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Local Sports Archives for 2023-09

Bullpups Slow Down Blue Streak Offense In Home Victory


 The Caney Valley Bullpups improved to 4-1 on the season with a 48-6 victory over the Neodesha Blue Streaks. 

 The game started rough for both teams with turnovers by both teams. After a CVTD by Jackson Griffin, Neodesha's Cole Ramey took the kickoff and ran it back over 85 yards for the touchdown. The extra point was blocked, which kept the score 7-6 Caney.

 From there, the Bullpups scored 41 unanswered points. Ben Matthews returned a punt 50 yards in the middle of the second quarter, and the second half saw two more touchdown runs by Jackson Griffin, and a touchdown run by senior Tucker Garton.

 Neodesha falls to 2-3 on the season; they'll host Fredonia October 6th.

 The Bullpups improve to 4-1 on the season. They'll travel to Olpe to take on the Eagles October 6th.

Fredonia Hosts Cherryvale in HS Game of Week


The postseason push is on as we move to the second half of the high school football season, and Fredonia looks to defend home field against Cherryvale in our HS Game of the Week.


Both the Chargers and Yellow Jackets enter the matchup with a 2-2 record on the season, and feature exciting talents at the quarterback position.


Fredonia is looking to rebound from a loss to Riverton, and coach Marc Svaty says they are making some changes this week.


Cherryvale has seen plenty of ups and downs on both offense and defense through the first half of the season. Coach Daniel Vaughn says his team will need to execute fundamentally in order to win on the road this week.


Coverage of the Cherryvale Chargers and the Fredonia Yellow Jackets begins at 6:45 p.m. on the Mighty 690 with our KGGF Countdown to Kickoff, with the game beginning at 7.

Caney Looks To Keep Winning Streak(s) Alive At Home Against Neodesha


The Caney Valley Bullpups look to build on their two game winning streak as the Neodesha Blue Streaks come to town tonight.

 The Bullpups have been playing well on all sides of the ball. The biggest surprise of the year, however, has been the passing attack led by quarterback Garrett Watson. Head Coach Criss Davis credits the entire offensive unit for the team's success. 

 Davis also credits kicker Igor Santiago for stabilizing the special teams unit. Santiago is perfect in extra point attempts for the Bullpups and has provided a steady leg during kickoffs.

 Neodesha comes into tonight's matchup 2-2; Caney is 3-1 on the season.

 Pregame starts at 6:45, with kickoff at 7:00 on Greatest Hits 104.1

CCC Looking to Put an End to the Winless Start


Coffeyville Community College is back home and looking for their first win of the season.


As they get set to take on Ellsworth Community College there will be a new starting QB for the Red Ravens. Head Coach Jeff Leiker says QB Geremiah Moore will get the start against the Panthers.


Ellsworth comes into this game 1-4 with a week two win over Community Christian College. Coach Leiker says they have to be prepared for them on both sides of the ball.  Pregame will start at 12:30pm with kick-off at 1:00pm US 98 and the Red Ravens Sports Network.


Nado Look to Stay at the Top of 4A West


Its a battle of 4A West one versus 4A West two as Field Kindley hosts Wamego. Last year this was a battle of unbeaten teams, with the Red Raiders beating the Nado 34-6 in Wamego. Head Coach Deonta Wade says they are a deeper and healthier team than they were last year.


Wamego has the depth to sub out 11 for offense and defense and can strike quickly with a big play. Coach Wade says they want to force the Red Raiders into three-and-outs or long drawn out drives.


In 4A, Coffeyville has the number 10 ranked scoring offense, Wamego is at seven, Coffeyville has the 10th ranked rush offense, and Wamego is at nine, and are 10th in total offense. On the other side of the ball, Coffeyville is second in points allowed, Wamego is first, Coffeyville has the first-ranked run defense, Wamego is fourth, Wamego is the third-ranked pass defense and Coffeyville is fourth in total defense and Wamego is first. Pregame starts at 6:30pm with kick-off at 7:00pm on Sonshine 98.9 KQQF.

Kansas State Taking Advantage of Bye Week


Kansas State is on their bye week this weekend, and are taking advantage by resting injured players.


Wildcats coach Chris Klieman says the team is searching for a balance of rest and maintaining team chemistry.


KSU currently stands 3-1 on the season, with a road loss to Missouri in Week 3. The team has an offense and defense that rank Top 5 in the Big 12 conference through the first third of the season.


Klieman says the team still has plenty of room to grow.


Kansas State will be back in action next Friday night in Stillwater against the Oklahoma State Cowboys.

Jayhawks Prepare for Ranked Showdown


The Kansas Jayhawks are back in the Top 25, and travel to Austin for a ranked matchup with the #3 Texas Longhorns.


Kansas is 4-0 in consecutive seasons for the first time in 30 years, and look to beat the Longhorns for the second time in three years. Coach Lance Leipold says Texas is one of the most talented football teams in the country.


The Jayhawks feature a pair of running backs that land in the Top 10 in rushing yards per game, with Devin Neal at four and Daniel Hishaw at ten.


Leipold says he's happy for the recognition the program is getting, but there is still work to be done.


Coverage of the Kansas Jayhawks and the Texas Longhorns begins Saturday at 1 p.m. CT on Greatest Hits 104.1 FM.

Big 12 Basketball Schedule Released


The Kansas Jayhawks and Kansas State Wildcats now know their path to a conference championship, after the Big 12 released the 2023-24 men's basketball conference schedule.


Kansas opens the conference slate with TCU traveling to Lawrence. Additional games of note are Houston on both February 3rd and March 9th, Texas on February 24th, and Kansas State coming to Lawrence on March 5th.


The Wildcats open the conference season with new conference opponent UCF. Additional notable matchups are Baylor on January 16th, Houston on January 27th, and KU traveling to Manhattan on February 5th.


Big 12 teams open conference season on Monday, November 6th.

Jerome Tang Agrees to Long Term Extension


Jerome Tang is staying in Manhattan long-term, following a trip to the Elite Eight in his debut season.


Tang and the Kansas State Wildcats agree to a new seven-year extension through the 2029-30 season. Tang will receive $3 million this season, and the base salary will increase by $100,000 each year until the final year of the deal, where he will earn $3.6 million.


KSU was picked to finish in last in the preseason poll last season, but finished in third place following a 15-1 start to the season. The Wildcats defeated both Texas and Baylor on the road in January, as well as knocking off Kansas in an overtime thriller in Manhattan.


The Wildcats were a 3-seed in the NCAA Tournament, and defeated Montana State, Kentucky, and Michigan State before losing a close battle with Florida Atlantic in the Elite Eight.


Kansas State is expected to be a conference championship contender when the officiall preseason rankings come out next month.

Battle of Undefeated Teams: Chetopa vs Waverly


It's a battle of unbeaten teams as Chetopa takes on Waverly on Friday night. Hornets Head Coach Tommy Heatherly says the atmosphere around the team has gotten better and better with each win.


Waverly comes into this matchup having only allowed six points all season. Coach Heatherly says they are preparing for this matchup like they would any other week of the season.


Kpreps has named this game their High School Game of the Week. Chetopa currently sits at number one in Class Six Man District One with Waverly at number two. Chetopa is 4-0, with a 20.75 point differential, in district play with Waverly at 3-0, with a 21 point differential.

Red Raven Volleyball Prepares for Nation's Top Team


Having won 13 of their past 14 matches, the Coffeyville Red Raven volleyball team looks to carry momentum on the road for a date with the top team in the country.


CCC goes head to head with the #1 Johnson County Cavaliers, in a rematch of last year's Plains District A Championship. Johnson County remains unbeaten in 2023 with a 19-0 record, the second longest unbeaten streak in program history.


The Red Ravens utilize two setters in two different floor spots. Head coach Deardin Kelley says it's due to maximizing talents on both offense and defense.


Coffeyville is 13-1 following a 2-7 start to the season, and look to maintain their status in the top half of the conference. Kelley says she is hopeful her team will prove they belong with championship contenders.


CCC and Johnson County battle tomorrow night at 6:30 p.m.

KSU Running Back Wins Big 12 Offensive Player of Week


Sophomore running back DJ Giddens has been named the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week, following one of the best performances by a Kansas State running back in school history.


Giddens finished the afternoon with 207 rushing yards and four touchdowns, the first time in KSU history a running back has rushed for 200 yards and four TDs. Giddens becomes the first Wildcat rusher with a 200 yard game since Alex Barnes in 2018.


Giddens also caught eight passes for 86 yards, bringing his total yardage to 293 in the win over UCF. It is the third most yards from scrimmage in Wildcat history, behind a pair of games from Darren Sproles in 2003 and 2004.


KSU had a difficult task to replace the production of Deuce Vaughn, however so far Giddens is 11th in the nation in rushing yards per game, and fourth in the Big 12 in touchdowns. The Wildcats are on a bye week, and will face Oklahoma State in Stillwater next Friday.

Jayhawks Star Named Big 12 Defensive Player of Week


For the second time in his collegiate career, junior cornerback Cobee Bryant has been named the premiere defender in the Big 12 conference this week.


Bryant led a KU defense to a successful afternoon against BYU, forcing a fumble and returning it for the first touchdown of the game. It was the fourth career defensive TD for the defensive back.


In the second half, Bryant also added his second interception of the season. Bryant is the first Jayhawk defender with multiple conference player of the week awards since Joe Dineen in 2017.


The Jayhawks are freshly inserted in the AP Top 25 at #24, and will travel to Austin to take on the #3 Texas Longhorns this weekend.

Red Ravens Make QB Change, Fall Against Hutchinson


The Coffeyville Community College Red Ravens are still looking for an identity offensively in 2023, which led to a quarterback change during a 37-7 loss to Hutchinson.


The score was slightly misleading, with the Ravens digging an early 17-0 hole in the first quarter, and the teams playing level for the next two quarters. Freshman quarterback Geremiah Moore, from Wichita Northwest High School, saw his first action for the Ravens this season, entering in the second quarter and playing the remainder of the game.


Moore had mixed results against the top defense in the nation, throwing the ball for 116 yards but also throwing an interception. Moore also had 53 yards rushing, displaying his speed and athleticism that CCC valued during recruiting.


The lone touchdown scored by the Red Ravens came on a fumble recovery touchdown in the second quarter.


CCC is now 0-4 on the season, and return home to battle the Ellsworth Panthers this weekend.

Giddens Runs for 200 Yards as Wildcats Edge UCF


DJ Giddens had a career day for the Wildcats, as Kansas State took care of business in their conference opener.


KSU defeated the UCF Golden Knights by a final score of 44-31, with Giddens running for 207 yards and four touchdowns.


Quarterback Will Howard battled injury and still managed to throw for 255 yards on the game. The Wildcats rushing game was dominant, running for 281 yards and six rushing touchdowns.


Kansas State is 3-1 on the season, avenging last week's loss to Missouri, and will enter the bye week with momentum. KSU travels to Stillwater to play Oklahoma State next Friday.

Chiefs Roll Over Bears at Arrowhead


The Kansas City Chiefs shook off any pregame jitters, and gave fans a victory they couldn't have envisioned in their wildest dreams.


Chicago knew the Chiefs would be trouble when they walked in, with Kansas City making the Bears defense look out of style.


Patrick Mahomes had bad blood with the Chicago secondary, throwing for 272 yards and three touchdowns. Forever and always, Mahomes found Travis Kelce in the endzone for the 48th time.


Isaiah Pacheco and Clyde Edwards-Helaire were running through a lavender haze, scoring on the ground one time each.


Kansas City's defense was fearless on the afternoon against Bears quarterback Justin Fields, who spent much of the day watching his offensive line struggle like castles crumbling.


The Chiefs move to 2-1 on the season, and will be welcomed to New York when they face the Jets in Week 4.

Red Ravens Battle #1 Hutchinson


The Coffeyville Community College Red Ravens return from the bye week and travel to face the top ranked team in the nation.


CCC squares off with the Hutchinson Blue Dragons in a matchup of one of the best rivalries JUCO has to offer.


The Ravens have dropped each of the first three games of the season, following lofty preseason expectations. Head Coach Jeff Leiker says the team has learned a tough lesson to open the season.


Hutchinson has won all three games this season in blowout fashion, featuring a Top 5 defense in the country, and an offense averaging nearly 300 rushing yards per game. Leiker says his defense will need to be in position to limit the talented skill players of the Blue Dragons.


Coverage of the Coffeyville Red Ravens and the Hutchinson Blue Dragons begins at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow with kickoff at 7 on US 98.

Caney Looking To Stay Amped Against Chargers


 The Caney Valley Bullpups take the short trip tonight to take on the Cherryvale Chargers in the first game of district play this season.


 Coach Criss Davis says he was proud of the play of both offensive and defensive lines last week, adding that their play each week determines whether the Bullpup team wins or loses. Davis adds that while Caney will always be a "run first" team, they've been working on the passing game this season.


 With a group of backs led by Jackson Griffin and Ben Matthews seeing action at the tight end position, the Bullpups continue to work on a week-to-week basis, with the goal of another long playoff run.


 Tonight's matchup at Cherryvale begins at 7:00 p.m. Pregame begins at approximately 6:45 on Greatest Hits 104.1.

Rivalry Week in Montgomery County


It's rivalry week in Montgomery County as the Nado head to Independence to take on the Bulldogs on their Homecoming night.


Coffeyville comes into the game on a two-game win streak sitting and 2-1 and Independence is on a two-game losing streak at 1-2. Head Coach Deonta Wade says the teams play a similar style of football where they want to run the football and play good defense.


Defensively, Coffeyville and Independence are both in the top five in points allowed and the Nado are number two in rush defense and number five in total defense. Offensively, Coffeyville and Independence are both outside the top 10 in all four offensive team stats, so we could see a defensive battle tomorrow night.

Pregame will start tomorrow night at 6:35pm with kick-off at 7:00pm on Sonshine 98.9 KQQF.

Sedan Hosts West Elk in HS Game of the Week


Week 4 of the High School Football Game of the Week brings us to Sedan, where the Blue Devils host the rival West Elk Patriots.


Both teams will be looking to rebound from a Week 3 loss, which sent Sedan to 1-2 on the season, and gave the Patriots their first loss of 2023.


Blue Devils coach Mick Holt says the atmosphere is always different when these two teams square off.


Holt and Patriots head coach Chris Haag have been coaching on opposing sidelines for years, but have formed a friendship off the field. Haag says the friendship adds another layer to the rivalry between the schools.


Coverage of the West Elk Patriots and the Sedan Blue Devils begins tomorrow night at 6:45 p.m. with kickoff at 7, on the Mighty 690, KGGF.

Royals Outfielder Emerging as Power Bat


Young starting pitcher Cole Ragans has already impressed in his time in Kansas City, and now another mid-season acquisition is becoming an exciting piece of the future.


Outfielder Nelson Velazquez hit his 15th home run of the season in yesterday's 6-2 win over the Cleveland Guardians. Velazquez has 12 home runs and 25 runs batted in since being traded to the Royals in July.


In just 33 games in Kansas City, Velazquez has put up unbelievable stats, on pace for 59 home runs and 123 runs batted in over a full season. Velazquez also has the highest Isolated Slugging Percentage in Royals franchise history, for any player with at least 30 games played.


Velazquez is just 24 years old, and can play all three outfield positions, making him a very exciting piece for the 2024 team.

Mahomes Speaks on New Contract


Fresh off of agreeing to a restructured contract that pays the most money ever in a four year span, Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes spoke to the media for the first time.


Mahomes and the Chiefs agreed to the deal earlier this week, which pays Mahomes $210.6 million before 2026. He says he's thankful to be a part of the Chiefs family for years to come.


Throughout his career, Mahomes has made it known that he values winning over anything else. He says that this new deal allows him to get paid his worth, but also keeps the door open to keep talented players in Kansas City.


The NFL salary cap is increasing annually, with quarterbacks being paid more than ever before. Mahomes says he knows it's his responsibility to make sure the progress continues for the value of QBs.


Mahomes and the Chiefs battle the Chicago Bears on Sunday.

Red Raven Freshman Emerging as Star


Red Raven volleyball has won nine consecutive games, with a major part of that success coming from an impact freshman.


Madison Grekstas is an outside hitter from Huntsville, Texas, and was unsure if she would even play college volleyball. She says it's a great feeling to be able to contribute immediately at the college level.


Grekstas spent the first ten matches of the season learning the college game, having highs and lows to begin her career. However, she has double-digit kills in seven of the past eight matches, including a career high 19 against Lamar on September 11th.


She says competing with talented teammates, such as sophomore Sarah Madsen, has taught her valuable advice already for her development.


CCC has thrived in their home gym this season, off to an 8-0 start at Nellis Hall in 2023. Grekstas says the home games are her favorite part of the experience so far.


The Red Ravens look to make it ten in a row tomorrow night against KCK, in a matchup of preseason conference championship contenders.

Jayhawks Basketball Player Suspended from Program


A Kansas basketball transfer from this offseason has been suspended from the program following a rape allegation.


Arterio Morris transferred to KU in the spring after spending his freshman season at the University of Texas. Morris was charged with a misdemeanor assualt charge on a female while at Texas last year.


CBS Sports Insider Gary Parrish says there are still details to learn about this situation.


Morris is a former five-star prospect that was expected to see solid playing time for the Jayhawks this season. Parrish says losing Morris is difficult, but not significant to the success of KU this season.


The investigation is currently ongoing, and no charges have been filed at this time.

Red Raven Guard Commits to D1 School


An impact freshman from last year's Red Raven men's basketball team will forego his remaining year of eligibility, and make the jump to Division 1.


Guard Landon Glasper announced his intentions to play for the North Carolina A&T Bulldogs this season, joining CCC teammate Camian Shell once again.


Glasper is an elite level scorer, averaging 13.9 points per game, including memorable performances such as 27 vs Navarro, 26 vs Independence, 26 vs Dodge City, and 31 vs Barton in the Region VI Semifinals.


Glasper averaged 28 points per game in the postseason for the Ravens last season. He was Honorable Mention All-KJCCC Conference as well in his freshman season.

Chiefs and Patrick Mahomes Agree to Restructured Contract


The reigning Super Bowl MVP has agreed to a restructured contract with the Kansas City Chiefs.


Quarterback Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs are in agreement on the terms of the updated deal, which pays Mahomes $210.6 million between 2023 and 2026, the most money ever given out in a four year period in the NFL.


The salary for Mahomes for each of the next four seasons is also fully guaranteed. The Chiefs and Mahomes' camp plan to continue working on the contract after the season.


Mahomes will now make $52.5 million annually, second in the NFL behind Cincinnati's Joe Burrow, who makes $55 million a year.


Mahomes is a two-time MVP, two-time Super Bowl champion, and one of the most talented signal callers professional football has ever seen. Mahomes just turned 28 yesterday, and is under contract through the 2031 season.

Red Raven Soccer Sweeps Doubleheader with Garden City


There's no place like home for the Coffeyville Community College Red Ravens, who won a massive conference doubleheader with Garden City.


The Lady Ravens began the evening with a thrilling 3-2 victory over the Broncbusters. The first goal was courtesy of a miscue from the Garden defense, and set the Ravens up for their second conference victory of the season.


The men followed the opening act with a 5-1 victory of their own. The Red Ravens took a 2-1 lead to the locker room, before a trio of second half goals put the game out of reach. Coffeyville is 5-2-2 on the season, with their only losses coming to #3 Cowley and #11 Barton.


Both programs will be back in action at home on Wednesday against the Seward County Saints, with the women playing at 4 p.m. and the men at 6 p.m.


*photo courtesy of CCC athletics*

Mahomes, Kelce Break Chiefs All Time TD Record


Travis Kelce returned to the field for the first time in 2023, and set a Chiefs record in his first game back.


Patrick Mahomes found Kelce for a touchdown in Sunday's win over the Jacksonville Jaguars, the 47th time the Mahomes-Kelce connection has led to six points. That passes Len Dawson and Otis Taylor for the most touchdowns by a quarterback-receiver combo in team history.


Kelce had a relatively quiet afternoon by his standards, finishing with four catches for 26 yards and the touchdown. The Chiefs won the game 17-9, earning their first win of 2023.


Travis Kelce now has 70 career touchdown catches, which is seven away from breaking Tony Gonzalez's Chiefs franchise record.

Chiefs Eager to Rebound Against Jaguars


The Kansas City Chiefs will get a second chance at a first impression this weekend.


Kansas City travels to Jacksonville to battle the Jaguars in an AFC Divisional Playoff rematch. Key star players Travis Kelce and Chris Jones are expected back in the lineup this week for Andy Reid.


ESPN analyst Marcus Spears says the return of Jones completely changes the Chiefs' defense.


The wide receiver room will need to perform better in Week 2, after Skyy Moore ended without a catch and Kadarius Toney dropped three passes from Patrick Mahomes.


Toney says he takes full responsibility, and is moving on to this week.


Pregame for the Kansas City Chiefs and the Jacksonville Jaguars begins at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday with kickoff at noon, on the Mighty 690, KGGF.

Nado Improve to 2-1 with Dominate Win over Columbus


The Nado make it two in a row with a 42-12 win on the road at Columbus.


Coffeyville started strong on the back of Aaron Tunstall who scored a 42-yard touchdown on the second play of the game and a 20-yard touchdown on the fourth play. Penalties would slow Coffeyville's offense after the hot start, allowing Columbus to cut the lead to eight on a double pass as Jett Tanner hit Jace Midgett for a 93-yard touchdown. The Nado would clean things up enough to extend their lead to 28-6 heading into halftime.


Coffeyville continued its scoring run in the second half adding two more touchdowns for 28 unanswered points and a 42-6 lead. The Titans would score on their final play of the game on a four-yard touchdown to Tanner, who finished with one passing and one receiving touchdown.


Tunstall finished the game with 146 yards on 10 carries and two scores. Axel Erne threw for 105 yards and two touchdowns, one to Amanie Luten and one to Keyshawn Hayes. Josh Shobe and Jeremy Colbert added a touchdown a piece on the ground. The Nado would hold Columbus to -23 yards rushing.


Coffeyville improves to 2-1 and will take on Independence on the road for Indy's homecoming.

Caney Twists Eureka In Homecoming Victory


 The Caney Valley Bullpups opened up the passing game in a 58-16 Homecoming victory over the Eureka Tornoadoes.

 Jackson Griffin began his evening by becoming Homecoming King (Alena Gilliland won Homecoming Queen), then became the gridiron King with three rushing touchdowns in the first half. Running back Garrett Davidson added a rushing touchdown for the Bullpups, who led 45-0 at the half, and 52-8 at the end of the 3rd quarter.

 The passing attack for the Bullpups was on display in the 2nd half. Quarterback Garrett Watson threw three touchdown passes; all three to tight end Ben Matthews, and all three were receptions of over 20 yards.

 Running back Kalim Mouer added rushing touchdowns of 38 and 85 yards for Eureka, who fall to 1-2 on the season. They'll travel to Osage City next Friday.

 Caney improves to 2-1 on the season. They'll travel to Cherryvale to take on the Chargers in Week 4 action Friday.

Wildcats Battle Missouri in Power 5 Showdown


A week after the Texas Longhorns went on the road and knocked off an SEC team, the Kansas State Wildcats look to do the same this weekend.


The Wildcats battle the Missouri Tigers in a matchup of 2-0 schools that know each other well. Missouri holds the series lead at 60-33-5, however it was KSU who had the upper hand last season in a 40-12 victory.


Coach Chris Klieman says Missouri has impressive talent and experience everywhere on the field.


Kansas State boasts the top rushing defense in the nation through two weeks, and also rank Top 10 nationally in tackles for loss, scoring defense, and sacks.


Klieman says his defense still has another level to unlock.


Coverage of the Kansas State Wildcats and Missouri Tigers begins at 11:00 a.m. tomorrow on the Mighty 690, KGGF.

Jayhawk Football Looking for Start 3-0


The Kansas Jayhawks will take the field this weekend looking to start 3-0 in back to back seasons, which hasn't happened since 1991-92.


KU travels to Reno, Nevada for a non-conference battle with the Nevada Wolfpack of the Mountain West conference. This will be the first game between the schools in the history of the programs. The Jayhawks haven't played a game in Pacific Time since 2002 against UNLV.


Coach Lance Leipold says Nevada brings a lot of different looks.


The Jayhawks racked up 539 total yards of offense against Illinois, with Devin Neal averaging 12 yards per carry and Jalon Daniels throwing for 277 yards. KU also had six sacks against Illinois, the most by a Jayhawk defense since 2009.


Coverage of the Kansas Jayhawks and the Nevada Wolfpack begins at 8:00 p.m. tomorrow night with kickoff scheduled for 9:30, on Greatest Hits 104.1 FM.


*photo courtesy of KU athletics*

Kansas State Basketball Adds Transfer


Jerome Tang and the Kansas State Wildcats have another player heading to Manhattan.


Former Mississippi State Bulldog and Providence Friar, Will McNair Jr, announced his intent to transfer to Kansas State earlier today.


McNair brings a massive physical frame to Manhattan, standing 6-foot-11 and weighing 265 pounds. The redshirt senior entered the transfer portal early last week.


The forward traveled with Providence on a summer tour to Spain last month, where he averaged nine points and eight rebounds per game, the best numbers of his career.


McNair will provide size and depth to the 2023-24 Kansas State roster.

Bullpups Look To Rebound In Homecoming Game Against Eureka


 The Caney Valley Bullpups look to get back on track after last week's 28-8 loss to Humboldt as they take on the Eureka Tornadoes for Homecoming.

 For one of the few times in recent history, the clock worked against Caney, as Humboldt QB Blake Ellis used a balance of passing and rushing to keep the Caney defense on the field more than normal. Caney running back Jackson Griffin accounted for the lone touchdown and subsequent two point conversion.

 Eureka is 1-1 on the season; they'll need a good rotation on the defensive line to go against the platoon of Caney backs.

 Homecoming coronation begins at 6:00 with pregame starting at 6:45 and kickoff at 7:00 p.m. on Greatest Hits 104.1.



Nationally Ranked KU Volleyball Hosts Jayhawk Classic


The Kansas Jayhawks volleyball program is ranked Top 20 in the nation, and are hosting a weekend tournament in Lawrence.


KU will welcome New Hampshire, Bellarmine, and Texas State to town in the last non-conference tune up before Big 12 conference play.


The Jayhawks are off to a 6-1 start in 2023, and currently sit #20 in the nation in the national polls. Their lone loss came to Purdue in a five set thriller.


Kansas doesn't stand out in any particular category, but are strong across the board with above average hitting, serving, defense, and setting.


*photo courtesy of KU athletics*

Erie Hosts Fredonia in Week 3 Game of Week


Our Week 3 High School Football Game of the Week brings us to Erie, for a matchup of 1-1 teams coming off of Week 2 wins.


The Fredonia Yellow Jackets travel to Erie to square off with the Red Devils, with both teams looking to push over the .500 mark. Fredonia looked sharp behind sophomore quarterback Brayden O'Leary in a 32-0 rout of the Bluestem Lions, while Erie rebounded from a loss to Caney with a complete game performance in a 22-16 win over Cherryvale.


Yellow Jackets head coach Marc Svaty says the Red Devils are doing things differently on offense this year.


The Red Devils are led by first year head coach Doug Stanley, and feature 6-foot-8 tight end and defensive back Ethan Dillinger, who had three interceptions against the Chargers last week.


Coverage of our Week 3 Game of the Week begins at 6:50 p.m. with kickoff at 7, on the Mighty 690, KGGF.

Nado Hope to Make it 2-1 with Win at Columbus


Field Kindley is coming off a bounce back victory over Winfield as they look to make it two in a row. The Nado travel to Columbus to take on the Titans who start the season 0-2.


After scoring four touchdowns in the game against Mulvane the Nado only reached the endzone once on offense against Winfield. Coach Deonta Wade says it's about finding offensive rhythm and consistency.


Columbus comes into this game averaging 149 yards a game through the air and only 26.5 yards a game on the ground. Coach Wade says the defense is going to have to be ready to defend the pass.


Coach Wade looks to improve his all-time record against Columbus to 2-2 with wins in back-to-back seasons. Pregame will start at 6:30pm with kick-off at 7:00 on Sonshine 98.9 KQQF.

Alec Marsh Earns First Big League Win


A young Royals pitcher earned his first Major League win yesterday.


Right-hander Alec Marsh recorded 13 outs in a 7-6 win over the Chicago White Sox, allowing only one run with five strikeouts.


Royals manager Matt Quatraro says this was the best he's seen Marsh pitch.


Marsh has made 14 total appearances since making his Major League debut in late June, and entered last night's action 0-8 on the season. He has been drastically better since the All-Star break, with his ERA down more than a run and a half, and his strikeout numbers up.


Quatraro says Marsh has made tweaks to improve his strikeout numbers.


The steady improvement of Marsh during the course of the season has been a positive in a Royals 2023 season they'd like to forget. Marsh will be competing for a spot in the 2024 starting rotation or bullpen.

This Week in Red Raven Athletics


Another week of Red Raven fall sports has come and gone, with plenty of notable achievements to highlight.


The men's soccer program entered the national rankings this week at #18, following a 4-1-2 start to the season.


Coffeyville Sports Information Director Brad Weber says that first year coach Steven Harrison is just the latest to start their CCC career strong.


Red Raven Volleyball has won eight consecutive games, including a 7-0 start to the home schedule. CCC has seen contributions from both sophomore veterans and impact freshmen.


Weber says Volleyball Coach Deardin Kelley has done a fantastic job of recruiting.


CCC football fell 24-21 in the Montgomery County Showdown against Independence. The team is on a bye this week, and will face #1 Hutchinson next weekend.


Cross country runs at Missouri Southern tomorrow, and men's and women's golf competes at Crestview Country Club in Wichita this weekend.




*Photo courtesy of CCC Athletics*

Travis Kelce, Chiefs Provide Update on Injury


The Kansas City Chiefs could be getting two All-Pro players back this weekend.


Days after Chris Jones agreed to a restructured one year deal, reports are that tight end Travis Kelce is progressing well and could play against the Jaguars.


Kelce spoke on his podcast New Heights, and says he is disappointed he had to miss time.


The star tight end has been practicing in a limited capacity all week, according to NFL Insider Ian Rapaport.


Kansas City travels to Jacksonville for an AFC Divisonal Playoff rematch with Trevor Lawrence and the Jaguars on Sunday.

Jayhawks Receiving Top 25 Votes


Following a week where multiple Big 12 schools move up in the national rankings, the Kansas Jayhawks are receiving votes as well.


KU received votes in both the AP Top 25 and the Coaches Top 25 following a 34-23 win on Friday night against Illinois. The Jayhawks currently sit at #28 in the AP Poll, and #32 in the Coaches Poll.


The Texas Longhorns climbed to #4 in the nation following a road win over Alabama, while Kansas State sits at #15 and Oklahoma at #16. Oklahoma State, UCF, and Cincinnati are all receiving votes as well.


Kansas has started 2-0 in consecutive seasons for the first time since 2008 and 2009. The Jayhawks haven't started 3-0 in consecutive years since 1991 and 1992.


KU battles Nevada on Saturday night, in their final non-conference game of the season.

OKC Thunder Reveal Plans for New Arena


Oklahoma City has finalized plans for a new downtown arena for the city's NBA franchise.


The Thunder have also agreed to play in the new arena for at least 25 seasons following completion. The building plan and the organization commitment is conditional on the passing of a temporary sales tax by OKC voters in December.


Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt says this will be the largest project in the city's history.


Thunder ownership have committed to contribute $50 million to the construction of the new arena, which is projected to cost at least $900 million to complete.


The timeline for the new arena is to be open in time for the 2029-30 NBA season.

Diaz Named KJCCC Player of Week for Second Time


Red Raven striker Paulo Diaz continues on a historic pace in 2023.


Diaz had a goal and assist against KCK, followed by a hat trick against NOC-Enid on Saturday.


The sophomore has 21 total points this season, which ranks 3rd in the NJCAA. Diaz also has nine goals on the year, which ranks 4th in the NJCAA.


Diaz earned his second KJCCC Player of the Week honors this season, also winning the award in the opening week of the schedule.


The Red Ravens are in action tonight against the #3 Cowley Tigers.


*photo courtesy of CCC athletics*

Aaron Rodgers Suffers Potential Serious Injury


One of the NFL's best quarterbacks suffered a potential serious injury just minutes into the 2023 season.


New York Jets signal caller Aaron Rodgers suffered an ankle injury on the fourth snap of the game, and did not return to the team's 22-16 overtime win against the Buffalo Bills.


Jets coach Robert Salah fears that the injury is a signicant one, which will be checked in an MRI today. Rodgers is 39 years old, and an injury of that magnitude may be career ending at this stage of the future Hall of Famer's career.


Former 1st round pick Zack Wilson replaced Rodgers at quarterback, and appears to be the Jets' starting QB moving forward.

Red Raven Men's Soccer Nationally Ranked


Coffeyville Community College has another team that has joined the national rankings.


The men's soccer program lands at #18 in the NJCAA Men's Soccer rankings.


The Ravens are 4-1-2 on the season, the first season under new head coach Steven Harrison. CCC has outscored their opponents 13-3 in four matches since a 2-1 loss to the Barton Cougars on September 3rd.


Two other KJCCC schools are ranked in this week's ranking, with the Cowley Tigers #3 in the nation, and the Barton Cougars at #11.


Coffeyville travels to Cowley to battle the #3 Tigers tomorrow night.

Chris Jones, Chiefs Agree to One Year Deal


After struggling to stop the run late in a loss to the Detroit Lions, the Kansas City Chiefs are getting their star defensive tackle back.


Chris Jones and the Chiefs have agreed to a restructured one year deal for the 2023 season.


The deal includes incentives and performance bonuses that allow Jones to make significantly more than the base $19.5 million he was slotted to make.


Senior NFL writer Jeremy Fowler explains the changes in the new deal.


Jones was a finalist for Defensive Player of the Year last season, and should be able to join the team for the Week 2 matchup with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Coffeyville Improves to 1-1 Shuts Out WInfield

?Field Kindley bounces back for a week two win over Winfield 14-0. Coffeyville's week two matchup agianst the Vikings was a tough fought grind it out win, with two big play by the Nado being the difference.


After a scoreless first quarter, Winfield had it fourth and goal at the one with a chance to score first. The Nado would force a four yard loss on the fourth down play and take over on offense at their own five yard line. After a two yard gain on the hand off to Josh Shobe, Coach Deonta Wade would bring in his wildcat package moving Shobe to quarterback. Shobe would reward the decision taking it 93 yards for the first score of the game.


The Nado would hold their lead heading into halftime at 7-0. Coffeyville would strike first in the third quarter as Aaron Tunstall would take the opening kick-off back 83 yards and what would be the final touchdown of the game.


The Nado defense came to play in week two forcing two Vikings turnovers on intercepetions by Tunstall and Keshawn Hayes. Winfield was held to just 72 yards rushing on 31 carries and passed for 134 yards with Vikings QB Landen Dupras just 11/30 passing. Shobe would lead the Nado offensively with 142 yards on 14 carries.


Coffeyville heads to Columbus for their week three matchup.

Caney Looking To Keep Momentum After Week One Win


 The Caney Valley Bullpups are looking to keep the momentum going after a 50-6 victory over the Erie Red Devils last Friday. They'll take on the Humboldt Cubs in their home opener tonight.

 Huboldt defeated the Bullpups last year 24-0, and head coach Criss Davis says the Cubs should be just as tough this year.

 Caney's offense was fueled by the running game last week with 250 yards coming on the ground. Leading the way was senior back Jackson Griffin, who Davis says has improved as his career has continued.

 Pregame for the Humboldt Cubs / Caney Valley Bullpups begins at approximately 6:45, with kickoff at 7:00 p.m. On US-98!

Rivalry Week as CCC Takes on ICC


The Red Ravens look to avoid starting the season 0-3 for the first time since 2019. Coffeyville is coming off a week two loss to Dodge City 26-17. Head Coach Jeff Leiker says they are still trying to find their identity on offense.


There will be a change at quarterback this week, with Connor Apo going down to injury, Enzo Tedesco will take over. The Red Ravens take on rival Independence this week. ICC ended Coffeyville's undefeated start to last season with an 18-5 victory. Leiker says defensively the Pirates bring pressure and play man coverage.


The Red Ravens are 2-5 in the last seven meetings against ICC, with both wins coming on the road in Independence. The pregame will start at 6:30pm with kick-off at 7:00pm on US 98.

Nado Look to Bounce Back in Week Two


Field Kindley looks to bounce back after their week one loss to Mulvane. Head Coach Deonta Wade says they went back to the basics this week in practice.


The Nado host Winfield for their 2023 season home opener. Coffeyville beat the Vikings 32-27 in their matchup last year. Wade says they are going to lean on their core group of players.


Winfield started their season 1-0 with a 56-39 victory over Arkansas City. The pregame will start at 6:30pm tomorrow with kick-off at 7:00pm on Sonshine 98.9 KQQF and Nado Live on Youtube.

Chiefs Open 2023 Season vs Lions


The Super Bowl Champions finally take the field in a regular season game, as the Kansas City Chiefs open the 2023 season tonight against the Detroit Lions.


This is not the same Lions team of years past, led by a strong offensive line and veteran quarterback Jared Goff. Many believe the Lions will win the NFC North division in 2023.


Kansas City will have two major questioins to answer to begin the season, with the potential absence of both star defensive tackle Chris Jones and tight end Travis Kelce. Jones is holding out for a new contract, and Kelce suffered a knee injury this week and is unsure if he will be able to play.


The running game of the Chiefs may have more of a role than previously expected, with Isaiah Pacheco, Jerrick McKinnon, and Clyde Edwards-Helaire creating strong depth.


Young wide receiver Skyy Moore is a popular breakout candidate in 2023. NFL writer Peter King says he expects much more from Moore this season. First round pick Felix Anudike-Uzomah should provide needed pash rush depth with Jones absent.


Coverage of the Chiefs and Lions begins at 6 p.m. on the Mighty 690 KGGF.

Raven Volleyball Wins 3rd Straight at Home


A tough non-conference slate appears to have prepared Coffeyville Community College for the 2023 home schedule.


The Red Ravens won their third consecutive home match, defeating Highland in four sets; 14-25, 25-18, 25-17, 25-16.


CCC has shown impressive depth offensively during this stretch, being able to rely on a number of attackers such as Sarah Madsen, Madison Grekstas, Emily Brannan, Macie Wayne, and Laihla Felder.


Sophomore libero Alyssa Apel was also sensatioinal for the Red Raven defense, ending the night with 37 digs.


CCC sits 5-7 on the season, and will have doubleheaders at Nellis Hall on both Saturday and Monday.


*photo courtesy of CCC Athletics*

Jalon Daniels to Return Against Illinois


The Kansas Jayhawks aim for a 2-0 start to the season this weekend, and will now be playing with their star quarterback.


Jalon Daniels is expected to return for Friday night's showdown with the Illinois Fighting Illini after missing the season opener against Missouri State.


Daniels has been battling back tightness since the early portion of fall camp, and was kept out of Week 1's contest as a precaution.


Daniels had more than 2,500 total yards and 25 total touchdowns in 2022, while missing multiple games with a shoulder injury. Daniels had 544 passing yards and seven total touchdowns in the bowl game against Arkansas.


The Big 12 Conference named Daniels the 2023 Preseason Offensive Player of the Year. KU will battle Illinois on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Travis Kelce Suffers Knee Injury in Practice


One of the Chiefs' most valuable weapons on offense suffered a potentially serious knee injury during practice.


Tight end Travis Kelce left practice early with a hyperextension in his knee. Kelce was able to leave the field under his own power, but had a noticeable limp and was struggling to put weight on his leg.


Following multiple tests, Kansas City believes the veteran's ACL is not damaged, and the injury isn't season-threatening. Kelce has inflammation in the knee, and will undergo further testing today to determine the potential significance.


The Chiefs have two other active tight ends on the roster, Noah Gray and Blake Bell. Kelce has seven consecutive seasons of at least 1,000 receiving yards, and is widely considered one of the greatest tight ends in NFL history.


His status for the season opener against the Detroit Lions in unknown.

Nado Fall Week 1 to Mulvane


Field Kindley starts the season with a loss falling to Mulvane 28-25.


The Wildcats got things started early jumping out to a 14-0 lead capitalizing on the the Nado's inability to get anything going offensively. The Nado also struggled with self-inflicted penalties stalling drives. The Nado finally got themselves on the board in the second quarter cutting the lead to 14-7 heading into halftime. Coffeyville would score first in the second half on a 61-yard touchdown run by Aaron Tunstall. With the Wildcats lead trimmed down to 14-13, they would once again score 14 unanswered points extending their lead to 28-13 heading into the fourth quarter. In the fourth quarter, the Nado cut into the lead on two home run plays on fourth downs. The first was a long pass from Axel Erne to KeShawn Hayes for a 64-yard touchdown.


The second came from Tunstall who on fourth and 28 would take it 60 yards on a gutsy play call by the Nado coaching staff. Unfortunately, the Nado ran out of time for their comeback attempt. Tunstall finished the game with nine carries for 163 yards and two touchdowns. Erne was 10/15 for 138 yards and two touchdowns. The Nado had nine penalties for 75 yards. Coffeyville hopes to bounce back in week two for their home opener against Winfield.  

Red Ravens Look to Bounce Back Against Dodge City


The Red Ravens look to bounce back after being upset by Highland week one. Head Football Coach Jeff Leiker says a lot of things went wrong for them in that week one matchup.


CCC takes on Dodge City in week two. The Conquistadors almost pulled off the upset of their own falling to defending National Champion Iowa Western 27-20. Leiker says they expect their guys to play better this week.


Pregame for tomorrow's game against Dodge City starts at 6:30pm with kick-off at 7:00pm on US 98 and the Red Raven Sports Network. Tomorrow's halftime will feature an interview with Red Raven Head Volleyball Coach Deardin Kelley.

Kansas State Opens Season with Title Hopes


The Kansas State Wildcats kick off the 2023 season, and their Big 12 Championship title defense this weekend.


KSU opens the 2023 season against the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks tomorrow evening in Manhattan.


Head Coach Chris Klieman says the Redhawks will test the Wildcat defense.


Kansas State struggled at times in 2022 allowing big plays to opposing offenses. Klieman says limiting big gains will be the way to slow the SEMO offense.


A vast majority of publications consider KSU a top-2 championship contender in the Big 12, along with the Texas Longhorns. Klieman says it's time to prove they are worthy of the hype.


Coverage of the Kansas State season opener begins at 4 p.m. tomorrow on the Mighty 690. Kickoff is scheduled for 6.

GOW Preview: West Elk Welcomes Udall to Open 2023


The West Elk Patriots open the 2023 season at home, looking to build on a dominant 2022 campaign.


Our Week 1 KGGF High School Football Game of the Week brings us to Howard for the Patriots' home opener against the Udall Eagles.


West Elk Coach Chris Haag says his team needs to focus on playing their style of football.


The Patriots display outstanding speed and athleticism on both sides of the ball, which led to a 50-0 victory over Udall last season.


Haag says execution on each play will be the key in Week 1.


Coverage of the High School Football game of the Week begins at 6:50 p.m. on the Mighty 690, with kickoff set for 7.

Caney Looking Week to Week for Continued Success


 The Caney Valley Bullpups begin their season tonight on the road against the Erie Red Devils.

 The Bullpups defeated Erie last year 28-0, but Head Coach Criss Davis says it's always a challenge taking on the Red Devils.

 Davis says the biggest challenge most teams will face in week one is conditioning issues caused by extreme heat early in the preseason.

 Pregame starts around 6:45 with kickoff at 7:00 on US-98.

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