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Local Sports Archives for 2022-02

Rams Eliminate Bullpups


The Caney Valley Bullpups season came to an end Monday night as the Riverton Rams snuck away with the win 40-37 Monday night in Caney.


Caney Valley got out to a quick 7-0 lead early on thanks to Jack Billingsley hitting the first of his five 3-pointers on the night. However, Riverton went on to outscore the Pups 7-2 the rest of the period and Caney led 9-7 after one.


Riverton turned it on in the second quarter seizing the lead from the Bullpups as the Rams' Jamey Richardson took to the sky.


The Rams led at the break 20-18 and both teams took turns trading the lead back and forth throughout the second half which saw the Bullpups down by three with time running out.


Billingsley led the Bullpup attack with 17 points while the Rams were led by Richardson with 14 and Loch North with 13. The Rams move on to play Galena on Thursday who dispatched Fredonia 79-30. The Bullpups season comes to an end with an 11-10 record.

Raven Men Onto Second Round After Second Half Dominance


The Coffeyville Red Raven men's basketball team is through to the second round of the Region VI tournament, easily defeating the Seward County Saints 67-45 on Saturday.


As with most tournament matchups, the underdogs came ready to play. 12th-seeded Seward slowed down the tempo in the first half, forcing 5th-seeded Coffeyville to value each and every opportunity on offense. Both teams struggled to hit shots in the early portions of the game, but the Ravens were eventually able to build themselves a nice 8-point lead at 22-14 just 2 minutes before the half. Unfortunately, Seward suddenly found a spark and almost doubled their point total before the break to cut the deficit to 27-24 at halftime.


While the Saints were fired up and ready to go for the second half, their shots weren't. Coffeyville held Seward scoreless for the first 9 minutes of the second half, enabling a 19-0 run that put the game out of reach early. The Saints eventually got things going, but with the Ravens refusing to back down offensively themselves, there was no way for them to close the gap. Although there was a double-digit deficit between the two teams, Seward still opted to play until the final whistle, taking timeouts and intentionally fouling right up until the final whistle. Eventually, the clock expired, Coffeyville advancing to the second round with its third victory over Seward this season.


Dayshawn Wiley and Love Bettis each led the way with 14 points, but Blaise Keita stole the show with 13 points and an amazing 21 rebounds. The Red Ravens advance to the second round of the Region VI tournament, traveling to Garden City to face off against the 4th-seeded Broncbusters.





Red Raven Women See Season End at Home


An impressive streak of games came to an end, as the Red Raven women's basketball team dropped its first round Region VI tournament matchup 73-55 to Colby to end its season Saturday afternoon.


With two 30+ point victories previously in the week, 6th-seeded Coffeyville hoped to maintain that momentum against the 11th-seeded Trojans. The Ravens took an early lead, but the game's recurring theme showed itself just a little while longer. Colby became aggressive on the offensive glass, getting numerous chances to get their shots to fall. And fall they did, shooting 43 percent from the field on Saturday and a staggering 52 percent (13-25) from beyond the arc. With the Trojans' zone defense giving the Ravens fits on the other side of the court, Colby was able to swing for a 7-point lead at the half.


Coffeyville didn't go quietly in the second half, as the Red Ravens continued to fight back. The lead was reduced to just 3 points at several points, but each and every time, Colby was there to push it back out with repeated three-pointers. One last, particularly lengthy run pushed the lead to unreachable heights, with Coffeyville's season coming to a disappointing end.


Faith Simpson recorded 17 points in her last game for the Red Ravens. Coffeyville ends its season at 19-11. Colby moves onto the second round, where they'll face 3rd-seeded Seward County.

Nado Drop Both on Senior Night


Coffeyville drops both on Senior night as Pittsburg beats the Lady Nado 39 - 30 and the Nado boys fall 78-67. 


Chaunte Porter led Coffeyville in scoring with 14 points and collected 11 rebounds for a double double. 


Seniors Ethan Viets, Caden Herring, and Zac Slavin played in their last home game of their high school career. Viets finished with 16 and Herring with 16. Coffeyville kept it close for most of the game even leading at the half 31-29. A big 28 point fourth quarter would be the difference for Pittsburg. The Dragon were led by Mason English who had 31, 14 coming in the 4th and 10 coming from the free throw line. 


Substate assignments should be released tomorrow morning.

Coffeyville Hosting Colby and Seward to Begin Region VI Tournament


The regular season is over, and the Coffeyville Red Ravens will host two games to start the Region VI tournament.


After defeating the Mavericks of Northwest Kansas Tech on Wednesday, the women's side has earned the #6 seed and the right to host the Colby Trojans this Saturday. The Trojans are 8-20 on the season, and 5-18 in KJCCC play. Coffeyville won the first matchup between the two teams, 82-78, in double overtime. If the Red Ravens advance from this matchup, they'll travel back to Liberal next Tuesday to face off with the #3 seeded Seward County Saints.


Meanwhile, after also defeating the Mavericks on Wednesday, the men have officially taken the #5 seed and will stay at home to face Seward's men's team. The Saints are 11-19 on the year, and have dropped their last two matchups against the Ravens. Coffeyville's men would also be facing a long road trip if they advance, taking on the #4 seed Garden City.


The women will tip off at 2 PM this Saturday, with the men to follow at 4 PM.

Raven Men Drop Nearly 90 to Overcome NW Kansas Tech


A strong first half effort lifted the Coffeyville Red Ravens over Northwest Kansas Tech, 89-75, on Wednesday.


Before the game, Coffeyville’s sophomores were honored, some of which played a role in last season’s NJCAA national championship. Several of those sophomores made an immediate impact in Wednesday’s game, with Blaise Keita and Deng Mayar getting off to particularly hot starts. The Ravens jumped out to an early double-digit lead, and increased said lead to 16 points at the half, 42-26.


Much like the last few games, Coffeyville’s defense was tested in a big way across the second half. The Mavericks attacked with a renewed vigor, with Hantz Louis-Jeune giving the Ravens the most trouble. However, unlike previous games against Pratt and Colby, Coffeyville’s own offense was still firing on all cylinders, meaning that the Northwest Tech couldn’t do much to make up the deficit. Despite being outscored 47-45 in the second half, Coffeyville cruised to a comfortable 14-point victory.


Keita led the Ravens in scoring, picking up 18 points and 10 rebounds. Mayar added 14, with Nathan Johnson and Love Bettis each adding 12. The Ravens will move on to the Region VI tournament on Saturday, hosting a first-round matchup.

Red Raven Women Cruise to Victory on Sophomore Night


The Coffeyville Red Ravens dominated throughout Wednesday’s game against Northwest Kansas Tech, doubling the Mavericks up for a 79-35 victory on Sophomore Night.


A slow start plagued both teams through the first quarter, but while the Mavericks continued to struggle through the second, Coffeyville began to shine. The Red Ravens outscored NW Tech 28-12 in the quarter, blowing the game wide open and leading to a 41-20 halftime lead.


Coffeyville didn’t slow down out of the break. The Ravens continued their rapid scoring pace, further pushing the lead and essentially deciding the game even before arriving at the final quarter. The fourth quarter came and went, and the Ravens claimed their dominant 79-35 victory.


Faith Simpson recorded a double-double Wednesday, with 22 points and 11 rebounds. Devin Wright also scored 10. The 45-point win is their largest margin of victory over a KJCCC opponent this season, surpassing the 30-point win over Pratt on Monday. The Ravens are 19-10 on the season, 13-10 in KJCCC play, and now await their seed in the upcoming Region VI tournament.

Grizzlies Complete Season Sweep over Nado


Labette County completes the season sweep of Field Kindley as the Lady Nado fall 68-34 and the Nado boys 51-42.


In the girl's matchup, Coffeyville would keep it close early trialing by just three early in the second quarter 15-12. That would be as close as they would get it though as Labette would pull away for a halftime lead of 39-20. Maddison Brannin would lead all scorers with 19 as she passed 1000 points for her career. Taiylor Caron lead Lady Nado scorers with 9.


Cold shooting would prove costly for the Nado in their matchup. Coffeyville would score just two points in the game-opening quarter and despite the 15 points second quarter they trailed by 7 at the half. Alex Meister lead all scorers with 19. Ethan Viets and Zay Logan each had 11 for Coffeyville.


Last game of the regular season is this Friday at home for Senior Night against Pittsburg.

Fredonia Girls Win in Thriller, Caney Boys Win in Convincing Fashion


Caney Valley and Fredonia split their boy-girl doubleheader Tuesday. The Yellowjackets claimed a 58-57 overtime victory in the girls ‘contest, while the Bullpups rebounded to take the boys’ contest 56-39.




The girls’ game was a picture-perfect example of a back-and-forth contest. Neither team built a lead bigger than 5 points at any point, and although both teams led at times, it was the Bullpups who led at the half, 27-26.


Both teams continued to strike back and forth in the second half, but Fredonia found themselves gathering steam throughout the final few minutes of the game. Toryn Spohn hit a three-pointer to take the lead with 49.7 seconds remaining, and when Caney struck back, Zoey Sims hit two clutch free throws to take a two-point lead once again.


Unfortunately for the Yellowjackets, there was to be no regulation time victory. A foul back the other way sent Deandrea O’Shields to the free throw line. She sank both, and a volleyball-line shot fell well short to send the game into overtime.


Fredonia trailed for most of the overtime period, but the Yellowjackets showed to be resilient and scrappy on the boards. A single possession, taking up a large chunk of the clock, saw Fredonia pick up several offensive rebounds and several chances. That eventually culminated in a Natalie Jenkins three-pointer that brought Fredonia back within 1.


The games’ final minute saw both teams push the tempo, but it was Fredonia’s Madison Jenkins who played the hero. With 10 seconds remaining, Jenkins pushed through the Caney defense for an open layup, giving Fredonia a 1-point lead. Caney’s final few chances at the basket were met with no success, giving the Yellowjackets a hard-fought 58-57 win.


Both teams put three scorers in double digits. Fredonia’s Zoey Sims and Caney’s Anna Washburn each led the way with 17. Furthermore, Fredonia’s Madison Jenkins (14) and Natalie Jenkins (11) provided a solid effort, while Caney was assisted by Rya Hightower (15) and Kamryn Kaminska (12).




The boys’ game was a game of momentum at first. The Bullpups came out quickly, outscoring the Yellowjackets 16-7 in the first quarter, and building upon that lead at the start of the second quarter. Jack Billingsley was particularly big for Caney’s early successes, hitting 5 three-pointers for 15 first half points. At one point, the Bullpups led by 14 points in the first half.


However, a switch was flipped midway through the second quarter, activating a up-till-then sleepy Fredonia offense. The Yellowjackets began to heat up from deep themselves, cutting into the deficit and eventually taking their first lead of the game. Caney did put themselves back on top to lead at the half, 26-25.


Fredonia came out of halftime looking to complete what would be considered by most to be the upset, but it just simply wasn’t meant to be. After an even start to the half, with Fredonia leading 31-30, Caney would finish out the contest outpacing the Yellowjackets 26-9. Tanner Rose, who had battled foul trouble for most of the night, got some measure of revenge in the form of several trips to the free throw line. He’d go a perfect 8-8, helping cap off an impressive 56-39 win.


Billingsley’s scoring effort did slow a bit in the second half, but he still led all scorers with 17. Fredonia’s Jeremiah Couch added 15 points in defeat.


Raven Men Come Through with Narrow Win Over Colby


For the second time in a week, Coffeyville narrowly avoided giving up a 20-point lead to defeat a very tough Colby squad, 67-65, on Monday.


From the get go, it was obvious the two teams had tons of scoring talent. Colby's JJ White started the game with three 3-pointers in a row, but a variety of Red Ravens answered at every turn. Coffeyville eventually seemed to get the edge, continuing on its hot streak while watching Colby go cold. By halftime, the Ravens had managed to stretch their advantage to 15 points, 47-32.


If Coffeyville thought their lead meant it would be smooth sailing the rest of the way, they'd be sorely mistaken. Shots that fell in the first half began to misfire, while Colby regained its lost form. The lead was chipped away, piece by piece, until Colby finally retook the lead at 58-57 with just 6 minutes to go.


However, Coffeyville proved to have some fight in them yet. Although the offense still struggled, a scrappy Ravens side fought tooth and nail to stick with the Trojans, who began to stall out themselves. Finally, tied at 65-65 with 1:54 to go, Nathan Johnson hit a fadeaway just in front of the left elbow to put the Ravens back out in front for good. Colby's last few chances were all met with excellent defensive plays by Coffeyville, and one final half-court heave fell well short to give the Ravens the narrow victory.


AJ McBride led all Raven scorers with 13, while Blaise Keita, Love Bettis, and Dayshawn Wiley all added 10. The Ravens improve their record to 16-12 on the season, 13-9 in KJCCC play. They'll finish up the regular season on Wednesday, playing host to Northwest Kansas Tech.




Raven Women Dominate in Big Win Over Pratt


For the second time in a week, the Coffeyville Red Raven women took a game off of KJCCC minnows Pratt, winning comfortably 79-49.


Things wouldn't get out of hand right away. The Beavers came out firing, matching Coffeyville step for step. It wouldn't be until the second quarter that Coffeyville really started to pull ahead. Over the following 10 minutes, the Ravens outscored Pratt 27-8, draining 3-pointer after 3-pointer from nearly exclusively the corner to take a massive 20-point lead at the half.


From there, it was just a matter of keeping the ship steady and staying out in front. The Ravens were more than able to do so, holding Pratt to just 6 points in the third quarter, while extending their lead to as much as 35 points. Although Coffeyville never stopped scoring, Pratt was able to close the deficit to 30 before the final whistle, 79-49.


Despite the massive offensive output, Faith Simpson led the way with just 15 points. Martina Aeschliman came through for 11 points, and eight other Ravens finished with at least 5 points or more. Coffeyville improves to 18-10 on the season and 12-10 in conference play. They'll take on last-place Northwest Kansas Tech on Wednesday to finish up the regular season.

Ravens Cruise to Comfortable Win Over Seward


The Coffeyville Red Ravens continued its campaign for a first round home matchup Saturday, easily overcoming the Seward County Saints by the score of 81-64.


Although the Saints scored the first points of the game, the Ravens led the rest of the way. AJ McBride set the pace early, draining several 3-pointers to push the Ravens out in front. By halftime, Coffeyville had taken its lead out to 11 points, 36-25.


Coffeyville's offense would only get better through the second half. More and more players began to get further involved, such as leading scorer Love Bettis and Blaise Keita. Seward did continue to fight, even getting the game back to within 5 at one point. However, the relentless Coffeyville attack meant that the Saints couldn't possibly keep up. The final score came through with the Ravens on top, 81-64.


McBride led the Ravens in scoring Saturday, picking up 25. Bettis added 21, and Keita had 17. The Ravens are 15-12, 12-9 in the KJCCC, and move on to face Colby on Monday.

Simpson Comes Through to Lift Ravens Over Seward


Some clutch play in the closing minute helped lift the Coffeyville Red Ravens over the Seward Saints, 63-60, on Saturday.


Coffeyville jumped out to a big lead early, opening the game on a 10-0 run. However, despite holding off the Saints for most of the night, would not really reach the heights of a double-digit lead after that point. Despite that, the Ravens still were able to get a solid offensive output from leading scorer Faith Simpson. When she got into foul trouble early in the second quarter, it was Nakia Cullom who stepped in to take charge, scoring all 8 of her points in the half. At the break, Coffeyville led 32-25.


The game's final 30 seconds brought the most fun. With 12 seconds remaining, and the Ravens leading at 59-57, the Saints' De'Shawnti drilled a three-pointer from the corner to give Seward a 60-59 advantage. Coffeyville took a timeout, and after inbounding from the half-court, got Simpson in a 1-on-1 situation on the block. The sophomore made good on her chance, putting it on off the right side of the glass for a 61-60 lead. A defensive stop, another Simpson bucket, and a failed 30-footer would all follow, giving Coffeyville the narrow victory.


Simpson led all scorers with 19, the only Red Raven to reach double-digits. Coffeyville has won two straight and will take on Pratt next Monday.

Nado Split on Homecoming Against Fort Scott


Field Kindley splits their Homecoming matchup against Fort Scott with the girls falling 54-22 and the Nado boys winning 44-40.


In the girl's matchup, the Lady Nado would keep it close early but after they cut the lead to three in the second a barrage of three-pointers from Fort Scott would see them lead by 16, 36-20, at halftime. A Lady Nado team that shot well in the first half would go cold in the second half only scoring two points. Chaunte Porter and Taiylor Caron both led Coffeyville with 8 points.


In the boy's matchup, both teams would struggle to find their rhythm offensively which led to a low-scoring 16-11 lead for Fort Scott at the half. The Nado started to figure it out offensively in the second half. They outscored Fort Scott 12-11 in the third and then 21-13 in the fourth. In a game that saw no first-half free throw attempts the teamed combined for 44 second-half free throw attempts, 32 of which were in the 4th quarter. After a Griffin Adamson and one to tie it up, Ethan Viets would hit a wide-open three in transition to give the Nado the fourth quarter lead and they never looked back. Three Nado starters scored in double digits. Zay Logan and Viets both had 12 and Caden Herring had 10.


Nado next in action against Labette on Tuesday with the girl's matchup starting at 6:00am.

Devils Burn Bullpups


A match-up of Tri-Valley opponents looked like a heavyweight fight with each team trading blows before Erie was able to knock off Caney Valley 47-37.


The teams were only separated by one point at the end of the 1st and 2nd quarters with Caney Valley in front each time thanks to Jack Billingsley who buried three 3-pointers in the first half. However, neither team could get away from each other as the lead changed hands eight times within a matter of minutes.


With Caney Valley leading 23-22, Erie made adjustments and started using the size of Eric Dillenger to overpower the undersized Bullpups. Dillenger who was only held to four points in the first half exploded for 14 in the second half. The Devils held a 33-30 lead going into the fourth quarter, but started to slowly pull away as the quarter wore on putting the game out of reach with timely free throw shooting from Ethan Bartholomew.


The Devils were led by Dillenger with 18 points followed by 14 points from Garrett Ruark. Caney Valley was paced by Billingsley with 16 points with Gage Grant adding 11.


Caney Valley will be featured in the next game of the week as they travel to Fredonia next Tuesday with tip-off at around 7:30 pm on US 98.1.


West Elk Outlasts Short-Handed Argonia


The West Elk girls withstood a brave effort from the Argonia Lady Raiders on Friday, coming through with a 48-39 victory.


Playing as the only contest of the evening due to the prior cancelation of the boys' game, the girls did not disappoint. The two teams were evenly matched for the entirity of the first half, with the Patriots taking a slight edge at 17-16 at the break.


The Lady Raiders, playing with only 5 on their roster as they have all season, seemed to run out of gas in the third quarter. Meanwhile, West Elk's Hannah Whetstone took over the Patriots' offense, getting good looks inside and dominating the paint. Whetstone scored 12 points herself in the quarter, giving West Elk the decisive edge.


Argonia was able to put up a bit more of a fight in the fourth quarter, with Chelsea Coleman providing most of the scoring effort. Trailing by as many as 14, the Raiders' full-court press would provide enough of a bump to bring it back to within single digits. However, with West Elk able to find a steady trickle of points themselves, the swing wasn't enough to completely threaten the Patriots' prior efforts. The final score eventually came in at 48-39.


Whetsone's huge third quarter contributed to her 19 points overall, but Argonia's Chelsea Coleman led all scorers with 20. Stay tuned to for more information regarding upcoming Game of the Week broadcasts.

AJ McBride's Last Gasp Lifts Ravens Over Pratt


AJ McBride's game-winner lifted the Coffeyville men's basketball team over the Pratt Beavers Wednesday night, 81-78.


The Raven men were looking to get back to their winning ways after a loss to Cloud County on Monday. Meanwhile, the Beavers were looking to prove themselves after a previous 21-point loss to Coffeyville earlier in 2022. The Ravens were also trying to keep pace with the Colby Trojans in a tight battle for the #5 seed in the upcoming Region VI tournament.


For the first 25 minutes of the game, it seemed as if we were headed for another blowout performance. The Ravens came out shooting hot, shooting both 50% from the field and beyond the three-point line. The Beavers shot only 29%, meanwhile, struggling to drive to the basket and convert on their attempts. After a couple of early ties, Coffeyville jumped out to large lead that only seemed to get bigger. That lead was 19 points at the half, 45-26.


After a rather ho-hum start to the second half, the gears started to turn for the home team. The Beavers began to up the pressure, forcing Coffeyville into mistake after mistake as they struggled with their decision-making. A previously 24-point lead began to shrink little by little, and as the home crowd started to get back into the contest, things began to seem a bit dire for the Ravens. Pratt's AJ Weston put the cap on an amazing comeback with a three-pointer from the top of the key, tying the game at 78 each.


After another Coffeyville turnover on the ensuing possession, the Beavers had themselves a chance to win with 5.3 seconds on the clock. However, Weston's inbounds pass was stolen away by Dayshawn Wiley, who found AJ McBride for this stunning game winner.


After further discussion, the officials put .5 seconds back on the clock, but Pratt's full court heave fell well short, giving Coffeyville the heart-stopping victory, 81-78. Love Bettis and McBride led the scoring effort, each with 14, while Jules Bikoy added 13 of his own. The Ravens improve to 14-12 on the season and 12-10 in Jayhawk Conference play.

Raven Women Break Skid With Victory Over Pratt


The Coffeyville women’s basketball team got back into the win column Wednesday, easily handling the Pratt Beavers 65-51.


Despite a record of just 3-21, Pratt had proven themselves to be a formidable foe in the games leading up to Wednesday. Just a few days prior, the Beavers had beaten conference-leading Independence on its home floor. Meanwhile, the Ravens had lost 5 straight contests, mostly to teams in the upper reaches of the Jayhawk Conference.


Both teams jumped out to a hot start on offense, with Coffeyville taking a 21-17 lead after the first quarter. That hot start wouldn’t last, with both teams being held scoreless through the first few minutes of the second quarter. Things eventually picked back up a tad, but the Ravens held on to a slim halftime lead of just 28-22.


The Ravens were able to bring back the offensive production of the first quarter right out of the break, opening the half on sizable run that gave the team its first double-digit lead of the game at 38-28. From there, it would be smooth sailing, as the short-handed Beavers couldn’t keep up with the energetic approach Coffeyville brought to the game. The clock continued to wind down and down and down, eventually expiring to give Coffeyville its first victory since January 29th.


Paige Scott led all scorers with 18, going 6-of-9 from beyond the 3-point line. Faith Simpson had 16, while Dariauna Carter added 10. The Ravens are 16-10 on the season, 10-10 in KJCCC play.

Chargers Swat Yellowjackets


In a game that saw two big runs in the first half, the Cherryvale Chargers were able to easily defeat the Fredonia Yellowjackets 64-24 Tuesday night.


Cherryvale started the scoring early and often and took a 20-0 in the first quarter before it was snapped Fredonia's Bryson Harvey who scored the only points that Fredonia would score in the period to make is 20-3. Cherryvale then went on a 12-0 run throughout the first and second period to hold a 32-5 lead halfway through the second period. The second half of play saw Cherryvale go deep into the bench and outscore Fredonia 23-7 to set up the final margin.


Cherryvale's Stetson Schafer led all scorers with 24 points while Danny Vigil added 10 points. The win keeps the Chargers tied for 3rd place with Caney Valley in the Fredonia Sub-State standings as the Bullpups beat Dewey Tuesday night 54-44. Cherryvale returns to action Thursday as they host Eureka. The next game of the week will be Friday as Caney Valley travels to Erie. Tip-off will be at approximately 7:30 in Greatest Hits 104.1 KGGF. Kyle Hey will be on the call.

Raven Men Drop Tough Contest to Cloud County


The Coffeyville Red Ravens men's basketball team couldn't overcome a slow start Monday, dropping a tough one 63-56 to Cloud County.


Both teams started out slowly on offense, opting to take a patient approach and looking to get open shots. Although that did lead to looks for Coffeyville, it unfortunately didn't translate to many points. Other than leading scorer Love Bettis, typically reliable scorers such as Deng Mayar and AJ McBride struggled to get out of the gate, leading to a 5-point Thunderbird lead at the half, 27-22.


The Ravens continued to get good shots off out of the break, and even started out the second half on a 6-0 run to take their only lead at 28-27. However, after Cloud went on a counter-run to jump back out on top, Coffeyville just couldn't seem to get back into the fight. Bettis continued to hit his own looks, keeping the team at least close, but the Thunderbirds slowly woke up their own offense to keep the Ravens at arms reach. The Ravens eventually dropped this one, 63-56.


Bettis led the way with 26 points, while Blaise Keita added 12. Coffeyville drops to 13-12 this season, 10-9 in conference play. They'll take on Pratt this Wednesday.

3-Point Barrage Not Enough for Red Raven Women


A three-point barrage for the Red Raven women's basketball team just wasn't enough Monday night, as Coffeyville dropped its fifth straight, 73-63, to Cloud County.


Coffeyville was looking for a bit of revenge against the Thunderbirds, as the Concordia side beat them by 21 points in their first contest earlier in the year. While the scoreline never reached those heights, the Ravens did trail for the majority of the contest, never really seeming to take off on offense for the first three quarters. Fortunately, solid defense kept the Ravens in the ballgame, and even led to a couple of ties.


Unfortunately, a tie is all Coffeyville could seem to muster. After three quiet, slow scoring quarters, both teams decided to go lights out in the fourth quarter, with Dariauna Carter in particular hitting four threes in the final 10 minutes. However, her trifectas were almost immediately matched by Cloud, only making the comeback effort more difficult. Although Coffeyville was successful in knotting up the score at 63-63, a final 10-0 run for the Thunderbirds secured the season sweep, and sent the Ravens to another close loss at home.


Faith Simpson led all scorers in her first game on the bench this season, finishing with 17 points and 9 rebounds. Carter came through with 16 total points, 12 of which came from beyond the arc. Coffeyville has dropped five straight, heading into a matchup with Pratt on

Parsons Picks Up Both Over Coffeyville


Field Kindley drops both matchups on the road at Parsons, with the girls falling 72-30 and the boys 70-63.


Parsons would start the girl's game on a 21-0 run and never look back. The Lady Vikings made 14 threes on the night and were led by Eliana Valentin-Florence with 23. Taiylor Caron would lead the Lady Nado with 10.


In the boy's matchup, the Nado would start strong getting out to a three-point lead at the end of the first quarter 19-16. They would lead by as much as 10 in the second quarter and would take a six-point 39-33 lead into halftime. Fouls became an issue as Ethan Viets, Caden Herring and Griffin Adamson would all spend time on the bench in foul trouble. Viets and Herring would eventually foul out. The Vikings would capitalize taking a third-quarter 49-45 lead. With the Vikings starting to pull away, Aaron Tunstall would find Keshawn Hayes for a wide-open three to try and grab some momentum but Parsons answered right back. The Nado would get the fourth-quarter lead down to as much as four but never could regain the lead. Zay Logan and Ethan Viets led Coffeyville with 17 points and the Vikings were led by Jessie Jones with 22.


Coffeyville is back on the road for their final regular-season away game taking on Chanute.

Bullpups Maul Tigers


The Caney Valley Bullpups continued their winning ways and were able to easily dispatch the Commerce Tigers in Oklahoma Friday night 50-35.


The Bullpups only allowed Commerce to tie the score once at three-a-piece before they employed a 2-3 zone defense that seemed to puzzle the Tigers. At the end of the first period, Caney Valley held a 13-7 lead, and Commerce would get no closer than that the rest of the game as hot shooting and stingy defense from the Bullpups held Commerce to only 16 points in the second half of play.


The Bullpups Anthony Rogers dominated the inside with a season-high 18 points despite foul trouble while Jack Billingsley netted 13 points all via the 3-pointer. The Tigers were paced by Evan Thomas and Aiddenn Vanatta with 10 points apiece.


The Bullpups finish the home portion of their schedule as they host the Dewey Bulldoggers Tuesday night.

Sedan Successful in Homecoming Battle with Erie



It was a successful homecoming for the Sedan Blue Devils, with both teams picking up blowout victories over the Erie Red Devils. The girls won 59-39, while the boys won their highly anticipated matchup 61-40.


The boys’ game carried plenty of intrigue, being a matchup between two top-15 teams in Class 2A. There were a couple of lead changes early on, but the Blue Devils led most of the first half. Sedan’s Dameion Hatten and Erie’s Garrett Ruark both reached double-digits by the start of the break, but it was Sedan who led into the locker rooms, 31-26.


After homecoming festivities at the break, things got going once again. The crowning of royalty invigorated the Blue Devils on both sides of the ball. A 16-4 third quarter blew the game open, and as Erie struggled to respond, the lead only grew bigger. After a climax of 24 points, the Blue Devils cruised to a 61-40 win over their top-15 counterparts.


Hatten put up another high-scoring performance for the Blue Devils, finishing with 24 total. Ruark recorded 16, but was limited a bit in the second half after getting into foul trouble. Sedan improves to 12-2 on the season, Erie falls to 13-3.




The Blue Devil girls started the game on a 7-2 run, but Erie was determined to keep the game close for a time. After taking an 9-8 lead just a few minutes later, the Red Devils couldn’t seem to maintain that offensive momentum for the rest of the half. Sedan took full advantage of that, jumping out to a sizable 34-17 lead at the half.


Erie hung around for a short time after the break, but with the lead so massive, the Red Devils needed to go more than even to make any sort of comeback. Meanwhile, despite some struggles from the free throw line, Sedan found success from beyond, especially in the game’s final few minutes. The Blue Devils eventually cruised to victory, 59-39.


Sedan was led by Jacie Cummings, who had 18 points. Landrea Sears also reached double-digits, coming in with 17. Erie was led by Hailey McGowen, scoring most of her 9 points in the games’ second half.

Raven Women Drop Fourth Straight


Despite a great effort, the Coffeyville Red Raven women couldn’t get over the hump, falling to the Independence Pirates 62 -54 on Wednesday.


Things didn’t look good for the Ravens early. After giving up 4 early three-pointers in the second quarter, Coffeyville found themselves trailing by as many as 19. However, with the Pirates racking up fouls and forced to go deeper in the bench, the Ravens embarked upon a 15-0 run to end the half. They’d trail by just 4 at 31-27 at the break.


The Ravens looked to keep that momentum going out of the locker rooms, but Independence just wouldn’t give up their lead. The Ravens repeatedly got back to within 4 points, just to see the Pirates jump back out to another 8- or 9-point advantage. Ultimately, the Pirates got the last laugh, pulling away in the final minutes for a 62-54 victory.


Faith Simpson led the Ravens scoring attack with 21 points. She also racked up 11 rebounds for the double-double. Coffeyville falls to 15-9 on the season, 9-9 in Jayhawk Conference play. They’ve now lost 4 straight contests.

Raven Men Earn Herkelman His 700th Victory


The crowd was electric, and the rivalry matchup did not disappoint. Ultimately, it was the Coffeyville Red Ravens who came out on top, winning by a final score of 63-54 on Wednesday.


With Nellis Hall nearly packed to the brim, the Ravens needed time to adjust to the noise level. The Pirates jumped out to a 15-6 lead over the first 10 minutes, but Coffeyville proved it’d be their night with a massive, drawn-out 17-2 run that led to a halftime lead of 25-22.


The second half proved that Coffeyville truly had the edge for the night. With Love Bettis picking up steam, and the crowd seemingly beginning to influence the Pirates, the lead grew and grew until reaching its apex of 18 points. Things got slightly interesting near the end of the ballgame, as Coffeyville gave into Indy’s full-court press a bit, but the lead was too large for any serious comeback effort.


Bettis again crossed the 20-point line, finishing with 22. Deng Mayar had 13 points, and AJ McBride had 10. The Red Ravens held Independence to a season low 54 points, and a shooting percentage of just 25.5%. The win is also significant for head coach Jay Herkelman, who picked up his 700th win as a head coach. He is the all-time winningest coach in Jayhawk Conference history.


Coffeyville is now 13-11 on the season, 10-8 in conference play. They’ll be back in action on Valentine’s Day, taking on the Cloud County Thunderbirds. Coffeyville won the first matchup back in January, but needed triple overtime to do so.


Bullpups Zip Past Chargers


Threes were falling out of the skies Tuesday night as the Caney Valley Bullpups beat the Cherryvale Chargers 49-41.


Although the game got off to a slow start as Cherryvale lead Caney 8-7 after one quarter, both teams started heating up and a three-point shooting contest ensued as all but four of the 25 points scored by both teams came from three-point land with Caney leading 21-19 at the break.


Caney continued its hot three-point shooting in the third quarter and begin to pull away from Cherryvale outscoring the Chargers 18-9 and leading by as much as 14 points at one point. The Chargers attempted to chip away at the lead in the fourth quarter but a late came a little too late to close the gap.


Gage Grant led Caney Valley with 15 points while Jack Billingsley drained 3 three-pointers and ended up with 11 points. Cherryvale's Stetson Schafer led all scorers with 20 points in the losing effort.


Cherryvale will next take the floor Saturday as they square off against Fredonia in a game that is being made-up that was postponed on Feb. 4th due to the winter storm that hit the area. Caney Valley will head across the border to take on Commerce on Friday. You will be able to listen to that game on Greatest Hits 104.1 KGGF.  Kyle Hey will be on the call.

West Elk and Cedar Vale-Dexter Split Games


West Elk and Cedar Vale-Dexter each took one win in their doubleheader Tuesday, with the Patriot girls victorious 57-24 while the Spartan boys took the following contest 39-37.


The boys’ matchup saw two teams looking to continue their winning ways. West Elk carried a 5-game winning streak into the ballgame. Cedar Vale-Dexter jumped out to an early 10-4 lead, but West Elk would slowly make their way back into things with a patient offense that ran significant amounts of time off the clock. That, of course, led to a low-scoring first half. The Spartans led at the break, 21-19.


Despite leading the entire way, things weren’t necessarily easy for the Spartans in the second half. The Patriots remained aggressive on defense and forced CVD into several turnovers, turnovers that occasionally led to points. However, West Elk struggled to score when it mattered most. That trend continued right down to the final play. With 11.7 seconds to go, the Patriots missed three chances inside, any of which would have tied the ballgame. A foul and a missed free throw back the other way gave West Elk one final chance, but Wesley Young’s full court heave fell well short, giving the Spartans a 39-37 victory.


Freshman Maddex Moreno led the Patriots in scoring with 15 points. CVD was led by Fernando Alen Garcia, who had 13. West Elk is now 11-5 this season, while the Spartans improve to 11-2.




After a few minutes of scoreless action, the West Elk girls took complete control of their matchup. Using their height advantage, the Patriots found themselves several opportunities for second chance points. After jumping out to a 19-2 lead after just one quarter, the home team further increased that lead to 29-7 at the break.


The Spartans nearly doubled their points total in the third quarter, but despite the improvement, it was much too little, much too late. West Elk’s continued dominance inside kept the deficit above 20 points, eventually growing to a final of 57-24.


The Patriots were led in scoring by Hannah Whetstone, who had 16. Josie Ware added 13, and Molly McClendon added 10. Riley Schalk led the Spartans offense with 12, 11 of which came in the third quarter.

Nado Drop Both to Rival Indy


Coffeyville drops both at home to Independence as the Lady Nado fall 62-28 and the Nado boy's 50-47.


In the girl's matchup, Field Kindley would come out flat as the Bulldogs opened the game on an 18-0 run and would never look back. Olivia Ransom would hit the first basket of the game, a three-pointer, to make it 18-3. Mercy Smith for Indy would answer right back shutting down any momentum the Lady Nado might have grabbed. Indy would extend the lead to 40-15 at the half. The Bulldogs only scored 22 second-half points but the damage was done. Abby Veile led all scorers with 17 followed by Mercy Smith with 14. For the Lady Nado, the three-ball was where they found their most success with Aubriona Noblitt scoring 6 points both from beyond the arc and Ransom hitting two as well finishing with 8 points.


The boy's matchup was much closer this time around compared to the matchup in Independence in December.. It was a story of quarters as Coffeyville would control the first and third quarters but Indy the second and fourth ultimately getting them the victory. Ethan Viets would lead Coffeyville with 28 points followed by Griffin Adamson with 10 only five Nado scored. Easton Ewing led Indy with 19 and nine of ten from the free-throw line.


Coffeyville is back on the road taking on Parsons this Friday at 6:00pm.

Ravens Dropped by Grizzlies


Cold second-half shooting doomed the Coffeyville Red Ravens Monday night as they were downed by Butler Community College 67-59 to snap a three-game winning streak.


Both teams started the game relatively even with neither getting more than a four-point lead before Coffeyville started to pull away near the end of the first half thanks to plays like this Nathan Johnson lay-in that lit up the Nellis Hall crowd.


Coffeyville led 33-25 at the half but things begin to unravel for the Ravens at the start of 2nd half as Butler immediately went on a 12-5 run to pull within one. The teams would trade the lead several times when the Ravens offense seems to run out of gas just as Butler hit its stride. The Grizzlies ended up shooting 57% from the field in the second half and ended up outscoring the Ravens 42-26 in the second half to arrange the final margin.


Love Bettis led the Ravens with 16 points with Deng Mayar netting 10 points and pulling down 8 boards. Jaden Okon netted 16 for the Grizzlies while grabbing nine rebounds.


The Ravens drop to 12-11 overall on the season and fall to 9-8 in KJCCC play. CCC returns to the court Wednesday as they host Independence in the second round of the Montgomery County rivalry. The women tip-off at 5:30 with the men to follow at 7:30. Connor Harbit will bring you the action on 98.1 KUSN.

Raven Men Impressive in Upset Win Over Hutchinson


The Red Raven men defeated its first ranked opponent of the season Saturday, overcoming 13th-ranked Hutchinson 87-71 on the road.


For the first time since capturing the NJCAA National Championship, the Red Ravens entered the Hutchinson Sports Arena. Although the first half was a low-scoring battle, the action did not quite fit that descriptor. Hutchinson, coached by former Cowley boss Tommy DeSalme, looked to press at every opportunity. Coffeyville responded fairly well to that challenge, despite giving up a few more turnovers than average. At the break, the two teams were knotted up at 33 each.


The second half is where Coffeyville truly pulled away. With the pressure not getting to the Ravens the way they'd have liked, Hutchinson went to their three-point shooters to try to create separation. That didn't work as intended, with missed shots creating fast breaks and more opportunites for the Ravens. Coffeyville got open shots, shot over 50 percent in the second half, and left Hutchinson with a comfortable 86-71 victory.


Blaise Keita led the effort inside, scoring 23 points and gathering 11 rebounds for the double-double. Other double-digit scorers included AJ McBride (18), Love Bettis (15), Deng Mayar (12), and Nathan Johnson (11). The Ravens are winners of three straight, winners of seven of their last nine, and now 12-10 on the season. They'll face the Butler Grizzlies on Monday.



Raven Women Struggle Offensively Against Hutchinson


Another rough offensive night led to the Red Raven womens' third straight loss Saturday, leaving Hutchinson after an 84-60 defeat.


Things were relatively even to start with, as Coffeyville trailed for most of the first quarter while sticking close behind. However, the game got out of hand starting with the second. The Blue Dragons began to flex their muscles from deep, hitting shot after shot, whether contested or not. Meanwhile, the Ravens couldn't seem to muster up anymore offense themselves, aside from another solid night from freshman Kennady Roach. Coffeyville trailed by double-digits at the half, 41-26.


All in all, the Dragons shot above 50% from the three-point line, another team to shoot well above its season average against Coffeyville. Although things slowly improved on the offensive side of the floor, the Ravens would never match the pace of their opponents, dropping their third straight at 84-60.


Devin Wright led all Raven scorers for the first time this season, picking up 14 points. Kennady Roach picked up double-digits for the second time this year, scoring 10. The Raven women are now 15-8 on the season, 9-8 in conference play.

Area 8-Man Stars Commit to Next Level


Several SEK stars at the 8-man level are moving on to the next stage of their football careers.


Sedan's Dameion Hatten has committed to McKendree University in Illnois, where he will play on the defensive line. The Bearcats are at the Division II level and play in the Great Lakes Valley Conference.


Hatten's Sedan teammate, Brec Long, will stay closer to home and play just across the Missouri border at Missouri Southern. The Lions are part of the MIAA and are also Division II. He has committed as a linebacker.


Finally, West Elk's Wesley Young will stay in Kansas and has committed to Emporia State as a defensive lineman. The Hornets are also part of the MIAA.


Men Avenge Earlier Loss, Defeat Barton At Home


Guards stole the show on Wednesday, but it was Coffeyville who got the last laugh as the Ravens defeated Barton 75-65.


The Red Ravens had plenty of motivation in this one, looking to avenge its worst loss of 2021, a 74-48 drubbing at the hands of the Cougars. The first half was a back-and-forth affair, with both teams going on long runs that set the stage for the rest of the contest. Leading scorer Love Bettis got going early, recording 3 first-half threes and 13 total points. However, Bettis was matched nearly step-for-step by the Cougars’ Cougar Downing, who added 11 of his own to keep the Cougars within 1 at the half, 37-36.


Both teams continued to go blow-for-blow out of the locker room, although Coffeyville was briefly able to build itself an 8-point lead early in the half. Downing continued to punish the Ravens, continuously finding ways to get open from deep. All in all, Downing sank ___ three-pointers, but Bettis mostly found ways to match him with 5 of his own. Ultimately, it’d be Coffeyville with just a little bit more left in the tank, as they took the final of 12 lead changes with a few minutes left and cruised to a 75-65 victory.


Bettis finished with 25 points, while Barton’s Downing had 28. Coffeyville improves to 11-10 on the campaign and 8-7 in Jayhawk Conference play. The Ravens will travel to Hutchinson next Saturday to take on the Blue Dragons.

Raven Women Drop Second Straight to Barton


Early setbacks doomed the Coffeyville Red Ravens to play catchup for the entirety of their matchup with Barton on Wednesday, dropping the contest 60-51.


Coffeyville struggled massively in the first half offensively. Barton, on the other hand, shot above their average from both the field and beyond. Early fouls for leading scorer Faith Simpson further exacerbated the Raven’s issues on offense, although freshman Kennady Roach was able to curb the bleeding a bit with an impressive showing in the second quarter. Ultimately, the Ravens would trail by 11 into the locker rooms, 32-21.


The Ravens came out with a bit of fire in the second half, with Cheyenne Banks leading the charge. However, the Cougars always seemed to find just enough to keep the Ravens at bay. The lead fluctuated throughout the final 20 minutes, becoming as many as 15 and as little as 4, but one last push for Coffeyville fell just short, as the Ravens dropped their second straight 60-52.


Roach led all scorers with a season high of 14 points. Banks had 10. The Ravens fall to 15-7 on the season, 9-7 in the Jayhawk Conference. They’ll hit the road to face Hutchinson on Saturday.

Neodesha Tops Fredonia in Wilson County Battle


In a game that saw wild lead changes and big runs by each team, it came down to a three-pointer from Maddux Johnson to push the Neodesha Blue Streaks past the Fredonia Yellowjackets 57-53 Tuesday night in another Wilson County Battle classic.


Neodesha started the game going on a 9-0 run and led Fredonia 11-5 with about two minutes left in the 1st quarter when Fredonia when on a run of its own over the 1st and 2nd quarters outscoring the Blue Streaks 15-0 to gain a 20-11 lead. Neodesha returned the favor to close out the period by outscoring Fredonia for the rest of the period 13-7.


The second half saw Neodesha getting within two points repeatedly but were never able to get over the hump until Maddux Johnson finally put the Blue Streaks ahead in the final seconds. Neodesha was able to ice the game with free throws from Triston Arnold down the stretch to arrange the final score.


Johnson led the Blue Streaks with 24 points while Ashton O'Neal paced the Yellowjacket attack with 17 points followed by Jeremiah Couch with 15.


Neodesha improves to 3-10 on the season and hosts Eureka on Friday. The Yellowjackets drop to 2-10 on the season and will again be on the Game of the Week on Greatest Hits 104.1 as they host Cherryvale. All games are weather permitting.

Nado Drop Both in Ottawa


Both teams fall on the road tonight as the Nado girls lose 42-22 and the Nado boys fall 34-32.

In the girl's matchup, Coffeyville would struggle to find an offensive rhythm trailing 14-3 after the first quarter. The Lady Nado would pick up the scoring in the second but the Ottawa lead proved to be too much to overcome. Taiylor Caron led Coffeyville with 9. Ottawa was led by 15 from Brooklyn Hadl and 11 from Sofia Ficken.

Points were a premium in the boy's matchup.  Coffeyville struggled to convert the free throws only shooting 6/15 and that would be the difference in the game.  Ethan Viets got a steal to tie the game up and then Jake Titus for Ottawa hit two free throws to give the Cyclones the lead back.  Viets had a chance for the win as his half-court shot just missed off the front of the rim.  Coffeyville is off Friday and will be back in action next Tuesday.

Nado Get Back in Win Column


Field Kindley ends their five game losing streak with a 62-49 win over Caney.


Caney started hot from beyond the arc hitting three of their first four threes and would lead 11-9 after the first quarter. The Nado would see the momentum swing heavily in their favor in the second quarter in what would be a big turning point in the game. The Nado had a 17-15 lead with just over three minutes left in the second quarter. Kylar Brandon would get called for an intentional foul that led to a double technical foul and Caney Head Coach Jim Deaton getting ejected from the game. Caney wouldn't score the rest of the half as the Nado took a 27-15 lead into halftime.


Caney would make a small run late in the four to cut the lead back down to single digits but the effort was too late. Caden Herring led Coffeyville with 20 and Ethan Viets had 14, shooting 8 of 10 from the free-throw line. Three Bullpups scored in double digits Gage Grant with 15 and Jack Billingsley and Colton Hightower both had 12.

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