Month: April 2011

MORAN — A group of physics students at Marmaton Valley High School got quite a charge out of their most recent class project. Under the guidance of instructor Stephen Smith, they converted a 1978 MG…

“One in our hearts … one in our arms” was foremost in the minds of McKinley Elementary School’s Team Welch members as they collected more than $2,500 for the March of Dimes.Faculty and staff members…

CHANUTE — Iola High’s Garrett Catron and Zeph Larney finished sixth in their respective singles division at Thursday’s 2011 Southeast Kansas League tennis tournament.The Mustang doubles teams were eighth and ninth, respectively.Catron, playing in the…

PARSONS — Iola High’s golf team was way off the pace in Thursday’s Southeast Kansas League designated tournament. It was the Labette County High Invitational.The Mustangs finish ninth with a 381 team total. Independence won…

UNIONTOWN — Uniontown High hosted  Humboldt and Yates Center in softball junior varsity games last Saturday.Uniontown beat Humboldt 6-4 with Mandie Ridge as the winning pitcher, giving up five hits, walking five, hitting two batters…

Sixty Iola Middle School students recently competed in a nationwide Scholastic Challenge.Winning the state championship in the sixth-grade division was Ryan Eyster. Clara Wicoff, a seventh-grade student, competed with eighth-graders and took first place in…

“Trees are Terrific — and Kansas Forests Are, Too!” was the theme of this year’s Arbor Day poster contest.“Terrific” also is an apt description of Zach Cokely’s poster and his artistic ability: He had the…

NEODESHA  — Yates Center High’s David Van Hoose and Uniontown High’s Emily Aikins were double gold-medal winners at Thursday’s Neodesha High Invitational track meet.Van Hoose won the 100-meter dash in 11.7 seconds and the 200-meter…

HUMBOLDT — Iola High’s junior varsity baseball team notched two more victories Thursday against host Humboldt High’s Cubs.The Mustangs used a 12-hit attack to win 10-3 in the first game. They scored four runs in…

PARSONS — For the second year in a row, Iola Middle School is the owner of the Southeast Kansas League golf trophy.The Ponies won their final golf tournament Thursday at Katy Golf Course in Parsons.Iola’s…