Category: Local Sports

KU Dismisses Athletic Director, Salina Native Sheahon Zenger

LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas has dismissed Athletic Director and Salina native Sheahon Zenger citing a “lack of progress” within the department as the reason for the dismissal. Chancellor Douglas A. Girod made the announcement in a statement on the University’s website Monday morning. Zenger, who was born in Salina, had served as KU’s […]

KSHSAA Honors Area Schools with Statewide Sportsmanship Awards

TOPEKA – The Kansas State High School Activities Association, through its member schools, defines sportsmanship as those qualities of behavior which are characterized by generosity and genuine concern for others. Further, an awareness is expected of the impact of an individual’s influence on the behavior of others. The excitement of a basketball game can create […]

K-State Polytechnic Collaborates With Salina Liberty to Fly Drones During Games

SALINA – The Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus is expanding its unmanned aircraft systems capabilities to now include sports and entertainment operations with the help of a professional indoor football team. The campus’s Applied Aviation Research Center, which is a hub for UAS exploration, is collaborating with the Salina Liberty to bring drone technology to […]

Two More Receivers Added to Salina Liberty’s Offensive Arsenal

The Salina Liberty has added two more weapons to their line up of outstanding wide receivers. On Tuesday, the team announced the signings of Hussein Scott and Julian Stafford. Hussien “Hi-C” Scott is a 5’9”, 190 pound wide receiver from Tucson, Arizona. He was an all-around great athlete in high school lettering in football, basketball, […]

Salina Liberty Strengthens Offensive and Defensive Lines

The Salina Liberty on Thursday announced the additions of four more players to their 2018 roster that will help the team strengthen both the offensive and defensive lines. Offensive lineman Kelvin McCoy, offensive and defensive lineman Brandon King, offensive and defensive lineman Dana Harris Jr. and defensive lineman and linebacker Ronald Buford Jr. have all […]

Salina Liberty Gets “Defensive” with Three New Roster Additions

The Salina Liberty has gotten “defensive” with three new roster additions for the 2018 season. On Thursday, the team announced the additions of Marrion Holmes, Eric Johnson and Kivar Thurmon. Marrion Holmes is a 6’1″, 317 pound defensive lineman from De Funkiak Springs, Florida. Holmes attended college at the University of West Georgia. During his […]

South-Central Basketball Games Moved to School Gyms for 2017-2018 Season

USD 305 has moved this season’s Salina South-Salina Central junior varsity and varsity basketball games from the Tony’s Pizza Events Center to each school’s home gymnasium for the 2017-2018 season. Jennifer Bradford-Vernon, USD 305’s Public Information Director, tells The Salina Scoop the home gyms will be used this year with Central hosting in December and […]

Salina Liberty Announces First Recipient of “Golden Football” Program

SALINA – The Salina Liberty in partnership with First Bank Kansas and the Salina Police Department are pleased to announce the first recipient of the “Golden Football” Program during its inaugural year. This program was created to recognize and highlight the achievements of the youth of Salina and the surrounding communities who performed random acts […]

Salina Liberty Announce Additions to Roster and Coaching Staff; New Jerseys and Updated Logo Unveiled

At a press conference on Thursday, the Salina Liberty announced two more additions to the 2018 roster as well as an addition to the coaching staff. Quarterback Derrick Bernard, running back Dominique Carson, and assistant coach Daniel Green were all introduced. Bernard is a 6’2″, 190 pound quarterback from Texas City, Texas. He attended Sul […]

Salina Liberty Add Three Power House Players to Roster

SALINA – The Salina Liberty has added three new powerhouse players to their 2018 roster. On Thursday, the club announced the additions of running back D.J. Abnar, quarterback Bryan Hicks and and defensive back Tyrell Green. D.J. Abner is a 5’10″, 185 pound running back from Tallahassee, Florida. He attended college at Liberty University in […]

Severe Weather Concerns Forcing Changes to High School Football Games

With severe weather threatening Central Kansas Friday evening, several high school football games are moving their kickoff times. The following is a list of games with changes to their kickoff times. This list will be updated if more times are changed. Salina South at Hutchinson – 5 p.m. Derby at Salina Central – 5 p.m. […]

KSHSAA Announces Football District Assignments for 2018 and 2019 Seasons

The following are the district football assignments for the 2018 and 2019 high school football seasons as announced by the Kansas State High School Activities Association: Class 6A East – Gardner-Edgerton, Kansas City-J.C. Harmon, Kansas City-Wyandotte, Olathe-East, Olathe-North, Olathe-Northwest, Olathe South, Overland Park-Blue Valley, Overland Park-Blue Valley North, Overland Park-Blue Valley Northwest, Overland Park-Blue Valley […]