Wildcat Ali Morris (shown above, at left) puts a ball in play in the second game of a road doubleheader in Seneca last Thursday. Morris and the HHS softball team got off to a strong start in the season-opener, sweeping Nemaha Central.
  After a long wait and several practices, the Holton softball team might have been getting a little stir-crazy before their season-opener in Seneca on Thursday. Then, the weather played a cruel trick and threatened to delay the start of the Wildcats’ season once again. The rain held off, though,...
HHS hurdler Holly Karn (shown above) soars over one hurdle during the 100m race at the Holton Invitational on Tuesday. Karn got off to a good start this season, setting personal records and taking first in both the 100m and 300m hurdles at the Wildcats' home meet.
  For the Holton track team, Tuesday’s home meet was a very good start as the boys and girls both finished third overall led by some strong individual performances. “As a team, where our numbers are at, I thought we competed real well,” HHS coach Mark Middlemist said. “Our numbers probably aren’t...
Wildcat Luis Butto (shown above) gets a hold of a pitch and puts it in play during the first game of Holton's home doubleheader against Falls City to start the season. Butto came through with a big RBI double to help HHS start the season with an 8-2 victory over the Tigers.
  Holton had two very different games in a home doubleheader against Fall City (Neb.) to start the baseball season on Saturday, though the Wildcats started things off on the right foot. Starting pitcher Justin Rieschick, who HHS coach Joe Purcell said was in solid early season form, cruised through...
Holton's Hayden May (shown above) tees off during a practice round earlier this spring. With a wide open competition to fill the varsity roster, according to coach Don Swisher, May and any other number of Wildcats could contribute to the team this spring.
  It may not be 11 straight, but with Holton High School’s golf team entering the season as three-time defending league champs there’s room to draw comparisons to a very successful Kansas basketball program. Like the Jayhawks, the HHS wildcats seem to reload rather than rebuild, though Holton has a...
Holton's Garett Beecher (shown above, middle) tries to maneuver around an Atchison defender in the 4A-DII sub-state championship game in Hoyt. Beecher went over the 1,000-point milestone for his career in the game, but the Wildcats came just short of making it back to the 4A-DII state tournament in a 67-63 loss to the Redmen.
  After narrowly missing out on a match-up at the midseason Tonganoxie Invitational basketball tournament, it seemed like the Holton and Atchison boys were on a collision course when it came to sub-state competition. The fifth and eighth-ranked teams in Class 4A-DII, respectively, met in Saturday’s...
Wildcats Sarah Sweet (shown above, middle) and Hayley Thompson (right) fight for a rebound while teammate Courtney Boswell (left) looks on in the sub-state championship game against Jeff West. Rebounding was an advantage for the Tigers and helped the team hold off a late rally from Holton on the way to a 35-26 victory.
  As well as everything went for the Holton girls on offense in Friday’s sub-state semifinal game, things quickly turned sour for the Wildcats in Saturday’s championship game against Jeff West. The Wildcats still flashed that trademark defensive intensity, which kept the team in the game in the...
HHS senior Lucas Lovvorn (shown above, at left) looks for his shot in the 4A 160-lb. championship match. Lovvorn went on to win by 12-5 decision over Chanute's Brady Vogel to claim his second straight individual state title.
  While a third straight team championship might not have been in the cards for the Holton wrestling team at the 4A state tournament in Salina over the weekend, what the Holton wrestlers did on Friday and Saturday may have been equally as impressive. For the third straight year, the Wildcats...


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