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Last fall, the veteran coach watched his team tennis group improve from the year prior and punch their ticket into the UIL Team Tennis Playoffs.

“It was great for the kids to see improvement within the program. Having the same teams in our district for two years and seeing us finish one spot higher than we did the year prior was good for the program,” Dutchover said. “It lets them know we’re improving and we’re hoping to keep that trend going for years to come.”

Now, what will they do for an encore, especially going into a new district in 2022? On the boys side, Harsh Agrawal will be in that No. 1 line for the Patriots – “He’s going to be taking things to the next level,” Dutchover said.

David Ramirez will be another name to remember, along with Owen Baker and Jiayi Yang.

On the girls side, Amy

K-State Wildcats football: Chant could end Wabash Cannonball

The Kansas State University Marching Band, also known as the Pride of Wildcat Land, will perform during halftime at the Alamo Bowl.

The Kansas State University Marching Band, also known as the Pride of Wildcat Land, will perform during halftime at the Alamo Bowl.

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The excitement level inside Bill Snyder Family Stadium was palpable last weekend when the Kansas State band helped kick off a new football season by playing Wabash Cannonball as the Wildcats finished warming up for a game against South Dakota.

Young fans rocked back and forth on top of metal bleachers in the student section and one of K-State’s most storied traditions was in full swing.

But K-State band director Frank Tracz refused to play the song a second time after he heard a vulgar chant directed at the rival Kansas Jayhawks coming from the crowd. He didn’t want to give anyone another chance to chant a four-letter word that starts with the letter F and KU.

Turns out, that could

Michigan State football gets transfer LB Ken Talley from Penn State

Mel Tucker appears to have found another pass rusher for Michigan State football’s future.

Ken Talley, a four-star prospect from the 2022 class, announced via Twitter on Wednesday his intention to become a Spartan. He originally signed with Penn State but entered the transfer portal on Aug. 15, less than three weeks before the season began.

A message with an MSU team spokesman was not immediately returned. It is unclear if Talley would be eligible to play this season if he does enroll in East Lansing immediately, though recruiting website Blue White Illustrated reported he cannot play this fall because he left PSU too late during preseason camp.

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Sparty takes the field before the game between Michigan State and Western Michigan at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing on Friday, Sept.  2, 2022.

The 6-foot-2, 238-pound Talley, who went to Northeast High in Philadelphia, was listed as a linebacker on his since-removed bio on the Nittany Lions’ website. Talley was

Brian Ferentz critiques Spencer Petras’s play in Iowa football opener

Iowa offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz said he wished Wednesday’s zoom presser with reporters were under better circumstances.

All assistants will have a turn throughout the season but Ferentz drew the first stick. It was timely, too, considering that the Hawkeyes’ offense is the main topic of conversation ahead of Saturday’s Cy-Hawk battle with in-state rival Iowa State.

All eyes were on Iowa’s offense last Saturday after an off-season of speculation and building optimism that 2021’s issues were a thing of the past.

And then Iowa’s offense took the field and the heartburn among Hawkeye Nation returned.

Against an FCS team in South Dakota State, Iowa’s offense was a mess. It finished with 166 total yards, went 4-for-17 on third down and had zero touchdowns in a 7-3 win.

“Certainly a little bit frustrating, a little disheartening to go out and perform that way,” Ferentz said. “Didn’t feel like we executed

What you need to know about watching Thursday NFL on Amazon

Amazon Prime hopes that hiring a broadcast booth with star power (Al Michaels (above), Kirk Herbstreit) will entice viewers to subscribe to the service.

Amazon Prime hopes that hiring a broadcast booth with star power (Al Michaels (above), Kirk Herbstreit) will entice viewers to subscribe to the service.

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Miami Dolphins/NFL 2022 season preview

The Miami Dolphins have a new head coach in Mike McDaniel, a new super-speedy wide receiver in Tyreek Hill and a new direction to help quarterback Tua Tagovailoa reach his full potential as he enters his third season as a pro.

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A lot of football fans are going to be frustrated and flummoxed when they turn on their television Thursday night Sept. 15 and frantically scroll through their channel lineup, searching for the Chargers-Chiefs game that kicked off 10 minutes ago.

When Amazon Prime begins streaming Thursday NFL games exclusively in a couple of weeks, NFL fans will fall into three factions:

1) Those who already know everything about Amazon Prime and choose to