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Smoky Valley Dominates Nickerson First Round Sub-State

Don BengtsonMarch 2, 2018

The Smoky Valley Vikings did not show any rust after a 2 week layoff racing out to a 20-10 first quarter lead. Did let Nickerson back in a little closing the gap to 31-24 at the half but then the Vikings mid 3rd 12-0 run and took a 53-36 led after 3 and dominated the 4th quarter winning going away 73-50. Nick Reinert led the team with 19, Heitschmidt had 16, Adams 12 and he and Ben Weldy pla...

Sacred Heart Blows Past Smith Center to Reach Sub-State Final

Jeremy BohnMarch 2, 2018

Sacred Heart's boys' basketball team left little doubt about where their focus level was for their 2A semifinal sub-state match-up with Smith Center. The Knights scored the first 13 points of the game on their way to a 67-27 blowout over the upstart Redmen. Sacred Heart came in to Friday night's game in Belleville disappointed with their first round performance against Ell-Saline. Although t...

AUDIO: Central Kansas Outdoors with Bob Roberts 3/3

Pat StrathmanMarch 2, 2018

Join outdoor expert Bob Roberts on Saturday mornings on 1150 KSAL for the latest edition of Central Kansas Outdoors. March is Walleye-Saugeye time at many Kansas reservoirs and Bob is seeing anglers on the lakes wading, and in boats after these early spawners. Some local lakes are very popular like Kanopolis where anglers wading do very well on various places like Loder’s point. A sleep...

2018 Area Sub-State Brackets & Results

Pat StrathmanMarch 2, 2018

The postseason is finally here for high school basketball. Below are various brackets dealing with area high school squads. Check back later in the week for scores Class 5A - Girls Sub-State No. 4 4. Newton vs 13. Salina South - Newton 50-23 5. Salina Central vs 12. Kapaun - Salina Central 61-56 4. Newton vs 5. Salina Central - Salina Central 54-37 Class 4A-I - Girls El-Do...

Cowgirls get a Career Night from Willey in Win

Trent Sanchez March 1, 2018

The Abilene Cowgirls shook off some early game rust on their way to a 49-37 victory over Wamego in the opening round of the El Dorado Sub-State.  Abilene entered as the #2 seed and will now face the top seed, Circle.  The Lady Thunderbirds defeated El Dorado 56-10.  The girls championship game will be played Saturday night at 6 PM at El Dorado High School. Neither Abilene or Wamego had playe...

Smoky Valley Girls Drop Opening Sub-State Game to Nickerson

Don BengtsonMarch 1, 2018

The Smoky Valley Vikings season ended with a loss to Nickerson 52-41 Opening up the game the Vikings led after 1 quarter 15-9 only to see the Panthers tie it up at the half 23 all. The 3rd quarter was the telling quarter as Nickerson went on a 15-0 run to lead 38-25 after 3. The Vikings got as close as 9 but Nickerson kept the Vikings at bay and went on to win 52-41 Jordon Otto led the Vikin...

AUDIO: Dodge City’s Sandbo Tabbed as Next Central Football Coach

Pat StrathmanMarch 1, 2018

After a little over a month, Salina Central has its next football coach. Mark Sandbo, an assistant coach for Dodge City and a Smoky Valley graduate, has been named the latest head coach, pending approval of the USD 305 board of education. Sandbo replaces Mike Hall, who resigned on Jan. 22. Sandbo went to Dodge City in 2011 after spending three years as athletic director of Lincoln High Schoo...

AUDIO: Wildcat Weekly with Wyatt Thompson 2/28

Pat StrathmanMarch 1, 2018

TCU used a late 9-0 run to outlast Kansas State, 66-59. With the win, the Horned Frogs ran their winning streak to four games and moved into a tie for fourth place with the Wildcats with one regular season game to play. The loss spoiled an impressive night by juniors Dean Wade and Barry Brown, Jr., who scored 41 of the team’s 59 points on a combined 17-of-24 shooting from the field. Wade w...

Salina Central Hangs On Against Kapaun

James WestlingFebruary 28, 2018

Salina Central's quest for a third straight 5A state tournament appearance continues after a 61-56 win over Kapaun Mt. Carmel in the opening round of sub-state. The Mustangs couldn't miss early, and buried five three-pointers in the first quarter. Sophomore guard Kaydn Cobb had three of the trifecta's, and Central built a six point lead, 20-14 at the end of one. Salina Central built a 32-23 ...

Second Quarter Dooms South, Girls Fall to Newton

Pat StrathmanFebruary 28, 2018

Salina South girls basketball coach Ryan Stuart knew if the Cougars wanted to pull the upset, they would have to handle the ball. After the first quarter, the Lady Railers wouldn't be denied. Newton forced 10 second-quarter turnovers, closed the first half on an 11-0 spurt, and went on to down Salina South, 50-23 at Newton High School. The Lady Railers move on to the Class 5A Sub-State champ...

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