Goble, Rieck sign at Girard High School

GIRARD, Kan. – A pair of Girard High School senior student-athletes signed on Thursday afternoon to continue their careers at the college level.

Eleanor Rieck signed to play softball at Neosho County Community College in Chanute, Kansas.

“They just have a really amazing program. When I went on my visit, their facilities were amazing,” Rieck says, “The coach and the girls that I met with were really kind and made me feel very comfortable around them.”

“I was like oh it’s only 45 minutes away from the house. I could make it home over the weekend and see my parents or my younger brother if I wanted to,” Rieck adds on staying close to home, “They can come watch me play. That’s nice because…I always say that my mom is my biggest cheerleader.”

Sara Goble is headed to Fort Scott to continue her volleyball career at Fort Scott Community College.

“I wanted to go to Fort Scott because they have a great atmosphere and a great family community. They opened their doors to me and they are so nice, kind and loving people,” Goble says, “They love their girls, they believe in their girls and they work hard for their girls.”

“My goal is to have fun. That’s my main goal,” Goble adds, “I eventually want to move on and continue playing,  but if I don’t, that’s ok. Having fun is the most important thing to me.”


Booth scores 4 TD; Holton knocks off Girard in state quarterfinal

GIRARD, Kan. – (WATCH) Garyson Booth rushes for 350+ yards and 4 touchdowns Friday night, leading Holton to a 47-27 win over Girard in the 3A state quarterfinals.

Girard finishes the season with a 10-1 overall record.

Girard claims regional championship with shutout win over Frontenac

GIRARD, Kan. – (WATCH) Girard shuts out Frontenac 36-0 Friday night to claim a 3A regional championship and advance to the state quarterfinals.

PIGSKIN PODCAST: Ep. 10 with Pitt State safety Brandon Mlekus

Check out Episode 10 of the KOAM Presents: Pigskin Podcast (LINKS BELOW). On THIS episode:

  • Girard/Frontenac regional championship (2:09)
  • Undefeated Chanute aims for regional championship (7:24)
  • Galena/Columbus regional championship (9:38)
  • Carthage, Webb City return from byes (11:17)
  • Seneca on playoff opener vs. Hollister (12:59)
  • Interview with Pitt State safety Brandon Mlekus (16:16)

APPLE: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/koam-presents-pigskin-podcast-ep-10/id1610196188?i=1000584812747

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Girard opens 3A playoffs with shutout win over Parsons

GIRARD, Kan. – (WATCH) Girard shuts out Parsons 35-0 in the first round of the 3A playoffs Friday night.

The Trojans advance to face Frontenac for a regional championship next week.

PIGSKIN PODCAST EP. 9: The playoffs are here

Check out episode 9 of the KOAM Presents: Pigskin Podcast (links below). On THIS episode:

  • Nevada knocks off Seneca (1:55)
  • Quin Renfro huge night for Joplin (3:30)
  • A look ahead for Carthage, Webb City, Seneca and Lamar (6:43)
  • Girard enters playoffs undefeated (7:43)
  • Columbus gets hot at the right time (10:05)
  • Interview with Quapaw HC J. MacArthur and QB Jack Deringer (15:42)
  • The thin margin for error in the MIAA (29:25)
  • Pitt State aims to stay perfect at Central Oklahoma (31:28)

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Girard claims district title, finishes undefeated regular season with win over Burlington

GIRARD, Kan. – (WATCH) Girard tops Burlington 41-18 Friday night to claim a district championship and finish the regular season with an 8-0 overall record.

PIGSKIN PODCAST: Ep. 8 with Colgan HC Shawn Seematter

Check out episode 8 of the KOAM Presents: Pigskin Podcast (links below).

On THIS episode:

  • Hudson Moore is a problem (2:05)
  • Chanute aims for undefeated regular season (3:22)
  • Frontenac and Galena district championship (5:45)
  • Why I like Girard (6:43)
  • Seneca looks to go 9-0 (8:36)
  • Quapaw and Miami impressive seasons (10:47)
  • Interview with Colgan HC Shawn Seematter (15:23)
  • Pitt State offensive weapons (29:28)

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PIGSKIN PODCAST: Episode 5 with Pittsburg HC Josh Lattimer

Check out episode #5 of our KOAM Presents: Pigskin Podcast (links below).

In this week’s episode:

  • Parsons stays hot (1:35)
  • Girard defense shines vs. Frontenac (3:00)
  • Field Kindley still perfect (4:29)
  • Joplin aims to bounce back after Nixa (5:25)
  • Draven VanGilder is a “get them in the building” guy (7:15)
  • Sarcoxie shoutout (11:30)
  • Lamar vs. McDonald County (13:24)
  • Interview with Josh Lattimer (15:50)
  • Mahomes and Brady are like ranch dressing (28:11)
  • Rivalry week for Pitt State and MSSU (35:12)

YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9fR1CQFyNM

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