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While the school year may have drawn to an unceremonious close, the Hiawatha High School Facebook page has lit up over the past few weeks with various honors and recognitions of students. This week, the Red Hawks named Michael Moreno as Male Athlete of the Year and Madison Gilbert and Jaye H…

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Maryanna Randall, a 2020 graduate of Horton H.S. in Horton, KS has committed to play Volleyball and Women’s Basketball for the Iowa Lakes Lakers in Estherville, IA.

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This week marks the third Senior Salute page — a tribute to those athletes and students involved in spring activities at Hiawatha High School.

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It was a season full of record breaking performances and it came to a close at the NJCAA Indoor Nationals in Lynchburg, Virginia for Highland track and field as the Scotties earned five spots on the medal stand in competition.

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Highland baseball opened the Conference portion of the season with a series spilt against Coffeyville after splitting the doubleheader on Saturday on the road with a 19-7 win and 8-3 loss.

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Hiawatha Middle School teams had two games late in the week and games again Monday and Tuesday as their season winds down.

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Fans won’t see many slam dunks or three-point shots at the Saturday morning rec league basketball games.

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Hiawatha Middle School boys basketball teams have had a busy several days, with games Friday at Holton, Monday at Royal Valley and back home Tuesday against Riverside. The teams were scheduled to finish the week with games Thursday and Friday as well.

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After a short week due to ice and snow last week, Hiawatha Middle School teams played at home Monday and Tuesday and were scheduled to be at Holton Friday.

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The Hiawatha senior baseball team traveled to Marysville on Wednesday night, and while the offense had their best outing of the year in the first game of the doubleheader, the Marysville side was just a tick better and kept the Braves winless on the season.

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The Hiawatha 16-and-under team traveled to Sabetha twice in the past week, going 1-3 against the Nemaha County squad. The Braves took a pair of losses on Friday night, with Sabetha earning 10-6 and 9-8 wins. Hiawatha came back on Tuesday night and unleashed for a 10-0 win, which Sabetha foll…

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A pair of doubleheaders mixed in with a few other games makes for a lot of baseball in one week, and the Bravos have certainly played their share over the past seven days.

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Baseball is very nearly back, and what we saw in the negotiations to get the truncated season lined up was a lot of posturing that had much more to do with future labor negotiations than what is best for the game or for fans. With a shortened go of a baseball season—just sixty games—this bas…

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The Hiawatha senior baseball team traveled to Marysville on Wednesday night, and while the offense had their best outing of the year in the first game of the doubleheader, the Marysville side was just a tick better and kept the Braves winless on the season.

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The Hiawatha 16-and-under team traveled to Sabetha twice in the past week, going 1-3 against the Nemaha County squad. The Braves took a pair of losses on Friday night, with Sabetha earning 10-6 and 9-8 wins. Hiawatha came back on Tuesday night and unleashed for a 10-0 win, which Sabetha foll…

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A pair of doubleheaders mixed in with a few other games makes for a lot of baseball in one week, and the Bravos have certainly played their share over the past seven days.

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Baseball is very nearly back, and what we saw in the negotiations to get the truncated season lined up was a lot of posturing that had much more to do with future labor negotiations than what is best for the game or for fans. With a shortened go of a baseball season—just sixty games—this bas…

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Willy T. Ribbs is a pioneering figure in the world of motorsport. He became the first Black driver to test drive a Formula One car and race in the prestigious Indy 500 and NASCAR.

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The Hiawatha 18U Braves kept plugging this week, but found themselves up against a couple of tough Nemaha County opponents, as they visited Seneca for a doubleheader on Sunday and hit Sabetha to play two on Wednesday evening.

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The Hiawatha 16U team traveled to Doniphan County on Thursday evening, managing to get in both ends of their doubleheader just before the rains came. The Braves battled back from a deficit in the first contest but could not get all the way out of the hole as they fell 6-5 in the opener, then…

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Baseball is headed back, and the Kansas City Royals are getting ready to get back into action on July 24th. The season will last just 60 games, with the majority coming against division opponents as the entire league sprints toward the playoffs. Even for a team slated to pace the bottom of t…

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Following last week’s 1-1 start to the season, the Bravos baseball team pushed their season mark to 2-3 over the past week, dropping a game against Topeka, taking a win against the Midwest A’s and dropping one to the KC Monarchs.

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The Bravos baseball team of the MidPlains League are in full swing, and the team has played a pair of games so far this week, dropping a contest with Topeka and grabbing an exciting win against the Midwest A’s on Tuesday.

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Last week we checked in on the opening round of the Major League Baseball draft, where the Royals selected a major pitching prospect in Asa Lacy and a contact hitter valued for his versatility in Loftin, who they considered taking with the fourth overall pick but fell to them in the mid-30 c…

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The Hiawatha 16-and-under team, which in a normal year would be known as the Junior Legion squad, opened play on Sunday afternoon, travelling to Oskaloosa for a pair of games. The boys nearly had the first game, but struggled in the second, as the majority of the team got their first career …

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It will be an abbreviated season for Hiawatha’s high school age summer baseball squads, but with every game on the road, it may feel as long as a typical professional season, but with the spring season taken away by the COVID-19 crisis, the boys are ready to play some baseball, and they got …

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The 2020 Major League Baseball draft was considered by most evaluators as a deep draft, but for the most part, a three-player draft at the top with Spencer Torkelson, Austin Martin and Asa Lacy consensus head-and-shoulders-above-the-rest selections. For the Kansas City Royals, who held the f…

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There won’t be any home ball games this summer, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic and the fears of further problems that may follow.

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We are on the verge of a return to professional sports, and I could not be more excited. Over the next month to two months, the NBA, MLS, MLB and other individual sports will be filtering back into our television programming, and some are even warning that with leagues trying to cram in game…

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While the school year may have drawn to an unceremonious close, the Hiawatha High School Facebook page has lit up over the past few weeks with various honors and recognitions of students. This week, the Red Hawks named Michael Moreno as Male Athlete of the Year and Madison Gilbert and Jaye H…

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It seems like a joke. Somewhat of a cruel joke, maybe a practical joke, but definitely a fitting joke. Before an MVP franchise quarterback came along, the idea that the world might shut down if the Chiefs won a Super Bowl might have been a popular meme. But then came Patrick Mahomes, then ca…

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Maryanna Randall, a 2020 graduate of Horton H.S. in Horton, KS has committed to play Volleyball and Women’s Basketball for the Iowa Lakes Lakers in Estherville, IA.

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All the talk of summer baseball, of professional sports leagues laying groundwork and of the landscape of sports for the remainder of the year has had me all kinds of worked up the last couple weeks.

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The beginning of the season may have been cut short, but representatives of the Mid Plains League met last week, and with the Governor’s guidelines outlined on re-opening activities in the state, came to the decision to salvage the baseball season.

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The Governor of Kansas has announced a lift of the stay at home order, and has outlined a phased process of re-opening the state to recreational activities. And Kansas is not alone, the nation as a whole has begun the process of moving closer to having sports back on the field. Here is my gu…

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Every year, the week in May that includes May 15th is designated National Police Week. During this week, C.O.P.S. or Concerns of Police Survivors promotes the display of blue ribbons tied on vehicle antennas as a reminder to the public of the men and women in law enforcement that have paid t…

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A former player for the Ravens football team, who remained a student according to Benedictine College, died on Sunday morning in Atchison of a respiratory episode thought to be associated with asthma.

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This week marks the third Senior Salute page — a tribute to those athletes and students involved in spring activities at Hiawatha High School.

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Things were slow in the early going of the draft, but it seemed like everything changed on Thursday night with the Packers selection of quarterback Jordan Love in the first rounds. From there, things got a little bit weird the rest of the way, and the Kansas City Chiefs’ selections throughou…

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Landmark moments can become a regular thing for a big time athlete from a small town. Former Horton Charger Trey Dishon set the standard for the rural high school when he received a late scholarship offer from Kansas State during his senior year, then just over a year later he became the fir…

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(Editor’s Note: Next week we will feature additional track athletes and also in the coming weeks we plan to feature seniors in clubs, music and band in the upcoming weeks. Congratulations to all of the seniors!)

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I don’t have a typical column for you this week — I’ve been too caught up in the draft, I suppose — so instead I’m bringing you my thoughts on a few highlights from around the world of sports for the week. Leading off, after writing the last two weeks about some of the seniors who are missin…

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By the time you read this, we will be less than a week away from the first round of the NFL Draft. In our current sports-vacuum of a world, I expect viewership to hit all-time numbers, and possibly to even rival the Super Bowl. To put it plainly, sports fans everywhere need this and if it go…