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The Doniphan West High School Mustang varsity girls improved to 5-3 with wins over Washington County (53-49) on Friday, Jan. 3 and Frankfort (51-41) on Tuesday, Jan. 7. Senior Makinley Smith scored 30 for the Mustangs against Washington County and freshman Chloe Clevenger had 12. Against Fra…

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After nearly three weeks between games over winter break, the Hiawatha Red Hawks played one game last week before Friday’s game was postponed due to weather, giving the teams another week off, and the rest did the Hawks well as both varsity teams scored a win against Riverside on Tuesday night.

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The Christmas break seems to have come at the right time for Horton High School, as the Charger basketball teams each pushed to 2-0 since their return from the break. The Chargers knocked off Effingham a week ago, and on Tuesday night knocked off Oskaloosa to gain momentum heading into the s…

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Doniphan West Winter Royalty has been rescheduled for Saturday, Feb. 1 as icy weather led to Friday night’s cancellation of the game against Linn and Winter Royalty crowning.

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The Horton powerlifting team took part in the McLouth Invitational on Saturday, and several members of the team turned in top performances at the meet. Charger lifters brought home four top lifts as well as a slew of other strong results.

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With their last wins over Sabetha all the way back in 2011, the Hiawatha Red Hawks earned their first win over the Bluejays in nearly a decade on Tuesday night, as the boys upended the Jays by a score of 73-53.

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In their return to action after winter break, the Horton Chargers visited ACCHS and both the boys and the girls stole a win from the home squad in a tandem of tight contests that came down to the final seconds.

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The end of the December portion of the basketball season is here, and for the Horton Chargers, that meant a pair of tough home losses to wrap up 2019, as the Chargers hosted JCN and both the boys and girls team ended up on the wrong side of the decision.

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After a hot start to the season, the Hiawatha Red Hawks played their third consecutive Big 7 contests on Thursday night, as the teams traveled to Royal Valley for the final game before Christmas break, and the Panthers handed both squads their third straight loss.

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This week, the Mustangs hosted Troy on Tuesday, Dec. 17 and are scheduled to play at Valley Heights on Friday, Dec. 20.

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After a letdown game against Jackson Heights last week, the Horton Lady Charger basketball team rebounded this week, as they knocked off MHMA on Friday night, then came back to put on a show against McLouth. The boys suffered through a pair of tough outings, while the wrestling and powerlift…

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Big 7 play has not been kind to Hiawatha to open the season, as both the boys and girls saw their season marks drop to .500 and 0-2 in league play after hosting the Nemaha Central Thunder on Tuesday night. The Lady Red Hawks were on the wrong end of a 73-21 loss, while the boys suffered a 45…

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After a pair of home wins against non-league foes to open the season, the Red Hawks opened up Big 7 play, as well as their road schedule, on Friday night as Hiawatha traveled to Perry Lecompton. Both Red Hawk teams ran into tough competition and absorbed their first losses of the season, as …

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The Hiawatha Red Hawks hosted the Troy Trojans on Tuesday night for their final tune up before Friday night’s Big 7 opener at Perry Lecompton. Both the boys and girls ran off wins against the Trojans, with the girls keeping Troy just out of reach and the boys running the Trojans off the floo…

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Hiawatha senior receiver Michael Moreno was selected by several publications this week to the Kansas Class 3A All-State football team, as well as Honorable Mention to the All-Class All-State Team. Moreno was a lightning rod in his final season for the Red Hawks, as a threat to score any time…

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The Horton Charger basketball season got underway this week, with the teams opening their year with games against Valley Falls and Jackson Heights. The Lady Chargers went 1-1 for the opening week with a big win over Valley and a loss to the Cobras that stemmed from a slow start. On the boys …

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Basketball season is upon us, and the Hiawatha Red Hawks kicked off the season with a bang on Saturday night, with the girls securing a come-from-behind win over the visiting ACCHS Tigers in early action, and the boys running Effingham off the floor for a massive win in the night cap.

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The time for State championships is upon us, and three local football teams punched their tickets to title games last week, as Nemaha Central and Perry Lecompton of the Big 7 and Centralia of the Twin Valley League are all set to play for State glory on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

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The fall All-Big 7 honors have been announced and several Hiawatha Red Hawk athletes were among those selected for the season-long recognition.

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For the second season in a row, the Hiawatha Red Hawk football team closed their season with a matchup against the Bishop Ward Cyclones, and for the second season in a row, the finale offered a reprieve after a tough season, sending Hiawatha’s seniors off with a big win.

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The Horton Chargers were unable to grab their first victory in their final chance of the season on Friday night, as the team hosted Mission Valley and suffered a 56-8 defeat. The visitors exploded early to put the game out of reach within the opening minutes,

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The Doniphan West High School cross country girls are the 1A state champions. They claimed the trophy after a great team performance at the state meet on Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Wamego Country Club golf course.

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In what was somewhat of a rebuilding season for the Coach Becky Shamburg and her Hiawatha Red Hawk Cross Country team, the team continued to show its staying power, as both Justin Hodge and Kate Madsen earned State medals at Saturday’s 3A State meet at Rim Rock.

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Saturday’s 3A Sub-State matchup between the 4th-seeded Maur Hill Mount Academy and the number 5 seed, the Hiawatha Lady Red Hawks was a contest between two tough teams with records hovering around .500, and it played out very much that way.

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The Hiawatha Lady Red Hawk tennis squad may not have seen the results they wanted in the win-loss column this season, but first year coach Trace Woods says he saw progress on the court all season long, and despite getting swept at their Regional meet to end the season, Woods knows his team i…

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The ACCHS Tigers were not the most welcoming bunch on Friday night, as the Effingham squad hosted the Horton Chargers and put a 52-6 beating on the visitors in the final game of District play.

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The DWHS girls cross country team is statebound after winning the Washington County regional on Saturday, Oct. 26. Leading the team to the finish line was Elle Williams in third place (20:55), Chloe Clevenger in fourth (21:18), Claire Cole in sixth (21:42), Aly Gobin in 35th (25:20), Emma Al…

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The Hiawatha Red Hawks returned to the Leonardville Golf Course on Saturday, where the team took part in their Class 3A Regional, as individuals and teams vied for a spot at this weekend’s State meet at Rim Rock.

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Marysville visited Hiawatha on Friday night, and needing a big win to secure their path to the Class 3A State playoff, bullied the Red Hawks to the tune of a 68-20 win.

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With a combined team effort in scoring, the Doniphan West High School girls cross country team claimed first place at the Twin Valley League meet at Onaga on Thursday, Oct. 17.

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It has stayed on the quiet side since the Nemaha Central game early this season, but Hiawatha’s passing attack jumped back to the forefront on Friday night at Royal Valley, but the early scoring was not enough, as the Panthers exploded for 27 unanswered points in the second half, to take the…

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The Hiawatha volleyball team did not have its best week, as the girls traveled to Sabetha for a tournament on the weekend, and took on Perry Lecompton early this week and failed to come away with a win, as the regular season came to a close.

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The Hiawatha Middle School football team brought closure to their season on Monday afternoon, as they played their second game in five days and earned a 40-26 win over Royal Valley. On the previous Thursday, the Red Hawks played Sabetha and were handed a 42-12 loss.