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Cobra Hannah Williams (shown above, at right) blocks a ball back onto Oskaloosa's side of the net during a match on Tuesday. Williams was a force in the middle and helped JHHS sweep both McLouth and Oskaloosa in the home matches.
  Since a big breakthrough at the Lyndon tournament more than two weeks ago, the Jackson Heights volleyball team has been stuck in a rut. To be fair, the Cobras have also faced three of the top four teams in the Northeast Kansas League in their matches following that tournament, but the coaches and...
Holton's Justin Pool (shown above, middle) fights for some extra yardage, while teammates Justin Wells (#76, at left) and Will Wright (#9) work to clear a path for the running back in Friday's game at Hiawatha.
  From the way the game started on Friday, it looked like the Holton football team was primed to open up and roll to a big victory on the road in Hiawatha. While the Wildcats took a commanding 27-0 lead into halftime, they got bogged down in a quagmire in the second half as sloppy play persisted in...
  Redemption is not easy to come by, but the Royal Valley football team made it look pretty simple in a non-league match-up against Santa Fe Trail on Friday night. The Panthers likely weren’t lacking motivation on homecoming night, but the sting of two losses in the team’s previous two meetings (...
Holton's Courtney Boswell (shown above, back left) and Shari Riley (back right) look on as teammate Ashlyn Weilert (front) dives forward to return a serve in a match against Sabetha. That trio has anchored the back row for the Wildcats' strong defense, which helped the team to a sweep of Jeff West in its most recent matches.
  In the span of a week now, the Holton volleyball team has faced off against the top three teams in the Big Seven League standings (prior to Tuesday night). With the Wildcats dropping three of four matches to Sabetha and Nemaha Central last week, that forced the team to discuss some hard truths...
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-...

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