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A pair of senior teammates from the Horton Lady Chargers basketball team have been honored with All-State recognition for their play this season. Both Kailea Smith and Maryanna Randall were mentioned among the State’s best in Class 2A by both the Topeka Capital-Journal and Sports in Kansas.

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They were here and then they were gone. Just like that. One positive test for COVID-19 in a professional basketball player, before the rest of us understood the serious nature of what was coming, and the landscape of sports began to quake.

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The Big 7 All-League basketball teams were released this week, with a single Hiawatha player earning first team consideration, as well as four other earnings recognition as Honorable Mention.

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The Horton Chargers completed their basketball seasons a week ago, and with the season coming to a close, the Northeast Kansas All-League teams were announced this week. Three Lady Chargers made the list, while a lone member of the boys team would join them.

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Brown County Humane Society, 2393 Mallard Rd., Hiawatha, KS, 785-742-1976, email: brcohs66434@yahoo.com. Please come out and see all the super wonderful dogs and cats that are available for adoption. The more that can find a home, the more space we have to save more!

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The feelings may still be raw for fans and players alike of Hiawatha High School’s basketball squads, as both the boys and girls teams had their seasons cut short in riveting Sub-State games that felt like an abrupt punctuation to positive seasons for both squads.

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The Peru State women’s basketball team will be hosting a Shooting & Ball Offensive Skills Camp with Coach Willie Williams through Breakthrough Basketball. The camp will be held April 18 and 19 in the Al Wheeler Activity Center on the College’s campus.

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Thursday night’s matchup between the Hiawatha Red Hawks and Marysville Bulldogs had all the fireworks you would have expected given the teams’ preseason hype. After a long season muddied the waters a bit for the Red Hawks, they bounced back to earn a win against Pleasant Ridge on Monday nigh…

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The new Hiawatha Red Hawk powerlifting team took part in the Horton Invitational meet and had an outstanding day, earning 27 individual medals and a team trophy for the women’s group.

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A major upset was within the grasp of the Hiawatha Lady Red Hawk basketball team on Tuesday evening, as the 8-12 Red Hawks took on a 16-4 Bishop Ward team seeded 3rd in the Sub-State tournament. The 6th-seeded Hawks held a lead into the third quarter, but could not finish the game off, falli…

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The Doniphan West Mustangs’ basketball season has come to an end, much sooner than hoped for. In the regional tournament, the girls defeated Onaga 65-40 on Feb. 25, then lost to Centralia 39-59 on Friday, Feb. 28.

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(Editor’s Note: Thursday’s game was past our production deadline. Check www.hiawathaworldonline or the Hiawatha World Facebook for an update on sub-state after tonight’s game.)

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The Sub-state tournament is on the horizon, with seeding officially set as of Wednesday morning, and the Horton Chargers played just once this week, a contest against ACCHS on Tuesday evening, with the Lady Chargers earning a win and the boys taking a loss.

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The regular season came to a close for local basketball teams on Tuesday evening, and the Hiawatha Red Hawks hosted the Riverside Cyclones for their final game, with both the boys and girls squads earning wins by wide margins.

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The second half of the season has not always been one to remember for Hiawatha’s sharpshooter, Sage Meyer, but the senior scorer bounced back in a big way on Friday night, scoring 28 points in the Red Hawks’ 68-61 win over the Jeff West Tigers.

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Monday night’s matchup with the Holton Wildcats was an unpleasant affair for the Hiawatha Red Hawks, as the Big 7 foes faced off in a makeup contest from a weather-postponed game earlier in the season, and the Cats were able to win both of the varsity games.

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Doniphan West High School senior wrestlers Carter Jensen and Nathaniel Howerton have qualified for the state tournament at Hays. Howerton placed first in the 182 division at the Council Grove 1-2-3A regional tournament and takes a 28-1 record to Hays. Jensen placed second in the 126 division…

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The Hiawatha Red Hawks hosted the Holton Wildcats on Tuesday night, with a pair of varsity games taking center stage at the Round House, each of which were decided in the final minutes. The Hiawatha boys closed out their game with a 60-56 win, while the ladies could not quite get over the ed…

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Making up a game from the week of the boys’ midseason tournament, the Hiawatha Lady Red Hawk basketball team visited the Horton Chargers on Thursday night and despite a good back-and-forth contest, a disastrous third quarter for Hiawatha positioned the Chargers to pick up a 55-46 win.

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The Doniphan West basketball teams begin post-season play this week in the Valley Falls regional bracket with Burlingame, Centralia, Onaga, Troy, Valley Falls, and Wetmore.

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The Hiawatha Lady Red Hawks have played some of their best basketball of the year, as of late, and that trend continued on Friday night, as the Hawks toppled the Royal Valley Panthers by a tally of 42-31. Hiawatha disrupted the Panthers with quick hands and aggressive defense all night, and …

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The Horton Charger powerlifting team traveled Basehor on Saturday morning to compete in the Basehour-Linwood Invitational meet, where Elanie Vanderweide posted a dominant day in her weight division to lead a handful of Chargers with outstanding finishes.

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Friday night offered a look into a potential matchup in the upcoming girls Sub-state tournament, as two of the top teams in the Northeast Kansas League, the Jackson Heights Cobras and the Horton Lady Chargers clashed at Jackson Heights.

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Tuesday night was a long one for the Red Hawks and their traveling fans, as the basketball teams hit Sabetha for a Big 7 League matchup with the Jays. Both varsity squads struggled at the offensive end, as the Lady Red Hawks dropped their game 34-21, with the boys dropping their game 49-40.

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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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With Winter Homecoming right around the corner, Hiawatha High School students and staff are gearing up for a week of competition and fun, beginning on Monday, with Spirit Week and ending with the Winter Homecoming Dance on Friday — Valentine’s Day.

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What a week it has been. There was the long, cruel wait for game time to finally arrive, the buzz of energy as both teams traded blows in the early going, the sinking and sickening feeling of near defeat and the elation of victory. And that’s not to mention the mental hangover that has hung …

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The Hiawatha Invitational was not altogether pleasant for the Horton Lady Charger basketball team, as they dropped their final game of last week to Marysville in the opener, then dropped their first of this week to Falls City. But the Chargers bounced back to secure a pair of blowout wins to…

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Tuesday night’s games against the Nemaha Central Thunder did not go the way the Hiawatha basketball teams had hoped, as the squads visited Seneca and each came away with a loss.

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The Hiawatha Red Hawks nearly overcame a devastating start to the game on Monday night, as the team hosted the Jeff West Tigers, but a late comeback bid fell short, leaving the Hawks with a 10-point loss. The Lady Hawks made their noise early against the Tigers, but could never find the same…

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Slow starts have been a trouble spot for the Hiawatha Lady Red Hawks this season, but in the team’s final game of the Hiawatha Invitational on Saturday, the Hawks blew the doors off of Maranatha in the opening quarter as they ran away with a 48-26 win to take 3rd place in the tournament.

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This week was a bit of a calm before the storm for the Hiawatha Red Hawk boys basketball team, as they have sat idle since Saturday as the girls participate and host the Hiawatha Invitational, but on Friday night the Hawks shook off their rust to hand a 62-17 beating to the Horton Chargers.

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A slow start and late misses are the only things that stood between the Hiawatha Lady Red Hawks playing in their home tournament’s title game, as they came up just short against the top-seeded Jackson Heights Cobras on Thursday evening, dropping a nail-biter of a 35-30 game.

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For a game that looked easily in hand through much of the contest, Tuesday night’s Hiawatha Invitational very nearly turned into a nightmare for the 4th-seeded Lady Red Hawks, but the girls survived an errant last second three pointer from the Bears to hold on for a 32-30 win.

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Despite a 7-2 record and the second seed in the Hiawatha Invitational, a week’s worth of rust and a game Marysville squad was too much to overcome in Tuesday night’s tournament opener, as the Horton Chargers ladies basketball team dropped the game 52-38.

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It did not take long for Hiawatha to unleash an entire off-season’s worth of frustrations on Thursday night, as the Red Hawks avenged last year’s season-ending overtime loss to Maur Hill in the Sub-state semifinal. The Hawks exploded out of the gate on their way to a 60-34 win in the semifin…

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That’s right, folks, that says Super Bowl right there. I will get into breaking down the matchup with the San Francisco 49ers next week, but this week is going to be the equivalent of sitting back and letting it all sink in, and taking a look at what this win means down the line. After Sunda…

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Pleasant Ridge had its chance, and then had another chance within the same week to knock off the Horton Charger ladies basketball team, but could not convert either opportunity, as the Lady Chargers improved to 7-2 on the season with a pair of wins over the Rams.

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A postponed league matchup could not stop a showdown between preseason Big 7 favorites, the Hiawatha Red Hawks and the Jeff West Tigers, as the teams met up in this week’s McLouth Invitational mid-season tournament.