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ESU football looking to finish strong with two home games to close year

Emporia State’s season hasn’t gone as the Hornets envisioned after entering the season ranked No. 4 and coming off back-to-back 11-win seasons.... Read more

Washburn soccer drops double overtime heartbreaker vs. Fort Hays State

The Washburn soccer team fought off several Fort Hays State scoring chances throughout Sunday’s regular season finale, but the Tigers finally broke... Read more

ESU eyes upset of No. 7-ranked FHSU

After a forgettable weekend against Pittsburg State last week, the Emporia State football team will look to make this weekend a memorable... Read more

Hornets eye upset of No. 7 Tigers

After a forgettable weekend against Pittsburg State last week, the Emporia State football team will look to make this weekend a memorable... Read more

Valley Heights volleyball advances to Class 2A semis

EMPORIA — Valley Heights pulled out a pair of three-setters in the Class 2A state volleyball tournament on Friday to earn a... Read more

Washburn volleyball stays aggressive to sweep Emporia State

Washburn coach Chris Herron has been urging his young team to stay in attack mode during crucial moments of matches instead of... Read more

WU volleyball’s upset bid comes up short against UCO

Washburn volleyball coach Chris Herron saw his freshman-laden squad take another step forward on Saturday, going toe-to-toe with No. 8 Central Oklahoma... Read more

Rural survives Hayden rally to claim 30-26 win

After Washburn Rural dominated Hayden in the first half, the Junior Blues found themselves on their heels in the second half, with... Read more

Bods ready to battle with ‘fired up’ Gorillas

Two years ago, Washburn came into a raucous environment at Carnie Smith Stadium and knocked off No. 4-ranked Pittsburg State in front... Read more

Hornets ready to move forward after heartbreaker

After a surreal ending left Emporia State with a gut-wrenching loss to Central Missouri last Saturday, the Hornets spent this week trying... Read more

Defensive breakdowns hurt Rural late in 35-21 loss to Junction City

JUNCTION CITY — After having no answers for Junction City’s run game early on, Washburn Rural managed to keep the Blue Jays... Read more

WU sports notebook: Golf finishes eighth at NSU Classic

The Washburn golf team finished eighth out of 17 teams in the Northeastern State Golf Classic in Muskogee, Okla.

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MIAA football roundup: No. 14 ESU edges Missouri Southern

No. 14-ranked Emporia State pulled out a 36-29 victory at Missouri Southern on Saturday night in Joplin, Mo.

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Washburn notebook: Ichabod golf in hunt at UCM Invitational

The Washburn golf team sits third after two rounds of the Central Missouri Invitational in Warrensburg, Mo.

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Washburn soccer takes first loss in 4-1 setback to Newman

The Washburn soccer team surrendered three goals in the first half and took its first loss under first-year head coach Davy Phillips,... Read more

Washburn notebook: D.J. Olmstead named co-MIAA defensive player of the week

D.J. Olmstead has been honored by the MIAA after just one game as an Ichabod, with the senior safety named co-defensive player... Read more

Brian Folkerts, former WU lineman, back in NFL with Carolina Panthers

Former Washburn All-American offensive lineman Brian Folkerts is headed back to the NFL with the Carolina Panthers.

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Central Missouri to host 2018 MIAA baseball tournament

The 2018 MIAA baseball tournament will be hosted by Central Missouri, the MIAA announced on Wednesday.

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Former MIAA stars lead Wichita team to Sunflower State Games basketball gold

It always takes an impressive collection of talent to stop one of the Topeka teams from capturing the Sunflower State Games adult... Read more

Owen, Golden Giants pound Rattlers, 17-6

ROSSVILLE – Brett Owen finished a triple short of the cycle, going four for six at the plate with a home run... Read more

Class 4A D-II baseball: Rock Creek falls in semis, regroups to claim third

EMPORIA — Rock Creek’s pursuit for perfection ended in the Class 4A Division II baseball semifinals, but the Mustangs finished the tournament... Read more

Class 4A D-II softball: Hayden unable to overcome rough inning

EMPORIA — When top-seeded Pratt threatened to break things open immediately by loading the bases in the first inning, Hayden found a... Read more

Class 4A Division II baseball: Nate Williams’ walkoff single helps Rock Creek remain unbeaten

EMPORIA — Rock Creek sophomore Nate Williams was thrown into the fire at catcher a couple weeks ago after a season-ending injury... Read more

Holton baseball cherishes first state tournament berth

Throughout its 17-year program history, Holton baseball has often fielded state-caliber teams with glossy records that simply fell victim to tough regionals.... Read more

Emporia State baseball eliminated from regional after heartbreaking losses

EMPORIA — The Emporia State baseball team thrived all season long in finding ways to pull out down-to-the-wire games like the Hornets... Read more

Heights, Seaman soccer earn regional victories

With missed opportunities piling up, frustration was starting to set in for the Shawnee Heights girls soccer team late in Tuesday’s Class... Read more

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