JHHS coach Caleb Wick (shown above, standing) spots Wyatt Roles as he works on the bench press during a weight room session earlier this summer.
  While high school athletes get pulled in several different directions through the summer, one place they are all likely to congregate is in the weight room. That has been the case for the Holton, Jackson Heights and Royal Valley athletes since late May and the weight rooms have remained full and...
HHS wrestler Ethan Brownell (shown above, at left) tries to reverse out of a pin attempt by teammate Damon Ruckman as the young Wildcats fine-tuned their technique during the team camp held recently. Brownell and Ruckman are part of a young class that could be crucial to Holton’s success next winter after the departure of another strong group of senior wrestlers.
  While it would be easy for a team with as much recent success as the Holton High School wrestling squad to rest on its laurels, the Wildcats have done anything but that the past few summers. After earning trophies (two firsts and a third in 2015) at the Class 4A state tournament the past three...
Holton's Sam King (shown above, middle) slashes to the basket during a scrimmage at team camp earlier this summer. King is one of 14 players competing for HHS in the Kaw Valley summer league and that level of participation has pleased coach Ryan Noel.
  Every summer, coaches at high schools around the country start the rebuilding process with their teams. It’s no different for Ryan Noel and the Holton boys basketball team. Gone to graduation are a number of key players from last season, including two prolific scorers (Garett Beecher and Trey...
Holton's Indie Allen (shown above) takes a flying leap at the end of the triple jump runway, soaring into the pit during one of his attempts in the finals. Allen ended up taking fourth in the event, walking away from his final high school meet with a state medal.
  Even in taking just a small group of athletes to the state track meet in Wichita, the Wildcats of Holton managed to pull off something pretty special this weekend. The HHS girls had four athletes competing in four events, one of those being a relay, at the Class 4A state track meet and every one...
Holton's Ashlyn Weilert (shown above, front left) steadies the blocks as teammate Kimmi Snepp fires out of them at the start of her preliminary heat in the 200m dash at regionals in Hoyt. Snepp made the finals and ended up qualifying for state in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay.
  It’s hard to imagine a regional track meet being on par with state as far as level of difficulty is concerned, but last Friday’s Class 4A regional in Hoyt may have come as close as possible in replicating that state-caliber competition. Truth be told, some events did in fact have the top four...
  Considering the hurdles the Holton golf team has had to overcome this season, what was another one to leap over in Big Seven league competition at Lake Perry on Wednesday? With the heavy rain from the past week, the Wildcats and the rest of the league competition had some hazards to be wary of,...


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