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  Northeast Kansas League basketball competition is set to pick up again this Friday, as the nine NEKL squads open the 2015-2016 campaign. On the girls side, the league teams will be chasing Valley Falls for the NEKL title once again as the defending champion returns four All-League players (Ali...
The Wildcat offensive line (shown above) fires off the ball in the second half of the sub-state game against Columbus. Now, HHS is getting set for its final test against Holcomb in the 4A-DII state title game this weekend.
  As the high school football season draws to a close with only the state championship game remaining, Holton’s final goal is fairly simple. The team just has to “finish.” Following a comeback victory over Columbus in the sub-state round, HHS coach Brooks Barta is hoping his team has learned its...
Members of the All-County volleyball team are pictured above and include (front row, from left to right) Megan Rhule (HHS), Courtney Boswell (HHS), Ashlyn Weilert (HHS), Ali Bryan (RVHS), (back row, left to right) Katelin Strube (JHHS), Hannah Williams (JHHS), Hayley Thompson (HHS), Macy Putnam (RVHS) and Kate Hanson (RVHS).
  Jackson County volleyball teams may not have been playing on the final weekend of competition this fall, but that didn’t detract from three pretty good seasons all-around. Holton, Jackson Heights and Royal Valley all finished in the top half of their league standings this season. In fact, the...
The Holton High School football players celebrate a come-from-behind 23-22 victory over Columbus in the sub-state round of the playoffs, which earned them a spot in the 4A-DII state championship game.
  Nobody can say Friday’s 4A-DII sub-state contest between Holton and Columbus was lacking for drama, as for the second year in a row one yard and one point were the only things separating the winner and the loser. The stakes were admittedly higher this time around, with a spot in the state...
Cobra fullback Adam Brey (shown above, second from left) puts his shoulder down and tries to charge forward for a few extra yards in Friday's playoff game at Olpe. While Brey and his fellow running backs racked up the yards, Heights could not translate that into points, ultimately bringing an end to the Cobras' 8-2 season.
  At first glance, the score of Friday’s Class 2-1A sectional contest between the football teams from Jackson Heights and Olpe tells a one-sided tale. For much of the game, however, the Cobras and Eagles were locked in a back and forth battle in Olpe and Heights was within striking distance of the...
Cross country runners selected to the All-County boys team are pictured above and include (front row, left to right) Garrett Hicks (RVHS), Westin Jacobsen (JHHS), Andrew Pino (JHHS), (back row, left to right) Darius Frisby (RVHS), Kwaki Spoonhunter (RVHS), Xavier Fritz (JHHS) and Dalton Chartier (JHHS).
  Cross country competition for the Jackson County boys this season was defined by team success as none of the three teams had a true “front-runner,” but the Cobras and Panthers in particular showed a penchant for being able to “pack it in” no matter the size of the race. In Jackson Heights’ case,...
Members of The Holton Recorder’s All-County girls cross country team are pictured above, including (front row, left to right) Katie Hanshaw (RVHS), Faith Little (JHHS), Hanna Davault (JHHS), (back row, left to right) Alexis Coverdale (HHS), Kaytlyn Gooderl (RVHS), Kiikto Thomas (RVHS) and Brianna Cattrell (JHHS).
  There is strength in numbers. Unfortunately, that is not a strength the girls cross country teams in Jackson County could rely on this fall as Royal Valley was the only school to field a full five-member team throughout the entire season. While the Cobras, Panthers and Wildcats may have been...
  With winter sports like basketball and wrestling starting to pick up for collegiate teams, more area alumni are getting opportunities to shine…and shine they have as several graduates from Holton, Jackson Heights and Royal Valley have made their impact felt in recent weeks. Some of the top recent...
The Holton football team (shown above) hoists its regional trophy in the air after picking up a 35-12 victory over Osawatomie last Friday.
  Given how much playoff success the Holton football program has enjoyed during head coach Brooks Barta’s tenure, it seems only fitting that the coach would pick up his milestone 200th career win in the postseason. The Wildcats celebrated that on Friday night, as well as what they hope to be the...
Lady Cardinals (from left to right, above) McKayla Henry, Rylian Martin, Myrna Crismas and Liz Hutfles take off at the start of the Class 1A girls race at the state meet in Wamego last Saturday. Both the boys and girls for Wetmore finished in the top 10 of the team standings in Class 1A state competition.
  Wetmore cross country wrapped up the 2015 season by taking all of its boys and girls to the Class 1A state meet in Wamego this past weekend and holding its own amongst some tough competition. Aaron Achten was the only individual runner to claim a state medal, taking fifth in the boys race, but...

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