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Local Sports Archives for 2022-12

Sugar Bowl Preview: Alabama vs Kansas State


Fresh off of a Big 12 conference championship, the Kansas State Wildcats will face off with the Alabama Crimson Tide in the Allstate Sugar Bowl in New Orleans.


The Tide enter the game 10-2 on the season while the Wildcats enter 10-3 overall. Kansas State quarterback Will Howard says that Alabama brings a unique challenge to the table with their blend of size, speed, and scheme.


The Crimson Tide will have two major stars playing in the game, in 2021 Heisman trophy winner Bryce Young, and projected Top 10 overall pick in the NFL Draft Will Anderson. Kansas State Coach Chris Klieman says that although Alabama is at full strength, it doesn't change the gameplan or the way that the Big 12 champs are preparing for Saturday.


The Wildcats have shown success running the football all season, led by workhorse running back Deuce Vaughn. Vaughn says that in order to knock off one of college football's elite, the ground game will have to be an emphasis.


Pregame coverage of the Sugar Bowl begins at 9 a.m. on the Mighty 690, with kickoff following at 11 a.m.

Best Jayhawks Football Season since 2008 Ends with Loss to Arkansas


The Kansas Jayhawks football season came to an end on Wednesday night after a 55-53 loss to Arkansas in an Autozone Liberty Bowl thriller. The Jayhawks finish the season with a 6-7 final record, their most wins in a single season since 2008.


Kansas nearly orchestrated an improbable comeback, trailing by 15 points with just over a minute to go before scoring, recovering an onside kick, and scoring again to tie the game with just 17 seconds on the clock.


Second year Head Coach Lance Leipold gave his thoughts on the state of the program following the season, and what to expect from the Jayhawks when they resume action next year.


The 2022 season for the Jayhawks also introduced star quarterback Jalon Daniels to not just the state of Kansas, but to the entire country. Daniels had 570 total yards of offense in the loss to Arkansas, as well as six total touchdowns. Both of those are Liberty Bowl game records.


Daniels said that the coaching and preparation during the offseason had the team ready to overcome any deficit and battle back from any adversity. Daniels will receive national attention and possibly even some Heisman trophy talks for the 2023 season in Lawrence.


The 2023 Jayhawks season features matchups with Illinois and Nevada in the non-conference, as well as conference rivals Kansas State, Oklahoma, and Oklahoma State. All the action can be heard on Greatest Hits 104.1 FM.

Fredonia battles West Elk in High School Game of the Week


The KGGF High School Basketball Game of the Week features the Fredonia Yellowjackets visiting the West Elk Patriots.


The Patriots enter with a 4-1 record, and Fredonia is 2-3. The Yellowjackets do feature a potent offense, averaging over 60 points per contest.


One of the key contributors for Fredonia is Senior Jeremiah Couch, who makes up for a size disadvantage at the forward spot with exceptional post skills and rebounding. Fredonia Coach Dee Barnett says that Couch is improving each game, and one of the most valuable guys on the roster.


West Elk has a much more balanced attack, with experienced guards that run the offense. Patriots Coach Dave Miller says that the leadership and play of the backcourt is crucial due to the lack of size and depth in the paint.


Both coaches anticipate a close game that should send both teams to the winter break with a thriller. Catch all the action beginning at 7 p.m. on KGGF.

Nado Split in Pittsburg, Both Teams 2-2 Heading into the Break


Field Kindley High School basketball split in Pittsburg with the Lady Nado winning 45-39 and the Nado boys falling 63-45.


Pittsburg would open the game on a 12-1 run with all 12 points coming from Jacqueline Hall. The Lady Nado would answer ending the first quarter on a 9-0 to make it a 12-10 game after one. Coffeyville would hold Hall to just one more point for the rest of the game. Seven Lady Nado players scored with Aubriona Noblit, Chaunte Porter and Sydney Burnett all scoring eight points. Kaylin Caron added seven, Tianna McCullough had six, Erin Lopez with four and Taiylor Caron had two.


The Nado boys kept things close in the first half of their matchup with Pittsburg trialing 23-20 at halftime. In the second half, Mason English would take over for the Dragons scoring 15 of his 24 points in the third quarter helping Pittsburg pull away. English and Jackson Turnbull combined for 47 points with Turnbull scoring 15 of his 23 in the first half. Jamarrion Logan was the only Nado in double digits with 12.


Both Coffeyville teams head into the Winter Break at 2-2 and will start 2023 at home on January 3rd against rival Independence.

Bull Pups Fall To The Blue Devils

 Colt Hightower led all scorers with 18, including nine of ten from the free throw line, but it wasn’t enough as the Caney Bull Pups fell to the Sedan Blue Devils 60-40 in high school basketball action Tuesday night. 


 Austin Carinder added nine for the Bull Pups, who fall to 1 and 2 on the season. 


 Jeremiah Prince scored 11 of his 14 points in the first half for the Blue Devils, while Lyndon Sears scored 10 of his 14 in the second half, as the Devils extended their lead each quarter. Justus Norris added 12.


 Sedan, who improved to 4 and 1 on the season, won’t be back in action until January 3rd, when they travel to Neodesha. Caney is back in action Friday, taking on the Dewey Bulldoggers at home.

Lady Nado Improve to 1-1


The Field Kindley girl's basketball team picks up the win over Oklahoma Union 70-40 in their second game of the Ty Hewitt Memorial Tournament in Nowata.


The Lady Nado never trailed at any point in the game after scoring the first points of the game. OKU taking 43 shots from the free throw compared to Coffeyville's 25 attempts. The Lady Nado Defense held the Lady Cougars to just one made shot from the floor in the first half for a 38-13 lead at the break. Coffeyville had three players in double digits. Led by Taiylor Caron with 13. Chaunte Porter and Keke Jennings both had 10.


The girls are back in action at 1:00pm and the Nado boys take on Nowata at 5:30pm.

Nado Split Season Opener


Field Kindley girls and boys basketball split their season openers at the Ty Hewitt Memorial Tournament in Nowata. The girls fell in the first game of the night 66-33 to Oologah and the boys pick up the win 63-41 over Chelsea.


The girls were led in scoring by Taiylor Caron with 10 and Kaylin Caron with 8. The Lady Nado are back in action on Friday at 4:00pm.


JoJo Hernandez led the Nado with 18 points shooting 5/9 from the three-point line. Ten Nado players scored with seven of them scoring five or more. The boys are back in action on Thursday at 8:30pm.

Indy Defeats Caney In Season Opener

 Full court pressure defense was the difference maker, as the Independence Bulldogs defeated the Caney Bull Pups 65-31 in season opening action Friday night. 


Easton Ewing (Indy) led all scorers with 20; Hayden Smith added 13, while Julian Camden added 12.


For Caney, Ben Matthews led the way with nine, while Colt Hightower added seven. 

Caney is back in action December 9th as they travel to Ramona in Caney Valley, Oklahoma. 


Fredonia Defeats Neodesha in Season Opener

Fredonia cruised to a victory over Neodesha to open the high school basketball season Friday night.  The Yellowjackets dominated most of the game picking up the win 74 – 40.  The game started out as a back and forth battle until late in the first quarter after sinking back to back 3 pointers.

In the second and third quarters the Yellowjackets proceeded to outscore the Blue Streaks 41 – 10.  Fredonia was led Ashton O’Neal with 18 while Jeremiah Couch added 16 and 11 rebounds.  Talon Roebuck led Neodesha with 12 and Krewe scored 11.

Fredonia will host Remington next Monday night while Neodesha will be at home on December 13 when they take on West Elk.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

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