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FALL SPORTS PREVIEW: Colby Volleyball

Jackson SchneiderAugust 23, 2019

COLBY, Kan. — On the first day of fall practice, Colby Volleyball Head Coach Jerry McKee welcomed 41 girls into the gym. An incredible turnout that Coach McKee said will really drive up the competition level as the weeks goes on. The Eagles return a solid group of role players that will shoulder some of the heavier loads in matches. Senior and two-time all-league player Hallie Vaughn, as well...

FALL SPORTS PREVIEW: Colby Cross Country

Jackson SchneiderAugust 22, 2019

COLBY, Kan. — Chris Giersch has been involved in Colby High School cross country for nearly 15 years. Spending four seasons as an assistant, he is now entering his 10th as the head man. This year's team returns four seniors; two boys and two girls. As well as a state qualifier on each side. Senior Ryan Voss enters his final year with the Eagles coming off of a nice showing at the State Meet i...

FALL SPORTS PREVIEW: Colby Girls Golf

Jackson SchneiderAugust 21, 2019

COLBY, Kan. -- Heading into his 15th season as the Head Coach of the Colby High School Girls Golf team, Rick Williams has a lot to be excited about. With a 4th place mark at the 3-2-1A State tournament in Emporia, the Eagles finished their 2018 campaign with their best result in school history. This season's roster boasts 12 student-athletes, the most ever under coach Williams, with four returning...

CCC tabs Rusty Elmore to lead men’s basketball

Sacha SanguinettiJuly 10, 2019

COLBY -- Colby Community College introduced Rusty Elmore as the new men's basketball coach at a press conference Wednesday in the Student Union. Elmore replaces former head coach Rusty Grafel, who resigned in June to join the men's basketball staff at Texas Tech University. "I am so excited to be at Colby Community College," Elmore said. "President Carter and Athletic Director Mike Saddler are ...

Grafel leaving CCC for position at Texas Tech

Sacha SanguinettiJune 27, 2019

COLBY -- Colby Community College men's basketball coach Rusty Grafel submitted his resignation after accepting a position with the Texas Tech University men's basketball program. He notified the Board of Trustees at the June 17 meeting. "Everything in life starts with a foundation," Grafel said. "And without a foundation, it’s not possible to build anything special. The foundation of this pro...

25 Area Athletes Named All-GWAC Baseball & Softball

Ross VolkmerJune 17, 2019

25 combined athletes from Colby & Goodland were named all-GWAC performers by league coaches released this past week. In softball, Colby had seven ladies named: Gabby Miller & Kennedy Stanley in the outfield.  Paige Schroer, Brielle Bange and Emmy Curry to the infield. Jersey Carney was named to the catcher spot and Kamrie Miller was named one of three pitchers. Colby lost in the first ...

KSHSAA State Track To Go For Third Day

Ross VolkmerMay 25, 2019

WICHITA, KS -- History was made on Saturday night at Cessna Stadium as KSHSAA officials decided to postpone the largest track meet in the nation for an unprecedented third day due to bad weather.  KSHSAA only got approximately a quarter of the meet done on Saturday, before consistent rain and wind caused officials to try and complete the track meet all on Saturday. And they came close only to hav...

Two Area Golfers Medal at State

Ross VolkmerMay 23, 2019

It took a little longer than most had hoped but the KSHSAA State Boys Golf wrapped up Wednesday afternoon after being delayed due to weather on Monday. Two area golfers, both from Goodland, shot low enough to place inside the top 10 to bring home medals. Cowboy seniors Ryan Lalicker and Garin Ihrig each shot at 80 or under to place at the 3A tournament at Emporia's Municipal Golf Course. Lalick...

Area Track Athletes Compete at Regionals

Ross VolkmerMay 17, 2019

When the busy day was done at the 3A, 2A & 1A regional track meets, 99 total athletes from the Northwest Kansas area qualified for the state track meet in Wichita next weekend. Due to the questionable weather possibly coming into the Northwest Kansas area regional track meets were moved up a day to make sure they got them in. The Wallace County girls were the only school from the area to...

Lady Eagle Softball Clinches State Berth; Goodland’s Season Ends

Ross VolkmerMay 16, 2019

LAKIN, KS — The Colby High School softball team is headed to the state tournament. Lady Eagles captured the 3A regional title at Lakin on Wednesday night over rival Goodland 12-2 in six innings. Both teams endured a 90 minute rain & field work delay after a storm popped up on an overall beautiful afternoon in Lakin.  Goodland grabbed the lead early thanks to Jessi Duell but Colby would ans...

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