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Riley Smith

Halstead's Riley Smith takes school's video streaming to higher level

HALSTEAD - One of James O'Brien's former tasks as Halstead High School athletic director was to make sure a hard-working underclassman, Riley Smith, got a few nights off.

O'Brien, now principal at Remington Middle School, appreciated Smith's drive and dedication to provide quality video streaming of the Dragons' many sporting events and activities. But a school calendar can get pretty full.

"There's a lot going on and he deserved it," O'Brien said. "But it was a lot harder when he wasn't there." [Read]

Alex and Drake Sexton

Silver Lake twins Allie and Drake Sexton find niche in forensics and debate

by Brent Maycock

Without them even realizing it, Allie and Drake Sexton had a seed planted when they were young that would blossom at some point. "Our dad, for the kids books he would read to us, he would do all the voice of the different characters," Drake said. [Read]

SE of Saline

Alderson, Newkirk return to form, sweep Wamego XC Invitational titles

Past state champions put frustrations of 2020-21 season behind them to dominate loaded fields [Read]

WK2 Pick Six

Pick Six Game Recaps from Around the State

The KSHSAA Covered crew has your week two round up from football around the state [Read]

Gymnasts to Watch


As the gymnastics season gets underway. Here are some to keep an eye on. [Read]

25 Top Girls Cross Country

25 Girls Cross Country Runners to Watch


25 Boys Cross Country

25 Boys Cross Country Runners to Watch


Brooklyn DeLeye

Washburn Rural volleyball rises to occasion against brutally tough early schedule

Brent Maycock

It's never been in Kevin Bordewick's nature to have his teams - be it volleyball or basketball - ease into their seasons with a schedule front-loaded with lesser competition.

Nahh, year-in, year-out, Bordewick puts together as challenging of a schedule as he can for his Washburn Rural teams, knowing in the long run it will pay dividends in the Junior Blues' pursuit for state championships. [Read]

Stanton County

Tradition-rich Stanton County hungry for more success

Rick Peterson Jr.

With a combined 23 team state championships in school history between the girls and boys teams, Stanton County cross country is among the most decorated programs in the state.

Coach Mike Horton makes it a point to bring up the Trojans' tradition-rich history a couple times each season. [Read]

Aquinas Mens Cross Country

Aquinas needs young runners to step up as Saints eye 8th straight state title

by Mac Moore

In any high school sport, winning consecutive state titles requires a little bit of luck.

Even for St. Thomas Aquinas, a team looking for its eighth straight Class 5A state title in cross country, that luck can swing both directions. [Read]

Buhler XC

Pipeline fuels Buhler's run of Class 4A state success

by Scott Paske

Buhler's Tanner Lindahl and his senior cross country teammates know the stakes could be high in late October when the Class 4A championships are run at Wamego Country Club. [Read]

Olathe West XC

Olathe West girls enter cross country season feeling confident following 2020 state title

by Mac Moore

Olathe West girls cross country runners were taken by surprise when they won the 2020 state title by a single point over Blue Valley Northwest. [Read]

Southeast of Saline poised to go after Class 3A title repeat

Southeast of Saline poised to go after Class 3A title repeat

Trojans overcame setbacks for championship sweep in 2020

Not everything went completely to script for the Southeast of Saline cross country teams in 2020.

Coming off a second straight Class 3A state championship for the boys and a runner-up finish by the girls in 2019 - and returning the bulk of both squads - expectations were as high as maybe they've ever been for the program. Which is saying plenty given the Trojans' rich history. [Read]

Doniphan West girls build culture with 1A championship run

Doniphan West girls build culture with 1A championship run

There was a time not so long ago when Doniphan West not only wasn't considered a cross country power, it was barely a program.

But it only takes a spark to start a fire. And the spark for the Mustangs began as a flicker in middle school five or six years ago. [Read]

SCK Players

25 Football Players in SCK


WKS Players

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Pick Six East

Aquinas lowers boom in lightning-delayed game

Roeland Park - The lightning struck, but the Thunder did not roll for the reigning Class 4A state champion. In a game interrupted twice by the weather, St. Thomas Aquinas and its dominant ground attack proved too much for St. James Academy in a 28-7 win for the Saints Friday night at Bishop Miege High School. [Read]