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BURLINGTON — Iola High has qualified two wrestlers, Danny Boeken and TJ Taylor, to the firstever Class 4A Substate Wrestling Tournament.  The pair qualified Friday at the regional round: Taylor by finishing fourth at 126…

FREDONIA — Keyed by its transition game, and led by sophomore Trey Sommer, Humboldt High’s Cubs overcame a slow start to roll past host Fredonia, 73-59. The Lady Cubs also prevailed, 53-32. Sommer, a 6-1…

YATES CENTER — Yates Center High’s boys and girls topped visiting Southern Coffey County in a pair of hard-fought victories. The Wildcat girls emerged with a 25-22 victory, while Yates Center’s boys sent the Titans…

The NCAA Tournament bubble is typically populated with teams from small conferences and middle-of-the-pack big conference schools. A pandemic that has wreaked havoc on the college basketball season is also reshaping the curve. Perennial power…

MORAN — First the bad news. A cold stretch starting in the late first quarter did in Marmaton Valley High’s girls Thursday. A number of turnovers turned into transition buckets for the visiting Eagles, leading…

MARYVILLE, Mo. — A couple of familiar faces on the high school sports scene crossed paths once again Thursday evening. Ethan Holloway, a two-time all-state basketball player for Iola High’s Mustangs, had the best game…

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Ochai Agbaji scored 19 points with five 3-pointers, Christian Braun had 18 points, five rebounds and six assists, and Kansas cruised past Iowa State 97-64 on Thursday night for its second…

With their respective schedules already disrupted multiple times because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Iola High’s boys and girls basketball teams are now dealing with Mother Nature. The onset of the worst winter snap of the…

MORAN — A young, paper-thin Marmaton Valley High squad knew it was in for a tough night with Uniontown coming to town. The Wildcats’ foremost struggle this season — ball handling — corresponds with Uniontown’s…

HOUSTON (AP) — J.J. Watt and the Houston Texans split Friday, ending the tenure of the face of the franchise and adding further turmoil to an offseason of upheaval. “I have sat down with the…