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Local Sports Archives for 2022-01

Lady Nado Pick Up First Win

 

The Field Kindley girl's basketball team picked up their first win of the season with an overtime win over Caney 55-51.

 

Caney opened up with a basket on their first possession but then both teams would go cold until the final two minutes which started the back and forth affair. Caney would lead after the first quarter 7-5. Both teams started to find the rhythm in the second quarter with nine different players scoring. The Nado would find themselves leading at half for the first time this season 18-17.

 

In the second half, Coffeyville would pull away by as much as 6 points but Caney always found a way to get back into it. The Lady Nado were led by Olivia Ransom who scored all 14 of her points in the second half, including a three in overtime to give the Nado the lead for the final time. Tailor Caron finishes with 12 points. Caney was led by Anna Washburn with 14 points.

Raven Men Rout Seward in Return

 

The Coffeyville Red Ravens came back in style after a brief vacation, defeating Seward 77-59 on Monday.

 

The Red Raven men got back to action after 9 days off due to health and safety protocols, and in the first half, it looked like the team hadn’t missed a beat.

 

Despite giving up a 6-0 run early, and trading blows with the Saints, Coffeyville was able to take the early advantage through high-energy play. AJ McBride came out with two quick three-pointers, and Deng Mayar electrified Nellis Hall with this gigantic slam.

 

Although Seward answered right back with a huge dunk of their own, Coffeyville rode that momentum to a 10-point halftime lead, 34-24.

 

Halftime was interesting for a time, as Seward came out aggressive and looked to create more opportunities. That would allow the Saints to bring it back as close as 5, but the Ravens were never in any true danger. Smart and controlled basketball, along with the resurgence of McBride and Love Bettis, allowed the lead to rebound back into comfortable territory. The game was eventually brought to a long, drawn-out end, with Coffeyville draining shots from the free throw line to claim their 10th victory of the season, 77-58.

 

McBride led the way with 20 points, while Bettis had 18 and Mayar had 17.

CCC Women Give Up Advantage, Fall to Seward

 

The Coffeyville Red Ravens just couldn't hang on to its lead Monday, dropping one to the Seward Saints 67-61.

 

With both teams vying for top spots in the conference, it was of utmost importance to get going early. Both teams had strategies in mind, with the Ravens opting to get the ball inside to leading scorer Faith Simpson while the Saints relied on their shooting prowess outside.

 

Seward led 16-15 at the end of the first quarter, but a frenetic scoring effort for Coffeyville at the beginning of the second allowed the Ravens an advantaged that grew to be as much as 9 points. Seward chipped back into the lead a bit just before the break, but the Red Ravens led at halftime, 33-28.

 

Coffeyville came out firing in the second half, increasing their lead to as much as 11 at 46-35. But the fun times wouldn’t last forever. The Saints continued to chip and chip at the lead, with Halima Salat in particular punishing the Ravens. She’d make 8 total threes throughout the game, and with Coffeyville unable to stop her, the lead evaporated.

 

There were chances for Coffeyville to get back into it from the free throw line, but shots were anything but free. The Ravens shot just 12-of-26 from the charity striple, leaving points off the board as Seward cruised to a 67-61 victory.

 

Simpson led the way with 19 points. Dariauna Carter had 12. Salat finished with 24. The Ravens fall to 15-6 on the season, 9-6 in Jayhawk Conference play.

CCC Adds Online Ordering and Scheduled Pickup at Athletic Events

 

Coffeyville Community College is adding new ways to order concessions at Red Ravens events.

 

Starting this week, attendees can now use online ordering and scheduled pickup to ease the difficulities of picking up concessions. There will be a QR code and a link provided at the concession stand.

 

Only cash and check are still being accepted at this time.

 

Red Raven Women Avenge Earlier Loss to Butler

 

The Coffeyville Red Raven women's basketball team avenged their early-season loss against the Butler Grizzlies, winning 65-51 in the rematch Saturday afternoon.

 

The Grizzlies defeated Coffeyville 82-51 in the first meeting between the two teams, but with 2 months between that game and Saturday's contest, it wouldn't really mean much. After giving up the game's first few points, the Red Raven women seemed to have much better answers to questions asked on both sides of the ball. Despite that, Butler's talent meant that this would be no blowout, and Coffeyville nursed a slim 35-33 lead at the halftime break.

 

A quick run to start the second half gave the Ravens the edge, but the Grizzlies never seemed to truly go away. A couple of double-digit leads were wiped away, but after Coffeyville refused to completely let go of their advantage, Butler seemed to slow down in the final few minutes. Trailing by about 8 with 3 minutes to go, Butler chose to neither press nor foul. With the clock winding down, Paige Scott added the exclamation point on the win with a 3-pointer as the clock expired, giving the Ravens its 14-point victory.

 

Scott led the team in scoring with 15 points. Faith Simpson fell short of a third consecutive double-double, but still turned in an impressive 14, most of which came in the fourth quarter.. The Raven women are now 15-5 on the season, 9-5 in conference play. They'll face Seward County on Monday.

Bullpups Maul Blue Streaks

 

The Bullpups broke out of the gate quickly and never looked back as they overwhelmed the Neodesha Blue Streaks 66-26.

 

Gage Grant started on fire for the Bullpups on the night scoring the first 11 points including this 3-pointer to cap off that run.

 

Caney Valley led 15-8 at the end of the first quarter when they threw on the defensive clamps. Neodesha would only score eight points over the next two quarters including the first 7 minutes of the third quarter to lead 47-16 after three quarters. Bullpups head coach Jim Deaton unloaded the bench and saw them score 18 points in the final frame to set up the final score.

 

Grant led all scorers with 19 points and hit five 3-pointers on the night. Freshman Colt Hightower added 13 points of the bench for the Bullpups. Neodesha's Maddux Johnson struggled on the night and ended with 10 points to lead the Blue Streak attack.

 

Caney Valley improves to 4-7 on the season and will next take the floor against Field Kindley Monday night. Neodesha dropped to 2-10 and will travel to Wilson County rival Fredonia Tuesday night.

South Haven and West Elk Split Doubleheader

 

Two good ballgames went in different directions Friday, as the South Haven girls defeated West Elk 44-33 while the Patriot boys overcame the Cardinals 41-28.

 

South Haven proved to be a tough test for the Patriot girls. The Cardinals came into the matchup ranked #6 in Class 1A II. Senior Macey Pond scored the first bucket of the game and continued to be the driving force behind the South Haven offense, scoring 14 points across the first two quarters. However, a late run allowed the Patriots to cut a double-digit deficit to just 23-18 by halftime.

 

That momentum carried into the second half, as West Elk continued to stick close behind, and finally tying the game back up with a minute left to go in the third quarter. The lead would never be theirs, however, as Pond and the Cardinals reignited their offense to help secure a 44-33 South Haven victory.

 

Pond led South Haven, and all scorers, with 23 points. Molly McClendon led the Patriots with 13, while Hannah Whetstone had 10. The Patriots drop to 5-8 on the season, and South Haven improves to 10-1.

 

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The boys’ game was a two-man battle for the first quarter or so, with West Elk’s Wesley Young and South Haven’s Grady Howell doing all of the damage. Other scorers started to see action in the second, but with both teams remaining patient and sitting back in zone defense, the Patriots would take a slim 20-16 lead at the break.

 

An even third quarter meant a 5-point lead for West Elk, but the final quarter proved decisive for the Patriots. South Haven was held to just 5 points in the final 8 minutes. With the Cardinals in foul trouble, West Elk was able to pull away for the 41-28 win.

 

Young led the Patriots in scoring with 18, with freshman Maddex Moreno adding 9. Grady Howell had 11 for the Cardinals. West Elk improves to 9-4 on the season, South Haven drops to 6-8.

 

Red Raven Men vs. Butler Postponed

 

Tomorrow's Red Ravens basketball matchup against Butler has been restructured.

 

Due to health and safety concerns, the men's matchup has been postponed to Monday, February 7th. The women will now tip-off at 2 pm, instead of 5pm as originally scheduled. The Red Ravens will look to avenge an earlier season defeat back in El Dorado.

 

This is the second straight postponement for the Raven men. Their next scheduled contest is Monday against Seward County.

Red Ravens Basketball vs. Colby Postponed

 

Due to health and safety protocols, the Coffeyville Red Ravens will not travel to Colby for their scheduled matchup Wednesday.

 

The Raven women were set to face the Trojans for the second time this season, while the men would have faced off for the first time. The first scheduled meeting between the two men's teams was also postponed, originally scheduled for November 27th of last year.

 

A makeup date will be announced at a later time.

Cherryvale Zaps Blue Streaks

 

In a game that saw no team lead by more than five points in the first three quarters of play, turned into a blowout as the Cherryvale Chargers downed the Neodesha Blue Streaks 60-42.

 

The first quarter looked like a tennis match with the lead going back and forth between the teams and Cherryvale ended the quarter with a 14-10 lead. The teams had matching 15-point second quarters and the Cherryvale led at the half 29-25.

 

To start the second half, Neodesha's Maddox Johnson came out and hit back-to-back threes with the second giving Neodesha its first lead since the first quarter.

 

The teams once again traded baskets in the third quarter with the end of the quarter punctuated by a circus shot by Cherryvale's Briggs Adkison.

 

Cherryvale took control in the fourth quarter as they outscored Neodesha 21-7 and arrange the final score.

 

Stetson Shafer and Adkison both led the Chargers with 17 points apiece with Trevin Elam pitching in 15 points. The Blue Streaks were paced by Johnson with 15 points and Andrew Heck adding 10 points.

 

Cherryvale will next travel to Leon-Bluestem on Friday while Neodesha will be featured in our next game of the week on Friday as they remain the road to take on Caney Valley. You will be able to listen to that game on Greatest Hits 104.1 KGGF. Kyle Hey will be on the call.

Erie and Fredonia Split on Tuesday

Erie and Fredonia split its boy-girl doubleheader Tuesday night, with the Yellowjacket girls winning in overtime 50-43, and the Erie boys running away with a 73-31 victory.

 

Balance was the name of the game at the start of the girls’ game, with the two teams tied at 13 after the first quarter. Fredonia’s Campbell Odell got off to a hot start, hitting two three-pointers to give the Yellowjackets a slight advantage throughout much of the half. However, despite Erie finding itself in some foul trouble, a spread out scoring effort saw the Red Devils take a small 21-20 lead at the half.

 

Erie jumped out to a slightly bigger lead out of the break, opening things up on a 7-0 run, and kept Fredonia from doing much of anything. The Yellowjackets only scored one basket in the third quarter, and allowed the Devils a 32-23 lead heading into the fourth.

 

Things got much more interesting in the game’s final few minutes. With Fredonia still trailing by several buckets, Odell and Shaley Sommer hit back-to-back threes to pull back to within 1 point with just 38.1 seconds to play. After an Erie turnover, Zoey Sims hit yet another trifecta with 17 seconds to go, giving Fredonia its first lead since the first quarter.

 

Fredonia fouled on the inbounds pass, allowing Erie’s Ryleigh Brant two free throws back the other way. Only one was made, and after both teams came up empty on their final chances, the game headed to overtime tied up at 43.

 

The extra period was all Fredonia. With the added momentum of the comeback effort, the Yellowjackets scored all 7 points in the period to waltz out of Erie with a 50-43 win.

 

Sims led the scoring effort with 18 points. Odell finished with 12. The Yellowjackets advance to 6-6 on the season, while Erie drops to 5-7.

 

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The boys game wasn’t close for very long. The Red Devils, ranked #16 in Kansas Class 2A, immediately jumped out to a huge lead. After the first quarter, Erie led 24-3, with only a singular bucket being given up to Fredonia. Things were much better for the Yellowjackets in the second quarter, but a continued outburst of scoring allowed the Red Devils to increase their lead to 45-19 by the halftime break.

 

Erie didn’t let up out of the locker rooms. Three straight 3-pointers only increased the gap even further, while the defense went back to its stifling ways. The lead grew and grew, eventually reaching over 40 points, as the Red Devils cruised to a 73-31 victory.

 

Garrett Ruark led the Erie scoring effort with 19, while Ethan Bartholomew added 17. Eric and Ethan Dillinger had 13 and 10 points respectively. The Red Devils are now 10-2 on the season, while Fredonia falls to 2-7.

Nado Wrestling Sees Success in Eureka

 

Field Kindley High School girls wrestling has a successful showing over the weekend in Eureka.

 

The team competed in the Eureka Invitational finishing 3rd as a team. Senior Kinzie Smith and Sophomore Delilah Wright both finished 1st. Sophomore Emma Hall took 3rd place. Junior Melissa Ortiz and Sophomore Maggie Barnett both finished 5th. On the boy's side, Sophomore Piece Weber finished 4th.

Career Day for Simpson Leads Coffeyville Over Dodge City

 

Another double-double for Faith Simpson helped lead the Coffeyville women overcome Dodge City 67-62 on Saturday.

 

An active whistle was established early on, with both teams racking up fouls and players getting into a bit of trouble early on. Despite that, the scoring came through rather quickly, with Coffeyville maintaining a slim lead throughout the first half. After Paige Scott got the Ravens going with the team's first 5 points, Simpson simply took over. She would gather 18 points in just the first 20 minutes alone, helping Coffeyville secure a 36-32 halftime advantage.

 

The second half saw more of the same, with both teams getting plenty of chances at the free throw line, but the Ravens did find themselves in some trouble late, trailing 59-57 with just 3:40 to go in the final quarter. However, more Coffeyville heroics from both Simpson and Jordynn Conner saw the Ravens get a final, decisive lead that led to the team's second victory over the Conqs this season.

 

Simpson finished with 35 points in just 29 minutes of work, and with 14 rebounds, picked up her second double-double of the week. The Red Raven women are now 14-5 on the season and 8-5 in Jayhawk Conference play.

Raven Men See Winning Streak End at Four

 

The Red Raven men’s basketball team fought hard to the final whistle Wednesday night, but couldn’t overcome the Garden City Broncbusters, 78-74.

 

Chaos reigned supreme in the first half, as the Broncbusters looked to pressure Coffeyville into several mistakes. Garden City forward Mohamed Diarra caused all kinds of trouble both inside and outside, scoring 17 first half points, including 3 three-pointers. However, a balanced scoring effort from Blaise Keita, Deng Mayar, and Love Bettis would keep things close at the half, 42-39.

 

Out of the locker rooms, Garden City would heat up from beyond the arc, and with continued pressure started to pull away from the Ravens. Despite that, the lead never reached anything more than 9, with Coffeyville finding a way to get themselves back in it each time.

 

However, the Ravens couldn’t take the last step they needed to tie the game back up. Although Diarra would be largely contained in the second half, Garden City’s Josh Nwankwo would step up and pick up the pace in his place. A last-gasp, off-balance 3-pointer from Bettis with just 3 seconds left added a bit of intrigue to the finish, but Nwankwo would put the game truly out of reach with two free throws on the ensuing foul. The Ravens unfortunately saw their winning streak ended at 4 games, 78-74.

 

Five Red Ravens reached double digits, including Keita, who had 20. Bettis had 13, Mayar had 12, and AJ McBride and Jules Bikoy added 10 apiece.

 

The Red Ravens move onto yet another tough conference matchup Saturday, hitting the road to take on the Dodge City Conquistadors. Pregame will start for the women’s game at 12:30PM on US98.1, KUSN.

 

 

Raven Women Survive Defensive Showcase with Garden City

 

The Red Raven women’s basketball team did just enough to win Wednesday night, defeating Garden City 55-53.

 

The Garden City women came into Wednesday’s ball game allowing just 51 points a game, and that prolific defense showed itself once again against the Ravens. Both teams, while shooting rather well from the field, were limited in their amount of chances to score, leading to a paltry first quarter score of 18-16 in favor of Coffeyville. Things would slow down further in the ensuing quarter, giving the Ravens a small halftime lead of 27-25.

 

Coffeyville held onto that lead for most of the second half, but the Broncbusters did not go quietly into the night. An 11-0 run tied the game up at 51 with just a couple of minutes to go. However, the comeback tale was not one to be told, as Coffeyville’s Faith Simpson scored the go-ahead bucket with just 30 seconds remaining. A missed Broncbuster shot led to free throws for Dariauna Carter, but only one of the two fell through, giving Garden City a chance to tie with a three-pointer.

 

The Ravens just narrowly escaped disaster as Garden City’s Alexis Smith drilled a step-back shot on the other end of the floor. However, her foot was ruled to be on the line, letting Coffeyville maintain a 1-point lead. Simpson hit a final free throw on the other end of the floor, Keilani Neves’ half-court heave struck the ceiling of Nellis Hall, and the women emerged victorious at 55-53.

 

Simpson led all scorers with 21 points and 11 rebounds, yet another double-double added to her total this season. The Red Ravens are now 13-5 on the season and 7-5 in Jayhawk Conference play.

Four Set to Be Inducted into Red Raven Hall of Fame

 

Four individuals are set to be inducted into the Coffeyville Red Raven Hall of Fame later this month.

 

Standouts from soccer, basketball, and track and field are set to be added to the long list of those who have made great contributions to CCC's athletic legacy.

 

Those selected include:

Shannon Grant (Men's soccer, 2011-13) - NJCAA All-American, first All-American selection in program history.

Angela Lackey (Women's basketball, 1996-98) - NJCAA All-American, second in career scoring with 1,273 points.

Keith "Boo" Richardson (Men's basketball, 2004-2006) - NJCAA All-American, career record of 59-12

Justin Victor (Men's track and field, 2010-12) - 4x NJCAA All-American, 2x NJCAA National Champion (2012 Indoor Weight Throw and 2012 Outdoor Hammer)

 

A presentation will be held during halftime of the men's basketball game on January 29th. Cookies and punch will be served after the game, giving a chance for everyone a chance to visit with the inductees.

Raven Men Win Fourth Straight

 

The Red Raven men continued their winning streak Monday, completing the season sweep of Cowley, 71-61.

 

The first half was low-scoring, but it was not low-paced. Both teams looked to push the ball up the floor to get a chance at transition points, but ultimately neither team would be able to match their average pace for the season. A Love Bettis trifecta with just seconds on the clock gave the Ravens the edge, 26-25.

 

The two rivals couldn’t seem to separate from each other in the second half, with numerous ties and lead changes throughout the period. Outside shots reigned supreme as Bettis and Cowley’s Clarence King looked to keep their respective team out in front. Ultimately, it would be the Ravens who had a little more left in the tank, as

 

Bettis led all scorers with 25, continuing an impressive stretch of performances. AJ McBride had 12, Deng Mayar had 10. The Red Raven men are now 9-8 on the season, 6-5 in conference play, and have won 4 straight games.

Hot-Shooting Cowley Overwhelms Coffeyville Women

 

One bad quarter doomed the Coffeyville women’s basketball team Monday night, falling to Cowley 64-51.

 

Both teams struggled for any kind of offense in the first half. The Ravens and the Tigers both shot under 25% over the first 20 minutes, but Cowley used their chances from the free throw line to take a 20-15 advantage at the break.

 

Coming out of the locker rooms, Cowley seemed to find its stride while Coffeyville continued to misfire on offense. The Tigers hit six 3-pointers in a 22-point quarter, doubling its total and putting the Ravens behind by as many as 18.

 

The Ravens finally got things going in the fourth quarter, but it ultimately would be too late. Coffeyville could only get back to within 9, eventually dropping the contest, 64-51.

 

Nakia Cullom led the Ravens in scoring, picking up all of her 14 points in the second half. Dariauna Carter joined her in double digits with 10. The Coffeyville women fall to 12-5 on the season, 6-5 in conference play.

Raven Men Win Third Straight, Overcome NW KS Tech

 

The Coffeyville men's basketball team seems to be hitting their stride as of late, winning their third straight contest 80-63 over Northwest Kansas Tech on Saturday.

 

Much like the women before them, the Ravens benefitted from a hot start. Coffeyville pressed early on, frustrating a Mavericks squad who had just faced another aggressive defense in Independence earlier in the week. The turnovers piled up and Coffeyville slowly increased its lead, become a double-digit deficit at 17-6. Naturally, the great defensive effort turned into points on the other end, with Coffeyville getting easy buckets in transition. Those easy shots would help Coffeyville in shooting a staggering 63% from the field Saturday night. At the half, the Red Ravens led by 16, 43-27.

 

Fouls slowed the game down a bit in the second half, as both teams upped the heat and looked to create more opportunities. However, despite a much closer second half, that early advantage was enough for Coffeyville to cruise to an impressive victory, 80-63.

 

Bettis led the scoring effort with 24. Mayar came in close behind with 22. AJ McBride also reached double digits with 14. The Ravens have now won three straight heading into Monday's rematch with Cowley College.

 

 

Strong Start Lifts Ravens Over Mavericks

 

A strong start for the Coffeyville women's basketball team led the Red Ravens to a 77-59 blowout win of Northwest Kansas Tech Saturday afternoon.

 

Coffeyville didn't trail for a single moment in Saturday's game. In fact, the Ravens led by double digits for a vast majority of the contest, taking just 4 minutes to jump out to a double-digit lead. That margin eventually grew to 16-0 before the Mavericks grabbed their first points of the game. Martina Aeschliman was instrumental for the Ravens during this period, hitting three consecutive 3-pointers off of the bench.

 

From there, it was simply playing keep away, as the Mavericks slowly came into their own. Although Coffeyville briefly led by as much as 21, they wouldn't be able to get much further away than that. Fortunately, they wouldn't have to, as a steady stream of points from leading scorers Faith Simpson and Paige Scott kept NW KS Tech at arm's length. With one final run in the game's final minutes, the Ravens took their first victory of 2022, 77-59.

 

Simpson led all scorers with 15, while Scott finished with 10. Aeschliman added 3 more points in the second quarter to finish with 12. The Red Raven women are now 12-4 on the season, 6-4 in conference play.

 

 

Nado Drop Both in Final Games Before Midseason Tournaments

 

Field Kindley basketball drops both on the road in Altamont as the girls fall 53-21 and the boys 72-53.

 

In the girl's game, offensive woes continue to plague the Lady Nado. They didn't make a bucket from the floor and only scored 2 points on two Chanute Porter free throws in the first quarter. Turnovers led to easy buckets on the other end of the floor as Labette County jumped out to a 13-2 lead after the first. Olivia Ransom broke the Lady Nado cold streak with a three in the second and Taylor Caron added two free throws, but the Grizzlies picked up the pace as well and would lead 28-7 at the half. The third quarter was the closest as LCHS outscored Coffeyville 10-9, but in the fourth, the Grizzlies would pull away once again. Coffeyville was able to hold the Grizzlies' leading scorer, Maddison Brannin, to 14 points. Caron had 7 for the Nado.

 

In the boy's matchup, the three-ball was the story of the game as the Grizzlies came out firing from beyond the arc and never stopped. As a team, Labette made six threes in the first half and the Nado couldn't keep pace trailing 40-25 at the half. It was the same story in the second half but it was all coming from one player as Eli Hestand finished with 29 points on 8 three-pointers, 6 of which were in the second half. On the Nado side of the ball in the second half, Ethan Viets tried to keep pace with Hestand, finishing with 27 points on 7 made three-pointers, five of which were in the second half. Three other Grizzlies finished with double digits. Zavier Phillips with 16, Alex Meister with 14 and Griffin Eaton with 10. LCHS hit a combined 14 three as a team. Caden Herring finished behind Viets in scoring for the Nado with 9.

Nado Swim Defends Home Pool Finishing First

 

The Field Kindley High School boy's swim team takes first place in their home meet.

 

JB Elliot finished 1st in the 200-yard freestyle and the 100 breaststroke. Lucas Hanna finished 2nd in the 200 freestyle and the 100 backstroke. Drew Stukesbary took 2nd place in two events the 200 individual medley and 500 freestyle. Sol Hanna finished in 1st and Xavier Clark 2nd in the 50 and 100 freestyle. The 200 medley relay team of Lucas Hanna, Elliott, Sol Hanna and Stukesbary took 1st place and the 200 freestyle relay team of Haden Johnson, Lucas Hanna, Elliott, and Sol Hanna also finished in 1st.

Men's Basketball vs. Seward Also Postponed

 

The Red Raven men's basketball team will have to wait until this weekend to try to extend their new year winning streak.

 

Wednesday's game against Seward Community College has been postponed to a later date due to health and safety concerns within the Seward program. The women's game had already been postponed on Monday.

 

Coffeyville will next take on Northwest Kansas Tech on Saturday in its quest to improve upon its 7-8 record this season. The Mavericks are 5-11 on the season and 2-8 in the Jayhawk Conference. You can listen to Saturday's men-women doubleheader on US98.1, KUSN. Connor Harbit will have the call live from Goodland.

Nado Split in First Road Game of New Year

 

Field Kindley splits the two matchups at Fort Scott as the girls fall 68-31 and the boys win 64-54.

 

In the girl's matchup, the Lady Nado struggled to find a rhythm offensively as turnovers and missed shots turned into easy points on the other end for Fort Scott. Coffeyville would get a strong outing early from Junior Chaunte Porter who had 7 of the team's 9 points in the first quarter and 11 of her 13 points in the first half. The Tigers got a strong performance from Keegan Yarrick who had 21 points.

 

It was a back and forth showdown in the boy's matchup as the two teams were tied at 14 after the first quarter. The Nado would pull away at the end of the half with a 30-24 lead. Fort Scott opened up the second half on a 6-0 to tie the game back up. After multiple lead changes the Nado grabbed their 6 point lead back heading in the fourth quarter 47-41. In the fourth Coach Griff Walker slowed the tempo down and the Nado played smart offensive basketball finding easy shots to maintain their lead. The Nado were able to pull away with a ten-point advantage the largest lead of the night to end the game. Seniors Caden Herring and Ethan Viets lead the team with 16 and 15 points and Freshman Keshawn Hayes added 13 points off the bench.

 

The Nado are back in action on Friday as they travel to Altamont to take on Labette County.

Sedan and West Elk Split Tuesday Night Matchup

 

Both Sedan and West Elk tasted victory and defeat on the court Tuesday night, as the Patriot girls took the first game of the evening 47-44 while the Blue Devils boys took the nightcap 55-36.

 

The girls' game was a roller coaster of emotions. Sedan jumped out to an early 14-9 lead after one quarter, thanks largely in part to the effort of leading scorer Landrea Sears, but it was the Patriots who ended up taking a halftime lead at 23-21.

 

After extending the lead in the 3rd quarter, West Elk allowed Sedan to embark upon an 8-0 run that brought the deficit to just a couple of points. Trailing 41-38, Sedan's Jacie Cummings would provide the first heroic feat of the night, a banked 3-pointer with 2:35 remaining to tie the game back up. A West Elk basket put the Patriots back in front, but Sears immediately responded with another go-ahead 3-pointer to retake the lead 44-43.

 

However, despite having multiple chances to put the game away, Sedan couldn't seem to keep opposing hands off the basketball. Even further, they couldn't seem to keep the fiesty Patriots from getting to the line after the fact. West Elk's Kodi Harshman and Josie Ware both drew fouls, and sank their free throws to put the Patriots back on top for good at 47-44, taking the win on the road.

 

Sears led all scorers with 19, but Harshman and Ware led the Patriots with 12 a piece. The Sedan girls fall to 4-2 on the season, while West Elk improves to 3-5.

 

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The boys' game, by comparison, was a lot more subdued. After an early, closely-fought start, the Blue Devils put their foot on the gas and went on a 15-0 run to take a double-digit lead. Despite that, both teams struggled to gather much offense, with West Elk in particular unable to answer an aggressive Sedan defense. At the half, Sedan led by 10, 21-11.

 

Things picked up offensively in the second half, although the scales were still tipped in favor of Sedan. An even third quarter kept the lead steady, with West Elk even able to bring it back to single digits for a time, but Sedan reignited their press and jumped back out to their largest leads of the game in the closing stretch. The final score was a low-scoring one, but one that Sedan will happily take, 55-36.

 

Dameion Hatten led all scorers with 26, while West Elk's Garrett Toon led the Patriots with 16. Sedan improves to 6-1 on the season, while West Elk drops to 5-3.

 

 

Red Devils Down Bullpups

 

In a battle of Tri-Valley League rivals, the 7th ranked Erie Red Devils moved to 7-0 on the season as they beat Caney Valley 55-45 Tuesday night.

 

Caney was able to hold Erie scoreless for the first four minutes of the game but struggled to capitalize on it by only scoring four points during that stretch. However, the Bullpups would hold the lead for the entire first quarter thanks to shots like this from Gavin Stimpson.

 

Caney would hold the lead 13-10 at the end of the first period but then went ice-cold as they only scored five points in the second quarter and Erie pulled ahead at the half 22-18. The Bullpups kept it close in the third quarter and only trailed by seven at the end of the third and got within five points in the fourth quarter. However, Erie's Ethan Bartholomew broke the back of the Bullpups with this downtown bucket late.

 

Erie improves to 7-0 on the season and will face Eureka on Friday. The Bullpups drop to 1-5 and head into Oklahoma to face off against Wyandotte on Friday. You can listen to the game on Greatest Hits 104.1 KGGF. Kyle Hey will be on the call.

Red Raven Women See Second Straight Game Postponed

 

A return to the court has been further delayed.

 

The Coffeyville women's basketball team has had its second straight game postponed. They will no longer face Seward this Wednesday due to health and safety concerns. The men's contest, as a result, has been pushed to 7 PM.

 

The Red Raven women are 11-4 this season, 5-4 in conference play. The team had its first game postponed Saturday as Pratt could not make the trip due to similar health and safety concerns.

Deardin Kelley Announced as New CCC Volleyball Coach

 

A new head coach has taken over the Coffeyville volleyball program.

 

Kelly previously served for two years as the assisstant coach at Labette Community College. She played collegeiately at Fort Scott and Southwestern College. At Fort Scott, she recorded 404 total kills from the outside hitter position.

 

Kelley is originally from Carl Junction, Missouri. The Red Ravens went 18-21 last season and finished 7th out of 11 teams in the KJCCC East division.

Red Ravens Cruise to Second Straight Win

 

A strong second half led the Coffeyville Red Ravens to a comfortable 90-69 victory over the Pratt Beavers on Saturday.

 

The Ravens never trailed in Saturday's contest, but the first half was a closely-fought affair. Despite only allowing for just one turnover, and forcing several from Pratt themselves, Coffeyville struggled to convert those mistakes into baskets, letting Pratt stay just a few points behind. A last-second basket for Pratt cut the lead to just 2 points at the half, 33-31.

 

Things stayed close for the first portion of the second half, but locker room adjustments seemed to make all the difference. The Ravens shot over 50% from the field across the final 20 minutes, and also shot 50% from three-point range. An 18-3 run frustrated the foul-plagued Beavers, leading to a double-technical that only served to cement the Ravens' dominance. The lead continued to expand, becoming its largest at 24 points, but the final margin of victory settled at 21 points at 90-69.

 

Blaise Keita all scorers with 24 points on 7-12 shooting. He was also 10-13 from the free throw line. He was joined in double digits by Love Bettis with 16 and Dayshawn Wiley with 12. The Red Ravens are now 7-8 on the season and 4-5 in conference play. They'll stay at home next Wednesday, playing host to the Seward Saints.

Coach Walker Picks Up first League and Home Win

 

Both Freshmen and Seniors step up for Coffeyville as they beat Chanute 53-43. It was a back and forth affair that show the end-of-quarter scores swap lead each time. The Nado would get out to a good start but Chanute had an answer for everything. A strong opening quarter from Larsen Koester, who had 8, had the Comets up 16-14. The Nado answered right back in the second quarter with 10 of their 12 points coming from Ethan Viets and two freshmen Aaron Tunstall and Keshawn Hayes. Coffeyville would lead at the half 26-24.

 

The third quarter would see another four-point swing as Chanute would take a 36-34 lead. Just 30 seconds into the fourth quarter Viets would hit a go-ahead three and the Nado never looked back extending the lead by as much as 13. The Nado were lead by the Freshman Tunstall with 13 as well as 13 from Senior Caden Herring. Viets was also in double digits at 10. Coffeyville also held Kam Koester, who was coming off a 42 point outing against Fort Scott, to just 10 points.   

Caney Valley Snaps Four Game Losing Streak

 

In a game that saw both teams struggle offensively in the first quarter, Caney Valley was able to turn it on and never looked back as they defeated Baxter Springs 45-35 Friday night to snap a four-game losing streak.

 

In the first quarter, both teams struggled to put the ball in the basket but Kameron Williamson led the way for the Lions by scoring the first 6 points for his team and Baxter led 8-6 at the end of the first quarter. It would be all Caney Valley after that as the Bullpups open the second frame 13-2 to open up a 19-10 punctuated by a Gage Grant three-pointer.

 

Caney Valley led at the half 21-16 and was able to stave off every comeback attempt by the Lions and ended the third quarter with Jack Billingsley attacking the rack.

 

Both teams traded baskets in the fourth quarter to and Baxter could get no closer than eight the rest of the way. Caney Valley was led by Grant and Billingsley with 13 points apiece. Kaden Niday and Kameron Williamson led the Lion's attack by scoring and 12 and 10 points, respectively.

 

Caney Valley will travel to Erie next Tuesday to take on the Red Devils who are ranked #8 in Class 2A. Tip-off will be at approximately 7:30 and you will be able to listen to the game on Greatest Hits 104.1 KGGF. Kyle Hey will be on the call.

Chanute Takes Advantage of Lady Nado Foul Trouble

 

Four Lady Nado starters foul out as Chanute pulls away late winning 68-52. Field Kindley got the night started as Teagan Titus scored off the opening tip. After the Lady Comets answered on an and-one to take the lead, but Taylor Caron took it right back. After a back and forth first quarter the Lady Nado were out in front 11-8. In the second quarter, fouls would start to mount up as Chanute's two leading scorers would head to the line a number of times. Peyton Shields was 4-4 from the line and had a pair of threes in the second and Tyra Bogle 3-6 from the charity stripe. Chanute would head into the half leading 31-25.

 

The foul troubles followed the Nado into the second half as Shields would go 4-4 in the third quarter and 6-9 in the fourth quarter from the free-throw line finishing with 28 points. Bogle only scored from the line in the second half going 4-6 and finishing with 13 points. Caron, Sidney Lynn-Burnett, Brooklyn White and Teagan Titus would all foul out in the fourth quarter and put a halt to any comeback opportunists the Lady Nado had. FKHS falls to 0-7 on the season and are back on the road Tuesday as they travel to Fort Scott.

Sedan Basketball Picks Up Two Wins Over Oxford

 

Sedan basketball captured two wins on its home floor to end its first week after the break, the girls victorious over Oxford 56-27 and the boys the same at 76-45. 

 

In the boys contest, Things were close for a short while, but increased pressure and crisp passing on the offensive end allowed the Blue Devils to slowly increase their early advantage. After taking a 15-9 lead after the first quarter, Sedan further tweaked upon its winning formulathe following period, scoring 27 points in 8 minutes for a 15-point lead at the half.

 

The Blue Devils couldn't quite keep up that pace in the following two quarters, but were still able to exert their will over the Wildcats. With a running clock taking effect just before the game's final few minutes, Sedan did not let up until the final whistle. A 31-point victory in hand, the Sedan boys claimed their second win of the week 76-45. Dameion Hatten led all scorers on the day with 23, 19 of which came in the first half. Despite the loss, Oxford's Kyan Morris had a solid outing, leading his squad with 22 points. The Blue Devil boys improve to 5-1 on the season.

 

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Meanwhile, the Sedan girls led wire to wire. Landrea Sears and Jacie Cummings wasted no time in taking over the contest. Sears found success driving to the basket, while Cummings drilled two first quarter threes. Their efforts combined would open up a 16-point lead after just one quarter.

 

Leading 38-13 at the half, things started slowly for Sedan after the break. The Blue Devil girls were held scoreless for most of the third quarter, but the lead was too much for Oxford to make much of a comeback effort. A 13-6 fourth quarter would only let Sedan regain its 29 point lead, leading to the 56-27 final score.

 

Sears led all scorers with 20, while Cummings finished with 17. Oxford was led by Magdalena Gardea, who had 8. The Blue Devil girls are now 4-2 on the year.

Nado Take on Chanute at Home Before Long Road Trip

 

Field Kindley is back in action tomorrow at home taking on Chanute. The Lady Nado are looking for their first win of the season and the Nado boys are looking to stop a two-game skid. Boy's Coach Griff Walker says he wants the team to understand the love of the game.

 

The Chanute boys come into the game 3-2 with back-to-back losses as well and the Chanute girls are 1-4 with four straight losses. The girls will tip-off at 6:00pm with the boys' game to follow. Both games can be heard on Sonshine 98.9 KQQF.

Red Raven Men Break Losing Skid in 3OT Win

 

For the second straight season, the Coffeyville men's basketball team left Concordia with a multiple-overtime victory. The Red Ravens overcame the Cloud County Thunderbirds in triple overtime, 93-89.

 

Wednesday's game was largely a close, defensive battle. Neither side built a lead of more than 8 points, with the Ravens never leading by any more than 5. By the end of regulation, the two teams were tied at just 67, with both teams failing to convert on their final opportunies. With both teams in the double bonus, free throws took an increased role in the overtime periods, with Coffeyville's Deng Mayar and Cloud's Justin Graham being the primary beneficiaries. The first overtime ended with the teams knotted up at 74.

 

Heroics were needed at the end of double overtime, with Coffeyville trailing by 2 and needing to go the length of the floor with just 5.5 seconds remaining. They'd find just that, as returning guard AJ McBride went the length of the floor and dropped a beautiful pass, leading to a game-tying, Dayshawn Wiley layup that led the game into its decisive period.

 

Triple overtime was much friendlier to the Ravens. Although leading scorer Love Bettis would foul out in the game's closing minutes, Coffeyville kept a cool head in maintaining a slim lead generated by a Wiley 3-pointer. Although some missed Coffeyville free throws made the game interesting, the Thunderbirds could not find it in themselves to bring it back, letting the clock expire and giving Coffeyville its thrilling, on-the-road win.

 

The return of injured starters Blaise Keita and McBride gave the Ravens a huge boost offensively. McBride, who hadn't played since November 2nd, was particularly impressive, recording 16 points in his return to the floor. However, it was the familiar combination of Bettis and Mayar that did most of the scoring, picking up 25 and 24 respectively.

 

The Raven men move to 6-8 on the season and break a 5-game losing skid. They'll be back in action Saturday, facing the Pratt Beavers in a men-only matchup. Pregame will start at 3:30 PM, with tip-off at 4PM on US98.1, KUSN.

Red Raven Women Start 2022 with Loss Against Cloud County

 

The Coffeyville Red Raven women perhaps wanted to start the new year a bit differently, dropping its first contest of 2022, 74-51, to the Cloud County Thunderbirds on Wednesday.

 

The Thunderbirds led almost wire-to-wire. After a brief 6-6 tie, Cloud used a 13-0 run to build a double-digit lead they would never lose. Coffeyville did fight back at times, even winning the second and fourth quarters. However, the team's failure to answer the efforts of three-point ace Makayla Twyman and inside threat Kay Hauata Phillips meant the Ravens could never really get back to threatening the lead.

 

Wednesday's game did show some positives for the Raven women to build upon. Solid defensive work allowed Coffeyville to force 24 Thunderbird turnovers. Unfortunately, 22 Coffeyville turnovers kept the team from using that work to their advantage.

 

Faith Simpson was still impressive despite the teams' struggles, scoring 24. Paige Scott added 14. The Red Raven women are now 11-4 on the season, and 5-4 in Jayhawk Conference play. The women will take Saturday off due to health and safety concerns within the Pratt program, but return next Wednesday to take on Seward.

Nado Drop Home Openers

 

Field Kindley drops both home openers as the girls fall to the Lady Vikings 53-34 and the boys 70-35.

 

In the girl's matchup, Parsons opened the game on an 8-0 run and never really looked back after scoring on the opening tip. The Lady Nado continue to be strong in their half-court defense, but turnovers and missed shots led to easy baskets in transition for Parsons. The Lady Vikings were led by Freshman Eliana Valentin-Florence with 17 points. Freshman Taylor Caron led the Lady Nado in scoring for the second straight game with 9 points.

 

In the boy's matchup, Coffeyville started three freshmen in place of the normal starters who were out for the game. One of those, Freshman Jake Horner, would help the Nado end the first quarter on an 8-2 run to take the lead. The second quarter and on would be all Vikings however as they would outscore the Nado 57-18.

 

Coffeyville is back at home on Friday taking on Chanute with the girls at 6:00pm and the boys to follow.

Blue Devils Burn Bullpups

 

Sedan's Damieon Hatton came out hot and the Caney Valley Bullpups just had no answer as the Blue Devils topped the Pups 58-46 in Caney.

 

Hatton scored half of the Blue Devils 16 points in the first quarter to open up a nine-point bulge at the end of the first quarter. Sedan then went on a big run in the second quarter that was started by Hatton.

 

Sedan led at the half 34-13 but the Bullpups tried their best to claw back into the game as they started the third quarter with a 12-5 run that included Gavin Stimpson dialing it up from downtown.

 

But Caney Valley could not sustain the run and gave up a 10-0 run to Sedan to end the quarter and the Blue Devils coasted in the fourth quarter for the win.

 

Hatton led all scorers with 19 points and he was backed up by Koda Blankinship who chipped in 10. The Bullpup attack was led by Kyler Brandon with 10 points and Gavin Stimpson with 9 points. Sedan improves to 4-1 on the season while Caney Valley drops to 0-4.

 

The next Game of the Week will be on Friday and will feature Fredonia hosting Eureka on Greatest Hits 104.1. Kyle Hey will be on the call.

CCC Women's Basketball vs. Pratt Postponed

 

Just one Coffeyville basketball team will be in action Saturday.

 

Due to health and safety reasons, the Red Raven women's contest against Pratt has been postponed to a later date. A make-up date will be determined at a later time.

 

The men's game will still be played as scheduled at 4PM. That game can be heard on US98.1, KUSN.

SEK Athletes Chosen for 2022 Kansas Shrine Bowl

 

Several athletes from southeast Kansas have been chosen to play in this year's Shrine Bowl.

 

The 49th edition of the Shrine Bowl will be played July 23rd at Carnie Smith Stadium in Pittsburg. Davis Merrick, from Independence, is the lone representative from Montgomery County. Other athletes from southeast Kansas include Cruz Blair from Frontenac, Kolten LaCrone from Chanute, Brett Sarwinski from Galena, Kody Schalk from Columbus, and Brecken Troike from Girard.

 

Players are selected each year by a combination of media votes and selections from the Kansas Shrine Bowl Coaching Staff. Players must be nominated by their high school coach or athletic director.

 

Teams are divided into East and West. The East will be coached by Basehor-Linwood's Rod Stallbaumer, while the West will be coached by Wichita Collegiate's Troy Black.

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