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Live Stream: Big 12 Football Media Days From Dallas

Your Country KNDY in cooperation with the Big 12 Digital Network will have live wall-to-wall streaming coverage of the 2012 Big 12 Conference Football Media Days from Dallas, Texas. You will be able to view the press conferences’ for each member school, along with select players over two days.  Streaming will begin shortly before 9:00 a.m. each day, and last until approximately 12:30 p.m.

The lineups for each day (in press conference order) are as follows:

Monday, July 23:
9:00 a.m. – Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby.
10:00 a.m. – TCU
          (Coach Gary Patterson | OL Blaize Foliz | DL Stansly Maponga | QB Casey Pachall)
10:30 a.m. – Oklahoma
          (Coach Bob Stoops | OL Ben Habern | DB Demontre Hurst | QB Landry Jones)
11:00 a.m. – Iowa State
         (Coach Paul Rhoads |LB Jake Knott | LB A.J. Klein | RB James White)
11:30 a.m. – Kansas State
        (Coach Bill Snyder | LB Authur Brown | QB Collin Klein | LB Tre Walker | DB Ty Zimmerman)
12:00 p.m. – Texas Tech
          (Coach Tommy Tuberville |QB Seth Doege | WR Eric Ward | RB Terrance Bullitt)

Tuesday, July 24:
9:00 a.m. – Big 12 Coordinator of Officials Walt Anderson
10:00 a.m. – West Virginia
          (Coach Dana Holgorsen |WR Tavon Austin | DL Will Clarke | OL Joe Madsen | QB Geno Smith)
10:30 a.m. – Texas
          (Coach Mack Brown |DB Carrington Byndom | LB Jordan Hicks | OL Mason Walters)
11:00 a.m. – Oklahoma State
          (Coach Mike Gundy | DL Cooper Bassett | RB Joseph Randle | OL Lane Taylor)
11:30 a.m. – Kansas
         (Coach Charlie Weis |QB Dayne Crist | OT Tanner Hawkinson | DE/LB Toben Opurum)
12:00 p.m. – Baylor
        (Coach Art Briles |QB Nick Florence | OL Ivory Wade | DB Ahmad Dixon | WR Terrence Williams)

Peru State Signs Marysville Native Jori Latta, Fairbury Native Traci Bohlmeyer

(Peru, Neb.) – Two teammates from the Cloud County Community College Thunderbird team signed recently to continue playing softball with the Peru State College (PSC) Bobcats. Bobcat head coach Mark Mathews has added the services of Traci Bohlmeyer and Jori Latta to bolster the PSC roster.

Bohlmeyer, a 5’8 second baseman from Fairbury and Latta, a 5’6 catcher/right-fielder from Marysville, Kan., will join the ‘Cats this fall in preparation for PSC’s second season in the Heart of America Athletic Conference. Cloud County finished 27-25 overall and 12-14 in the Eastern Division of the Jayhawk Conference.

Bohlmeyer played in 46 of Cloud County’s 52 games and was the leading hitter. She finished the season with a .497 batting average. In addition, Bohlmeyer led the team with 77 hits, which included four doubles and four triples. Bohlmeyer finished as the team’s leader with 45 runs and led her team with 18 stolen bases. She finished the season with a .917 fielding percentage.

Latta played in 24 games and had a .230 batting percentage. Latta had 14 hits, two of which were doubles, and had one home run. Latta finished with ten RBI and scored 12 runs.

During her high school days at Fairbury, Bohlmeyer earned All-Conference first team honors and all-state honorable mention. Bohlmeyer is the daughter of Diane and Kelli Bohlmeyer. Latta was named NCKL All-League Outfielder during her junior and senior years. Latta is the daughter of Bob and Stacey Latta. Bohlmeyer will be an elementary education major while Latta will study K-12 special education.

Mathews is pleased to have the two former Thunderbirds joining the Bobcat squad. Mathews said, “Traci is a good middle infielder and will come in and provide us with the depth needed in order to compete in the tough HAAC. Jori is a good utility player who could fill a number of roles for us. We look forward to having them join us this fall in preparation for the 2012-13 season.”

KNDY Delivers Big 12 Conference Game Highlights To Sports Fans Online

KNDY features Big 12 Video Zone on kndyradio.com to run official Big 12 Conference game highlights for all sports

July 2, – Dierking Communications, Inc. announced today that through an agreement with the Big 12 Conference (Big 12) and official media partner XOS Digital, Inc. (XOS), it has joined the Big 12 Affiliate Network, an exclusive program that enables the accredited media to feature official Big 12 game highlights for up to all 10 of the conference’s schools. This includes all sports such as football, basketball, baseball and softball.

“With our years of commitment to Kansas & Kansas State athletic coverage on-air, joining with the Big 12 Conference for a video platform online was a no-brainer for our audience” said Derek Nester, Internet Director with Dierking Communications.

As part of the Affiliate Network, KNDY received a digital video player called the Big 12 Video Zone, which now resides on the sports section of kndyradio.com. The Big 12 Video Zone provides fans and site visitors with free access to a full range of Kansas & Kansas State game highlights for a variety of sports. Video Zone highlights are available within an hour after each game’s conclusion.

In addition to game highlights, the Big 12 Video Zone provides fresh news content daily. Additional content includes official conference features on student athletes, weekend preview segments, classic Big 12 moments and select live streams for special events such as the Big 12 Media Days and the Big 12 Championship pre- and post-game press conferences.

“We’re pleased to welcome Dierking Communications, Inc. into the Affiliate Network, and proud to provide its official website with exclusive Big 12 game-day highlights that supplement its quality Big 12 sports reporting,” said Anna Marie Neri, director, Affiliate Network. “The Big 12 Video Zone tells the complete story behind each weekend’s games shortly after their conclusion and lets fans relive all the action behind their favorite Big 12 teams.”

About Dierking Communications, Inc.:

Dierking Communications, Inc. was founded in 1988 by Bruce Dierking, who purchased radio stations KNDY AM 1570 & FM 95.5 in Marysville, Kansas. Over the next two decades, the group has expanded ownership across a total of 6 radio stations across Kansas, including KDNS-FM 94.1 in Downs, KZDY-FM 96.3 in Glen Elder, KQNK AM 1530 & FM 106.7 in Norton.

About XOS Digital:

XOS Digital is the exclusive digital licensing and rights agency of the Big 12 Conference. Founded in 1999, XOS Digital is the leading provider of digital asset management solutions for collegiate and professional sports organizations. Its Affiliate Network grants accredited news organizations nationwide the right to feature Big 12 sports footage on their official news websites. For more information, visit:  www.xosdigital.com.

For additional information contact:

Derek Nester
937 Jayhawk Rd.
Marysville, KS 66508
Phone: 785-562-2361
Web: http://www.kndyradio.com.


K-State Wildcat Basketball on AM 1570/FM 94.1

Catch every exciting play of every game on KNDY AM 1570/FM 94.1. Check back here 60 minutes after the final whistle to get a complete video wrap-up of the days activity.

2012-2013 SCHEDULE
Date Opponent / Event Location Time / Result
10/30/12 vs. Washburn Bramlage Coliseum W, 81-61
11/04/12 vs. Emporia State Bramlage Coliseum W, 81-51
11/09/12 vs. North Dakota Bramlage Coliseum W, 85-52
NIT Season Tip-Off Manhattan Regional
11/12/12 vs. Lamar Bramlage Coliseum W, 79-55
Alabama-Huntsville vs. North Texas Bramlage Coliseum 9:30 PM CT
11/13/12 vs. Alabama-Huntsville Bramlage Coliseum W, 87-26
11/13/12 Lamar vs. North Texas Bramlage Coliseum 6:00 PM CT
11/18/12 vs. North Florida Bramlage Coliseum W, 74-55
NIT Season Tip-Off
11/21/12 vs. Delaware Madison Square Garden W, 66-63
11/23/12 vs. Michigan Madison Square Garden L, 71-57
12/02/12 vs. USC Upstate Bramlage Coliseum W, 72-53
12/08/12 at George Washington Charles E. Smith Center W, 65-62
State Farm Battle in Seattle
12/15/12 vs. Gonzaga KeyArena L, 68-52
12/18/12 vs. Texas Southern Bramlage Coliseum W, 78-69
Hy-Vee Wildcat Classic
12/22/12 vs. Florida Sprint Center W, 67-61
12/29/12 vs. UMKC Bramlage Coliseum W, 52-44
12/31/12 vs. South Dakota Bramlage Coliseum W, 70-50
01/05/13 vs. Oklahoma State Bramlage Coliseum W, 73-67
01/12/13 at West Virginia WVU Coliseum W, 65-64
01/16/13 at TCU Daniel-Meyer Coliseum W, 67-54
01/19/13 vs. Oklahoma Bramlage Coliseum W, 69-60
01/22/13 vs. Kansas Bramlage Coliseum 7:00 PM CT
01/26/13 at Iowa State Hilton Coliseum 12:30 PM CT
01/30/13 vs. Texas Bramlage Coliseum 7:00 PM CT
02/02/13 at Oklahoma Lloyd Noble Center 5:00 PM CT
02/05/13 at Texas Tech United Spirit Arena 7:00 PM CT
02/09/13 vs. Iowa State Bramlage Coliseum 5:00 PM CT
02/11/13 at Kansas Allen Fieldhouse 8:00 PM CT
02/16/13 vs. Baylor Bramlage Coliseum 6:00 PM CT
02/18/13 vs. West Virginia Bramlage Coliseum 8:00 PM CT
02/23/13 at Texas Erwin Center 7:00 PM CT
02/25/13 vs. Texas Tech Bramlage Coliseum 6:00 PM CT
03/02/13 at Baylor Ferrell Center 6:00 PM CT
03/05/13 vs. TCU Bramlage Coliseum 7:00 PM CT
03/09/13 at Oklahoma State Gallagher-Iba Arena 12:30 PM CT

MLB All-Star Event Attendees Encouraged To Get Text Alerts

The Kansas City Missouri Police Department urges anyone who plans to attend any events surrounding the Major League Baseball All Star Game (Fan Fest, Home Run Derby, Red Carpet Parade, etc.) from July 6-10 to sign up for text message alerts by texting ALLSTARKC to 888777.

Police will use text alerts to keep baseball fans up to date on traffic, road closures and emergency notifications. The text alerts are provided free (although cellular plans may charge for them), and those who sign up will only receive alerts related to the All Star Game and its events. Once signed up, users also can opt to receive the messages by e-mail by going to nixle.com.

To receive all KCPD text alerts, text KCPD or your zip code to 888777.

All-Star Wrap: Division I West Blanks East 36-0

By Eric Allgood-KREP Radio 92.1 Belleville, Kansas

Players from across the state converged on Beloit this week to prepare for the 27th Annual 8-Man All Star Football Games.  Coaches and athletes enjoyed four days of practices and evening activities to come together to represent their schools at Trojan Field on Saturday, June 9th.

The Division I teams kicked off first.  Both squads fielded stout defensive efforts through the first half.    South Gray’s Coulter Croft scored on a one yard run, with Macksville’s Seth Filbert adding the 2 point conversion runto give the West an 8-0 lead with 7:53 to play in the 2nd quarter which also turned out to be the halftime score.

That would prove to be all the points the West squad would need, as they pulled away in the second half, to win 36-0.  In the 3rd quarter, Macksville’s Seth Filbert, hooked up with Lincoln’s Wyatt Schroeder on touchdown passes of 15 and 10 yards sandwiched around a safety, forced by the West’s defense to lead 24-0 at the end of the 3rd quarter.  After an interception at the goal line by Pretty Prairie’s Tanner Cooper early in the 4th quarter stopped a promising East drive, Croft would deliver the knockout blow on the very next play for the West breaking several tackles on an outstanding 74 yard run down the left side line to make it 30-0.  Kiowa County quarterback Ross Binford rounded out the scoring on a 3 yard run with 1:33 to play to make it 36-0 and the West defense made one last stand stopping Lakeside’s Miles Thomas inside the 5 on the game’s final play to preserve the first 8-Man All-Star Game shutout since 2004 and only the 4th shut out in the history of the 8-Man All-Star games.

“Sometimes in an All Star game, all you need is a couple big plays to get things going,” said Kiowa County’s Clint Young, head coach of the West squad.  “We knew with their size, we’d have to try to make some big plays and we got that in the second half.”

Filbert completely four of his eight passes for 78 yards, including the two touchdowns for the West squad, while Croft accounted for nearly half of the rushing total with 90 yard on just four carries while scoring twice.

East head coach Sam Meyers of Rock Hills, was pleased with his defense’s effort despite the points surrendered.  “The kids played hard all day, and all week at practice.  We threw a lot at them and we just never could get our guys some space.”

The East squad was lead offensively by Lakeside’s Miles Thomas who toted the pig skin 22 times for 77 yards and added 54 receiving yards on 3 receptions.  Despite the shut out on the scoreboard, the West only managed to out-gain the East, 280-260 in total yards of offense.

The West now leads the East in Division I series, 8-4.


East                 West

Total Offense:             260                  280

Rush Offense:             121                  184

Pass Offense:              139                  96

Sacks By:                       2                   5

Penalties:                     2-11                 4-25


Score by Quarters:

1st        2nd        3rd        4th        Total

East     0          0          0          0             0

West    0          8          16        12          36

Individual Rushing:

East: Miles Thomas 22-77, Collin Kile 5-23, Alex Smith 4-20, Colton Witte 2-14, Bo Savage 13-1, Brandon Draper 1-0, Brett Fahey 2-(-2)

West: Coulter Croft 4-90, Ross Binford 18-32, Adam Oak 1-25, Seth Filbert 8-14, Damon Schurr 6-13.

Individual Passing:

East: Bo Savage 6-12-76-1 Int, Collin Kile 2-6-27, Alex Renken 1-3-36

West: Seth Filbert 5-8-78-2 td, Ross Binford 2-6-18

Individual Receiving:

East: Miles Thomas 3-54, Willie Westhoff 1-36, Bubba Smith 2-19, Alex Smith 2-17, Ky Biddle 1-13.

West: Wyatt Schroeder 3-45, Tanner Cooper 2-38, Adam Oak 2-13.

All-Star Wrap: East Runs Past West In Division II

The Divison II game showed the promise of fireworks early on as Moscow’s Osvaldo Granillo took the opening kickoff 73 yards for a touchdown to give the West the first points of the game and Dighton’s Guy Fulmer would add the 2 point conversion to make it 8-0. The West would add another touchdown to lead 16-0 early in the 2nd quarter on a 3 yard plunge by Fulmer with the 2 point conversion good on a pass from Ashland’s Austin Stebens to Golden Plain’s Cole Christensen.

After that it was all East as they responded with forty-six unanswered points to take a 46-16 lead and went on to a 52-24 victory.

The onslaught of East offense began in the 2nd quarter as B&B signal-caller Eric Huerter hooked up with his Falcon comrade, Cody Heiman on a 17 yard touchdown strike. Huerter ran in the 2 point conversion to cut the deficit to 16-8.

On the next drive, the East completed an 8 play 60 yard drive capped by a 6 yards touchdown pass to Frankfort’s Jonathan Keating to pull the East to within 16-14.

By Eric Allgood-KREP Radio 92.1 Belleville, Kansas

The East took the lead for good on a 7 play 55 yard march capped by B&B’s Mitch Engelken’s 17 yard run with 2:38 to play in the 2nd quarter as the East led 20-16 at intermission.

South Barber’s Blake Wagenbach caught a 4 yard scoring pass from Huerter to extend the East’s lead to 26-16 with 9:13 left in the 3rd. After a three and out, the West attempted to punt deep in their own territory but Wilson’s Jake Stoppel blocked the punt and returned it 9 yards to give the East a 32-16 advantage. Engelken struck again with 1:08 left in the 3rd on a 41 yard scamper, the two point conversion made it 40-16. After an interception by Hanover’s Brent Bruna, the East struck quickly on the next play with Engelken breaking free for a 64 yard touchdown run to make it 46-16.

The West added their only points in the 2nd half on a Fulmer 25 yard scoring run to close the gap to 46-24 after a successful two point try, but the East finished out the scoring for the day with Huerter throwing his 4th touchdown pass of the day and his second to Keating, this time from 6 yards out to give the East an impressive 52-24 victory.

The Baileyville B&B trio of Quarterback/Safety Eric Huerter, Fullback/Linebacker Cody Heiman, and running back Mitch Engelken, made play after play on both sides of the ball to spur the East squad. Engelken and Huerter, who missed the state championship game in November with injury, accounted for two thirds of the offense rolled up by the East.

“The line did a great job opening some holes and coach called the right plays at the time to get us open,” said Huerter. Baileyville B&B’s coach, Justin Coup, used Engelken the best, as he set an unofficial All Star game record with 233 yards rushing on 20 carries while scoring 3 touchdowns on runs of 17, 41, and 64 yards. Huerter tossed 4 touchdown passes while completing 8 of 18 passes for 78 yards. He also scrambled and bootlegged his way to 72 yards on 10 carries and intercepted two passes on defense. Fullback Cody Heiman ran for 73 yards and caught a 17-yard pass for a touchdown while one of Huerter’s favorite targets was Frankfort’s Jonathan Keating who had touchdown catches of 6 and 14 yards. Wilson’s Josh Stoppel made it a well rounded effort for the East with a blocked punt which he scooped up and ran 9 yards for a touchdown to put the East up 32-16 midway thru the 3rd quarter.

All total, the East squad rolled up 529 yards of total offense, including 451 on the ground. Heiman, along with Hanover’s Brent Bruna led an East defensive effort that held the West to just 198 yards of offense.

“That was about as big and strong a line as you could put together in this state,” said Cheylin’s coach Max Keltz, head coach of the West. “I thought our kids did a great job fighting through the heat, but we just couldn’t make enough plays.” Ashland’s Austin Stebens threw for 69 yards and Dighton’s Guy Fullmer ran for 2 scores to lead the West.

“We take so much away from this week as coaches,” said Coup. “It’s so great to come together and bounce ideas and experiences off each other, because you know the guys on the other sideline have been through the same things you have.”

The East now leads the West 8-4 in the Division II series.

K-State Announces Contract Extension for AD John Currie

Courtesy of K-State Sports Information

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State University President Kirk Schulz announced today that Athletics Director John Currie has signed a contract extension through the 2018 academic year, a move that recognizes the success of the department under Currie’s leadership while providing continuity as K-State surges forward toward its vision of a model intercollegiate athletics program.

The agreement adds two years to his current contract, securing Currie’s services through June 30, 2018. Schulz said that Currie’s annual salary will be $450,000 for 2012-13 and will increase by $25,000 for each remaining year on the contract. The extension also includes an enhanced retention incentive structure.

“John has provided tremendous leadership for our athletics department and entire university family since his arrival in 2009,” Schulz said. “Over the last three years, our student-athletes have enjoyed unprecedented success in the classroom and on the playing field, the department has seen record fundraising and a dramatic increase in members of the Ahearn Fund and over $100 million in facility improvements benefiting all of our 16 sports are underway. Great days are ahead for K-State as a member of the Big 12 Conference, and John’s continued leadership and vision will enhance our position as a national leader in intercollegiate athletics.”

“Mary Lawrence, our children and I are thankful for the opportunity to be a part of the K-State family and live in the great college community of Manhattan,” Currie said. “Thanks to the efforts of President Schulz and his K-State 2025 vision, our terrific coaches, support staff, loyal fans and donors, and, most importantly, over 400 dedicated student-athletes, we have made tremendous progress toward our vision of a model intercollegiate athletics program and enjoyed across-the-board success over the past three years. And now, with the support of the K-State Nation, we have to continue to take strides forward to maintain and build upon our competitive future as a national leader in college athletics.”

KVA All-Star Volleyball Match Set For Washburn University June 2nd

May 30, 2012, Topeka, KS — The Kansas Volleyball Association is pleased to announce that the 2012 All Star Match will take place at Washburn University’s Lee Arena in Topeka on June 2 at 6:30 p.m. All-Star participants include:

Red Team
Meghan Mahoney – Blue Valley
Emily Otte – Valley Center
Katelyn Slade – Rose Hill
Raegan Vanderplas – Phillipsburg
Teresa Wade – St. John
Aubrie Vansteenburg – Halstead
Kiah Blau – Decatur Community
Mallory Flagor – Hoisington
Mari Jo Massanet – Manhattan
Bethany Farres – McPherson
Kylie Miller – Holton
Paige Meader – Waverly
Torie Fuller – Smith Center

Blue Team
Jamie Pfannenstiel – Silver Lake
Paige Brown – St. James
Bonnie Boos – Sacred Heart
Katie Loescher – Newton
Sophie Simon – McPherson
Michaela Sasse – Smith Center
Krista Reimer – Hillsboro
Lori Angello – Lansing
Jamie Patrick – Hutch Central Christian
Michelle Haug – Centralia
Kelsey Lacy – Abilene
Haley Thompson – Phillipsburg

All Star Coaches will be:

Red Team
Brian Otte – Valley Center
Sandy Arnold – Hillsboro
Jessica Koch – B&B Baileyville

Blue Team
Theresa Watkins – Holton
Betsy Manning – Maize
Marilyn Stueve – Olpe