High School Sports 

McPherson eyes first-ever state title game

McPherson eyes first-ever state title game

With history on the line, the Bullpups believe this year they have what it takes to go all the way.

Student body votes on potential new North High mascot

Student body votes on potential new North High mascot

Students at North High voted on a potential new mascot after Wichita Public Schools dropped the school's original, the Redskins, in 2021.

Kansas BOE votes to recommend public schools dump Native American mascots

Kansas BOE votes to recommend public schools dump Native American mascots

The Kansas Board of Education has voted to recommend that the state's public schools to retire all Native American mascots within the next five years. 

'What a wonderful opportunity': First female head referee at Kansas high school football game

'What a wonderful opportunity': First female head referee at Kansas high school football game

She's breaking barriers and making sure players on the football field play a fair game Friday night. Kansas celebrates its first-ever female head high school football referee.

Northwest volleyball secures GWAL title

Northwest volleyball secures GWAL title

The Grizzlies finish with a 15-1 league record.

Female quarterback starts in her high school's homecoming game

Female quarterback starts in her high school's homecoming game

The Pewaukee Pirates dominated the Pius XI Popes, 66-6. Multiple scoring drives were by Ava.

Undefeated Sedgwick volleyball looks to continue dominant ways

Undefeated Sedgwick volleyball looks to continue dominant ways

The Cardinals remain unbeaten, boasting a 32-0 record.

Friday Football Blitz Week 6 (10/7)

Friday Football Blitz Week 6 (10/7)

Scores and highlights from across KAKEland as week six of the high school football season comes to a close

Kansas school’s soccer match aims to address fentanyl epidemic

Kansas school’s soccer match aims to address fentanyl epidemic

It was in honor of Cooper Davis, a Shawnee teen who died after taking what he thought was half a Percocet - for fun. The pill actually contained the dangerously strong drug.

Andale volleyball clinches program best record

Andale volleyball clinches program best record

After winning its first state championship in school history last year, the Indians now own a program best 24-0 record.

Friday Football Blitz highlights and scores (9/23)

Friday Football Blitz highlights and scores (9/23)

Week four of the high school football season is in the books and KAKEland is officially half way through the schedule.

Decline in attendance forces Kansas high school football teams to merge

Decline in attendance forces Kansas high school football teams to merge

All over the walls of Caldwell high school's gym are signs of its nickname, the Blue Jays. However, on Friday, a different team in the gym was being celebrated.

Friday Football Blitz Preview: Northwest Grizzlies

Friday Football Blitz Preview: Northwest Grizzlies

The Northwest Grizzlies are coming off of an 8-3 season they felt was disappointing, now they've got some extra juice as they move up from 5A to 6A.

Friday Football Blitz Preview: Maize South Mavericks

Friday Football Blitz Preview: Maize South Mavericks

14-year head coach Brent Pfeifer's Mavericks will have to replace 2000-yard RB Evan Cantu, but the young talent on this team is ready to step up to the challenge.

Friday Football Blitz Preview: East High Blue Aces

Friday Football Blitz Preview: East High Blue Aces

Fifth-year Head Coach Ene Akpan's team is looking to put together their fourth consecutive winning season. 

Friday Football Blitz Preview: Andover Trojans

Friday Football Blitz Preview: Andover Trojans

Third year Head Coach Ken Dunsenbury's Trojans are coming off a 7-3 season where they grew a lot and feel like that'll only benefit them in 2022.

Friday Football Blitz Preview: Wichita Collegiate Spartans

Friday Football Blitz Preview: Wichita Collegiate Spartans

Eight-year head coach Troy Black's Collegiate Spartans finished 8-2 last season after a playoff loss to Cheney and they are looking to avenge that loss this upcoming season. 

Friday Football Blitz Preview: Bishop Carroll Golden Eagles

Friday Football Blitz Preview: Bishop Carroll Golden Eagles

Sixth-year head coach Dusty Trail's Bishop Carroll Golden Eagles are coming off a 7-3 year highlighted by another win in the Holy War and some tight finishes.

Questions raised about Wichita Southeast High's football stadium field conditions

Questions raised about Wichita Southeast High's football stadium field conditions

The Friday night lights will remain dark this fall at Wichita Southeast High's football stadium after the district discovered problems with the field's turf.

Emporia police investigate alleged misconduct incident involving high school football team

Emporia police investigate alleged misconduct incident involving high school football team

Police Capt. Ray Mattas said the early investigation is focused on an unspecified number of juveniles, which curtails the amount of information the department can release. 

Friday Football Blitz Preview: Kapaun Crusaders

Friday Football Blitz Preview: Kapaun Crusaders

MAIZE, Kan. (KAKE) - Head Coach Weston Schartz continues to build his legacy and he's building something big at Kapaun. Schartz has led the Crusaders to an 18-4 record in his first two seasons and just missed out on taking his team to the 5A title game af

Coaches save 17-year-old baseball player's life with CPR after he collapsed during practice

Coaches save 17-year-old baseball player's life with CPR after he collapsed during practice

A Blue Valley High School junior is headed back to class Wednesday and thankful to be alive. Just two weeks ago he collapsed at baseball practice from cardiac arrest.

Kansas mom and daughter breathing on their own after being hit by car

Kansas mom and daughter breathing on their own after being hit by car

A driver who was allegedly under the influence had failed to make a right turn, went up on the sidewalk and hit Ava, her mother, Amy, her father, Trey, and her little brother, police said.

Kansas City selected as one of the host cities for the 2026 FIFA World Cup

Kansas City selected as one of the host cities for the 2026 FIFA World Cup

Kansas City will be one of the host cities for the 2026 FIFA World Cup matches. The locations have been announced this afternoon.

Team of the Week: Derby

Team of the Week: Derby