Category: Sports

Before you yell at the referees, let me tell you about my daddy

My cousin recently shared with me a blog post by Carolyn Moore. It’s worth a read as the basketball season reaches a climax in the next month or so. “Most of the time, you probably don’t even notice he’s there. But the official prowling the sidelines of your high school gymnasium isn’t just a zebra to shout angry words at […]

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Area Sports Roundup 1-29-2020

Canton-Galva Basketball—The Eagle girls defeated Goessel, 45-36, Tuesday. Tia Moddelmog led all scorers with 12 points. The boys, meanwhile, hosted a tournament last week and finished sixth. The Eagles lost to Sedgwick, 64-51. Canton-Galva defeated Ell-Saline Thursday, 69-33. Brayden Collins led the team with 17 points. Tyson Struber scored 13, and Xavier Westbrook 10. In the fifth-place game, Canton-Galva lost […]

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Area sports roundup 1-22-2020

Area sports roundup 1-22-2020

Canton-Galva Basketball—The Eagles lost a pair of games to Little River Tuesday. The girls lost, 37-21, and the boys lost, 58-41. Canton-Galva’s games with Goessel scheduled for Friday were postponed because of an illness-related school closure at Goessel. The girls were scheduled to play at Goessel Jan. 21, while the boys will travel to Goessel Jan. 28. The Eagles will […]

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Slick compaints about basketball uniform dress rules

My agent I.M. Slick dropped by the other day and asked me to write a column about basketball uniform rules. Here’s what transpired. Joe: Why should I write how players are supposed to wear their basketball uniforms? Slick: Why not? Joe: First, who cares how players wear their uniforms? And secondly, who cares how players wear their uniforms? Slick: You’re […]

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Goessel Cheer squad enjoys activity

Goessel Cheer squad enjoys activity

Katie Wright, a sophomore, has been on the squad for two years. Her favorite part of cheer is having the opportunity to learn new dances and stunts and being able to show the fans what cheer is really about. “I am looking forward to dancing and cheering with the little girls at our mini cheer clinic,” said Wright. Makayla Davis, […]

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Fifth grade girls win rec tournament

Fifth grade girls win rec tournament

Front row (from left) Amyah Werth, Ella Potucek, Cheyanne Plenert Back Row (from left) Abby Beavers, Khloe Funk, Mackenzie D’Albini, Daisy Klein, Austyn Driggers. The Hillsboro girls fifth-grade basketball team won their final tournament at Council Grove on Saturday, Jan. 4.

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Mike MacNeill hired as Tabor College’s new volleyball coach

Mike MacNeill hired as Tabor College’s new volleyball coach

Tabor College athletic director Martin Ziesemer has announced that Mike MacNeill has accepted the position of head volleyball coach for the Bluejays. MacNeill is a graduate of California Baptist University and has a master’s degree in Education. MacNeill was a standout player on the CBU men’s volleyball team, and led CBU to two NAIA Championships. Most recently, MacNeill was the volleyball […]

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Hillsboro Track coaches honored

Hillsboro Track coaches honored

(From left) Dennis Boldt, Malinda Just and Jeff Haslett with the awards they received on Saturday, Jan. 4 in Junction City at the Annual Kansas Cross Country Track and Field Winter Coaches Clinic. Boldt was selected as the 2A boys head coach of the year. Just received her award for the 2A assistant coach of the year for jumps while […]

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Marion Track pole vault coach honored

Marion Track pole vault coach honored

Marion assistant track and field coach Jerry Smith was recognized as the Class 2A pole vault coach of the year at the Kansas Cross Country and Track and Field Coaches Association Recognition Luncheon Saturday in Junction City. Smith has coached Marion vaulters for the past 20 years and has had a state medal recipient in each of those years. He […]

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Area Sports Roundup 1-1-20

Area Sports Roundup 1-1-20

Canton-Galva Basketball—The Eagles swept Herington, Friday, Dec. 20. The girls won, 44-39, and the boys won, 60-25. Centre Basketball—The Cougar girls lost to Wakefield, 42-36, Friday, Dec. 20. Alyssa Espinoza scored a team-high 12 points. Kelsey Hett scored 11. “We got off to a good start, leading throughout the first quarter and were up 20-15 about half way through the […]

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