPORIA — In their final regular season home game, the No. 10 Emporia State Hornets knocked off in-state rival Fort Hays State... Read more

Early play helps Hornets win at Pitt State for first time since 2003

PITTSBURG — For the first time since 2003 the Emporia State Hornets won a road game at Pittsburg State’s Carnie Smith Stadium.

The... Read more

Backfield trio carries Heights past Emporia

EMPORIA — A quick start and a solid running attack led Shawnee Heights to a win in its regular-season finale.

The T-Birds knocked... Read more

Braxton Marstall's late TD caps Emporia State's comeback win against Lindenwood

EMPORIA — It can be difficult to survive trap games, but that is exactly what Emporia State accomplished Saturday.

The Hornets survived.

On paper... Read more

Jacob Mezera's eye-popping passing leads Fort Hays State past Pittsburg State

PITTSBURG — Tackling was optional Saturday at Carnie Smith Stadium.

The Fort Hays State Tigers and Pittsburg State Gorillas moved the ball with... Read more

Big scoring plays give Seaman victory over Emporia

Big plays came in a pack of three for the Seaman Vikings on Friday.

The Vikings had three first-half scoring plays of 60... Read more

Emporia State takes down Central Oklahoma

EMPORIA — Poor field position was not an obstacle for Emporia State on Saturday against Central Oklahoma.

Pinned twice inside their own 10-yard... Read more

Despite turnovers, Blue Jays bury Scots

JUNCTION CITY — Highland Park played opportunistic football Friday, but the Scots fell to Junction City 42-12 in Centennial League action.

Phillip White... Read more

No. 4 Baker uses six turnovers to whip No. 12 Benedictine

BALDWIN CITY — There is something special about college football rivalry games, and that special quality was on display Saturday at Liston... Read more

Hayden rolls to 55-14 win against Topeka West

Momentum can swing in the blink of an eye.

Or with a thrown yellow flag.

Topeka West appeared to open its homecoming game Friday... Read more

Fast start fuels Emporia State's 49-21 rout of Missouri Southern

EMPORIA — Emporia State University’s offense moved fast and furious in a 49-21 win over Missouri Southern, Saturday afternoon at Welch Stadium.

It... Read more

Mistakes cost West in 56-0 loss to Junction City

JUNCTION CITY — Mistakes can’t be made against teams, and the Topeka West Chargers made too many early mistakes Friday.

Two fumbles and... Read more

Hayden collapses in fourth quarter, falls to Emporia

EMPORIA — A nightmarish fourth quarter cost the Hayden Wildcats a road Centennial League victory as they fell to the Emporia Spartans... Read more

School records fall as No. 5 Baker crushes Culver Stockton 89-27

BALDWIN CITY — The action Saturday at Liston Stadium was fast and furious as Baker’s offense clicked early and often in a... Read more

Manhattan proves too much for Shawnee Heights

MANHATTAN — Ian Trapp guided the Manhattan Indians to a 49-13 Centennial League victory over Shawnee Heights on opening night.

The senior quarterback... Read more

No. 5 Baker lives up to ranking, routs No. 6 Grand View to start college football season

BALDWIN CITY — Baker made an early NAIA statement Saturday, blowing out a top-10 team in its season opener.

The No. 5 Wildcats,... Read more

Hays Larks eliminate Kansas Stars with 17-inning 9-6 win, advance to NBC World Series championship

WICHITA — It took more than five hours and 17 innings, but the Hays Larks snuffed out the Kansas Stars to advance... Read more

Kansas Stars win second straight

WICHITA — If you build it they will come.

Kansans Adam LaRoche and Nate Robertson put together a roster of former major leaguers... Read more

Kansas Stars ride arms of former major leaguers to easy opening win at NBC World Series

WICHITA – At the age of 41 Tim Hudson proved that good pitching still can dominate good hitting.

Hudson, who retired from Major... Read more

Thrill of being named an All-Star never wears off for Kansas City's Salvador Perez

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Salvador Perez is becoming a regular at the Midsummer Classic, but don’t think being named a major league... Read more

Robbers drop another game to Great Bend

The Topeka Train Robbers ran into a buzzsaw on the mound Sunday at Jerry Robertson Field.

Great Bend’s starting pitcher Ian Miller wore... Read more

Train Robbers fall to Boom

The Topeka Train Robbers didn’t stay on track for long, as the Great Bend Boom handed the Robbers an 11-6 loss Saturday... Read more

Train Robbers record franchise's first win

In Max Garza’s first home game as manager of the Topeka Train Robbers, the home team delivered the franchise’s first win, a... Read more

Train Robbers swept in inaugural home series

Roswell’s (N.M.) Pecos League team invaded Topeka and conquered Jerry Robertson Field, sweeping the Train Robbers in their inaugural series.

Tim Vranau and... Read more

Train Robbers derailed 12-0 by visting Invaders

TJ Pruneda was wheeling and dealing on the mound Saturday for the Roswell (N.M) Invaders.

Pruneda started the game throwing four perfect innings... Read more

Train Robbers drop season opener 9-4

The first Pecos League season for the Topeka Train Robbers opened against the defending league champion Roswell Invaders and the Invaders played... Read more

Hayden baseball reaches state with rout of Jeff West

OZAWKIE — After winning the Class 4A Division I state baseball championship in 2015, the Hayden Wildcats will have an opportunity to... Read more

Hayden softball advances to state with instant-classic win against Holton

HOLTON — If ESPN had been here Wednesday, the Class 4A Division II softball regional would have been an instant classic.

The Hayden... Read more

Train Robbers fall to Blasters in second exhibition game

JOPLIN, Mo. — Free base runners hurt the Topeka Train Robbers in their second, and final, exhibition game of their inaugural spring... Read more

Train Robbers fall to Blasters in exhibition opener

JOPLIN (Mo.) — For the first time since 1961 a professional baseball team from Topeka took the field.

However, the debut of the... Read more

Kansas Sentinels celebrate military appreciation night by routing CPFL foe

Cameron Chapman, Duncan Lee and Lee Edwards III teamed up to lead the Kansas Sentinels to a 65-32 victory over the First... Read more

Class 1A-I boys: Centralia claims state title with win over Osborne

DODGE CITY — Jonathon Johnson finished his high school career in style and Dustin Talley received a special birthday present as the... Read more

Class 1A-I girls: Centralia tops Waverly for state title

DODGE CITY — In a three-minute stretch, sophomore guard Katie Glatczak took over the Class 1A Division I girls state championship game.

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Class 1A-I: Centralia girls take down four-time defending state champs

DODGE CITY — The only thing standing between the Centralia girls and a state championship berth was Hoxie.

Yeah, that Hoxie. As in... Read more

Class 1A-I: Fast start carries Waverly girls past Thunder Ridge

DODGE CITY — There were no first-game jitters for the Waverly Bulldogs as they opened the Class 1A Division I tournament by... Read more

Class 1A-I: Hanover, Centralia boys win to set up third showdown of season

DODGE CITY — Hanover passed its first test in an attempt to repeat as Class 1A Division I boys state champions.

The Wildcats... Read more

Seaman boys finish runner-up in 5-1A state bowling

WICHITA — Seaman’s youth served its boys team well Friday at the Class 5-1A state bowling championships as the Vikings rolled to... Read more

Washburn Rural boys finish sixth in 6A state bowling

WICHITA — When the Washburn Rural boys bowling team rolled its final frames of the season Thursday at Northrock Lanes, the Junior... Read more

Topeka West boys fall 63-48 to Junction City in final Centennial League game

A hot first half of shooting by Ricardo Erans and solid second-half free-throw shooting led the Junction City Blue Jays to a... Read more

Seaman boys take down Emporia 50-37

EMPORIA — The Seaman Vikings clinched a No. 1 seed for sub-state with a 50-37 road victory Tuesday night.

Viking post players Ryan... Read more

Rural girls come up clutch to down Shawnee Heights

Points off turnovers and clutch free-throw shooting served as the difference in a Centennial League contest with two teams at the top... Read more

Seaman boys hold off Junction City

Known for throwing strikes on the baseball field, Seaman’s Ryan Zeferjahn threw a half-court strike off a rebound to Jackson Cobb in... Read more

Heights girls hang on to take down Emporia

EMPORIA — Blaize Burgess and Jazz Sweet led the Shawnee Heights girls to a statement road win Friday.

Burgess and Sweet combined for... Read more

Shawnee Heights boys dominate on glass, rout Leavenworth

Trey Brown did the scoring and Poncho Freeman did the rebounding for Shawnee Heights in Tuesday’s 74-47 non-conference win over Leavenworth.

Brown went... Read more

Offense sputters for Topeka High girls in loss at Shawnee Mission Northwest

SHAWNEE — The Topeka High girls faced a tough road test Friday at Shawnee Mission Northwest.

Senior Brenni Rose proctored the exam for... Read more

Seaman boys ride huge first quarter to top Emporia

Seaman’s boys rode an 11-0 first-quarter scoring run to their sixth victory of the season, a 56-44 home win Tuesday night against... Read more

Late turnover dooms Topeka West boys in overtime loss at Emporia

EMPORIA — Learning from an overtime loss to Topeka High to close out 2015, the Emporia Spartans boys opened 2016 with a... Read more

Jackson leads High boys to OT win at Emporia

EMPORIA — Just when it appeared Topeka High had squandered a prime chance for victory, senior Machias Jackson came to the Trojans’... Read more

High boys drop second straight heartbreaker at Leavenworth tourney

LEAVENWORTH — Through two games, the Topeka High boys are developing an unwanted pattern.

In back-to-back games the Trojans have played solid first... Read more

Emporia State falls at Northwest Missouri, 38-17

MARYVILLE, Mo. — Emporia State’s historic season and the careers of a standout senior class ended Saturday in the NCAA Division II... Read more

Seaman girls no match for Olathe South

OLATHE — Early turnovers cost the Seaman Vikings in their 2015-16 season opener.

After playing in back-to-back state tournaments the past two seasons,... Read more

Mill Valley captures first state football championship with 5A victory over Carroll

PITTSBURG — Mill Valley quarterback Logan Koch made the most of his program’s first state championship game.

Koch, a senior, led the Jaguars... Read more

Baker backup Brettell throws six touchdowns in first-round...

BALDWIN CITY — Baker’s defense squeezed the Point (Ga.) University Skyhawks like a sweet Georgia Peach, a backup quarterback had a career... Read more

Fort Hays State upsets No. 20 Central Missouri

HAYS — With a possible playoff berth or bowl bid on the line, Fort Hays State upset No. 20 Central Missouri 28-14... Read more

Northwest Missouri hammers Emporia State to clinch MIAA Championship

MARYVILLE, Mo. — Scoring early and often, it did not take Northwest Missouri long to establish its offensive dominance in its 21st... Read more

Seaman falls short against potent Aquinas rushing attack

OVERLAND PARK — The Aquinas Saints marched all over the Seaman Vikings with a 55-21 victory Friday in the Class 5A playoffs.

The... Read more

Silver Lake shuts out Pleasant Ridge

EASTON — Silver Lake’s defense set the tone right from the start Tuesday.

Facing a dangerous Pleasant Ridge team that won the toss... Read more

Butler football earns share of Jayhawk Conference title

EL DORADO — A big defensive first quarter helped Butler County Community College put its first loss of the season in the... Read more

Hayden recovers seven turnovers, wins playoff tune-up game 37-8

With their ticket to the Class 4A Division I playoffs already punched, Friday’s contest against Circle could have been a trap game... Read more

Emporia State defense stifles Missouri Western en route to 17-3 victory

EMPORIA — The Emporia State football team rebounded well from its first loss of the season — especially on defense.

The No. 19-ranked... Read more

Northwest Missouri forced five turnovers to rout archrival Pitt State

PITTSBURG — A dominating first-half defensive performance at its archrival’s home field helped Northwest Missouri avenge a home loss from a season... Read more

Wilson leads No. 18 Emporia State past No. 13 Pittsburg State

EMPORIA — Brent Wilson and John Roderique faced off in an old-fashioned shootout Saturday at Welch Stadium, and Wilson and the No.... Read more

Rural dominates Highland Park 55-0

Like a prizewinning thoroughbred, the Washburn Rural Junior Blues were quick out of the starting gate Friday and finished strong in a... Read more

Baker passing game, defense shine in victory over Peru State

BALDWIN CITY — Baker dominated through the air Saturday — on both sides of the ball.

The No. 8 Wildcats gained 298 yards... Read more

Emporia drops Shawnee Heights to pick up second league win

EMPORIA — A balanced offensive attack led the Emporia Spartans to their second Centennial League win of the season — a 42-14... Read more

Williams catches on quick for Hornets in rout of RiverHawks

EMPORIA — Emporia State, leading the nation in third down conversion percentage, didn’t need to convert many third downs in Saturday’s 55-14... Read more

Topeka High rallies past Emporia

Topeka High struck quick against Emporia on Friday at Hummer Sports Park, but ultimately had to earn a comeback 31-20 victory to... Read more

MidAmerica Nazarene routs Benedictine 41-17

OLATHE — The Benedictine defense received a hearty serving of running plays featuring MidAmerica Nazarene tailback Javon Taylor on Saturday.

The Ravens... Read more

Baker QB Marra throws five TDs in win against William Penn

BALDWIN CITY — In a battle of clashing offensive styles, the Baker Wildcats won a Top-20 NAIA showdown against the William Penn... Read more

Highland Park football unable to seal deal on first victory

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — New coach Faron Kraft and the Highland Park Scots will have to wait at least one more week... Read more

Big plays highlight first half of ESU-UCM clash

EMPORIA — Central Missouri quarterback Garrett Fugate opened Thursday’s game against Emporia State at Welch Stadium by capping a 61-yard scoring drive... Read more

No. 10 Butler County routs No. 13 Iowa Western 40-7

EL DORADO — Butler County Community College’s football squad did something Saturday it had been unable to do in three previous tries... Read more

Washburn Rural blanks Emporia in season opener 21-0

EMPORIA — Mitchell Schurig made the most of his debut at quarterback Friday in Washburn Rural’s season opener. His teammates made sure... Read more

Emporia State, QB Brent Wilson roll to victory in season opener

JOPLIN, Mo. — It didn’t take Brent Wilson long to shake off the rust.

The Emporia State quarterback, who played an injury-shortened 2014... Read more

Benedictine picks three passes in first quarter, downs Evangel 24-14

ATCHISON — Entering the 2015 college football season, pundits showed concern for Benedictine’s defense. However, it was defense and special teams that... Read more

Golden Giants sweep Rattlers with late rally

Cam Huber hit a walkoff single in the bottom of the ninth to lead the Topeka Golden Giants to a 7-6 win... Read more

Golden Giants weather early storm, end Rattlers' winning streak

The Topeka Golden Giants weathered Rossville’s typical early onslaught, then snapped the Rattlers’ three-game winning streak.

Cam Huber’s RBI single in the sixth... Read more

Scrimsher delivers Rattlers past Senators

Drew Scrimsher bested Corey Wright in a Mid-Plains League pitcher’s duel Tuesday at Jerry Robertson Field, with the Rossville Rattlers earning a... Read more

Holmes, Rattlers rout Senators

Zach Holmes returned to his high school ballpark to lead the Rossville Rattlers to a 16-3 Mid-Plains League victory over the Topeka... Read more

Senators, Golden Giants split double header, season series

The Topeka Golden Giants and Topeka Senators played a rare old-fashioned Sunday matinee double-feature with Jacob Butterfield and Ryan Ihle playing starring... Read more

Golden Giants down Senators 8-6 in extra-inning affair

The Topeka Senators and Topeka Golden Giants apparently did not use all of their fireworks over the holiday weekend as the two... Read more

Senators power up to down Rattlers

ROSSVILLE — After two nights of witnessing the Rossville Rattlers hit home run after home run, the Topeka Senators broke out their... Read more

Rattlers use long ball to top Senators

ROSSVILLE — Backing up a solid starting pitching effort by Drew Scrimsher, the Rossville Rattlers opened a three-game Mid Plains League home... Read more

Rattlers edge Golden Giants 10-9

ROSSVILLE — Catcher Michael Higgins led the Rossville Rattlers hit parade in a 10-9 Mid Plains League win over the Topeka Golden... Read more

Six-run first propels Senators past Golden Giants

Patience at the plate and aggressiveness on the base paths served as the winning formula for the Topeka Senators in a 7-3... Read more

Small ball fuels Senators in win over Golden Giants

A four-run fourth inning propelled the Topeka Senators to a 6-5 Mid-Plains League win over the Topeka Golden Giants on Monday at... Read more

Lawrence rallies past Rural in 6A regional softball semifinal

OLATHE — For the first time since a Republican called the White House home, fans and supporters of the Washburn Rural softball... Read more

K-State falls to in-state foe Wichita State

WICHITA — In a season marred by injuries and underwhelming conference play, Wichita State had something to celebrate Tuesday night.

With state bragging... Read more

Kansas baseball uses homers to down Wichita State 11-6

LAWRENCE — The home run ball sent the Kansas baseball team to a season sweep of in-state rival Wichita State.

Outfielder Dakota Smith... Read more

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