Author Archives: Conor Nicholl

Volleyball in Kansas: Back from injury, Olathe West’s Amber Allen leads KS in assists; notes and stat leaders across the state

By CONOR NICHOLL

Olathe West senior setter Amber Allen (No. 9) currently leads Kansas in assists after injuries in previous seasons. OW won the Hays tournament and has opened 8-2.

HAYS – Olathe West senior Read Story

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American Implement Western KS Team of the Week: Golden Plains volleyball reloads, off to 8-0 start

By CONOR NICHOLL

Golden Plains graduated six seniors, including its top-three hitters and 75 percent of its kills from a 31-win team. The group included Kassie Miller, who enjoyed an excellent three-sport career for the Read Story

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Nex-Tech Wireless Western Kansas Team of the Month: Bah, Groen lead new-look Hays High football to big Week 1 victory

By CONOR NICHOLL

Hays High junior running back Malik Bah rushed for 273 yards in a breakout Week 1 home win against Junction City. (Photo by Kim Reel).

HAYS – Hays High junior Malik Bah Read Story

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Football in Kansas: What impressed us the most after Week 1 of the 2022 football season?

By CONOR NICHOLL & CHET KUPLEN – Sports in Kansas

Kansas high school football delivers every week. That occurred again in Week 1 of the 2022 season, historically the best first slate of games in Read Story

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Football in Kansas: 6A preview: Derby consensus favorite; Who is this year’s Blue Valley Northwest?

By CONOR NICHOLL

Sports In Kansas has published 17 preseason stories – every class and every position group. Class 6A is the final classification preview to run. While Derby is the favorite, the class is Read Story

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Football in Kansas: 4A state preview: Fathers and sons connections, private and public schools and great athletes form backdrop to compelling class

A picture of the Frazell family. Kent Frazell has coached more than 40 years at Chanute. This will be his last season. His son, Clete, is head coach. This could be Chanute’s best ever team,
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Football in Kansas: Class 5A: Depth and development pace Mill Valley’s dynasty; Maize, KMC, Carroll, BV Southwest among other top contenders

By CONOR NICHOLL

Sports In Kansas continues with its classification previews. The smallest six classes are currently up at Sports In Kansas, plus positional breakdowns. Follow along for video interviews on SIK platforms, too. Class Read Story

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Football in Kansas: Class 3A state preview – How Jack Kraus epitomizes Andale’s dynasty; Collegiate, Holton, Hayden, Rock Creek, SE Kan. teams look for big years

By CONOR NICHOLL

Sports In Kansas continues its classification previews. The smaller five classes are already published. As well, check out our positional previews and video interviews from Bethany Bowman on SIK platforms. All scoring Read Story

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Football in Kansas: Elite Defenses, Parity and New Teams headline Class 2A

By CONOR NICHOLL

Sports in Kansas will have in-depth previews on all nine classes, six-man to 6A, in the next three weeks. All per-game football statistics and per-game rankings from Conor Nicholl, SIK, along with Read Story

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Football in Kansas: 1A Preview: New teams, Smith Center connection and powerhouses Olpe and Inman shape classification

QB Keller Hurla is a dynamic player for 1A state contender St. Marys and coach Kyle Schenk.

By CONOR NICHOLL w/ Chet Kuplen

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Wrestling in Kansas: “As pure as any soul” – Oral histories and remembering Burlington coach Doug Vander Linden

Burlington coach Doug Vander Linden is a legendary figure in the Kansas wrestling community.

COMPILED BY BETHANY BOWMAN AND CONOR NICHOLL

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Legendary Burlington head high school and middle school wrestling coach Doug Read Story

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Football in Kansas: Eight-Man, Division II Preview: Axtell is the “cream of the crop,” though senior-laden Canton-Galva, T. Ridge headline contenders

By CONOR NICHOLL

Sports in Kansas will have in-depth previews on all nine classes, six-man to 6A, in the next three weeks. All per-game football statistics and per-game rankings from Conor Nicholl, SIK, along with Read Story

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