STATE CHAMP! Radke wins dramatic match for title

By Steve Sell
February 23, 2019

WICHITA — McPherson High’s Scott Radke made it three straight years for a Bullpup to win a state wrestling championship.

Radke scored a dramatic takedown of Goddard’s Trevor Dopps in the final seconds of the 160-pound Class 5A state championship match on Saturday night at Hartman Arena for a 3-1 victory.

The two had met last week in the regional final, with Dopps winning in an ultimate tiebreaker.

Radke had taken second in 4A state last year to Arkansas City’s Montez Robinson, who won the 5A state title at 152 in the match right before his.

After a 0-0 first period, Radke took a 1-0 lead with an escape in the second period. Early in the third period, Dopps evened the match with an escape.

The duo appeared to be on their way to another overtime when Radke picked up Dopps’ leg late in the match, then scored a sweeping takedown.

The victory gave Radke a 40-2 record on the year. He follows in the footsteps of Rhett Edmonson, the 4A champion at 120 last year, and Austin Eldredge, the 4A champ at 138 in 2017.

Radke will be inducted on to the MHS Wall of Fame during ceremonies in December.

More on this story will be posted later.

Softball Tigers blanked, 8-0

By Steve Sell
February 23, 2019

OKLAHOMA CITY — Central Christian College’s softball team was blanked 8-0 by Mid-America Christian on Friday before the second game was postponed due to weather.

No details were available. Central is now 1-2 on the year. Today’s games also were postopned and the Tigers’ next action is Friday at Southwestern Christian University.

Baseball Tigers drop two

By Steve Sell
February 23, 2019

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. — Nationally ranked Oklahoma Wesleyan handed Central Christian College’s baseball team a pair of losses on Thursday.

The Eagles won 14-1 and 11-3.

Chris Mota had the RBI in the first game for Central, which gave up 13 runs in the second inning and played the Eagles even in the other innings.

Central actually led 2-0 in Game 2, but Wesleyan answered quickly, including six run in the third.

Shomari Cann drove in two runs and Nate Patterson had the other RBI for the Tigers.

Central is scheduled to host Tabor on Tuesday, but chances are it will be weathered out. The Tigers are 1-8 on the year.

Wildcats advance to today's title game

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Radke gets another shot at state title

WICHITA — McPherson High’s Scott Radke gets one more chance.

Radke, who was edged 3-2 last year
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LR boys make 1A regional title game

LITTLE RIVER — The Little River Redskin boys have already qualified for next week’s Class 1A
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Auditions for McPherson Community Theatre's Peter Pan at Wesley Black Fine Arts Building Saturday February 23 & Sunday, 24 February, 2019---A group choreography audition as well as a vocal audition is required. Auditions begin at 1:30 p.m. for group choreography and 2:00 p.m. for vocal audition.-------Go to ------ to sign up. For updates follow the McPherson Community Theatre on their Facebook page. Black Fine Arts Building 1200 S. Main McPherson, KS 67460 --

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army full uniform from 1946-long dress jacket and pants, short jacket with pants-hat included-call for more information and pricing -- 620-718-2059

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Sell On Sports

MHS bowling has been strong since Day One

It was a no-brainer in 2008 when McPherson High started a bowling program for boys and girls.

For decades, youth bowlers had been putting up big numbers at Starlite Lanes under the tutelage of Nettie Wann, who has served as... Read More

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