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Local Sports Archives for 2023-10

Ortiz Preparing for Strong Season Two


There is plenty of hype surrounding the nationally-ranked Coffeyville Lady Ravens entering the season opener, and a large reason for that is sophomore guard Kyleigh Ortiz.


Ortiz began the season on the bench, but entered the starting lineup following an early season injury, and ran with the opportunity. Kyleigh finished the season second on the team in scoring, averaging 10.2 points per game and shooting 38% from 3-point range.


During the course of the season, Ortiz had many clutch moments, hitting big shots to close out both Hutchinson and Dodge City in the Regioin VI tournament. She says she believes in herself with the game on the line.


Ortiz was a high level scorer and shooter in her freshman season, but she says she's looking to improve her game this season.


There will be plenty of eyes on the sophomore guard when the Lady Ravens open the season tomorrow night against Labette County, on US 98 and the Red Raven Sports Network.


FULL INTERVIEW w/Kyleigh Ortiz

Kansas State Star Arrested, Suspended After Bar Fight


A key member of the Kansas State men's basketball team has been arrested and suspended following a bar fight over the weekend.


Senior forward Nae'Qwan Tomlin was arrested by Riley County police early Sunday morning for disorderly conduct and fighting following reports of a fight at Tubby's Sports Bar in Manhattan.


Head coach Jerome Tang has since suspended Tomlin indefinitely, stating that the senior is "not living up to the expectations we require of our players." Tang also says that although Tomlin is not with the team currently, he is still part of the family and will be supported. 


Tomlin started 36 games for the Wildcats last season, and averaged 10.4 points and 5.9 rebounds per game. He scored double digit points in all four NCAA Tournament games as KSU made a run to the Elite Eight.


The Wildcats open the season on Monday night in Las Vegas against USC.

Izek Jackson Ready for Breakout Season


Red Raven basketball starts tomorrow, and returning sophomore Izek Jackson is poised for a breakout season.


The 6-foot-seven forward out of Enterprise, Kansas, was a key energy piece off the bench for Jay Herkelman last season. Now expected to be moved into the starting lineup, Jackson says he's working on adjusting his game to more minutes.


Jackson was determined to get work in during the offseason. He says he spent the summer working with a former Jayhawk star and current NBA player.


In 25 games played last season, Jackson averaged 4.3 points per game and 4.7 rebounds per game, with a season high 10 points against NW Kansas Tech in January.


Jackson will be a crucial leader for the Red Ravens, as they open the season against Fort Scott tomorrow night on US 98 and the Red Raven Sports Network.



Wildcats Look to Build Momentum Against Houston


Kansas State has won back to back games, and look to make it three in a row against Houston.


The Wildcats rolled to a 41-3 victory over TCU last week, and now sit at 5-2 on the season. Kansas State had nearly 600 yards of total offense, and rank third in the nation in rushing offense.


Kansas State has also had success on defense lately, ranked 15th nationally in third down defense, 19th in scoring defense, and 23rd in rushing defense. Kansas State has a Top 20 defense dating back to 2021.


Houston and KSU have never played before in football, but Cougars coach Dana Holgorsen spent time at West Virginia from 2011-18.


Coverage of the Houston Cougars and Kansas State Wildcats begins with kickoff at 11 a.m. on the Mighty 690. We will join the pregame show in progress following morning programming.

Jayhawks Host Sooners on Homecoming Weekend


Homecoming weekend in Lawrence will have a national spotlight, as the Jayhawks welcome the #6 Oklahoma Sooners to town.


Kansas is 4-0 at home this season, and 8-2 in their last ten games at David Booth Memorial Stadium.


Oklahoma has had a very successful season to date, racing to a 7-0 start, including a win over Texas in the Red River Rivalry. The Sooners lead the Big 12 in passing offense, and have had the conference's top quarterback in 2023 in senior Dillon Gabriel.


It will be the 114th meeting between the two programs, with Oklahoma leading the series at 80-27-6.


Coverage of the Sooners and Jayhawks begins at 9:30 a.m. this morning on Greatest Hits 104.1 FM. Kickoff is scheduled for 11. 

Tunstall Scores 7 Times, Nado Win Shootout 60-50


Field Kindley keeps their season alive after a shootout victory over Augusta 60-50. Augusta got the game started firing on all cylinders offensively with 250 yards in the first quarter and a 21-13 lead. The Nado would step up in the second quarter holding the Orioles to just seven yards of offense. The Nado would also go on a 21-0 run to take a 34-21 lead into halftime.


The uptempo pace of the game would continue in the second half as Augusta would pull back in front 35-34. Junior Aaron Tunstall would answer right back on the ensuing kick-off giving the Nado the lead back 41-35 with a 98-yard kick return touchdown.


The Orioles would answer on their next play with an 80-yard touchdown pass and then Coffeyville got the lead back at the end of the third 47-42. On Augusta's first play of the fourth quarter they would take the lead back on a trick play double pass and after the two point conversion would lead 50-47. With 11 minutes left in the game Tunstall would do it again for his seventh touchdown of the night on a go ahead 48-yard score. Coffeyville would add one more score for good measure and the 60-50 win.


Augusta had 594 yards of offense scoring seven touchdowns as a team. Tunstall ran for 381 yards on 24 carries and six rushing touchdowns. The 98-yard kick return touchdown would give him 479 all purpose yards and seven total scores. Coffeyville would head on the road to face Wellington in their second round matchup.

Caney Takes On Brave Opponents In Playoffs (Preview)


 The Caney Valley Bullpups begin their quest for a state championship tonight as the Council Grove Braves come to town, in a rematch from a second round playoff game last season.

 Head Coach Criss Davis says the Braves will be out for revenge after last year's playoffs loss, and his team needs to fight for their season to continue.

 Both teams enter tonight's match-up with a 5-3 record. Caney averages just over 33 points per game, while Council Grove averages 29.5 points per game. Both teams are ranked in the top 20 in scoring offense; Caney is ranked #12, Council Grove is ranked #16.

 Pregame begins around 5:45, with a 6:00 p.m. Kickoff on Greatest Hits 104.1.

Woods-Blackowl Determined to Lead Raven Offense


After being one of the best floor generals in the KJCCC as a freshman, point guard Tetona Woods-Blackowl is ready to lead the Coffeyville offense.


The sophomore from El Reno, Oklahoma, started in 32 games as a true freshman, and averaged 5.8 points per game and 4.8 assists per game. She says she could not have anticipated having such a large role immediately.


Woods-Blackowl had the best assist-to-turnover ratio of any starter in the Jayhawk conference last season. She says that's a part of her game that she's focused on for years.


Despite a career high 22 points in a playoff win over Dodge City, and a freshman season full of impact moments, Woods-Blackowl is looking to grow as a player in 2023-24. She says she has set some personal goals for herself this season.


Tetona and the Lady Ravens open the season on Wednesday against Labette County.


FULL INTERVIEW w/Tetona Woods-Blackowl

Nado Take On Augusta in Week 9


Field Kindley hosts Augusta in their week nine matchup after finishing as the five seed in 4A West. Head Coach Deonta Wade says you can't overlook their 2-6 record.


Coffeyville is 1-1 against Augusta in Coach Wade's first four years. The Nado beat the Orioles for his first win as a head coach in year one but they beat the Nado 48-0 the following year. Health is always a big concern this time of the year. Knocking on wood, Coach Wade says right now they're the healthiest they've been all season.


If the Nado can get past Augusta tomorrow they'll take on the winner of Circle and Wellington. Pregame is at 6:30pm with kick-off at 7:00pm on Sonshine 98.9.

Neodesha Opens Playoffs Against Osage City


The Neodesha Blue Streaks open the 2023 postseason with a matchup against Osage City.


Osage is the top seed in the district at 7-1, with wins over Humboldt and Council Grove. Neodesha finished the regular season 3-5 and are the district's four seed.


Blue Streaks coach Nathan West says this will be a tough matchup for his team.


Coverage of the Neodesha Blue Streaks and Osage City Indians begins with our KGGF Countdown to Kickoff tonight at 6:50. Kickoff is at 7 from Emporia High School.

Top Recruit Lists Kansas State in Top 3


One of the top remaining recruits in the Class of 2024 has Kansas State in his final three.


Center Patrick Ngongba, of Fairfax, Virginia, lists Duke, Kentucky, and Kansas State as his top schools. He has taken official visits to all three universities.


Ngongba is making his second visit to Manhattan this weekend, and is currently projected to choose the Wildcats according to Rivals recruiting writer Rob Cassidy.


The 6-foot-10 four-star prospect will make his decision on November 4th.

Bearcats Make Offer to the Nado's Jones


A Field Kindley football player receives an offer from a Big 12 school. Head Coach Deonta Wade says the University of Cincinnati has made an offer to Junior Keiton Jones.


Coach Wade says having a player get an offer like this isn't only good for the player but the team as a whole.


Jones is a part of the 2025 recruiting class with one more year left at the high school level. If Jones were to commit to an NCAA Division One school it would be the second under Coach Wade.

Red Raven Forward Ready to Make Impact


With the Coffeyville Red Ravens not returning much experience, the 2023-24 season will be a major opportunity for sophomore forward Boubacar Keita.


Keita did not see consistent minutes last season due to the depth on the Raven roster, led by 1st-team all-conference forwards Hayden Brittingham and Jordan Wildy. Keita says he's been working hard to be ready for his chance.


A college basketball player is always looking for ways to improve their game on the court. Keita says he's been working on putting in work off the court to benefit him on the court.


Jay Herkelman and the Red Ravens have championship hopes as a group, but Keita says he also has a few personal goals for this season as well.


Boubacar and the Ravens open the season next week at Nellis Hall against Fort Scott.


FULL INTERVIEW w/Boubacar Keita

Chiefs Receiver Arrested on Felony Charge


A Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver has been arrested and faces a felony charge.


Justyn Ross was arrested Monday in Shawnee, Kansas, and is facing felony criminal damage of more than $1,000, but less than $25,000. Ross was booked into the Johnson County jail, with a court date of yesterday.


Ross was undrafted out of Clemson due to multiple injuries, and has appeared in all seven games for Kansas City this season.


The Chiefs released a statement saying they are aware of the arrest, but have no further comment.

Red Raven Volleyball Plays Last Regular Season Home Game


The final regular season home game for Coffeyville Community College is tonight at Nellis Hall.


The Red Ravens welcome the Labette County Cardinals to town, with major postseason implications up for grabs. CCC currently is battling for a first round home game in the playoffs, and would need to win the final two matches to have a chance.


Coffeyville SID Brad Weber says tonight is also special for a different reason.


The Red Ravens and Cardinals will play at 6:30 p.m. tonight in Nellis East. The game can be streamed on the Red Raven Sports Network.

West Elk Hosts Burlingame to Open Playoffs


The West Elk Patriots have won five consecutive games, and are taking serious momentum into the postseason.


West Elk is the top seed in the district, and welcome the Burlingame Bearcats to Howard on Thursday night.


Patriots coach Chris Haag says although his team is playing well, Burlingame is no easy opponent.


The Bearcats are 5-3 on the season, and have had numerous stretches of high-level football in 2023. Haag says the two teams have a lot of similarities.


With the playoffs beginning, teams will need to tame nerves and the mental pressure that comes with it. Haag says his team just needs to take care of themselves.


The winner of this game will face the winner of Oxford and Little River in the second round.

NJCAA Release Preseason Basketball Polls


Basketball season begins next week, and the National Junior College Athletic Association released their preseason rankings.


The Coffeyville Lady Ravens land at #18 in the Top 25. CCC is one of three KJCCC teams ranked to start the season, with preseason favorite Butler at #7 and defending Region VI champion Barton #25.


The men's team will not be ranked to start the season. A trio of KJCCC teams are ranked on the men's poll, with Butler at #13, Garden City at #16, and Barton #19.

Kansas Football to Host "Big Noon Kickoff"


The Kansas Jayhawks will host the prime television slot on Fox for the first time.


Big Noon Kickoff will be traveling to Lawrence for the matchup with the #6 Oklahoma Sooners on Saturday. The top Fox college football slot began traveling to campuses in 2019 in its inaugural season.


Jayhawks coach Lance Leipold says this is a nice milestone for the program.


The Sooners remain undefeated on the season at 7-0, and are coming off a close call victory over UCF last week. Kansas is returning from their bye week following a 39-32 loss to Oklahoma STate. It is also Homecoming week in Lawrence.

Lady Raven Sharpshooter Prepares for Year 2


Sophomore guard Bailey Layman is ready to make a big impact for the Red Ravens this season.


Layman led the team in scoring last season, and says she wasn't always expecting to make an immediate impact.


The Cleveland, Oklahoma native missed 12 games in the 2022-23 season with a broken collarbone. She says rehabbing that injury was a challenge.


There are still plenty of ways to improve in the '23-24 season for Layman. She says her goal this year is to raise her basketball IQ.


Bailey and the Ravens open the season on November 1st against Labette County


FULL INTERVIEW/w Bailey Layman 

High School Football Playoffs in SE Kansas


High school football playoffs have arrived in southeast Kansas, and there are numerous local teams in action this week.


In 4A, Field Kindley will host Augusta, Independence takes on Andover Central, and Labette County draws Louisburg.


Parsons takes on Iola in the 3A playoffs. In 2A, Humboldt hosts Cherryvale, Neodesha travels to Osage City, and Caney hosts Council Grove.


Erie hosts Central Heights in 1A. West Elk hosts Burlingame in eight-man, while Sedan travels to Cair Paravel. Chetopa is on a bye and will await the winner of Southern Coffey County and Pawnee Heights.

Wildcats Roll on Historic Offensive Day


It was a successful first Saturday for the two-quarterback system in Manhattan.


Will Howard and Avery Johnson split snaps, and both played well, in a Kansas State 41-3 rout over TCU. The game was a rematch of the 2022 Big 12 Championship.


Howard completed 10 of 16 passes for 154 yards and three touchdowns, including a 61-yard toss to running back DJ Giddens.


The Wildcats finished the day with 587 yards of offense, the most allowed by the Horned Frogs in any game this season.


Kansas State is 5-2 on the season, and will host the Houston Cougars on Saturday.

Blue Streaks Host Chargers in HS Game of Week


The final week of the regular season brings a district battle with playoff seeding on the line.


Cherryvale travels to Wilson County to square off with the Neodesha Blue Streaks in the High School Football Game of the Week.


Neodesha coach Nathan West says there's plenty on the line tonight.


The Blue Streaks have seen success on offense with freshman quarterback J'Vonte White. Chargers coach Daniel Vaughn says they will mix different defensive looks tonight.


Coverage of Neodesha and Cherryvale begins with our KGGF Countdown to Kickoff at 6:45 on the Mighty 690. Kickoff is scheduled for 7.

Caney Looks To Ram Riverton In Regular Season Finale (Preview)


 The Caney Valley Bullpups look to end the 2023 regular season on a winning note as they take on the Riverton Rams in football action tonight.

 As proficient as the offense has been, the defense is what coaches from around the area have been talking about, with the ability to make in-game adjustments topping the list as to the success of the Bullpups. Head Coach Criss Davis says the success comes down to the players themselves.

 The Riverton Rams are looking to their seniors to improve on their 4-3 record. Davis says the Rams as a whole are a fast team, and the Bullpups will need to rely on their speed and technique to hold Riverton in check.

 Offensively, the Bullpups will continue to try and control the clock with the running game, but they aren't afraid to pass the ball when needed.

 The Bullpups are 5-2 heading into tonight's game.

 Pregame starts around 6:45, with kickoff at7:00 on Greatest Hits 104.1. 

Senior Night as Coffeyville Takes On Fort Scott


It's Senior Night as Field Kindley prepares for their final game of the regular season. Despite the loss to Chanute last week, there is still a lot to play for as the Nado could finish as high as third in 4A West. Head Coach Deonta Wade says they have a tough opponent in Fort Scott this week.


A Wellington loss and Wamego loss with a Nado win by the same margin or more that Wamego loses by would move the Nado into third. A Wellington loss and Wamego win or loss by a margin less than the Nado win would put the Nado at fourth. If Wellington and Wamego both win then Coffeyville stays at five. Pregame starts at 6:35pm with kick-off at 7:00pm on Sonshine 98.9 KQQF.

Jackson, Keita Aim to Lead Young Ravens Group


Red Raven men's basketball is less than two weeks away.


Coach Jay Herkelman enters his 29th season as head coach. There are only two returners on this year's roster, Izek Jackson and Boubacar Keita.


Jackson says the transition from role player to leader has been pretty easy.


Current Kansas State point guard and former Red Raven Tylor Perry spoke to the team earlier this summer. Keita says he hopes the team can take something away from that experience.


There are many questions to answer about a team with so much unknown. Jackson says, however, he believes in this team's talent.


CCC opens the season against Fort Scott on November 1st on U.S. 98 and the Red Raven Sports Network.


FULL INTERVIEW w/ Izek Jackson and Boubacar Keita

Tang, Wildcats Ready for Battle in Big 12


The Kansas State Wildcats are out to prove last season wasn't a fluke, and that they are national championship contenders.


Jerome Tang enters his second season as head coach, and will be staying in Manhattan for years to come following a seven-year extension in the offseason. He says a big part of his early success is because of fantastic communication in the program.


One of the Wildcats' biggest additions was point guard Tylor Perry. Perry says it's a blessing to be back in the state of Kansas.


Perry will be expected to play a big role for this year's team. Tang says Perry is one of the best in Manhattan right now.


Kansas State opens the season against USC in Las Vegas.

Ravens Predicted 5th in KJCCC Preseason Ranking


The preseason rankings for the 2023-24 basketball season in the KJCCC have been released.


Coffeyville is projected to finish 5th in both men's and women's basketball. The Butler Grizzlies were picked 1st in both polls.


The Lady Ravens are coming off of a 21-13 season with a 15-10 conference record. Butler, Hutchinson, Barton, Dodge City, and CCC is the Top 5 for women's basketball this season.


The men's program is coming off of a 24-8 season with an 18-7 conference record. Butler, Barton, Garden City, Dodge City, and CCC is the Top 5 for men's basketball this season.

Lady Raven Sophomores Ready to Take Next Step


A new basketball season is dawning at Coffeyville Community College, and the Lady Ravens have championship aspirations on their mind.


Tony Turner enters his 5th season as head coach with an interesting roster, having four key returners in the starting lineup, but an inexperienced bench lacking in game minutes.


The Ravens went on a magical March run to the Region VI championship game a season ago. Sophomore point guard Tetona Woods-Blackowl says the team accomplished more than people expected.


Players like Woods-Blackowl and sophomore guard Kyleigh Ortiz will be tasked with being captain-type players for this year's team. Ortiz says they got some leadership experience last season.


Coach Turner has become one of the best in the league at maximizing talent on the team. Sophomore Bailey Layman says Turner and his players have a special relationship.


The Lady Ravens open the season in two weeks against Labette County.


FULL INTERVIEW W/Tetona Woods-Blackowl, Kyleigh Ortiz, and Bailey Layman

Raven Basketball Moving in Right Direction


The men's basketball team at Coffeyville Community College is making strides forward while getting ready for the regular season.


CCC played a trio of games over the weekend during the annual Jamboree, which was the team's second set of scrimmages this month.


Red Raven coach Jay Herkelman says his group is improving each week.


This year's team features 11 new players with only two players returning from last season. Herkelman says the talent is there, but the team has to learn to play together.


Former Red Raven point guard Tylor Perry was recently named one of the 25 best college basketball players in the nation. Herkelman says it's a testament to the hard work he's put in.


Coffeyville opens the season in two weeks against Fort Scott.

Kansas State Facing Tough Decision at QB


The Kansas State Wildcats have a difficult decision to make before Saturday's game against TCU.


Freshman quarterback Avery Johnson scored five rushing touchdowns against Texas Tech, the first freshman football player with five rushing TDs since 2014.


Tim Everson of the Manhattan Mercury says Johnson has earned the opportunity to see more playing time.


Kansas State senior Will Howard has been the quarterback all season, following leading the team to a Big 12 championship last season. Everson says this is the toughest decision of the season.


Chris Klieman has yet to commit to a starter for this week's game. Everson says he has an idea of who will start under center against TCU.


Kansas State returns to Manhattan to battle the Horned Frogs on Saturday.

Chiefs Defense One of NFL's Best


The Kansas City Chiefs have rattled off five consecutive wins, in large part thanks to a defense that ranks among the best in the NFL.


Kansas City's defense allowed just eight points and 197 total yards in a 19-8 win over the Denver Broncos. The defense on the season ranks second in the league in points allowed per game, and fifth in yards allowed per game.


Chris Jones has also built on his Defensive Player of the Year nomination from last year, with 5.5 sacks in five games this season. The Chiefs defense has been elite at getting to opposing quarterbacks, currently third in the NFL in sacks.


The defense will have a tough test this weekend to continue their status as an elite group, battling star quarterback Justin Herbert and the Los Angeles Chargers. The Chargers will be missing key weapon Mike Williams, who is out for the season, but still feature one of the league's best running backs in Austin Ekeler, and one of the best route running wide receivers in Keenan Allen.

Red Raven Men's Soccer Stuns Cowley with Late Goal


The Coffeyville Community College Red Ravens get their biggest win of the season to date, upseting the #8 team in the nation at home.


CCC scored in the 88th minute of action to squeak out a 2-1 win over the Cowley Tigers. Cowley had only lost twice all season entering the match.


Both of the goals scored by the Ravens were by sophomore Daisuke Shinko. Each goal was a header off of a corner kick.


The Ravens now sit at 7-5-3 on the season, and end the regular season with three consecutive road games against Garden City, Seward County, and Dodge City.

Former Jayhawk Morris Leaves Garden City CC After Two Days


Former Kansas Jayhawks guard Arterio Morris is no longer listed on a roster in the KJCCC.


The former Texas transfer was announced to be headed to Garden City Community College last week, but was no longer enrolled at the school days later.


Garden City Director of Athletics Mike Pilosof released a statement saying "In the best interest of all parties, Garden City Community College announces that Arterio Morris no longer enrolled at Garden City Community College, effective today, October 13, 2023.”


Morris transferred to Kansas from Texas earlier this year, but was dismissed from the Jayhawks program last month after being charged with felony rape, which could carry a sentence of 12 to 54 years in prison.


Morris currently plans to play basketball at Los Angeles Southwest CC, a JUCO program on the west side of Los Angeles. His first appearance is district court is scheduled for Wednesday.

Andale Falls in OT, Ends Nation's Longest Win Streak


The Andale Indians drop their first game since the 2018 state playoffs, ending the nation's longest winning streak in high school football.


Andale fell to the Cheney Cardinals 36-30 in overtime, putting a halt to a 57 game win streak for the program. The last loss prior to Friday was against Pratt in the 2018 3A state semifinals.


Over the past four undefeated seasons, the Indians won by an average of 45 points per game, and had scored at least 70 points in four of their first five games in the 2023 season.


The Cardinals improve to 7-0 and this could be a matchup seen again in the 3A state playoffs. The nation's longest winning streak now belongs to John Milledge Academy in Georgia, who have won 56 straight games dating back to 2019.

Big 12 Release Preseason Basketball Rankings


The Kansas Jayhawks and Kansas State Wildcats both received honors today with the release of the preseason rankings and all-conference team for Big 12 basketball season.


KU was selected as the favorite to win the conference for the 20th time in program history, earning 12 of 13 possible first place votes. The Wildcats are picked to finish sixth.


Additionally, new Jayhawks big man Hunter Dickinson was named both Big 12 Preseason Player of the Year and Newcomer of the Year, with Baylor's Ja'Kobe Walker named Preseason Freshman of the Year.


Dickinson, along with point guard Dejuan Harris Jr, were both selected to the all-conference team, along with L.J. Cryer of Houston, Emanuel Miller of TCU, and Max Abmas of Texas.


Kansas State guard Tylor Perry, and forward Arthur Kaluma were both named honorable mention all-conference, along with Jayhawk forward Kevin McCullar Jr.

Jayhawks Battle Oklahoma State in Stillwater


The Kansas Jayhawks are ranked in the AP Top 25 this week, and look to defend that ranking against the Oklahoma State Cowboys in Stillwater.


KU enters the matchup with a 5-1 record and 2-1 record in Big 12 play, while the Cowboys are 3-2 with a 1-1 conference record. The Jayhawks beat Oklahoma State 37-16 in their 2022 meeting in Lawrence.


The Jayhawks feature one of the best running back duos in the nation, with Devin Neal the best in the Big 12 with seven rushing touchdwns this season, and sophomore Daniel Hishaw an outstanding compliment. Defensive end Austin Booker is best in the Big 12 with five sacks to lead the Jayhawk defense.


Coverage of the Kansas Jayhawks and Oklahoma State Cowboys begins at 1:00 p.m. tomorrow on Greatest Hits 104.1 FM. Kickoff is scheduled for 2:30 from Stillwater.

Kansas State Travels to Texas Tech


Kansas State aims to rebound from a loss in Stillwater with a trip to Lubbock and a date with the Texas Tech Red Raiders.


The Wildcats are 3-2 on the season, with a 1-1 record in conference play. Texas Tech is 3-3 with a 2-1 Big 12 record.


Kansas State has won seven consecutive matchups with the Red Raiders, but Wildcats coach Chris Klieman says Tech is playing their best football right now.


Each team's rushing attack will be tested, with KSU ranking fourth in the Big 12 in rushing offense, and Texas Tech ranking sixth in rushing defense. Red Raider running back Tahj Brooks is fifth in the nation in rushing, but faces the top rush defense in the Big 12 in the Wildcats.


Coverage of Kansas State and Texas Tech begins tomorrow at 4 p.m. on the Mighty 690. Kickoff will be at 6.

GOW Preview: Homecoming Night in Sedan as Blue Devils Host CVD Spartans


Sedan looks for their second consecutive win, as they welcome the Spartans of Cedarvale/Dexter to town in our High School Football Game of the Week.


Both the Blue Devils and the Spartans enter this week with a 2-4 record on the season. Sedan is coming off a big win over Yates Center, while Cedarvale/Dexter lost to West Elk.


Although the Spartans are a young football team, they play with intensity and energy. Sedan coach Mick Holt says his team will have to be ready for a physical game.


Coverage of the Sedan Blue Devils and Cedarvale/Dexter Spartans begins at 6:50 p.m. with our KGGF Countdown to Kickoff. The game is scheduled to begin at 7.

Caney Looks To Right Ship Against Fredonia (Preview)


 After a 27-13 loss to the Olpe Eagles, the Caney Valley Bullpups look to right the ship as they travel to take on the Fredonia Yellowjackets tonight.

 With the Eagles looking to stop powerhouse players Jackson Griffin and Ben Matthews, quarterback Garrett Watson stepped with his legs and his arm, leading the Bullpups back with two fourth quarters scores. Caney Head Coach Criss Davis says he is proud of his team fighting to the final whistle.

 Davis says Fredonia is a very strong 2-4 team, and his team can't afford to look ahead to future games. 

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


Wintjen Passes 1,000 Career Digs


A Field Kindley volleyball player passes 1,000 career digs. Senior Riley Wintjen says she knew the milestone was coming but she wasn't sure when it was going to happen.


Wintjen has played varsity since her freshman year playing as a libero but had a change of position this year to help the team. Wintjen says she knew after last season this milestone was a possibility.


Head Coach Tyler Coots says he was impressed with how she took over the game knowing the milestone was coming.  Coots says, after some research, 1,000 in any stat has only been done a handful of times in the history of Field Kindley High School.

Playoff and League Title Implications on the Line Friday Night


With just two games left on the schedule and the league title up for grabs, Field Kindley heads on the road to face Chanute.


The Blue Comets are 5-1 and coming off a 29-28 late-game comeback win over Fort Scott. The Nado are 4-2 coming off a dominant 49-14 win over Labette County. Head Coach Deonta Wade says these last two games mean a lot.


Coffeyville sits at number three in the 4A West standings with Abilene(5-1) and Buhler(5-1) above them. Abilene has Augusta(2-4) and Wamego(4-2) left on their schedule and Buhler has Rose Hill(3-3) and McPherson(3-3) left on theirs.


Wamego and Wellington are the other two 4-2 teams below the Nado. Finishing the season 4-4 could drop the Nado out of the top eight but winning out would give them a chance at the top spot.

Chetopa Locks Up Playoff Spot


The Chetopa Hornets bounce back with a 52-39 win over Centre High School.  Head Coach Tommy Heatherly says they suffered some injuries during their last game and two guys stepped up to help them win the game.


The victory improves the Hornets to 5-1 on the season heading into a bye week and one game left on their schedule. Coach Heathely says that win locked up a playoff spot for them.  After having this Friday off, the Hornets end this season taking on Ashland. The Blue Jays are also 5-1.

Travis Kelce Questionable to Play this Week


Travis Kelce and the Kansas City Chiefs are unsure if he will be able to suit up for tomorrow's game against the Denver Broncos.


Kelce exited last week's win over the Minnesota Vikings following an ankle injury in the second quarter. He would later return to the game, and catch a touchdown in the second half.


Kelce spoke about the injury on his podcast, New Heights.


He has been limited in practices this week, missing practice Monday before practicing partially both yesterday and today. Kelce has been agressive in preparing to play because of his hatred of missing games.


The tight end just turned 34 years old last week.

Kansas Basketball on Probation Following Investigation


The Kansas Jayhawks will be on probation moving forward, but will not face any postseason ban or serious punishment following an NCAA investigation.


The probation will last for three calendar years, and the program will have to vacate the the 2018 Final Four appearance, as well as 15 total wins from that season, due to the participation of Silvio de Sousa. Head coach Bill Self and assistant coach Kurtis Townsend will not face suspension.


The Independent Resolution Panel conducted the investigation, and found two Level II violations and two Level III violations for the school. The program was originally accused of five Level I violations.


The vacated wins means that the Kentucky Wildcats pass the Jayhawks for the all-time winningest program in college basketball history. KU is widely expected to open the season as the No. 1 team in the nation.

Tylor Perry Named Top 25 Player in College Basketball


New Kansas State point guard Tylor Perry received an exciting honor this week, being named one of the best players in all of college basketball.


Perry began his career with two seasons at Coffeyville Community College, emerging as a star on Jay Herkelman's first national championship team in 2020-21. He would transfer to North Texas, winning Sun Belt Player of the Year and most outstanding player of the NIT Tournament last season. Earlier this summer, Perry announced he will spend his final season of college basketball at Kansas State.


A college basketball season preview guide, The Almanac, lists Perry as the 21st best player in all of Division 1. The guide includes writers and analysts from the Field of 68, Three-Man-Weave, Verbal Commits, and more.


Perry is listed above star Houston guard Jamal Shead and Illiniois guard Terrence Shannon Jr on the list. The former Red Raven will be a key player for Jerome Tang, and scored 33 points in an exhibition game last month.

Lady Ravens Prepare for Season with Scrimmages


The 2023-24 edition of the Coffeyville Community College Lady Ravens took the court in game action for the first time last weekend.


CCC played a pair of scrimmages against Conners College and Seminole State during the day-long Jamboree event the school hosts each year at Nellis Hall.


Red Raven coach Tony Turner says his team got off to a slow start, but came alive later in the game.


Coffeyville has four returners in the starting lineup, but the bench is mostly inexperienced in game action. Turner says they’ll continue to evaluate the bench unit.


The Ravens still have two weeks of scrimmages remaining this month, including this weekend in Dallas. Turner says he’s looking for better post play from his team.


The Lady Ravens open the regular season on November 1st against Labette County at Nellis Hall.

Top Kansas Football Player Nearing Decision


After multiple years of recruiting, the top high school football player in the state of Kansas is nearing his collegiate decision.


Linebacker Michael Boganowski will decide on where he will spend the next chapter of his football career on Thursday, October 19th. Boganowski has narrowed it down to four finalists; Oklahoma, Kansas, Kansas State, and Florida State.


Boganowski is rated as a four-star recruit, and is listed as 6-foot-2 and 200 pounds. He plays high school football for the Junction City Blue Jays.


The star linebacker's official commitment will take place at 4 p.m. in the gym of Junction City High School. Oklahoma and Kansas State are considered the favorites to land Boganowski.

KU, KSU Women's Basketball Receives Preseason Praise


Basketball season is just a few short weeks away, and fans of Kansas and Kansas State women's basketball received exciting news about the programs.


The Jayhawks are projected to finish in third place in the Big 12 this season, with the Wildcats predicted fourth. 


This is the fourth top-three projection for KU in program history, and first since 2009-2010. For the Wildcats, this is the second time under coach Jeff Mittie that KSU has been slotted in the Top 4.


Additionally, both the Jayhawks and the Wildcats have a trio of players on the preseason All-Big 12 team. Kansas State seniors Gabby Gregory and Ayoka Lee were both selected, with junior Serena Sundell an honorable mention. Kansas seniors Taiyanna Jackson and Zakiyah Franklin both made the all-conference team, while senior Holly Kersgieter was honorable mention.


The Lady Wildcats open their season on November 6th, with the Lady Jayhawks opening their season two days later on November 8th.

Jayhawks Welcome UCF to Lawrence


The Kansas Jayhawks are back at home this weekend, looking for their fifth win of the season.


KU will be squaring off with the 3-2 UCF Knights, one of the four new additions to the Big 12 Conference this season. UCF has played two conference games so far, losing close matchups with Kansas State and Baylor.


Jayhawks coach Lance Leipold says the Knights are dynamic, and his team will have to be ready.


Kansas quarterback Jalon Daniels is listed as doubtful to play, but hasn't been officially ruled out. If he is unable to go, senior Jason Bean would start for the Jayhawks.


Coverage of Kansas and UCF begins tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. on Greatest Hits 104.1 FM. Kickoff is scheduled for 3.

Red Ravens Look to Build Momentum Against Iowa Central


Coffeyville football has momentum for the first time this season, and look to build upon it this weekend with a road matchup against Iowa Central.


The Tritons have been very successful in the first half of the season, racing out to a 4-1 record and a #3 national ranking. Their only loss this season was against #1 Hutchinson.


Red Ravens coach Jeff Leiker says the Tritons have an explosive offense that is effective at spreading a defense out.


Coffeyville has been able to force turnovers in big moments at points this season. Leiker says that will be crucial to winning on the road this week.


Coverage of the Coffeyville Red Ravens and the Iowa Central Tritons begins tomorrow evening at 6:30 p.m. with the Red Raven pregame show. Kickoff is scheduled for 7.

Wildcats Return to Action Against Oklahoma State


The Kansas State Wildcats return to the football field tonight, with a road matchup against Oklahoma State in Stillwater.


The Wildcats enter at 3-1 with a 1-0 conference record, while the Cowboys sit at 2-2 and are 0-1 in Big 12 play.


Oklahoma State has played three different quarterbacks for stretches this season. KSU coach Chris Klieman says, however, they are only preparing for one.


The Wildcats have struggled in recent memory in Stillwater, with Klieman still looking for his first win. He says it's tough to win conference games on the road in tough environments.


Coverage of Kansas State and Oklahoma State begins tonight at 6:00 p.m. on the Mighty 690, with kickoff at 6:30.

Neodesha Hosts Fredonia in HS Game of Week


Week 6 of the High School Football season brings us to Neodesha, where the Blue Streaks host their rivals in the High School Football Game of the Week.


Neodesha will look to defend home field on Homecoming night against county rival Fredonia. Both teams enter the game with a 2-3 record on the season.


Yellow Jackets coach Marc Svaty says Neodesha has a lot of talent, and he's excited for the challenge.


Facing a rival as well as the festivities of Homecoming can lead to heightened emotions. Blue Streaks coach Nathan West says his team will have to keep their emotions in check.


Coverage of Neodesha and Fredonia begins at 6:45 p.m. tonight with our KGGF Countdown to Kickoff. The game begins at 7. Tonight's game will be broadcast on US 98, due to the Kansas State game.

Caney Looking To Fly High Against Eagles (Preview)


 The Caney Valley Bullpups look to continue their winning streak as they travel to Olpe to take on the Eagles in high school football action tonight.

 Head Coach Criss Davis says he is very happy with how his team has played on all sides of the ball, with the offense scoring at least 42 points in each of their victories, while the defense has only given up 34 total points in the four wins.

 The Eagles came to Caney last year and defeated the Bullpups 38-0. Davis says he hopes his team can steal a victory on Olpe's home field.

 Olpe is 3-2 on the season; Caney is 4-1. Pregame starts around 6:45, with kickoff at 7:00 on Greatest Hits 104.1.

Homecoming Week for the Nado Taking on LCHS


It's Homecoming Week and Field Kindley looks to right the ship coming off their second loss of the season falling to Wamego 49-14.


The Nado kept it close for a half only trailing 21-14 at halftime but the Red Raiders pulled away in the second half. Head Coach Deonta Wade says they can't dwell on the loss and let it turn into more losses.


Coffeyville takes on Labette County for their week six matchup. The Grizzlies come into this game 1-4 with a loss last week to Fort Scott 49-20. Coach Wade says records don't always matter in matchups like this because Coach Price will have them ready to play.


Homecoming festivities start at 6:30pm, with pregame starting at 6:40pm and kick-off at 7:00pm on Sonshine 98.9 KQQF.

Red Raven Volleyball Wins on Sophomore Night


The Red Raven volleyball team stays red hot, winning for the 14th time in their past 16 matches.


Coffeyville swept the Hesston College Larks in straight sets 25-9, 25-14, 25-9. It was sophomore night for the program, celebrating the first group of players to spend two seasons with coach Deardin Kelley.


Kelley says it's a great feeling being able to reward players for their efforts.


CCC currently sits in the middle of a battle for seeding in the approaching region tournament. The Ravens, along with KCK, Allen County, Highland, Fort Scott, Labette Co, and Independence, are all separated by just four games.


The Ravens still have quite a bit of control over their own destiny, with upcoming home matches against Allen County and Labette, as well as road contests with Fort Scott and Independence.


CCC will be in action next on Monday against NEO on the road.

Wichita State Announce TV Info for Men's Basketball


Wichita State men's basketball will have a good opportunity at national exposure this season, with over half of their games being nationally televised.


Shocker fans will have at least 16 chances to watch the team on national TV, with 15 games on the ESPN family of networks, and one game on CBS against Memphis in February.


Wichita State could also have up to three games on ESPN networks during the non-conference Myrtle Beach Invitational. The road matchup with Missouri and the neutral site game against the Kansas Jayhawks will both be on ESPN2.


Each of the remaining 13 games on the Shocker schedule will be streamed on ESPN+.

Chetopa Looks to Rebound After First Loss


Chetopa looks to bounce back from their first loss of the season after falling to Waverly 55-20.   Head Coach Tommy Heatherly says he has a 24-hour rule, whether they win or lose.


Coach Heatherly says he knows there's a chance they see Waverly again in the playoffs but right now they're focusing on their next opponent.  Centre comes into this game against Chetopa at 2-2, with the Hornets now sitting at 4-1.   

Greinke Wins Final Start, Unsure of Future


The 2023 season finale for the Kansas City Royals was perhaps more emotional than normal, with longtime starter Zack Greinke pitching for potentially the final time.


Greinke pitched five innings, allowing four hits and one run, and earning the victory over the New York Yankees in the season finale. He says his experiences in Kansas City have been memorable.


Young shortstop Bobby Witt Jr finished the season as the first player with 30 home runs and 30 stolen bases in a season in Royals history, as well as hitting a league leading 11 triples. He says being a small part of Greinke's journey is special.


Greinke has 225 career wins, second most among active pitchers behind Justin Verlander. He is 68th all time in wins, 33rd all time in starts, 84th all time in innings, and 20th all time in strikeouts.

CCC Soccer Sweeps Doubleheader


It was a very successful weekend for Red Raven athletics, with the men's and women's soccer teams sweeping a doubleheader following the football game.


The Lady Ravens scored three goals in the second half to defeat the Jefferson College Vikings 3-0. Tayline Teixeira scored the first goal of the match with 15 minutes remaining, and added a second goal seven minutes later. Keyesha Sibbles added the final tally to give the Ravens their fourth win of the season.


The men's team followed the opening act with a 1-0 victoy over the Vikings as well. Aron Ponce had four saves and earned the shutout victory, while Mario De La Fuente scored the lone goal of the match.


CCC sits at 4-7 on the season on the women's side, and 6-4-2 on the men's side. Both teams return to action tomorrow night against the Barton Cougars.


*photo courtesy of CCC Athletics*

Top High School Prospect Cancels KU Visit


Following an offseason where nearly everything went right for the Kansas Jayhawks, the program received some unfortunate news this week.


Cooper Flagg, the top overall recruit in the Class of 2024, canceled his scheduled visit to Lawrence this weekend. Flagg is considered by multiple basketball scouts to be a generational type talent.


Flagg has been rumored to be favoring Duke for months now, and the senior star will visit the Blue Devils program later this month. The only other official visit was to UCONN last month.


The Jayhawks still have plenty of talent coming to Lawrence in 2024, headlined by five-star center Flory Bidunga, and four-star guard Labaron Philon. KU also has four-star forward Rakease Passmore visiting Lawrence this weekend for Late Night in the Phog.

Red Raven Basketball Gearing Up for Season


Basketball season in Coffeyville is just around the corner, with preseason events beginning later this month.


Men's basketball coach Jay Herkelman enters his 29th season leading the program. He says this year's team will feature a lot of new faces.


Following the departure of guards Landon Glasper, Soti Nafpliotis, and Nathan Johnson, Herkelman looked to the transfer portal for veteran help at the position. He says the Ravens landed a transfer from a conference rival.


Both the men's and women's basketball teams will be ramping up with preseason scrimmages and events all month long. Herkelman says his team has plenty of events planned.


The Ravens kick off the 2023-24 season on November 1st.

Moore Impresses, Ravens Shut Out Ellsworth


The Coffeyville Community College Red Ravens finally found a groove in Week 6, routing the Ellsworth Panthers 64-0 to pick up their first win of the season.


Freshman quarterback Geremiah Moore made his first career start, and found the endzone just over three minutes into the game.


Coffeyville finished the day with 441 yards of total offense, including nearly 300 yards on the ground, and tripled their previous scoring high this season of 21 points.


The passing game also took steps forward, with Moore finding Joseph Young for a 42-yard touchdown in the second quarter.


CCC is 1-4 on the season, and will look to carry momentum to Saturday's showdown with the #3 Iowa Central Tritons.

Chiefs Fly Past Jets on Sunday Night Football


The Kansas City Chiefs are clicking on all cylinders, winning their third straight game in a 23-20 victory over the New York Jets.


Patrick Mahomes had a rare off night, only completing 60% of passes for 203 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions. Running back Isiah Pacheco was sensational in his return to his home state of New Jersey, compiling 158 total yards and a 42-yard rushing touchdown.


Kansas City ran for 204 yards on the ground as a team, their most in a game so far this season.


The Chiefs have bounced back well from the season opening loss to the Detroit Lions, winning three straight over the Jaguars, Bears, and Jets. Kansas City will travel to Minneapolis for a Week 5 contest with the Minnesota Vikings.

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