Before a tennis match Friday, Collegiate junior Gehad Qaki heard his opponent tell his doubles partner, "Allahu Akbar." Qaki and his partner, Adam Krichati, were bothered, but Qaki used it as an opportunity to share a message.
Entering Monday's doubleheader against North, West High's Steve Ramos had a 0.78 ERA and a 4-0 record. He'd recorded 24 strikeouts in just 18 innings and had the Pioneers at 5-1, one of the best marks in Class 6A.
Kapaun High beat 16-time state-champion St. Thomas Aquinas. Athletes got their last look at Cessna Stadium before the state track meet. Area baseball his heating up. And Maize South beat Carroll for the second time in two years.
Eisenhower High School point guard Dylan Vincent, Maize running back Dalyn Johnson and Topeka-Hayden basketball star Zach Harvey have been charged with two counts of felony sex crimes. Here are the policies that allowed them to play.
Andy Preston, former Newton High School boys basketball coach, has been rehired. Preston coached the Railroaders during the 2015-16 season. He replaces Andy Hill, who accepted the coaching position at Northwest.
Former Andover High midfielder Tommy Fiszel and Trinity Academy midfielder Emery May have signed with a Sporting Kansas City "pre-professional" soccer team, Kaw Valley FC. They believe they can help create more signings from Wichita down the road.
Two standout athletes from the Wichita area — former Eisenhower basketball player Dylan Vincent and former Maize football player Dalyn Johnson — and Zach Harvey, a prized basketball recruit from Topeka, have been charged with felony sexual exploitation of a minor, according to Sedgwick County Juvenile Department court documents.
Presley Beard, a 6-year-old Wichita native, won a national wrestling tournament at the 43-pound division on Saturday. She is about 13 months into the sport, and she defeated countless boys to get there.
No football players — or the coach — will face any charges after an alleged hazing incident came to light last fall at Manhattan High School in Kansas. The incident was described as a "birthday beatdown."