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Local Sports Archives for 2024-01

Ravens Host Cowley in Doubleheader Action


Coffeyville Community College is back at Nellis Hall tonight, for a matchup with the Cowley Tigers.


The Ravens are looking to bounce back from a pair of defeats to Cloud County on Saturday.


The Lady Ravens received a great performance from freshman Alexis Parker. Head coach Tony Turner says she's developing her game well.


The Lady Tigers have played their best basketball of late. Turner says it's due to improved defense.


For the men, Cowley is ranked nationally and has been a tough team all season. Head coach Jay Herkelman says a big reason for this is the Tigers getting off to fast starts.


Cowley is led by two stars in Jeff Nwankwo and Arzhonte Dallas. Herkelman says they will be tough to match up with.


Coverage of Cowley and Coffeyville begins at 5:15 p.m. tonight on US 98 and the Red Raven Sports Network.

Bullpup Men Roar To Victory Over Bluestem


 The Caney Valley Bullpups jumped out to an early lead and never looked back, as the guys defeated the Bluestem Lions 72-38 in high school basketball action tonight in Caney. 
 Three Bullpups were in double figures in scoring, led by Payton Darden with 16. Colt Hightower had 14, while Ben Matthews added 13 in the win. Once again, ten Bullpups made it to the scorebook.

 Caney jumped out to a 24-7 lead at the end of the 1st quarter and extended their lead throughout the game.

 The Lady Lions hit clutch free throws in the last minute of their contest, as they defeated the Lady Pups 46-43.

 Both teams will travel to Humboldt Friday night to take on the Cubs. 

Chiefs Missing Two Starters for Super Bowl


The Kansas City Chiefs begin preparing for the Super Bowl, but will be without two of their defensive linemen.


Defensive end Charles Omenihu suffered a torn ACL in his knee during the AFC Championship game, and will be unavailable for the Super Bowl against the San Francisco 49ers.


Omenihu had seven sacks this season, a career high, in his first year with Kansas City.


ESPN NFL analyst Ryan Clark says this is a big loss for KC.


The Chiefs have had one of the best defensive fronts in the NFL this season, ranking second in the league with 57 total sacks. Analyst Marcus Spears says this may force the team to be more aggressive.


Defensive tackle Derrick Nnadi is also out for the Super Bowl with an elbow injury.

KSU Women's Basketball Up to #2 in the Nation


Kansas State women's basketball continues to have an incredible season, climbing to #2 in the AP Poll.


The Lady Wildcats are up two spots in the latest poll, after being ranked No. 4 last week. South Carolina, currently unbeaten at 19-0, is the only team ranked ahead of KSU.


The No. 2 ranking for Kansas State ties the program record, when they also were ranked No. 2 nationally in 2002-2003.


KSU is 20-1 this season, including winning 15 consecutive games, and unbeaten in Big 12 play.


The team returns to the court tomorrow night to play Oklahoma in Norman.

Ravens Drop Pair of Games to Cloud County


It was a tough weekend in Concordia for the Red Ravens, who dropped a pair of games to Cloud County.


The Lady Ravens spent most of the game within striking distance, but couldn't overcome the strong offensive day from the Thunderbirds, in a 78-70 defeat.


Freshman Alexis Parker had 19 points and six rebounds to lead the Ravens. Bailey Layman and Karys Washington each had 12. Bailey Burns led Cloud with 29 points.


The men began the game in an early 21-5 hole, but battled back to cut the deficit to three in the second half. The team couldn't come all the way back, however, falling 65-55.


Jahni Summers led the Ravens with 22 points, Cris Carroll had 15, and Brian Griffith had 14. The remainder of the team combined for just four points.


Coffeyville returns to Nellis Hall tomorrow night for a matchup with the Cowley Tigers.

Chiefs Win AFC Championship for 4th Time in Five Years


The Kansas City Chiefs are on their way back to the Super Bowl for the fourth time in the past five years, defeating the Baltimore Ravens 17-10 in the AFC Championship.


Voice of the Chiefs, Mitch Holthus, had the final call from M&T Bank Stadium.


The Chiefs defense was the star of the show, limiting the Ravens to just three second half points, and forcing three turnovers, including two with Baltimore in scoring range.


Head coach Andy Reid says he's proud of the team, but the job isn't finished.


Kansas City has had an uncoventional run this year, winning two games on the road as underdogs for the first time. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes says he's proud of the team's resilience.


The Chiefs will face the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl, a rematch of the 2020 Super Bowl.

Nado Split on the Road at LCHS


With both head coaches out, Coffeyville splits with Labette County as the Lady Nado fall 43-31 and the Nado boys win 49-43.


In a low scoring first half the Lady Nado found themselves down just one at the half 13-12. The Grizzlies would get things going in the second half outscoring Coffeyville 19-13 in the third and 11-6 in the fourth. Three Grizzlies scored in double digits lead by Landry O'Brien with 13, all in the second half, Naveah Jones added 11 and Kayton O'Brien had 10. Erin Lopez lead Coffeyville with 11 and Taiylor Caron had nine.

The Nado boys were looking to continue their hot streak after winning the North Country Classic Championship in Tonkawa last week. Coffeyville jumped out to an early lead up 25-15 in the second half. LCHS got hot in the second half cutting into the Nado lead shooting 71% and scoring 28 points. The Nado would hold off the comeback with some clutch free throws. Zay Logan led Coffeyville with 16 and Jake Horner added 10. Hudson Baker had 18 for the Grizzlies Assistant Ray Rutherford picks up his first win as he was filling in for Head Coach Griff Walker, who was celebrating the birth of his son.


The Nado have a week off before head to Pittsburg on Friday with the girls at 6:00pm and the boys to follow on Sonshine 98.9 KQQF.

Fredonia Edges Eureka on Road


Fredonia is able to get back on track with a crucial road win over Eureka, 51-49, in the High School Basketball Game of the Week.


The Ysllow Jackets overcame a slow start offensively to take a seven point lead at the half, behind the play of juniors Emmit Couch and Ashton O'Neal.


Eureka would battle back to take the lead following four 3-pointers in the third quarter from Laken Valentine. The game would stay within one score for the rest of the night, with the Yellow Jackets earning a slim two point victory.


Fredonia picks up their sixth win of the season, and will host Neodesha on Tuesday, while Eureka drops to 2-10, but show their ability to be a spoiler team moving closer to playoffs.

Caney Splits Homecoming Doubleheader with Bluestreaks


 The Caney Valley Bullpups ended homecoming on a high note as they defeated the Neodesha Bluestreaks 75-46 in basketball action last night.

 Colt Hightower scored 18 points in the 1st half on his way to leading all scorers with 27. Ten players recorded points for the Bullpups in the win.

Traxcyn Garton added 12 off the bench, while Gavin Messner and Payton Darden added eight apiece.

 Javonte White led Neodesha with eight points and Rylan Allen added seven for Neodesha.

 Homecoming festivities took place during halftime of the boy's game. Tucker Garton and Emmi Burris were named homecoming king and queen.

 In women's action the Bluestreaks defeated the Pups 55-52. The turning point in the game came with a little over a minute in the game, when an intentional foul was called against Caney. Neodesha, who was up by one at the time, sank both free throws and kept the ball, and came away with the victory.

 The Bullpups will be back in action Tuesday against Bluestem.

Red Ravens Travel to Cloud County


The road Ravens continue their week away from home, traveling to Cloud County for a Saturday doubleheader.


Coffeyville is coming off of a split doubleheader with Pratt on Wednesday.


The Lady Ravens look to sweep the Thunderbirds this season, aiming to slow down the trio of Maimouna Sissoko, Bailey Burns, and Josie Igherighe. Head coach Tony Turner says, however, Cloud County is playing better this time around.


The men are aiming to get revenge against a tough Thunderbird defense that ranks among the best in the nation. Head coach Jay Herkelman says he hopes the team learned from their first game against Cloud.


Coverage of the Thunderbirds and Red Ravens begins at 1:45 p.m. tomorrow afternoon on US 98.1 FM, KUSN.

Fredonia Travels to Eureka in HS GOW


The Fredonia Yellow Jackets face a difficult road test in our High School Basketball Game of the Week.


Fredonia travels to Eureka for a matchup with the Tornadoes, looking to rebound from a close loss to Erie last week.


Yellow Jacket head coach Dee Barnett says the smaller details will decide tonight's game.


The Tornadoes are 2-9 on the season, coming off a loss to Caney. Barnett says Eureka is young, but dangerous.


Coverage of Fredonia and Eureka begins at 7:15 p.m. tonight with tip at 7:30 on the Mighty 690, KGGF.

Bullpups Split Doubleheader With Eureka

 The Caney Valley Bullpups outscored the Eureka Tornadoes 23-6 in the 1st quarter, on their way to a 64-31 victory in foggy Eureka last night.

 Nine players scored for the Bullpups, including 25 points for Colt Hightower and ten for Payton Darden. Hightower had 19 by halftime for the Bullpups, who comfortably held the lead for much of the game. Gavin Messner and Layne Denny had seven points apiece, while Ben Matthews added some great low post defense against Eureka's Lyle Perrier and Jace Nixon.

 Perrier led Eureka with eleven points, while Nixon added ten.

 Eureka split the doubleheader, as the lady Tornadoes defeated the Lady Pups 65-33.

 Caney looks to continue their momentum Friday, as Neodesha comes to town for homecoming.

Ravens Head on Road to Pratt


Coffeyville Community College begins the second half of conference play with a road trip to Pratt to battle the Beavers.


The Lady Ravens are looking for a bounce back performance following a difficult showing against Independence. The task will be slowing down Princess Anderson, the conference's top scorer for the second consecutive year.


The men are coming off of one of their strongest performances of the year, in a 27-point win over the Pirates. Assistant coach Braeden Proctor says the key to success in the second half is continuing to progress.


Both Red Raven teams won their first matchup with Pratt this season, with the Lady Ravens winning 72-65, and the men winning 85-70.


Coverage of Coffeyville and Pratt begins at 5:15 p.m. tonight on US 98.1 FM.

NFL Championship Games Set


The AFC and NFC Championship games are set in the NFL, with two teams punching their tickets to the Super Bowl this weekend.


The Kansas City Chiefs survived the Buffalo Bills on the road, setting up a matchup with the top seed Baltimore Ravens. A big reason for postseason success in KC is the balance of run and pass from the offense.


NFL Preview Show host Parker Testa says Isiah Pacheco has taken the next step this season.


On the NFC side, the Detroit Lions are championship game bound for the first time in 32 years, traveling to San Francisco to play the 49ers. Testa says Lions coach Dan Campbell is the same person, on and off the field.


The Ravens and 49ers are current betting favorites, with San Francisco 6.5 point favorites, and Baltimore 3.5 point favorites.



Ravens Split Montgomery County Classic


Coffeyville Community College sees some mixed results against their county rivals.


The Lady Ravens struggled most of the evening, turning the ball over and having shooting struggles offensively. The team also shot 0-7 at the free throw line in a 70-43 defeat. Ivy Fox led the team with 15 points.


The men played one of their most complete games of the season, defeating the Pirates 91-64.


CCC dominated on the glass. Assistant coach Braeden Proctor says that was a key to the game.


The trio of Cris Carroll, Jahni Summers, and Brian Griffith combined for 62 points. Proctor says they're not only good scroers, they're also solid defenders.


The Lady Ravens now sit 12-6 on the season, with a 7-5 conference record. The men are 9-9, with a 5-7 conference mark. They will both play the Pratt Beavers tomorrow night.

Chiefs Edge Bills in Buffalo


The Kansas City Chiefs are on their way to the AFC Championship game for the sixth consecutive season, beating the Buffalo Bills, 27-24.


Travis Kelce found the endzone twice, while Patrick Mahomes was sharp all night long, moving the ball against the Bills secondary.


Mahomes says competing with the NFL's best QBs always means an intense game.


Kansas City has advanced to the NFL's Final Four in every season that Mahomes has started.


They will play the Baltimore Ravens for a trip to the Super Bowl on Sunday.

Red Ravens Host Pirates in County Showdown


The Red Ravens wrap up the first half of conference play with a major county rivalry.


The Independence Pirates travel less than 20 miles to Nellis Hall for a tilt with CCC.


Lady Raven coach Tony Turner says it's important for his players not to overthink the rivalry.


The Lady Pirates have been stronger than expected this season, under first year coach Rob Beckman. Turner says the ICC staff have done a terrific job.


ICC also has a first year coach for the men's team in Jason Steadham, a former NBA G-League assistant. Raven coach Jay Herkelman says he doesn't know much about this Pirates team, but they love to play fast.


Coverage of the Ravens and Pirates begins at 4:45 p.m. on US 98 and the Red Raven Sports Network.

Royals Could be Moving to Prime Video


There may be a new way to watch the Kansas City Royals in 2024.


Amazon has a deal in place with Diamond Sports Group, the owner of Bally Sports Kansas City, that could potentially move streaming rights for the Royals to Prime Video.


The Amazon corporation has focused on adding sports to their content arsenal in recent years, having already secured Thursday Night Football in the NFL, select New York Yankees games, and other packages.


Royals fans who currently watch games with cable or satellite will most likely be unaffected by the transaction, but Bally Sports+ users should expect changes in the near future.


The Diamond Sports Group filed for bankruptcy in March of last year.

Pair of Raven Basketball Legends to be Inducted to HOF


The Coffeyville Community College Red Ravens battle Independence in a county rivalry tomorrow night, but the game is also special for another reason.


A pair of Red Raven basketball players will be inducted into the CCC Athletics Hall of Fame.


Head coach Jay Herkelman says one of his former players is being inducted.


Richardson was an NJCAA All-American as a sophomore, and contributed to a 59-12 career record in Coffeyville. He's not the only Raven hoops legend going into the Hall of Fame.


Herkelman says a Lady Raven alum is also being honored.


Lackey was also an NJCAA All-American, and is second in program history in scoring, with 1,273 career points.


Coverage of the games tomorrow begin at 4:45 p.m. on US 98 and the Red Raven Sports Network.

Cherryvale Basketball Looking to Gain Momentum


The Cherryvale Chargers are wrapping up tournament action this weekend, hunting for momentum.


Cherryvale fell short in their first game of the tournament 52-38. Head coach Brett Gilchrist says his team played much better than their last time out.


Cherryvale has seen struggles this season with both consistency and player availability. Gilchrist says, however, that doesn't reflect the players' work ethic.


The Chargers play their final tournament game this evening against Yates Center.

Caney Falls to Liberty in Round One of Ramona Tournament


 The defending champion Liberty Tigers showed why they are the number one seed, as they defeated the Caney Valley (KS) Bullpups 74-54 in round one of the Ramona Basketball Tournament. 

 The Bullpups were able to keep it close for the first 15 minutes before the Tigers began to pull away as the half came to a close. 

 Colt Hightower led the Bullpups in scoring with 18 points, while Payton Darden added eight and Layne Denny scored seven in the loss. 

 Jarren Cargil led Liberty with 24 points, while Trent Thompson scored 23 and Jayce Wheeler added 13.


 The Bullpups will be back in action Friday afternoon at 2:30 on Greatest Hits 104.1.

Tournament Week for Much of Area


This weekend brings the final non-conference tournaments of the season for many area schools.


The Sedan Blue Devils are coming off of back to back wins over the Caldwell Blue Jays, and sit 6-2 on the season.


Head coach Zac Hill says a big reason for success is the senior leadership.


Fredonia also plays this weekend, currently at 4-4 on the season. Head coach Dee Barnett says this tournament will bring new challenges for the group.


The Neodesha Blue Streaks have found a groove, with consecutive big wins over Cherryvale and Bluestem. Head coach Nick Hart says they're beginning to click as a team.


Field Kindley and Caney are also in tournament action this weekend. All Nado games will be on Sunshine 98.9 FM, while all Bullpup action can be found on Greatest Hits 104.1 FM.

Red Ravens Split Doubleheader with Colby


Coffeyville Community College splits a doubleheader in Colby last night.


The Lady Ravens get back on track with a 57-38 victory. Natayla Jones led the team with 10 points and seven rebounds. Ivy Fox also had nine points.


The men couldn't hold on to an 11-point halftime lead in Game, falling in a close battle with the Trojans 72-69. Colby took the lead with 50 seconds left, and held on for the final two possessions.


Jahni Summers led the team with 24 points, while Brian Griffith had 12 and Cris Carroll had 11.


The Red Ravens return to action on Saturday night, when they battle Independence at Nellis Hall.

Wildcats Defeat Baylor in Overtime


The Kansas State Wildcats win a thriller at Bramlage Coliseum, improving to 5-0 in overtime games this season.


KSU edges #9 Baylor 68-64, in their biggest win of the season to date.


When hope seemed lost, Arthur Kaluma hit the game-winning shot with just 20 seconds left.


Following a tough loss to Texas Tech last week, the Wildcats wasted no time bouncing back.


Head coach Jerome Tang says it's good to have a short memory in the Big 12.


The Wildcats are 3-1 in conference play, tied for 1st place with Texas Tech, Kansas, and Baylor.


*photo courtesy of KSU athletics*

Jayhawks Roll over Oklahoma State


The Kansas Jayhawks continue to play at a high level, cruising to a 90-66 victory over Oklahoma State in Stillwater.


KU established dominance early, scoring the first six points of the game, and never looked back.


Head coach Bill Self says it was another complete performance for the team.


Hunter Dickinson finished with 21 points, Kevin McCullar had 18, and KJ Adams had 16, as the Big Three continue to play at a high level.


The Jayhawks are 3-1 in league play and sit in a tie for 1st place in the Big 12 standings.


*photo courtesy of KU athletics*

Royals Sign Top Cuban Prospect


The Royals are still making moves with spring training just a month away, as the team agrees to a deal with the top Cuban prospect in the international signing period.


The club has signed shortstop Yandel Ricardo, ranked the #9 prospect in this year's class. Ricardo is 6-foot-2 and has good size and athleticism.


MLB Writer Jesus Cano gives the full scouting report on the Royals newest prospect.


Additionally, Kansas City has signed Venezuelan shortstop Jhonayker Ugarte, Dominican shortstop Darison Garcia, and Cuban third baseman Jose Cerice. The Royals finish with four signings of top 60 prospects in this year's international class.

Chiefs Suffocate Dolphins, Advance to Divisional


The Kansas City Chiefs once again defend Arrowhead Stadium, winning a freezing battle over the Miami Dolphins, 26-7, in the AFC Wildcard.


Patrick Mahomes threw a touchdown pass, Isiah Pacheco ran for a touchdown, and the defense held the league's best offense to 269 total yards.


Rookie receiver Rashee Rice had eight catches for 130 yards and a touchdown.


Mahomes says the young receiver continues to improve.


Kansas City will play the Bills in Buffalo if they defeat the Steelers today, or the Texans in Kansas City if the Steelers beat the Bills.

Red Ravens Struggle with Blue Dragons


The Red Ravens struggled with two talented Hutchinson teams, dropping a doubleheader at home.


The Lady Ravens fell 58-39 in Game 1, with CCC struggling to get going offensively. The Ravens committed 21 turnovers and shot just 27% from the field. Bailey Layman led the team with 17 points.


The men attempted an improbable comeback in Game 2 after trailing by 25 points early in the second half, but came up short 92-78.


CCC outscored Hutchinson 48-39 in the second half, but were unable to overcome the 62% shooting by the Blue Dragons in the opening 20 minutes.


Jahni Summers led the team with 26 points, his third consecutive game with at least 25. Assistant coach Braeden Proctor says Summers is locked in right now.


The Ravens wrap up the first half of conference play this week, with a road trip to Colby on Wednesday followed by a matchup with Independence on Saturday.

Jayhawks Rebound Against Oklahoma


The Kansas Jayhawks bounce back from the loss to UCF, earning a quality victory over the #9 Oklahoma Sooners, 78-66.


It was a clean performance from KU, only committing two turnovers, and shooting 94% at the free throw line.


Head coach Bill Self says it was a perfect bounce back performance.


Hunter Dickinson led the team with 24 points and 14 rebounds. Kevin McCullar Jr had 21, and K.J. Adams Jr had 15 points, all in the first half.


The Jayhawks travel to Stillwater to battle Oklahoma State tomorrow night.


*photo courtesy of KU athletics*

Red Ravens Host Hutchinson Blue Dragons


The Red Ravens return to Nellis Hall for a matchup with the Hutchinson Blue Dragons.


The Lady Ravens sit at 11-4 on the season, but are just 3-3 in their last six games. Hutchinson's women are unbeaten in conference play, entering the game 9-0 and in first place.


Head coach Tony Turner says he's going to need his sophomore point guards to step up.


The men are coming off a key road win against Dodge City, in which five players scored in double figures. They'll match up with a Hutchinson team that plays a pressure style of defense.


Assistant coach Jake Odum says they're expecting a lot from the Blue Dragons.


Coverage of the Red Ravens and Blue Dragons begins tomorrow at 1:45 p.m. on US 98 and the Red Raven Sports Network.

Sedan Hosts Caldwell in HS Game of Week


The KGGF High School Basketball Game of the Week brings us to Sedan, where the Blue Devils host the Caldwell Blue Jays on Homecoming night.


Sedan is 4-2 on the season, and hasn't played since January 2nd after a pair of games were canceled due to weather.


Head coach Zac Hill says Caldwell will give his team a good challenge.


Blue Devil senior Triston Wade recently committed to Coffeyville Community College to play baseball at the next level. Hill says Wade is a special kid.


Coverage of the Blue Devils and Blue Jays begins at 7:15 p.m. tonight with tip off at 7:30 on the Mighty 690 KGGF.

Chiefs Host Dolphins in AFC Wild Card


Familiar faces will be invading Arrowhead Stadium, with Tyreek Hill and the Dolphins battling the Chiefs in the AFC Wild Card.


It will be the first game for Hill in Kansas City since being traded to Miami after the 2021 season.


Tight end Travis Kelce says Hill should be welcomed back to KC by the fans.


The game will be the 15th consecutive home playoff game for the Chiefs, dating back to 2017. Temperatures this time around, however, are expected to be near record-low with a wind chill near 30 degrees below zero.


Kansas City defeated the Dolphins 21-14 in November, but Miami showcases the top ranked offense in the NFL.


Coverage of the Chiefs and Dolphins begins at 6 p.m. CT tomorrow on the Mighty 690 KGGF. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:10.

KSHSAA Approves Shot Clock Trial Run


Kansas high school basketball will see a drastic change for the 2024-25 season.


The KSHSAA Executive Board has approved a 35-second shot clock to be used on a trial basis. The shot clock will be an option for all member schools for varsity girls and boys games.


At the October Regional Administrator meetings, the shot clock was favored by classes 6A and 5A, however, the total vote did not favor implementation. This led to the trial system being adopted, where schools will have the choice to opt in.


Participating schools will be required to fill out a short survey after each game, so that KSHSAA can collect data on the shot clock experience. Schools opting in to the shot clock must notify the KSHSAA by October 1st.

Ravens Split Doubleheader in Dodge City


There were mixed results for the Red Ravens in Dodge City, with the teams splitting a mid-week doubleheader.


The Lady Ravens dropped Game 1 by a score of 106-75. The theme wasn't poor play from the Ravens, but rather historically good shooting from the Conquistadors, who finished the night with 23 three-pointers made and a 67% shooting percentage from beyond the arc.


Bailey Layman led the team with 17 points, Ivy Fox had 16, and freshman Karys Washington had 15.


The men were able to bounce back in Game 2, winning convincingly over Dodge 91-72.


Jahni Summers continues to progress to a star in the Jayhawk Conference, scoring 28 points to lead all scores. Cris Carroll returned from illness to score 19, and Brian Griffith had 17.


The Ravens will host the Hutchinson Blue Dragons at Nellis Hall on Saturday afternoon.

Saban, Belichick Out in Historic Coaching Day


A historic day in the football landscape sees two coaching legends depart.


Alabama head coach Nick Saban has announced his retirement following 17 seasons in Tuscaloosa, winning seven total national championships and six with the Crimson Tide.


ESPN senior writer Chris Low says this will be a day never forgotten in college football.


Additionally, longtime New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is parting ways with the team following 24 seasons and six Super Bowl championships.


Some thought the Patriots would explore a trade with Belichick to another franchise. ESPN insider Adam Schefter says, however, this was the easiest way for both parties.


Both Alabama and New England will embark on coaching searches for the first time since the 2000s.

Jayhawks Drop First Conference Game


The Kansas Jayhawks suffer their first upset loss of the season, falling on the road 65-60 to UCF.


KU began the game down seven, and recovered to lead at the half. However, a late push from the Knights saw the Jayhawks drop their first Big 12 game of the season.


Despite shooting the ball well as a team, Kansas committed 18 turnovers and shot just 55% at the free throw line.


Head coach Bill Self says the team wasn't prepared for the physicality of UCF.


The Jayhawks have another tough test ahead, facing the Oklahoma Sooners on Saturday.

Red Ravens Square Off with Dodge City


The Red Ravens are back on the road, preparing for a mid-week doubleheader with Dodge City.


The men aim to get back on track following a tough loss to a talented Garden City team. Head coach Jay Herkelman says, however, the team may be short handed tonight.


Dodge City isn't quite the regular season champions they were a season ago, but still feature plenty of talent. Herkelman says what they lack in size, they make up for in skill.


The Lady Ravens secured a nine-point win over Garden City on Saturday, and are currently in a tie for fourth place in the conference at 11-3.


Head coach Tony Turner is happy with the team defense, and says the league will only continue to get stronger.


Dodge City is led by sophomore guard Paris Santacaterina, one of the top all-around players in the league. Turner says the Conquistadors are impressive.


Coverage of the Red Ravens and Conquistadors begins at 5:15 p.m. on US 98.

Caney Sweeps Erie in Basketball Action


 The Caney Valley Bullpups swept a doubleheader tonight against the Erie Red Devils; the guys won 68-46, and the ladies won 60-41.

 In what could be considered the guys best game of the season, great defense helped Caney erase a four point 1st quarter deficit while outscoring Erie 21-5 in the 2nd quarter. Colt Hightower scored 17 of his game high 30 points in the 1st half; Layne Denny added 14 for the Bullpups.

 Reid Duff led Erie with 23 points, while Ethan Dillinger fouled out with nine points. 
 For the ladies, Myra Denny led the Bullpups with 15 points; Kim Owen's added 12 and Alyssa Scott had 10 in the win. 
 Alex Pasquarelli led Erie with 12 points. 
 Caney's next set of games will be next week in tournament action in Ramona, OK. 

Tylor Perry Finding Form for Wildcats


The Kansas State Wildcats hit the road for the first time in Big 12 conference play, and their star senior point guard is finding a rhythm offensively.


Tyler Perry is coming off a 25-point game in one of his most efficient performances of the season. Head coach Jerome Tang says Perry was able to play more relaxed.


The former Red Raven and North Texas transfer is averaging 15.7 points per game for the Wildcats this season, but has been shooting a career-low 36% from the field.


Perry says he's thankful for the support he's had in the program.


The Wildcats battle the West Virginia Mountaineers looking for their 12th win of the season, with tip off at 6 p.m. on the Mighty 690.

Fredonia Hosts Humboldt in HS Game of Week


A rematch of one of the best games in the area from last season is the High School Game of the Week, with the Humboldt Cubs traveling to face Fredonia.


The Yellow Jackets have tested their group with a difficult early season schedule. Head coach Dee Barnett says the key will be his team focusing on what they can control.


Humboldt won the game last season with a game-winning shot from Trey Sommer with three seconds left.


Barnett says this time around, his group is extremely selfless.


Coverage of Fredonia and Humboldt begins at 7:15 tonight with tip off at 7:30 on US 98.

Michigan Wins CFP National Championship


The Michigan Wolverines are national champions after defeating the Washington Huskies 34-13 in the College Football Playoff.


Michigan stayed true to a formula that has worked well for the team all season, running the ball and playing outstanding defense. The team rushed for 303 yards, and kept star quarterback Michael Penix Jr under pressure all night.


Head coach Jim Harbaugh, a former Wolverine QB, says this win is important to his legacy.


There has been plenty of speculation regarding Harbaugh potentially returning to the NFL. He says he's not focused on what's next.


The Georgia Bulldogs open as the early favorite to win the 2025 National Championship.

Red Ravens Split Weekend Doubleheader


Coffeyville Community College basketball saw mixed results on the court on Saturday.


The Lady Ravens got back on track with a 54-45 win over Garden City. It was a sloppy performance, with turnovers and extended periods of slow offense.


Head coach Tony Turner says his team played with some nerves.


Forward Ivy Fox led the way, posting 14 points with eight rebounds and four assists. Turner says Fox continues to develop as a player.


The men's team fell short to Garden City 106-92. Both Cris Carroll and Jahni Summers had 27 points for the Ravens.


Assistant coach Braeden Proctor says Summers is becoming a star in this league.


Freshman point guard Brian Griffith had another strong performance with 17 points. Proctor says the team needs him at his best moving forward.


The Red Ravens return to the court tomorrow night against Dodge City.

Riverton Rams Bullpups in Friday Night Basketball


 The Riverton Rams' duo of Loch North and Terryk Richardson were too much to handle, as the boys defeated the Caney Valley Bullpups 78-57 in high school basketball action tonight. 

 North led all scorers with 30 points (22 in the 1st half) while Richardson scored 23, including four alley-oop dunks. 
 Riverton started the game red hot from the floor and led by 15 at the half, but Caney was able to cut the deficit to single digits in the 3rd quarter before Riverton pulled away halfway through the fourth quarter. 
 The Bullpups were led by Colt Hightower with 22 points and Layne Denny with 15. 
 The Lady Bullpups started the evening off with a 60-43 victory, as Caney was able to receive great production from their low post players. 
 The Bullpups will continue their home stand Tuesday as they host Erie. 

Red Ravens Welcome New Football Coach


Coffeyville Community College officially welcomes their new head football coach.


New head coach Nick Dobler says he has plenty of people to thank for this opportunity.


Dobler spent each of the past four seasons as defensive coordinator, and has been a coach in junior college for 13 years.


He says the legacy of Coffeyville is important to live up to.


The remainder of Coach Dobler's staff was also announced with Jason Smith the new associate head coach and offensive line coach, Joseph Muscarella the offensive coordinator, Del Howard the defensive coordinator, Angel Ortiz the pass game coordinator and receivers coach, and Jarrod Sanders the defensive backs coach.

Blue Streaks Host Chargers in HS Game of Week


A pair of Southeast Kansas rivals go head to head in the High School Basketball Game of the Week.


The Cherryvale Chargers travel to Neodesha, to battle the Bluestreaks in a tri-valley league game.


Cherryvale head coach Brett Gilchrist says his team has grown confidence since the initial matchup with the Blue Streaks this season.


The Chargers have a different rotation from the first game, looking to match up with the size and physical play of Neodesha. Gilchrist says he expects to see a different gameplan defensively.


Coverage of the Cherryvale Chargers and Neodesha Blue Streaks begins ten minutes prior to tip off, with the game expected to start around 7:30 p.m.

Will Howard Commits to Ohio State


Former Kansas State quarterback Will Howard has his new home.


The senior signal caller has verbally committed to Ohio State University. Howard was 12-5 in two seasons in Manhattan, including leading the Wildcats to a 2022 Big 12 Conference championship.


ESPN reporter Tom VanHaalan says this makes sense for both Howard and the Buckeyes.


The Ohio State coaching staff conducted an in-depth evaluation of each of the top quarterbacks in the transfer portal, coming to the conclusion that Howard was clearly the best available.


Howard will be a fifth-year senior with one season of eligibility remaining, and will enter 2024 as the favorite to be the Buckeye starting QB.

Fredonia Returns to Court Ready to Compete


The Fredonia Yellow Jackets return to the basketball court following the winter break.


Fredonia has had an up and down season so far, with a 4-3 record, in part due to a tough schedule. Head coach Dee Barnett says his group embraces the challenge.


The Yellow Jackets have an intruiging mixture of returning veterans and young impact pieces.


Barnett says the group is deep, and has a variety of players who can step up.


Fredonia hosts Eureka tomorrow night in their first game of 2024.

Sedan Opens 2024 with Impressive Win


Sedan is off to an impressive start in 2024 on the basketball court.


The Blue Devils opened the second half of the season with a 56-38 victory over the Neodesha Blue Streaks.


Blue Devil head coach Zac Hill says he was happy with his team's performance.


Sedan plays each of their next four games at home. Hill says with some tough teams coming up, that is a huge advantage.


The Blue Devils will host Oxford tomorrow night at 7:30.

Jayhawks Star Corner Returning


After a nine-win season and a bowl game victory for the first time in 15 years, the Kansas Jayhawks are getting one of their stars back.


Cornerback Cobee Bryant will return for his senior season to lead the Jayhawk defense, following quarterback Jalon Daniels and running back Devin Neal.


Bryant has been named first-team All-Big 12 each of the past two seasons, the first Jayhawk defensive back to accomplish that since Aqib Talib in 2006 and 2007. He led the team in defensive snaps, and was only targeted 34 times this season.


The Jayhawks have had multiple key players announce their return for one more season, attempting to chase a conference championship.

Red Ravens Open Second Half with Barton


The Red Raven men finished the first half with three consecutive wins, and look to take that momentum into the second half of the season.


Coffeyville currently sits in seventh place in the KJCCC, and open the new year with second place Barton on the road.


Head coach Jay Herkelman says his team has a few changes to the roster.


Barton and Coffeyville played in the Region VI semifinals last season in Wichita, with Barton hanging on for a six point win. Herkelman says the Cougars have plenty of experience returning from that team.


Coverage of the Red Ravens and Barton Cougars begins at 7:30 p.m. tonight on US 98.

Lady Ravens Return to Court Against Barton


The Lady Ravens return to the court firmly in the mix for a conference championship, opening the 2024 portion of the season with the Barton Cougars.


The matchup is a rematch of last season's Region VI championship game. This season, Coffeyville sits in third place in the KJCCC, with Barton in a tie for fourth place.


Lady Raven coach Tony Turner says despite the bad blood, his team is focused on a new Barton team.


Coffeyville is just one game behind Butler and Hutchinson nearly halfway through the season. Turner says the team is focusing on details, in preparation to chase a championship.


Coverage of Barton and Coffeyville begins tonight at 5:30 p.m. on US 98.

CFP National Championship Set


The College Football Playoff National Championship game is set, following a pair of semifinal games on New Year's Day.


The 1-seed Michigan Wolverines survived the Alabama Crimson Tide in overtime, with a 27-20 final score. Senior running back Blake Corum ran in the winning touchdown, becoming Michigan's all-time touchdown leader in the process.


Wolverine head coach Jim Harbaugh says this opportunity is important for the program.


The Washington Huskies beat the Texas Longhorns 37-31 in the second seminfinal game. Quarterback Michael Penix Jr was sensational, passing for 430 yards and two touchdowns.


He says the Huskies have been bought in since the summer.


Michigan and Washington will play for the National Championship on Monday.

Cherryvale Hosts Erie in Game of Week


The Cherryvale Chargers return from break looking to find their identity, hosting the Erie Red Devils in the KGGF High School Basketball Game of the Week.


Cherryvale is 1-4 on the season, the first under head coach Brett Gilchrist. He says the team is still looking to find the right lineups and roations.


The Chargers are led by senior guard Stetson Schaffer. Gilchrist says he is a big piece to have when there are changes in the program.


Erie enters the night 5-1 on the season, with wins over Oswego and Uniontown, and a lone loss coming to Humboldt.


Coverage of Cherryvale and Erie begins at 7:20 with tip at 7:30 on US 98.1 FM.

Chiefs Conquer Bengals on NYE


For the eighth consecutive season, the Kansas City Chiefs are champions of the AFC West Division, following a 25-17 win over the Cincinnati Bengals.


Harrison Butker converted on six field goals, scoring the final 18 points of the game. Patrick Mahomes found Isiah Pacheco for the lone touchdown of the day, with Pacheco having 25 total touches for 165 yards and a score.


Mahomes says this was a nice bounce back for the team.


Cincinnati was the aggressor early, leading 17-7 in the 2nd quarter, before the Chiefs were able to gather momentum. Bengals coach Zac Taylor says Kansas City made nice in-game adjustments.


Kansas City will host at least one playoff game at Arrowhead Stadium, and wrap up their regular season against the Los Angeles Chargers.

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