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Jackson Heights' Hanna Davault (shown above, at right) looks to pass late in Thursday's race while Royal Valley's Kiikto Thomas (left) comes up from behind. Davault and the Cobras made some strong debuts in the team's first meet of the season.
  For the Jackson Heights cross country team, it might have felt like the competition had a head start in Thursday’s Holton Invitational. Most of the teams at the meet, in fact, were running in their second race of the season, while the Cobras were getting set for their first. For a young team like...
Panther Noah Hart (shown above, at right) springs free for a big run thanks to a block from teammate Nick Ehrhart (middle). Hart and his teammates piled up the offense on Friday on the way to a 61-6 victory over Hiawatha.
  On Friday night, it seemed like the only thing that could stop the Royal Valley football team in its home opener against Hiawatha was the clock. From the opening kick, the Panthers took charge and never looked back, scoring on their first nine possessions on the way to a 61-6 victory to start...
Holton running back Will Wright (shown above, at left) tries to elude a defender in early game action against Silver Lake on Friday. Wright and the Wildcat offense had a big night, but came up a little short in a 23-22 overtime loss to the Eagles.
  When it comes to cinema, there is an unspoken truth that sequels are never better than the original. If last Friday’s football game between Silver Lake and Holton was any indication, then the same principle clearly does not apply to the realm of sports. The season-opener in Holton between the...
Royal Valley's Mary Broxterman (shown above, front right) and Kate Hanson (back right) go up for a block in the second match against Nemaha Central on Tuesday. The Thunder were equally strong at the net and gave RVHS fits before escaping with a sweep on the road.
  With the Panthers hosting their first home matches of the volleyball season on Tuesday, there was already a great deal of excitement leading up to the night’s action. The fact that RVHS was doing so against perennial Big Seven League contender Nemaha Central only added to the hype. Both Royal...
Cobras Taylor Abel (shown above, back middle) and Hannah Williams (back right) watch as teammate Bree Williams (front right) sends an attack over the net in a recent match against Onaga. That trio stepped up big, helping JHHS defeat Onaga to split its home opener.
  Competing on its home court for the first time this season, JHHS volleyball coach Kaylee Mick said her team might have been a little anxious leading up to its non-league matches against Bishop Seabury and Onaga on Thursday night. That may have caused some issues in the first match, a loss to...
  High school football season kicks off with week one games this Friday, holding plenty of enticing match-ups for fans around Kansas to get excited about. In Jackson County alone there will be some high stakes right away, especially with Holton getting ready to host Silver Lake in another much-...
Holton's Megan Rhule (shown above, at left) and Shari Riley (middle) look on as teammate Hayley Thompson (diving, at right) lays out to save a ball during a recent practice. All three played key roles in the team's two wins to open the season on Tuesday.
  There is always some nervousness going into the first volleyball game of the season, Holton High School volleyball coach Janelle Noel admitted, and you can never know for certain how a team will perform. While the Wildcats had some rough patches here and there on the road in Leonardville on...
New JHHS cross country head coach Brad Alley (shown above, front right) demonstrates the proper running form to his team at a practice early on this season.
New Jackson Heights cross country coach Brad Alley is in a familiar spot and not just because he returned to his alma mater this fall. Already, Alley said he is noticing similarities between the 2015 Cobra cross country runners and his first squad at Royal Valley High School. That, too, was a...
Panther Ali Bryan (shown above, at left) sets up teammate Macy Putnam (front right) for an attack during a recent practice. Both helped the team claim a third-place trophy at the 4A-DII state tournament last season and are part of the reason RVHS has its sights set on picking up some more hardware this fall.
Given the historic season the Royal Valley volleyball team put together last fall; setting a school record for wins (26), claiming the program’s first sub-state championship and making its first-ever state tournament appearance, the Panthers weren’t lacking for success. What the team was lacking...
The JHHS second string offense (shown above) runs through some plays on the first day of practice. While head coach Caleb Wick noted the Cobras have a strong group of upperclassmen to led the way, he said the progress of some of those young players could help them become a complete team and achieve some success on the football field in 2015.
  Redemption may be a key theme for the Jackson Heights High School football team this season, considering how the 2014 campaign played out. After leading the Cobras to a playoff appearance and a league title in his first two seasons, JHHS coach Caleb Wick saw his team decimated by injuries last...

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