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Members of The Holton Recorder’s All-County volleyball team are pictured above and include (front row, left to right) Megan Rhule (HHS), Mallory Fate (HHS), Jaycee Worrell (RVHS), Caitlin Burns (RVHS), (back row, left to right) Hayley Thompson (HHS), Aidan Allen (JHHS), Sarah Beam (RVHS), Hannah Beam (RVHS) and Anna Johnson (RVHS).
  This season was a highly competitive one for volleyball teams around Jackson County as was evidenced in particular by the Holton and Royal Valley squads finishing in the top three of the Big Seven League standings, which led to a lot of highlights. Royal Valley had a lot of those this fall as the...
HHS tight end Nils Bergsten (shown above, right) lays out for a block in order to spring RB Luis Butto (left) for a big run in the sectional game against Columbus. Butto had an impressive night for Holton, finishing with 145 total rushing yards and one touchdown on 14 carries, but the Wildcats came up just short in a 22-21 loss.
  Football, as has been stated an immeasurable number of times, is a game of inches and that very much proved to be the case in Holton’s sectional showdown in Columbus on Friday. Holding a six-point lead with a little over 13 seconds left in the game, the Wildcat defense forced the Titans into a...
  With the fall transitioning into winter, some collegiate athletes from Jackson County have or are wrapping up their seasons, while others are just getting started. Some of those athletes who have closed out the fall season include some highly successful spikers on the volleyball court, like JHHS...
Members of The Holton Recorder’s 2014 All-County girls cross country team are pictured above, including (front row, left to right) Katie Hanshaw (RVHS), Alex Myers (HHS), Kaitlynn Little (JHHS), (back row, left to right) Tamo Thomas (RVHS), Kaytlyn Gooderl (RVHS), Emily Degenhardt (HHS) and Alexis Rieschick (JHHS).
While only one runner from Jackson County qualified for state cross country competition this season, that did not detract from the successes had by several Holton, Jackson Heights and Royal Valley runners this fall. Among the female runners in the county, there was much progress made throughout the...
The Holton Recorder’s All-County boys cross country team is pictured above and includes (front row, left to right) Kwaki Spoonhunter (RVHS), Seth Holliday (JHHS), Riley Strader (HHS), (back row, left to right) Patrick Broxterman (RVHS), Eugene Masquat (RVHS), Braden Dohl (JHHS) and Tristan Parks (HHS).
Competing in a couple of tough leagues this fall, including one that featured an eventual state runner-up, the Jackson County boys cross country teams held their own week in and week out. Among the stiff competition, the Cobras, Panthers and Wildcats did not back down and earned some great...
HHS running back Indie Allen (shown above, left) follows lineman Dean Klahr (middle left) on one of his three touchdown runs in Holton's 54-8 regional win over Osawatomie.
From start to finish, there was no question of who was in control of Friday’s regional showdown between the Holton and Osawatomie football teams to start Class 4A-DII playoff action. The Wildcats scored on every offensive possession on the way to a 54-8 victory over the visiting Trojans. To paint a...
Teammates Anna Lee Johnson (shown above, middle front right) and Erica Pruyser (middle front left) share an emotional moment after the Panthers defeated Iola to claim the third-place trophy at the 4A-DII state volleyball tournament.
  For a team playing in its first state tournament in program history, which spans 40 years, there were bound to be some jitters for the Royal Valley volleyball team over the weekend, especially when the Panthers found themselves playing for a third-place trophy. That certainly could have added to...
Panther RB Derrick Barger (shown above, middle) tries to break free from the grasp of Wildcat Justin Pool (left) in the midst of a long run that set up RV's lone touchdown in a 51-6 loss.
  With the Holton football team having already locked up the district title, there may have appeared to be very little for the Wildcats to play for in Friday’s district finale against Royal Valley in Hoyt. The Panthers had been eliminated from playoff contention the previous week and Royal Valley...

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