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KSHSAA Executive Board Recommends Postponing Winter Sports

 

The Kansas State High School Activities Association Executive Board has unanimously approved a proposal to push back the state date for the winter sports season.

 

As of now, the proposal would push the start date back to January 15th. Teams would be allowed to practice until December 22nd where appropriate, but the winter moratorium would be extended through January 3rd. During this time, no contact would be allowed between coaches, athletes or schools.

 

Under the proposal, basketball teams would be limited to 13 games each, and wrestling teams would be limited to 12 events, with a 20 competition point max. 

 

You can find the full propsal, submitted by the executive board, here. The KSHSAA Board of Directors will discuss this proposal during a special meeting held virtually on November 24th at 1:00 pm.

K-State Not Allowing Fan Attendance for Basketball Games in November

 

The K-State basketball season is set to tipoff a week from today, but Athletic Director Gene Taylor has announced that fans will not be able to attend basketball games for the remainder of the month of November.

 

The First Annual Little Apple Classic is set to begin November 25th with Drake, Colorado, and South Dakota all participating.

 

This rule is could be extended depending on the number of cases on campus and in the city of Manhattan. K-State hosts a game vs. UNLV on December 5th and a game vs. Milwaukee on December 8th before their first conference home game vs. Baylor on December 19th.

Wichita State's Men's Basketball Coach Gregg Marshall Resigns

 

Wichita State men's basketball head coach Gregg Marshall decided to resign after allegations of physical abuse to former players and an assistant coach.

 

The team will move on from Marshall after a 14-year stint including an undefeated regular 2013-14 season and a Final Four appearance in 2013.

 

Assistant coach Isaac Brown will take over as the interim head coach. Brown is in his 19th season overall at the Division I level, having also served as an assistant at Louisiana Tech (2011-14), Arkansas State (2010-11), Arkansas (2007-10) and South Alabama (2002-07).

SCBL Updates Events Policy Ahead of Winter Season

 

The South Central Border League has updated its league policy regarding COVID-19 to allow for participants only through December 19th.

 

The league, which consists of schools such as Sedan, Cedar Vale and West Elk, is making the move with the goal of maintaining in-person instruction for students, while still allowing kids to participate in the winter season of school activities. 

 

Parents and legal guardians will be considered participants for attendance as long as all policies are followed, including the requirement to wear a mask. Events will still be streamed for spectators. No food or drinks will be allowed in facilities, nor will concession stands be open. The league will revisit the policy at the end of December.

ICC's Dalger To Continue Career at Tulsa

An Independence Community College Pirate will continue his athletic career close to home. Tim Dalger, a returning sophomore from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, signed a letter of intent to continue his career at the University of Tulsa.

 

Dalger averaged 11 points per game in 29 appearances during his freshman campaign, and dropped a season high 29 points against conference rival Cowley. The winger started in 15 games and averaged 20 minutes per game. Dalger will play the 2020-2021 season with the Pirates, before joining Tulsa for the 2021-2022 season. He will be classified as a junior for that season.

 

The Golden Hurricane posted a 21-10 overall record last season and finished 13-5 in the American Athletic Conference. Tulsa also announced on Wednesday the signing of Gavyn Elkamil out of Link Year Prep. Elkamil hails from the SEK area, being from Pittsburg, Kansas.

ICC Men's Basketball Scrimmage Saturday

 

The official start of the NJCAA men's basketball season is still over two months away but the ICC men's basketball team will be hosting a 3-team scrimmage Saturday at the ICC Fieldhouse. Independence Chamber of Commerce Director Lisa Wilson gives us more details.

 

The ICC women's team will also hold a scrimmage against Johnson County on Saturday, December 5th at 2 pm before starting the season in January.

Man Blind in One Eye After De Sousa Bar Incident

 

A man has permanent damage to his left eye during a bar fight involving KU basketball player Silvio de Sousa, according to an affidavit.

 

The incident occurred early New Year's Day outside of Brother's Bar in Lawrence. The victim recalled that he was struck on the face by a closed right fist and bled from his eye after he was struck.

 

The alleged victim's mother informed officers that he was mildly autistic.

 

De Sousa announced a few weeks ago that he had planned on opting out of the 2020-21 basketball season. De Sousa has been suspended in the past for his legal guardian accepting money to play for the Kansas basketball program along with his part in the K-State-KU brawl that occurred in January in which he grabbed a barstool and tried to strike a K-State player with it.

Sedan Eliminated After Loss to Chase County

 

Sedan's undefeated season came to an abrupt end Friday night, as the Blue Devils were defeated by Chase County 56-18.

 

It was known coming into the contest that both teams were strong offensively, but the Bulldogs simply overwhelmed the Sedan defense all night, including a 55-yard touchdown rush on the very first play of the game. Chase County quarterback Mitchell Budke rushed for three touchdowns, threw for one, and even returned an interception for a touchdown late in the second quarter. 

 

Sedan would find some offense here and there, including a 33-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Eli Campbell to junior receiver Dameion Hatten. Campbell and Hatten would also connect for the game's longest offensive play, a 62-yard touchdown pass. However, Chase County would pull away early in the third quarter, and ultimately put the game out of reach to claim the regional title.

 

Sedan finishes its 2020 campaign with a record of 9-1 and a district title. With Sedan losing tonight and Oswego falling to Madison in other area action, Game of Week coverage has concluded for the year. 

Sedan Looking to Make Deeper Run Into Playoffs

 

Sedan will once again be the focus of our Game of the Week as the Blue Devils host a regional matchup against Chase County.

 

Sedan, still undefeated at 9-0, defeated Oxford 58-6 in last week's opening round. Quarterback Eli Campbell rushed for five touchdowns in that game and threw for one more. In the backfeld, Sedan employed a running back committee that included Garrett Everett and freshman Jeremiah Prince. The Blue Devil defense was also stout, forcing four Oxford turnovers.

 

However, the competition will be decidedly stiffer this round, as Chase County are themselves 7-2 and defeated Cedar Vale-Dexter last Thursday by a final of 66-0. The Bulldogs played some very good competition during the regular season, with their two losses coming to undefeated squads Lebo and Madison.

 

The winner of Friday's contest will move on to face the winner of Clifton-Clyde and Little River. In other area games, Oswego will continue their run toward an 8-man championship by taking on Madison, while Fredonia travels to Osage City for Class 2A action.

Nado Eliminated in State Quarterfinals

 

Despite their best efforts, Field Kinley's soccer season is over after a 1-0 loss to Rose Hill on Tuesday night.

 

Overall, it was a fantastic season that led them to a state quarterfinal for the first time in school history as the Nado finish with a record of 13-2.

 

The Rose Hill Rockets will advance to the state semifinals this Friday at Wichita Stryker Soccer Complex.

Nado Soccer State Quarterfinal Action Tonight

 

Field Kinley soccer has a chance to advance to state tonight if they defeat the Rose Hill Rockets in the state quarterfinal.

 

A spot in the state tournament on Friday at the Wichita Stryker Sports Complex is at stake between two teams that have already tangoed this season. Rose Hill won the first meeting 5-2 on August 26th handing the Nado their only regular season loss. The Nado look to show that this is a much more developed and overall more sound team than it was back in late August.

 

The match will begin at 6 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Coffeyville.

Bullpups Ousted In First Round of Playoffs

 

The Caney Valley Bullpups experienced a sense of deja vu as they were eliminated from the playoffs in the first round for the third year in a row by the Prairie View Buffalos 44-16 Friday night. The Buffalos beat the Pups 34-7 last year and 27-7 in 2018.

 

The Buffalos wasted no time getting onto the scoreboard at Prairie View quarterback Damien Kline was able to get into the end zone just 2:09 into the game to make it 7-0. After a sputtered Caney Valley drive, the Buffalos again marched down the field and found themselves in the end zone once against after an 11-yard run from running back Otis Jacobs to make is 14-0.

 

That is when the Caney Valley offense responded. The Bullpups quickly marched down the field with completions to Tanner Rose, Brec Williams, and Aydenn Waltrip before the quarterback DaRon Davis found Williams in the back of the end zone on a 6-yard strike. The 2-point conversion made the score 14-8 but the Bullpups would get no closer the rest of the game.

 

Prairie View ripped off 30 unanswered points before Caney was able to get on the board again on a 69-yard pass and catch from Davis to Williams that was punctuated by running back Trey King's 7-yard touchdown plunge to arrange the final score. Williams led the Bullpup attack with 3 catches for 94 yards receiving and hauling in a touchdown.

 

Caney Valley's season ends with a 6-3 record.

Field Kinley Soccer Team Wins Regionals

 

Field Kinley won their regional final game Thursday night against Parsons by a final score of 3-0.

 

They will take on the winner of Independence and Rose Hill who play in the Region 3 final Friday night at 5 p.m. at Emmot Field in Independence.

 

The Nado has not played the Bulldogs yet this season, but they have lost to the Rockets back on August 26th with a final score of 5-2 which is their only loss of the season.

 

Field Kinley will play in the state quarterfinal on November 3rd.

Several Playoff Games Played Throughout Thursday

 

Several area teams took to the field Thursday night for the first week of the Kansas high school football playoffs. The following are results from area games, to be updated as more scores come in.

 

8-Man D1:

 

Sedan 58, Oxford 6

Madison 59, West Elk 6

Chase County 66, Cedar Vale-Dexter 0

Oswego 54, Central Burden 8

 

Class 2A:

 

Fredonia 47, West Franklin 20

 

Caney and Field Kindley, as well as several other teams, will play their playoff matchups Friday.

Sedan Advances to Second Round

 

Sedan quarterback Eli Campbell scampered for five touchdowns as the Blue Devils punched their ticket to the next round of the high school football playoffs, defeating the Oxford Wildcats 58-6 on Thursday.

 

Sedan would strike paydirt early in the first quarter, with Campbell finding Keaton Dickens all alone in the endzone for a quick score. The Blue Devils (9-0) would lead the rest of the way, although Oxford would return the favor the very next drive with a 17-yard pass from quarterback Kyan Morris to receiver Peyton Rush.

 

It would be three more rushing touchdowns for Sedan before the end of the first quarter, as Campbell would find the endzone twice more from 9 and 4-yards out himself. Eathan Long picked up the other, a 1-yard dive at the goal line to end the quarter at 30-6.

 

The second quarter belonged to Sedan as well. Dameion Hatten would score his first and only touchdown early on on a 7-yard run. From there, Campbell would add the final three Blue Devil touchdowns, runs from 36, 30, and 9 yards out to end the game at haftime with a final score of 58-6.

 

Sedan will move on to the second round of the playoffs and face Chase County. The #2-seeded Bulldogs defeated Cedar-Vale Dexter 66-0 in other action on Thursday.

Caney Valley vs. Prairie View Preview

 

Caney Valley takes on a familiar foe as they take to the road for the first week of the Kansas State football playoffs. The Bullpups face off against the Prairie View Buffaloes who downed the Pups last year in the first round 34-7.

 

Bullpups Coach Criss Davis said that the Buffaloes are another run-heavy team and will be tough to stop.

 

Coach Davis also expanded on how they will attempt to stop the rushing attack of Prairie View.

 

Caney will look to get their rushing attack back on track after it being virtually shut down last week by Columbus. Kick-off is scheduled for Friday at 6 pm with pre-game beginning at 5:45 pm on Classic Hits 104.1 KGGF. Kyle Hey and Jared Sleppy will be on the call.

Nado Soccer Taking On Parsons Tonight

 

12-1-0 Field Kinley is set to take on 7-7-0 Parsons in the state regional final. The winner will advance to the state quarterfinals. The Nado have not played the Vikings yet this year.

 

As for the Independence Bulldogs, they defeated the fourth-seeded 4-12-0 Mulvane by a final score of 3-0. With the win, they have advanced to the regional finals which will take place Friday at 5 p.m. at Emmot Field against either Rose Hill or Winfield who play each other tonight.

 

Field Kinley, should they win tonight, would take on the winner of the Regional 3 Winner on November 3rd with the location to be announced.

State Volleyball Tournaments Set

All of the state volleyball brackets are set throughout the state of Kansas. Seven state tournaments will take place at four locations on Friday and Saturday.

 

In 6A, Olathe Northwest is an undefeated 27-0 and they'll try to hold on to their perfect season taking on Wasbhurn Rural, Blue Valley West and Garden City in Salina at the Tony's Pizza Events Center on Friday.

 

Also in Salina, 5A will host Lansing, Bishop Carroll, St. Thomas Aquinas and Maize South on Saturday.

 

As for 4A, Andale won 34 matches this season and only lost two as they will take on McPherson, Ottawa and Bishop Miege for the state title at the Hutchinson Sports Arena on Friday.

 

On Saturday in Hutch, 3A's Sabetha finished with a regular season record of 36-1 and a quarterfinal win over Perry-Lecompton in the quarterfinals. They will join Smoky Valley, West Franklin and Goodland.

 

In 2A, Heritage Christian held off St. Mary's Colgan in four sets. They are competing against Smith Center, Hillsboro and Wabaunsee at the United Wireless Arena in Dodge City on Friday.

 

Class 1A Division I will also play in Dodge on Saturday with Lebo, Skyline, Central Plains-Wilson and Hudson participating.

 

As for 1A Division II, Emporia will be hosting Hanover, Attica, Central Christian and Wheatland-Grinnell.

 

Round robin pool play will determine the seeding and will begin at 10:45 a.m for all classifications. After seeds are determined, the semifinal matches will start at 3 p.m. The third-place match and championship match will begin 25 minutes after the conclusion of the semifinal matches.

Field Kinley Soccer Moves On to Regional Finals

 

The Field Kinley soccer team dominated in its regional semifinal match against winless Columbus with a final score of 10-0 to advance to a record of 12-1 but more importantly, advancing to the regional finals.

 

The Nado will take on 7-7 Parsons who defeated Riverton 10-0 in their semifinal.

 

The regional final will take place at home for the Nado tomorrow at 6:00 p.m. for a chance to advance to the state quarterfinals on November 3rd.

 

This will be the first time Field Kinley and Riverton square off this season.

Game of the Week Travelling to Sedan for Week 9

 

The undefeated Sedan Blue Devils will be the focus of our upcoming Game of the Week.

 

Sedan is 8-0 on the season, with a perfect 5-0 district record and a 4-0 record in the South Central Border League. The team finished up its regular season last Friday but last took to the field on October 16 for a 60-12 win over Cedar Vale-Dexter. 

 

The Blue Devils received the #1 seed in District 1 and will face District 2's #4 seed, Oxford, for its Week 9 matchup. Oxford is 2-6 on the season and has dropped its last two, including losses to Central Burden and Chase County.  The Wildcats lost to West Elk earlier in the season, and also hold a narrow victory over common opponent Flinthills. 

 

The winner of Thursday's Sedan-Oxford matchup will move on to face the winner of D2 #2 Chase County and D1 #3 Cedar-Vale Dexter. 

Nado Fall in Fort Scott


Field Kindley was on the road for their final game of the regular season facing undefeated Fort Scott. The Tigers rushing attack and run defense was too much for the Nado as they fall in this one 28-0. Fort Scott was led on the ground by senior QB Malachi Vann who rushed for over 200 yards.

 

Coffeyville falls to 2-5 on the season but remains as the 11 seed and will travel to Lansing for the first round of the playoffs.

Fredonia Defeats Southeast in GOW

 

 

Fredonia is heading into the district playoffs with some momentum after defeating Southeast 27-6 in our Game of the Week.

 

The Yellow Jackets (4-3, 3-1) came into the game with a playoff spot already locked in, but still looked locked in despite not having several players due to quarantine concerns. Fredonia would strike first in halfway through the first quarter, a nice 22-yard pass from quarterback John Dutton to receiver Layne Mayeske that allowed the team a 7-0 lead.

 

Nobody knew at the time, but that would be all the scoring Fredonia would need. Southeast (3-3, 1-2) would respond on the following drive after a 3-yard run from quarterback Nate Jacobs, but a failed two-point conversion would keep the Yellow Jackets out in front. After adding a rushing touchdown from running back Colten Dinkel, Fredonia would head into the locker room with a 14-6 lead.

 

Neither team would score in the third quarter, but Fredonia would add two more touchdowns to pull away in the fourth. Colten Dinkel added another rushing touchdown to his total, while Dutton would find Mayeske once again to cap off the scoring effort.

 

Following a Riverton loss to St. Mary's-Colgan, Fredonia has secured the second seed in Class 2A District 1 and will host a first round playoff game. According to KSHSAA season standings, they will take on Pomona-West Franklin, the third seed from District 2.

Caney Valley Falls in Season Finale


Caney Valley finishes its regular season with a record of 6-2 after a 47-16 loss to Columbus. 
 

The star of the game was Columbus's running back Gabe Martin. He put up a stat line of 224 rushing yards and 6 touchdowns on 16 carries. The Titans were too much for Caney Valley to handle in the trenches giving Martin tons of holes to run through. 
 

With the win, Columbus wins the district championship and will host a playoff game next week. As for the Bullpups, they will be on the road for their playoff game as they end up in third in the district. Both of their opponents are to be determined. 
 

You can catch the Bullpups' first round playoff game next Friday night on 104.1 KGGF with Kyle Hey on the call with Jared Sleppy on color commentary. 

Busy HS Sports Slate Saturday

 

It'll be a busy Saturday for high school sports in Kansas with cross country and volleyball having their postseasons starting.

 

Cross Country sub-state action gets underway with Chanute hosting a 4A regional including teams such as Independence, Field Kinley and Fort Scott among others. In 3A, Fredonia hosts their regional with Caney Valley, Neodesha and Galena amongst the group.

 

Volleyball sub-state tournaments also kick off across the state. Galena hosts a 3A regional with Caney Valley, Cherryvale and 6 others participating. In 4A, Field Kinley travels to Labette with Independence and Parsons also competing.

FKHS Soccer Set for Regionals

 

Field Kinley's soccer team finished up their regular season Thursday night with a 1-0 win at home versus Chanute to give them a final record of 10-1-0.

 

The Nado is set to take on 0-10-1 Columbus in the first round of regionals on Monday or Tuesday with the regional finals being on Thursday against rather 5-7-0 Parsons or 2-7-2 Riverton.

 

Should they win regionals, they would have a quarterfinal matchup against the Regional #3 winner on November 3rd which will most likely be against Independence or Rose Hill. The only loss of the season from the Nado was by the Rockets back on August 28th. 

 

The state tournament semifinals then move to the Wichita-Stryker Soccer Complex which will be on November 6th and the state finals are on November 7th.

 

 

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