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  While high school basketball in Jackson County was just heating up before the Christmas break, the middle school girls basketball season was winding down during that same time. Like some of the county high school teams off to fast starts, though, several squads from Holton, Jackson Heights and...
Panther Tamo Thomas (shown above, middle right) floats a shot over the Santa Fe Trail defense in a non-league contest to close out the first half of the season. Thomas was strong for Royal Valley again, leading the team with 12 points in the 54-30 victory.
  After a number of slow starts earlier this basketball season, the Lady Panthers finally seemed to find their pace as they built up to a steady cruising speed before racing ahead of visiting Santa Fe Trail on the way to a 54-30 victory on Friday night. Both teams needed some time to gear up, as it...
HHS guard Courtney Boswell (shown above, second from left) comes down with a rebound in the second half of Monday's home game against Hayden. Boswell helped Holton keep things close, but the visitors managed to pull out a 62-51 victory.
  To start the basketball season, the Holton girls were tested on the road against Sabetha (currently ranked second in Class 3A) and coach Jon Holliday and his players didn’t like the results. Against a similarly tough Hayden team (#6 in 4A-DII) on Monday, host HHS managed a passing grade, but...
  While the Jackson Heights boys basketball team might have had some minor hiccups early in Tuesday night’s league match-up against Pleasant Ridge, the game was eventually marked by a record-setting performance as the Cobras recovered quickly on the way to a 78-52 victory. Once JHHS got over those...
Jackson Heights' Westin Jacobsen (shown above, at right) slashes to the basket for an easy two points in last Friday's NEKL contest against Maur Hill. Jacobsen and his teammates ramped up the defensive pressure in the second half to get those easy points and helped JHHS pull away for a 61-42 victory.
  If you needed any evidence that basketball is a game of runs, Friday’s contest between the Jackson Heights and Maur Hill boys did a great job of proving it. After the Cobras came out hot and took an early lead, the Ravens answered immediately before Jackson Heights’ defense took its toll and...
Royal Valley's Kate Hanson (shown above, middle) cuts to the basket late in Tuesday's game at Atchison County. Hanson helped RV close out the 38-20 victory by scoring seven of her 13 points in the fourth period.
  While it took awhile for both the Royal Valley and ACCHS girls to get going in Tuesday’s Big Seven basketball match-up in Effingham, the Lady Panthers closed with quite a bang to secure a 38-20 road victory. How Royal Valley ended the game was a far cry from how the teams started, with both...
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...

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