Sports

Wildcat Shari Riley (shown above, front right) passes out of the double team of teammates Quinn Holaday (middle right) and Courtney Boswell (middle) as the Wildcats worked through their offense at a recent practice.
  As HHS girls basketball coach Jon Holliday has been noted to say about his team’s success through the years, it’s the same song, just a different verse. The how doesn’t change too much, just the why and the who behind the success. Last year was more of the same, despite having a very young group...
Royal Valley's Kate Hanson (shown above, right) and Bella Thompson (middle) fight for a loose ball as the Panthers worked on their pressure defense during a recent practice.
  After a very successful fall sports season for the Lady Panthers, it’s no surprise the Royal Valley girls basketball program will be trying to build off that this winter. For the girls on the volleyball team that took third at state and even for those not on the team, RV coach Corey Katzer said...
Cobra Brianna Cattrell (shown above, far left) fights for a rebound with Shelby Zule while teammate Kate Lierz (middle) also looks to get into the mix at recent practice.
  If practice makes perfect, then the Jackson Heights girls basketball team is certainly headed in the right direction entering the 2014-2015 season. The Cobras have brought a workmanlike attitude to practices so far this season, focusing on the task at hand, and head coach Dan Shupe said that...
  Some area youth teams recently ended the fall slate with a bang, such as the Jackson Heights fifth and sixth-grade tackle football team. The Cobras competed in the Topeka YMCA Tackle Football League where they finished 3-4 overall in the regular season before roaring through the playoff field on...
Members of The Holton Recorder’s All-County volleyball team are pictured above and include (front row, left to right) Megan Rhule (HHS), Mallory Fate (HHS), Jaycee Worrell (RVHS), Caitlin Burns (RVHS), (back row, left to right) Hayley Thompson (HHS), Aidan Allen (JHHS), Sarah Beam (RVHS), Hannah Beam (RVHS) and Anna Johnson (RVHS).
  This season was a highly competitive one for volleyball teams around Jackson County as was evidenced in particular by the Holton and Royal Valley squads finishing in the top three of the Big Seven League standings, which led to a lot of highlights. Royal Valley had a lot of those this fall as the...
HHS tight end Nils Bergsten (shown above, right) lays out for a block in order to spring RB Luis Butto (left) for a big run in the sectional game against Columbus. Butto had an impressive night for Holton, finishing with 145 total rushing yards and one touchdown on 14 carries, but the Wildcats came up just short in a 22-21 loss.
  Football, as has been stated an immeasurable number of times, is a game of inches and that very much proved to be the case in Holton’s sectional showdown in Columbus on Friday. Holding a six-point lead with a little over 13 seconds left in the game, the Wildcat defense forced the Titans into a...
  With the fall transitioning into winter, some collegiate athletes from Jackson County have or are wrapping up their seasons, while others are just getting started. Some of those athletes who have closed out the fall season include some highly successful spikers on the volleyball court, like JHHS...
Members of The Holton Recorder’s 2014 All-County girls cross country team are pictured above, including (front row, left to right) Katie Hanshaw (RVHS), Alex Myers (HHS), Kaitlynn Little (JHHS), (back row, left to right) Tamo Thomas (RVHS), Kaytlyn Gooderl (RVHS), Emily Degenhardt (HHS) and Alexis Rieschick (JHHS).
While only one runner from Jackson County qualified for state cross country competition this season, that did not detract from the successes had by several Holton, Jackson Heights and Royal Valley runners this fall. Among the female runners in the county, there was much progress made throughout the...
The Holton Recorder’s All-County boys cross country team is pictured above and includes (front row, left to right) Kwaki Spoonhunter (RVHS), Seth Holliday (JHHS), Riley Strader (HHS), (back row, left to right) Patrick Broxterman (RVHS), Eugene Masquat (RVHS), Braden Dohl (JHHS) and Tristan Parks (HHS).
Competing in a couple of tough leagues this fall, including one that featured an eventual state runner-up, the Jackson County boys cross country teams held their own week in and week out. Among the stiff competition, the Cobras, Panthers and Wildcats did not back down and earned some great...

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