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Wildcat Holly Karn (shown above, middle) gets up and slams an errant pass back over the net during a semifinal match against Jeff West during the sub-state tournament on Saturday. Karn and the rest of the seniors made some major contributions for HHS, but the team couldn't quite get past Hayden in the finals.
  Holton’s volleyball team certainly had a daunting task if it wanted to make it to the Class 4A-DII state tournament, as it hosted top-ranked Topeka Hayden in sub-state competition on Saturday. Holton had no cakewalk getting to that match-up either, as the team started tournament play against a...
  This weekend, all three Jackson County volleyball teams will make their postseason push as sub-state competition starts on Saturday. For Holton (23-12), a spot at the Class 4A-Division II state tournament is just two wins away and the team will have the added bonus of home field advantage,...
  For much of the season, the Royal Valley boys cross country team has been chasing down plenty of tough competition, focusing in particular on Big Seven foes Hiawatha and Sabetha. The Panthers finally caught up to their prey and pounced at the league meet in Perry on Thursday, as the RVHS boys...
Cobra Zane Richter (shown above, middle) meets an Onaga running back head-on for a stop in the second half of Friday's district football game. Richter helped fuel the team's strong defensive effort in the second half as JHHS pulled away for a 46-8 victory.
  It may not have been perfect, but the Jackson Heights football team overcame some early struggles to close out its homecoming game strong on the way to a 46-8 victory over Onaga on Friday. From the way the game started, it actually seemed the Cobras would face little resistance from the Buffalos...
Holton golfer Cali Smith (shown above) tries to tap a putt in during competition in Topeka earlier this season. Smith and the rest of the Wildcats turned in some of their top scores in regional competition last week, coming just a few strokes short of qualifying for state as a team.
  Compared to last year, any outcome at the regional tournament would have been better for the Holton girls golf team. Last fall, the Wildcats slogged through some miserable weather that greatly affected the team’s final results. It was a night and day difference in Meriden on Tuesday, as Holton...
Panther Jarrett Roy (shown above, at left) gets congratulated by his teammates after recovering a fumble early in Friday's league contest at Sabetha. Royal Valley went on to score after that turnover and never looked back on the way to a 20-12 victory over the Blue Jays.
  Going into the heart of its football schedule, there were bound to be some road bumps for fourth-ranked (Class 4A-DII) Royal Valley. While they presented themselves early in the team’s final non-district game at Sabetha on Friday, the Panthers quickly adjusted course and cruised in the second...
Panthers Kate Hanson (shown above, at left) and Sarah Beam (back right) look on as teammate Macy Putnam returns a serve in league competition against Holton on Tuesday night. Royal Valley fought to the end in each set, but Holton was able to pick up the sweep on its home court.
  Both Holton coach Janelle Noel and Royal Valley coach Denise Visocsky were quick to point out before the season how much of a dogfight Big Seven competition could be. Never did their words ring truer than when the rival Wildcats and Panthers met on the court for a pair of matches in Holton on...
  After having so much success at the high school level, it’s not surprising to see many Jackson County athletes moving on to the collegiate level and continuing to pile up the accolades. That’s just what several former Cobras, Panthers and Wildcats have been doing this fall, turning in strong...
From left to right, Jackson Heights' Xavier Fritz, Dalton Chartier and Royal Valley's Ninahii Frisby lead a pack of runners at a recent meet in Hoyt. All three turned in solid performances again at Horton last Thursday, helping their teams to fourth and fifth-place finishes respectively.
  Competition is heating up for area cross country teams with regionals drawing near and both Jackson Heights and Royal Valley got a taste of that in the Horton Invitational last Thursday. One of the largest meets of the season (along with the following meet in Sabetha), Horton served as sort of a...
  With less than a month until postseason competition starts, area teams learned their fates last week as regional and sub-state assignments were announced. Following the classification changes the previous week, that meant there was plenty of shifting for area teams regarding postseason...

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