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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.
The Hiawatha Youth Basketball League brings 64 teams and 600 kids to Hiawatha for games every Saturday in January and February.
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…
The Hiawatha Parks and Recreation has kicked off the year with a whole slew of events scheduled.
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…
The Fireballs girls softball teams have finished up their fall season.
A committee of local citizens came before the Hiawatha City Commission on Monday night, and proposed bringing a college wooden bat baseball team to the town.
A special meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 21 at Maple Lanes is open to all bowlers and anyone wanting to bowl in the 2019-20 season.
The NEK Tractor Pullers reported the following results from their event Aug. 10 at Morrill Days:
Hiawatha boys baseball teams, photos courtesy of Deb’s Images.
Hiawatha girls softball teams, photos courtesy of Deb’s Images. Watch the Hiawatha World for other team photos in upcoming issues from summer Little League teams.
Optimism may be an understated descriptor for how Chiefs fans feel about the upcoming NFL season. After finishing the season just an offside penalty away from the Super Bowl, the Chiefs bring back Patrick Mahomes, last season’s first-year starter who broke records and won the MVP award going…
The Hiawatha Community Hospital Foundation hosted the 18th Annual Benefit Golf Tournament on Saturday, June 22 at the Hiawatha Country Club. Twenty teams participated in this year’s golf tournament. The following teams and players won prizes:
The Horton Parks and Recreation Department announced that flag football teams are no forming for fall play.
Hiawatha T-Ball teams, photos courtesy of Deb’s Images. Watch the Hiawatha World for other team photos in upcoming issues from summer Little League teams.
The “Backyard Cookout” at the Netawaka Fitness Center last Thursday evening included much more than just great food.
Locals showed up in droves on Saturday afternoon to Muscotah’s Joe Tinker Day celebration, which the town hosts each year on Tinker’s birthday in July.
Hiawatha Parks & Recreation is wrapping up the 2019 summer and it has been a busy one!
The 2019 American Legion baseball season came to an end for the Hiawatha Braves on Tuesday evening, as the team attempted to work their way through the bottom half of the AA Zone tournament bracket in Sabetha.
Sunday marked the opening of the 2019 AA Zone tournament in Sabetha, as Hiawatha’s Post 66 Braves begin their attempt to make a run at the State tournament.
The Sabetha Bravos had a surprise showing in the play-offs of the Midwest Plains Collegiate Bat League.
The Hiawatha Swim Team competed last Saturday at League in Seneca.
The regular season has come to a close for the Hiawatha Post 66 Braves Legion baseball team, after the team took a tough doubleheader loss to Sabetha on Friday night, then saw a pair at Leavenworth cancelled. Hiawatha fell 18-1 and 23-1 against their Northeast Kansas League foes, as both pre…
Hiawatha’s Junior Legion squad opened play in their regional A Zone tournament in Marysville on Saturday, as the team entered with the 3rd overall seed and played three games in two days to finish the year.
Several local college baseball players were chosen for the Mid-Plains League All Star game Tuesday night in Baldwin City.
By Joey May
Hiawatha’s Swim Team competed in a home meet on Saturday, June 29 against Seneca.
Football season is just around the corner, and for the Everest Middle School football team, that means it’s time for their annual summer football camp. Coach Rodney Clay says the non-contact camp is designed to teach incoming and returning players proper techniques and fundamentals, expectat…
After rain kept the Hiawatha Legion squad off the field this weekend, the Post 66 Braves played some of their best baseball of the season on Tuesday evening, as they dropped the opener of a doubleheader with Oskaloosa, but came back to earn a last second win in the finale.
The Hiawatha Junior Legion team took a trip to Wathena on Wednesday night, and were not greeted warmly by the hosting Doniphan County squad. The Braves suffered a pair of shutout losses and could not get much going on either side of the ball.
The weather’s now warmer outside, but there’s still a lot going on inside the Netawaka Family Fitness Center. The variety of activities offered and the high rate of attendance indicate it’s far more than a fitness center.
The Hiawatha American Legion Junior team took on Doniphan County on Thursday night, and despite a rough loss in the first contest, were able to salvage the series with a win in the second.
A rocky start soured Hiawatha’s outing at Seneca on Tuesday night, as Post 66 found themselves on the wrong side of a blowout loss in the early game, and lost a late lead in the nightcap to surrender the sweep.
Hiawatha visited Marysville on Friday, and ran into a pair of pitchers that completely tamed the Braves offense, throwing one perfect game and coming one walk shy of another in a second no-hit performance.
Hiawatha had one of its better chances to pick up a win since the first games of the season on Tuesday night, but a timely Doniphan County hitting and a series of miscues swung the tide in the other direction in the final inning of the second game, as the Braves came away with a pair of losses.
The Hiawatha Post No. 66 American Legion baseball team is hosting an alumni game on Saturday, July 6 at the Paul Rockey Field at Noble Park.
TOPEKA — The Lake Shawnee Adventure Cove will open June 27.
Hiawatha’s Swim Team competed last Saturday at Falls City.
Summer is in full swing as are games at Bruning Park in Hiawatha.
The Hiawatha American Legion Senior team played a trio of games this weekend, as they hosted Falls City for one varsity game, and had an opportunity to avenge a pair of losses against Corning with a doubleheader on Saturday.
The Hiawatha American Legion team traveled to Oskaloosa last week to play a Northeast Kansas League matchup against the Oskie squad. Hiawatha overcame a rough early game to play a competitive second match, but in the end the Braves dropped each game.
Fireballs 23-6 on season
Two local baseball coaching legends were honored Sunday in a field-naming ceremony at Wathena.
Photos from summer 2019 activities in Hiawatha, including baseball and swim meets. Photos by Josephine May, Josey May and Adam Clay.
The Post 66 Braves took a break from Northeast Kansas League play on Sunday, traveling to Corning for a pair of games. After a rough game one, the Braves kept the second game tight, but still came away with the loss to move their record to 2-10 on the season.
The Hiawatha Post 66 American Legion team hosted Seneca on Friday night, and suffered through a cold spell with their bats in the early game, followed by improved output in the second, but came away with a pair of losses for their effort.
The Hiawatha Swim Team kicked off its regular season at home Saturday against Sabetha.
The Brown County Quail Forever is sponsoring the Annual Memorial Gene Hollabaugh Fishing Derby on Saturday June 22 at the Hiawatha City Lake.
The Hiawatha Legion baseball team took to the road for the first time this season on Wednesday night, as they visited Doniphan County for a doubleheader. The Braves could not get their bats going as they dropped both sides of the double dip, falling to 2-4 on the season.