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Finson leads Jeff West in cross country


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 »

Jefferson West golf team wins at Alvamar

The Jefferson West girls’ golf team has won its second tournament in as many weeks.The Tigers carried away the first place trophy at the Alvamar Golf Course in Lawrence with nine teams and 53 girls participating. The team’s score of 377 was 22 strokes better than runner-up Silver Lake. Four Tigers placed in the top […]

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

2011 Jefferson County football preview

Valley Falls Dragons

The 2011 football season is a different tale from a year ago for most Jefferson County teams.

September 5th, 2011 | Posted in Featured,Sports | Read More »

2011 Volleyball preview: Five new coaches in county

New Oskaloosa Volleyball Head Coach Taylor King

When Jefferson County Volleyball teams hit the court next week most will look a lot different on the sidelines.

August 29th, 2011 | Posted in Featured,Sports | Read More »

First special hunts application deadline near

Kids Youth hunting Kansas wildlife

KDWP offers youth, novice hunts of a lifetime; first application deadline Aug. 15

July 30th, 2011 | Posted in County News,Featured,Outdoors,Sports | Read More »

JCN leads the pack of county teams at state track and field


The Jefferson County North Track and Field team led Jefferson County teams with place finishes at the state track and field meet in Wichita.

June 6th, 2011 | Posted in Featured,Sports | Read More »

Lady Bulldogs make early exit from state tournament

McLouth senior Kaitlyn Sparks laid out for a sinking line drive to centerfield in the top of the second inning of the Lady Bulldogs quarterfinal extra inning loss to Larned last Friday in Manhattan. Story and photo by Dennis Sharkey The McLouth Lady Bulldogs rallied late to tie the game but fell in the 10th […]

June 5th, 2011 | Posted in Sports,The Independent | Read More »

Dragons’ trip to state cut short by Mound City

Story and photo by Clarke Davis The Valley Falls girls’ softball team was the first one on the scoreboard Friday night in its debut game at the 2-1A state tournament, but one second-inning point was insufficient. Dragon Marley Boldra pitched a shutout until the fifth inning when Mound City-Jayhawk Linn broke loose and scored three […]

June 5th, 2011 | Posted in Featured,Sports | Read More »

Lady Bulldogs advance to state with win over Silver Lake

The McLouth Lady Bulldogs advanced to the state tournament in Manhattan next weekend with a 3-2 victory Tuesday night over Silver Lake.

May 19th, 2011 | Posted in County News,Featured,Sports | Read More »

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