Sports

  Jackson County’s six state medals earned over the weekend were just a drop in a pretty full bucket as the Big Seven, Northeast Kansas and Twin Valley leagues had a fruitful trip to Wichita for the state track meet. Among the Wetmore and Atchison County schools, four athletes walked away with...
Team members for JHHS who will be going to the state track meet in Wichita are pictured above and include (front row, left to right) Abby Williams, manager Grace Bowhay, Kaitlynn Little, Lexi Proffitt, Erika White, Aidan Allen, Peter Rupnicki, (back row, left to right) Braden Dohl, Dalton Chartier, Mason Hamilton, Westin Jacobsen, Korby Strube, Wyatt Olberding, Jason Parker and Seth Holliday.
  By all measurable marks, this track season has far and away been a success for the Jackson Heights team. On top of the collective success earned by having one of the largest squads in the county, the Cobras saw that equaled at the individual level in last Friday’s regional at Washington. In total...
Holton's Ashlyn Weilert (shown above, front left) steadies the blocks as teammate Kimmi Snepp fires out of them at the start of her preliminary heat in the 200m dash at regionals in Hoyt. Snepp made the finals and ended up qualifying for state in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay.
  It’s hard to imagine a regional track meet being on par with state as far as level of difficulty is concerned, but last Friday’s Class 4A regional in Hoyt may have come as close as possible in replicating that state-caliber competition. Truth be told, some events did in fact have the top four...
  Considering the hurdles the Holton golf team has had to overcome this season, what was another one to leap over in Big Seven league competition at Lake Perry on Wednesday? With the heavy rain from the past week, the Wildcats and the rest of the league competition had some hazards to be wary of,...
Panther pitcher Kaileigh Gray-Milligan (shown above, left) winds up and gets ready to deliver a pitch in Tuesday's 4A-DII regional championship game against Rock Creek. Gray-Milligan held her own in what turned into a pitcher's dual, but RV still came up just short in a 3-1 loss.
  Like a Blue Moon or Halley’s Comet, there was a rare occurrence in Tuesday’s regional championship game between the Royal Valley and Rock Creek softball teams. The Panthers, who have scored 244 runs this season (11 per game) and won 18 straight games going into the final in St. George, were held...
Jackson Heights sprinter Peter Rupnicki (shown above, at left) leans forward at the finish line to try and edge his competition in a preliminary heat of the the 100m dash at the NEKL track meet. Rupnicki went on to place in the finals of the event, as well as in the 200m dash, to help the JH boys finish third as a team.
  From the start of the season, Jackson Heights track coach Lyle Alley has boasted about the size of his team and what it would be like to be able fill out an event sheet throughout the course of the season. With the numbers on the Cobras’ side, the teams turned in some top-notch performances at...
  With the Jackson County spring sports teams in the midst of league week, that means postseason competition is right around the corner. Officially, regional competition will start with the golf and baseball tournaments next Monday, followed by softball on Tuesday and regional track meets closing...
Royal Valley's Tim Martin Jr. (shown above, middle) gets some recognition from coach Raub Kirkwood (left) after drawing a walk in game action earlier this season. Martin Jr. was helping fill in for the injured Derek Linn last week and had a solid showing in the sweep of the Cyclones.
  Timing is everything and while Royal Valley’s baseball team may have been inconvenienced by the weather last week, it ended up working out perfectly for the Panthers. In Wathena, Riverside and Royal Valley resumed their league doubleheader precisely a week after starting it on Monday. Before the...
Jackson Heights' Aidan Allen (shown above, left) runs her leg of the 4x800m relay in a meet earlier this season. Allen and a number of Cobra athletes helped the team have a strong performance in Onaga last Friday and gain some momentum heading into the championship stretch.
  In its final meet of the regular season, the Jackson Heights track team went out with a bang as both the boys and girls finished runner-up in the team standings at the Onaga Invitational on Friday. The Cobras saw plenty of individual highlights as well, with nine athletes turning in gold medal...
Jackson Heights' Ericka White (shown above) leaps over the bar while competing in the high jump at a track meet earlier this season. White and several other young Cobras have had a lot of success this spring, which coach Lyle Alley has taken as a positive sign for the team both in regards to the near and distant future.
  As the championship stretch of meets approach, track teams are looking for athletes to keep progressing and keep pushing themselves to be at their best when they enter those competitions. Both the Royal Valley and Jackson Heights track teams were pushed in a meet hosted by Nemaha Central on...

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