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FKHS Hosting Purple and Gold Bash


Field Kindley High School is hosting a Purple and Gold Bash for the basketball and wrestling teams. Girl's Basketball Coach Anita Walker says this is about showcasing and supporting student-athletes for both sports.


Walker says wrestling will be on one side of the gym and basketball will be on the other. The Purple and Gold Bash starts tomorrow night at 6:00pm and will go until 8:00pm at the Field Kindly High School Gym.   

Red Raven Sweep Colby on the Road

The Coffeyville Community College Red Raven Men’s and Women’s basketball teams swept a pair of games in Colby on Saturday.

The Raven Men go to 9 – 1 on the season with the 98 – 83 victory over the Trojans.  The Red Ravens were down by 5 when a 6 – 0 run gave them the lead that they held the rest of the game.  That 6-0 run was capped by a three pointer by Nathan Johnson.

Five Ravens scored in double figures led by Jordan Wildy with 22 and Hayden Brittingham with 21.  The Raven Men improved to 9 -1 on the season with Saturday’s win.

In the first game the Lady Ravens dominated in 77 – 36 win over Colby.  The Lady Ravens broke out to a 28 – 0 lead by the end of the first quarter with the help of a flurry of 3 -pointers including this one by Kennedy Roach that gave the Lady Ravens a 13 – 0 lead.

The Lady Ravens expanded their lead to 43 – 3 at the half.  CCC had five players scoring in double figures led by Kennedy with 22.  The Lady Ravens improve to 7 – 3 on the season and 3 – 1 in conference .

Both the Men and Women will be home when they host the Butler County Grizzlies at Nellis Hall on Wednesday night.   

Red Ravens come up short against Dodge City


The last unbeaten in the Jayhawk Conference has fallen on the road.


Coffeyville Community College lost an intense battle with Dodge City in overtime, 111-100. The Red Ravens took a nine point lead to the halftime break, but the relentless scoring onslaught from the Conquistadors was enough to force bonus basketball, and put the game away in the extra frame.


Nathan Johnson and Hayden Brittingham had 19 points each for CCC, but Coffeyville suffered from self-inflicted errors, missing 16 free throws and committing 20 turnovers.


Dodge City was led by guard Jason Edwards, who scored 37 to help Dodge win their 6th consecutive game.


Dodge City improves to 6-1 on the season, and 2-0 in conference play. Coffeyville slips to 8-1, and 2-1 in conference play.


The Red Ravens will be in action Saturday on the road against 4-5 Colby.

Lady Ravens Conquered by Conquistadors


The Coffeyville Community College Lady Ravens stumbled for the first time in conference play last night.


CCC came up short on the road against Dodge City by a final score of 86-74. Coffeyville's best stretch of the evening came in the third quarter, where they cut the Dodge lead to four, but it wasn't enough.


Leah Mafua led the Conquistadors with 25 points on the night, and Dodge was able to win the turnover battle, as well as capitalize on more free throws.


Jordynn Conner and Cheyenne Banks each had 18 points for the Red Ravens, however 21 total turnovers and only four made 3-point shots had CCC playing catch-up for the majority of the night.


Dodge City improves to 7-1 on the season, and 2-0 in conference play. Coffeyville drops to 6-3, with a 2-1 conference record.


The Red Ravens will be back in action on Saturday on the road against 1-7 Colby.

CCC Football is Playoff Bound


The Coffeyville Community College football team has the opportunity to play for a National Championship. The Red Ravens are one of four teams who will compete in the NJCAA Playoffs. Head Coach Jeff Leiker says he let the team know at practice yesterday.


CCC is set to play Hutchinson in a rematch for their semifinal matchup. Coffeyville lost to Hutch in their first match-up, 14-9, but that was their last loss of the season and are currently on a six-game win streak. Coach Leiker says they felt like they were just at good as Hutch.


Coffeyville will take on Hutch on Saturday, December 3rd at 2:00pm in Hutchinson.  The game can be heard on the Might 690 KGGF. The winner of CCC and Hutch will play the winner of Iowa Western and Northwest Mississippi in Little Rock, Arkansas for the National Championship.   

Red Ravens experience success in first year under Kelley


The inaugural season of the Deardin Kelley era at Coffeyville Community College came to an end with a final record of 26-10.


Kelley mentioned that although her first full season as a head coach came with plenty of ups and downs, her support staff made life drastically easier as she learned the ropes and experienced the process.


The team experienced multiple extending winning stretches throughout the course of the season, beginning the season 8-1, as well as winning eight consecutive games during October.


The instant success for Coach Kelley and the volleyball program not only positively impacts this season, but also makes recruiting much easier down the road. Kelley says she gets a head start in building future Red Raven rosters because it's a program that is on the rise.


The Red Raven game to an end in the semifinals against Johnson County, however the coaching staff took notice of CCC's growth on the court and as a program. Kelley says it gives her reassurance that she's doing a good job and that this program is one of the most exciting groups in the KJCCC.


The Red Ravens will have many more eyes on them next fall as they look to make the leap to championship contenders.

The Circle Is Unbroken; The Nado's Season Comes To An End

The Nado's 2022 Football season came to a close Friday night, with the weather, ironically playing a factor in the loss. Towanda Circle relied heavily on their running game in the second half to defeat Field Kindley 34-6. Circle jumped out to an early lead with an 86-yard TD catch by Ty Smith; Cooper Chadwell was 4-6 for 128 yards with 2 TDs and an interception in the win. He also added 126 yards on the ground on seven carries, with a touchdown. For the Nado, Jeremy Colbert led the way with 139 yards rushing on 23 carries, with a touchdown. Rain and temperatures in the upper 30s caused slippery turf, which hampered the Nado's ground game. Field Kindley ends the season at 6-4.

Caney Advances in State Football Playoffs


The Caney Valley Bullpups are just 2 games away from playing for the state football championship in Class 2-A.  The Bullpups dominated in a Regional Finals home win Thursday night over Council Grove 16-3.

Next week the Bullpups will face either Sabetha or Riley County in a Sectional Finals game.  The Bullpups opponent next week will decided by the winner of toni8ght’s Regional Finals matchup between Sabetha (7-3) and Riley County (3-6).  After last night’s win over Council Grove the Bullpups are 8–2 on the season.  

Numerous Nado Named to All-SEK Teams


Field Kindley has 11 players named to All-SEK League Teams. There were eight players named to the first team and five players named to honorable mention. Coach Deonta Wade says they've been trending in the right direction this season and this validates where they are as a program


Jeremy Colbert is first-team running back, Kainen White wins Defensive Player of the Year and is first-team for the offensive and defensive line, Devon Vincent and John McGlothlin are first-team OL, Joseph Neuenschwander is first-team DL, Brayson Voss is first team linebacker and honorable mentions OL, Amanie Luten is first-team defensive back and honorable mention tight end, Brayden Gilfillan is first-team punter, Lamarcus Allen is honorable mention running back, De'Andre Shobe is honorable mention DL and Mason Lochner is honorable mention DB. Coach Wade wins SEK Coach of the year.  

Red Ravens cruise against Ottawa JV


The Coffeyville Community College Red Ravens women's basketball team came soaring out of the gates to start to the 2022-2023 season, winning 93-43 over the Ottawa JV Braves.


A team that struggled to shoot the basketball a season ago (39% from the field, 26% from 3PT), the Ravens shot 52% from the field in the game, as well as hitting 12 three point shots. This step forward was a great sign, according to 4th year head coach Tony Turner.


The Ravens were led by Jordan Snyder, scoring 18 points on 8-9 shooting. Other leading scorers were Bailey Layman with 15, Makenzie Davis with 13, and Jordynn Conner with 9. All 15 members of the CCC roster layed at least nine minutes in the game.


The Ravens were also very efficient in the season opener, forcing 23 turnovers on defense, as well as dishing out 25 assists on offense. Coffeyville was able to outscore Ottawa JV by at least nine points in all four quarters.


The Ravens will host the upcoming Women's Coffeyville Classic, featuring games with Eastern Oklahoma State Friday night at 7:30 p.m. as well as Labette Community College Saturday afternoon at 2:00 p.m.

Preview: Bullpups battle Council Grove in playoffs


The Caney Valley Bullpups continue their quest for a 2A state football championship, with a game Thursday night against Council Grove. Both teams enter this matchup with a 7-2 record on the season.


Caney enters fresh off of a 44-16 win over the Eureka Tornados in the opening round of the postseason, while Council Grove had no problems with Fredonia, winning 48-8 over the Yellow Jackets.


The Bullpups, all season long, have showcased a ground and pound style of offense, designed by coach Criss Davis, and primarly executed by the two-headed monster of Jackson Griffin and Aston King. The two star running backs have combined for 300+ rushing yards in six different games this season, including last week against Eureka.


On the defensive side of the ball, Ben Matthews has become a massive presence off the edge for Caney, rushing the quarterback and sealing off the edge, not allowing running backs and receivers to get to the sideline. Another key piece of the Bullpups defense is Drake Stapleton, a senior who plays a large role in making sure each member of the defense is in the correct spot.


The Council Grove Braves offer talented players at both quarterback and running back, according to Davis. The defense is also stout, only giving up more than 16 points twice this season.


Kickoff is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Thursday night, with pregame at 6:15. You can catch the Bullpups this week with the voice of Caney, Chris Freund, on the mighty 690 KGGF AM.


Coffeyville CC MBB starts tonight


There always seems to be great excitement surrounding the start of Coffeyville CC Red Raven basketball season, and the 2022-2023 edition brings no exception.


The Red Ravens will open tonight at 7:30 p.m. facing off with Southwestern JV. CCC is coming off a season where they finished 18-13, and 14-9 in conference play.


Although the roster is very inexperienced with 12 freshman, there is outstanding size, speed, and athleticism across the floor, particularly at the wings. Six players open the season listed at 6'6" or taller.


It is impossible to talk about Coffeyville basketball without mentioning head coach Jay Herkelman. Now heading into his 28th season at the helm of the Red Ravens, Herkelman is the winningest coach in NJCAA history, as well as a 2018 NJCAA hall of fame inductee.


A challenge presenting CCC this season is discovering who will emerge to help fill the void left by star guard Love Bettis, who transferred to North Carolina A&T. Bettis averaged 18.1 points per game last season, and Herkelman will experiment with different rotations and looks from his team to see who can become the top scoring option.


You can keep up with Coffeyville CC basketball all season long by tuning in on KUSN 98.1 FM.

Coffeyville CC WBB tips off


The official start of the 2022-2023 basketball season is finally upon us, and the Coffeyville CC Red Ravens women's team have sky high expectations heading into tonight's season opener with Ottawa JV.


The Red Ravens are led by Tony Turner, who enters his fourth season at the helm of the program. The team has experienced consistent success in Coach Turner's regime, having a record of 19-11 a season ago, including 10-6 at home.


This season presents new challenges, however, with only two returning players averaging more than 3 points per game from last season (#12 Kennady Roach, #42 Cheyenne Banks). There is good size and speed on this roster, with eight players listed at least 5'9".


CCC will look to improve their shooting in the new season, after struggling to a 39% clip the previous campaign. A new opportunity to build a new legacy starts at 5:30 tonight in the season opener.


You can keep up with the Red Ravens women's team all season long by tuning in on KUSN 98.1 FM.

Colbert's Five TD Night Advances the Nado to Round Two


Field Kindley advances to the second round of the playoffs with a 40-30 win over El Dorado. After a scoreless first quarter, the Wildcats would strike first capitalizing on a short field after a Nado fumble taking an 8-0 lead on a Gannon White touchdown run. The Nado answered right back in three plays punctuated by a 33-yard touchdown run by Jeremy Colbert, his first of five on the night. Coffeyville would strike again before halftime on a 37-yard touchdown run by Colbert taking the 14-8 lead into halftime.


El Dorado opened the second half by recovering their onside kick and need one play by QB White, who took it 50 yards for the touchdown and the 16-14 lead in the third quarter. Nado QB Axel Erne and the offense would answer right back as Erne hit Colbert on a 24-yard touchdown pass taking the lead back for Coffeyville 20-14. After an El Dorado fumble, Colbert would find the endzone for the fourth time on a 38-yard touchdown run. The Nado found the endzone one more time before the end of the third on a four-yard touchdown run by Colber, his fifth touchdown of the night.


El Dorado would keep it close in the fourth cutting the lead to a two-possession game but the Nado had the answer holding on to their lead and advancing to the next round. Both teams had great games on the ground. Coffeyville had 342 yards rushing on 36 carries with five rushing touchdowns. Colbert run 19 times for 191 yards, Josh Shobe had 7 carries for 64 yards and a 17-yard touchdown and Lamarcus Allen had 7 carries for 68 yards. El Dorado had 415 yards rushing on 61 carries and four rushing touchdowns. The Wildcats were led by their QB, White, who had 18 carries for 146 yards and three rushing touchdowns. Coffeyville will head on the road to take on Towanda-Circle in round two.

Preview: Fredonia battles Council Grove in State Playoffs

The Fredonia regular season was strong enough to ensure a trip to the postseason, and the Yellow Jackets will make the trip to Council Grove and battle the Braves on Friday night. Fredonia comes in with a 4-4 record, and Council Grove has a 6=2 record.


The Yellow Jackets were able to snap a three game losing skid in Week 8, defeating Eureka 16-8 on the road. Although a win was most important, Fredonia coach Marc Savty knows his team must find ways to finish drives and not leave points on the field if they wish to have playoff success.


Council Grove is coming off of a tough loss in Week 8, but Savty knows this team has dynamic weapons and are well coached. The Braves' defense is the biggest strength, allowing 6 points or fewer in five games this season, including four shutouts.


Friday's game is at 7pm in Council Grove, and a recap will be posted to the website following the game.

Preview: Independence squares off with Towanda Circle in Playoffs

Week 9 of the high school football season brings us the first round of the playoffs in SE Kansas, and the Independence Bulldogs draw a matchup with the Towanda Circle Thunderbirds on Friday night. The Bulldogs enter with a record of 1-7, and the Thunderbirds enter with a record of 6-2.


The game results do not tell the full story of the last few weeks for Independence. The offense has been much more consistent, tallying 23 and 33 points in their prior two games, respectively. The run game for Indy has also been much more of a consistent presence since the midway point of the season.


The x-factor will be if the defense of Independence can the key 3rd down stops and turnovers they've been looking for all season. The offense has stabilized, and if the defense can give the offense extra possessions, it may just be enough to think upset Friday night.


Towanda Circle brings a high-powered offense that scores early and often, hanging 35+ on each of their previous four opponents. The Thunderbirds are led by upperclassmen on both sides of the ball, with senior QB Cooper Chadwell and senior WR Ty Smith connecting for 10 touchdowns on offense, and junior Cannon Mccormack leading in tackles and sacks on defense.


Friday's game will be at 7pm in Towanda, and a recap will be posted on the website following the game.



CCC Rolls Past GCI


Coffeyville Community College picks up the shutout victory over Georgia Christian Institute 59-0.


GCI fought the wind in the first quarter setting up good field position for CCC and they were able to capitalize scoring on their first four possessions leading 24-0 early in the second quarter. Red Ravens QB Isaiah Velez's day would end early after those first four scores finishing 6 for 8 with 39 yards and a passing touchdown. CCC used the wind to their advantage in the second quarter recovering back-to-back kickoffs after scoring touchdowns. The Red Ravens would lead 45-0 at the half holding GCI to -43 yards of offense in the first half.


With the big lead, the third and fourth quarters would be shortened to ten minutes each instead of the normal fifteen. CCC added two more scores in the second half. Ozzario Smith led the way on the ground for CCC with 103 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 11 carries. Coffeyville would hold the Knights to -23 yards of total offense for the game. CCC heads on the road to take on Butler on Saturday.

Cherryvale controls Neodesha in Week 8 GOTW

Few things feel better than entering the postseason playing your best football of the season, and that's exactly the case for the Cherryvale Chargers, after shutting out rival Neodesha 38-0 on senior night.


The defense was tested early, with Neodesha having four first-quarter possessions starting across the 50 yard line, courtesy of a pair of onside kicks, an interception, and a 4th-down stand. But the Charger defensive line created penetration in the backfield all night, and completely neutralized the option offense of Neodesha.


The star of the night for the Chargers was junior utility player Stetson Schafer, who lined up as a receiver, tight end, linebacker, safety, and punter throughout the night. Schafer finished with a pair of interceptions, a long 68 yard TD catch, and outstanding athletic displays all evening long.


The Chargers run game also showed up in a big way, led by senior Trevin Elam. As the night went on, Elam continuously found ways to fall forward and drive his legs, turning plays that appeared to have no hope into consistent six and seven yard gains.


Neodesha's season comes to an end after failing to qualify for postseason play, while the Cherryvale Chargers earn the 2-seed in the District 1 portion of the bracket, and will host the Humboldt Cubs in the first round of the playoffs on Friday night. Humboldt defeated Cherryvale 46-0 in the two teams' earlier matchup this season.

Coffeyville Falls in Last Game of Season


Fort Scott pulls off the upset in double overtime beating Field Kindley 50-44.  


The Nado started strong on their first drive of the game taking an early 8-0 lead.  Fort Scott answered right back tying the game up at 8-8 and then forcing a Nado fumble to take a 14-8 lead.  After giving up 14 unanswered the Nado offense woke up a bit and would answer back with 22 unanswered points of their own.  Field Kindley headed into halftime up 30-14.


Things would slow down for Coffeyville offensively in the second half as they did not score a second-half offensive touchdown.  Sophomore Running Back Lamarcus Allen was coming off a 44-carry game and was already up to 44 carries in the third quarter.  After Fort Scott tied it up a 30, the Nado returned an interception for a touchdown to retake the lead 36-30.  With 1:30 left in the game, the Tigers drove down the field to tie it up with 22 seconds left and into overtime we headed.


Both teams scored touchdowns and 2-point conversions in the first OT. Fort Scott scored first in the second OT but failed the conversion.  Coffeyville only needed a touchdown and the conversion to win.  The Tigers would force a fumble on second and goal from the four to walk away with the upset.  


With the loss, the Nado fall to the sixth seed on the west side of the 4A bracket and will face El Dorado in the first round of the playoffs on Friday.  

Caney Rams Riverton In Regular Season Finale

A slow game offensively in the first half for the Caney Valley Bull Pups turned into a blowout, as the Bull Pups blanked the Riverton Rams 36-0 in the regular season finale for both teams. The only score for Caney in the first half came on their first drive, as they marched down the field through the rushing of Jackson Griffin and Aston King. Caney's defense held the Riverton offense to less than 10 yards rushing in the first half; Caney lead 8-0 at the half. The second half produced more of the same, with consistent rushing by Griffin and King; the duo ended up with over 300 yards rushing for the fourth time this season. Ben Matthews, Garrett Watson, and Tanner Hobson also joined in on the rushing attack, Matthews and Hobson added rushing TD's, while the defense pitched the shutout. Caney finishes the regular season 6-2, and 1-0 in the Tri Valley. Caney starts the playoffs with a week three rematch, taking on Eureka Friday night at Caney Memorial Stadium. 

Preview: Caney Bullpups head to Riverton

The Caney Valley Bullpups put a bow on a very successful 2022 regular season tonight on the road against the Riverton Rams. The Bullpups are a very respectable 5-2 on the season, while Riverton has struggled to a 1-6 record.


Although the records seem to favor the Bullpups, Caney Valley head coach Criss Davis is still taking no chances in this matchup, and highlights the talent the Rams have at key positions.


The Caney Valley defense has given up 12 points or less in four different games this season, and with the Rams averaging just 13 PPG offensively, that figures to be a key storyline to follow.


Tonight's game, along with all Caney Valley Bullpups action, can be heard on KGGF 104.1 FM.



Preview: Field Kindley takes on Fort Scott in Week 8

There is hard-nosed, physical football on the menu for the Field Kindley Golden Tornado in Week 8, as they travel to face the Fort Scott Tigers tonight. The Nado come in at 5-2, while the Tigers are 1-6 on the season.


Both teams implement a run-first offensive scheme that is sure to take center stage in this matchup. The Nado have dealt with numerous injuries at the running back position this season, but sophomore LaMarcus Allen stepped up to the plate a week ago, running for 204 yards and 3 TDs on 44 carries. He explains how he prepared for his opportunity to contribute for Field Kindley.


The Fort Scott offense has struggled mightily all season long scoring points, tallying more than 10 in a game just once on the year. The Tigers defense will look to slow down the rushing attack of the Nado to keep the offense close enough to potentially play spoiler.


Tonight's game, along with all Field Kindley games, can be heard on KQQF 98.9 FM

Preview: Cherryvale Chargers battle rival Neodesha Blue Streaks in Week 8 GOTW

Our Week 8 edition of the High School Football Game of the Week brings us to Neodesha as the Blue Streaks welcome the rival Cherryvale Chargers to hostile territory for bragging rights on the last Friday night of the regular season.


Cherryvale has encountered a roller coaster regular season en route to a 4-3 record heading into Friday's matchup, while the Blue Streaks have struggled to get going offensively in a frustrating 2-5 campaign.


However, Chargers head coach Daniel Vaughn knows that during a rivalry week, all records are thrown out the window. 


Neodesha will hope that senior linebacker Chad Babcock will be able to lead the Blue Streaks defense to their best performance of the season and upset the Chargers on senior night.


Game coverage of the High School Football Game of the Week can be heard at 6:50 p.m. on the mighty 690, KGGF AM.

Preview: Independence battles El Dorado

The Independence Bulldogs take the field for the final time in the 2022 regular season Friday night and will battle the 1-6 El Dorado Wildcats. 


Both teams have struggled on the defensive side of the ball this season, with Independence surrendering 30+ points in five of their seven ballgames, and El Dorado giving up 37 PPG to their opponents.


The intriguing storyline with this contest is which of the two struggling defenses will make enough plays to give their respective team the boost needed to end the season with a win.


A recap of the battle between the Bulldogs and Wildcats will be posted to the website following the conclusion of the game.

CCC Volleyball Falls to #3 Cowley

The Coffeyville Red Ravens wrapped up their 2022 regular season home slate with a Wednesday evening matchup with the #3 Cowley CC Tigers. The Red Ravens were playing from behind most of the night, and Cowley was able to snap CCC’s 8 match winning streak with a straight sets win 25-15, 25-16, 25-16.


It was Pink Out night for the Red Raven supporters, and the crowd delivered the energy and atmosphere needed for an upset. But, according to head coach Deardin Kelley, the Tigers brought a speed element that hasn't matched up with Coffeyville yet this season.


Coach Kelley was proud of the team’s will to hang with a top tier program on this night, and proud of the team’s growth over the course of the season as a whole. 



The Red Ravens will travel on the road for their last two regular season matches, facing Metropolitan CC on Friday evening, before wrapping up the regular season against Fort Scott on Wednesday.


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