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Gritty senior Kristin Miller exemplifies Trinity Academy girls’ attitude

East finds answers to Topeka push

There were moments in East’s boys sub-state final battle with Topeka on Saturday when the host Blue Aces desperately needed to respond.

Carroll’s Johansen tries for third state bowling crown

Jim Nance has spent 19 seasons as Bishp Carroll football’s defensive coordinator, and he’s seen plenty of outstanding athletes.

Read a transcript of Wednesday's live chat with Eagle reporter Joanna Chadwick

Close-knit Eisenhower closes in on goal

Eisenhower senior Matt Morris doesn’t even need to make eye contact with Trevon Evans to know whether his teammate is going to shoot or make a sweet pass.

Varsity Kansas Big Show (March 3)

Heights boys basketball coach Joe Auer was Joanna Chadwick's guest on the Varsity Kansas Big Show.

Southeast High sisters find home on the bowling lanes

During countless moments of sadness following the death of their mother, Brenda, nine years ago, Southeast bowlers Hannah and Briana Hull found solace on the lanes.

Read a transcript of Eagle reporter Joanna Chadwick's live chat (Feb. 26)

Read a transcript of Eagle reporter Joanna Chadwick's live chat (Feb. 26).

Northwest High reinstates assistant basketball coach Carl Caldwell

Northwest High lifted the suspension of assistant boys basketball coach Carl Caldwell on Tuesday after an investigation by the Wichita school district.

Varsity Kansas Big Show (Feb. 24)

Kapaun Mount Carmel wrestling coach Tim Dryden joins Joanna Chadwick on Varsity Kansas' Big Show.

Read the transcript from Wednesday's live chat with Joanna Chadwick

Ask Joanna your swimming, wrestling, bowling or basketball questions.

Varsity Kansas Big Show (Feb. 17)

Maize South boys coach Kip Schultz joins Joanna Chadwick on the Big Show.

Though wins aren’t there, Carl Taylor lays foundation for West boys basketball

Don’t question coach Carl Taylor about his decision to come out of retirement and take over the West High boys basketball program. Don’t suggest his legacy as the winningest coach in City League history has been tarnished.

Read the transcript from Wednesday's live chat with Joanna Chadwick

Ask Joanna your questions about the home stretch for swimming and diving, wrestling, bowling and possible sub-state basketball matchups in this week's chat

Varsity Kansas Big Show (Feb. 3)

Eisenhower boys coach Steve Blue joins Joanna Chadwick for the Big Show.

Northwest suspends boys basketball assistant coach

Northwest High assistant coach Carl Caldwell was suspended Thursday amid allegations of bullying within the school’s boys basketball program.

Read a transcript from Wednesday's live chat with Joanna Chadwick

Join Joanna Chadwick for her weekly chat during the middle of girls basketball tournament week.

Varsity Kansas Big Show (Jan. 27)

West wrestling coach Kenny Taylor is Joanna Chadwick's guest on Big Show.

Video: High school basketball player sinks 70-foot buzzer beater for Maranatha Christian

A 17-year-old junior on Maranatha Christian Academy’s boys basketball team made one heck of a shot Tuesday.

Andover’s Adam DeKoning a details guy

Adam DeKoning devours scouting reports. Andover’s senior forward remembers the most minute details — such as whom to foul in the final seconds of a close basketball game.

VarsityKansas Big Show (Jan. 21)

McPherson Coach Kurt Kinnamon joins The Wichita Eagle's Joanna Chadwick on the Big Show.

Read a transcript of a Wednesday's chat with high school sports reporter Joanna Chadwick

Chat with Joanna about Ealy Bell's amazing game-winner or any other basketball story.

Heights’ Ealy Bell hits buzzer-beater in 65-62 win over Southeast

Like so many teenage basketball players, Ealy Bell has watched just about every crazy game-winning shot that has been uploaded to YouTube or sent in to SportsCenter.

Varsity Kansas Big Show (Jan. 13)

East coach Joe Jackson joins Joanna Chadwick on the Big Show.

Trinity Academy coach Steve Miller and family happily provide foster care for babies

During a late-summer high school event, Trinity Academy boys basketball coach and athletic director Steve Miller stood off to the side smiling, bouncing a sleeping baby in his arms.

Read a transcript from Wednesday's live chat with Joanna Chadwick

Joanna answered your questions in the final chat questions of 2013.

Varsity Kansas Big Show (Dec. 16)

Maize boys coach Chris Davis joins Joanna Chadwick on the Big Show.

Football coach Randy Dreiling leaving Hutchinson High for St. Thomas Aquinas

Randy Dreiling, who built a football dynasty 17 seasons at Hutchinson, has resigned as the Salthawks’ coach and will be the new coach at St. Thomas Aquinas.

Read a transcript of Wednesday's live chat with Joanna Chadwick

Ask Joanna your questions about the first week of basketball or the Top 11 football team.

Hot shooting helps Kapaun girls beat South

As the top-ranked Class 6A girls basketball team in the state traveled to the second-ranked 5A school Tuesday night, an intriguing matchup of the two tallest girls on the court grabbed most of the attention at first.

VarsityKansas Big Show (Dec. 9)

Southeast boys basketball coach Melvin Herring joins Joanna Chadwick for the Big Show.

The 2013 VarsityKansas Top 11 football team

Top 11 and All-Class football teams are selected by The Wichita Eagle with the help of coaches across Kansas.

Every coach in the state is mailed a ballot to return to The Eagle, by mail or online, by the end of the season. Coaches may nominate their own players and players from other teams. They also are asked to supply statistics and comment on players they nominate.

Top 11 teams are selected regardless of position, while All-Class teams are selected by position.

Friday's Kansas high school basketball scores (Dec. 6)

Boys

Read a recap of Friday's Kansas high school basketball action as it happened on Twitter

The high school basketball season tips off in earnest Friday. Follow scores and updates from around the state. Use #vkscores to join the conversation.

2013 VarsityKansas.com All-Metro football team

The VarsityKansas.com All-Metro teams recognize the best players in team sports in Sedgwick, Harvey and Butler counties. The VarsityKansas.com Top 11 team, recognizing Kansas’ top players, will appear online Friday and in Sunday’s Wichita Eagle.

Read the transcript from Wednesday's live chat with Joanna Chadwick

Join Eagle reporter Joanna Chadwick for a live chat at 1 p.m. today.

Former West High wrestling great Kenneth Taylor back as coach

Kenneth Taylor clearly remembers his wrestling career in high school. He was the first wrestler from West to place four times at the state tournament, and the third to be a two-time state champion. He went on to become one of the first wrestlers from West to gain All-America status in college, and now he’s back at West to coach the wrestling team.

Maize’s Swenson built for success

The battle royale that raged for years in the Swenson household, mercifully, has ground to a halt.

Varsity Kansas Big Show (Dec. 2)

South girls coach Antwain Scales was Joanna Chadwick's guest on the VarsityKansas.com Big Show.

Read a transcript of Wednesday's live chat with Joanna Chadwick

Ask questions about the state football championships in the final chat of the fall season.

Follow State Championship Saturday live on Twitter

Five football titles are on the line Saturday. Follow all the action via Twitter here. Use #vkscores to join the conversation.

Derby blows out Garden City to reach 6A final

Blowout status became official when, with less than a minute gone in the second half of the Class 6A semifinal, the referee ordered that the clock keep moving.

Kansas high school football playoffs (Nov. 22)

All games in bracket order

Read a recap of the state semifinal football games as they happened on Twitter

Berths in the state championship games are at stake Friday night. Follow all the action via Twitter. Use #vkscores to join the conversation.

Bob Lutz: Persistence is rewarded for Kapaun’s Jack McGrath

Jack McGrath, who has had to work extraordinarily hard for his ordinary high school football career at Kapaun Mount Carmel, had a surprise for his father last week before the Crusaders played Salina Central in a Class 5A quarterfinal playoff game.

Read the transcript from Wednesday's live chat with Joanna Chadwick

Ask Joanna your questions about the state semifinal football games this week.

Varsity Kansas Big Show (Nov. 18)

Buhler football coach Steve Warner joined Joanna Chadwick this week.

Kapaun offense powers past Salina Central

Kapaun Mount Carmel quarterback Brock Monty admits he likes a good offensive shootout.

Read how the football playoff quarterfinals unfolded live on Twitter

The second week of the high school football playoffs are under way. Use #vkscores to join in the conversation.

Read a recap of Wednesday's live chat with Joanna Chadwick

We're talking more playoff football and All-Metro selections on this week's chat.

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