Author Archives: Conor Nicholl

American Implement Western Kansas Team of the Week: Cheylin boys have enjoyed program’s longest winning streak in more than 15 years

Cheylin boys are 11-1 and have won 11 in a row.

By CONOR NICHOLL

Two years ago, Bird City-Cheylin boys’ basketball went 17-5 under coach Chris Walden. A Cheylin alum, Walden is well-known as the Read Story

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Wrestling in Kansas: Pratt’s J. Thompson takes over as girls’ all-time wins leader; looking at Rocky Welton and MCL

Pratt’s Jadyn Thompson is the current all-time winningest wrestler in Kansas girls’ history. (Submitted by family).

By CONOR NICHOLL

Last spring, Sports In Kansas and the Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association published the first-ever girls’ wrestling Read Story

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Craw-Kan Southeast Kansas Team of the Week: Uniontown girls on course for another winning season

By CONOR NICHOLL

Uniontown graduated first team all-state selection Danielle Howard, a multi-season finalist for 2A Player of the Year. The Eagles went 19-5 last winter. Howard set school records for career points, steals and Read Story

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Nex-Tech Wireless Central Kansas Athletes of the Month: Close-knit Macksville senior boys a state title contender

Rogelio Ibarra shoots against Ellinwood in a Jan. 13 game. Ibarra is one of the Macksville’s experienced seniors. He was named MVP of the St. John tournament. (Photo by Tessa Lickiss)

By CONOR NICHOLL

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Labette Bank Southeast Kansas Athlete of the Month: Southeast-Cherokee’s Cade Burdette with big season

SE-Cherokee’s Cade Burdette has cleared 1,000 career points.

By CONOR NICHOLL

Southeast-Cherokee has an extremely senior-laden squad. The Lancers start five seniors for legendary coach Dan Wall and assistant Dustin McMinn. Cade Burdette is SE-Cherokee’s Read Story

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Nex-Tech Wireless Western Kansas Athletes of the Month: TMP’s Kade Harris hits three buzzer-beaters in January for No. 2-ranked Monarchs

TMP boys have won at least seven games in overtime and/or at the buzzer in the last two seasons.

By CONOR NICHOLL

WaKEENEY – Thomas More Prep-Marian led Hill City by eight with 5 minutes, Read Story

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Basketball in Kansas: Multiple unranked teams, surprises win midseason tournaments; notes from across state

Unranked Maize South, led by tournament MVP Avery Lowe (No. 5) won the El Dorado tournament.

By CONOR NICHOLL

Sports In Kansas looks at multiple key results and tournaments from the weekend and specifically looks Read Story

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American Implement Western Kansas Team of the Week: Ranked St. Francis girls on a winning streak, facing key games

By CONOR NICHOLL

In the fall, St. Francis volleyball finished 29-11 and advanced to the Class 1A, Division I state tournament. Outside of the 2020 COVID season, it marked SF’s first state volleyball appearance since Read Story

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Basketball in Kansas: “It’s been really special” – How Quinter girls earned a signature win Tuesday and continued a big turnaround

Quinter girls play defense against Golden Plains on Tuesday night. Kennedy Werth (11) made several big shots down the stretch. (Photo by Conor Nicholl)

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QUINTER – In 2020-21, Quinter girls’ basketball enjoyed Read Story

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Wrestling in Kansas: Andover, Manhattan, Columbus, Emporia among big winners

Columbus’ Addison Saporito picked up career win No. 100 and remains undefeated this season.

By CONOR NICHOLL

This past weekend was shaped by five tournaments, three boys and two girls. For the boys, Beloit, Hays Read Story

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Craw-Kan Southeast Kansas Team of the Week: Pleasanton teams with big wins Tuesday, Gillespie has school mark

Pleasanton picked up two big wins Tuesday.

By CONOR NICHOLL

Both Pleasanton basketball teams picked up key wins Tuesday against Marmaton Valley. On the boys’ side, Dale Gillespie, a standout since his freshman year with Read Story

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Basketball in Kansas: Looking at midseason tournament results and trends: Hugoton, Hutchinson, St. James, A.C. among big winners

Andover Central earned a huge win against Bishop Miege en route to the Chanute tournament title.

By CONOR NICHOLL

A litany of midseason tournament action occurred this past weekend. We start in Sterling, Dodge City Read Story

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