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Ell-Saline Falters in HOA-CPL Challenge

Morgan LillichDecember 16, 2017

The Ell-Saline Cardinals carried the momentum of a Tuesday doubleheader sweep at Ellinwood into Saturday's Heart of America vs. Central Plains League Challenge matchups at McPherson College in McPherson. On paper, both the boys' and girls' from Ell-Saline and their respective opponents appeared to be evenly matched.  The Cardinal boys entered the afternoon at 2-3, squaring off with a 2-3 Medic...

AUDIO: Coaches Corner 12-16

Pat StrathmanDecember 16, 2017

The basketball season is in full swing. As is the Coaches Corner, live from Russell's Restaurant every Saturday from 8 to 9 am. Join 11 different high school basketball coaches from the area as they recap the week's action. Girls basketball coaches on show: Salina Central's Chris Fear, Salina South's Ryan Stuart, Sacred Heart's Arnold Schmidtberger, Southeast of Saline's Shauna Smith and El...

Backes’ 4th Powers Mustangs Past Cougars, SC Boys Roll

Pat StrathmanDecember 16, 2017

Salina Central senior Elisa Backes was frustrated by Salina South's defense all night long. But when the game mattered most, the future Nebraska-Kearney Loper made the difference. Backes spun down the left lane and buried a left-handed hook shot with four seconds left to give Central its 11th-straight win over rival South, 48-44. The game started with the Mustangs in control 12-6, but the...

Sacred Heart Sweeps Minneapolis

Jeremy BohnDecember 16, 2017

One year ago, Sacred Heart beat Minneapolis at the buzzer on a stunning layup at the end of regulation. In 2017, the result was eerily similar, with the Sacred Heart girls coming away with a 51-49 win. Though there was no buzzer-beater this time, the first match up of the year between league foes did not lack in drama. Sacred Heart got the lead early behind Anna Ivey’s 10 first half poi...

Abilene Sweeps Concordia in NCKL Opener

Trent SanchezDecember 16, 2017

The Abilene High School Basketball Teams opened league play tonight on the road at Concordia.  Abilene bounced back nicely with a pair of wins tonight after being swept by McPherson on Tuesday.  The Cowgirls used a fourth quarter comeback in their 53-47 victory while the Cowboys snapped a three game losing streak with a 58-38 win. The Cowgirls looked early on like they were headed towards an ...

Smoky Valley Boys Hands Halstead 1st Loss

Don BengtsonDecember 16, 2017

The Smoky Valley Vikings split a pair of games at home against 5-0 Halstead. In girls action, a 10-10 first quarter quickly changed as Halstead outscored the Vikings 34-12 in quarters two and three to win going away 57-28. Williams hit six threes as she totaled 24 points for the game. Freshman Gerber added 15. In the nightcap, the Vikings led early 3-2 and not again until 49-48 with 10 se...

AUDIO: Voice of KC Chiefs Mitch Holthus 12/14

Pat StrathmanDecember 15, 2017

Kansas City is back on top. The Chiefs shut down Derek Carr and the Raiders offense, rookie Kareem Hunt ran for over 100 yards and Kansas City stayed in the AFC West championship hunt with a 26-15 take down of Oakland on Sunday. Kansas City lit up the Oakland defense to the tune of 408 yards on 71 plays. Quarterback Alex Smith was 20-of-34 passing for 268 yards and a pick. Hunt had 25 carrie...

Osweiler Leads Broncos Past Colts

Pat StrathmanDecember 15, 2017

Once quarterback Trevor Siemian went down, the Denver Broncos never panicked. Neither did replacement Brock Osweiler as he recorded three touchdowns in Denver’s 25-13 road win against Indianapolis. Denver started in a 10-0 hole through a quarter-plus of football. Indianapolis quarterback Jacoby Brissett ran for a seven-yard touchdown in the first and kicker Adam Vinatieri followed up the s...

Liberty Sign Three Defensive Players

Salina Liberty ReleaseDecember 15, 2017

The Salina Liberty gets “defensive” with new roster additions! The Liberty announced the signings of Marrion Holmes, Eric Johnson and Kivar Thurmon. Marrion Holmes is a 6’1 317 defensive lineman from De Funkiak Springs, Florida. Holmes attended college at the University of West Georgia. During his senior year playing for the Wolves, Holmes had 36 total tackles, 12 solo & 24 assists wh...

Royals Acquire Keller, Smith Via Trades

KC Royals ReleaseDecember 15, 2017

KANSAS CITY, MO (December 14, 2017) – The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have acquired right-handed pitchers Brad Keller and Burch Smith in separate trades following the Major League portion of the Rule 5 Draft.  Keller was selected fifth overall by the Cincinnati Reds, while Smith was taken sixth overall by the New York Mets, before being acquired by the Royals for a player to be...

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