Author Archives: Conor Nicholl

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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Softball/Baseball in Kansas: Looking at stat leaders, challenging SOS, conference titles, around state notes

Wamego sensational freshman Peyton Hardenburger has delivered a huge year for the undefeated Red Raiders.

By CONOR NICHOLL
Sports In Kansas looks at two pitchers with a 0.00 ERA, several challenging strength of schedules and Read Story

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American Implement Western Kansas Team of the Week: Dighton track, paced by Neeley, Gall and Wilkison, with big showing at Quinter

By CONOR NICHOLL

The Quinter track meet is generally held on the final Friday in April. The competition is generally one of Kansas’ largest meets and mainly has 1-2A schools. This season, 23 teams signed Read Story

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Softball in Kansas: “That’s what elite pitching looked like” – a look at the state’s top arms, from Harveyville to Southwest KS to Olathe

Mission Valley ace Morgan Tomlinson currently leads Kansas in strikeouts.

By CONOR NICHOLL
This week, SIK takes a look at all of the elite softball pitching throughout Kansas, mainly from the rural communities.

Mission Valley’s Read Story

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Rainbow Communications Athlete of the Month: Undefeated Troy softball looks to etch further marks in the Trojan record book

Troy is off to a 15-0 start this spring.

By CONOR NICHOLL

Troy fifth-year softball coach Kyle McConnaughey knew he had a highly experienced 2022 group. The Trojans enjoyed their best season in school history Read Story

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Labette Bank Southeast Kansas Athletes of the Month: Frontenac track opens with a solid first month

By CONOR NICHOLL

Frontenac track graduated top boys Easton King and Ty Gates, though has retooled, posted several strong finishes and a school record in April.

In 2021, Frontenac girls were 13th in 3A state Read Story

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American Implement Western Kansas Team of the Week: Garden City softball enjoying another big year, including 14-inning victory

Garden City High School’s Brie Manwarren winds up to make a pitch to a Great Bend batter for a strike out Thursday at Tangeman Sports Complex. (Photo credit: Brad Nadig, Garden City Telegram).

By CONOR Read Story

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Craw-Kan Southeast Kansas Athletes of the Week: Uniontown softball, with many freshmen and sophomores in key roles, posting strong year

Uniontown has shown a nice improvement from 2021 behind a mix of experienced seniors, freshmen and sophomores.

By CONOR NICHOLL

Uniontown softball has enjoyed success in recent years. The Eagles have one all-time state appearance, Read Story

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Nex-Tech Wireless Central Athletes of Month: Buoyed by a walk-off grand slam and seventh inning comebacks, Canton-Galva softball shows improvement

Canton-Galva has opened 10-4 with multiple seventh-inning comebacks, including a walk-off grand slam

By CONOR NICHOLL

On April 12, Canton-Galva/Elyria Christian softball faced nearby rival Marion. Second-year Canton-Galva coach Reann Buchanan is a Marion graduate. Read Story

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Craw-Kan Southeast Kansas Team of the Week: Frontenac golf with four tournament championships

Frontenac golf has won four tournaments and is enjoying a great season.

By CONOR NICHOLL

Last year, Frontenac won a 3A regional championship with 355. Riley Johnson captured the regional with a 77. Vinny Pile Read Story

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Nex-Tech Wireless Western KS Athlete of the Month: Bird City-Cheylin sophomore Pablo Bermudez part of “stud jumpers in 1A this year”

Cheylin sophomore Pablo Bermudez has the best triple jump by a Cougar boy in at least nine years.

By CONOR NICHOLL

Chris Walden is a Bird City-Cheylin graduate and is well-known as the current Cougar Read Story

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Craw-Kan Southeast Kansas Team of the Week: Girard softball shows big improvement, part of stacked regional

Girard softball is off to an 11-1 start with one senior.

By CONOR NICHOLL

Girard softball has enjoyed a longtime history of success. From 1999-2018, Girard posted a winning season every spring. Starting with 2002, Read Story

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