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No. 23 Hornets give head coach late birthday present on Homecoming

On Friday, Emporia State head football coach Garin Higgins celebrated his birthday. The No. 23 Hornets made sure he received a late birthday present Saturday as the Hornets outscored Southwest Baptist 63-17.

It was yet another record-setting afternoon for the Hornets, but after seeing several individual school and conference marks go by the wayside in past games, this time the mark that fell was a team record. ESU had 747 yards of total offense, breaking the old mark set against then-Missouri-Rolla of 703 yards in 1997.

Higgins was pleased with his team's effort.

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The Hornets scored every time they had the ball in the first half to take a 49-7 lead, powered by Brent Wilson's 385 yards and three passing touchdowns -- with seven receptions, 166 yards and two scores to Ray Ray Davis before halftime.

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Wilson gave way to Corben Jones in the third quarter. Jones threw for 116 yards and led the Hornets to two second-half scores.

ESU gained over 260 yards in the first quarter alone, scoring on long drives each time they had the ball in the period. Antonio Brown's 15-yard run put ESU on the board to cap an eight-play, 75-yard drive. On the Hornets' next possession, Wilson connected with Davis on a 41-yard TD pass to make the score 14-0 and finish a four-play, 88-yard drive. Davis then scored on a 1-yard run out of the Wildcat formation to make the score 21-0.

The second quarter saw more of the same, and big scoring plays were a big part of the attack. Running back Dozie Iwaugwa scored on a 55-yard run and Wilson threw a 52-yard strike to Austin Willis as the Hornets expanded their lead to 49-7 at the break.

After a sluggish stretch for most of the third period, ESU's offense came alive again. Brown scored from four yards out late in the third. Iwaugwa scored on a 1-yard run with 6:11 left.

In all, five Hornets scored on the afternoon. Davis had three scores, while Brown and Iwaugwa each scored twice. Willis and Jordan Tice also scored.

Defensively, the Hornets bent but rarely broke, allowing 421 total yards. SBU quarterback Willie Tindal threw for 114 yards before he was injured in the second quarter. His replacement Joey Dominguez, passed for 215 yards and a score.

Josh Sanders led Emporia State with 12 tackles, including seven solo stops. Josh Monteagudo had eight tackles. Emporia High native Brandon Gentz had seven stops in his first start as safety.

The Hornets were penalized 45 yards on SBU's first scoring drive in what was a flag-filled affair. Overall, ESU was flagged 11 times for 125 yards. Southwest Baptist, meanwhile, was penalized 14 times for 131 yards.

With the victory, Emporia State moved to 6-0 overall and in the MIAA with a road game at Lindenwood on Oct. 19. Kickoff will be 1:30 pm on Mix 104.9 FM and KVOE.com. Southwest Baptist fell to 1-5 overall and 1-4 in conference play.


MIAA Scores:

Washburn 58  Lincoln 7

Northwest Missouri State 72  Central Oklahoma 10

Fort Hays State 31  Lindenwood 17

Missouri Western 54  Northeastern State 10

Pittsburg State 31  Central Missouri 21

Missouri Southern 45  South Dakota Mines 20

Central Arkansas 31  Nebraska Kearney 0

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Emporia High - Taylor Birch- Basketball

Area -  Sammy Jo Peterson - Chase County - Basketball

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Chase County

Osage City -


Boys - Kraig Schenker

Girls - Ron Slaymaker

Boys - Dennis Fort

Girls - Chris Kirkpatrick


Emporia High



Boys - Beau Welch

Girls - Carolyn Lee

Boys - Michael Massey

Girls - Brad Johnston





Boys - Matt Wolff

Girls - Duane Colwell

Boys - Patrick Gardner

Girls - Ryan Thomas





Boys - Mike Hevel

Girls - Tim Sipe

Boys - Lance Tally

Girls - Cody Ziegler



Northern Heights


Boys - Chris Schmidt

Girls - Jesse Nelson

Boys - Colten Barrett

Girls - Lanny Massey

Emporia State University Womens Basketball

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11/3/14 Kansas State L 54-50
11/6/14 Evangel W 73-47
11/14/14 Texas Womens University W 76-61
11/15/14 Midwestern State W 62-51
11/22/14 Southwestern College  W 91-40
11/25/14 Henderson State  W 93-53
11/29/14 Southwestern Oklahoma State  W 63-56
12/3/14 Northwest Missouri State  W 80-44
12/6/14 Newman  W 85-49
12/13/14 at Southwest Baptist  W 74-63
12/17/14 at Southern Arkansas  W 85-42
12/20/14 at Missouri Southern  W 75-53
1/3/15 Lincoln  1:30p
1/5/15 Lindenwood  5:30p
1/8/15 at Missouri Western  5:30p
1/10/15 at Central Missouri  1:30p
1/14/15 at Pittsburg State  5:30p
1/21/15 at Northeastern State  5:30p
1/24/15 at Central Oklahoma  1:30p
1/28/15 Fort Hays State  5:30p
2/1/15 Nebraska Kearney  1:30p
2/4/15 Washburn  5:30p
2/7/15 at Fort Hays State  2:00p
2/12/15 Northeastern State  5:30p
2/14/15 Central Oklahoma  1:30p
2/19/15 at Nebraska Kearney  5:30p
2/21/15 at Washburn  5:00P
2/25/15 Pittsburg State  5:30p

Coverage of all games on Mix 104.9

Emporia High School Basketball





12/5/14 Girls and Boys at Lawrence

G: W 59-48

B: L 64-43

12/9/14 Girls and Boys vs Garden Plain

 G: L 45-30

B: W 52-28

12/12/14 Girls vs Hesston at Garden Plain

 L 36-30

12/12/14 Boys vs Hesston at Garden Plain
 W 57-50
12/13/14 Girls vs Rose Hill at Garden Plain
 W 59-20
12/13/14 Boys vs Rose Hill at Garden Plain  W 52-27
12/19/14 Girls and Boys at Topeka High
 W- 65-28
1/6/15 Girls and Boys at Topeka West  W 58-53
1/9/15 Girls and Boys vs Highland Park
1/13/15 Girls and Boys vs Seaman  
1/16/15 Girls and Boys vs Topeka West  
1/22-24/15  Boys at Chanute - Ralph Miller Classic

Girls at Manhattan 


Boys at Manhattan

1/29-31/15 Glaciers Edge Tournament
2/6/15 Girls and Boys at Shawnee Heights
2/10/15 Girls and Boys vs Washburn Rural
2/13/15 Girls and Boys vs Topeka High
2/17/15 Girls and Boys at Topeka Hayden
2/20/15 Girls and Boys vs Junction City  
2/24/15 Girls and Boys at Seaman  
2/27/15 Girls and Boys at Highland Park  

Coverage of all games on KVOE AM 1400

Kansas Basketball





11/3/14 Washburn W, 85-53
11/11/14 Emporia State W, 109-56
11/14/14 UC Santa Barbara W 69-59
11/18/14 Kentucky L 72-40
11/24/14 Rider (Orlando Classic) W 87-60
11/27/14 Rhode Island (Orlando Classic) W 76-60
11/28/14 Tennessee  (Orlando Classic) W 82-67
11/30/14 Michigan State (Orlando Classic
W 61-56
12/5/14 Florida W 71-65
12/10/14 at Georgetown W 75-70
12/13/14 Utah W 63-60
12/20/14 Lafayette W 96-69
12/22/14 at Temple 6:00p
12/30/14 Kent State 7:00p
1/4/15 UNLV 12:30p/3:30p
1/7/15 at Baylor 8:00p
1/10/15 Texas Tech 2:00p
1/13/15 Oklahoma State 6:00p
1/17/15 at Iowa State TBA
1/19/15 Oklahoma 8:00p
1/24/15 at Texas 1:00p
1/28/15 at TCU 8:00p
1/31/15 Kansas State 1:00p
2/2/15 Iowa State 8:00p
2/7/15 at Oklahoma State 1:00p
2/10/15 at Texas Tech 8:00p
2/14/15 Baylor 12:00p0
2/16/15 at West Virginia 8:00p
2/21/15 TCU 3:00p
2/23/14 at Kansas State 8:00p
2/28/15 Texas TBA
3/3/15 West Virginia 8:00p
3/7/15 at Oklahoma TBA
3/11-14/15 Big 12 Tournament  

All games broadcast on KVOE AM 1400.

Kansas City Chiefs Football





09/07/14 vs Tennesse Titans  L 26-10
09/14/14 at Denver Broncos  L 24-17
09/21/14 at Miami Dolphins  W 34-15
09/29/14 vs New England Patriots  W 41-14
10/05/14 at San Francisco 49ers  L 22-17
10/12/14 bye  
10/19/14 at San Diego Chargers W 23-20
10/26/14 vs St. Louis Rams W 34-7
11/02/14 vs New York Jets W 24-10
11/09/14 at Buffalo Bills W 17-13
11/16/14 vs Seattle Seahawks W 24-20
11/20/14 at Oakland Raiders  L 24-20
11/30/14 vs Denver Broncos  L 29-16
12/07/14 at Arizona Cardinals  L 17-14
12/14/14 vs Oakland Raiders W 31-13
12/21/14 at Pittsburgh Steelers 12:00p
12/28/14 vs San Diego Chargers 12:00p

Kansas State Football





08/30/14 vs Stephen F. Austin  W 55-16
09/06/14 at Iowa State  W- 32-28
09/18/14 vs Auburn  L 20-14
09/27/14 vs UTEP  W 58-28
10/04/14 vs Texas Tech  W 45-13
10/18/14 at Oklahoma  W 31-30
10/25/14 vs Texas  W 23-0
11/01/14 vs Oklahoma State  W 48-14
11/08/14 at TCU  L 41-20
11/20/14 at West Virginia  W 26-20
11/29/14 vs Kansas   W 51-13
12/06/14 at Baylor  L 38-27
 1/02/15 vs UCLA - Alamo Bowl  5:45P

Coverage of all games on Country 101.7 FM


Emporia State University Men Basketball

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11/11/14 at Kansas L 109-56
11/14/14 vs Concordia St. Paul (Las Vegas) W 61-52
11/15/14 vs St. Cloud State (Las Vegas) L 87-77
11/18/14 at Newman L 86-80
11/25/14 at Northwestern Oklahoma State W 66-61
11/28/14 vs Eastern New Mexico (West Texas A&M) W 74-63
11/29/14 vs West Texas A&M W 68-63
12/3/14 Northwest Missouri State L - 63-57
12/6/14 Rockhurst W 92-63
12/13/14 at Southwest Baptist L 71-51
12/16/14 McPherson College W 87-71
12/20/14 at Missouri Southern L 84-69
12/31/14 Sterling College 1:30p
1/3/15 Lincoln 3:30p
1/5/15 Lindenwood 7:30p
1/8/15 at Missouri Western 7:30p
1/10/15 at Central Missouri 3:30p
1/14/15 at Pittsburg State 7:30p
1/21/15 at Northeastern State 7:30p
1/24/15 at Central Oklahoma 3:30p
1/28/15 Fort Hays State 7:30p
2/1/15 Nebraska Kearney 3:30p
2/4/15 Washburn 7:30p
2/7/15 at Fort Hays State 4:00p
2/12/15 Northeastern State 7:30p
2/14/15 Central Oklahoma 3:30p
2/19/15 at Nebraska Kearney 7:30p
2/21/15 at Washburn 7:00p
2/25/15 Pittsburg State 7:30p
3/2-8?15 MIAA Tournament  
3/15-18/15 NCAA Regional  

Coverage of all games on Mix 104.9

Area High School Basketball





12/5/14 Peabody at Chase County

 G: Chase Co 59 Peabody 17

B: Peabody 70 Chase Co 64

12/16/14 Olpe at Hartford

 G: Olpe 63 Hartford 37

 B: Olpe 45 Hartford 28

12/19/14 Madison at Lebo
1/6/15 Olpe at Madison
1/9/15 Madison at Hartford  
1/13/15 Chase County at Northern Heights
1/16/15 Olpe at Lebo
2/6/15 Madison at Northern Heights  
2/13/15 Waverly at Chase County  
2/17/15 Northern Heights at Olpe  
2/20/15 Madison at Lyndon
2/24/15 Olpe at Chase County

Game times vary: Girls 6pm  Boys 7:45pm on Country 101.7 FM











Kansas State Basketball





11/9/14 Washburn W 68-56
11/14/14 Southern Utah W 98-68
11/17/15 UMKC W 83-73
11/21/15 at Long Beach State L 69-60
11/24/14 Purdue (Maui) W 88-79
11/25/14 VS Arizona  L 72-68
11/26/14 VS Pittsburgh L 70-47
12/2/14 Nebraska Omaha W 84-66
12/6/14 At Tennessee L 65-64
12/9/14 Bradley W 50-47
12/14/14 Savannah State W 73-53
12/20/14 Texas A&M (Sprint Center) W 71-64
12/28/14 Texas Southern 2:00p
12/31/14 Georgia 3:00p
1/3/15 at Oklahoma State TBA
1/7/15 TCU 8:00p
1/10/15 at Oklahoma 6:00p
1/14/15 Texas Tech 7:00p
1/17/15 Baylor 2:00p
1/20/15 at Iowa State 6:00p
1/24/15 Oklahoma State 11:00a
1/27/15 West Virginia 6:00p
1/31/15 at Kansas 1:00p
2/4/15 at Texas Tech 8:00p
2/7/15 Texas 3:00p
2/11/15 at West Virginia 6:00p
2/14/15 Oklahoma 7:00p
2/18/15 at TCU 7:00p
2/21/15 at Baylor 12:00p
2/23/15 Kansas 8:00p
2/28/15 Iowas State TBA
3/7/15 at Texas TBA
3/11-14/15 Big 12 Tournament TBA

Games in BOLD are home games