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Local Sports Archives for 2021-04

Nado Golf Finishes Third for Fourth Time


The consistency continues for the Field Kindley High School golf team as they finish 3rd for the fourth time this year. The golf team finished with a total score of 389, just nine strokes back of Pittsburg at 2nd place, at the Labette County High School golf tournament.


Tyler Zimmerman was the only one to finish in the top 10 as he took 5th place, Zac Becker finished tied for 10th, but lost the tiebreaker finishing 11th and Daric Voss finished 18th. Coach Mike Peck said they will get back to practice today and work on the things they need to improve before their home tournament on Tuesday.

KU Hires Lance Leipold as Next Head Football Coach


University of Kansas Athletic Director Travis Goff announced this morning that former Buffalo head coach Lance Leipold has been named the 41st head coach of the KU football team.


Leipold went 37-33 in six seasons with the Bulls including three bowl appearances in his final three seasons with a 2-1 bowl record. Before becoming the head coach of Buffalo, he led DIII powerhouse Wisconsin-Whitewater to six consecutive national championships with a 109-6 record, becoming the fastest coach in NCAA history to get to 100 wins.


Leipold will have his toughest challenge yet of trying to turn around the current worst FBS program that hasn't won a road conference game since 2008.

Red Ravens Included in All-Region Teams


Representatives from both Coffeyville Red Raven basketball teams were named as All-Region VI selections on Thursday.


Faith Simpson, a sophomore from Palisade, Nebraska, was selected as a member of the first team. Simpson averaged just over 17 points per game this season and also averaged 9.5 rebounds per game.


On the men's side, sophomore Tylor Perry was named to the first team after a successful campaign. The North Texas commit ranked second in the Jayhawk Conference in both total points (528) and made three-pointers (86). Freshman Blaise Keita was named to the second team. The future Nebraska Cornhusker averaged 10.5 points per game, including 27 points in the Ravens' national championship victory, and also gathered 7.8 rebounds per game.


You can see the full women's selections here, and the men's selections here.

IHS Golf and Tennis Both Win Thursday


Independence High School Athletics continued to dominate with wins from the boys' tennis and golf teams Thursday.


The tennis team won three of the four divisions in the Southeast Kansas League Championship in Independence to keep the title for the eighth consecutive year. They have also now won 29 of the last 31 league championships. Their final regular-season varsity tournament is slated for next Tuesday in Neodesha.


As for the golf team, they were in total control yesterday as they won by a wide margin of 22 strokes over second-place Pittsburg with a score of 358. Individually, five Bulldogs in the top ten. Jimmy Unruh finished 4th with an 87, Christopher Ortolani finished 6th and Chris Lewis finished 7th both shooting a 90, and Jase Mavers and Anthoney Siebels both shot a 91 finishing 8th and 9th, respectively. The golf team's next tournament will be in Coffeyville next Tuesday.

Southeast Kansas Represented in KBCA All-Star Basketball Teams


Two basketball players from the SEK League land on the 2021 KBCA All-Star Teams.


Javon Grant from Pittsburg landed on the Boys White All-Star Team. On the girls' side, Chanute's Kori Babcock landed on the White All-Star Team.


Grant is one of six boys chosen for the All-Star Teams in Class 5A. Babcock becomes one of just four girls to be selected to an All-Star Team in Class 4A.


University of Tulsa commit Sterling Gaston-Chapman from Campus High School was selected Mr. Kansas Basketball. Emporia State commit Kylee Scheer from Cheney High School earned the honor of Miss Kansas Basketball.


Boys Coach of the Year was won by Hesston's Greg Raleigh and the Girls Coach of the Year was won by Olpe's Jesse Nelson.

Bullpup Signs with OKWU


A Caney Valley Bullpup is heading across the state line to join the Oklahoma Wesleyan University wrestling team. Bullpups Senior Jake Stanton signed to join the Eagles wrestling team on scholarship.


Stanton had a great career as a Bullpup, capping it off by finishing second in the state for his senior season. Stanton will join the Eagles in hopes to help them improve after a winless 2020-2021 season.

Nado JV Wins Home Tournament


The Field Kindley junior varsity golf team took 1st place in the Coffeyville tournament yesterday. Coach Mike Peck said the team had a really good day on their home golf course, and he is proud of the way the group played.


All four golfers placed inside the top ten. Cooper Rooks finished 1st, Ty Langworthy took 2nd, Hayden Palmer finished 3rd and Bryan McDaniel finished 10th. The Nado shot a 200 as a team seven strokes better than Independence who finished 2nd.

Coffeyville Football Enters NJCAA Top 10


For the first time this season, the Coffeyville football is ranked.


Following Sunday's thrilling victory over Butler, the Red Ravens were ranked #9 in the latest NJCAA poll, released Monday afternoon. Coffeyville is 3-1 on the season, with their other two wins coming over Dodge City and Highland.


Three other Jayhawk Conference rivals sit above the Ravens in the latest poll. Hutchinson continues to lead the way at #1, Garden City fell to #6 after falling to Hutchinson this week, and Independence comes in at #7.


Coffeyville will play out-of-conference this week, taking on Arkansas Baptist on Sunday at home. You can hear that contest starting at 3:00 pm on US98.1, KUSN.



Red Ravens Beat Butler on Last Second Play


The Coffeyville Red Ravens were able to seal their 29-28 win over Butler with a two-yard run by Star Thomas as time expired.


The Red Ravens surrendered a touchdown to the Grizzlies with 1:15 left that made the score 28-23. After a personal foul penalty, the Red Ravens had a couple of chunk plays from tight end William Dennis and Bryce Childress to put them in the red zone. With just 19 seconds left and the ball at the one-yard line, they ran a pitch play to the right side for a one-yard loss. With time running down, Thomas ran to the left side which resulted in the game-winning score.


Throughout the contest, both offenses tried to take advantage of the howling south winds that made it difficult for both team's quarterbacks and punters. Both teams relied more on their running game to move down the field.


For the Red Ravens, Star Thomas amassed 154 yards and four touchdowns on 24 carries and Courtney Jackson rushed for 59 yards on 17 attempts. Quarterback Kolbe Langhi had arguably his best game yet with 16 completions on 25 attempts and 173 yards.


Coffeyville improves to 3-1 and will play Arkansas Baptist next week at 3 p.m.


The Red Ravens are National Champions. 


Coffeyville defeated Jayhawk Conference rival Cowley 108-99 in Saturday’s NJCAA National Championship game, capturing their first title since 1962.


After a close first few minutes, Coffeyville would go on a 24-6 run that would set the stage for the rest of the game. Blaise Keita came out of the gate firing, scoring 15 points on 7-9 shooting. The Ravens led by 20 at the half at 60-40.


Coffeyville would need every bit of that lead in the second half, as the Tigers mounted a furious comeback over the last 15 minutes of regulation that saw them get to within three points at 102-99. However, it was not meant to be. After struggling with free throws for most of the half, Coffeyville found its stride after a crucial change of possession went its way. Tylor Perry would both from the line to put the game out to 5, and Love Bettis further iced the game with two more. 


Finally, Larry White would put the exclamation point on the Ravens’ superb season, slamming it home with authority in front of a rambunctious Coffeyville crowd. 


Keita led all scorers with 27 points, setting himself a new career high. Six other Red Ravens scored in double-digits, including Perry (18), Kevaughn Ellis (14), Bostyn Holt (12), Bettis (12), Markeith Browning (11), and Larry White (11). Furthermore, Bettis and Keita were named to the All-Tournament team. Perry was declared the tournament's MVP.


Coffeyville ends its season at 26-3. The national championship is the first for head coach Jay Herkelman, who has coached the Red Ravens for 26 seasons. He was also named as the coach of the tournament.

Coffeyville Earns Chance at National Championship


It'll be an all-KJCCC East showdown, with a National Championship on the line, as the Coffeyville men's basketball team defeated 6th-seeded Chipola 66-63 on Friday.


Friday's game was the kind of game that we've come to know and love from the Red Ravens, who kept the score low and manageable despite some early struggles from the field. Heading into the locker rooms, with neither team breaking 30, it was clear that it would be a fight to the finish. Coffeyville would shoot 44 percent from the field in the final 20 minutes, much better than the 34 percent clip they had put up in the first 20. Chipola would get a final chance with less than 10 seconds to go and trailing 65-63, but freshman Hayden Brittingham would pick the pockets of Dontae Walker to seal the deal for Coffeyville.


Freshman guard Love Bettis led all Coffeyville scorers with 17 points. He shot 5-of-8 from outside the three-point line. Tylor Perry recorded 14 points, and Blaise Keita added 11 as well. The Red Ravens will now play a final grudge match with fellow Jayhawk Conference member Cowley with a National Championship at stake. The 8th-seeded Tigers defeated Ranger 116-97.


You can hear Saturday's championship game at 6 pm on 690AM, KGGF.

Coffeyville Wins in Overtime, Advances to Semifinals


The Coffeyville men's basketball team stamped its ticket to the NJCAA National Championship semifinals, defeating NOC-Tonkawa 83-80 in overtime on Thursday.


After double-digit wins against 23rd-seeded Southwestern Tennessee and 7th seeded Odessa, the 2nd-seeded Mavericks proved to be a tougher challenge for Coffeyville. Trailing 41-34 at the half, the Red Ravens would need to dig down and find something quickly. They'd do just that, going on a 13-4 run in the first seven minutes of the second half to take the lead at 47-45. The two teams would go back and forth for the final 13 minutes of play, and eventually needed overtime to decide the winner after both teams finished regulation with 71 points each.


The overtime period was just as close, but eventually Coffeyville would pull ahead. With the score pushing in Coffeyville's favor at 80-78, the Mavericks would take a timeout with 33.8 seconds remaining. Coffeyville would make the stop and get the basketball back, with NOC-Tonkawa fouling Love Bettis to give him a chance at the line. After Bettis made both, a Mavericks jump shot put the game back within two, before another foul sent Tylor Perry to the line. Perry would make one of his two tries. Now down by three, the Mavericks couldn't find the make from outside, despite getting two tries to do so, and Coffeyville would come out on top at 83-80.


Markeith Browning came up huge in Thursday's quarterfinal, recording a season high 23 points on 8-of-11 shooting. Browning would also shoot 4-6 from beyond the arc. Blaise Keita also put forward a solid performance, picking up 19 points. Other double-digit scorers included Perry (16) and and Bettis (11).


The Red Ravens move onto the semifinals, where they will take on 6th-seeded Chipola. Fellow Jayhawk Conference rival Cowley also qualified for the semifinal, coming back from 25 points down to defeat 1st-seeded Mineral Area. They'll take on 13th-seeded Ranger. Coffeyville's semifinals game can be heard at 7 pm on US98.1, KUSN.

IHS Tennis Team Wins at Circle


Independence High School tennis team dominanted their competition yet again.


The Bulldogs took first place in a tournament in Towanda at Circle High School. In one-singles, Sam Grice took third going 2-1 in his matches and Tristen Cushing finished second in two-singles going 2-1 in his matches as well. Brecken Bertie and Ryan Stoner took first in one-doubles going 3-0 and Hayden Campbell and Tucker Gregory took fifth in two-doubles going 2-1.


The tennis team is at it again Saturday with a tournament at Wichita Collegiate.

Coffeyville to Elite 8 After Rolling Through Odessa


Every Coffeyville starter reached double-digit scoring en route to a commanding 95-56 victory over 7th-seeded Odessa on Tuesday.


The 10th-seeded Red Ravens absolutely dismantled the Wranglers, who were ranked inside the top five for most of the reason. Coffeyville was on fire from pretty much everywhere on the floor, and shot 53% from the field. The defense that has been so key for the team was also on display, forcing Odessa into 24 turnovers.


Love Bettis led all Red Raven scorers with 22, but every other starter reached at least 10 points. That includes Tylor Perry (15), Bostyn Holt (14), Markeith Browning (10), and Blaise Keita (10). In addition, Larry White also added 10 points off of the bench.


Coffeyville moves onto the Elite 8 of the NJCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, where they will meet NOC-Tonkawa. The Mavericks defeated 18th-seeded Holmes 77-66 in the Round of 16. The two teams will tipoff at 2:00 pm on Thursday.

Nado Golf Finished 5th in Fort Scott


The Field Kindley golf team took a slight step back in the third leg of the varsity golf tournaments. The Nado team finished 5th in Fort Scott with no one finishing inside the top 10 for the first time this season. Tyler Zimmerman took 11th missing 10th by just two strokes, Zac Becker finished 16th and Jacob Vanderlinden finished 19th in his first varsity tournament.


Coach Mike Peck said Zimmerman and Becker both started out slow and it took them a while to settle in, but it was their first time playing this course. On the season the team is nine strokes back of 2nd, Zimmerman is 4 strokes from 2nd, and Becker is four strokes back from 4th and Daric Voss is 7 strokes back of 15th. The Nado are back in action tomorrow at Parsons.

IHS Golf Finishes 2nd in Solid Performance at Fort Scott


The Independence High School boys' golf team had another solid output top-to-bottom finishing second with a 397 at their tournament in Fort Scott yesterday.


The Bulldogs finished 21 strokes behind first place Frontenac (376) and ten strokes better than third place Pittsburg (407). Field Kindley finished fifth with a 415, just five strokes behind fourth place Paola (410).


As for the Bulldogs' individual efforts, one-bag Jimmy Unruh finished with a 97 (49-48), tied with their four-bag Chris Lewis (49-48). Their six-bagger Jase Mavers actually finished third on the team with a solid 101 (50-51). Two-bag Mason Messinger finished with a 102 (49-53), three-bag Anthony Siebels finished with a 107 (51-56) and five-bag Emery Birde finished shot a 109 (55-54).


The IHS Golf team is scheduled to be back in action tomorrow in Parsons and again Thursday in Ark City.

Coffeyville Heading to Second Round of National Tournament


Coffeyville dominated its opening round matchup in the NJCAA Tournament Monday, defeating Southwest Tennessee by a score of 89-62.


The Red Ravens dominated both halves, but did struggle a little bit with the Saluqis leading scorer, Jamey Sanders. However, Coffeyville used a great first half from freshman forward Hayden Brittingham, and a second half surge from sophomore guard Tylor Perry, to pull away and eventually pick up the 27-point victory.


Coffeyville now moves on to a second round, where the Red Ravens will meet Odessa Community College. The Wranglers are the #7 seed, but spent much of the 2021 season ranked in the Top 5 nationally. That game will tipoff tonight at 8:30 pm.

Lady Pirates Fall in National Tournament


The Pirates of Independence Community College fell to Wabash Valley, Illinois in first-round action at the NJCAA Women's National Tournament in Lubbock, Texas yesterday evening.


The final score was 59 - 29 as the Pirates were plagued by turnovers throughout the game against the tournament experienced Wabash squad. This was the 5th straight National Tournament for Wabash while last night was the 1st trip for the Pirates in 25 years. The Pirates finished the season with a 20-7 record and the Region 6 Championship.

Perry Commits to North Texas


Another Red Ravens star has announced his intentions to play at the next level.


Sophomore guard Tylor Perry has committed to the North Texas Mean Green of Conference USA. Perry averaged 17.9 points per game in 25 appearances this season for Coffeyville. He shot 56.7 percent from the field while also shooting above 50 percent from beyond the three-point line.


Perry will join a team coming off of an NCAA Tournament appearance. The Mean Green finished 18-10 and upset Purdue in the first round of the tournament, before being knocked off by Villanova.

Red Ravens Shutout Scotties 30-0


The Coffeyville Red Raven football team shutout the Highland Scotties on the road with a final score of 30-0. It was a long, slow game that took all of three-and-a-quarter hours to play, but when the dust settled, it was the Red Ravens defense that stole the show.


The score was just 7-0 after 30 minutes of action with the lone score coming on a nine-yard touchdown run from Red Raven running back Star Thomas.


Both offenses continued their sluggish play to start the second half with punt after punt. Finally, with 5:06 left in the third quarter, the Red Ravens opened the floodgates. That 75-yard strike to Cortarious Wilson would give the Red Ravens a 14-0 lead, and they wouldn't look back.


The defense followed the score with a safety and two more rushing touchdowns to secure the blowout win.


Coffeyville's offense was led by their ground game with Star Thomas carrying the ball 17 times with 111 yards and the score. Cortney Jackson also found the endzone with 15 carries and 61 yards.


The Red Ravens improve to 2-1 as they host Butler next Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Stadium.

Simpson, Lay and Scott All Honored During All-Conference Awards


The Coffeyville women's basketball team received several awards fromt the Jayhawk Conference this season.


Sophomore center Faith Simpson received not just a First Team KJCCC Eastern Division selection, but was also named Co-MVP as well. Simpson averaged 17.2 points per game this season, falling just short of averaging a double-double with 9.5 rebounds per game. She will share the MVP award with Tamara Nard of Butler Community College.


In addition to Simpson, sophomore guard KK Lay and freshman guard Paige Scott each were named as KJCCC Honorable Mentions. Lay recorded 107 assists this season, good for second in the conference, and Scott was eighth in made three-pointers with 48.


The Red Raven women finished their season at 15-7 and fell in the quarterfinals of the Region VI tournament.

Several Red Raven Men Recognized in All-Conference Basketball Awards


After another successful campaign, several members of this year's Red Ravens men's basketball team were recognized as part of the KJCCC All-Conference Awards.


Head coach Jay Herkelman was named the KJCCC Eastern Division Coach of the Year after leading the Red Ravens to a share of the division title. This is his 15th time receiving the award.


Sophomore guard Tylor Perry was named to the KJCCC East First Team after averaging over 16 points a game this season. Perry led the conference in three-point shooting percentage and was second in the conference in total points scored.


Center Blaise Keita was recognized as the KJCCC East Freshman of the Year, and was also named to the Second Team. Keita, who has committed to Nebraska, averaged 9.6 points per game and 7.6 rebounds per game.


Finally, Bostyn Holt and Love Bettis were each named as KJCCC Honorable Mentions. Holt, a sophomore, shot 57.9 percent from the field this season, good for tenth in the conference. Meanwhile, Bettis led the Red Ravens in free throw percentage, sinking 39-of-42 for a 92.9 percent clip.


The Red Ravens will start their run at a national championship on Monday, heading to Hutchinson for a first-round matchup against Southwestern Tennessee.

SIx Pirates Recognized in Jayhawk Conference Awards


Six Independence Community College basketball players received honors from the Kansas Jayhawk Conference.


Rapuluchi Favor Ayodele Ngorka was named both the East Freshman and Defensive Player of the Year. Ngorka averaged a double-double on the season with 11.1 points and 11.9 rebounds, and helped the Pirates to a Region VI Championship and a birth to the NJCAA National Tournament.


Ngorka was also named to the All-Conference Second Team along side teammate Maisa Marcal. Delani Harris was named to the All-Conference Honorable Mention Team.


On the men's side, Tim Dalger was named to the All-Conference First Team and Madison Monroe to the Second Team.


IHS Tennis Team Takes First in Parsons


The IHS Boys' Tennis team finished first at the LCHS Invitational in Parsons yesterday.


The Labette Gold Team, Labete Red Team, Fort Scott and Columbus were all in action competing against the Bulldogs. For IHS, Ian O' Rourke took fourth place among the 1 singles and Joey Kyle took first place in the 2 singles. In doubles, Hayden Campbell and Evan Knight took second place in the 1 doubles and Tucker Gregory and Aiden Denney took first place in 2 doubles.


The Bulldogs are back in action Friday in Parsons again and then Saturday in McPherson.

Red Ravens Men's Soccer Sweeps KJCCC Weekly Awards


Coming off a fantastic week, a couple of Red Raven soccer players were recognized for their contributions on the field. 


Connor Pugh was named the KJCCC Div I Men's Soccer Player of the Week after recording a hat trick and an assist in the Red Ravens' win over #14-ranked Johnson County. Meanwhile, Red Raven freshman goalkeeper Dominic Bombourg was named KJCCC Div I Men's Soccer Goalkeeper of the Week after allowing just 1 goal in 244 minutes. 


The Red Raven men are 3-1 on the season and are the winners of three straight. They'll take on Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College tonight at 7 pm.

Nado Golf Finished 3rd in Pittsburg


The Field Kindley Golden Tornado golf team competed in the Pittsburg Tournament yesterday. The Nado golf team finished third for the second time this season with a score of 419, three strokes off second place. Individually, Zac Becker finished 3rd, Tyler Zimmerman 5th, Daric Voss 13th and Zane Cox 30th.


Coach Mike Peck said the course was in great shape, the greens were hard and fast, the 1st 9 holes they played with a little wind and the last 9 holes there was about a 5-10mph wind. Peck said overall they are getting better each week and next week they will be playing a lot of golf. Monday varsity will be in Ft. Scott, Tuesday the junior varsity is at home, Wednesday varsity is in Parsons and Thursday the JV is at Pittsburg.


Kaminska Gets Complete Game at Riverfront Stadium


Former Caney Valley Bullpup and current Wichita State Shocker pitcher Jace Kaminska pitched a complete game in the first ever baseball game held at the Riverfront Stadium in Wichita.


Kaminska went the distance against Houston throwing 105 pitches allowing just six hits, two walks and one earned run while ringing up seven batters. This was Kaminska's fifth outing and his third start with an almost non-existent ERA of 1.07.


Riverfront Stadium was supposed to be the home of the Wichita Windsurge for the 2020 season as the Triple-A affiliate for the Miami Marlins. This was ideal considering the highly-anticipated arrival of Wichita's own Jazz Chisolm, who played in high school at Life Prep, playing second base. Instead, with the 2020 season's cancellation and the delaying of the 2021 MiLB season, the first game at the brand new shiny Riverfront Stadium in downtown Wichita, where Lawrence-Dumont Stadium used to stand, hosted its first ever game Saturday with the former Bullpup stealing the show.


The Shox went 7-1 in their eight-game stretch against the Cougars with Kaminska getting two wins in that span. Wichita State is on the road at Tulane next on Friday.

ICC Football Makes History


The Independence Community College football team made history in Fort Scott Saturday night. The Pirates beat the Greyhounds 84-0, which is the largest margin of victory in school history.


Independence is 2-0 under first-year Head Coach Jason Martin and ranked in the top 10 in the nation. ICC returns home to face #3 Garden City. The Broncbusters are 3-0 on the season with an average margin of victory of just over 60 points a game.

ICC Heading to Lubbock


The Independence Community College women's basketball team is going to the NJCAA National Tournament for the first time since 1996. The Pirates knocked off Barton in the Region 6 Tournament 67-61 to earn their sport as the 23 seed in the tournament. ICC entered the Region 6 Tournament as the four seed with a 16-6 record and a 14-6 record in conference play. The Pirates pulled off a big upset in the semifinals beating the 1 seed Hutchinson Blue Dragons 75-56.


ICC will face the 10 seed Wabash Valley in the first round of the tournament. The Lady Warriors are 20-3, they are top 10 in scoring with 83 points a game and are in the tournament for the fifth straight year. Butler is the only other women's team from the Region 6 to make the tournament. They are a 12 seed and will face the 21 seed Otero.

Coffeyville Receives Bid to National Tournament


The Coffeyville men's basketball team has received a bid to the NJCAA tournament next week.


The Red Ravens received the #10 seed, out of 24 teams, and will have a first round matchup against #23 Southwest Tennessee. Coffeyville recieved one of eight at-large bids, given to teams that don't win their regions.  The Jayhawk Conference itself received three bids. 8-seed Cowley won the NJCAA Region VI tournament and picked up an auto-bid, while 16-seed Hutchinson also received an at-large bid.


Coffeyville's first opponent, the Saluqis of Southwest Tennessee, recorded an 11-4 record this season. They were the winners of the Region VII tournament and received an auto-bid.


The Ravens will tip-off at 4:30 pm on April 19. You can view a full bracket here.

Coffeyvilled Defeated on Last Second Shot


Coffeyville's comeback attempt fell just short Friday, as the Red Ravens fell to Hutchinson 76-75 in their Region VI tournament semifinal.


After trading blows early in the contest, Hutchinson would eventually start pulling away, leading by as much as 14 in the first half. The Blue Dragons used quick passing and second chance shots to punish the Ravens for mistakes. Coffeyville would eventually put the lead down to 11 heading into the break. Out of the locker rooms, the often-focused second-half Ravens started to chip into the lead, led by leading scorer Tylor Perry. The lead would bounce between 6 and 8 points for several minutes, but a Hayden Brittingham slam would give Coffeyville the momentum they finally needed to tie the game back up at 61.


The final few minutes would see several more lead changes, but at 74-72, Perry was sent to the free throw line for a chance to tie the game. He would sink the first, but after missing the second, Hutchinson was called for goaltending, putting Coffeyville up by 1 at 75-74. The Ravens would create chaos on defense, poking the ball away from the Dragons, but unfortunately, Hutchinson's Majok Kuath would find a prayer after scooping the ball up with just 1.2 seconds to play. Coffeyville's last second shot would fall short, sealing their early exit from the tournament.


Perry led all Ravens scorers with 19, and was joined in double digits by Bostyn Holt, who had 14. With the Region VI tournament in the past, the Red Ravens now look to receive a potential at-large bid to the NJCAA tournament later this month. There are eight bids available.

Independence Lady Pirates Head to Region 6 Championship

The Independence Lady Pirates will be heading to the Region 6 Championship game.  The Lady Pirates dominated the number 1 seed Hutchinson Blue Dragons 75 – 56 in the semi-final round Friday afternoon.  The Lady Pirates led by as much as 25 in the second half and were led by Maisa Marcal with 19 points.  The Lady Dragons were also ranked 20th in the nation before falling to Independence this afternoon.


The Lady Pirates will face the winner of the Barton-Butler game to be played tonight, for the Region 6 Championship from Friends University in Wichita tomorrow night at 6:00pm.  Fans will be able to hear that game live on KQQF Sonshine 98.9FM

Red Raven Pitcher Named Player of the Week


A Coffeyville Community College pitcher is recognized as the Kansas Jayhawk Conference Week 10 Player of the Week.


Freshman right-hander pitcher Scout Huggins pitched a gem against Barton going 7 innings, allowing five hits while striking out eight. Huggins pitched in relief earlier in the week going 1 and 2/3 innings and striking out three in a 10-6 win over Highland. For the week, Huggins went 8 and 2/3 innings with 11 strikeouts. Huggins has only made four appearances on the year pitching in a total of 12 innings with a record of 1-0 in two games started and two appearances out of the bullpen.

IHS Wins Home Golf Tournament


The Independence High School Boys Varsity golf team won its own tournament yesterday.


The Bulldogs collectively shot a 394 which was 11 strokes better than second place Pittsburg who shot a 405 and Field Kindley placed third with a 411.


Chanute's Drayton Cleaver placed first overall individually with a 77. Field Kindley's Tyler Zimmerman placed third with a 90 and Independence's Jimmy Unruh placed fourth with a 91. Zac Becker from Field Kindley finished sixth with a 95 and Independence's Christopher Ortolani finished eighth with a 98.


Their next match will be in Pittsburg on Tuesday.

Troy Watson Continues Dominance at KWU, Wins 5th Tournament


Caney Valley Bullpup grad Troy Watson has dominated the KCAC as he picked up his fifth individual win of the season with a round of 74 at Prairie Dunes Country Club in Hutchinson, Kansas.


Kansas Wesleyan University has been a popular landing spot for a lot of southeastern Kansas golfers with senior Logan Vacca coming from Field Kindley and then going on to play two years at CCC, another Field Kindley grad in junior Cameron Becker, and Troy Watson's younger brother, Trevor, who is in his freshman season who also went to Caney Valley.


The Coyotes finished second in the Prairie Dunes Collegiate tournament with a score of 634 (314, 320) with Bethany College beating them by just one stroke.


Up next for the Coyotes is the U.C. Ferguson Classic in Oklahoma City at Lincoln Park next Monday and Tuesday.

Former Bullpup Ace Jace Kaminska Makes Weekly AAC Honor Roll


Former Caney Valley Bullpup ace Jace Kaminska finished on the American Athletic Conference Weekly Honor Roll.


The Wichita State pitcher has been dominant in his freshman campaign including his most recent outing at Houston where he threw 96 pitches in seven shutout innings, giving up just five hits and one walk.


Kaminska is picking up where he left off after dominating in high school. The right-hander has an ERA of just 1.10 this season with a 4-0 record in four appearances.

Hot Start Pushes Coffeyville Men Past Dodge City


The Coffeyville men put together a superb shooting effort to defeat Dodge City 99-79 and advance to Friday's Region VI Semifinals.


Wednesday's contest was the second meeting between the Red Ravens and the Conquistadors, with Coffeyville winning the first game 65-58. The rematch would not be as low scoring, as Coffeyville nearly matched that total in the first half alone. A key part of that was the shooting efforts of Tylor Perry, Love Bettis, and Bostyn Holt, who all racked up multiple three-pointers before the first half came to a close. Holding a 19-point lead at the half, Dodge City could only briefly threaten the lead before Coffeyville fought right back. The Ravens would build their lead to as much as 29, and eventually cruised to the 20-point win.


The trio of Perry, Bettis and Holt would all approach the 20-point mark on the night, but it would be Perry who led all scorers once again. He'd shoot 7-14 from beyond the arc and shoot 10-19 overall to reach 27 points for the evening. Bettis recorded 20 on 6-8 shooting from outside, and Holt would add 19, including three trifectas.


Coffeyville's men will move on to Friday's semifinals, taking on Hutchinson. The Blue Dragons are the #1 seed in the tournament and defeated Independence on Wednesday. Meanwhile, the Coffeyville women's season came to a close as they fell to Barton, 81-70. Faith Simpson recorded 24 points, with Amiya Josey adding 18. They'll finish the year with a record of 15-7.

Nado Golf Wins Iola JV Tournament


The Field Kindley JV Golf team participated in a tournament in Iola. It was another meet were the team had to battle the windy conditions, which were 25-30mph gusts, as much as they did the course. Coach Mike Peck said the team did a good job focusing on playing the course and not the wind.


The Nado team finished first in the tournament with all five golfers receiving medals. Bryan McDaniel took 2nd place missing 1st by one stroke, Coach Peck says as a freshman he is showing a lot of potential. Jacob Vanderlinden took 4th, which is his second tournament finishing in the top 5, Hayden Palmer took 5th and Ty Langworthy and Cooper Rooks finish 6th and 7th with identical scores.

Caney Valley with Solid Day at Spring Preview


The Caney Valley boys' golf team was in action in Hesston, Kansas yesterday at Hesston Golf Course.


The Bullpups represented southeast Kansas well with junior Anthony Rogers finishing in solo 4th carding an 86 with a solid back nine shooting four over par. Junior Kaden Blagg finished 15th with a 98. Junior Ethan Dean finished in 20th with a 103, senior Jacob Owens finished tied for 22nd with a 105, and senior Alex Rexwinkle finished tied for 36th with a 130.


The team overall finished fourth with a 392 team score. The Bullpups finished five strokes better than Hoisington and were 16 strokes out of third place behind Bishop Seabury with Hesston winning the tournament at home.


The Bullpups golf team is in action again on Monday in Erie.

Bluestreak Alum Sophia Rohling Earns First Team All-Conference Honors


Neodesha Bluestreak alum Sophia Rohling earned First Team All-Conference honors with the Wichita State volleyball team.


Rohling completed her sophomore season with the Shockers as an opposite/right side hitter. She's originally from Thayer, but went to school in Neodesha. While with the Bluestreaks, she was a four-year letterman and a two-year team captain. She earned second team all-state her senior year while leading her squad to a Tri-Valley League Championship in 2018. She was also dominant on the basketball court as well being named first team all-league and honorable mention all-state her junior year. Also, she was the 3A State High Jump Champion as a junior and set the school high jump record of 5 feet, 6 inches as a junior.


She finished last season with 179 kills including 27 against Memphis. She also racked up 201 points on the year with her season-high being 28.5 also against Memphis.

Men Leave No Doubt in Victory Over Colby


Coffeyville men's basketball rolled over its first round opponent Monday, defeating Colby 91-68 in the opening stages of the Region VI tournament.


The prior meeting between the two teams had gone in Coffeyville's favor, 90-51. Despite that, the Trojans played early on as if they had a lot to prove, keeping up with the Ravens offense that by no means slouched from the field. However, Coffeyville used its bigger roster to stay fresh throughout the fast-paced first half, eventually ripping off an 18-3 run that gave them a 19-point lead heading into the locker rooms. The lead would prove to be too much for Colby to handle, as they couldn't get a run big enough to really put a dent in what Coffeyville had created. The Trojans would get it back to within 16 at one point, but leading scorers Tylor Perry and Love Bettis would shut the door through a second explosion of scoring. Kevaughn Ellis also caught fire from outside, hitting three three-pointers in the second half. Eventually, head coach Jay Herkelman would clear the bench, allowing for the rest of his roster to play out the eventual 23-point victory.


Perry led all scorers with 20, while Ellis finished with 16. Bettis and Bostyn Holt were not far behind, each recording 14. After the game, Herkelman praised his team for their excellent shooting effort. Coffeyville moves on to Wednesday's quarterfinals, and will face another West division opponent in the Dodge City Conquistadors. The Red Ravens won the first matchup on the road, 65-58.

Career Night for Simpson Guides Women Over Mavericks


Faith Simpson recorded a career high 41 points on Monday, leading the Coffeyville women's basketball team to a 79-60 victory over Northwest Kansas Tech in the first round of the Region VI tournament.


Due to COVID issues earlier in the season, this was the first matchup between the Red Ravens and the Mavericks. Despite NW Tech holding a massive size advantage over the Ravens, Coffeyville dominated inside. Pass after pass found the waiting hands of Simpson, who was nearly automatic from the field. But if it was the Ravens who dominated the post game, it was the Mavericks who dominated the outside game. Guards Alonna Harvey-Williams and Chloe Andrew repeatedly punished Coffeyville from beyond the arc, keeping the Mavericks within 5 points by the halftime break.


However, the outside shots would eventually dry up for NW Tech, while the inside game was still there for Coffeyville. The second half would prove to be much like the first for the Ravens, as they just continued to pound the ball inside and reap the benefits. Coffeyville also controlled the glass, outrebounding the Mavericks 44-20. Eventually, the Ravens would pull away, coasting to the 19-point victory.


Simpson, of course, led all scorers with 41 points. She also picked up a double-double by bringing down 12 rebounds. Other standouts from Monday's game included Amiya Josey, who recorded 11 points, and KK Lay, who dished out 10 assists. Head coach Tony Turner said this matchup had stressed him out more than any other this season.


The Red Raven women will hit the road for the Region VI quarterfinals on Wednesday, heading for a rematch with Barton. The Cougars won the first matchup between the two teams, 81-70.

Region VI Tournament Starts Today


The Region VI tournament kicks off tonight, with both Coffeyville teams playing their first-round matchups at home.


The women, as the #6 seed, will take on Northwest Kansas Tech at 5:30 pm. This will be the first meeting between the two teams, as the only scheduled game during the regular season was postponed and never made up. The Red Ravens finished their regular season at 14-6. The Mavericks come into tonight's contest with a record of 6-14.


After that opening contest, the Coffeyville men will take on Colby. Despite earning a share of the conference championship, and finishing ranked fifth in the nation with a record of 20-2, the Red Raven men come in as the #4 seed due to Jayhawk Conference rules. The Trojans of Colby are 6-9 and missed a decent chunk of their regular season. The two teams met back in February, with Coffeyville coming out on top at 90-51.


Elsewhere in Montgomery County, Independence's two teams will also open at home. The women take on Dodge City at 5:00 pm, with the men meeting Seward County after that. 


You can listen to Red Ravens basketball tonight on 98.1, KUSN, starting at 5:15 pm. Pirate basketball can be heard on Sonshine 98.9, KQQF.

Ravens Smack Conquistadors

The Coffeyville Red Ravens put together a complete effort in all three facets of the game on Saturday afternoon as they smacked Dodge City 38-10.


The Ravens got off to a quick start as running back Cortney Jackson sprinted downfield for a 55-yard touchdown on the second play of the game. The two-play drive took just 53 seconds off the clock and Coffeyville took a 7-0 lead.


After a 32-yard Skyler Seagraves field goal, CCC was able to strike quickly again as they returned a punt to the DCCC 15-yard line and Cortney Jones immediately ran it in for his second touchdown of the day to give Coffeyville 17-0 lead that they took into the halftime break.


Dodge City started the second half by driving down the field but the drive stalled. Their field goal attempt was then blocked and defensive back Tayvn Jackson scooped up the ball and returned 71 yards for the touchdown to give the Ravens a 24-0 lead.


Jackson was able to put the exclamation point on the game by intercepting a Kobe Copple pass 34 yards for the touchdown to arrange the final margin.


Coffeyville Quarterback Kolbe Langhi went 10 of 20 for nearly 200 yards and a touchdown pass. Cortney Jackson paced the ground attack with 71 yards on six carries and two touchdowns. Cortarious Wilson hauled in two passes for 80 yards and touchdown reception. 


Coffeyville will be idle next week before returning to play at Highland on April 18th. Kickoff will be at 1 pm with the pregame show starting at 12:30. You can catch the game on KUSN 98.1 with Jared Sleppy and Kyle Hey on the call.

CCC Volleyball Competing in Tourney Today


The Coffeyville Community College volleyball team will attempt to reach another national tournament as they compete in the Plains District A Tourney at Johnson County today.


Coffeyville, which received the 8-seed with its 11-14 record, will take on 1-seed Johnson County (21-2) at 1 pm today. The winner of matchup will move on to face the winner of 4-seed Kansas City KS (13-7) and 5-seed Cloud County (14-8). If Coffeyville comes out on top in that contest, the team will advance to the NJCAA National Tournament.


All matches are available to watch on the Johnson County YouTube channel.

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