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2014 Football Schedules & Previews all in one place

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In just a few short days, football will kick off in Kansas. The nine games in your school's schedule will determine if if moves in to November football or not.

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Catchy Award Winners of 2014

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More than 12,500 of you voted for this year Catchy Awards. Every single one of those votes was heard in deciding the best of the best among high school sports stars. Below are the winners.

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Kapaun looking for lessons from senior class to continue success

May 18 was a rollercoaster for Kapaun volleyball head coach Terri Hessman. Watching a group of seniors graduate comes with the territory. But this was no common variety group of seniors.

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Catchy Awards voting now underway

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It is time for the Seventh-Annual Catchy Awards to honor the top student athletes of the year. The media and coaches have spoken with their all-state, all-league and all-area teams. This is a chance for you, the fan and supporter of high…

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All-GWAL softball teams released

Bishop Carroll's Jessi Haffner

Fresh off its fourth-straight state championship, Bishop Carroll has placed seven of the available eleven spots on the All-GWAL softball first team. Just add it to the case.

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All-GWAL baseball team

Heights' Keylan Killgore

Bishop Carroll and Heights both entered the state tournament with just two losses and while Heights lost on the first day, Carroll came away with the third place finish. The story was much the same for All-GWAL selections as Carroll placed…

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All-GWAL girls soccer team released

The City League coaches have released the All-City girls soccer teams for the 2014 season.

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All-State Baseball Teams Announced

The top players in the state have been announced by the Kansas Association of Baseball Coaches. Each player selected on the first and second team had an outstanding year and these selections reflect the hard work and dedication these…

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Kapaun's Wheeler vaults to state championship

Alyssa Wheeler picked the best day to set a personal best in pole vault.

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Penalty kicks win it for Kapaun Mt. Carmel

When Kapaun’s Kelsi Andrews stepped out of the goal on April 17 against Wichita Northwest, she wasn’t aware of when she’d see it again.

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Stevens drives Kapuan to three-peat at state golf

For the last three years, Sam Stevens and Kapaun Mt. Carmel have been the one constant in the pressure cooker of the state golf tournament. After shooting a 72 at the Wichita Country Club, Stevens finishes his high school career as a…

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KSCA releases final girls' soccer rankings

Wichita Trinity girls' soccer

None of the top teams budged from last week’s rankings for the final list of the season. St. Thomas Aquinas is still the team to beat going into postseason play as the Saints are the overall No. 1 team. Olathe East moved up to No. 3…

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Mustangs repeat in 5A team and doubles, Ark City freshman wins singles

It was a repeat team champion but first-time singles and doubles winners in the Class 5A State Tennis Tournament at Kossover Tennis Courts.

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Rain postpones final rounds at 5A tennis

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The first day of state tennis is all about jockeying for position. Trying to make the cut so you can compete on the second day. That’s because when Day 1 is finished, the 12 singles players and 12 doubles teams left standing are assured…

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East girls swimming take sixth consecutive GWAL title

It has almost become a rite of spring. As May winds down, you can set your watch to Wichita East swimming winning a GWAL title. After racking up an astounding 398 team points, almost twice as many as second place Wichita Heights, the Blue…

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State Tennis Championships

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With the early winter storm on Friday, state tennis faced a dismal word. Postponement.

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Kapaun hires new girls' basketball coach

Kapaun's Lindsey Medina

From Kapaun Mt. Carmel Athletic Department

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Final tennis rankings released

Blake Hunter of Topeka Hayden

As the boys’ tennis season comes to a close this coming weekend, teams have settled into their ranks. There is one change from last week in all four classes.

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KSCA releases seventh girls' soccer rankings

Kapaun vs. Bishop Carroll girls' soccer

The top teams in 6A, 5A and 4-1A have a combined six losses on the season and a combined 35 wins. St. Thomas Aquinas boasts the second-best record in the state regardless of class at 14-1 and tops the All-Class ranks because of it. Maize…

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Kapaun tennis uses depth to take GWAL title outright

After winning the regular season duals, the formula for Kapaun to win its second-straight City League title, and its first outright title since 1997 was easy. The Crusaders simply needed to win the league tournament and the championship…

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April 21st Girls Soccer rankings released

The KSCA has released the fourth edition of the girls soccer rankings. 

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Local Athletes win events, move onto finals

University of Kansas’ Rock Chalk Park hosted its first event this week with the KU Relays.

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Kansas Relays wrap up for the year

The Kansas Relays wrapped up on Saturday and a number of local athletes ended their weekend in the top three.

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Bishop Carroll survives, sweeps Kapaun baseball

Healthy rivalries always bring the best out of opposing teams, and provide exciting outcomes. There’s no doubt baseball’s version of the Holy War is a healthy rivalry.

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KABC releases first baseball rankings list

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The Kansas Association of Baseball Coaches announced the first set of 2014 rankings this month.

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Kapaun baseball sweeps doubleheader against Wichita South

After splitting two games away from home in Hays, Kapaun baseball returned to Wichita to sweep South and improve to 3-1 on the season.

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Tennis Rankings: March 24

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The second round of boy's tennis rankings was released today. Andover Central finds themselves ranked fifth in Class 4A after not being ranked last week.

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Preseason Boys Tennis Rankings Released

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The first set of boy's tennis rankings was released. Wichita Collegiate won the 4A state title last season, and with the success the Spartans find themselves ranked first in 321A.

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Kapaun's 2013-14 basketball season wrap up

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After a big win against defending 6A champions Wichita South at the beginning of the season, the Kapaun Mt. Carmel girls basketball team was confident they could be successful. They set many goals for the rest of the season, including…

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Marvin Estes announces retirement from coaching girls basketball at Kapaun

Kapaun Mt. Carmel high school announced today that Marvin Estes has retired as the head coach of girls basketball. Estes coached the team from 1976 to 1980, and returned to coach the Crusaders in 2011 through the end of the 2014 season. In…

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Leavenworth's girls, Lansing's boys win in 5A

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It was a clean sweep for Northeast Kansas in the Class 5A state basketball finals at the Kansas Expocentre.

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State Basketball Brackets

State Basketball began on Wednesday with quarterfinal play, while state champions will be named on Saturday, March 15. Below are the brackets for every State Tournament. (Links available on desktop only. Please check the Catch It Kansas…

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Defending 5A girls champ Aquinas falls, other top seeds advance easily

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This year’s girls Class 5A state field is without an unbeaten. Making up for that is a plethora of once- and twice-beaten teams. The top two seeds, Leavenworth and Salina Central, were both 21-1. Seeds three through five are, in order,…

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Kapaun Bowling Season Wrap Up

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In their first few meets of the season, the Kapaun Mt. Carmel bowling team got off to a slow start.

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Second-half defense propels Kapaun by Andover and on to state

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For the first half of Saturday’s substate championship between Andover and Kapaun Mt. Carmel, it looked like the Jaylyn Agnew vs. Sydney Kuhn show. The Trojans’ Agnew had scored 18 points while the Crusaders’ Kuhn had tossed in 13, as…

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Catch-All: Sub-State Boys Basketball

Many sub-state championship games are set for tomorrow while 5A tickets to state were punched. See if your team is still alive in the Friday Boys Basketball Catch-All.

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Catch-All: Sub-State Girls Basketball

It’s Friday night during Sub-State week and whether your team was in the Semifinals or the Championship the pressure of win or go home is imminent. Read on to see how your team performed.

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Heights barely defeats Kapaun in 5A sub-state championship

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 It’s hard to beat a team three times in one season. The Wichita Heights Falcons were faced with that challenge in the 5A sub-state championship against Kapaun Mt. Carmel on Friday night. There was a little more on the line than records…

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St. James captures first state wrestling title at 5A championship

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Everything seemed to go well the first day of the Class 5A state wrestling tournament at Hartman Arena. That is, until Mother Nature decided to rear her often-ugly head. Saturday’s forecast caused tournament officials to revise the…

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KBCA releases final rankings before the postseason

Sub-state tournaments begin on Monday night and before the do, the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association has released its final rankings of the year.

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Goddard, KMC trail St. James Academy after 5A semifinals

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As it is every year in 5A, the Wichita local powerhouse teams like Goddard, Kapaun and Ark City are holding strong in the team competition but Lenexa's St. James Academy shot out to an impressive day one lead heading to the finals.

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Regional Bowling Results

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Regional Bowling is going on around the state for class 6A and 5-1A. In order to qualify for the state tournament next weekend, teams and individuals compete to be the best at their regional site.

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Catch-All: Girls Basketball - Feb. 25

Sub-States a week away and it’s time for the ladies to put the final touches on their game. Anyone looking to find some rhythm will hope to get a couple wins this week.

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5-1A State Swim Finals: Miege takes home the gold; Heights second

It took 19 years, but Bishop Miege head coach Dennis Mueller finally got his. With a score of 261, the Stags ran away with the team title. Wichita Heights was the runner-up with 242 points and Blue Valley Southwest rounded out the top…

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Kapaun wins its own stacked 5A wrestling regional

Qualifying for state out of the Kapaun Mt. Carmel regional did not come easy. With two-time defending state champion Arkansas City, resurgent state power Goddard, and co-City League champions Bishop Carroll and Kapaun, along with a…

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Catch-All: Boys Basketball - Feb. 21

Sub-state approaches, ever closer to bringing an end to the basketball season, and the goal, for now, is to find that ever-elusive rhythm to take your team far into the state tournament. Read on to find out who’s finding their rhythm.

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Catch-All: Girls Basketball Friday - Feb 21

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Tonight marks the last big Friday night for high school basketball before post season play begins. Next week, Friday night games will be split into two evenings, with half the games on Thursday and the other half on Friday. This, of…

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Boys State Swimming Preview

This is it. For hundreds of high school swimmers across Kansas, the hundreds of hours spent wading through tens of thousands of gallons of water throughout the season; all of their swimming dexterity is put on display Friday and Saturday,…

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State Swim Psych Sheets Released

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State Swim Psych Sheets have been released by the KSHSAA. Below you can find the name, school, and best time for the student-athletes participating in both the 6A and 5-1A swim meets.

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GWAL wrestling tournament produces three-way tie for the league title

The competition at the top of the City League has been intense all year. Wichita Northwest had the edge in the duals, with Bishop Carroll coming in second, and Kapaun finishing third. So in the league tournament, a Kapaun win with 186…

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Catch-All: Boys Basketball Friday - Feb 14

The season’s coming to a close in a few weeks and boys basketball teams had to grind out another game on their way toward postseason play.

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Catch-All: Girls Basketball Friday - Feb 14

It’s Valentine’s Day, but there wasn’t much love in the air in high school gyms around the area. As the regular season winds down, see how your team finished the week in the Friday Girls Basketball Catch-All.

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Jacobs leads Kapaun girls, Price is right for Carroll boys

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With all-everything players like Syndey Kuhn and Sam Backrodt on your team, it’s easy to sit back and watch them go to work. But when the other team, your biggest rival no less, holds them to 14 points combined, someone needs to step up.

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Wichita East wins 6th straight boys swim GWAL title

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It’s tradition after the Greater Wichita Athletic League Swimming meet for the winning team, coaches included, to take a victory dip into the pool.  East head coach Joe Hutchinson has learned a few lessons after winning the GWAL title for…

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Wrestling Rankings: Feb 11

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The Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association has released the rankings for February 11.  Below are team rankings, with links to the complete rankings, which list individual wrestlers as well.

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Catch-All: Boys Basketball Tuesday

Basketball season settled into a little more normal rhythm after the weather caused chaos all over the state last week. However, there was still plenty of wild action inside gyms in Kansas. See if your team survived a crazy night in the…

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Catch-All: Girls Basketball Tuesday

Girls are finally able to get back into a normal week after all the snow cancellations and postponements, but that doesn’t mean all the games went according to the norm.

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Kapaun recovers after hard-fought loss to South

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At the beginning of the season, the Kapaun Mt. Carmel girls basketball team shocked the defending 6A state champions of Wichita South, winning 55-39.

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KBCA announces Feb 9 basketball rankings

The new rankings for girls and boys basketball have been released.

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Wichita South girls hold off Kapaun

When the top-ranked team in 6A, and the No. 4 team in 5A get together as league rivals, you don’t have to add a lot of extras for it to feel like a playoff game. And when the Wichita South and Kapaun girls got together on a Saturday, it…

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Catch-All: Boys Basketball Friday

Kids were snowed in all week and anxious to get back on the court, where some intriguing match ups played out all across the state.

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Catch-All: Girls Basketball Friday

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The winter weather kept just about every team from playing on Tuesday, so Friday presented the only basketball action before the weekend. Below is a list of some girl's basketball scores from Friday night.

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Signing Day Celebrations

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Due to the inclement weather, some of the Signing Day celebrations were postponed on Wednesday.

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Wichita East Boys Swimming continues GWAL dominance

Blue’s on their caps, it’s in the water, and it’s on their 2013 state championship banner. The theme of blue has left Wichita East swimming’s opponents black and blue in the wake of their GWAL dominance that’s stretched to six ace years.

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Wrestling Rankings released for Feb. 4

The Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association has released the rankings for February 4.  Below are team rankings, with links to the complete rankings, which list individual wrestlers as well.

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Kapaun swim team finds new inspirtation

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In their meet against Wichita East and Wichita Southeast Thursday, the Kapaun Mt. Carmel boys swim team proved to themselves that they could swim with one of the top teams in the state.

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Final Day of Girls Tournament Week in the Books

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Today the tournament champions were crowned despite the nasty weather outside. The lone postponement of the weekend is the Hiawatha Tournament which will wrap up on Monday.

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Kapaun and Miege advance to championship in Newton

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With a rowdy crowd, a home court advantage, and all the momentum, The Newton Railers had the top-ranked Kapaun Mt. Carmel Crusaders right where they wanted them; on the ropes.  All Newton had to do was repeat the first half performance in…

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Catch-All: Thursday Girls Basketball Tournament Week

The ladies had Thursday night all to themselves as there were no boys basketball games to be played. Read on to see how the girls tournament games progressed. Click the tournament for coverage from Thursday night.

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Kapaun girls bowling team is looking to remain consistent in 2014

In their first City League meet of the season Tuesday, the Kapaun Mt. Carmel girls bowling team came out strong, defeating Wichita East and Wichita West. Saturday however, at the Great Plains Invitational, they were disappointed with their…

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Tournament Week Championships

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The first of two tournament weeks is just about finished, but first a few championship trophies need to be handed out.

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Tournament week brings shake-up to Jan. 27th KBCA Rankings

Tournament week on the boys’ side brought with it some big shake-ups in several classes of this week’s KBCA Basketball polls.

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Kapaun beats Collegiate for the Bluestem Classic title

At the Bluestem Classic in El Dorado, the Kapaun Crusaders advanced to the championship game in spite the third quarter in each of their previous two games. But in that championship game against Wichita Collegiate, it was the third…

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Wichita East flexes it's muscle and depth in Heights Invite win

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With 21 different teams in attendance, there was no shortage of quality competition at the Wichita Heights swimming invitational on Saturday, January 25.

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Catch-All: Boys Basketball Friday

Friday rolled on by and for some tournaments that meant championship-game time, but for others it’s just the semifinals. Read on to see how your team performed.

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Catch All: Thursday Boys and Girls

Boys tournaments are becoming clearer after Thursday night. Many finals have been set as we storm toward the weekend. See how your team did tonight in the Thursday Basketball Catch-All.

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KWCA releases Jan. 21 wrestling rankings

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The Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association has released the rankings for Jan. 21.  Below are team rankings, with links to the complete rankings, which list individual wrestlers as well.

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Basketball rankings released

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The January 19th basketball rankings have been compiled and released. In 6A, the Maize girls dropped from second to third in the rankings while Wichita East boys moved up from third to second.

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Kapaun boys fall in the city-league rivalry with Heights

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From the start it was evident it would be a fight to the finish. The Kapaun Mt. Carmel Crusaders battled the Wichita Heights Falcons Friday in a close game that wasn’t decided until the final minutes.

“I thought it would go down to the…

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Catch-All: Boys Basketball Friday

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The third Friday of the year brought on new hurdles for the boys basketball teams to overcome. Some were looking to remain undefeated, while others were searching for their first win of 2014.

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Catch-All: Girls Basketball Friday

Another Friday has come and gone. Girls teams around the state are heading for tournament week before making the final push to the postseason. See how your team ended the week in the Friday Girls Basketball Catch-All.

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Kapaun wrestling picks up dual win over Wichita West

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Of the 11 matches Wichita West and Kapaun had on the docket Thursday night, two stood out as headliners.

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KBCA releases updated basketball rankings

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The KBCA has released rankings for the week of January 12.  The Hesston Swathers look like a force to be reckoned with, as both boys and girls are top ranked in 3A.

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Kapaun wrestling wins and learns

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The Kapaun Mt. Carmel wrestling team came away with a decisive victory Thursday, beating Wichita East 55-16. The Crusaders started the night off on a high note, with wins in the first two matches.

“I felt like we came out and became…

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Catch-All: Girls Basketball Friday

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Only seven of them left before postseason begins, but another Friday night is in the books for the girls' basketball teams around the state.

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Catch-All: Boys Basketball Friday

The first full Friday of 2014 has come and gone and we have all the scores and stats from Boys Basketball.

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Kansas Shrine Bowl releases 2014 rosters

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The Kansas Shrine Bowl has announced rosters for the 2014 game, to be played on July 26 at Pitt State University.

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2014 McDonald's All-American Nominees

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A list of male and female nominees was updated yesterday for the 2014 McDonald's All-American Games coming up on April 2nd. In 2012, current KU standout Perry Ellis played in the McDonald's All-American Game while finishing up his time at…

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The first set of basketball rankings in 2014 announced

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The new year is here and teams are ranked according to their performances from 2013. The brand new rankings were released and are the first of 2014.

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Kapaun girls make comeback to top Andover

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For a half, the Andover girls looked like a team better prepared for a deep run in the 5A state tournament. In the other half, Kapaun Mt. Carmel showed them what it will actually take to get there.

Kapaun (6-0) won the third quarter 17-4 to…

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Last-second shot propels Hutchinson past Kapaun

It’s not how you start, but how you finish, and basketball doesn’t get any more exciting than when all 36 minutes are decided the final seconds.

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Kapaun basketball gets a sweep over Carroll to end the year

When Kapaun Mt. Carmel and Bishop Carroll get together, expect fireworks. In the last game before the break, the Kapaun boys escaped disaster at the end of regulation to beat the Golden Eagles 45-39 in overtime, and the Crusader girls…

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KBCA Releases Third Set of Basketball Rankings

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The Kansas Basketball Coaches Association released the final rankings before we celebrate the holiday season.

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Catch-All: Girls Basketball Tuesday

Week 3 kicked off with a bang around the area. Teams looked to start strong on the final push to Christmas. See how your team did in the Tuesday Girls Basketball Catch-All.

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Catch-All: Boys Basketball Tuesday

Christmas looms ever closer and high school hoops are entering Week 3. There were some GWAL games looming large on the schedule with heavy league implications. Read on to see the results.

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Catch-All: Boys Basketball Friday

Week 2 came and went, faster than expected, and boy's basketball was as exciting as ever.

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Catch-All: Girls Basketball Friday

The end of Week 2 is here with a busy Friday of basketball action. See how your team did in the Friday Girls Basketball Catch-All

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Bishop Carroll topples No. 3 Kapaun

The Bishop Carroll vs. Kapaun rivalry goes back decades and it only seems fitting that their first meeting this wrestling season came down to the final match.

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Preseason mentality of the Kapaun Lady Crusaders

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In the weeks leading up to their first game, the Kapaun Mt. Carmel girls basketball team worked hard learning new strategies they would carry out for the rest of the season.

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  • Coach Young steps down at McPherson

    McPherson High School head football coach Tom Young has announced his resignation from McPherson High School effective at the end of this school year.  He met with members of the Bullpup Football team Thursday morning and made the announcement.

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  • Riley Osen of Winfield

    Kansas runners represent at Nike Heartland

    Winfield High School junior and Class 4A State Cross Country champion Riley Osen competed in the 2014 Nike Cross Country Heartland Regional meet on Sunday, Nov. 9, at Yankton Trails Park in Sioux Falls, S.D.  Osen finished 19th in a field of 283 runners. 

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  • All-State soccer players named

    The Kansas Soccer Coaches have named the top players in the state. Several City League and area players were named among the best in Kansas.

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  • All-State volleyball teams released

    After the trophies are handed out and teams are crowned champions, then comes the individual accolades. The Kansas Volleyball Association has announced their 2014 All State Team’s, Player and Coaches of the Year award for all classifications.

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  • Heart of the Plains League Catch-All: Fall Sports Week 9

    Two football teams head into the final week of the regular season with perfect records. Skyline’s big fall continues with the lone HOPL volleyball team to advance to state. Several teams will be presented at state cross country.

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  • Riedmiller dominates, captures 3-2-1A state tennis title

    The best word to describe Wichita Independent sophomore Anna Riedmiller after Saturday’s dominant performance is determined. She came up just short in the 2013 state tennis tournament so she was determined not to be denied this year.

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