The St. Mary’s Colgan Panthers are back in the state tournament following a one-year absence, making their first appearance in Class 3A* after being a dominant force on the 2-1A scene for several years.
The jubilation was apparent on the field of Galena High School when Colgan defeated Riverton 3-2 in last week’s regional final.
“Before the game, that’s all we talked about,” senior V.J. Piccini said. “We want to go back to state. I missed it personally and I know these guys have. I’m excited.”
“You could see the excitement there when Christian made the catch to end the game,” Colgan head coach Mike Watt said. “The kids dogpiled . . . that’s awesome. That’s why we play, that’s why I coach, to see that great sense of accomplishment and hopefully, we can get to do that again at the state tournament.”
Colgan enters play today at Tointon Family Stadium with a 17-5 record (counting a regional bye), facing No. 4 seed Lyons (18-3). The Panthers and the Lions have first pitch at approximately 1:30 p.m.
The EF5 tornado that devastated Moore, Okla., on Monday has caused untold damage and claimed at least 24 lives. If you want to help, check out the information below.
The storm that ripped through Crawford County Monday evening went on to produce two tornadoes, but National Weather Service assessments indicate the damage in the local area was due to straight-line winds.
What’s it like to spend hours and miles in a bus with lots of children?
Not so bad, when they’re the members of His Little Feet, a choir composed of orphaned and rescued children. The group will present a free public program at 7 p.m. today at LifeTrack Christian Church, 1068 N. Highway 69, Frontenac.
The Frontenac Raiders had both of the preseason favorites — baseball, softball — in the Crawford-Neosho-Cherokee League.
Both teams held up their end of the bargain by claiming league titles — back-to-back for both — and the baseball and softball teams returned 17 of a possible 18 starters, led by a strong, veteran senior group on both sides.
Headed into the Class 4A state tournament in Salina, seniors Lindsey Gorham, Jennifer Long, Nayna Fields, Libby Warrick, Sam Bonner and Ashton Alex have played on Raider teams with a combined record of 75-15 (.833 winning percentage) and 48-10 CNC (.828).
Kelsey Trotnic traveled to Australia on a spark plug.
Well, at least money from the sale of lots of spark plugs financed the 2013 Pittsburg State University graduate’s student-teaching experience in the land of kangaroos and koalas.
MOORE, Okla. — Emergency crews searched the broken remnants of an Oklahoma City suburb Tuesday for survivors of a massive tornado that flattened homes and demolished an elementary school. At least 24 people were killed, including at least seven children, and those numbers were expected to climb.
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