Preps reporter Hayden Barber names his three high school football teams with the most momentum heading into the postseason, reviews the week, makes his Week 9 picks, gives his Story of the Week and Book It pick of the week.
Preps reporter Hayden Barber talks with Clay Cundiff, a Bishop Carroll senior tight end, who recently flipped his commitment from Kansas to Wisconsin, and goes through his Story of the Week: Newton gymnastics.
Preps reporter Hayden Barber talks with Wichita North football coach Scott Moshier after the Redskins’ first win since Oct. 15, 2015. He also recaps Week 1, previews Week 2 of high school football in Wichita.
Greg Smarsh, Andale High School’s 15-year track and field coach, announced his retirement Tuesday. He won eight state championships among his boys and girls teams. Smarsh’s daughter Abby graduated in 2018.
The Kansas State High School Activities Association (KSHSAA) has put restrictions on players and coaches during the summer. Although the rules keep athletes safe, some believe they favor wealthier families.
New KSHSAA director Bill Faflick said his organization’s purpose is to have student-athletes achieve at a higher academic level, become good citizens and graduate — not to win. That is his first response when people complain about the current public/private school arrangement.
Hutchinson didn’t win a team state championship in the 2017-18 school year and came away with four individual titles. Sophomore hurdler Tayezhan Crough won two of them, taking the Class 6A 100 and 300-meter hurdles at the 2018 Kansas high school track and field meet.
Cheney sisters Taylor and Layne Needham have dominated the Kansas track scene on the high school and collegiate level. But they have had to fight through Raynaud’s syndrome, which cuts blood circulation throughout their bodies.