Over 85 percent of 313 Kansas high school athletic directors voted they would like to see a change in the structure between public and private school sports. An enrollment and success multiplier are options.
Wichita Heights and Kansas Jayhawks star Perry Ellis was named to the Kansas State High School Activities Association’s 2019 KSHSAA Hall of Fame class along with Oscar Birt, Marcel Carter, Fred Cottrell and Erik Nielsen.
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.