BY JIM MISUNAS
By Jim Misunas
CLAFLIN – After leading all afternoon, the Central Plains Oilers trailed Spearville 32-28 after the Royal Lancers converted its fourth 2-pointer in the Eight-Man I state football quarterfinals.
MINNEAPOLIS - Minneapolis scored the game-winning touchdown with 19 seconds left to stun Hoisington High 17-14 Saturday in the Class 3A football playoffs. Hoisington finishes with a 9-2 record as co-champion of the Central Kansas League West Division.
The director of the Brit Spaugh Zoo in Great Bend plans to resign.
HOISINGTON – The Hoisington Cardinals played like a football playoff veteran.
CLAFLIN - The Central Plains Oilers (9-0) will play South Central (6-3) for the second year in a row in the Eight-Man I football playoffs. Both teams have beaten Macksville, St. John and Kinsley during the season.
WAMEGO – Macksville High's Henry Penner ran a perfect tactical race, his best time ever at Wamego Country Club.
WAMEGO – It's a challenge to win a state cross country championship – just ask Ellinwood coach Lyles Lashley or Macksville coach Mike Hullman.
The Great Bend Panthers played their best football of the season for three quarters against state-ranked Class 5A powerhouse Salina South.
Trunk-or-Treat was held at Northside Elementary school Wednesday afternoon. The Larned Indian football team and Larned High cheerleaders handed out candy to the students at the end of school. Cheerleaders and the booster club will hand out candy to the students who are dressed for Halloween tonight at halftime. The students celebrated Halloween Wednesday because USD 495 had parent-teacher conferences all day Thursday, and no school on Friday.
Imagine looking at the football scoreboard before Friday's kickoff at Memorial Stadium and seeing - SALINA SOUTH 14, GREAT BEND 0
A Macksville High runner has never won a state cross country championship.
After losing their football opener, the Hoisington Cardinals are rolling.
LARNED - For the second straight year, Larned High's volleyball team is an underdog and underrated team that few outsiders would expect to qualify for the Class 4A-Division II state tournament.
NEWTON - Central Plains football coach Chris Steiner felt the positive energy heading into Eight-Man I championship week.
NEWTON – The Hanover Wildcats will have images of Layne Bieberle dancing in their heads.
NEWTON – The battle of Claflin High classmates swung Victoria High's way.
The regular football season was nearly over when fate intervened.
NEWTON - The Hanover Wildcat offense will be a challenge for the Central Plains Oiler defense in Saturday's Eight-Man I state championship game at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Fischer Field.
The political polls that indicated that Gov. Sam Brownback would surely lose and U.S. Senator Pat Roberts re-election campaign was in trouble proved to be a joke.
ST. JOHN - When Judith Miller lost her son to an diving accident on Feb. 15, 1994, she never imagined she would write a book.
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NESS CITY -- Cody Price was proud of his first career interception, but his signature moment came for the Central Plains linebacker occurred on a running play.
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WICHITA - The National Weather Service in Wichita has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for sections of central Kansas, including Barton, Russell, Ellsworth and McPherson counties.The Winter Weather Advisory in effect from 4 a.m. to 6 p.m Saturday.
NESS CITY - Central Plains football coach Chris Steiner and Ness City coach Chris Bamberger were side-by-side talking about the weather at the Central Prairie League meeting this week.
ST. JOHN - St. John High School basketball all-stater Dean Wade signed his letter of intent with Kansas State University Wednesday. Wade has led St. John to back-to-back state basketball championships.
By Jim Misunas