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West Regains Shrine Bowl Dominance

After having their 7-game Shrine Bowl winning streak broken in 2013; 2014 gave the West squad a chance to avenge the loss of the last year’s team.

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Preston Weigel says goodbye to football in Shrine Bowl and ready for wrestling

For a player like Preston Weigel, entering the Shrine Bowl is a different experience. Knowing it will be the last time he will put on pads and take a football field was a different experience. It is not like there is nothing on the other…

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Catchy Awards voting now underway

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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Smoky Valley moves forward after DeMott injury

Smoky Valley stormed the gridiron last season, starting the year with a 6-0 run through the non-district portion of the season. But it wasn’t without its share of adversity. Running back and homerun threat Jarod DeMott played most of the…

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Football Moms 101 at Thomas More Prep

Football is a complicated game and sometimes football mom doesn’t really follow the game until her son starts playing. That is why moms at Thomas More Prep hit the books and the gridiron over the weekend, studying the playbook and then…

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Emporia State holds first-ever off-campus football camp

It’s been a banner year for Wichita-area football players, they’ve seen the University of Kansas’ first ever Wichita satellite camp, and now Emporia State is encroaching on the city.

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Collin Klein brings leadership to K-State coaching staff

With Collin Klein under center, Kansas State had an incredible run. Two seasons ago, the Heisman finalist steered the offense with a mix of athletic ability and guts that wore on defenses like relentless and unmerciful body blows. It had…

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Preseason All-Big 12 team announced

The preseason All-Big 12 team has been released as well as its preseason award winners, all of which are voted on by conference media. This announcement prefaces Big 12 media days by five days.

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Klein looks to bring high level camps to the 'heart of Kansas'

It's not that often that football players in Northwest Kansas get the chance to get advice from a former Heisman trophy nominee. But Monday the Collin Klein Passing Academy made a stop in Norton, giving middle and high school football…

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Arthur & Bryce Brown combine camps, 'water the roots'

For many families having one athlete turn professional is humbling; but two? That’s perseverance. And for Arthur Brown and Bryce Brown that’s just one of the lessons they want to send to the youth of Wichita with their Skills camp.

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Jaden Helms: Loud Leader, Hard Worker

Without the big guys up front an offense gets sacked, and a defense gets shredded and without a leader a team lacks fervor. Good thing Chaparral has all three wrapped up into one player: Jaden Helms.

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Joseph Randle breaks from Dallas Cowboys for Wichita youth camp

Joseph Randle has been to battle as a running back for the Dallas Cowboys, and the Oklahoma State Cowboys. He has played in front of huge crowds on national television, on some of the biggest stages the game has to offer.

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Hunter Hall: 'I'd let the whole town down'

In a small town the varsity quarterback is king, and the south-central Kansas town of Clearwater is certainly no exception.

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Denzel Goolsby carries on the family tradition

Coming into the final year of high school can be a daunting thing to think about. For normal people there are several lingering questions, involving the entirety of their future.

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Ted Gilmore: 'Dream Big'

Wichita South alum Ted Gilmore made the long trip from sunny Oakland to come back to his old stormy stomping grounds.

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Bo Black hits the ground running at Hays

On the final day of the Hays High elementary school football camp, Indians first year head coach Bo Black barely has a second to slow down. And it’s been that way since he officially started on the job June 1. While Black is teaching the…

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Goodland hires Stephenson to take over the football program

Goodland High School has a new football coach.  On Monday the school board approved the hiring of Josh Stephenson.

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Colton Howell: When you love something you fight through the pain

Everyone gets hurt in football; the physical nature of the sport demands it. So if you’re going to play the game at a competitive level toughness is a must.

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Jace Williams gains returns after championship experience

You can set your watch to Buhler rolling out a pounding, brute force offense with a crew up front that lives for creating the space an explosive back needs. With the duo of Dakota Wolf and Dillon Engelland, this fall will be no different.

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Derby's 7-on-7 tournament becomes national qualifier

Derby hosted it's eighth annual 7-on-7 tournament on Saturday, where high school teams from Kansas, and surrounding states, come to compete during their off time in the summer.

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Summer camps give coaches a chance to evaluate players

When you think about summer skills camps, you might think they are all about learning and they are. But it’s not just the high school students doing the learning. These summer camps allow coaches, like Fort Hays State head football coach…

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Charlie Weis brings KU camp to Wichita

Bishop Carroll Catholic High School hosted Kansas University’s coaching staff, including Head Coach Charlie Weis, for what was the Jayhawks’ first ever satellite camp in the Wichita area.

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Looking Back: Heather Williams' favorite coverage of 2013-2014

So I cover 48 schools in North Central and Northwest Kansas on a full time basis. Sometimes I get a chance to check out a Salina area school like St. John’s-Tipton or Beloit or a Southwest/South Central team like Scott City or Meade. But…

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Where are They Now: Former Salina Central RB Jake Sharp

The high-school career of former Salina Central running back Jake Sharp can be described in one simple word, legendary.

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Previous State Champions

Year
6A
5A
4A
3A
2A-1A
8 Man 1
8 Man 2
2011
Olathe South
Hutchinson
Rose Hill
Conway Springs
Centralia
Madison
Thunder Ridge
2010
Wichita Heights
Blue Valley-Stilwell
Louisburg
Silver Lake
Meade
Madison
Baileyville B&B
2009
Olathe North
Hutchinson
Bishop Miege
Wichita Collegiate
Centralia
Quinter
Hanover
2008
Junction City
Hutchinson
Topeka Hayden
Conway Springs
Smith Center
Baileyville B&B
Hanover
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