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Wildcat Ali Morris (shown above, at left) puts a ball in play in the second game of a road doubleheader in Seneca last Thursday. Morris and the HHS softball team got off to a strong start in the season-opener, sweeping Nemaha Central.
  After a long wait and several practices, the Holton softball team might have been getting a little stir-crazy before their season-opener in Seneca on Thursday. Then, the weather played a cruel trick and threatened to delay the start of the Wildcats’ season once again. The rain held off, though,...
Holton sprinters Justin Pool (shown above, front left), Miles McClintock (second from left), Spencer Baum (second from right) and Mason Barta (far right) fire off the starting line in one heat of the boys’ 100m dash at a league quad hosted by Royal Valley on Tuesday. All four finished in the top six in the event and helped the HHS boys claim a team title at the meet.
  Royal Valley and Holton saw a host of league opponents in a meet hosted by the Panthers on Tuesday and both teams stacked up pretty well as no team finished worse then third. The Panthers finished runner-up on both the boys and girls side in their home meet, while the Holton boys took the team...
Royal Valley's Garrett Schultz (shown above) fires in a pitch early in the first game of a non-league doubleheader against Valley Falls. Schultz came up big on the mound and at the plate to help the Panthers pull off the sweep of the Dragons.
  Winning is always fun, but the way teams win can also add to that and RV baseball coach Scott Ternes couldn’t help but be pleased with the way the Panthers won a pair of games against Valley Falls last Thursday night. Royal Valley executed its game plan to perfection, pulling off a pair of close...
HHS hurdler Holly Karn (shown above) soars over one hurdle during the 100m race at the Holton Invitational on Tuesday. Karn got off to a good start this season, setting personal records and taking first in both the 100m and 300m hurdles at the Wildcats' home meet.
  For the Holton track team, Tuesday’s home meet was a very good start as the boys and girls both finished third overall led by some strong individual performances. “As a team, where our numbers are at, I thought we competed real well,” HHS coach Mark Middlemist said. “Our numbers probably aren’t...
  Royal Valley’s season opener on the softball diamond wasn’t short on fireworks as the offense flowed in Wamego last Thursday in a doubleheader the Panthers would end up splitting with the Red Raiders. The visitors from Hoyt wasted no time in getting the hit parade going as Sarah Beam delivered an...
Wildcat Luis Butto (shown above) gets a hold of a pitch and puts it in play during the first game of Holton's home doubleheader against Falls City to start the season. Butto came through with a big RBI double to help HHS start the season with an 8-2 victory over the Tigers.
  Holton had two very different games in a home doubleheader against Fall City (Neb.) to start the baseball season on Saturday, though the Wildcats started things off on the right foot. Starting pitcher Justin Rieschick, who HHS coach Joe Purcell said was in solid early season form, cruised through...
Panther Hayden Fenske (shown above, at left) slides safely into third base during the first game of a doubleheader against Clay Center on Monday. Fenske and his teammates put together a strong all-around effort, especially in the sixth inning, to pick up a 10-4 victory over the Tigers.
  “Textbook” would be a good word to describe how Royal Valley baseball’s home opener went against Clay Center on Monday. After coach Scott Ternes said he felt his team would have a chance to win some close games this season if it just hung around, the Panthers went out and proved his point as they...
Holton's Hayden May (shown above) tees off during a practice round earlier this spring. With a wide open competition to fill the varsity roster, according to coach Don Swisher, May and any other number of Wildcats could contribute to the team this spring.
  It may not be 11 straight, but with Holton High School’s golf team entering the season as three-time defending league champs there’s room to draw comparisons to a very successful Kansas basketball program. Like the Jayhawks, the HHS wildcats seem to reload rather than rebuild, though Holton has a...
  This past weekend, the first of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, was nuts, but for an entirely different reason than usual. The lack of major upsets meant the second and third round of the tourney was like a Mounds candy bar. Some teams can make you feel like a nut. This year, very few...
With the conclusion of the high school basketball season last weekend, several leagues released their All-League teams this week and the Big Seven and Twin Valley leagues were among those groups. Multiple Wildcats and Panthers made it onto the Big Seven All-League roster and a handful of Cardinals...

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