The State High School track and field meet begins Friday in Wichita.
After having Thursday off the Kansas City Royals begin a 3 game series in Chicago against the Cubs. Edison Volquez gets the start for the Royals who begin the day tied for first place in the AL Central with the Minnesota Twins at 28-18. First pitch this is set for 3:05p. The game will be broadcast on KVOE 1400AM/96.9FM.
The Big 12 today announced that the Sprint Center in Kansas City will host the Phillips 66 Big 12 Men’s Basketball Championship each year from 2017 - 2020. The Big-12 mens tournament will also be held in Kansas City in 2016. The womens basketball tournament will be held in Oklahoma City thru 2019.
The Chase County softball team overcame some early nerves to blank Pittsburg-Colgan 9-0 in the opening round of the 2-1A State softball tournament.
State High School softball and baseball tournaments are scheduled to begin Thursday.
The Emporia American Legion baseball team will hold tryouts this Sunday beginning at 5:30 at Sodens Grove. A parents meeting will be held Thursday evening beginning at 7pm at Emporia High School. The Senior Legion team is open to those 19 and under. The Junior Legion team is open to those 16 to 13 years old.
For the 17th straight season the Emporia State football team finished in the top 50 in the nation in average attendance. The Hornets finished 33rd in division II. An average of 5,011 fans per game saw Emporia State play five games on Jones Field at Welch Stadium in 2014. It was the third straight year the Hornets averaged over 5,000 fans per home game. Emporia State outdrew 39 NCAA Division I FCS schools.
(Photo courtesy of Emporia State University-Athletics)
Emporia High Senior Jade Smith has been named to the All Centennial League softball team. She is a second team selection.