Category: Sports

KSHSAA makes big decisions

The Kansas State High School Activities Association (KSHSAA) Board and League Members met to vote on several topics about the upcoming winter sports season on Tuesday, Nov 24. The meeting lasted over four hours as members went back and forth on various topics, but one fact remained clear: their hope was to maintain the safety of the communities but find […]

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When sports and politics intersect and other musings

Let’s cut to the chase. The average person is tired of politics, but it’s fascinating how some of the terms used in sports apply in politics, too. For example, in the closing days of the presidential campaign, Donald Trump used a full-court press to try and close the gap against challenger Joe Biden by holding multiple rallies in two or […]

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Hillsboro, Marion volleyball players named to all-league teams

Congratulations to the Central Kansas League 2020 Volleyball All-League athletes. Senior Jessica Saunders, middle hitter, of Hillsboro, was unanimously voted 1st team. 2nd Team girls were junior Sammie Saunders, outside hitter, senior Teegan Werth, outside hitter and sophomore Kori Arnold, L, all of Hillsboro.   Congratulations to the following Marion High School volleyball girls on their Heart of America Volleyball […]

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Hillsboro, Marion players named to district football teams

Congratulations to the 2A All-District No. 5 2020 Football nominations. Multiple Hillsboro and Marion athletes were awarded the following honors. First Team Offense and Defense Senior Austin Rempel, Hillsboro, was voted unanimously for both defensive line and offensive line. Also unanimously voted was defensive back, junior, Matthew Potucek of Hillsboro. The other Hillsboro athletes were junior Tristan Rathbone, linebacker, and […]

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Area sports round-up

Area sports round-up

Canton-Galva Football: Going into the semi-final game against Madison, the Canton-Galva Eagles had the longest winning streak in Kansas at 23. Unfortunately, that streak came to an end, and Canton-Galva’s amazing run to defend their state title ended, 34-24, last Friday. Canton-Galva got up early, 18-6, over Madison, but unlike so many other games in the past year, Madison punched […]

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Area Wide Sports 11-11-20

Area Wide Sports 11-11-20

Canton-Galva Football: Despite getting down 6-0, something they haven’t had much history of this season, Canton-Galva roared back with 56-unanswered points and won their second round playoff game over Burlingame last Friday. The Eagles got on the board twice in the first quarter, once when Garrett Maltbie rushed 18-yards for a score, and other when Brayden Collins pounded in a […]

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Happy birthday to an amazing dad

My dad (Walter Kleinsasser) would have been 98 years old on Nov. 9, but he died in 2015 at the age of 92. He was truly one-of-kind. He was a great dad, husband, and father, who, with my mom, spoiled me rotten and I loved every minute of it. One of the best things he did was to write his […]

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There’s more to coaching basketball than just the Xs and Os

Buzz Williams is a basketball coach, but he teaches far more than basketball. He wants his student-athletes to know why the national anthem is played before games and why it matters. Just to be clear, the reason for his action was not in reaction to Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the national anthem in 2016. The teaching moment below occurred before […]

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Area Sports Round-up

Area Sports Round-up

Canton-Galva Football: Canton-Galva kept rolling through opponents, this time over Lincoln, 70-8, last week. The scoring came often and it came quickly, with Brayden Collins getting the Eagles started with a 5-yard plunge into the end-zone to put Canton-Galva up 8-0 after the conversion was good. He followed up with touchdown runs of both seven yards and 57-yards before Garrett […]

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10-21-20 Area sports round-up

10-21-20 Area sports round-up

Canton-Galva Football: Another game and another blow-out for Canton-Galva, who crushed yet another team—this time: Solomon, 66-0. The scoring started with a break-away by Brayden Collins on a 37-yard touchdown run to put the Eagles up 8-0 after a two-point conversion. Just barely two minutes later, Garrett Maltbie got to pay dirt on a 15-yard scamper to put Canton-Galva up […]

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