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PLEASANTON — Marmaton Valley Junior High’s volleyball team swept its way to victory Thursday, although it was anything but easy. The Wildcat A team played a best-of-five match against host Pleasanton because the Blu-Jays did…

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City Royals outfielder Alex Gordon announced Thursday he will retire after the season. Gordon played his entire 14-year career in Kansas City, and is a three-time all-star, a seven-time…

HUMBOLDT — Break out the brooms. Humboldt Middle School hosted Eureka in a series of matches, and won them all. The Lady Cub A team won, 25-18 and 25-21. Head coach Darcie Croisant singled out…

HUMBOLDT — Humboldt Middle School’s defense allowed the team’s offense to find its groove Thursday. The Cubs lost a fumble on their first possession and went scoreless in the first quarter against visiting Eureka. Little…

BURLINGTON — Iola Middle School’s eighth-grade A team had a volleyball match worthy of an amusement park thrill ride Thursday. (Think roller-coaster, head coach Terri Carlin said.) The Mustang crew dropped the five-set match to…

Iola High School Principal Scott Carson admitted afterward he bit off more than he could chew. In watching a recent Iola High School tennis practice, Carson offered a challenge to Iola’s top tennis duo, sisters…

Add groundskeeper to Vince DeGrado’s coaching responsibilities this week. DeGrado, head coach of the Allen Community College cross country and track teams, is in the midst of hurriedly preparing a 5-kilometer course suitable for a…

MORAN — Marmaton Valley High head coach Tara Kegler spoke earlier this week about seeking more consistency from the Wildcat volleyball team. Message delivered. Marmaton Valley capped a 3-0 night on the court, defeating visiting…

CARBONDALE — Iola Middle School’s eighth-graders continued their winning ways Thursday. Sparked by Cole Mathes’s long kickoff return for a touchdown to start the game, the Mustangs blasted host Santa Fe Trail, 48-0. “It was…

HUMBOLDT — With cool, overcast skies, and some of the top cross country runners in the area, Marv Smith was expecting some intense racing Tuesday. And that’s exactly what happened at the inaugural Humboldt High…