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Local Sports Archives for 2020-10

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.



GOW Set For Fredonia-Southeast Matchup


The Fredonia Yellow Jackets will take center stage once again in our Game of the Week on 690AM, KGGF.


Fredonia will stay at home for its final regular season game as the team plays host to the Southeast Lancers. The Yellow Jackets are 3-3 on the season and 2-1 in district play, while the Lancers come into the contest at 3-2 overall and 1-1 in the district.


Tonight's pregame coverage will start at 6:50 p.m, with kickoff set for 7.

Playoff Scenarios for Nado


Nado currently sit at 11 seed playing 5-0 Fort Scott at the 2 seed, Bishop Miege is at 10 seed at 2-3 with no games left, Lenexa is 3-3 at the 8 seed playing 3-1 6A Blue Valley, Chanute is 2-3 at the 9 seed playing 2-5 LCHS at the 14 seed.

Nado Win

Lenexa Loss, Chanute Loss

Nado move up to the 8 seed, host first round match against Lenexa


Lenexa Win, Chanute Loss

Nado move up to the 9 seed and travel to Lenexa


Lenexa Loss, Chanute Win

Nado move up to 9 seed travel to Chanute


Lenexa Win, Chanute Win

Nado move up to 10 more than likely play KC Piper


Nado Loss

Eudora Win, Atchinson Win, LCHS Win, Bonner Springs Win

Nado fall to 15 seed go back to Fort Scott


Eudora Loss, Atchinson Loss, LCHS Loss, Bonner Springs Loss

Nado stay at 11 seed likely play Louisburg or Basehor Linwood


If two of the four win then Nado move to 13 seed

If three of the four win then Nado move to 14 seed

If one of the four win then Nado move to 12 seed


1 Paola vs 6 Louisburg

2 Fort Scott vs 10 FKHS

3 Toganoxie vs 16 Ottowa

4 Lansing off

5 Basehor Linewood vs 5A Pittsburg

7KC Piper vs 15 Bonner Springs

8 Lenexa vs 6A Blue Valley

9 Chanute vs 14 LCHS

10 Bishop Miege off

12 Eudora vs 5A Spring Hill

13 Atchinson vs 5A Leavenworth

ICC Men's Basketball Scrimmage Tonight


The regular season is still a few months away, but fans will get their first chance to see the Independence Community College Pirates in action. The men's basketball team will be taking on Sunrise Christian Academy (out of Wichita) tonight in a scrimmage game.


The game will begin at 7:00 p.m. at the ICC Fieldhouse. There will be temperature checks for those in attedance, and facemasks covering both the nose and mouth are required.

Caney Valley vs Columbus Preview


The Caney Valley Bullpups wrap up the regular season at home Friday as they take on the Columbus Titans.


The Bullpups enter the contest at 6-1 on the season and 3-1 in district play. Columbus has a perfect 7-0 record overall while 4-0 in the district. Caney Valley and Columbus both average over 200 yards rushing per game so the defense could be the deciding factor as Caney gives up only 13 points per game while Columbus surrenders only 11 per contest. Caney also has two shutouts on the season.


Different playoff scenarios surround this contest as the Bullpups could end up anywhere from district champ and to third place. A win by 20 points and a loss by Galena would give Caney the district championship. A win by 20 points and a Galena victory by 14 points or more places the Bullpups second. A win of fewer than 20 points or a loss would leave the Bullpups in third place and they would begin the playoffs on the road.


You can listen to the action on Classic Hits 104.1 KGGF. Jared Sleppy and Kyle Hey will be on the call.


Emporia Fires Head Football Coach Over Abuse Allegations


Emporia High School has fired their head football coach Corby Milleson over allegations of physical and verbal abuse, according to KSNT.


The Emporia Board of Education made the decision during their meeting Wednesday night to fire Milleson who has been the head coach since 2014.


Former player Colton Bieker spoke out about the abuse and discussed that Milleson would exploit information about his father to bully him during practices. He has also abused the players by throwing objects such as clipboards and practice schedules at them, shoving them, and using profanities.


Milleson will still be paid for the remainder of the season, but his contract has been eliminated. Emporia is set to take on Manhattan High School this Friday.

Final Round of Girls' Golf State Tournament


St. Mary's Colgan held on to their lead Tuesday as they went on to win the 3-2-1A Girls' Golf State Championship.


Colby finished in second, Cimmaron finished third, and Caney Valley finished in fourth place with a score of 400 on Monday and 395 on Tuesday.


Colby freshman Anna Starbuck shot an 81 in her final round as she won State by seven strokes. St. Mary's Colgan had three of their golfers finish in the top five.


Individually, Caney Valley's Emma Hockett shot a 192 for the tournament, Ava Freisberg shot a 196, Talynn Thornton finished with a 201, Saige Scott scored a 206, and Anna Washburn was able to shoot a 239.

SEK Schools Have Sold Day One at State Golf Tournaments


Day one of the girl's state golf tournaments is in the books as southeastern Kansas schools had a solid day on Monday.


In the 3-2-1A state tournament in Cheney, St. Mary's Colgan leads with a score of 357. Caney Valley is currently in fourth after shooting a 400 and is 12 strokes behind third-place Cimarron.


Anna Starbuck, a freshman from Colby High School, leads individually with an impressive score of 77, just five over par. SMC has four golfers in the top eight, and Caney Valley's Ava Freisberg led the Bullpups with a 94.


In 4A, Chanute is in sixth with a 394, but are just ten strokes out of fourth place. Chanute's Jerlyn Kustanborter shot an 85 and is in fourth place, individually.

Game of the Week Canceled


For the third consecutive week, our planned Game of the Week has been canceled.


Sedan and Marmaton Valley were set to meet in our Game of the Week, live from Sedan. Marmaton Valley has forfeit that game, their third straight forfeit this season.


Sedan will improve to 8-0 with the win, finishing the regular season undefeated. As of this time, there is no alternate plan for Game of the Week this week, but we will likely have another game set to broadcast this Friday. We will keep you updated if we schedule another game.

Bullpups Blank Lions


A week after the Caney Valley offense was on display, the defense was the star of the night as the Bullpups hammered Baxter Springs 44-0.


Junior running back Brec Williams scored in a variety of ways to lead the Bullpup attack. Williams first ran in a 54-yard touchdown where he scampered almost untouched down the left side of the field. He got into the end zone on the Lions ensuing possession by picking off a pass and returning for 100 yards down the right side of the field directing blockers on along the way to open up lanes. He found pay dirt again after hauling a 64-yard pass from DaRon Davis in the second quarter. Williams ended up with 164 yards of the Bullpups 257 yards of total offense.


Sophomore DaRon Davis not only threw for a touchdown but snagged three interceptions and returned one for a touchdown of 74 yards. The Bullpups moved to 6-1 on the season including 3-1 in district play. Caney returns home to host Columbus with a slew of playoff scenarios on the line.

Oswego Pulls Away to Defeat West Elk in GOW


The Oswego Indians overcame a slow start to eventually overwhelm the West Elk Patriots, taking the win 68-22 in our Game of the Week.


West Elk (3-3) found the endzone first, with sophomore running back Tayden Tindle scoring from 4 yards out. Tindle would make it a double on the ensuing Patriots drive, scoring from 2 yards out to give West Elk a 14-0 lead late in the first.As the quarter changed, however, the fire was lit under Oswego. The Indians (6-1) would rattle off four touchdowns in the second quarter, with five different players involved with each play. Jace Landes found paydirt first on a 4-yard run, and was followed just 30 seconds later by Jessie Blumer, who returned a Patriots fumble 55 yards for the score. Quarterback Lance Teal would find his first passing touchdown from 22 yards, hitting receiver Isac Elkins in stride. Finally, running back Jake Hutchinson would cap off the explosive quarter with a rushing touchdown of 5 yards.


The two teams headed into the locker room with Oswego in front 30-14. Similarly to the first half, West Elk would find the endzone first, with quarterback Rocky Hanks delivering a lovely 22-yard pass to Wesley Young. That would do it for the West Elk offense, however, as Oswego would score the next 38 points to run away with the game.Oswego quarterback Lance Teal had a wonderful second half, picking up a rushing touchdown and three more passing touchdowns, one each to Elkins, Landes and Blumer. The game would be called after a final 68-yard touchdown run by Hutchinson, giving us the final score of 68-22.


The Indians improve to 6-1 on the season, while the Patriots drop to 3-3. Next week's Game of the Week, as currently schedule, will be Sedan and Marmaton Valley. That game can be heard on 690 AM, KGGF.

Nado Victorious over Chanute


Field Kindley picked up a much needed victory over Chanute 27-24 to end their 4 game losing streak, improving to 2-4 on the season.  The Nado fell into a hole early trailing 14-0 at the end of the first quarter.  The Nado run game began to pick up momentum in the second quarter and that would be what carried Coffeyville to the win.  Ethan Camp with 222 yards rushing and two touchdowns and what is possibly the play of the game on a run on third down and eight to seal the victory


Coach Wade picks up his first home win on the season and the Nado are 1-1 in league play with a shot at the league title in a matchup next week against Fort Scott.

Caney Valley Travels To Baxter Springs


The Caney Valley Bullpups take to the road for the final time in the regular season to take on the winless Baxter Springs Lions.


Caney Valley (5-1) won a wild 50-34 match-up against Parsons last week that saw running back Baylor Thornton run for nearly 150 yards and 4 touchdowns. Brec Williams filled in for the injured Tanner Rose at running back with 82 yards rushing and a touchdown and pulled down two interceptions on the defensive side of the ball.


Baxter Springs (0-4) has struggled this season and has been outscored 146-32 on the season and look to notch their first win.


The Bullpups could potentially clinch a playoff spot with a win this weekend and losses by Parsons and Cherryvale. In last year's match-up, Caney Valley rolled to a 43-0 victory last year that went to a running clock in the second half of the game.


You can listen to the game this Friday on Classic Hits 104.1 KGGF with Kyle Hey and Jared Sleppy on the call.


Chiefs Sign Le'Veon Bell to 1-Year Deal


The Chiefs bolstered their already high-powered offense, signing former Jets running back Le'Veon Bell to a one-year deal.


Bell was released by the Jets earlier this week, ending a tumultous tenure with the team that saw him butt heads with head coach Adam Gase several times.


The Chiefs are are currently ranked 13th (119 yards per game) in the league in rushing, with rookie Clyde Edwards-Helaire receiving most of the work. Darrel Williams, Darwin Thompson and DeAndre Washington are all also on the current roster. 


Per league protocols, Bell will have to go through five days of COVID-19 testing before he is allowed to join the team, meaning he will not be available for Monday night's game against the Bills.

Game of the Week Canceled


For the second straight week, the Game of the Week on 690 AM KGGF between Riverton and Fredonia has been canceled. 


As of this time, there will be no broadcast tomorrow night for the Game of the Week. You can still hear Field Kindley football on Sonshine 98.9 FM, or Caney football on 104.1 KGGF FM.


As well as Friday's varsity matchup, Monday's JV matchup between Fredonia and Riverton has also been canceled. Neither game will be made up.

2020 High School Girls' Golf Regionals


Regional golf in southeast Kansas kicked off yesterday. Chanute won the 4A regional in Independence with a team score of 409. They qualify for state alongside Anderson County and Circle High School. Independence finished 6th and failed to qualify, however, Mattily Brumley qualified for state individually with a score of 109.


Fort Scott's Karlie Chipman won with an individual score of 85, beating out Jerlyn Kustanborter of Chanute by one stroke.


As for the 3-2-1A regional in Caney, St. Mary's Colgan finished first with a score of 380. Caney Valley and Cheney also qualified for state with scores of 402 and 418, respectively. Ali Scripsick of St. Mary's Colgan finished first individually with a score of 89. Ava Freisberg from Caney Valley finished second with a 92, and other Bullpups Emma Hockett and Saige Scott also finished in the top 10.


The class 4A state tournament will be held at the Emporia Municipal Golf Course on October 19th and 20th, and the 3-2-1A state tournament will be at Cherry Oaks Golf Course in Cheney on the 19th and 20th as well.

Indy Girls' Tennis Team Wins Regionals, Headed to State


The Independence High School Girls' Tennis Team won the regional title and is headed to Topeka to compete for a state title.


Tia Gregory and Blair Dodson won the regional double championship, Kristina Morrison and Mercy Smith were runners-up in doubles, and Abby Veile finished as the regional singles runner-up.


Topeka-Hayden is hosting the 4A state tournament which will take place on October 16th. Seeding will be decided Wednesday, October 14th, via Zoom meeting.

Bullpups Outlast Parsons


In a wild offensive affair that saw both teams combine for nearly 900 yards in total offense, a single defensive play was the deciding factor as Caney Valley was able to take down the Parsons Vikings 50-34.


A scoring duel ensued nearly from the opening kick off as Parsons was able to get onto the scoreboard just 23 seconds into the contest on a 39-yard pass to Tanner Marcus. Caney Valley scored on the first of Baylor Thornton's four touchdowns.


The teams traded touchdowns back and forth the rest of the first half and Parsons headed into the halftime break leading 28-20.


The teams traded scores once more the game headed into the 4th quarter tied at 34.


The crucial defensive play occurred when the Bullpups Kyler Benson forced a fumble at Parsons' 33-yard line and the Bullpups took it down the field where Baylor Thornton punched it into the end zone to put Caney Valley up for good.


Baylor Thornton ended up rushing for 148 yards and 4 touchdowns. Brec Williams came on in relief to replace the injured Tanner Rose and ran the ball for 82 yards and a touchdown.


Ethan Houk lit up the sky for Parsons by going 21-32 for 368 yards with four touchdowns and two interceptions. Receiver Dion Sylvester hauled in 10 passes for 178 yards and 1 touchdown while Tanner Barcus pulled in eight passes for 136 yards and two touchdowns.


Caney Valley remains on the road next week as they travel to Baxter Springs to take on the winless Lions in another District 3A-1 battle. You can listen to the game on Classic Hits 104.1 KGGF with Kyle Hey and Jared Sleppy on the call.  Pre-game begins at 6:45 pm with kickoff at 7:00 pm.

Nado Fall to 1-4


Another tough loss for Field Kindley as they fall to Labette County 16-13 on the Grizzlies Homecoming night.


Penalties were what cost Coffeyville in this one as they had two touchdowns called back on holding penalties.  It was the first game of the season where the Nado offense struggled with turning the ball over, with a season-high 7 turnovers.  The Grizzlies had their fair share of turnovers as well but unlike Coffeyville, they were able to capitalize on them with 14 points off of those turnovers and then picking up safety as well.


The Nado come back home for their last home game of the season taking on Chanute.

West Elk Football Game Canceled, Oswego Also On Bye


Tonight's Game of the Week between West Elk and Cedar Vale-Dexter has been canceled.


Athletic Director Dana Taliaferro informed KGGF earlier this morning that the game been the Patriots and the Spartans had been canceled. No official reason was given for the cancelation.


West Elk will not be the only area team not taking the field this week, as the Oswego Indians also saw their game against Marmaton Valley canceled. Head coach Matt Fowler told KGGF that the cancelation was not COVID related, but simply that the Wildcats did not have enough players to go ahead with the game.


Next week's Game of the Week will pit the Fredonia Yellow Jackets against the Riverton Rams. That game will kick off from Riverton at 7 p.m.

FKHS Soccer to Host Tornado Tournament


The Field Kinley High School soccer team is set to host the 2020 Tornado Tournament on Saturday, October 10th.


The Nado plays against Riverton at 8 a.m. to start the tournament. Teams included in the field are FKHS, Riverton, Circle, and Fort Scott.


The varsity team has just two regular-season games after the tournament concludes: on the road against Independence on October 20th and at home against Chanute on October 22nd. Regionals begin October 26th with the location to be determined.


Field Kinley is currently 6-1 and in first place in Class 4A Region 4 with a goal differential of +22.

Gregg Marshall Allegedly Punched Player, Choked Assistant


Wichita State head coach Gregg Marshall has been accused of punching a player and choking an assistant coach, according to Stadium's Jeff Goodman.


Former Wichita State star forward Shaquille Morris told Stadium that he was punched twice by Marshall in a practice in 2015.


Sources say that he routinely physically and verbally abused members of the Shocker basketball program as well as demeaned players according to their ethnicity and race.


Wichita State is investigating the situation at this time.

Bullpups Look to Bounce Back After Loss


The Caney Valley Bullpups, coming off a 20-0 loss last weekend to Galena, looks to get back in the win column this week against Parsons. Head Coach Criss Davis said that he thinks last week's score wasn't indicative of the way the game played out but that his team didn't cash in on their chances.


Looking ahead to Parsons, Coach Davis said that the key to capturing the win will be containing Parsons quarterback Ethan Houk.


You can listen to Friday's game on Classic Hits 104.1 KGGF with Jared Sleppy and Kyle Hey on the call. Pre-game starts at 6:45 pm with kick-off scheduled for 7:00 pm.

Coach Kearns Looking Ahead to Fredonia


Erie has dropped its last four games, but head coach Eddie Kearns is still looking at the positives. The Red Devils lost to Riverton 64-28, a game that puts Erie at 1-4 for the season. Kearns said his team performed well offensively, but simply gave up too many plays to keep themselves in the game. He said defense will be the focus this week, as the Red Devils look to stop Fredonia.


The Yellow Jackets took home a victory in last week's Game of the Week, a 35-20 victory over Wilson County rival Neodesha. Friday's game between Erie and Fredonia will not be broadcast, but you can catch the full interview with Coach Kearns each Thursday at 9:30 a.m, on 690AM, KGGF.

Haag Likes Chances Against Cedar Vale-Dexter


The West Elk Patriots are back on the right track after a loss to open up district play. After Week 4's defeat against Sedan, the Patriots defeated Marmaton Valley 58-6 last Friday, giving the team some forward momentum as they play host to Cedar Vale-Dexter. Head coach Chris Haag said staying focused and preparing well gave the team an advantage heading into the battle against the Wildcats.


Cedar Vale-Dexter will almost certainly give the Patriots a tough test. The Spartans offense has scored more than 70 points in each of its last two games, leading to big victories over Marmaton Valley and Yates Center. Despite that, Haag feels his team has a good chance to take home its second straight victory.


Friday's matchup between West Elk and Cedar Vale-Dexter will be our Game of the Week and will be broadcast live on 690AM, KGGF. Pregame will start at 6:50 p.m, with kickoff to follow at 7.





Girls Class 3-2-1A State Golf Championship Site Moved


The site for the Girls Class 3-2-1A Kansas State Golf Championship site has been moved.


It was announced by the Kansas State High School Activities Association Tuesday evening that the state championship tournament would no longer be played at Carey Park Golf Course in Hutchinson.


The new site for the match will be at Cherry Oaks Golf Course in Cheney. In a public release statement, KSHSAA Assistant Executive Director Jeremy Holaday said that the move is correlated to the pandemic and that the move is no fault of Carey Park Golf Course.


The event is still scheduled to play on its regular scheduled date of October 19th and 20th.

Pittsburg Wins Independence Invitational


Pittsburg's women's golf team dominated Monday at the Independence Invitational with a score of 388 with their top two both breaking 90 and finishing in the top three, individually.


Caney Valley finished second with a score of 421, Chanute was just behind them at 427, Independence finished fourth with 452, and one stroke behind them was Frontenac.


Karlie Chipman of Fort Scott won the tiebreaker against Pittsburg's Samantha Maceli with a score of 80, and Hannah Holloman, also of Pittsburg, finished third with 88.


Chipman had a great round and played significantly better than her average score which is now at 89.4 strokes per 18 holes. She finished 4th in the 2020 Final All-SEK rankings behind Maceli who is at 77.4 strokes, Hannah Holloman and Jerlyn Kustenborter of Chanute who tied for second at 87.6 strokes per 18 holes.

IHS Athletics Events Canceled


Tuesday night, it was announced that Independence High School has canceled multiple athletics events.


All levels of volleyball at Chanute were canceled last night as well as their soccer match at Riverton. It has also been announced that the varsity football game at Circle scheduled for Monday, October 12th, has been canceled along with football practices for the remainder of this week, according to the IHS Athletics Twitter page.


Tuesday morning, it was announced that a high school student had tested positive for COVID-19.

Nail-Biter at 2020 Anderson County Women's Golf Invitational


The 2020 Anderson County Women's Golf Invitational came down to the wire yesterday as it took the 5th man from Spring Hill to break the tie to beat Anderson County.


Both teams ended up with 368, but it was a 107 from Spring Hill's Lindsey Ellett that gave them the win.


Tonganoxie finished third with a score of 390, Council Grove finished in fourth with 418, Ottawa was fifth with 429, Santa Fe Trail shot 434 and Eureka shot 437.


Maclaine Sears won first place with a score of 82 with an impressive score of 39 on the front nine which was the best nine-hole score shot by any of the 50 total participants.


Santa Fe Trail's Braegan Buessing finished second with an 85 including a birdie on the par-three 5th, and Spring Hill's Iommi Paulsen finished third with an 87.

K-State Gives Klieman New Deal


K-State head football coach Chris Klieman has agreed to a 6-year, $24 million contract Monday morning, according to Yahoo Sports.


His new deal increases his annual earning from $2.8 million to $4 million beginning in 2023. The new deal goes through 2026 while his original deal was set to expire in 2024.  By then, Klieman will be getting $4.3 million per year which is the most a K-State coach has ever received.

Additionally, if K-State gets six wins and makes a bowl game this season, he will be extended to 2027.


The second-year coach has a record of 10-6 including two top-five upsets against Oklahoma and is currently tied for first place in the Big 12 at 2-0 in conference play.

Fredonia Defeats Rival Neodesha in GOW


Fredonia took a step toward returning to .500 on Friday, defeating Wilson County rivals Neodesha 35-20 in our Game of the Week.


The Yellow Jackets (2-3) scored first on a 1-yard touchdown run by running back Buddy Claibourn, picking up the only score of the first quarter. Early Neodesha (0-5) drives saw the the team reach Fredonia territory, but the Bluestreaks could not seem to finish them off.


It would be the same song and dance to start the second quarter, with Claibourn finding the endzone from 1 yard out yet again. Neodesha would strike back though, with quarterback Seth Strange breaking through for a 10-yard score. With the score 14-6, Claibourn would pick up his third rushing touchdown, this time from 13 yards out, to leave the score at 21-6 at the half.


Coming out of the locker rooms, Fredonia would get right back down to business, scoring once again off the legs of Claibourn. Neodesha would respond with a drive culminating in a second Strange rushing touchdown to move the score to 28-12. The Yellow Jackets would find one more touchdown, a 10-yard pass from quarterback John Dutton to Layne Mayse to take their biggest lead at 35-12. One last Neodesha touchdown would only serve to make the score look a little better, as Fredonia took home the victory.


Next week's Game of the Week will see a return to 8-man football, as the West Elk Patriots prepare to face the Cedar Vale-Dexter Spartans. West Elk defeated Marmaton Valley 58-6 Friday night.



Nado Drop a Tough One to Mulvane


A game full of costly mistakes and too many penalties cost Coffeyville in this one as they fall to Mulvane 25-20.  The Wildcats got on the board first taking their first lead of the season 6-0.  The Nado answered back on the first of Tariq Logan's first half touchdowns but Mulvane would score 12 unanswered to lead 18-7 half way through the first half before Logan would strike on an 82 yard pass from Aaron Rutherford.  The Nado led late in the fourth but Mulvane would get the best of them with a late go ahead touchdown.


Penalties plagued both teams as Coffeyville was penalized 13 and Mulvane 11.  The Nado fall to 1-3 and will face Labette County next Friday.

Galena Silences Pups


Turnovers and a strong defensive effort from the visiting Galena Bulldogs doomed Caney Valley as they were downed tonight by a score of 20-0.


After a scoreless first quarter, Galena was able to get on the board after starting a drive in excellent field position when Bulldog Quarterback Brett Sarwinski took a bootleg to the left and was able to walk into the end zone untouched.  After a missed two-point conversation attempt, Galena led 6-0.


On the ensuing series, Bullpup running back Tanner Rose had the ball stripped from on him at midfield where Galena was able to recover. The very first play after the turnover Galena running back A.J. Holmes ran for 50 yards down the middle of the field to double the bulge 12-0 at the half.


On the opening kick off of the 2nd half, Sarwinski saw a huge hold down the middle of the field and went 85 yards untouched to get into the end zone for the second time of the night. The two-point conversation was good to arrange the final score.


The Bullpups for the first time this season did not have a 100-yard rusher as Baylor Thornton rushed 13 times for 82 yards and Tanner rose only collected 31 yards on 7 totes and turned over the ball twice on fumbles. Quarterback DaRon Davis was 0-8 through the air and tossed 2 interceptions.


The Bullpups drop to 4-1 on the season and head out on the road next Friday to take on Parsons who topped Baxter Springs 42-14. You can listen to the game on Classic Hits 104.1 KGGF with Jared Sleppy and Kyle Hey on the call.

Battle of Unbeatens in Caney Tonight


Something will have to give Friday night as Caney Valley will host Galena in a Class 3A-District 1 battle.


The Bullpups come into tonight's game with a 4-0 record and averaging over 300 yards rushing a game while putting up nearly 38 points per contest. Baylor Thornton and Tanner Rose are leading the attack for the Bullpups with 391 yards and 331 yards rushing, respectively.


On Galena's side of the ball, the Caney Valley defense will have to watch out for senior running back Deacon Henson who torched Caney last year for over 100 yards rushing and a touchdown. Junior quarterback Brett Sarwinski threw for 126 yards and a touchdown while tacking on another 103 yards on the ground in a 38-30 Double OT victory last season.


You can listen to the game on Classic Hits 104.1 with Kyle Hey and Jared Sleppy on the call.

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