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Ottawa puts damper on Friends’ playoff hopes

Time and time again, the Friends University defense has made big plays in key situations this football season.

No. 2 NW Missouri hands Emporia State first loss

Northwest Missouri taught Emporia State a lesson about MIAA supremacy on Saturday, one that started up front and ended with the Bearcats’ 48-21 win in a battle of undefeated teams at Welch Stadium.

As usual, Butler and Hutchinson meet with title on the line

There was a football game in El Dorado in 2010, between No. 1 Butler and No. 2 Hutchinson with national championship implications.

Saturday’s small-college games (Nov. 9)

South Dakota Mines (5-4) at Nebraska-Kearney (3-6), noon — After only running for 49 yards in Nebraska-Kearney’s first four games, former Hutchinson High star Romero Cotton has run wild since becoming the team’s feature back. The 5-foot-11, 215-pound sophomore leads the team with 625 rushing yards and is averaging 115.6 yards per game in the last five games. Cotton was also the NCAA Division II national runner-up in wrestling at 197 pounds last season.

Unbeaten Emporia State prepares for its toughest test

From where Emporia State coach Garin Higgins is sitting, 8-0 is pretty sweet.

Grizzlies roll into Region VI title game

The Butler Grizzlies were determined not to experience another Highland upset, and they used a strong wind to ensure that.

Emporia State improves to 8-0

Emporia State forced six turnovers, including the game-winning interception in the end zone by Gary Fortune with 11 seconds left to seal a 35-30 win over No. 12 Missouri Western on Saturday in St. Joseph, Mo.

Surprising Highland, Dodge City put different spin on Region VI football playoffs

Two football coaches, different as could be, but with one important thing in common.

Saturday’s small-college football games

No. 8 Washburn (8-0, 7-0 MIAA) at No. 2 Northwest Missouri (8-0, 7-0) 2 p.m. — The Ichabods go into this mega-matchup having played one of the weakest schedules in the nation. Washburn has yet to play a team with a winning record and four of their wins have come against either winless or one-win teams. The Bearcats, on the other hand, already own wins over two ranked teams — No. 7 Pittsburg State and No. 23 Saginaw Valley State.

Kansas’ MIAA basketball teams

Coach: Shaun Vandiver, third season, 22-32

MIAA basketball schedules

Kansas teams’ schedules; all times p.m.

Transfers add to Newman’s talent level

This is how Newman men’s basketball coach Mark Potter works: Quick to praise, slow to criticize, always teaching.

Newman basketball schedules

All times p.m.

Kadeem Allen hopes to lead Hutchinson back to national tournament

The question, Hutchinson Community College men’s basketball coach Steve Eck points out, is redundant.

Expectations high for Fort Hays State men

Everything about the way Mark Johnson runs the men’s basketball program at Fort Hays State is about earning the right.

Jayhawk Conference schedules

The Region VI tournament is March 1-8, with the final three rounds at Koch Arena; all times p.m. unless noted

Wichita-area Jayhawk Conference teams

Coach: Mike Bargen, seventh season, 113-69

KCAC basketball schedules

All times p.m.

KCAC teams

In coaches predicted order of finish

Mitchell finds home with Friends basketball

The hardest things to deal with, eventually, were ones Joe Mitchell couldn’t control.

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