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The Sabetha Bravos took another step on their outstanding late-season run last weekend, as the team took place in a local playoff semifinal with heated rivals, the Topeka Golden Giants, and came away with a pair of convincing wins to propel them into this week’s championship series.

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The Sabetha Bravos had a heavy week of action and the squad put on a show, securing two wins against the Midwest A’s and another pair of wins against the Baldwin Blues to earn their eighth straight win and push their season mark to 12-7.

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The Hiawatha senior baseball squad visited Corning on Sunday, and despite nearly completing a comeback in the first game, the Braves were dealt 7-5 and 12-2 losses.

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The younger of Hiawatha’s baseball teams took a trip to Saint Joseph on Tuesday evening to play a doubleheader and came away with a win and a loss against the home squad.

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If you love college football or watching your nephew run cross country or are a fan of fall sports in general, now would be a good time to prepare yourself for a tough season. To preface this, I want to say that this is only my opinion, and I am not saying it’s right or wrong — but I believe…

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The Hiawatha 16-and-under baseball team travelled to Sabetha on Sunday afternoon to play a pair of games against the 17-and-under Sabetha squad. The home team grabbed wins in both games, setting Hiawatha back as it prepared for a Wednesday matchup with Falls City.

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It was a slow week for the elder Hiawatha Braves baseball squad, as the senior squad played the second half of a split doubleheader with Falls City on Wednesday night. After watching the junior team fall in the opener, the Braves fell to the same fate in the second set, dropping their contest 11-3.

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The news broke this week that Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has signed a massive contract extension with the team that locks up the 24-year-old league and Super Bowl MVP through the 2031 season. The deal makes Mahomes the highest-paid athlete in any major sport and is set up…

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The Sabetha Bravos played a pair of games with Baldwin City and a pair with Topeka over the past week, and the local Mid Plains League squad had a strong going of it, coming away with four wins in the process.

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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 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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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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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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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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How are we doing, folks? Hopefully everyone is hanging in there during our current shutdown. Being unable to get out and about and most certainly unable to watch any live sports, I have been thinking lately about my favorite sports moments that I have witnessed in person. Without further ado…

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We talked last week about the void that sports has left behind, and as stay-at-home orders in the state have started to settle in and we are seeing the bigger picture of what our daily lives are going to look like for the next month or two, I think it’s time to start figuring out some coping…

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

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Super Bowl LIV is almost here, ladies and gentleman, and for all of you Kansas City Chiefs fans out there, please take this week to get a little rowdy, buy something red and just enjoy life a little more. The Chiefs hit the ground in Miami on Sunday afternoon, and I expect them to keep runni…

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What a difference a week makes. After a win against the Vikings that looked like it would set the Chiefs back on the path toward a division title and a playoff bye, a setback against the hapless Tennessee Titans and their erstwhile quarterback situation felt like a monumental blow to the tea…