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Kansas firearm deer season opens Nov. 30

Deer Hunting

First Wednesday after Thanksgiving traditional opening date PRATT — The 2011 Kansas firearm deer season runs Wednesday, Nov. 30, through Sunday, Dec. 11, and hunters are sighting in their rifles and practicing their shooting skills in anticipation of one of the state’s favorite hunting seasons. Deer are plentiful, and a good season is expected. In […]

November 26th, 2011 | Posted in Featured,Outdoors,Sports | Read More »

Perseverance pays off

McLouth senior Kendra Leach

McLouth senior Kendra Leach laughed as Head Softball Coach Ballard Patterson jokes about Leach’s path to her signing day last Wednesday, Nov. 9 at school in front of family, friends and fellow students. Leach signed a letter of intent to play softball at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Patterson told the students in attendance that […]

November 24th, 2011 | Posted in Featured,Sports | Read More »

Chargers held scoreless in playoff loss

JCN senior Derek Belveal

The Jefferson County North Chargers bowed out of the first round of Class 2A football playoffs with a 49-0 loss at the hands of undefeated Pittsburg-St. Mary’s Colgan.

November 10th, 2011 | Posted in Featured,Sports | Read More »

Week 5 high school football roundup

JCN player Sam Gerety

by Dennis Sharkey The McLouth Bulldogs’ defense got four turnovers, including a fumble recovered for a touchdown by T.J. Crowell, and handed the Jefferson County North Chargers a 41-6 loss at home. The Bulldogs got started quickly with Shawn Dailey’s 45-yard run to the JCN 15 yard line. Dailey scored five plays later and McLouth […]

October 7th, 2011 | Posted in Featured,Sports | Read More »

Week 3: Kaws roll over Nemaha Valley to 3-0 record

Perry-Lecompton tailback Luke Kellum

by Dennis Sharkey The feeding was a frenzy Friday night inside The Shark Tank as the Perry-Lecompton Kaws beat up on Nemaha Valley 47-6. The Kaws took the opening kickoff and used a 12-play drive that used about four minutes to take an early 7-0 lead. The Kaws let Nemaha Valley drive into their territory […]

October 3rd, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Heat and drought impact 2011 upland bird forecast

pheasants

While some areas of central, northcentral, and northwest Kansas may offer good hunting, drought and heat have reduced bird numbers Kansas upland bird hunters enjoyed a banner season in 2010, but this summer’s heat and drought in parts of the state have hurt upland bird prospects for 2011. The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and […]

October 3rd, 2011 | Posted in Featured,Outdoors,Sports | Read More »

High School Football: Week 2

Delayed game favors Kaws

Bulldogs down Dragons in a rout by Dennis Sharkey The McLouth Bulldogs continued their early season dominance over Jefferson County teams with a 52-6 clobbering of Valley Falls on Friday. The only bright spot for the Dragons came in the second quarter when a fumble was recovered by the Dragons and returned to the Bulldog […]

September 18th, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Tigers claw Kaws

Jefferson West’s Marci Greene (#10) strikes the ball as Perry-Lecompton’s Kelsey Kasson (#16) attempts to block.

Jefferson West’s Marci Greene (#10) strikes the ball as Perry-Lecompton’s Kelsey Kasson (#16) attempts to block. The match was held Sept. 9 at Meriden. The JW Tiger varsity won both volleyball matches against the Kaws. The first match scores were 25-21 and 25-18. The second match was 25-8 and 25-15.  Photo by Ken Locke Related […]

September 18th, 2011 | Posted in Sports,The Vindicator | Read More »

Finson leads Jeff West in cross country

Carrie_Finson

Carrie Finson’s hard work all summer paid off with two outstanding second-place finishes to lead Jefferson West Cross Country opening the season last week. Finson ran the Jefferson West Invitational 4K race held at Shawnee North Community Center Sept. 6 in 16:15.80 to finish ahead of two Holton runners who previously had beaten her. The […]

September 18th, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

High School Football: Week 1 roundup and scores from Sept. 2

Valley Falls Dragons Blake Burns

Bulldogs take big bite out of Bears by Dennis Sharkey Since last season’s opening loss to the Oskaloosa Bears the McLouth Bulldogs have had revenge on their minds. And they played like it. The Bulldogs thumped the Bears 47-0 on the opening night of high school football at Stan Braksick Sports Complex. The McLouth rushing […]

September 11th, 2011 | Posted in Featured,Sports | Read More »

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