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Royal Valley’s Derek Linn (shown above, #32 in middle) attempts to block a shot by an ACCHS player early in Tuesday’s league contest in Effingham. The Panthers played strong defense in the first half, building a 25-7 lead, and contributions from Linn and several other players helped the team stay ahead on the way to a 47-23 victory.
  For as rough as the girls game may have started, it was smooth sailing for the Royal Valley boys as they led start to finish to pick up a 47-23 victory on the road at Atchison County on Tuesday night. Despite the lack of resistance on the Panthers’ path to victory, the team had to manage some...
  Before the winter sports season even began, high school basketball and wrestling teams across the state of Kansas gained a little more insight into their future as postseason sites for all classes were announced last week by the Kansas State High School Activities Association. The outcome for...
  Wetmore and Atchison County opened the winter sports season last week, with the Cardinals in particular starting a busy early schedule. The Cardinals were slated to play back-to-back games on the first two days of competition, but the girls contest against St. Joseph Christian (Mo.) in the home...
Cobra Lane Holliday (shown above, middle) corrals a rebound between teammates Braden Dohl (left) and Brady Holliday (right) at a recent practice. All three of those players, among several others, are fighting for playing time early on this season as part of a very competitive team, according to coach Chris Brown.
  For a team featuring a lot of first-year starters last season, the Jackson Heights boys basketball team sure didn’t look like an inexperienced and tentative bunch in 2014-2015. Given that the Cobras (21-3) went on to claim a share of the Northeast Kansas League title and make it to the Class 2A...
Holton's Sarah Sweet (shown above, at left) attempts to put a shot up on the post while teammate Quinn Holaday defends during a scrimmage at a recent practice.
  In some ways, the past couple of seasons have been like a prolonged period of growing pains for the Holton girls basketball team. With several upperclassmen back to lead the team in 2015-2016, though, HHS coach Jon Holliday is hoping that pays off for a veteran group of Wildcats this winter. “It’...
Holton's Justin Pool (shown above, at right) tries to get the outside for a big run in last Saturday's state championship game. Field conditions prevented HHS from making those big plays on offense, while Holcomb got just enough to claim the 4A-DII state title.
  In more ways than one, Holton was in a familiar position in Salina on Saturday in the Class 4A-Division II state championship action. The Wildcats were making their seventh state title game appearance over the weekend, but some bad habits from earlier in the season came back to bite the team...
  Northeast Kansas League basketball competition is set to pick up again this Friday, as the nine NEKL squads open the 2015-2016 campaign. On the girls side, the league teams will be chasing Valley Falls for the NEKL title once again as the defending champion returns four All-League players (Ali...
The Wildcat offensive line (shown above) fires off the ball in the second half of the sub-state game against Columbus. Now, HHS is getting set for its final test against Holcomb in the 4A-DII state title game this weekend.
  As the high school football season draws to a close with only the state championship game remaining, Holton’s final goal is fairly simple. The team just has to “finish.” Following a comeback victory over Columbus in the sub-state round, HHS coach Brooks Barta is hoping his team has learned its...
Members of the All-County volleyball team are pictured above and include (front row, from left to right) Megan Rhule (HHS), Courtney Boswell (HHS), Ashlyn Weilert (HHS), Ali Bryan (RVHS), (back row, left to right) Katelin Strube (JHHS), Hannah Williams (JHHS), Hayley Thompson (HHS), Macy Putnam (RVHS) and Kate Hanson (RVHS).
  Jackson County volleyball teams may not have been playing on the final weekend of competition this fall, but that didn’t detract from three pretty good seasons all-around. Holton, Jackson Heights and Royal Valley all finished in the top half of their league standings this season. In fact, the...
The Holton High School football players celebrate a come-from-behind 23-22 victory over Columbus in the sub-state round of the playoffs, which earned them a spot in the 4A-DII state championship game.
  Nobody can say Friday’s 4A-DII sub-state contest between Holton and Columbus was lacking for drama, as for the second year in a row one yard and one point were the only things separating the winner and the loser. The stakes were admittedly higher this time around, with a spot in the state...

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