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Local Sports Archives for 2019-09

Belle Plaine Defeats Cherryvale in GOW


It was Homecoming Week for Cherryvale, but the Chargers could not cap off the week with a victory. The team fell to Belle Plaine 41-22 on Friday night.


From the first two drives, one could've been fooled the two teams would be scoring all night. However, after each team picked up a touchdown on their first drive, neither would score again until the second half.


After the half, Belle Plaine would establish dominance, picking up the next four touchdowns to increase its lead to 28 at 34-6. Cherryvale would not go quietly, however, picking up two unanswered scores to bring the score back to 34-22. Unfortunately for the Chargers, an opportunity to put the game within one score fell short and Belle Plaine would pick up one more rushing touchdown to put the game at its final score of 41-22.


Belle Plaine improves to 4-0 on the season. Cherryvale, which was the first team to score on the Dragons all season, falls to 2-2 and will face Fredonia next week. The Hornets are also 2-2 and lost 42-7 to Eureka in Week 4.


Our next Game of the Week broadcast will take us to Oswego for 8-man football action, as the Indians play host to the West Elk Patriots. Connor Harbit will have the call as always on 690 KGGF.

Columbus Downs Caney Valley

After falling behind 7-0 in the opening minutes of the game, Columbus ripped off 21 straight points to hand Caney Valley their first loss of the season by a score of 21-7.  Columbus quarterback Patrick Cassidy threw for over 120 yards and 2 touchdowns while racking up 45 yards on the ground. Columbus moves to 4-0 on the season


Caney Valley running back Ben Nunneley led the Bullpup attack with 77 yards on the ground and scoring the lone Caney Valley touchdown. This was the first game this season he was held under 100 yards rushing. Caney Valley moves to 3-1 on the season and travels to Gelena next week for theor first district game one the road.  

Red Ravens Travel to Arkansas for Week 6


The Red Ravens are back on the road tomorrow after a two game home stand. They head to Little Rock, AK to take on 2-3 Arkansas Baptist. CCC is still looking for their first win of the season after starting 0-5. One issue for the Ravens has been their struggle to find consistent quarterback play. Multiple QBs have seen time this year with the last two weeks seeing Aubrey Williams get the start but be replaced half way through the game by Edwin Kleinpeter Jr. The thing to watch in this week 6 matchup is will Williams get the start again or will it be Kleinpeter's turn to start.


Kick off tomorrow is at 1:00pm and you can tune in on 98.1 KUSN, listen live on or on the app by searching KUSN in your app store.

Royals Manager Retires


The winningest manager in Kansas City Royals history has retired. After ten years, two World Series appearances and one World Series Championship Ned Yost is calling it a career. Yost, who started with the Royals in 2010, had three losing seasons before turning it around 2013, making the World Series in 2014 and winning it all in 2015. Post championship has been rough for Yost and the Royals they've steadily declined including losing over 100 games in the last two seasons.


Yost will finish his 16 year career with over 1200 wins, including almost 750 wins with the Royals and a 22-9 record in the postseason.

CCC Volleyball Continues to Roll On



The CCC women's volleyball team continues to dominate everything in its path, and with four matches this week, the team will have a chance to extend its winning streak even further.


The Red Ravens will start this week with a home match against Seminole State College, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday. CCC will then travel to Fort Scott on Wednesday for an away match against Fort Scott Community College, before ending the week at the Johnson County Tournament this Friday. Matches against North Platte CC and Iowa Western CC are currently scheduled for that tournament.


CCC is 20-0 on the year and hasn't dropped a set since a 3-1 victory over Southeast Community College on September 14th. Four straight 3-0 victories have followed that matchup.

Cherryvale Picks Up Win In GOTW


The Cherryvale Chargers came out on top in this week's Game of the Week, soundly defeating the Erie Red Devils 33-8.


Cherryvale came out swinging, picking up the game's first three touchdowns and jumping out to a 19-0 lead. However, Erie would show signs of life just before the half, picking up a 2-yard touchdown run from Dawson Lehman and reducing the deficit to 11 at 19-8 going into the break.


However, with the rain starting to come down in a steady drizzle and fans starting to don their umbrellas, it was Cherryvale that took control of the momentum in the second half, picking up two more scores, including a 58-yard touchdown run from running back Zaine Lantz.


With the victory, Cherryvale improves to 2-1 on the season. The Chargers will once again play in our Game of the Week next Friday, as they celebrate homecoming against Belle Plaine. The 2A Dragons are 3-0 on the season and defeated Wichita Independent 66-0 on Friday.


Erie falls to 1-2 and will hit the road next week to visit the Riverton Rams.

Caney Valley Routs Neodesha 47-6


The Caney Valley Bullpups wasted no time in getting on the scoreboard early and often as the beat Neodesha by a score of 47-6.  After forcing a three and out on the Blue Streaks first play of the game, Caney Valley got into the end zone on their first snap of the game as Ben Nunneley ran for 47 yards untouched down the right-left sideline to put Caney up 7-0. Caney Valley forced another three and out and punched the ball into the end zone again as Eryk Kyser plunged over the right side of the line to put the Bullpups up 14-0 early in the first quarter. Trey Richey wrapped up the scoring for Caney Valley in the first quarter with a 31-yard touchdown pass to Senior Tight End Andrew Bowman to put the Pups up 20-0 after the PAT was blocked.


The second quarter began with Neodesha turning over the ball on downs and Caney Valley capitalizing on the very next play with Richey tossing his second touchdown of the night by hitting Tanner Rose in stride to extend the Pups lead to 27-0. Richey found Rose again with just under a minute left in the first half completing a 10-yard pass and Rose did the rest by making Neodesha players miss on his way into the end zone. The first half ended with the Pups sporting a 34-0 lead.


Caney Valley received the kick to begin the second half and Eryk Kyzer picked up his second touchdown of the night by rushing it in the from the 11-yard line to push the margin to 41-0 and force a running clock according to KSHSAA rules.


After trading punts the rest of the 3rd quarter and half of the 4th quarter, Richey faked a punt with about seven minutes left and raced down the left sideline for a 54-yard touchdown.


Neodesha refused to give up and Adrian Harrell returned the ensuing kick 90-yards for a touchdown to put the Blue Streaks on the board.  The 2-point conversion failed to set up the final score of 47-6.


Trey Richie finished the game with 130 yards passing and three touchdowns and tacked on 58 yards rushing with a touchdown. Ben Nunneley went over 100 yards for the third straight game as he rushed for 127 yards and picked up a touchdown.


Caney Valley will begin district play next week as they host Columbus who defeated Girard Friday night to push their record to 3-0 on the season. You will be able to listen to the game on 104.1 KGGF. 


Nado Still Looking for First Win of Season


Week three of the high school football season in Kansas is here. Field Kindley is set to take on Labette County High School and Head Coach Darrin Wegner says it an extra meaningful game with it being Homecoming.


The Grizzlies come in off a win against Independence and are 1-1 on the season. Coach Wegner says much like Coffeyville, LCHS is a team that has had several changes both offensively and defensively.


Plenty of High School Football to Air Tonight


Week 3 of the Kansas high school football season is here, and as always, we'll have plenty of action across three of our four stations.


Field Kinley will look to pick up its first win of the season as the team stays at home to welcome Labette County. The Grizzlies are 1-1 and coming off of a close 36-31 victory over Independence last week. Matt Jordan will have the call on Star 98.9, KQQF.


Caney Valley will look to continue stifling opponents when the team hosts the Neodesha Bluesteaks. The Bullpups are 2-0 on the year and have allowed only 6 points to opposing offenses, and picked up a shutout last week over Eureka. The Bluestreaks are 0-2 and have picked up losses against Humboldt and Erie. Kyle Hey will have the call for Caney on 104.1 Greatest Hits, KGGF.


And finally, our Game of the Week will take us to Erie as two 1-1 teams collide. The Erie Red Devils, fresh off a 34-19 victory over Neodesha, will play at home this week against another 1-1 team in Cherryvale. The Chargers defeated Leon-Bluestem last week 42-6.



Second Annual Caney Cornhole Tournament


The public is invited to the 2nd Annual Corn Hole Tournament in downtown Caney, KS, on Saturday October 5. Check in for the Corn Hole Tournament will start at 12:00pm and the tournament officially starts at 1:00pm. The cost is $20 per person & there is room for 32 teams of 2 people. Money will be paid for the 1st-4th Place teams.


Please call 620-879-2311 for information or registering. There will also be Kids Games, Smore’s Pits, Frito Chili Pies for sale, Beer Garden, and 2 Guys & a PA providing music. Several of the downtown businesses will be open.

Busy Week for CCC Athletics



It's looking to be a great week for Coffeyville Community College Red Ravens athletics.


After the volleyball team got the week started last night against Independence, the soccer teams will host Cowley tomorrow night. The 6-2 Red Raven women take on the Tigers at 5:00 with the men looking for their first win of the season starting at 7:00.


Volleyball is back in action on Friday at the KCKCC Tournament with cross country, soccer and football wrapping things up on Saturday. Cross country is competing in the Missouri Southern Stampede, soccer is taking on Johnson County and football is hosting Highland to wrap things up at 7:00 that night.

CCC Volleyball Taking on Independence Tonight


The CCC Women's Volleyball team will look to continue its dominance over all comers tonight as they prepare for a rematch against a Montgomery County foe in Independence Community College. The Red Ravens are 17-0 on the year and have dropped only two individual sets this season. The team is coming off of a 3-0 (25-6, 25-4, 25-10) victory over Labette Community College.


The Pirates are 5-6 and suffered a 3-0 (25-15, 25-14, 25-18) defeat to CCC on September 6 during the Red Raven Invite. The match is set to begin in Independence at 6:30 p.m.

Humboldt Defeats Fredonia in GOW


For the second straight week, the Humboldt Cubs walked away victorious in Game of the Week action, defeating Fredonia 50-18 in a contest marked once again by big plays. 


Cubs quarterback Conor Haviland made his mark early, picking up the first score of the game on a 55-yard touchdown run to open up the scoring. Fredonia would strike back on a John Dutton touchdown pass, but Haviland would score again on a 62-yard trot to advance the score to 14-6.


With the score 14-12 after one quarter, it seemed as if the two teams would trade blows back and forth. However, Humboldt would pick up the next five touchdowns, one through the air and four on the ground, to start the running clock and end the night early. Haviland finished the night with four rushing touchdowns and one passing touchdown, the same total he finished with last week against Neodesha.


With the loss, Fredonia falls to 1-1, while Humboldt improves to 2-0 on the season. Next week's Game of the Week will see the Cherryvale Chargers meet the Erie Red Devils, with both teams 1-1 on the year and coming off big victories over their Week 2 opponents. As always, Connor Harbit will have the call from Erie on the Mighty 690, KGGF.

Nado Start Season 0-2


A big night on the ground for Columbus help the Titans get the victory over Field Kindley 53-28. The Titans got the scoring started after a dropped snap on the punt gave them the ball inside their own 5 yard line. They then would extend that lead to 14-0 after a Nado fumble on the kick off gave them the ball on the Nado 25. FKHS finally got on the board with a 73 yard touchdown pass to Darrel Jones. However, the Titans offense proved just to be too much for the Nado as they would head into the half leading 33-14 and then start the second half scoring two touchdowns in under two minutes. 


Homecoming next week for the Golden Tornado and they’ll look for their first win of the season as they face Labette County High School. 

Fredonia Taking On Humboldt In GotW


One team will take its first loss of the season tonight as the Fredonia plays host to Humboldt in our Game of the Week on the Mighty 690, KGGF. The Yellow Jackets picked up a 38-14 win over the Erie Red Devils in Week 1 in a performance that greatly pleased head coach Marc Svaty.


However, this week, a much tougher opponent faces the Yellow Jackets in Humboldt. The Cubs dominated the Neodesha Bluestreaks and waltzed to a 56-14 victory behind a dominating offensive performance led by the team's quarterback, Conor Haviland. Svaty said containing this offense would be one of the keys to victory.


Tonight's game will kick off at 7:00 p.m., with pregame starting at about 6:50. Connor Harbit will have the call on the Mighty 690, KGGF.

ICC Coach's Show on 98.9 Tonight


The Independence Community College Coach's Show makes it debut on Star 98.9 tonight at 7:00. Host Jeff Carpenter will talk with Head Football Coach Kiyoshi Harris as they look back at their preparation during the bye week and look ahead to their matchup against 2-1 Garden City.


The Pirates are 1-1 on the year with a win in week one against Dodge City and a loss week two against Hutchinson.

Golden Tornado Head on the Road to Face the Titans


Penalties and turnovers hurt Field Kindley in their matchup against Fort Scott last Friday. As they head into their matchup on the road against Columbus Head Coach Darrin Wegner says they've worked on limiting their mistakes.


Coach Wegner says it's much better Columbus team than they faced last year, who finished the season 1-8. He says they have multiple returning starters on both offense and defense and are coming off a win against a good St. Mary's Colgan team. Kickoff at 7:00 tomorrow on Star 98.9.

KU Football to Be Aired on 98.1 Friday


The Kansas Jayhawks take on Boston College this Friday.  Jayhawks games are generally aired on 104.1 Greatest Hits, but do to our Friday high school schedule Caney will be on 104.1 so we will be moving the Kansas/Boston College game to 98.1 KUSN.  Pregame will start at 5:00 with kickoff at 6:30.  High school games will air on normal stations on Friday with FKHS on 98.9, Caney on 104.1 and the Game of the Week on 690AM.


KState and Royals will play on 690AM on Saturday with the Chiefs on 690AM on Sunday and the Royals on 98.9 Sunday.

Red Ravens Fall To Iowa Central


The Red Ravens had a disappointing loss to Iowa Western Saturday afternoon losing 45-17 in a rain-soaked day in Fort Dodge.  The Ravens looked like they would make a game of it, down 14 – 3 but then the Tritons connected on a Hail-Mary Pass on the last play of the first half to send Iowa Western into the locker room with a 21 – 3 lead.


The Ravens who were plagued by penalties throughout the afternoon were never able to get back on track in the second half.   CCC will not have much time to think about the loss as they’re back at Veterans Memorial Stadium next Saturday to take on the 2-0 Butler County Grizzlies.  Game time next Saturday is 7:00pm and can be heard live on KUSN 98.FM.

CCC Traveling to Iowa Central


The Red Ravens of Coffeyville Community College will look to pick up their first win of the season today as they travel to Iowa Central to take on the Tritons. It'll be a tough matchup, with Iowa Western currently ranked 12th in the latest NJCAA Top-20. The game has a potential to be a shootout, with both defenses allowing over 30 points per game. However, CCC will also look to limit the turnovers after throwing five interceptions in last week's contest and losing their only fumble.


Today's game will kickoff at noon and can be heard on 98.1, KUSN.

Humboldt Defeats Neodesha in GOW


Neodesha could not contain the run on Friday night, specifically from the opposing quarterback. The Bluestreaks fell to the Humboldt Cubs 56-14 in the Game of the Week on KGGF. The game started slow, with the Cubs striking first on a 69-yard touchdown run from Isiah Coronado. Neodesha would tie it up later in the first quarter on a 7-yard trot by Phoenix Carpenter. 


Heading into the half trailing by just two scores at 26-14, it seemed as if Neodesha would have a chance to upset a team that finished 11-1 just a season ago. However, Humboldt quarterback Conor Haviland took over the game, picking up three straight touchdown runs to start the second half and putting the game out of reach at 50-14. 


Haviland finished the game with 249 yards on 15 carries. Four of those carries resulted in touchdowns, and the senior quarterback picked up one touchdown through the air as well. Neodesha quarterback Mayson Ellis also showed a lot of trust in his senior wide receiver Toby Curtis, picking up an 11-yard passing touchdown near the end of the first half.


Next week's Game of the Week will see Humboldt take on another SEK team in Fredonia. The Yellow Jackets picked up a 38-14 win over Erie in Week 1. Connor Harbit will have the call from Fredonia on the Mighty 690, KGGF.

Nado Drop First Game of Season


Penalties and turnovers cost Field Kindley in their first game of the season against Fort Scott losing 40-14.  Trailing 14-0 at halftime the Nado came out firing to start the third quarter quickly tying the game up at 14 off two Darell Jones touchdowns.  Then at about the half way point of the third turnovers started for QB Aaron Rutherford. Four turnovers two of which were returned for touchdowns broke the game open and sealed the victory for the Tigers. 


FKHS falls to 0-1 and looks to get in the win column next week as they travel to Columbus. 

New Look Nado Take on Fort Scott Week 1


The 2018 Field Kindley football season was a bit of a roller coaster. There were a lot of close games lost at the start of the season before the team hit a stride making it into the second round of the playoffs.


The 2019 Golden Tornado have a lot of new faces on both sides of the ball and after a disappointing showing in the Jamboree Scrimmage Head Coach Darrin Wegner says the players really stepped up this week of practice.


The Nado's first game of the season is the same opponent they opened up against last year. This time they take on Fort Scott at home and they are hoping for a different outcome after losing 23-14 last year. The game can be heard on Star 98.9 KQQF with kickoff at 7:00.

Erie On The Road to Face Fredonia


Compared to where they started, Erie head football coach Eddie Kearns says the team is starting to look a lot better and beginning to feel the positive effects of a new program. 


Kearns, who in his first year as the Red Devils head coach, takes over an Erie squad that finished 3-6 last season. The team will open up their 2019 campaign against a familiar opponent in Fredonia, a team that defeated the Red Devils 29-0 in their previous meeting in Erie. With this season's game taking place in Fredonia, Kearns said the he and his team will be ready whether on the road or at home.


Fredonia finished 5-4 last season, and started the year 5-1 before taking a 3-game slide to end the season. Fourth-year head coach Marc Svaty said his team will need more big plays if they want to jump to the next level.


Friday's game won't be broadcast on KGGF, but you can hear Fredonia next week as they play host to the Humboldt Cubs. The Red Devils will be broadcast on September 20 for their game against Cherryvale.


Rivalry Game to Open Up Season


A rivalry game to open up the season for the Caney Valley Bullpups. The 2019 football season opens up on the road against fellow Montgomery County foe Cherryvale. Bullpups Head Coach Criss Davis says it's two teams that know each other very well.


This is the second straight year that Caney and Cherryvale have opened up the season against each other. Caney hopes this year goes similar to last year where they won 43-6. This Friday's matchup can be heard on 104.1 Greatest Hits.


Soler Power, Royals DH Breaks Record


Hip, Hip, Jorge. In the Royals 139th game of the 2019 Major League Baseball season DH Jorge Soler goes 3-3 including hitting his 39th home run of the season. That home run breaks the Royals single season record for home runs set back in 2017 by former third baseman Mike Moustakas. The big night for Soler proved to be helpful for the Royals as they beat the Detroit Tigers 6-5.


With 23 games left in the 2019 season there's a good chance Soler could extended that record well over 40 home runs.

High School Football is Back Friday


Its kick-off week for high school football in the state of Kansas. Teams have been practicing in the heat for about three weeks now and are ready for their first game of the season. You can catch three games this Friday on our family of stations. Field Kindley High School is hosting Fort Scott on Star 98.9 KQQF, Caney Valley High School travels to Cherryvale on 104.1 Greatest Hits and our High School Football Game of the Week is a matchup between Humboldt and Neodesha on The Mighty 690 KGGF.


Make sure to sign up for KGGF Text Alerts at for half time and final scores sent right to your phone courtesy of Equity Bank.

Red Ravens Fall To Fort Scott


Despite a second half comeback in their first home game of the 2019 season the Coffeyville Community College Red Ravens fell to Fort Scott 40-29.  Mistakes proved to be the undoing for the Ravens Saturday night at Veterans Memorial Stadium.


The Greyhounds wasted no time in capitalizing on Red Raven turnovers who gave up 5 interceptions.  Cam Smith played most of the game at quarterback for the Ravens, being replaced by Edwin Kleinpeter late in the 3rd quarter despite Aubrey Williams turning in a strong performance in the season opener against Iowa Western.


The Ravens led 7 - 6 midway through the 1st quarter after blocking a point after attempt by the Greyhounds and then countering with a 56 yard touchdown strike from Cam Smith to Devante Smith.  The rest of the first half belonged to the Greyhounds who scored once more in the first and three times in the second quarter to take a 34 – 7 lead into the lockeroom at the half.  The Ravens outscored the Greyhounds 21 – 6 in the second half but it was a case of too little too late. 


The Greyhounds go to 2 – 0 on the season while the Ravens fell to 0 – 2.  Next week the Ravens travel to Fort Dodge, Iowa to take on Iowa Central.  That game can be heard live in KUSN 98.1FM Saturday night at 7:00.

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