• Emporia Softball teams place at State

    The Emporia Thunderhawks, Emporia Energy Gilpin U12, Emporia Energy U14 finished in the top 5 at State tournaments over the Weekend.
  • Sunflower State games 2016 weekend 1

    5 Gold medals were earned by area athletes during the first weekend of the Sunflower State games.

  • Royals out scored Mariners 5-3

     Salvador Perez homered and made a key pickoff throw to help Kansas City out scored Seattle 5-3 Saturday. Perez hit a solo drive off the foul pole in the seventh inning that gave the Royals a two-run lead. In the eighth Perez made the defensive play of the game. With runners at the
  • Emporia AAA legion knocked out of Wheat Festival Tournament, A legion to open Zone tournament

    The Emporia Senior American Legion baseball team had the stay in the Wellington Wheat Festival tournament cut short. After finishing 1-1 in pool play they were defeated by Buhler 5-0 in the first round of bracket play Saturday. The Emproia triple A will host Newton in a doubleheader Tuesday.
  • Emporia Energy teams playing in State tournaments

    Its been a busy weekend for Emporia girls softball teams. 5 are playing in tournaments, 4 are state tournaments.
  • Keselowski wins at Kentucky

    Brad Keselowski won NASCARs Sprint Cup race at Kentucky Speedway Saturday. He finished ahead of Carl Edwards and Ryan Newman. Former Emporian Clint Bowyer finished in 23rd. The NASCAR Sprint Cup series stops at New Hampshire next Sunday.
  • Mariners hold off Royals 3-2

    A 9th inning rally came up short for the Kansas City Royals in a 3-2 loss to the Seattle Mariners Friday night.
  • Emporia AAA legion in Wellington Wheat Festival Tournament

    The Emporia Senior American Legion baseball team won their opening game at the Wellington Wheat Festival Tournament out scoring the SCBL Sluggers 8-3 Friday. Alec Keller drove in 5 runs. Sawyer Slayden was the winning pitcher going 6 innings. Frank Yackovich pitched the 7th inning. They were

  • Emporia Softball teams in State tournaments

    The Emporia Thunderhawks opened play in the ASA U16 C State tournament Friday night. They were out scored by the Kansas Storm out of Salina 13-3.
  • Royals walk off with win over Seattle

    Salvador Perezs double in the ninth inning, scored Whit Merrifield and Jarrod Dyson lifting the Kansas City Royals to a 4-3 walk-off win over Seattle Thursday night.
  • Emporia Hosting ASA U16-U18 Class C State

    Emporia will be hosting the ASA girls softball U16 and U18 Class C state tournaments beginning Friday evening. A combined 20 teams will be competing including the Emporia Thunderhawks in the U16 tournament.
  • Former Hornet Josh Honeycutt 16th at Olympic Trials

    Former Emporia State track and field athlete Josh Honeycutt finished in 16th place out of 24 in the qualifying round of the triple jump at the Olympic Trials Thursday night.

  • Emporia State softball adds 6 to roster

    Emporia State softball Coach April Huddleston has announced the addition of 6 players for her first recruiting class. The Class consists of 5 transfers and 1 high school player.
  • Toronto completes sweep of Royals

    (KCRoyals) The Kansas City Royals suffered their 4th straight loss and 5th in their last 6 games Wednesday night. Toronto scored 2 runs in the bottom of the 8th for an 4-2 win to complete the sweep of the Royals.
  • Garnett out scores Emporia AAA legion

    Garnett rallied with 6 runs in the 9th inning for a 9-8 win over the Emporia Senior American Legion baseball team Wednesday night.
  • Emporia A legion tunes up for zone

    The Emporia Junior Legion swept a doubleheader from the Wichita Aviatiors Wednesday night.
  • Emporia Engery 14s split with Chase County

    The Emporia Energy 14 year old team split a doubleheader with Chase County last night. Energy won the first game 7-5 scoring 3 runs in the top of the 7th.
    Chase County won the second game 11-10 scoring the winning run in the bottom of the 7th. The Energy 14 year olds are now
  • Former Hornet at Olympic trials

    Former Emporia State Hornet Josh Honeycutt will be trying to earn a spot on the United State Olympic track and field team beginning Thursday. He will be competing in the triple jump. Honeycutt holds the Emporia
  • Deadline for Emporia Rec 5th and 6th grade football Friday

    The deadline to sign up for Emporia Rec 5th and 6th grade tackle football is this Friday, July 8th. The league is open to those who will be entering 5th and 6th grade this fall. The fee is $65 dollars for USD 253 residents and $80 for non residents.
  • Toronto out homers Royals

    Josh Donaldson hit two solo home runs, Troy Tulowitzki hit a three-run blast and Toronto hit 4 home runs in a 8-3 win over the Kansas City Royals Tuesday night. 
  • Royals have 4 selected for All-Star game

    4 Kansas City Royals have been selected to play the MLB All-Star game at San Diego next Tuesday.
  • Emporia AAA legion loses to Manhattan

    Manhattan out scored the Emporia Senior American Legion baseball team 19-7 Tuesday night.
  • One bad inning cost Royals in loss to Blue Jays

    One bad inning cost the Kansas City Royals in a 6-2 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays Monday Night.

  • 2016 MLB All Star rosters to be announced

    (ESPN) Rosters for the July 12 All-Star Game in San Diego will be announced at 6 p.m. Tuesday evening on ESPN. Fan-elected starters, plus pitchers and reserves for the American League and National League teams will be revealed. Based on vote totals from the final balloting update released

  • Emporia AAA legion goes into stretch run of season

    The Emporia Senior American Legion baseball team returns to action Tuesday night. The Post 5 Seniors will be hosting Manhattan for a single 9 inning game. First pitch is set for 5pm at Sodens Grove. The Emporia AAA is down to their final 2 weeks of the regular
  • Phillies out score Royals 7-2

    Cameron Rupp hit a three-run homer and Vince Velasquez allowed only a 2 run homerun by Alex Gordon as the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Kansas City Royals 7-2 Sunday. 

  • 4 Emporia teams take 1st in MAYB team

    4 Emporia teams took first place in the Emporia MAYB tournament that wrapped up Sunday.

  • Duffy and Morales lead Royals to win over Phillies

    Kendrys Morales homered twice and drove in four runs, powering Kansas City to a 6-2 win over Philadelphia Saturday.
  • Keselowski wins at Daytona

    Brad Keselowski took the checkered flag at Daytona Speedway Saturday night winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Coke Zero 400. The 2012 Sprint Cup champion held off Kurt and Kyle Busch on a two-lap sprint to the
  • Emporia MAYB tournament to wrap up Sunday

    The Emporia M-A-Y-B tournament wraps up Sunday. After the first two days of play:
  • Emporia High volleyball players play at Junior Nationals

    3 Emporia High volleyball players played on club teams that played in the USA Volleyball girls Junior National tournament in Indianapolis.
  • Philadelphia holds on for 4-3 over Royals

    The Philadelphia Phillies held on for a 4-3 win over the Kansas City Royals Friday night in the 1st game of a 3 game series.
  • Burlington sweeps Emporia AAA Legion

    Burlington swept a doubleheader from the Emporia Senior American Legion baseball team Friday night. Burlington won the 1st game 12-3 in 5 inning. The 2nd game lasted 7 innings with Burlington winning 14-4. They scored 8 runs in the 7th inning to seal the win.
  • Morales leads Royals past Cardinals 4-2

    (espn) Kendrys Morales homered and recorded his sixth straight multihit game to lead the Kansas City Royals to a 4-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday night.
  • Emporia AAA Legion sweeps Wichita Aviators

    The Emporia Senior American Legion baseball team swept a doubleheader from the Wichita Aviators Thursday night.
  • Emporia to host MAYB tournament

    The first of two MAYB summer tournaments in Emporia will be played beginning Friday afternoon. 33 teams will be participating in 6 different divisions. The first games begin at 4pm at Emporia High school and
  • Sunflower State games registration deadline Friday

    Friday, July 1 is the first deadline to register for the 2016 Sunflower State Games!

  • KSHSAA makes changes to 5-6A regional wrestling

    The Kansas State High School Activities Association has made a change to the regional wrestling format for classes 5A and 6A. There will now be two 16 team regionals with the top 8 wrestlers in each weight class qualifying for state.
  • Royals edge Cardinals 3-2 in 12 innings

    After squandering leads in the ninth and 10th, the Kansas City Royals sealed a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night when Alcides Escobar dropped a 12th-inning, RBI double along the right-field foul line that scored Whit Merrifield who doubled with 1
  • No Hitter leads Emporia AAA legion to win over Manhattan

    The Emporia Senior American Legion baseball team shutout Manhattan 13-0 Wednesday night. Alex Croucher tossed a no hitter and finished with 8 strikeouts.
  • St. Louis out scores Royals 8-4

    Matt Carpenter homered and seven Cardinals drove in runs in an St. Louis 8-4 win over the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night to even the I-70 Series.
  • Royals minor leaguers selected for futures game

    (kcroyals) Major League Baseball announced Tuesday that Royals minor league players Jorge Bonifacio (World Team) and Hunter Dozier (Team USA) will participate in the 2016 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, which is scheduled for Sunday, July 10 at PETCO Park in San Diego. This year will mark
  • Emporia State Coach Shaun Vandiver to be inducted into Colorado Athletic Hall of Fame

    Emporia State mens basketball coach Shaun Vandiver has been selected for induction into the University of Colorado Athletic Hall of Fame. (Photo Courtesy of University of Colorado)
  • Royals out score Cardinals 6-2

    (espn/royals) Danny Duffy matched a career best with eight sharp innings and Kansas City defeated St. Louis 6-2 to open a four-game, two-city series between cross-state rivals.
  • Royals still lead All-Star voting

    3 days remain for fan voting on the 2016 MLB All-Star Game Ballot, Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain remains in a tight race for the final outfield spot in the American League. Cain climbed from fifth to fourth place this week, but remains behind third-place Mookie
  • Wichita State receives study on football

    Wichita State received and publicly released a 69-page study from the College Sports Solutions consulting firm about the costs and processes of returning intercollegiate football on Monday.
  • Job Posting - Alta Vista Locker

    The Alta Vista Locker, located 15 miles north of Council Grove, is accepting applications for a meat cutter and a meat wrapper.  They will train the successful candidates on site. Normal hours of work are are 7 am  to 3:30 pm Monday through Friday.   Call John at 785-499-6829

  • Royals out score Astros 6-1

    The Kansas City Royals ended a 4 game losing skid with a 6-1 win over the Houston Astros Sunday. Kendrys Morales hit a solo home run in the 4th inning. He added a home run to start a 5 run 7th inning.
  • Emporia Legion AAA rained out Sunday

    The Emporia Senior American Legion baseball team had their final games in the McPherson Hooper Classic tournament rained out Sunday. The Post 5 Seniors were 2-1 in pool play with wins over Ark City and Wabaunsee and a loss to Hays. They were scheduled to play Larned Sunday. They are now 9-8
  • Emporia Energy teams wrap up tournament play

    The Emporia Energy Gilpin 12 year old team won the Emporia Summer Slam tournament. Team Gilpin defeated FlintHills Wind out of Council Grove 3-2 in the championship game. Team Gilpin defeated other Emporia Energy 12 year old team 6-3 in the
  • Stewart wins at Sonoma

    With a last-lap pass, in his final year of NASCAR Spint Cup racing, Tony Stewart won on Sunday. The veteran's victory in the Toyota-Save Mart 350 at Sonoma breaks a three-year, 84-race drought. (Photo courtesy NASCAR/Getty Images.)
  • Emporia State signees lead teams to wins in KBCA All Star games

    The Kansas Basketball Coaches Association High School All Star games were played Saturday night. Two Emporia State signees had hands in wins.
    In the girls game Jessica Wayne of Kansas City
  • Astros torch Royals 13-5

    For the second night in a row the Houston Astros routed the Kansas City Royals 13-5 last night. The Astros scored 7 runs in the 2nd inning and never looked back. Alex Gordon in his first game back hit a solo home run in the 6th inning. Drew Butera pitched in the 9th gave up 1 hit and had a
  • Emporia American Legion baseball teams have a mixed Saturday

    The Emporia Senior American Legion baseball team will wrap up play in a tournament at McPherson Sunday. The Junior legion wrapped up play in a tournament at Andover.
  • Emporia Energy teams to wrap up tournament play Sunday

    The Emporia Energy 14 year old team will have to work their way thru the consolation side of the bracket at the Kansas City Metro 14-B Championship tournament Sunday. The 14 year olds were defeated by Intensity 4-1 in the semi-finals Saturday. To get to the semi-finals the 14 year olds
  • NASCAR at Sonoma

    After a weekend off, NASCAR's Sprint Cup series is back in action Sunday at Sonoma Raceway in California for the Toyota — Save Mart 350. Kyle Busch, with three wins on the season and two previous wins at Sonoma, including last year, is looking to
  • Emporia High Football Youth camps scheduled

    Emporia High football Coach Corby Milleson has several youth camps scheduled for July.

  • Emporia High wrestling to host traditions camp

    The Emporia High wrestling team will be holding their Traditions Camp June 28th, 29th and 30th. The camp is open to those interested in wrestling beginning at age 5 up to high school senior. The camp will be held at Emporia High school 9am-11am and 1pm-3pm. This is a free camp.

  • Astros blast Royals 13-4

    The Houston Astros scored 9 runs in the top of the 1st inning and cruised to a 13-4 win over the Kansas City Royals Friday night. George Springer hit a grand slam and a triple in Houston's nine-run first inning against Edinson Volquez.
  • Emporia Energy teams have busy weekend

    All of the Emporia Energy girls fast pitch softball teams are scheduled to play in tournaments this weekend.
  • Emporia American Legion teams on the road

    Both of the Emporia American Legion baseball teams opened play in tournaments Friday.
  • Emporia States Terrence Moore signs Pro contract

    Emporia State basketball player Terrence Moore has signed a Pro contract to play in Denmark.
  • Royals to begin series with Houston

    The Kansas City Royals return to the friendly confines of Kaufmann Stadium Friday night as they begin a 3 game series with the Houston Astros.

  • Emporia Legion baseball teams on the road for tournaments

    Both of the Emporia American Legion baseball teams will be playing in tournaments beginning Friday.
  • KUs Cheick Diallo goes 33rd in NBA draft

    The NBA draft was held Thrusday night. The Philadelphia 76ers selected LSUs Ben Simmons with the first overall pick.
    KUs Cheick Diallo was selected in the 2nd round and 33rd pick overall by the LA Clippers and was then traded to New Orleans. Diallo becomes the 78th KU player to
  • KC Chiefs Eric Berry is George Halas award winner

    Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry, who overcame a diagnosis of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in late 2014 to return to the field and have an All-NFL season in 2015, has been selected as the 2016 George Halas Award winner by the Professional Football Writers of America.
  • Kansas State adds Colorado and Washington State to future football schedules

    Kansas State Athletic Director John Currie announced Thursday that contracts have been signed to play Colorado and Washington State in football. Kansas State and Colorado will play a home and home series in 2027 and 2028. And with Washington State in 2026 and 2029. That

  • Emporia High strength and conditioning program receives national award

    The Emporia High strength and conditioning program is a 2016 Strength of America Award recipient. The award is given by the National Strength and Conditioning Association and the President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition. 
  • Emporia A legion sweeps Newton

    The Emporia Junior American Legion baseball team swept a doubleheader from Newton Wednesday night. Post 5 won the first game 7-2 and out scored Newton 13-10 in the second game.
  • Jayhawks and Shockers could go in NBA draft

    The NBA draft will be held tonight there are 4 Kansas Jayhawks that could be drafted. Cheick Diallo is a possible first round pick. Perry Ellis, Wayne Selden and Brannen Greene are also possible picks. Wichita States Fred VanVleet and Ron Baker also have a chance of being selected.

  • LeBron James praises Jayhawks during championship celebration

    The Kansas Jayhawks received a tip-off the hat from LeBron James during the Cleveland Cavaliers victory celebration Wednesday. Sasha Kaun gets pat on the back.
  • Mets sweep Royals

    The New York Mets completed the sweep of the Kansas City Royals in short 2 game series with a 4-3 win Wednesday afternoon. Every time the Royals scored the Mets answered.

  • Emporia States Morgan Brant nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year

    Emporia States Morgan Brant has been nominated for 2016 NCAA Woman of the Year award. Brant is a member of the Emporia State track and field team. She is the school record holder for the indoor high jump.

  • Mets edge Royals 2-1

    (espn/royals) Bartolo Colon's early injury put the New York Mets in a major bind, but they won a battle of bullpens against the best relief corps in baseball and defeated the Kansas City Royals 2-1 on Tuesday night in a World Series rematch.
  • Emporia AAA Legion splits with Andover, A legion swept by Senators

    The Emporia Senior American Legion baseball team split a doubleheader with the Andover Trojans Tuesday night.  The Junior legion was swept by the Kansas Senators.
  • Flint Hills Catbackers host dinner and auction and KSU mens Coach Bruce Weber

    The Flint Hills Catbackers held their annual Dinner and Auction Tuesday night. Kansas State mens basketball coaches Bruce Weber was the lone Head Coach to attend the gathering.
  • Lady Hornet Sandra Ngoie signs pro contract

    Another Emporia State Lady Hornet basketball player will be playing at the Next Level. Sandra Ngoie, a native of Sweden, will be playing in Germany.(Photo courtesy ESU AthleticS/MSHPhotography)
  • Emporia High girls basketball takes part in ESU team camp

    The Emporia High girls basketball team is participating in the Emporia State team camp this week. 
  • Royals face Mets in New York

    After taking Monday off the Kansas City Royals open a short 2 game series with the New York Mets in New York Tuesday. It's the first trip to Citi Field for the Royals since they won the World Series last year. Ian Kennedy will be the starting pitcher for the Royals and Noah Syndergaard will
  • Catbackers picnic and auction to be held Tuesday

    The Flint Hills Catbackers will be holding their annual Picnic and Auction Tuesday evening. Kansas State basketball Coaches Bruce Weber and Jeff Mittie are scheduled to attend. The Picnic and auction begins at
  • Emporia American Legion teams return to diamond

    Both of the Emporia American Legion baseball teams are scheduled to be in action Tuesday night. The Senior Legion hosts the Andover Trojans with first pitch for the doubleheader is set for 6pm at Sodens Grove. The Junior Legion plays the Kansas Senators in Topeka.

  • 3 Area High School Softball players named All State

    3 Area High School softball players have been named to the Coaches All-State teams. Northern Heights Alexis Davis is a 1st team 2/1A utility player. Chase County pitcher Daryn Crawford and Bailee Swift as a utility player were named to the 2/1A 2nd team.
  • Royals walk off with win over Tigers

    The Kansas City Royals walked off with a 2-1 win over the Detroit Tigers Sunday. Lorenzo Cain scored the winning run in the bottom of the 13th inning on a Cheslor Cuthbert single.
  • Emporia A legion 2nd in Summer Slam Tournament

    The Emporia Junior American Legion baseball team finished in 2nd place in the Emporia Summer Slam tournament. The Post 5 Juniors were out scored by Ark City 16-3 in the Championship game.
  • Emporia Energy U14 wins State tournament

    The Emporia Energy 14 year old team won the West State B tournament over the weekend. They defeated the Reckoning 7-2 in the championship game. Lexi Davis drove in 3 runs and was the winning pitcher.
  • Royals rout Tigers 16-5

    The Kansas City Royals rolled to 16-5 win over the Detroit Tigers Saturday night. The Royals scored 16 runs on 21 hits, both season highs.
  • Emporia Junior Legion in Summer Slam Tournament

    The Emporia Junior American Legion baseball team out scored Blue Springs 5-1 in their second game of the Emporia Summer Slam.
  • Former Hornets sign with Texas Rangers

    Former Emporia State pitcher Garrett Brummett joins the list of former Hornets to sign with a Major League team. Brummett has signed with the Texas Rangers. Brummett finish the past season with a 6 and 3 record
  • Royals out score Tigers 10-3

    (espn/kcroyals/Getty Images) Another big night for Salvador Perez as the Kansas City Royals out scored the Detroit Tigers 10-3 Friday night. Perez homered to end Michael Fulmer's long scoreless innings streak with a solo home run in the 6th inning. Fulmer pushed his scoreless streak to
  • Rough day for Emporia A Legion baseball team

    It was a rough Friday afternoon for the Emporia Junior American Legion baseball team, they were shutout by Ark City 9-0 in their first game of the Emporia Junior Slam. Post 5 was shutout on 3 hits and committed 4 errors.
  • Kansas City Chiefs set training camp dates

    (kcchiefs) The Kansas City Chiefs have announced dates for training camp. Rookies and quarterbacks will report to St. Joseph, Missouri on July 26th. They will hold closed practices the 27th thru the 29th. The first of 15 open practices will be held on July 30th a Saturday. Their final practice

  • Former Hornet signs with T-Bones

    Emporia States Dalton Wheat has signed a contract to play for the Kansas City T-Bones. He started in rightfield in a 6-4 loss to the Wichita Wingnuts Thursday. He was 2 for 3 with an RBI. 
  • Detroit powers past Royals

    The Detroit Tigers took batting practice off the Kansas City Royals pitching staff Thursday night as they hit 6 home runs in a 10-4 win over the Royals.
  • Emporia Junior Legion to host tournament

    The Emporia Junior American Legion baseball team will be hosting the 7 team Emporia Junior Slam Tournament. Play begins at 11am Friday morning. Post 5 will play Ark City at 1pm. All games to be played at Sodens Grove.
    The Emporia Senior Legion baseball team had
  • Chiefs close out mini camp

    The Kansas City Chiefs wrapped up their 3 day mandatory mini-camp Thursday.
  • Special guest helps out at ESU Little Hornet Basketball camp

    Emporia State basketball Coach Shaun Vandivers Little Hornet camp wrapped up  Thursday. It had a special guest, KU signee 7 foot freshman Udoka Azubuike.
  • Royals complete sweep of Cleveland, DFA Omar Infante

    Salvador Perez homered for the second straight night and Ian Kennedy kept Cleveland quiet while Kansas City finished of a three-game sweep with a 9-4 win Wednesday night. (Photo courtesy Getty Images)
  • Post 5 AAA sweeps doubleheader from Buhler

    The Emporia Senior American Legion baseball team swept a doubleheader from Buhler Wednesday night. They won the first game 3-1 and the 2nd game 4-1. 
  • Royals rally for 3-2 over Cleveland

    Salvador Perez hit a two-run homer with two outs in the eighth inning, and Kansas City held on through a shaky ninth to beat Cleveland 3-2 Tuesday night.
  • Emporia A Legion splits with Topeka Senators

    The Emporia Junior American Legion baseball team split a doubleheader with the Topeka Senators Tuesday night. Topeka won the first game 16-2. Post 5 won the second game 7-6.