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Smart Insurance BB Coaches Corner – 12/5

Pat StrathmanDecember 5, 2020

Hear from different coaches during the Smart Insurance Coaches Corner, every Saturday morning from 8 to 9. Smart Insurance will help you find the right policy to protect your belongings with homeowner’s or renter’s insurance, life, automobile, motorcycle, farm, boat and personal watercraft, umbrella liability and valuable property. Smart Insurance – with locations in Salina and Abilene. G...

Solomon Dispatches Burrton in Sweep

Pat StrathmanDecember 5, 2020

Solomon boys basketball coach Andrew Johnson said his team was chomping at the bit to play another team. The team confirmed that sentiment. Solomon jumped on Burrton in the first half, four players were in double figures, and the Gorillas pounded the Chargers, 68-33, Friday night in Solomon. The Gorillas outscored the Chargers 24-9 in the first eight minutes. Solomon didn't let up in the ...

Hesston Shuts Down Southeast of Saline in Season Opener

Pat StrathmanDecember 5, 2020

The Southeast of Saline boys basketball team knew it had a tough challenge to open a new season. Hesston checked in at No. 1 in Class 3A according to the KBCA preseason poll. The Swathers showed why. Hesston dominated the third quarter en route to a 71-34 victory over Southeast of Saline Friday night in Gypsum. Despite the indication from the final score, Southeast of Saline hung tough wi...

South Cougars Split With Eisenhower

Ethan DentonDecember 4, 2020

GIRLS: Eisenhower 47, South 28 For nearly two and a half quarters, the Salina South girls hung tough against Goddard-Eisenhower, but a rough night on offense coupled with a second-half surge by the visitors proved too much to overcome in the season opener at South High. Scoring was difficult for both teams in the first half. South's Acacia Weis stole the ball on Eisenhower's opening possession...

Central Girls Dominate, Boys Falter Late vs Campus

Pat StrathmanDecember 4, 2020

Salina Central girls basketball ended 2019-20 on a sour note. That disappointment led to a motivated start to a new season. Junior Aubrie Kierscht made six threes, the defense held Campus to three first-half field goals, and the Lady Mustangs opened 2020-21 with a resounding 64-21 victory Friday night at the Brickhouse. No fans were in attendance following KSHSAA's decision to not have fans ...

Sacred Heart Sweeps Ell-Saline in Season Lid Lifters

Clarke SandersDecember 4, 2020

Sacred Heart opened the 2020/21 basketball season with strong showings in both the Girls and the Boys games.  The Lady Knights defeated Ell-Saline 58 to 45 and the Knight Boys ran away from the Cardinals by a final score of 79 to 21. GIRLS: In a game riddled with fouls by both teams (over 50 combined), Sacred Heart only led by 5 after the first quarter, but was able to build the lead to dou...

Minneapolis and Inman Split Opener

Jeremy BohnDecember 4, 2020

The Minneapolis boys basketball team opened its season with a tough Inman team, but did just enough to pull out a win, 55-52. After an even first quarter that saw the two teams tied at 8-8 going in to the second, Inman then took control before halftime. The Teutons used tight half-court defense and clutch shooting take a 27-22 halftime lead. Inman was led by Tanner Heckel in the first half, ...

First Quarter Dooms Cowgirls in 45-31 Setback at Smoky Valley

Trent SanchezDecember 4, 2020

The Smoky Valley Lady Vikings used a big first quarter to propel them in their 45-31 victory over the Abilene Cowgirls Friday night in Lindsborg.  Smoky Valley outscored Abilene 16-2 in the first quarter and twice built 18 points leads in the win.  The victory for the Lady Vikings snapped a 13 game losing streak dating back to 2009. Smoky Valley got a big first quarter from Freshman, Adrian H...

Smoky Valley Girls defeat Abilene

Don BengtsonDecember 4, 2020

In Varsity girls action the Vikings raced out to a 16-2 lead after one quarter, stretching it to a 20-2 margin early in the second. Abilene would respond minimizing the deficit to 22-10 at the halftime break. Freshman Adrian Hazelwood and senior Kerington Haxton paced the Vikings with 8 each in that opening half. In the 3rd period the Vikings scored the five points to race out to a 27-10 lead, ...

Patrick Mahomes Named AFC Offensive Player of the Month for November

Chiefs.comDecember 4, 2020

Patrick Mahomes has piled up the accolades throughout his brilliant young career, and after a stellar month of November in which he led the NFL in numerous categories while guiding the Kansas City Chiefs to victories in all four games, the reigning Super Bowl MVP can add another award to the shelf. Mahomes was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Month for November on Friday after th...


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