Author Archives: Conor Nicholl

Nex-Tech Wireless Western Athletes of the Month: TMP’s Emilee Lane and Kassidi Yost set school records, close out highly successful Dreher era

By CONOR NICHOLL

Thomas More Prep-Marian volleyball trio of coach Natausha Dreher and seniors Emilee Lane and Kassidi Yost are long intertwined.

Dreher first coached Lane in club volleyball in the younger ranks. Yost had Read Story

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Sports In Kansas: What impressed us after Week 13 of the 2021 high school football season in Kansas?

By CONOR NICHOLL

The overall theme entering the 2021 Kansas football championship games dealt with the seven returning titlists: 6A Derby, 5A Mill Valley, 4A St. James, 3A Andale, 2A Rossville, 1A Olpe and Eight-Man, Read Story

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Football in Kansas: Playing for coach Taylor, two-hour daily commutes, and a “tremendous staff”: The stories of the assistants and infrastructure for the state qualifiers

By CONOR NICHOLL for Sports in Kansas

Maize coach Gary Guzman opened his career as the defensive coordinator at Kapaun Mt. Carmel for seven seasons and coached in three state title games. Guzman served on Read Story

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American Implement Western Kansas Team of the Week: Meade football changes schemes, has 12-0 record

By CONOR NICHOLL for Sports in Kansas

Meade has been a single wing team for the last 14 years under Scott Moshier and Justin Powell. Moshier is the Buffs’ all-time winningest coach with 107 victories Read Story

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Rainbow Communications Northeast Kansas Athlete of the Month: Doniphan West’s Jaiden Taylor

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Doniphan West had its sixth straight season of wins improvement in volleyball this fall. DW had a nine-win bump from 2020 and finished 25-12. It marked the Mustangs’ Read Story

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Labette Bank Southeast Kansas Athlete of the Month: Frontenac’s Mario Menghini

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Frontenac junior Mario Menghini enjoyed a solid sophomore season when he picked up all-state honorable mention for a 6-5 squad. He was the Raiders’ leading returning receiver with Read Story

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Craw-Kan Southeast Kansas Team of the Week: Frontenac football holds Holton to lowest rushing total in several years, qualifies for 3A final

By CONOR NICHOLL for Sports in Kansas

Since the summer, Frontenac’s defense has been deemed one of Class 3A’s best. The Raiders matched the preseason expectations with a 9-2 mark entering last Friday’s semifinal versus Read Story

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Football in Kansas: How seven players under six-feet tall has shaped the state playoffs – and could do so again Saturday

By CONOR NICHOLL

SIK looks at several unsung players under six-feet tall who all could affect state championship games this weekend, notably in Eight-Man, Division I, Eight-Man, Division II, 4A and 6A:

Carter Holloway, Little Read Story

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Sports In Kansas: What impressed us after Week 12 of the 2021 high school football season in Kansas?

By CONOR NICHOLL

KENSINGTON – Thunder Ridge head football coach Joel Struckhoff is one of the most well-known players in Kansas eight-man football history. A Shrine Bowler, Struckhoff still holds several Kansas career records, including Read Story

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Craw-Kan Southeast Kansas Team of the Week: Frontenac football back in the semifinals, showing improvement across the board

By CONOR NICHOLL

Frontenac continued its excellent season with a 42-26 state quarterfinal win versus Rock Creek last week. The win highlighted several trends for the Raiders. Frontenac rushed for 379 yards and limited RC’s Read Story

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Football in Kansas: “It’s a privilege to play against them again.” – Rematches dominate semifinal matchups across Kansas. A look at Buhler, Miege, Canton-Galva, notes on all classes

By CONOR NICHOLL

Buhler coach Steve Warner is aware of the current trend surrounding his Crusader squad in rematches. This fall marks the seventh straight year Buhler has faced a team in the regular season Read Story

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American Implement Team of the Week: Spearville volleyball wins long-awaited state title, picks up postseason accolades

By CONOR NICHOLL for Sports in Kansas

Three of the eight Class 2A state volleyball qualifying teams in 2020 won championships this fall. Last year, Smith Center defeated Spearville in the state quarterfinals. Then, Olathe Read Story

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