The Coffeyville Red Ravens were back on the hardwood last night as both women's and men's teams hosted the Garden City Broncbusters. This was their final game on the home court for 2018 before they head to break as the ladies entered the game at 1 and 11, the men quite the opposite at 11 and 1 on the year and #3 in the national rankings.
The ladies tipped off first and from the start could not find a leader on the offensive side. Having a lack of veteran presence definitely affected the ladies last night, though they played very hard defensively forcing 28 turnovers, though they only scored 10 points off that. Shooting 25% from the floor 27% from 3 and only 63 percent from the line. The ladies take a tough home loss 58 to 47 proving again they can compete with anyone defensively, just struggle to hit shots.
The guys played right after as they welcomed the 6 and 6 Bronc Busters on to Jay Herkelman Court at Nellis Hall. A team that usually likes to drive and run with the basketball came out and surprised everyone shooting great from the floor keeping things interesting after one half with the score at 46 to 38. When the second half came around, CCC’s strengths really showed as they shot incredible from the floor finishing 63% from the floor, 55% from three point land and 61% from the line. They had 4 players on double digits with sophomore Marvin Johnson leading the way with 18 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists. Red Ravens get their 12th win on the year moving to 12 and 1 and still unbeaten in conference play as they beat Garden City 92 to 71, moving coach Herk just 7 games away from breaking Francis Flax’s record of most wins as a coach in Region VI.
The Coffeyville Community College Red Ravens basketball teams split a double header at Pratt Community College Saturday afternoon. The Red Raven men easily handled Pratt winning by 19. The final score was the Red Ravens 75 Pratt 56. The win gives the 4th ranked Raven Men an 11 – 1 overall record.
Meanwhile the Lady Ravens fell to 1 – 11 after falling to Pratt in Saturday’s first game by a final score of 74 – 54. Both the Men and Women return home Wednesday night when they take on Garden City at Nellis Hall. Wednesday night’s game can be heard live on KUSN 98.1FM and viewed via a stream at kggfradio.com.
The CCC Lady Ravens basketball team didn’t just pick up their first win of the season, they did it by a huge margin. The Lady Ravens defeated Northwest Kansas Technical College 81 – 49 Sunday afternoon in Goodland. Their first win of the season gives the Lady Ravens a 1-9 record for the season.
The Red Raven Men also picked up win in the second game defeating Northwest Kansas Tech 96 – 67. The Men improved to 9-1 on the season.
Both the Men and Women return home to Nellis Hall this Wednesday evening when the host Barton County with the Women tipping off at 5:30pm and the Men at 7:30pm. Both games will be broadcast on KUSN 98.1FM and video and audio streamed online at kggfradio.com
This Saturday at the Yoke Bar and Grill the Mighty 690 will be hosting a High School Coaches Breakfast. Tune in at 7:00 Saturday morning to hear interviews from the coaches from Field Kindley, Independence, Parsons, Labette County, Caney, Fredonia, Sedan, West Elk, Cherryvale and Neodesha. We'll talk the upcoming basketball season and the expectations for each team as we head into the 2018-2019 high school basketball season.
This Saturday live from the Yoke Bar and Grill from 7:00am until 10:00am on 690AM KGGF.
The Coffeyville Community College Red Ravens return to the hardwood tonight after a long Thanksgiving Holiday Break. Both the women and men will be playing in a double header right here in Coffeyville on Jay Herkelman Court at Nellis Hall. Tough challenge for both teams as they host the Hutchinson Blue Dragons, and both womens and mens teams for Hutch have not lost a game this year. The Lady Red Ravens who have struggled to score this year will have a very tough test against the Hutchinson due to their ability to shoot and score the basketball. With a week break, we will see tonight if the ladies prepared and can pull off the upset at home. The men will play right after the ladies finish as they too have a very difficult test at home. Yet another Top 25 nationally ranked match up here in Coffeyville as Hutch comes into tonight at 10 and 0. They also average 100 points per game compared to Coffeyville 89 PPG. Playing well in their last game as well as this will be Hutch’s first tough road test on the year, all points towards Coffeyville having the upper hand. We saw what a tough road environment can cause in the loss against N.E.O as the Red Ravens look to do the same tonight. The ladies tip off at 5PM and the men around 7, we will cover both of these games on FM 98.1 KUSN.
The Coffeyville Red Ravens were back on the hardwood tonight as they faced off against the Ottawa JV Braves. On paper the Coffeyville Red Ravens were clear favorites to win this game though they still needed to improve upon some faults they made over the weekend. Not knocking down shots and tacking up foul numbers was a clear area they needed to improve upon coming off two wins over the weekend. C.C.C. from the tip came out strong forcing turnovers and scoring on those turnovers as they put up 43 points off of those takeaways throughout the night. They got big play from many key players as well as a few new numbers we’re not used to seeing. Starters Casey Benton, Marvin Johnson and Manny Crump all score in the double digits, but they got huge play off the bench from a key bench player from last year Anthony Jones. He finished the top scorer with 21 points, 3 assists and 2 rebounds. Jones led a very impressive scoring parade by the rest of C.C.C. as they handle the braves with no problem. Finishing the first half up leading 71 to 39 shooting over 50% from all 3 shooting categories. Those numbers did not diminish in the 2nd half as the abundance of scoring continued. Getting big play from another freshman Tony Hutson who scored all 12 of his points from 3 shooting 4 of 6 from deep in the second half and the Red Ravens continued to push down on the gas pedal and score more and more. They finish the night shooting 54-91(59%) from the floor, 21-46(45%) from 3 and shot 72% from the free throw line. A prolific score line finds the Red Ravens with one of their biggest wins in school history. They beat the Ottawa JV Braves 139 to 69 in an easy home game victory as they prepare for a holiday weekend and a tough test next week to wrap up November. Next Wednesday they will host another top 25 national matchups at home as the Blue Dragons from Hutchinson travel to Jay Herkleman Court at Nellis Hall to challenge the Ravens. If the shoot the way they did, and keep emphasizing limiting those foul numbers, there’s not to many to teams in the nation that could win, though Hutch proves to be a tough test next week. Tip of at 7PM next Wednesday covered on 98.1 KUSN FM
Coffeyville Community College basketball continued its 2018 season last night as both the men's and women's teams traveled to Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College for a tough road game. The lady's got he games started first, having struggled with finding open shots and separation through the first few games the Ladies improved greatly. Finally passing a bit better and finding open shots, the issue they struggle shooting from the floor. Missing many open shots and once again committing inexperienced turnovers and mistakes. N.E.O Lady Norse beat C.C.C. 59 to 30 moving the Lady Red Ravens to 0 and 5 on the year. The men also got beat to the Golden Norseman, thought there loss came on a heartbreak. Red Ravens struggled against that 2-3 zone N.E.O runs so well last week and again ran into issues. Struggling to find open shots at certain points in the game, committing to many fouls as N.E.O knocked down important free throws. Casey Benton knocked the most important free throws in the game to tie ity at 55 with 14 seconds left. Would not matter as Ravel Moody traveled down the court and hit a 3 point shot as time expired to won the game fort N.E.O. Red Ravens lose their first game in the year 58 to 55 on the road on Miami and fall to 4 and 1. They travel to Ark City to play in the Cowley Classic both Friday and Saturday. We will have both those games on 98.1 KUSN.
The Lady Red Ravens fell to Labette County last night at 44 - 37. The Lady Ravens, who have struggled to generate any offense this season only put up 16 points through the first 3 quarters shooting 22 % from the floor, 14% from 3 point range and adding to their woes committed 20 turnovers. The loss drops the Lady Ravens to 0-4 on the season while Labette County improves to 3 - 3.
The Lady Ravens won't have much turn around time as they hit the road tonight to take on rivals NEO in a double header with the Men's team. The Lady Ravens fell to the Lady Norse at home last week. The Ladies tip off at 5:30 this evening in a game that will be broadcast live on KUSN 98.1FM.
Tonight's second game will feature the CCC Mens team taking on NEO. The Men defeated NEO in last week's game 76 - 59. The Ravens who are 4 - 0 on the season and ranked #4 in the nation tip off at 7:30 against the Norsemen who come in to tonight's contest with a 2 - 3 mark. Ravens Coach Jay Herkelman says tonight will be a good test for the Ravens on the road and in a hostile enviornment.
The Coffeyville Community College volleyball team left at 7:00 this morning for the National Championship Tournament in Charleston, West Virginia. The Ravens are the defending National Champions and are ranked number one in the nation. CCC will play their first round game on Thursday afternoon at 1:00 when they face Mercyhurst Northeast of Pennsylvania.
The team wanted to thank everyone who donated snacks and drinks for their trip.
Jayhawk Conference foe Garden City will take on East Mississippi in the NJCAA Football National Championship hosted by Pitt State. Both teams are undefeated and with the Broncbusters ranked second in the country and East Mississippi has been ranked number one since the start of the season. This year is the first year of a three-year agreement between the NJCAA and the Crawford County Convention and Visitors Bureau to host the national championship game.
Garden City is led by head coach Jeff Sims, who will take over as head coach at Missouri Southern following the national championship game
The Coffeyville Community College Lady Red Ravens return to the court tonight, back at home at Nellis Hall. Struggling the first three games to knock down shots and find an identity offensively, Coffeyville enters the game at 0 and 3 on the year. Losing last week at home against N.E.O, showed Coffeyville they need an offensive leader to step up and lead the charge as they are only averaging 47 points per game through 3 games. That game being played on Tuesday of last week so they've had a full 7 days to prepare and practice to form some offense. Defensively they have stepped up all year long, but are always needing to climb back with points and haven’t been able to yet. They played a great 4th quarter against N.E.O, and if they play all 4 quarters with that intensity they will start winning some ball games. Sophomore Tatiana McCree and Freshman Chesney Downing look to step up tonight as they host Labette Community College. The Cardinals have struggled through the first few weeks as well making them a good team for Coffeyville to get back on the winning track against. We will cover that game for you on FM 98.1 KUSN with a pregame starting at 6:45, tip at 7PM on Jay Herkelman Cort in Nellis Hall.
This past Saturday saw two top 15 nationally ranked teams battle it out on Jay Herkelman Court at Nellis Hall. The #12 Indian Hills Warriors traveled over from Ottumwa Iowa to face off against the #4 Coffeyville Red Ravens. Coach Herkelman and the Ravens worked hard through the week to improve upon the mistakes they made against N.E.O. a game which they still won by 20 points. Focusing on rebounding and free throws, and it certainly showed. From the tip Coffeyville managed to control the momentum and held on to the lead for the majority of the game as there was only 2 total lead changes. They also got huge contribution from a returner from last year Marvin Johnson. Johnson who missed practice this week with a tweaked ankle but came out Saturday night looking like he did last year. Creating turnovers and more importantly turning those turnovers into points. Johnson finished with 28 points, 3 assists, and 4 steals which led the team in scoring. They also got good play from Sophomore who is new to this roster Tevin Brewer as he nets 11 points and 7 assists. Leading 44 to 35 at half Coffeyville continued that success into the second putting a big spot on Indian Hills to start getting up by 22 points at one point in the game. Knocking down free throws and managing rebounds were the reason the Red Ravens finished the game strong and get the top 15 match ups win at home. C.C.C. wins 87 to 70 and moves to 4 and 0 on the year. Red Ravens continue their season next week on the road in Miami against North Eastern Oklahoma A&M for a tough road test. Ravens beat the Norseman last week fairly handily though they run a 2-3 zone very well and could disrupt the Red Ravens on their first road test on the year.
The very last 2018 football game for the Coffeyville Red Ravens regular season was on Saturday. They welcomed in a Prep. Academy out of Texas known as Resolution Prep. Resolution came into the chilly afternoon well over matched on paper and through the 2018 season as the entered with only one win, which came against a team at a similar level. In certain games giving up over 90 points, the Rec Ravens where precited to roll over their opponent but needed to stay focused and not let the upset occur. Which they did very well of, the very first play of the game was a 65-yard connection through the air from Kody Wilstead to Andre Thomas-Cobb and from there, the offense took off. Using many names that we hadn’t seen all trough the 2018 season though a partial sneak peak into a few players for next year. The defense of course played well as they have all year long scoring twice themselves, but for an offense that struggled at times this year they looked very good. Red Ravens get the win and finish the year winning 3 of their last 4 including against Montgomery County foe Independence. C.C.C. beats Resolution Prep. 62 to 0 and finish 5 and 6 on the year. With that record Coffeyville does not appear to be geared for postseason football, though coach Flores and the team wants to thank their fans for the support all through the year and can’t wait for next year!
The Red Ravens Men's Basketball team gears up for quite test this evening coming off a big win against North Eastern Oklahoma A&M last week 76 to 59. C.C.C. Hosts another nationally top 25 team in Indian Hills, A team who last did not lose a game a currently sits at 2 and 0 on the year. Inching past I.C.C. Last week 58-53 this Indians Hills team looks to keep that win streak alive with what truly is looking to be one of the best games of the year and may have post season effects. The Red Ravens however look good on the year, picking up a ton of size and length in the off season has really paid off. Though talking with head coach Jay Herkelman last week, one of his main areas of concerns was winning the rebounds battle. C.C.C. Has not seemed to use their size to their advantage and give team to many second chances. Herkelman also says they've been putting extra time in on free throws. A number that should be much higher than where it's at, especially against a team like Indian Hills. Looking like a shootout tonight here in Coffeyville, played on Jay Herkelman Court at Nellis Hall. Tip off at 7PM with a 6:45 pregame show with Sam Speck and Matt Jordan on the call. Tune in right here on kggfradio.com or over the air on 98.1 KUSN.
The Coffeyville Community College Football season comes to end today. The Red Ravens back at home tonight after posting a good win last week in the road in Ellsworth Iowa 28 to 7. The defense, who has been the strong suit all year long for the Ravens held their opponent to the least amount of points they given up all year long. Ellsworth who came into the game with only one win on the year to start, on paper looked like a team the Red Ravens could easily handle. Which in fact they did as the Ravens beat Panthers and moved to 4 and 6 on the year. They will need that same attitude this afternoon as the host Resolution Prep Academy a team who as suffered some pretty significant losses this year. A team that has great size and speed as coach Flo and the rest of the Red Ravens gear up for a physical battle but should be able to get the win. Flores also highlighted the benefits for both schools, as C.C.C. Will get to observe many players within the Prep Academy that they may want in a Red Raven jersey later on. Our broadcast pregame will start at 12:30 today out from Veterans Memorial Stadium, a donation drive of non-perishable food items will also be available from 11 to 1 out at the stadium as kick off will come right at 1. Sam Speck and Matt Jordan on the call on US 98 FM 98.1 KUSN.
Back on Jay Herkelman court tonight, was the still ranked 4th in the nation Coffeyville Community College Red Ravens. After 2 home wins last weekend against Fort Scott and Bethany JV in the Community State Bank Classic the C.C.C Men’s Basketball Team like the Ladies hosted the North Eastern Oklahoma A&M Golden Norsemen out of Miami OK. C.C.C. coming out having to face a tough 2-3 defensive zone from N.E.O, though the Red Ravens were able to jump on early. Gaining an early lead and playing great lock down defense for the though the first half. Unfortunately, the offense did not finish the first half as much on a roll as they started, going flat and allowing N.E.O to cut the lead to just 5 at halftime as C.C.C. led 33-28. Second half started very similar to the first as Coffeyville put a sizable gap between them and The Golden Norsemen, taking advantage of certain gaps in the zone defense. Coffeyville eventually would get a double-digit win after finishing well defensively and grinding down the clock wining 76 to 59 moving now to 3 and 0 on the year. The Red Ravens getting big play out of the Sophomore Casey Benton who was a part of last year’s Region 6 winning team, finished as the leading scoring with 17 points 3 rebounds and 2 assists. They also got big play from a freshman who also brings great size to the team in Manny Crup. Crup finishing with 12 points 3 rebounds and an assist as it’s exactly the kind of play you want to see out of a freshman, especially one who is 6-8 and can shoot the ball. Red Ravens will need to focus on strength down low for the next few days in practice, as they were getting dominated in some plays down low and allowing to many offensive rebounds and second chance points to N.E.O. which is something they cannot do this weekend. Red Ravens return to the court this Saturday against Indian Hills. A team who was unbeaten last year, and lies within the top 25 national standings just like Coffeyville as they too come to Nellis Hall, again this weekend tip off at 7PM.
The Coffeyville Lady Red Ravens returned to the court tonight as they hosted North Eastern Oklahoma A&M College at Nellis Hall. Coming into the night at 0 and 2 on the year as both 2 games, they played physical defense, but the offense made mistakes and struggled to score. Those struggles continued into tonight as they ladies played a fairly clean defensive first quarter but was held to only 5 points heading into the 2nd as they trailed 16-5. Second quarter was more of the same for the ladies as N.E.O was able to put up another 19 and led 35-16 heading to halftime. Coming out of halftime the Lady Red Ravens got some energy as they got 8 points from both Tatiana McCree and Lasheicka Joseph, but the Lady Norse of N.E.O also came out of halftime strong scoring another 18 and having comfortable lead heading into the 4th, which is exactly what they needed. The Lady Red Ravens came out firing in the 4th quarter outscoring N.E.O 20-14 and getting a big contribution from freshman Chesney Downing. She led the Lady Red Ravens on the night with 14 points, 6 rebounds, and shot 75% from the free throw line at 6 of 8. The big play in the first 3 quarters by the Lady Norse was enough as they get the win over the Lady Red Ravens 67 to 50. That moves C.C.C. to 0 and 3 to start the year and the focus turning to the offense during practice as well as playing a complete game, not just a 4th quarter. Desperately needing a leader to step up, whether it’s one of the few returners or one of the many returners. Plenty of time to regroup as the next time the Lady Red Ravens are back on the court is next week on Tuesday back at home against Bethany JV tip off at 7PM.
Both the women's and men's basketball teams for the Red Ravens back in action tonight. Red Ravens will be hosting foes from across the border with Northeastern Oklahoma A&M Norsemen. We’ll start with the ladies first as Coffeyville coming off a rough opening loss at home last Thursday against Redlands Community College and then on the road against Connors State. The lady Red Ravens played well on defense but struggled to find any success on offense losing those battle remaining winless on the year. Hoping to find a spark in the offense, the return tonight tipping off at 5:30 from Nellis Hall here in Coffeyville against N.E.O. Shortly after the Lady Red Ravens wrap up it will be time for the men's game who also will play the Norsemen from N.E.O. Though the men coming in unbeaten on the year. Winning both of their games within the Community State Bank classic last week. They remain in the top 5 in the nation and will have a very tough test tonight. Northeastern Oklahoma A&M comes in losing a tough battle last week against Hutch so they currently sit at 2 and 1 but can’t be overlooked. This is a team that enjoys beating Coffeyville whenever they have the chance and will love to on our home court. Speaking with head coach Jay Herkelman he says his guys are poised and ready for a tough week of basketball. Horsemen tonight then against Indian Hills this weekend. Herkelman saying if his guys can avoid foul trouble and play to their strengths there isn’t to many teams that can compete with Coffeyville. Again the men's game will begin shortly after the women's wrap up and will be broadcasted on 98.1 KUSN FM, Sam Speck will be on the call from Nellis Hall tip off around 7:00 PM.
The Red Raven Volleyball team will head back to the NJCAA National Tournament in West Virginia to defend their title. The Red Ravens earned the right to advance after a come from behind victory over Cowley County Saturday in the District Tournament. After getting down 2 sets to 1, the Ravens poured it on to win 2 straight and defeat Cowley County 3 - 2 to win the District crown.
The Coffeyville Community College Mens Basketball team finished up the Community State Bank Classic Saturday afternoon with a dominating win over Bethany JV 104 - 43. The nationally 4th ranked Red Ravens jumped out to a quick lead and just kept piling on the points while holding Bethany JV in defense.
The Independence Community College Pirates lost a close match up with Indian Hills 58 - 53 and Labette County fell to Allen County 70-67.
The Coffeyville Community College Red Ravens hit the road to pick up a wion in Iowa Saturday afternoon. The Red Ravens opened up the scoring and never looked back as they defeated Ellsworth Community Colllege 28 - 7. CCC improves to 4 - 6 on the season and 2-5 in conference play. The Red Ravens close out the regular season next Saturday against Resolution Prep.
Else where yesterday the Independence Community College Pirates continued to struggle as they fell in a close game to Highland Saturday 24 - 21.
Field Kindley's football season has come to an end after a loss to Ark City in the second round of the playoffs. It looked like the game was off to a good start for the Nado but penalties and a sack would force them punt. The second drive for Coffeyville was off to a better start until a interception in the end zone would end it. Ark City would capitalize on the turnover taking a 7-0 lead. The Nado answered making it 7-6 at halftime. The second half for FKHS was riddled with penalties and the inability to capitalize on Bulldogs turnovers. Ark City would pull away winning the game 28-6. Their Cinderella story will continue as the face #1 McPherson next week.
Two games left in the season for the Red Ravens football team and this week they travel up to Iowa Falls to take on Ellsworth. The Panthers come in struggling on the season at 1-8. They've played five different guys at QB and have three that have thrown at least 64 pass attempts. Offensively they score just over 14 points a game and defensively they allow 350 total yards and give up just over 28 points a game. For the Red Ravens Coach Aaron Flores says the weather could be a factor. Coffeyville will need all four of their talented backs if they weather isn't suitable to throw in. Defensively for CCC, Ellsworth likes to throw the football around which is a plus as the secondary is the strongest part of this Red Raven team.
Kick off at 1:00 with pregame at 12:30 on 98.1 KUSN.
After the Lady Red Ravens open up the 2018 basketball season last night at home, it’s now time for the men's team to get their start. Tonight marks the first regular season games and the beginning of the Community State Bank Classic from Nellis Hall. The Red Ravens are on the court tonight against Fort Scott Community College Greyhounds, looking to walk away from the weekend unbeaten. The Red Ravens, who received a 4 seed in the national pre-season rankings, are faced with a few tough road challenges this year as coach Herkelman wants to win as many home games as they can this season. Hall of Fame Head Coach Jay Herkelman back on the sidelines for yet another promising looking season. He says he expects this team to finish with a better record than last year as the Red Ravens finished 29 and 5, won the Region 6 tournament and will return many players from that roster into this year. Coach Herkelman did mention the offense will take a hit without All-American T.J. Washington but expects the young guys to step up. One of the few returning players is Keon Queen. The Red Ravens haven’t had much size, and Queen stepped up in many games last year as that big man. Queen struggles to stay out of foul trouble and gets very emotional during games, coach Herkelman doesn't want to lose that emotion, but is trying to channel that into better play on the court rather than worse. That was a big point of emphasis in the off season as well as recruiting guys with size for the low block. Tonight we will see how the offseason moves pay off as they play a doubleheader here in Coffeyville on their home court. First game will tip off at 5 PM and the next game will start around 7 shortly after the first game concludes. We will cover that game for you on your home for Red Raven Basketball, 98.1 KUSN FM.
As the Red Raven volleyball team prepares for the district tournament and their title defense they add some talent for the future. Yesterday Joplin High School senior volleyball player Malia Mack signed her letter of intent to continue her volleyball career at Coffeyville Community College in Kansas. In her time at Joplin High School, Mack has earned All-Conference honors each of the last two seasons, and was named an All-District selection earlier in the day.
She'll join a Coffeyville CC volleyball team that is one of the best programs in the country right now. Heading into volleyball postseason the Red Ravens are ranked #1 in the country.