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Smoky Valley splits home games with Nickerson

Don BengtsonJanuary 9, 2018

Smoky Valley girls reached their highest point total of the year but fell to a hot shooting Nickerson Panther team by a 68-54 score. The vikings scored 23 in the 2nd quarter but still trailed 40-29 at the half. Nickerson t hen outscored the Vikings 20-7 in the 3rd and it looked  like they were going to pull away but Smoky Valley caught fire and outscored the panthers 18-8 in the 4th led by 12 4th...

AUDIO: Kansas Wesleyan Coaches Show 1-8

Pat StrathmanJanuary 9, 2018

The Kansas Wesleyan Coyotes are back. And so it the Kansas Wesleyan Coaches Show.  The program made its return for 2018 and the program will run every Monday from 6 to 7 pm, live at Burger Theory inside the Holiday Inn just past Lowe’s. Come in for the $6.99 Build-Your-Own-Burger Special that includes a side. Various members of the Wesleyan athletic department will be there. The men's bas...

Red-Hot Shooting Lifts No. 9 WSU over USF

WSU Athletics ReleaseJanuary 7, 2018

WICHITA, Kan. – No. 9 Wichita State shot a season-best 62.7 percent overall and drained 12 three-pointers to cruise past USF, 95-57, Sunday afternoon in Charles Koch Arena. Wichita State (13-2, 3-0) was on pace to break the school record for best field goal percentage in a single game, before slowing in the final minutes. For about 35 of the 40 minutes, WSU was shooting better than 70 percent...

Bethany Women Trip Up Sterling, Men Struggle

James WestlingJanuary 7, 2018

Bethany Head Coach Keith Ferguson does what he can to avoid technical fouls. However, with 2:46 left in the third quarter, and Bethany trailing 53-43, he knew his team needed a spark. From that point forward, Bethany out-scored Sterling 32-18 and hung on for a 75-71 win in Lindsborg. "I wanted a T", said Ferguson. "They were more physical than us, and I knew that we needed something to get us g...

Defense Leads KWU Men Past OKWU, Women Falter Late

Pat StrathmanJanuary 6, 2018

Kansas Wesleyan always preaches defense first. The Coyotes stuck to their motto, holding the Oklahoma Wesleyan Eagles to just three points in the last four minutes, giving KWU a 66-59 victory at Mabee Arena on Saturday. Wesleyan extended its home conference record to 5-0 and the Coyotes held their opponent to below 60 points for the third consecutive contest. Oklahoma Wesleyan dictated the g...

No. 10 Kansas Holds Off No. 16/15 TCU, 88-84

KU Athletics ReleaseJanuary 6, 2018

FORT WORTH, Texas - The No. 10 Kansas Jayhawks saw a 10-point second-half lead disappear, but were able to fend off the No. 16/15 TCU Horned Frogs with the help of some clutch free throw shooting down the stretch Saturday night inside Schollmaier Arena. Senior guard Devonte' Graham led all scorers with 28 points which included eight-straight free throws in the final two minutes to help KU secure t...

Chiefs Blow 18-point Cushion to Titans

Pat StrathmanJanuary 6, 2018

The home playoff woes continue for the Kansas City Chiefs. Tennessee quarterback Marcus Mariota led the Titans to three second-half touchdowns, including one throw to himself, and the Titans rallied from a 21-3 deficit to stun the Chiefs 22-21 on Saturday for their first playoff win in 14 years. Meanwhile, the Chiefs extended their home-playoff losing streak to six, a NFL record. KC's start ...

K-State’s Rally Falls Short at No. 18/18 Texas Tech, 74-58

KSU Athletics ReleaseJanuary 6, 2018

LUBBOCK, Texas – A valiant second-half effort by Kansas State wasn’t enough to overcome a complete all-around first-half effort by No. 18/18 Texas Tech, as the Red Raiders moved to 3-0 in Big 12 play with a 74-58 win on Saturday afternoon before 12,531 fans at United Supermarkets Arena. Texas Tech (14-1, 3-0 Big 12) led by as many as 21 points in the first half on nearly 70 percent shooting...

AUDIO: Coaches Corner 1-6

Pat StrathmanJanuary 6, 2018

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 ...

Buzzer Beater Earns Ell-Saline HOA Split With Marion

Morgan LillichJanuary 6, 2018

The Ell-Saline Cardinals seemed destined for heartbreak Friday night in Brookville.  Clinging to a one-point lead in final seconds of the boys' battle with Marion, junior guard Sam Zinn drove the baseline, dishing out an assist to fellow Warrior junior Noah Dalrymple in the low block.  Dalrymple got the bucket and drew a foul, giving Marion a 42-41 lead with just 4.9 seconds to play. Even wit...

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