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Sports in Kansas Kansas Kickoff Show

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2022 Sports in Kansas All-State Softball

Heather Arnett earned 3A SIK POY, Top 9 all-classes and is a three-time all-state pick (missing 2020 Covid).

Sports in Kansas has released its annual list of all-state softball player honors along with coach of Read Story

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Craw-Kan Southeast Kansas Team of the Week: “I am just really proud” – Frontenac softball captures its third state title

Frontenac captured its third state softball title and continually improved throughout the spring. Photo credit by Jacob Lenard.

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Frontenac returned significant experience from a 2021 state qualifying team. The Raiders had senior 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.

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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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Softball/Track in Kansas: “There will never be another Daelyn” – How four-sport star Daelyn Winters and Burlingame girls are enjoying another big season

Burlingame senior Daelyn Winters has excelled in four sports. Her dad, Creighton, is the reigning 2-1A SIK softball coach of the years. Burlingame looks to continue the best girls’ sports school year in program annals.
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American Implement Western Kansas Team of the Week: Meade track continues all-sport success, among 1A leaders in multiple categories

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Meade has enjoyed excellent success in many boys’ and girls’ sports, including a strong start in the 2022 track season.

Meade boys won back-to-back cross country 1A state championships, and a 13-0 Read Story

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“Potential to change the world” – looking at multiple coaching retirements, changes and hirings around the state: McPherson, Andale, Clay Center, Douglass, Russell, Otis-Bison, among others

McPherson coach Doug Kretzer speaks to girls’ wrestling before the unofficial state tournament in 2019. KSHSAA sanctioned the sport in 2020. Kretzer was among many coaching changes in the last few weeks (Photo: McPherson athletics)
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Basketball in Kansas: Coldwater-South Central coach Tim Rietzke announces retirement after 828 wins, 48 years

Coldwater-South Central coach Tim Rietzke announced his retirement after 828 victories.

Editor’s Note: This story originally ran on Feb. 14, 2021 on Sports In Kansas when Coldwater-South Central coach Tim Rietzke picked up career win Read Story

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Labette Bank Athlete of the Month: Girard’s Brahm Born leads Trojans to 3A boys’ state tournament

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On March 9, Girard faced Hoyt-Valley in the Class 3A boys’ quarterfinals. After 8-12 and 12-7 records, Girard bumped to 16-6 this winter and returned to the state tournament. Girard was the Read Story

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Rainbow Communications Northeast Kansas Athlete of the Month: Atchison County’s Addison Schletzbaum, Tigers with big basketball season

Atchison Community junior Addison Schletzbaum and the Tigers enjoyed a strong basketball season.

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Atchison Community High School junior Addison Schletzbaum has averaged 15 points a game in back-to-back seasons. This winter, the Read Story

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2022 Sports in Kansas Girls All-State Basketball Teams by Classification

Pictured are players of the year by classification from SIK.

Sports in Kansas has released its 2022 all-state basketball teams by classification. Voting is done by media members across the state of Kansas and finalized Read Story

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2022 Sports in Kansas Boys All-State Basketball Teams by Classification

Sports in Kansas Players of the Year by Classfication

Sports in Kansas has released its 2022 all-state basketball teams by classification. Voting is done by media members across the state of Kansas and finalized by Read Story

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