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MHS FALL SPORTS PREVIEW

MHS FALL SPORTS PREVIEW

August 26, 2015

Cross Country It would appear that the future is bright for Head Coach Dina Giles’ cross country team this season. On the girls side Giles will field one of her more talented teams in recent years, as Carlie Shupe and Molly Achterberg return. Last year Shupe finished 11th at the state meet as a sophomore, […]

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Sports Potpourri by Mac Stevenson

August 26, 2015

Winning teams in college football – almost without exception – have a quarterback that is a highly effective passer. It’s an asset to have a QB that has run-pass ability, but the pass is by far the most important. Kansas State coach Bill Snyder hasn’t named his starting QB, but all indications are that Jesse […]

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BHS FALL SPORTS PREVIEW

BHS FALL SPORTS PREVIEW

August 26, 2015

Cross Country After seeing both the boys and girls teams qualify for state last year, veteran Coach Rena Mick has high hopes for this year’s edition. The boys return seven runners, led by senior Trent Wood and sophomores Jaden Dawson and Sean Conklin. Five freshman will join the group, including Cameron Betz who ran well […]

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Sports Potpourri by Mac Stevenson

Sports Potpourri by Mac Stevenson

August 19, 2015

17In any human endeavor there is no substitute for the energy and enthusiasm and confidence of the young. That’s all the 2015 Kansas University football team and their coaching staff have going for them at this point in time. Without going into boring detail, it’s obvious to qualified observers that KU is short on talented […]

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Minneapolis Sports Hall of Fame Inductee: Ryan Wedel MHS Class of 2006

Minneapolis Sports Hall of Fame Inductee: Ryan Wedel MHS Class of 2006

August 19, 2015

Ryan Wedel was a scoring machine with a special touch for three pointers during his years at Minneapolis High School. In 2006, Wedel was voted Mr. Basketball in Kansas and was a three time All-State selection. He is the all-time leading scorer in MHS history with over 2,000 career points including 46 games over 20 […]

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Minneapolis Sports Hall of Fame Inductee: Linda (Shea) Smith MHS Class of 1992

Minneapolis Sports Hall of Fame Inductee: Linda (Shea) Smith MHS Class of 1992

August 16, 2015

Linda Shea Smith is known for her incredible speed. During her high school career, Smith won 16 medals at Kansas State Track Meet competitions – eight gold medals, six silver medals, and two bronze medals. Of the 16 medals, twelve were individual medals including three golds in the 100m dash, one in the 200m dash […]

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Sports Potpouri by Mac Stevenson

August 14, 2015

Kansas State’s great football coach will have his hands full for the 2015 season, but don’t bet against him. Bill Snyder, starting his 24th season as head of the Wildcats, lost a lot of talented players from 2014, but K-State’s cupboard is far from bare. Snyder has one factor that will be to his advantage during […]

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Minneapolis Sports Hall of Fame Inductee: Mark Allison

Minneapolis Sports Hall of Fame Inductee: Mark Allison

August 5, 2015

uredAt 6’5” and 265 pounds, Mark Allison is easily the most celebrated football player in recent Minneapolis High School sports history. During his high school career, Allison made All League Defense and Offense, All State 3A, All State All-Classes Top 11, Parade All American, Super Prep All American, Preseason USA Today Top 25, All Area, […]

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Sports Potpourri by Mac Stevenson

Sports Potpourri by Mac Stevenson

August 5, 2015

Rumors of instability among members of the Big 12 are, once again, beginning to circulate. Anyone who thinks the league is all set is sadly mistaken. Recently Oklahoma president David Boren expressed a desire to see the Big 12 expand; that’s not a suggestion that the other conference members will all agree with. Is there […]

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Sports Potpourri by Mac Stevenson

Sports Potpourri by Mac Stevenson

July 30, 2015

Football coach Bill Snyder has done more for Kansas State than any other person in the history of the university. Does that mean he’s been involved in academic issues? No. Does that mean Snyder has made administrative decisions concerning K-State? No. But the success of his football teams has improved the national name recognition and […]

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