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The Hiawatha Parks and Recreation is gearing up for some fall activities including flag football for girls and boys, a soccer camp and much more.

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The season is over for the Hiawatha American Legion Post 66 Braves, but two of their players have earned some extra recognition for their play on the field this year. Ashton Rockey and Bricen Lee, both on the younger side of the players on the All-League list, were selected from the Hiawatha squad.

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The season came to a close for the Hiawatha Braves’ Junior Legion squad on Tuesday night, after the team put together a strong showing in the Junior Legion Zone Tournament in Topeka this week.

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The Hiawatha Post 66 Senior Legion Braves played saved some of their absolute best play for last this week, as the team put together a trio of outstanding performances in the Zone Tournament at Sabetha.

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After a thrilling back and forth series between the Midwest A’s and the Lawrence Travelers, this weekend’s Mid-Plains League semifinal series is now set for the Sabetha Bravos, as they will play a best of three series against the A’s starting Friday night.

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The regular season has drawn to a close for Hiawatha’s Post 66 Braves, and the team put in four games over the previous week as they prepare for this weekend’s Zone Tournament in Sabetha.

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The Hiawatha Junior Legion squad scrambled to get in five games over the final seven days of the regular season, as they prepare for Friday’s Zone Tournament. The team kept the majority of the games close, but could not come up with a win as they hosted Marysville and traveled to Valley Fall…

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The Hiawatha Senior Legion team hosted Marysville on Tuesday night, and the long layoff for the Braves had the home team rusty at the plate, as the visiting squad posted a pair of shutouts on the night.

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The Hiawatha Post 66 Junior Braves nearly came up with their first two-game sweep of the season on Thursday night, as they traveled to Seneca and turned away the home team in the first game, only to lose a lead late in the nightcap as Seneca came roaring back.

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The Sabetha Bravos opened up a six-game swing of games this week by playing four games over three nights with the Baldwin City Blues, then finished out the week with games against the Kansas City Monarchs and the Topeka Golden Giants.

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One inning can often set the tone for a baseball game, and on Tuesday night in Falls City, the Hiawatha American Legion Braves ran into just such a scenario as they found themselves in a hole after the 1st inning and could not get themselves going to dig out.

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The Hiawatha Junior Legion squad played a single game this week—the front end of a junior-senior doubleheader at Falls City—and were turned away by a score of 8-2 by the Blue Storm Juniors.

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The Sabetha Bravos played four games over three days this week, as the team traveled to play a double set with Lawrence on Saturday evening, then welcomed the Topeka Golden Giants on Monday night and visited Topeka on Tuesday.

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In an interesting twist of the schedule, the Sabetha Bravos took on the Topeka Golden Giants on three straight nights last week, with the Bravos taking two of three games to stay above .500 for the season and start off a big week for the team.

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In a week that can be defined just as much by a limited schedule as it can by a long stretch of tough at-bats, the Hiawatha Post 66 Junior Legion Braves ran into a pair of tough opponents and found themselves going 0-4.

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This week offered a bit of a break to the Hiawatha Senior Legion squad, as the team played a single doubleheader in the last 10 days.

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The Hiawatha Swim Team competed at Marysville on June 19, taking on the home team and Seneca. Hiawatha placed several competitors in group and individual events.

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The Hiawatha Junior Legion played a trio of doubleheaders this week, keeping their record above .500 with a 3-3 split of the week, as the Braves traveled to Sabetha and hosted Seneca and Falls City.

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The Sabetha Bravos played a pair of games on separate nights against Junction City this week, then traveled to Baldwin City on Monday night for a doubleheader, picking up wins in their final three games.

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The Hiawatha Post 66 Legion team pulled together a pair of wins over Doniphan County on Wednesday night against the visiting Doniphan County squad, after falling in a pair of doubleheaders over the past week.

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The Hiawatha Post 66 Braves hosted the Falls City Blue Storm on Tuesday night, picking up their first W of the year. Over the past week, the Braves hosted Sabetha and visited Silver Lake to kick off the season.

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With the first week of the season in the books, the Post 66 Junior Legion Braves are above .500 and looking to continue that trend as they face the rest of their Northeast Kansas League schedule.

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Just under two months away from Major League Baseball’s July 30th trade deadline, the Kansas City Royals are sitting at 27-26, 5 games back and in 3rd place in the AL Central and 3 games back in the Wild Card race. As we have seen so far this season, a lot can happen in two months, but enoug…

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NFL schedules were released on Wednesday, and for the Kansas City Chiefs, the upcoming slate is going to be a doozy. Not only is the 2020 record for the teams on KC’s schedule over .500, but AFC West sure seems to be getting better around the Chiefs every year.

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The Bravos are set to kick off action soon with games split between Hiawatha and Sabetha this year.

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There were not any splashy picks for the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2021 draft last week, and much of the drama was taken out of the affair the week before, as the team swapped its first round pick for Orlando Brown, Jr. But with all of the picks now in, the general consensus is that the Chie…

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As warmer weather approaches the Hiawatha Parks and Recreation Department is releasing information for some summer activities, notably the Hiawatha Aquatic Park.

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A Kansas angler’s prized catch may actually be worth a prize this spring and summer. The first-ever Great Kansas Fishing Derby will run May 1 to July 31, 2021, with at least 500 specially tagged fish located in up to 37 public waterbodies in Kansas. The Great Kansas Fishing Derby is sponsore…

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The NCAA tournament comes with more fanfare than just about any other sporting event in America, second only to, perhaps, the Super Bowl. The opening weekend of this year’s affair was packed full of upsets—in fact, only one section of the bracket still has both their 1 and 2 seed still stand…

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A day at the ball fields could look a lot more familiar this summer, as Covid-19 protocols seem to be on their way out, and Parks and Recreation Director Stacy Jasper shared her confidence with the city commission Monday night that the department can host a full and safe slate of activities.

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The spring is a special time for sports in America. Amateur basketball is winding down, as the biggest games of the year take center stage, while playoff races in pro hockey and basketball are just starting to take form.

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What a weird, wild game that was. The Chiefs looked pretty good in the first half of Sunday’s Divisional Round playoff game against the Cleveland Browns, but had to hold on for dear life in second half, as Patrick Mahomes was forced from the game with 8 minutes left in the third quarter. The…

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The turning of the Hiawatha maples was the perfect time for Hiawatha Parks & Recreation to turn over a few new leaves of their own.

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It’s time to take a bit of breath, just as the Kansas City Chiefs will this week on their bye, after the team knocked off the Carolina Panthers on Sunday by a score of 33-31 to move to 8-1. The Chiefs trail only the Pittsburgh Steelers for the top seed, a bye, and home field advantage throug…

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There was very little drama involved in Sunday afternoon’s contest between the Kansas City Chiefs and the New York Jets, and that seems to be exactly what both teams wanted in the 35-9 KC win. The Chiefs got in, got their big win, and got out with no major injuries. The Jets checked the box …