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Softball/Baseball in Kansas: “The best idea ever” – Hoisington/Central Plains senior quartet paces regional champions throughout Kansas; notes on each class

By CONOR NICHOLL

HAYS – Last season, Hoisington-Central Plains softball held off Beloit, 1-0, in a Class 3A regional semifinal contest. Hoisington ace Kassidy Nixon permitted just four baserunners and struck out 17 in a Read Story

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Softball/Baseball in Kansas: “200 percent better” – Newton softball headlines Wednesday regionals; looking at key Tuesday playoff results

Newton’s Tegan Livesay has a strong case for Kansas’ best player. She has led Newton on a huge turnaround this year. (Photo credit: Camryn Entz).

By CONOR NICHOLL

Newton entered its April 8 doubleheader against Read Story

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Sports in Kansas: All-Time Track and Field list in Kansas from Carol Swenson

Casey Helm of Madison – all time discus record -2022

All-Time Kansas High School Bests
As of 5/21/2022

(Times are listed using the +0.24 difference between hand and fully automatic times (i.e., 10.5 hand = Read Story

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Baseball in Kansas: 8 questions for regionals, including key 5/4A matchups

McPherson is a top-four team in 4A East.

By CONOR NICHOLL

1.Can Pittsburg baseball break through and beat a Kansas City area team in postseason ?

Pittsburg posted a 15-6 season last year and went Read Story

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2022 Track in Kansas/Sports In Kansas – Statewide track and field leaders from Carol Swenson 

2022 Kansas Prep

Track & Field

(UP-DATED 5/21/22)

Coaches, please send your complete meet results, noting whether the meet was hand-timed or FAT.

Times listed to hundredths have been verified as .   Hand-timed preliminary Read Story

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Craw-Kan Southeast Kansas Team of the Week: Colony-Crest is KS’ lone undefeated baseball team

Colony-Crest is Kansas’ lone undefeated baseball team.

By CONOR NICHOLL

Colony-Crest is the lone undefeated team in Kansas high school baseball.

Crest is 20-0 and headlines the 2-1A Central Heights regional. Southern Lyon County is Read Story

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American Implement Western KS Team of the Week: Golden Plains girls roll to historically dominant showing at WKLL track

By CONOR NICHOLL

Longtime Golden Plains coach Travis Smith knew the Bulldogs had a couple of obstacles during the regular season. Like many Kansas squads, GP faced challenging weather, including at the April 29 Quinter Read Story

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Labette Bank Athlete of the Month: Frontenac 3-sport star Heather Arnett stakes claim as best base stealer in KS history

Photo credit: Amanda Morrison. Frontenac’s Heather Arnett would likely hold state records for career runs scored and steals if she had played 2020 that was cancelled from COVID.

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Frontenac senior Heather Arnett Read Story

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American Implement Western Kansas Team of the Week: Holcomb softball takes 3A’s longest current win streak into postseason

Holcomb is tied for the tenth-most wins in Kansas softball for all classes in the last two seasons. Holcomb has the longest current winning streak in 3A softball.

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Holcomb softball delivered the Read Story

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Softball in Kansas: “Synergy” – The state’s biggest turnaround this season

West Elk has enjoyed Kansas’ biggest softball turnaround from 2021-22. Pictured are the starters.

By CONOR NICHOLL

Softball has enveloped Sheri Patteson since she was a youngster. For many years, Patteson watched her family play Read Story

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Craw-Kan Southeast Kansas Team of the Week: Columbus softball continues to make history, wins first CNC title

Columbus softball wins its first-ever CNC title.

By CONOR NICHOLL

Columbus girls’ sports have continued to deliver school history in the last several months. In February, the Titans took third at 4-1A state wrestling in Read Story

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Softball in Kansas: “Brick by Brick” – How Kingman softball won a league championship Monday; plus other key results in a big night

Kingman softball swept Cheney for Central Plains League title Monday. The Eagles have used the “brick by brick” mantra to become a 3A contender.

By CONOR NICHOLL

Ross Bruggeman grew up in Sabetha, played football Read Story

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