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Thinclads place high state

The Perry-Lecompton state champion 4x400m relay team Cody Williams, Seth Surface, Will Hinrichsen, and Colin Coleman. Coleman also set a state record in the 200m run. Photo by Matt Hirsh and Laura Hirsh

Jefferson County tracksters provided strong competition at the state track meet in Wichita Saturday.

June 4th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,Sports,The Vindicator | Read More »

JCN’s Kramer named to All-State girls’ team

Jacee Kramer in action in the opening state tournament game in Manhattan. Photo by Clarke Davis

Jefferson County North senior Jacee Kramer has been named to The Topeka Capital-Journal’s All-State girls’ team and was pictured in Sunday’s edition. She was also named to the Class 2A girls’ first team.

March 31st, 2014 | Posted in Sports,The Independent | Read More »

Valley Falls boys capture McLouth Invitational trophy

A jubilant Dragon team hoists the McLouth Invitational Tournament trophy after defeating the host team, 84-77, in what was a hard-fought contest.

Four county teams entered the McLouth Boys’ Invitational Tournament Jan. 21 and two — Valley Falls and McLouth—made it to the championship round with Valley Falls taking home the top trophy.

January 30th, 2014 | Posted in County News,Sports | Read More »

Chargers teams advance to state

Jefferson County North players Randi Noll and Kayla Jobbins go up for the block in their first round sub-state matchup against Troy. The Chargers claimed their second straight sub-state title. Photo by Jared Speckman

Boys’ and girls’ cross country headed to state meet; JCN volleyball claims second straight sub-state title

November 1st, 2013 | Posted in Sports,The Independent | Read More »

West volleyball statebound!

Bailey Harvey (#20) goes high to return the ball for the Jefferson West Lady Tigers in their volleyball match with the Bishop Ward Lady Cyclones in sub-state action at Perry Saturday. Photos by Ken Locke

The Jefferson West Tigers emerged victorious from the sub-state volleyball tournament and are headed for the state tournament at Salina.

It’s the first time for the girls to go to state since 1999.

November 1st, 2013 | Posted in Sports,The Vindicator | Read More »

Bulldogs defeat Bears

Senior Drew Cerny runs for 43 yards to set up a touchdown two plays later for the McLouth Bulldogs in their match with the Oskaloosa Bears Friday in McLouth. The Bulldogs led 32-0 at the half and would go on to win the game, 38-0.

October 24th, 2013 | Posted in Sports,The Independent | Read More »

Two 1st place finishes for county thinclads at state meet

JCN’s Heather Polson earns 1st place in the state 2A high jump.

Jefferson County competitors came home with two first-place awards from the state track meet at Wichita May 24 and 25.

May 31st, 2013 | Posted in Featured,Sports | Read More »

Record breakers

Tamara Drinkard, Megan Harrington, Emily Nottingham, Amanda Sales

The Valley Falls girls’ 4x100m relay team placed fifth in regionals last week and broke a 36-year-old school record. Coach Seth Cooper said the previous record was held by Littleton, Sieve, Wichman, and Bolz and was set in 1977 with a time of 53.7. Current holders are, from left, Tamara Drinkard, Megan Harrington, Emily Nottingham, and Amanda Sales with a time of 52.71.

May 25th, 2013 | Posted in Sports,The Vindicator,Valley Falls School District | Read More »

First baseman honored

Valley Falls Dragons first baseman Kyle Glissman

Valley Falls Dragons first baseman Kyle Glissman was featured as the Athlete of the Week recently on the MSC Sports website.

May 9th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,Sports,The Vindicator,Valley Falls School District | Read More »

Lady Bears remain undefeated

Oskaloosa sophomore Rachel Harding runs the bases against McLouth.

The Oskaloosa Lady Bears high school varsity softball team continued to extend their perfect season with another six wins last week.

May 9th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,Oskaloosa School District,Sports,The Independent | Read More »

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