Kelton Brooks, The Hutchinson News

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The Hutchinson News

Hutchinson, KS, United States

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Past articles by Kelton:

Friday night lights: Area roundup

Several local teams were on the road Friday. Here's a look of what took place with some of the area teams.Buhler Crusaders(Thursday)Buhler (3-4) struggled → Read More

'BrookeStrong:' Nickerson huddles around Engelland in home return

NICKERSON -- The 16-year-old Brooke Engelland was an infant again, learning how to take her first steps.“The not being able to walk six months after surgery was the hardest for me to see her go through,” said Jodie Engelland, Brooke’s mother. “Me seeing her walk in physical therapy, taking a couple of steps or a quick side step, I thought, ‘she’s doing this, she’s got this, she going to do… → Read More

Simple message at Buhler: win

The Buhler coaches had one message that was worn in plain sight. The message wasn’t elaborate. It wasn’t written to confuse the players on the second day of practice. It was simply etched on a t-shirt. Win. Buhler was one game away from the ultimate win of the Class 4A-Division II Championship last season. For a team that was four quarters away from finishing the journey, they didn’t suffer a… → Read More

Salthawks full speed ahead on 1st day

It was time to hit the field Monday across the terrain of Kansas fall sports, but the first stop was at Hutchinson Salthawks practice where senior full → Read More

Volleyball, cross country, golf

Volleyball Top five teams/players to look out for 1. Nickerson (Class 4A): The captain of the Panthers’ ship is The News' Area Volleyball Coach of the Year, Deedra Woodbury. Woodbury led Nickerson to third place in the Class 4A-Division 2 state tournament with a talented group that consisted of Tara Davis, a member of The News’ All-Area First-Team, Remyngton Green, a member of the Second-Team,… → Read More

Don't sleep on Dolly Jo; the Pretty Prairie Rodeo returns

Tracy Nowlin just wanted some sleep.“I had that gnawing, gnawing feeling you get when you’re about to screw up,” Nowlin said as she reminisced on her disturbed slumber at 4 a.m. two years ago in November.Nowlin had purchased a calf horse off Facebook of all places when she stumbled upon an advertisement hours before she tossed and turned in her sleep. The cowgirl from Nowata, Okla. was perusing… → Read More

Fresh out of HS: two young golfers aim high after completing first round of Trans-Miss amateur

Straight out of high school to one of the biggest amateur events in the country, Ben Sigel and Reese Ramsey have ventured to and completed their first → Read More

Two-time champion lost his appendix,but gained stardom

Will Zalatoris had burst onto the scene of golf greens stretched across the country.A then 19-year-old back in 2014, Zalatoris won the 105th Texas Amateur, → Read More

All for the family: VanCleave fueled by home, named Male Athlete of the Year

Holcomb is a tight-knit, densely populous city comprised of a bevy of talented athletes throughout the years in all sports.But one of the city’s most recent graduated sons doesn’t care about the size of the town, how Holcomb High is overlooked compared to major schools or how it’s tucked in Western Kansas. Holcomb is the reason “why” for Conner VanCleave.“The community, my friends, family,… → Read More