Todd Fertig

Nemaha Central spikers settle for fourth in Class 3A

EMPORIA — Nemaha Central lost a heartbreaking three-set semifinal match to Cheney en route to a fourth-place finish Saturday at the Class... Read more

High soccer shuts out Highland Park

Topeka High dodged the raindrops and blanked Highland Park 5-0 at Hummer Sports Park Tuesday to improve to 7-5 as they enter... Read more

With two plays, Brent Peavler propels Hayden to easy win against Topeka West

Topeka West and Hayden had a nice, competitive battle going until Wildcat senior Brent Peavler messed it up, leading Hayden to a... Read more

Jesus Juarez records hat trick as T-Birds defeat Wildcats

A hat trick by senior Jesus Juarez gave Shawnee Heights all the goals it needed to defeat Hayden 6-2 Thursday night at... Read more

Topeka High soccer falls to Garden City 2-1 on penalty kick

A heartbreaking 2-1 loss, decided on a penalty kick, ended the Topeka High girls soccer season at the hands of the No.... Read more

OT goal gives Seaman soccer win over Shawnee Heights

Brylee Johnson put a stop to overtime with a game-winning goal that gave Seaman a 2-1 win over Shawnee Heights at the... Read more

Allen scores nine in fourth quarter to lift Topeka High past Seaman

By holding Seaman to just three free throws in the fourth period, Topeka High overcame an eight-point deficit to win 54-47 Friday... Read more

Topeka High boys rally for overtime win against Emporia

Topeka High’s boys trailed by nine late in the second period, but a balanced attack and clutch shooting in overtime led the... Read more

Four Scots score in double figures in Highland Park’s win over Life Prep

Highland Park’s boys debut was a mixed bag, but the Scots escaped with a 67-56 win over Wichita’s Life Prep Academy on... Read more

Topeka High blows out Topeka West 62-7

When you can score two touchdowns before you run your second play from scrimmage, things are going right.

Things went right for... Read more

Hi Park comes up short against Emporia

Numerous drives into Emporia territory by Highland Park fizzled before reaching the end zone, and the Scots came up short, losing 21-0... Read more

Topeka High rolls Emporia 49-0

Topeka High’s defense suffocated Emporia and its offense breezed to a 49-0 win at Hummer Sports Park.

The Trojans’ defense stifled Emporia the... Read more

Seaman tops Highland Park in one-half contest

Seaman notched its second win of the season, beating Highland Park 23-0 in a contest marred by wind and rain and ultimately... Read more

Topeka-based Next Level wins Great Plains Shootout

With a bases loaded sacrifice fly, Hayden graduate Carson Engroff gave his Topeka-area travel baseball squad an extra-inning championship game win Sunday... Read more

Locals help Red top Blue in KVA All-Star match

Saturday night’s Kansas Volleyball Association All-Star match at Lee Arena was a chance for many of the state’s best to knock off... Read more

Shawnee Heights soccer rolls to 10-0 win

With a 10-0 washout of KC-Washington on Monday at Bettis Family Sports Complex, the Shawnee Heights girls soccer team took one step... Read more

Legacy: Luis Tiant took advantage of opportunity his father never had

Probably the biggest stars among fathers and sons with a tie to the Negro Leagues are the Tiants — Luis Sr. and... Read more

Pair of cold spells doom Topeka High boys

Two cold spells did in the Topeka High boys Friday night.

The Trojans fell 56-50 at home to Junction City thanks in part... Read more

Highland Park boys use explosive second quarter to power past Shawnee Heights 89-80

Normally, going two-and-a-half minutes without scoring wouldn’t doom a team. But with the Highland Park boys raining down 3s at an astounding... Read more

Rural boys go cold in loss to Olathe South

Washburn Rural failed to muster enough offense to claim its second win of the season Tuesday, falling 50-36 at home to Olathe... Read more

Miege dominates Andover Central en route to Class 4A Division I championship

Saturday afternoon’s Class 4A Division I state championship game at Hummer Sports Park was an assertion of dominance.

Miege crushed Andover Central 68-12,... Read more

Quarterback injuries plague T-Birds as Pittsburg blanks Shawnee Heights 49-0

A three-game win streak that led Shawnee Heights to the playoffs came to a halt at the hands of visiting Pittsburg 49-0.

Heights... Read more

Rossville bulldozes Maur Hill, advances to showdown with Nemaha Central

Rossville blasted its way into the second round of the 3A state playoffs.

The Bulldawgs steamrolled Maur Hill 49-0 on Tuesday at Rossville,... Read more

Shima lifts West past Hi Park

Topeka West put its hopes on Zach Shima, and the junior quarterback was up to the task on Friday at Hummer Sports... Read more

Heights soccer team blanks Leavenworth

Shawnee Heights advanced to the Class 5A round of 16 with an efficient 4-0 win against Leavenworth on Tuesday at Bettis Family... Read more

No. 2-seeded Washburn Rural survives big scare

Washburn Rural avoided disaster Monday at home by coming back from a 2-0 deficit to beat Wichita South 5-2 and advance in... Read more

Seaman shakes slow start, clinches playoff berth

From an 0-6 start to a playoff-clinching victory, the Seaman football team redeemed its season Friday.

Seaman earned at least a second-place finish... Read more

Hayden, Crittenden roll Highland Park 57-6

Hayden played nearly a flawless first half, scoring on every position and suffering no negative plays until the final minutes, en route... Read more

Highland Park unable to capitalize on early Manhattan miscues in 41-0 loss

Manhattan miscues kept Highland Park within striking distance in the first half of Friday night’s game, but the Scots’ offense could not... Read more

Emporia crushes Topeka West 72-14

Emporia came to Topeka seeking its first win of the season, and quarterback Tanner Taylor ensured the Spartans got it. The senior... Read more

Washburn Rural soccer scores two goals in four seconds, routs Hayden 9-1

A quick strike halfway through the first period opened the door to a scoring onslaught Thursday for the Washburn Rural soccer team.

The... Read more

Manhattan crushes new-look Shawnee Heights 47-0

Two virtually rebuilt teams squared off in Friday night’s season opener at Shawnee Heights, with one very decisive outcome.

The T-Birds, coming off... Read more

Hayden soccer takes care of business in regional opener

Hayden dispatched of regional opponent Wichita Collegiate in just one half Tuesday, sharing the wealth along the way.

Nine different Wildcats recorded either... Read more

Rural girls down Heights, create logjam atop Centennial League

The Washburn Rural girls did not celebrate their 61-39 victory over Shawnee Heights on Friday for long. They were too busy checking... Read more

Hayden boys earn rare victory at Highland Park, 56-51

A balanced night on offense and defense led the Hayden boys basketball team to its first victory at Highland Park since 2002.

The... Read more

Rural swim team places second at Topeka West meet

Washburn Rural’s midseason form wasn’t quite enough to match rival Blue Valley Southwest, which cruised to the team championship Tuesday at the... Read more

Rural girls hang on for win against Hayden

The Washburn Rural girls were out to such a big lead, 49-29, the game seemed in the bag with one quarter to... Read more

Legette scores 26 to lead Seaman girls past Salina Central

Salina Central, fifth in the state’s 5A state rankings, was upset Monday at Seaman by a Vikings team embarking on a rugged... Read more

Lansing boys turn back Seaman, 56-50

LANSING — Hot shooting by the defending 5A state champion Lansing Lions downed Seaman in its first road contest, 56-50, on... Read more

Manhattan football drops Rural, 45-23

Much of the drama was sapped out of Washburn Rural’s matchup with Manhattan before kickoff. Both squads were eliminated from playoff consideration,... Read more

Rural soccer blanks Wichita North in regional, 4-0

It took Washburn Rural just two minutes to claim a lead in its state regional battle with Wichita North. The Junior Blues... Read more

Seaman overcomes slow first quarter to rout Hi Park, 57-8

Seaman stretched its win streak to three games and set up a 5A District 2 showdown with Shawnee Heights next week by... Read more

Seaman runs all over Topeka West, 48-0

Building on the momentum of last Friday’s win over Emporia, the Seaman Vikings launched into district play by destroying visiting Topeka West... Read more

Manhattan routs Topeka West, remains unbeaten

Manhattan bolstered its claim as one of the state’s elite teams and kept pace with Topeka High atop the Centennial League standings... Read more

Topeka High rolls Highland Park

Topeka High steamrolled its third consecutive opponent and continued its conquest as the sixth-ranked team in the state.

Highland Park played the role... Read more

Highland Park gets first win of season vs. KC-Harmon

In a battle of teams who went winless last season, Highland Park proved to be the one moving in the right direction... Read more

Topeka High routs Kansas City-Schlagle, 69-0

Ranked in the top 10 of all teams in the state, Topeka High wasted no time proving to Kansas City-Schlagle that it’s... Read more

USSSA World Series proves 'really special event'

Seventy fast-pitch softball teams spent three days in Topeka, battling on various fields and bringing a tourism boost to the area.

The United... Read more

Bruce Chen happy to be back with Royals, eager to help

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Bruce Chen doesn’t have to actually take the mound for his presence to be felt at Kauffman Stadium.

Whether... Read more

Golden Giants top Senators in exhibition meeting

The two Topeka members of the Mid-Plains League squared off in an exhibition game Wednesday that saw college players kicking off some... Read more

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