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Local Sports Archives for 2021-07

ICC Pirates Football Preview

 

For the first time in three seasons, the Independence Community College football team will have a returning head coach. The Pirates were 5-2 last season and are just two seasons removed from winning the conference championship. Coach Jason Martin says the strength of their team is their experience.

 

Coach Martin says with the return of the playoffs it's going to be important to stay healthy and have depth at the end of the season. He says there are two conference races this year the regular season and the playoff season.

 

Red Ravens 2021 Preview

 

The Coffeyville Community College football team is coming off a 3-3 season after playing the 2020 season during the spring of 2021. Players and coaches will have to be ready as the season kicks off September 4th, just over three months after the last season ended. Coach Jeff Leiker says they want to get back the Red Ravens championship mentality.

 

Coach Leiker says some of the strengths of the team right now include the offensive line and defense. One of the weaknesses he says is right now they don't have anyone proven at the quarterback position. The Red Ravens open up the season at home against Hutchinson.

 

Pirates Picked 3rd and Ravens Picked 5th in KJCCC

 

The Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference held its annual Football Media Day at Riverfront Stadium in Wichita. Media days started off with the release of the projected finish of each team in the conference voted on by the coaches.

 

Hutchinson as the defending national champions were picked to finish first followed by Garden City. Independence coming off a 5-2 season were picked third and Butler fourth. For the second straight season Coffeyville was picked to finish fifth. Dodge City was picked sixth, Highland seventh and Fort Scott eighth.

Change in CCC Football Schedule

 

There has been a change to the Coffeyville Community College football schedule. Originally, the Red Ravens had five home games on their schedule, including the season's final game against Independence. The game against the Pirates has been switched to a road game and will be played at Shulthis Stadium.

 

Despite the change, the Ravens still have a favorable road schedule with games at Butler, Fort Scott and now Independence. The home schedule for the Ravens includes Hutchinson, Dodge City, Garden City and Highland. The four home matchups have kick-offs at 7:00pm with the away games are still to be determined.

 

Media days for the Jayhawk Conference are tomorrow at noon.

FKHS Hires Owens as Next Baseball Coach

 

Field Kindley High School has hired its new baseball coach.

 

Will Owens will take over at the helm of the Golden Nado program starting with the 2022 season. Owens joins the program after two years at nearby Chetopa High School, where he lost one season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Owens is a graduate of Labette County High School and also attended Coffeyville Community College.

Nado Spirit Squad Have Successful Summer Camp

 

It was a successful summer camp for the Field Kindley Golden Tornado spirit squad.

 

The Golden Gales dance team ended camp with all blue ribbons for the second straight year, had 5 out of 5 All-Americans also for the second straight year, had the Drill Down Queen winner for the third straight year and the Pin it Forward award winners.

 

The cheer squad was 2nd place on the camp routine and 1st on the game day championship. There were three All-Americans, Seniors Heaven Mims and Kloey Rash and Junior Jayden Camp. Mims and Camp were also pin it forward award winners.

 

Final Montgomery County Baseball Games Canceled

 

Montgomery County's 2021 season has come to an end.

 

Tuesday's games against Winfield have been canceled, forcing an abrupt end to the Cardinals' season. The team was slated to play Moran on Thursday, but those games were canceled late last week for the same reason.

 

Montgomery County finishes at 8-12 on the season, batting .296 as a team and holding a team ERA of 5.81. You can relisten to all broadcasts of the 2021 season on our sports on-demand page.

Montgomery County Drops Both to Iola

 

Montgomery County found the offense hard to come by Tuesday, dropping both its games to Iola 6-3 and 10-4.

 

The first game featured an intense pitching duel between Cardinals starter Ryan Leiker and Iola starter Bradyn Cole. Neither pitcher allowed a single run to cross for the first three innings of play. That changed in the top of the fourth when the Cardinals used two hits and three Iola errors to push across three runs. Leading 3-0 into the bottom of the sixth, Montgomery County needed just six outs to close out the game. However, Leiker and the rest of the team finally ran out of steam, allowing six hits and six runs to fall behind at 6-3. Montgomery County went down in order in the seventh, dropping the first game of the doubleheader.

 

The Cardinals struck fast in the second contest. After a strikeout to begin the game, starting pitcher Ryan Powell got himself aboard with a double. Leiker, fresh off his pitching performance, then sent a two-run home run over the left-field fence. Unfortunately, that was all Montgomery County could muster for most of the game, while Iola would finally break through Powell on the mound in the third. The Indians pushed six runs across and added three more in the fourth off of Powell and relief pitcher Easton O'Kane. The Cardinals did add two more runs in the top of the fifth, but it was too little too late, the game being called after five innings at 10-4.

 

Montgomery County drops to 8-12 on the season. They'll be in action next this Thursday, coming back to Coffeyville to take on Pittsburg. The first pitch is scheduled for 6 pm and can be heard on Sonshine 98.9, KQQF.

Jayhawk Conference Adds Post Season Tournament

 

The Coffeyville Community College football schedule for the 2021 season has been announced. The Red Ravens have a favorable schedule with 5 of their 7 games at home and the two road games at Butler and Fort Scott. Much like the spring season, there won't be any Iowa schools on their schedule and no out-of-conference opponents either.

 

The Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference is adding back a three-week conference tournament that starts November 6th. The Ravens open up the season at home against Hutchinson on September 4th, their bye week is September 19th and they end the season at home on October 30th against Independence. The full schedule can be seen below.

 

The 2021 Red Raven Football Schedule

Sept 4th        Hutchinson    7:00 - Home
Sept 11th      Dodge City     7:00 - Home
Sept 25th      Highland        7:00 - Home
Oct 2nd        Butler             7:00 - Away
Oct 16th       Fort Scott        TBA - Away
Oct 23rd       Garden City    7:00 - Home
Oct 30th       Independence 7:00 - Home
Nov 6th        KJCCC First Round (Higher Seed Hosts)
Nov 13th      KJCCC Semifinal (Higher Seed Hosts)
Nov 20th      KJCCC Championship (Higher Seed Hosts)

Thursday's MoCo Baseball Games Canceled

 

We'll go without Montgomery County Cardinals baseball this week, as Thursday's planned contests against Nowata have been canceled due to field conditions.

 

The Cardinals, still 8-10 on the season, will have to wait until next week to attempt to return to .500 on the season. The team will next be in action on July 6th, taking on Iola. Montgomery County and Iola split the first doubleheader between the two teams. You can catch that broadcast on Sonshine 98.9, KQQF at 6 pm.

 

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