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On Saturday, nearly two dozen area competitors sealed their own berths into this week’s state tournament that began this morning at Mizzou Arena in Columbia.

NEVADA — Of the nine area girls wrestlers who qualified for next week’s state tournament, six of them will be making their first trip to compete against the best Class 1 competitors in Missouri.

ARCHIE — Friday’s girls basketball game between Cass County opponents was all but over by halftime.

ARCHIE — It took the better part of the first half for the Harrisonville boys basketball team to figure out how to attack the Whirlwinds’ zone defense, and once it did, it ran away with Friday’s game against a home squad that was missing two starters after the first quarter.

The final tune up before this weekend’s district tournament in Nevada went well for the Harrisonville girls wrestling team.

Harrisonville senior Mason Worthley made three big plays during the final minute Friday night to help the Wildcats win their first conference game of the season.

 For the second time this season, the Harrisonville girls basketball team fell victim to a Warrensburg team that caught fire in the third quarter.

The Pleasant Hill girls basketball team won a pair of conference games last week, the second of which came over a team it lost to in December.

The Sherwood girls wrestling trio traveled to the Highway 13 Throwdown and finished eighth out of 23 teams. All three Lady Marksmen placed second in their respective weight classes.

ARCHIE — For the second year in a row, the Harrisonville boys basketball team battled a few smaller schools at the Archie Tournament last week, and it emerged as the champion.

Harrisonville High School junior Kayleigh Norris was recognized for her accomplishments on the track and in cross country this fall at a luncheon yesterday in downtown Kansas City.

The 14 matches between the Harrisonville and Pleasant Hill boys wrestling teams were split evenly, with each team winning seven matches by pin.

The Pleasant Hill boys, and the Harrisonville girls won the duals.

ADRIAN — An increase in numbers helped the Adrian girls wrestling team win a conference title Saturday, while the boys team won a pair of individual titles as it competed at less than full strength.

On a night where both Harrisonville varsity basketball teams played home games at the same time – in different gyms – the games ended in opposite ways Friday.

Icy conditions forced schools to cancel classes Monday, and they have made school administrators change schedules for area basketball tournaments. The Archie Tournament girls games scheduled for …

Mother Nature reared her ugly head last week, forcing school officials to cancel games and meets, including the Pleasant Hill basketball tournament and a conference wrestling event. Some teams …

ADRIAN — Both Blackhawks teams rang in the near year with a home victory over their Bates County rival last Thursday.

Harrisonville baseball and boys basketball coach Jeff Langrehr will be inducted today into the Kansas Association of Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame for his 22 years of coaching at Great Bend, where he won two state titles.

There were so many accomplishments last year in high school sports in our area, whether it’s state championships or district titles or individual honors, that it’s been tough to compile a …

Kayleigh Norris not only put herself on the map in 2023, she put herself as the runner to beat across the state in Class 4.

The Pleasant Hill district stadium is in the process of having its artificial turf replaced. It began earlier this month and is expected to be finished next month.

The Roosters won two first state championships during that era, finished second three times and placed third twice. They also had 11 individual state champions during those years.

The Archie girls team picked up three wins and gained confidence last week before the holiday break, winning the Midway Tournament on Saturday night.

A pair of wrestlers finished in the top five of their respective bracket at the boys tournament Saturday. Chris Sullivan and Luke DeVenney led the Wildcats at their home invitational. Sullivan …

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