Based on Jackson Heights’ last match-up with Valley Falls, JH coach Chris Brown knew offense would be at a premium in Tuesday’s home game against the Dragons. With the Cobras’ offense going cold for long stretches, defensive pressure was crucial and Jackson Heights kept it up for most of the game...
Holton's Taryn Weilert (shown above, at right) pulls up for a jumper in the second half of a game against Riverside last Friday. While defense sparked HHS early, the offense opened up in the second half as Weilert and seemingly every player who entered the game for Holton hit some shots on the way to a 60-26 victory.
  With a rare bye in the middle of last week, HHS coach Jon Holliday got a chance to turn up the intensity of practices for the girls basketball team. That “boot camp,” as he put it, clearly paid off for the Wildcats in Friday’s match-up at home against Riverside. Not that Holton had been slacking...
Cobra Jordan Wells (shown above, middle) floats a shot up right in front of the basket during Tuesday's league contest against Pleasant Ridge. After a slow first quarter, the JH girls got physical and went into attack mode on the way to a 38-36 victory.
What a difference three days makes. After the Jackson Heights girls faced some of the same struggles early in Tuesday’s game against Pleasant Ridge that it did in a recent loss to Maur Hill, the Cobras made a quicker recovery and managed to pull off a 38-36 victory. The Rams entered the night...
Jackson Heights' Lane Slocum (shown above, middle) goes strong to the basket in a big NEKL showdown with Maur Hill. Slocum's post presence was one of many factors that helped the Cobras pick up a 56-50 victory over the Ravens in overtime.
  Defense wins championships. It’s a principle that Maur Hill seems to relish, and one that helped it take control of the Northeast Kansas League title chase through the first half of the season. The Jackson Heights boys were hot on their tails, though, and had Friday’s rematch at home against the...
Royal Valley's Jacob Box (shown above, back left) works to get his opponent from ACCHS pinned to the mat late in the match in recent dual competition. Box and the rest of the Panthers have continued to compile some positive results, despite the roster taking hit after hit over the course of the season.
  If a team’s size is proportionately linked to its chances of success in the postseason, than the Royal Valley wrestling team is smack dab in the middle of the fast lane on the way to being an underdog by the time the regional and state tournaments roll around. The Panthers were probably well on...
Wildcat Nils Bergsten (shown above, middle) cuts to the basket for an easy two points in the second half of Friday's league battle against Sabetha. Bergsten picked a good time to have a career-high 16 points, but it still wasn't quite enough as Sabetha weathered Holton's late rally and held on for a 55-52 victory.
  From the opening moments of Friday’s league match-up between the Holton and Sabetha boys, it looked like fans might be in for a shoot-out befitting a game between the second-ranked team in Class 3A and the eighth-ranked team in Class 4A-DII. The teams traded threes on their opening possessions...


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