Author Archives: Conor Nicholl

Nex-Tech Wireless Central Kansas AOM: From Tahiti to Pratt’s single wing: The story of Enoch Knox Walton

By CONOR NICHOLL for Sports in Kansas

Located in the Pacific Ocean, French Polynesia Tahiti is known for its island paradise landscape and travel destination. However, tourists don’t see the Tahiti where Pratt senior back Read Story

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Craw-Kan Southeast Kansas Team of the Week: Girard Football

By CONOR NICHOLL for Sports in Kansas

Girard has been a strong early season Class 3A squad in southeast Kansas. The Trojans have opened 2-0 with a 33-7 home win versus Pittsburg Colgan, and a Read Story

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Football in Kansas: K.C. Piper back home, 9/11 Memories, Eight-Man Parity, Underrated Position Groups and huge stat games

photo: Lexi Miles

By CONOR NICHOLL for Sports in Kansas

Football in Kansas Week 3 notes feature:

K.C. Piper wins first home game in 694 days on last play

Victoria coach Doug Oberle, a U.S. Read Story

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American Implement Team of the Week: Western Plains football returns to play

By CONOR NICHOLL

RANSOM – Ransom-Western Plains athletic director Dana Shay stood on the Bobcats’ sideline a few minutes before the conclusion of last Friday afternoon’s contest against Cunningham. Shay, a 1976 Ransom High School Read Story

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Volleyball in Kansas: Wheatland-Grinnell, Riverton, Cheney, Smoky Valley among top early standouts

By CONOR NICHOLL

This week’s Sports In Kansas volleyball notes highlight several teams that won tournaments and/or have undefeated records, along with several big milestones and stat leaders. Plus, Wheatland-Grinnell continues its trend of winning Read Story

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Sports in Kansas: What impressed us after week two of the 2021 football season?

Amy Peters Rickard – photo

By CONOR NICHOLL & Chet Kuplen – Sports in Kansas

Sports In Kansas Week 2 Impressions are highlighted by Derby’s opening its remodeled stadium, more than 790 yards of total Read Story

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Craw-Kan Team of the Week: Frontenac football with dominating defense

By CONOR NICHOLL

Mark Smith has it rolling with Frontenac football. In his first nine seasons, the Raiders posted a 69-29 record. After a 5-5 mark in his first fall, the Raiders have posted a Read Story

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American Implement Western Kansas Team of Week: Oberlin-Decatur Community Football

By CONOR NICHOLL for Sports in Kansas

Helped by a 30-point third quarter and a big game from senior quarterback Reece Grafel, Oberlin-Decatur Community pulled away for a 56-18 home win against Northwest Kansas League Read Story

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Nex-Tech Wireless Western AOM: How the Gavin duo helped Hays High become a top-five Class 5A defense

By CONOR NICHOLL

HAYS – Fourth-year Hays High football coach Tony Crough knew 2021 had the most experienced roster in recent Indian history. HHS enjoyed 15 returning starters, including nine defensively.

The experienced unit was Read Story

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Football in Kansas: Leoti, Pratt, Hays High and Axtell headline breakout Week 1 performances

Enoch Walton of Pratt. (courtesy of Walton)

By CONOR NICHOLL

Sports In Kansas takes a look at big performances and milestone wins for programs – especially involving players in first breakout games or coming back Read Story

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Sports In Kansas: What impressed us after week one of the 2021 football season?

Frontenac shutout Columbus. (Jacob Lenard)

By CONOR NICHOLL

Sports In Kansas’ football Impressions are back for another season. Impressions will run each weekend after a Friday night. Check out more SIK coverage on Week 1 Read Story

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Craw-Kan Team of the Week: Prairie View Volleyball off to nice start

By CONOR NICHOLL

The Prairie View volleyball team enjoyed a solid start to its season last Saturday with a third-place finish at the Iola tournament. Overall, Prairie View is 4-1.

PV finished 3-0 in pool Read Story

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