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Nado Upset by Louisburg


 

Field Kindley’s season comes to an end after being upset by 10 seed Louisburg 68-58. 

 

Jake Horner led the Nado with 14 points. Coffeyville finishes the season 13-8. 

 

The Lady Nado season ended last after a 41-25 loss to Six Seed Baldwin. 

Nado Upset by Louisburg


 

Field Kindley’s season comes to an end after being upset by 10 seed Louisburg 68-58. 

 

Jake Horner led the Nado with 14 points. Coffeyville finishes the season 13-8. 

 

The Lady Nado season ended last after a 41-25 loss to Six Seed Baldwin. 

Ravens Travel to Hutchinson for Double Header

 

The Red Ravens face one of their biggest challenges of the season, traveling to Hutchinson for a matchup with the Blue Dragons.

 

The Lady Ravens look to find the win column after a weekend home loss to Dodge City. CCC is currently in fifth place in the conference, and two games behind fourth, which would ensure a first round bye.

 

Hutchinson is 27-0 and the top team in the nation on the women's side. The team features a combination of high-IQ offense, and swarming defense, that has resulted in the suffocation of opponents all season.

 

The men look to carry momentum from a big win over Dodge to Hutchinson, matching up with one of the league's top offenses. Coffeyville is currently in eighth place in the KJCCC, holding a spot for a home playoff game by a half game, and just one game behind seventh.

 

The Dragons erupted for 53 first half points in the first matchup, but Coffeyville found their footing, and outscored Hutch by nine in the second half.

 

Coverage of Hutchinson and Coffeyville begins tonight at 5:15 p.m. CT on US 98.

Lady Bullpups Rammed By Riverton in Substate Basketball Matchup

 

 The Caney Valley Lady Bullpups season came to an end as they fall to the Riverton Lady Rams 47-30 in substate basketball action in Caney. 
 Riverton used a huge second half to pull away, scoring eighteen points in the third quarter and twelve in the fourth to improve their record to 11-10.

 Anna Washburn and Myra Denny scored ten points each for the Lady Bullpups, who ends the season with a 10-11 record. 
 EJ Wells led all scorers with fifteen, followed by Ellie Helms with eleven. Chloe Parker also scored eleven for Riverton, with all her points coming in the second half. 
 Substate action continues at Caney High School Thursday and Friday. 

Red Devils Advance to Semifinals

 

The Erie Red Devils survive an upset bid, beating Cedarvale/Dexter 46-38 to advance to the 2A sub state semifinals.

 

A back and forth first quarter saw Erie lead by six, thanks to early threes from Ethan Dillinger and Michael Rickenburg.

 

The Red Devils would end the first half on a 22-1 run, leading 36-16 at the break.

 

CVD would continue to fight in the second half, but came up short after senior forward Braydon Henderson fouled out.

 

Erie improves to 16-5, and will play the winner of Oxford and Cherokee Southeast on Friday night.

Lady Nado Season Comes to an End

 

Field Kindley girl's basketball season comes to and end.

 

The Lady Nado fall in the first round of Sub-State 41-25 to the Six Baldwin Bulldogs.  Coach Tyler Coots finishes his first season as a head coach with a record of 9-11.  This is the most wins for the program since the 2014-2015 season.  

 

The Nado boys face Louisburg in their first-round matchup tomorrow at home tip-off is at 6:00pm.

Royals Pitchers Impressing Early

 

The Kansas City Royals have won three of their first four spring training games, in large part due to impressive pitching performances from key players.

 

Cole Ragans, who pitched at an all-star level following a trade to Kansas City last season, struck out five batters in two innings on Sunday. Ragans also reached 100 miles per hour on the radar gun.

 

In a 6-0 win over the Chicago Cubs yesterday, new pitcher Seth Lugo threw two scoreless innings. He says he still gets nerves despite being an established veteran.

 

The Royals will be in split squad action today, with Daniel Lynch pitching against the Rockies, and Michael Wacha making his KC debut against the Padres.

Fredonia Boys to Sub State Semis

 

An incredible run for the Fredonia Yellow Jackets has culminated with a postseason victory.

 

Fredonia defeats Leon-Bluestem in the opening round of the sub state playoffs, by a final score of 69-54.

 

Freshman point guard Kamden Barnett had 25 points to lead the Yellow Jackets. Elias Barnett added 10, and Emmitt Couch had nine for Fredonia.

 

The Yellow Jackets have used their depth to win 10 of their last 12 games. Head coach Dee Barnett says it's a uniquely deep team.

 

Fredonia will look to punch their ticket to the championship game, playing Wichita Collegiate in the semifinals on Thursday night.

Caney Boys Season Ends Against Galena

 

 The Caney Valley Bullpups basketball season came to an end tonight as they fell to the Galena Bulldogs 55-42 in substate playoff action. 
 Colt Hightower led the Bullpups with thirteen points, while Ben Matthews added seven in the loss, which dropped the Pups to 9-12 on the season. 
 Caney started the season 2-8, but then won seven of the next nine games, before injuries to Layne Denny and Gavin Messner took depth out of the lineup. Colt Hightower proved once again why is considered one of the top players in the state, and Ben Matthews and Payton Darden improved tremendously in the low post as the season went along.
 Zane Turner led all scorers with 19, while Jack Perry added 17 in the win for Galena. 
 The Lady Bullpups will see their first round of the playoffs Tuesday night as they take on Riverton at home. 

Lady Ravens Fall, Men Bounce Back vs Dodge

 

Mixed results for the Ravens at Nellis Hall, with the Lady Ravens falling and the men winning against Dodge City.

 

In the opener, the Lady Ravens fall 70-57. Coffeyville fell behind by 10 points in the second quarter, and could never fully close the gap.

 

Head coach Tony Turner says the Conquistadors have a lot of basketball IQ.

 

Ivy Fox led the team with 22 points, with Kyleigh Ortiz adding 10, and Bailey Layman scoring eight.

 

The men win a massive game for their hopes of hosting a playoff game, beating Dodge 88-76.

 

The game was tied at halftime, but Coffeyville opened a double digit lead in the final 12 minutes.

 

Assistant coach Jake Odum says it was a great team performance.

 

Cris Carroll, who missed all week with illness, had 33 points and 18 rebounds in a massive performance. Odum says it was an incredible effort from the sophomore. Jahni Summers also had 26 points.

 

The Ravens will head back on the road, for a date with the Hutchinson Blue Dragons on Wednesday.

Nado Split in Final Game of Season

 

Field Kindley splits in their final regular season games of the year.

 

The Lady Nado fell to Labette County 74-44, falling to 9-10 on the season. Taiylor Caron led Coffeyville with 16.

 

The Nado boys survived in a hard fought matchup with the Grizzlies winning 50-49. Jamarrion Logan had 17 and Zay Logan had 14.

 

The 11 Seed Lady Nado will head to Six Seed Baldwin on Tuesday with tip-off at 6:00pm.  The Seven Seed Nado are at home against the 10 Seed Louisburg with tip-off at 6:00pm.  Both games with be on Sonshine 98.9.

Area Wrestlers Advancing to Final Day

 

With Day two of the 4A-1A state wrestling championships in progress, multiple area wrestlers have punched their ticket to the final round.

 

Independence wresler Kohen Wright was victorious in the 138 pound semifinal, and will wrestle Damon Ingram of Rose Hill for the state championship tomorrow.

 

Kainen White of Field Kindley drops his semifinal match to Baker North of Bishop Miege. White will wrestle for third place tomorrow.

 

Cooper Smith and Reyce Booe of Cherryvale, along with Mason Gibbons and Keith Sanders of Independence all advance in respective consolation brackets.

 

Field Kindley girls wrestler Emma Hall will compete in the 105 pound semifinals, against the top seed, Alissa Cowing of Clay Center. Fredonia wrestler Layla Tindle is the top seed in 115, and wrestles Holly Thatcher in the semifinals.

 

West Elk wrestler Kayla Wright will battle Zoey Kessler in the consolation bracket this afternoon.

Royals Sign Catcher to Deal

 

The Kansas City Royals have added more veteran depth to the 2024 roster.

 

The organization has signed catcher Austin Nola to a one year deal. Nola was released by the Milwaukee Brewers earlier this week following the signing of Gary Sanchez.

 

Nola has played four seasons in the Major Leagues, and was a fifth round pick in the 2012 draft out of LSU. He is a career .249 hitter with a reputation for being a solid defender.

 

Nola will compete with returning backup catcher Freddy Fermin for the primary role behind Salvador Perez, but at the least adds needed depth to the organization.

Ravens Welcome Dodge City to Nellis Hall

 

The Ravens return to Nellis Hall for a doubleheader with Dodge City, with both games having major playoff impications.

 

The Lady Ravens remain in the race for a first-round bye in the postseason, and Dodge City is currently in second place in the KJCCC. The Conquistadors had a historic shooting performance in the first matchup, converting 23 3-point shots and scoring 106 points.

 

Head coach Tony Turner says he expects a different game this time.

 

Sophomore point guard Ray Richardson drilled a 3-point shot that gave CCC the lead against Barton. Turner says she has become a crucial piece of the team.

 

The men are battling for a first round home playoff game, and currently sit a half game back of Dodge City. Head coach Jay Herkelman says this is a huge opportunity for his team.

 

Freshman Charles Caparaso had a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds against Garden City. Herkelman says it was a complete performance.

 

Coverage of Coffeyville and Dodge City begins tomorrow afternoon at 1:40 p.m. CT on US 98 and the Red Raven Sports Network.

Wright, White and Hall Advance to Semifinals

 

The Kansas 4A-1A State Wrestling Tournament is underway in Salina. Several athletes made the trip representing Southeast Kansas. Day one of the 4A Boy's Tournament wrapped up early today. KGGF's Sheri Garris was on the scene and provided an update.

 

On the girl's side of the bracket for 4A, Field Kindley's Emma Hall won both her matches and moved on to the semifinals in the 105 weight class. Semifinals matches will begin tomorrow and then the Championship is on Saturday.

Royals Legend Announces Retirement

 

A Kansas City Royals legend and World Series hero has called it a career.

 

First baseman Eric Hosmer announced his retirement after 13 seasons in the league, including seven with the Royals. Hosmer was the third overall pick out of high school in 2008.

 

He says he's excited for the next chapter.

 

Hosmer is notoriously known for scoring the game-winning run in Game 5 of the 2015 World Series, a game that would bring the Royals their second title.

 

He finishes his career as a .276 hitter with 198 homers and 893 runs batted in.

Nado Senior Wrestler Looks for Redemption at State Tournament

 

Redemption is on the mind of a Field Kindley wrestler as he heads back to the state tournament. Nado Senior Kainen White, who finished second as a junior, says being able to return and compete is a great opportunity.

 

Head Football Coach and Assistant Wrestling Coach Deonta Wade has been an important part of White's life in and out of sports. White says Wade has been a good influence on him.

 

The State Wrestling Tournament starts tomorrow in Topeka and will go until Saturday. White will compete in the Heavyweight Division. Three other Nado wrestlers, Emma Hall, Brennen Westervelt and Amanie Luten, are heading to the state tournament.

Fredonia Basketball Star Makes College Commitment

 

Fredonia has had plenty to be excited about on the basketball court this season, with a senior star annoucing her next chapter.

 

Forward Zoey Sims has committed to Midland University, an NAIA program in Fremont, Nebraska.

 

She says Midland stood out early in recruiting.

 

Sims has played travel basketball, along with her time at Fredonia. She says she has learned from both experiences.

 

Zoey has accomplished plenty in her high school career. She says her favorite part is the people she enjoyed it with.

 

Sims also scored her 1,000th career point in last night's loss to Caney.

 

FULL INTERVIEW w/Zoey Sims

Nado Split with Fort Scott


Field Kindley splits with Fort Scott at home. 

They Lady Nado fell just short 60-54. The Nado boys picked up the win in OT 56-45.  
The Lady Nado fall to 9-9 and The Nado boys improve to 13-7. 
 

Next game is Friday at home against Labette County. 

Bullpups and Yellowjackets Split Basketball Doubleheader

 

 The Caney Valley Bullpups split a basketball doubleheader at Fredonia tonight; the Lady Bullpups won 54-47 while the guys were stung 67-64. 
 Anna Washburn led three Lady Bullpups in double figures with 22 points. Sarah Martinez added thirteen and Myra Denny had ten points. 
 Zoey Sims, who scored her 1,000th career point during the game, led all scorers with 26, while Harlee Blackwell added ten for the Lady Yellowjackets. 
 In the nightcap, Ashton O'Neal led all scorers with 22. Eli Barnett had sixteen, while Emmett Couch added 13 for the Yellowjacket victory. 
 Colt Hightower had eighteen points for the Bullpups and Braydon Messner added twelve in the loss. 
 Caney had a chance to tie the game and send it into overtime, but the shot stuck in the back of the rim as time expired. 
 Caney Valley will host sub-state playoffs. As soon as we know the time and day of playoff action, we will bring that information to you on air and on-line. 

Lady Raven Star Commits to Rogers State

 

One of the most notable names on the Lady Ravens the past two seasons has declared where she will continue her college career.

 

Sophomore Bailey Layman has committed to Rogers State University in Claremore, Oklahoma, following the end of the season.

 

She says playing somewhere closer to home was important.

 

Layman suffered a serious injury early in her freshman season, but returned in the second half and emerged as one of the best young shooters in the KJCCC. Despite shifting to the starting lineup for her sophomore campaign, Layman continued to progress, improving as a defender, and all-around scorer, while remaining one of the most lethal outside shooters in the conference.

 

She has also built a reputation as a clutch player who has converted numerous big shots for the team. She says it's because she plays more relaxed this season.

 

The Lady Ravens have beaten Butler and Barton in back to back weeks, competing for a first round bye in the postseason. Layman says she thinks the team is turning a corner.

 

Bailey leads the Lady Ravens averaging 11 points per game this season, and will be a crucial piece to a potential postseason run in the coming weeks.

Key High School Matchups as Postseason Takes Shape

 

The final week of the high school regular season has arrived, and there are plenty of key matchups for both boys and girls with major playoff implications.

 

Field Kindley matches up with Fort Scott, with the Lady Nado in search of their 10th win of the season, and the boys in search of their 12th.

 

The Caney Bullpups wrap up their regular season on the road against Fredonia, with the girls looking for consecutive victories, and the boys attempting the finish the regular season at .500 after a 2-8 start.

 

The Neodesha girls are 14-4, and tied with Cheney for the top seed in sub-state. They host the Erie Red Devils. Cherryvale girls are 13-5, one game back of top seed Girard. They host Uniontown.

 

On the boys side, West Elk and Sedan are deadlocked with a 13-6 record entering the night. The Patriots battle Central Burden, and Sedan takes on Oxford.

 

You can keep up with all the scores and up to date playoff picture with the Kansas High School Basketball Scoreboard Show, Friday nights at 10 p.m. on the Mighty 690.

Royals Trade For Reliever from Red Sox

 

The Kansas City Royals make one final move in a very active offseason, acquiring a veteran reliever from the Boston Red Sox.

 

Kansas City acquires right-handed pitcher John Schreiber from Boston, in exchange for prospect David Sandlin.

 

Schreiber is 29 years old, and was one of baseball's best bullpen arms in 2022, pitching 65 games with a 2.22 ERA. He wasn't quite as strong last year, posting a 3.86 ERA, but is under control for three more seasons.

 

Sandlin is a 23-year-old reliever with a strong fastball and splitter, and was an 11th round pick in the 2022 draft. He is projected as a reliever, and could make his MLB debut in 2024.

 

Schreiber will be a reliable middle inning reliever for the Royals in 2024 as they chase an AL Central crown.

Ravens Split Doubleheader with Barton

 

Coffeyville splits a doubleheader with the Barton Cougars at Nellis Hall.

 

The Lady Ravens earn a massive win to keep their hopes of a first round postseason bye alive, beating Barton 62-42. Following a slow start, CCC gained the lead in the second quarter, and outscored Barton 32-13 in the second half.

 

Ivy Fox finished with 21 points, Tetona Woods-Blackowl had 11 points and nine assists as well. Head coach Tony Turner says she steps up in big games.

 

CCC also received important contributions from the second unit, with Ray Richardson, Jae'Mya Lyons, and Natalya Jones all having strong days. Turner says the second team stepped up big time.

 

The men battled for forty minutes, but fell short to the Cougars, 98-87.

 

Assistant coach Jake Odum says the team competed well against Barton.

 

Coffeyville struggled on the glass all afternoon, with Barton maintaining a lead with second chance shots. Jahni Summers and Brian Griffith each scored 18 points, with Jayven Cofer adding 15 and CJ Smith scoring 14.

 

Odum says the point guard duo of Griffith and Cofer continues to improve.

 

The Ravens have their final extended road trip of the regular season on Wednesday, traveling to Garden City to battle the Broncbusters.

Coffeyville Splits at Chanute

 

Field Kindley splits in their final road game of the regular season at Chanute, with the Lady Nado winning 42-39 and the Nado boys falling 35-31,

 

Chanute had the lead or the game was tied for 31 of the 32 minutes of the girl's matchup before Taiylor Caron would hit the go-ahead layup with just under a minute remaining to secure the comeback win for Coffeyville. 

 

The Nado had a seven point lead going into the fourth quarter, but Chanute would outscore them 16-5 to come away with th four point win.

 

Coffeyville takes on Fort Scott at home on Tuesday with girl's game at 6:00pm and the boys to follow.

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