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CCC Volleyball Picked as Preseason #1


After two straight national championships, the Coffeyville Community College volleyball team was recognized by the NJCAA as the team to beat coming into the 2019 season. The Red Ravens were picked to be the preseason #1 after receiving 138 points in the NJCAA's August 19 poll, beating out other programs such as #2 Parkland (IL) and #3 Johnson County (KS). 


Other programs in Kansas that made the preseason poll include Highland at #7 and Cowley at #8.


First Bluestreaks Practice Tonight


New year and new head football coach for the Neodesha Bluestreaks. First practice of the new season is tonight and Coach David Gillet says his experience and familiarity with Neodesha has made the transition easier.


First game of the season for Neodesha is September 6th at home against one of the better teams in the district Humboldt. You can listen to the full interview with Coach Gillet this Saturday as apart of our Coach's Breakfast at The Yoke.


Five Chiefs in NFL Top 100


The NFL released the Top 10 of their NFL Top 100 list last night. These rankings are voted on by the players and coming in at number four was Kansas City Chiefs Patrick Mahomes. He was the second highest rated quarterback behind Drew Brees who was voted the the second best player in the league and in front of Tom Brady who came in at number six. Other Chiefs showing up in the Top 100 include Tackle Mitchell Schwartz at 94, Defensive Tackle Chris Jones at 36, Travis Kelce, who was the highest ranked tight end, at 21 and Wide Receiver Tyreek Hill at 19. Other players in the Top 10 include Broncos Von Miller at 10, Rams Todd Gurley at 5 and Rams Aaron Donald at 1.


Also in the Top 100 former Kstate Wildcat Tyler Lockett at 98.


Coffeyville and Independence CC Predicted to Finish Mid-Pack


Both Coffeyville and Independence Community College will have something to prove next month when the junior college football season comes around. On Friday, football coaches from around the Jayhawk Conference gathered at Newman University for KJCCC/ICCAC Media Day, where a preseason poll predicted the Red Ravens to finish fifth while predicting a sixth place finish for the Pirates. Last year's league runner-up, Hutchinson Community College, was picked as the eventual winner. The full predictions can be seen below, with last season's records:


1. Hutchinson (9-3)
2. Butler (8-4)
3. Garden City (10-1)
4. Highland (6-4)
5. Coffeyville (6-5)
6. Independence (2-8)
7. Dodge City (2-9)
8. Fort Scott (2-8)


Royals Sellers as Trade Deadline Approaches


With the end of July coming up so approaches the MLB trade deadline. Teams with expectations for the playoffs will look to add pieces to get them to the World Series and teams who are rebuilding are looking to unload players as they prepare for the future. The Royals, who are a team preparing for the future, have already made two trades prior to the deadline. KC sent Starting Pitcher Homer Bailey to the A's for Oakland's 17th ranked prospect Infielder Kevin Merrell. Then last night the Royal's sent starting Catcher Martin Maldonado to the Chicago Cubs in exchange for pitcher Mike Montgomery.


Montgomery, who was originally drafted by the Royals in 2008, hasn't had a great 2019 but has a below 4 ERA for his career in 472 innings pitched. The 30 year old should be much need help for a struggling pitching staff.


Coffeyville All-Stars Competing in SEK Tournament


Come cheer on the future of Coffeyville baseball and softball as they compete in the SEK All-Star Tournament, starting later this week. Coffeyville's All-Stars will be taking on teams from all over Southeast Kansas, including Caney, Independence, Iola, Neodesha, Ft. Scott, Chanute, Altamont, Parsons, and Thayer.


Tournaments begin as early as this Thursday, with the 10U Baseball All-Star Tournament being held in Coffeyville at Wheeler Field.  A full list of teams, dates, times, and locations can be found here.


Merrifield Named to All-Star Team


The Kansas City Royals will have at least one player representing them at this year's MLB All-Star Game. Whit Merrifield was selected as a reserve at second base behind DJ LeMahieu of the New York Yankees. Merrifield joins the team after being selected in a process that was determined by both a player’s vote and input from the MLB Commissioner’s office. He's hit for a .301 average this year, adding 11 home runs and 11 steals, he is currently second in the majors in hits behind LeMahieu after leading the leauge in hits last year. Joining LeMahieu and Merrifield at the second base position will be Tomma La Stella of the Los Angeles Angels.  This is Merrifield's first All Star Game selection.


Royals third baseman Hunter Dozier was not named to this year's roster despite a breakout season, being passed over in the same process that named Merrifield to the team and also losing the online vote to Houston's Alex Bregman.


The All-Star game will take place on July 9 at Progressive Field in Cleveland.


Red Raven Athletic Golf Tournament


Don't forget to sign up for the CCC Red Raven Athletic Golf Tournament, set to be held on Saturday, July 20th. Registration is due by July 12.


Registration is $60 per person and $30 per cart. Competitors may also purchase a maximum of two mulligans for $10. Tickets will be sold throughout the day for a chance to win prizes, with other prizes available in a multitude of ways.


Sign-in will start at 8 a.m on the day of the tournament, with a shotgun start at 9.


Applications can be found at the CCC website or by clicking here. To mail in your application, send your completed form to Jana Kastler, CCC Athletic Department. 400 W. 11th in Coffeyville or email Jana at


Vote Dozier


With the first round of MLB All Star voting done one Royal has advanced to the next round. The top three vote getters at each position have advanced to the next round to see who will be the All Star game starter. Royals third basemen Hunter Dozier is competing against Astros Alex Bregman and Yankees Gio Urshela. Dozier currently ranks first among AL third baseman in AVG, OBP, SLG and OPS.


In other Royals news the team has designated struggling reliever Brad Boxberger for assignment and optioned Eric Skoglund to Triple A after return from his PED suspension.



2019 CCC Football Schedule Released


A lot of travel expected for the 2019 Coffeyville Community College Red Ravens. They open up the football season on August 22nd on the road in Council Bluffs, Iowa taking on Iowa Western, then return home to face Fort Scott on August 31st before heading back to Iowa to take on Iowa Central on September 7th. Back to back home games next for CCC as they take on Butler on September 14th and Highland on September 21st. Back on the road as the Ravens travel to Little Rock, Arkansas for a game against Arkansas Baptist College on September 28th. They'll alternate home and away games to finish out the season as they take on Dodge City at home on October 5th, on the road at Hutchinson on October 12th, hosting Independence on October 19th, back on the road to Garden City on the October 26th and wrapping up the regular season with Homecoming against Ellsworth on November 2nd.


All Red Ravens games can be heard on 98.1 KUSN, the KUSN app and online at under the KUSN listen live section.


Last Chance U Returns in July


Netflix's Last Chance U: Indy Part 2 is set to debut in the middle of July. Coming off a Kansas Jayhawk Conference Championship in 2017 the Pirates were confident heading into the 2018 season. The Last Chance U crew will follow a drastic drop off as the ICC football team goes 2-8 in the 2018 season. With the camera crews already gone it will be interesting to see if the show discusses any of the events involving now former Head Coach Jason Brown and the German football player Alexandros Alexiou.


Part 2 will debut July 19th on Netflix.


Merrifield Makes Case for All Star Team


The Royals won their third game in a row last night 9-0 over the Seattle Mariners and they were led in part by the bat of Whit Merrifield. With a 3-4 night that included 2 home runs and 6 RBI's, Merrifield was making his case for the All Star Team. Merrifield is the current MLB leader in hits with 93 and he's last year's reigning hits leader. Shortstop Adalberto Mondesi also leads the majors with 8 triples and 27 stolen bases. Jorge Soler is second in the American Leage in home runs with 20, extra base hits with 37 and RBI's with 52.


Get your All Star votes in for these Royals and more before the deadline this Friday.



All Star Voting Ends Friday


Four days left to vote your Royals into the 2019 All Star Game. Voting ends Friday at 3:00 in the afternoon. You can vote up to 5 times every 24 hours from a given device, so if you have a tablet, smart phone and computer you can vote 5 times on each one each day. With the most recent update Martin Maldonado has fallen to 10th among catchers, Whit Merrifield is 5th among second basemen, Hunter Dozier is the highest Royal vote receiver in 3rd place among third basemen and Adalberto Mondesi has fallen to 9th among shortstops. The game is July 9th at Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH.


Vote Here


30th Annual Sunflower State Games


The tradition continues at the 30th Anniversary of the Sunflower State Games. The annual multi-sport festival will take place July 12-14, 19-21 and 26-28 in Topeka. Kansans of all ages and skill levels are invited to participate in more than 40 different sports. Over 7,500 athletes are expected to come to the capital city from all four corners of the state for the opportunity to bring home the gold. Last year over 7,000 athletes competed in 47 different sports with particpants ranging form 3 to 92 years old. Over half were under the age of 18. The events will take place at 30 different venues and will include sports like baseball, basketball, corn hole, disc golf and pickleball to name a few.


Registration is open for anyone who want to partipate in this years games.



Lady Nado Basketball Camp


New Field Kindley High School Girls Basketball Coach Anita Walker will be hosting a basketball camp coming up towards the end of the month. The camp is June 24th through the 27th from 11:00am to 3:00pm. Registration is at 10:30 on the 24th. Coach Walker says the camp is open to all ages and it is for everyone in the surrounding area. The camp is free but donations for the Lady Golden Tornado basketball team are welcome. If you have any questions you can contact Coach Walker at (405)821-1605.


Participants will need to bring their own basketball.


CRC Switches to Flag Football


Due to continued studies that have found an association between head injuries sustained during participation in youth tackle football and impairments later in life, the Coffeyville Recreation Commission would like to announce beginning in the fall of 2019, all youth football leagues will be flag football oriented. The only equipment to be used going forward will be Mouth Pieces and Flags. Input from local and state coaches emphasize safety should be the first priority. With the greater risk of brain related problems associated with playing youth tackle football area coaches, the CRC Board, and the CRC Sports Advisory Committee’s focus is the safety of participants while developing physical skill and mental readiness.


Coffeyville Recreation Commission strives to ensure a positive safe environment for the youth.


Vote Royals


10 days left to vote for your favorite Royals for the 2019 All Star Game. This year's game is July 9th in Cleveland, OH. You can vote up to five times day from the same device and voting will end June 21st at 3:00pm. With the most recent voting update Martin Maldonado is currently ranked 9th among catchers, Whit Merrifield is 6th among second basemen, Hunter Dozier is 3rd in third basemen voting and Adalberto Mondesi is 8th amongst short stops.


You can vote by going to


KSHAA Selects 2019-2020 Championship Sites


The Kansas State High School Activities Association (KSHSAA) announced yesterday the locations of the championship sites for the 2019-2020 Fall and Winter seasons. A full list can be viewed below.


Girls Tennis (October 18-19)

6A – Topeka Washburn Rural @ Kossover Tennis Center

5A – Pittsburg HS

4A – Wellington HS @ TH Vaughn Tennis Center, Winfield

3-2-1A – PV KC Christian HS @ Harmon Park, PV


Girls Golf (October 21-22)

6A - Hutchinson, Carey Park Golf Course

5A - Emporia Municipal Golf Course

4A - Hesston Golf Course

3-1A - Salina Municipal Golf Course


Gymnastics – (October 26)

All Classes - Olathe South HS


Volleyball (November 1-2)

6A and 5A – Salina, Tony’s Pizza Events Center

4A and 3A – Hutchinson, Sports Arena

2A and 1A – Dodge City, United Wireless Arena


Cross Country (November 2)

6A, 5A and 3A - Lawrence, Rim Rock Farm

4A, 2A and 1A - Wamego Country Club


Boys Soccer (November 8-9)

6A - Topeka, Hummer Sports Park

5A - Spring Hill HS

4-1A - Wichita, Stryker Complex


Gameday Spirit Showcase (November 23)

All Classes - Topeka, Expocentre


Football (November 30)

6A - Emporia State University, Welch Stadium

5A - Pittsburg State University

4A - Topeka, Hummer Sports Park

3A - Hutchinson CC - Gowans Stadium

2A - Salina, USD 305 District Stadium

1A - Fort Hays State, Lewis Field


Debate (January 17-18)

6A - Hutchinson High School

5A - Hutchinson High School

4-1A - Fort Scott High School


Boys Swimming and Diving (February 20-22)

6A, Topeka, Capitol Federal Natatorium at Hummer Sports Park

5-1A, Topeka, Capitol Federal Natatorium at Hummer Sports Park


Piano (February 22)

All Classes - Wichita State University


Girls Wrestling (February 27)

Salina, Tony’s Pizza Event Center


Boys Wrestling (February 28-29)

6A – Wichita, Hartman Arena

5A – Wichita, Hartman Arena

4A – Salina, Tony’s Pizza Event Center

3-1A – Fort Hays State University, Gross Memorial Coliseum


Bowling (March 5-6)

6A – Wichita, Northrock Lanes (March 5)

5-1A – Wichita, Northrock Lanes (March 6)


Boys and Girls Basketball (March 11-14)

6A – Wichita State University, Charles Koch Arena

5A – Emporia, White Auditorium

4A – Salina, Tony’s Pizza Event Center

3A – Hutchinson, Hutchinson Sports Arena

2A – Manhattan, Kansas State University, Bramlage Coliseum

1A – Dodge City, United Wireless Arena


CCC Quack Clash Set for June 8th


CCC is set to hold this year's "Quack Clash" on Saturday, June 8th, at Veterans Memorial Stadium. The event is a fundraiser for Coffeyville Community College Athletics and will run from 6 p.m. to about 10 that evening. C.C.C's Yvonne Hull mentioned the time change was one of the few changes they made to the event but overall it will be similar to last year.


Potential competitors may purchase an amount of ducks under their name to race on a water course. There are a limited number of ducks available, but Hull stressed entries are still being accepted at this time. The winner will receive $1500, with cash prizes also going to 2nd through 6th place. All money raised during the event will go to college scholarships and various community organizations.


The winner of the event does not have to be present to receive prizes, and the event is open to non-competitors. There will be live music, food, and games as well. For more information, click here.


C.C.C. Golf Classic



The 2019 Coffeyville Community College Golf Classic fastly approaches! It will be on Saturday, July 20, 2019 out at the Coffeyville Country Club.

The Format will be a 4 person team scramble costing 60 dollars per person, with carts available if you give notice in advance costin an additional 30 dollars. Entries are due by July 12th and can be found on the online version of this story at

Prizes for Flight will be determined by the number of total entries. They will also have Feature Holes which Include: Longest Drive, Closest to Pin, Longest Putt and a 2019 Chevrolet Colorado Grand Prize for Hole-in-One Sponsored by Romans Motor Company  


Questions?   You can contact Jeff Leiker at 620.252.7147; Jay Herkelman at  620.252.7117 or Jana Kastler - 620.252.7360




*Select Here For Entries*


C.C.C. Track Heading To Nationals



Congratulations to Robert, Craig and the rest of the Coffeyville Community College Track Teams.  The #4 and #13 Red Raven Men and Women open up competition tomorrow at the 2019 NJCAA Outdoor National Championship! Here is the Link for Thursday-Saturday!! They are breaking records and rocking it in Hobbs, NM.


Check out the website with all the latest updates and results. These times are on Mountain Time Zone!



CCC Baseball Season Comes to an End


Coffeyville Community College Red Raven baseball season came to an end this weekend. As the 12 seed they saw a first round loss in the Region 6 tournament to the 5 seed Colby. The Red Ravens were able to get a win in the second game to force game three but Colby's offense proved too much as they would win 22-12 and advance to the next round.


CCC's team leaders for the year include Zac Freeman who had 67 hits in 174 at bats for a .385 average, Austin Bonnel and Luis Mendoza were tied for the team lead in home runs at 5, and Jorge Ortiz led the team in RBIs with 52. The teams pitching leaders were Jackson Blancarte who had a 3.24 ERA and Austin Bechtel who led the team in wins with an 7-3 record and 82 strikeouts in 63 2/3 innings pitched. Coffeyville finishes with a 29-27 record.


Caney's Kaminska One Strikeout Away From National Record



The hard throwing ace from Caney Valley High School Jace Kamiska, saw his consecutive strikeout state record end tonight at 32. In his start against Humboldt, Kaminska's first batter grounded out to first base. 

That put Kaminska's thirty-two consecutive strikeouts the second longest streak ever in the nation behind the record of 33 just a single strikeout away.

He did however end the game with 15 strikeouts in a seven-inning complete game which Caney Valley won 3-1.

Kaminska so far this season has 73 strikeouts in 27 inning pitched and he's only a junior. Kaminska has already committed to stay in Kansas and will be playing for Wichita State.



*credit:Montgomery County Chronicle*


2019 C.C.C. Spring Sports Banquet



Coffeyville Community College will be honoring many individuals in this year's Spring Sports Banquet. Members from CCC  Softball, Baseball, Golf, Rodeo, Track, Weight Lifting, Basketball, Cheer, Dance, and Athletic trainers will be honored. The CCC Red Raven Spring Sports Banquet is scheduled for Tuesday, May 7, 2019. It will begin at 6:00 pm, at the CCC Cafe and you advised to please use the south main parking lot entrance. Parents and guests are welcome to attend, cost is $15 single, $25 per couple. Come out and support your Red Raven teams!

Please RSVP to Jana Kastler by Friday, May 3rd. Her office number is 620.252.7360 or email


Caney Bullpup Shatters Kansas State Baseball Record



With high school baseball’s regular season winding down. The Caney Valley Bullpups are currently playing its best ball. The Bullpups have won six consecutive games including a 17-1 walloping of Neodesha on Monday.


Caney also boasts arguably the best player in the area in Junior Jace Kaminska, who has committed to Wichita State University. On Thursday, Kaminska threw a five-inning perfect game in an 11-0 victory over Field Kindley High School in which he struck out all 15 batters. This continues a streak of 32 consecutive strikeouts carrying over from two previous outings, including another game in which he recorded 15 strikeouts over five innings shattering the previous record. According to the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame, the previous record was 12 consecutive punchouts which was set in 1953.


Bullpups look to continue their dominance as they currently sit at 11-3 on the season.



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