Category Archives: Roll Call

Roll Call: J-e-t-s! Jets! Jets! Jets!

There’s a couple of reasons why we’re Jaray Mathews fans over hear at Sunflower Slate. For one, if you just look up, you’ll see Mathews is part of our banner. And as far as I know, he’s the only player still active that’s part of our banner. Which means that even though we haven’t quite turned two years old yet, we’ve got some history. So there’s that. And then there’s the main reason: The Man goes hard. To prove my point, let’s take a look at what JM did last week in leading Newman into sole possession of first place in the Heartland Conference. In a win over Dallas Baptist he dropped 19 points, 10 rebounds, 3 steals, 2 blocks and 2 assists. In a win over Arkansas Fort-Smith he went for 18 points, 12 rbounds, 2 assists and 2 steals. That’s called filling up the stat sheet.

And that’s why he’s the Heartland player of the week and the jump-off for The Return of Roll Call.

And away we go …

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Roll Call (Glory Days)

Stayed up a little late socializing at the unofficial NW High School hoops reunion last night — we had 1992 to 1999 pretty well represented — just a bunch of ex-athletes getting together, trying to recapture a little of the glory of … well, you get it.

Enough with that, time for Roll Call, in the wink of a young girl’s eye:

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Roll Call (Living on a Prayer)


Like I’ve said before, it’s never too late for Roll Call.

Before we jump right in, any predictions on the Washburn-NW Missouri game in Maryville tomorrow? I’m saying 35-21 NWMSU.

Here you go:

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It’s never too late for Roll Call/Let’s look ahead

WHERE'S MY ROLL CALL, PRIVATE ADAME?!?!?!?

WHERE'S MY ROLL CALL, PRIVATE ADAME?!?!?!?

It’s never too late in the week for Roll Call, right? Of course not. Put it off a little bit because, like I said, I wanted to make sure everybody got in, then I went out of town, then my dog ate my homework … whatever. So let’s make this a Roll Call/Let’s look ahead post.

Here we go:

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Roll Call

ZACH WATKINS (WU ATHLETICS PHOTO)

ZACH WATKINS (WU ATHLETICS PHOTO)

Roll Call is light this week, but still packs a punch, starting with Washburn linebacker Zach Watkins, who is going to become the Ichabods all-time leading tackler at some point this season.

As far as who won what this weekend. .. Kansas Wesleyan managed to pull out a miracle with a Hail Mary against Bethel and Fort Hays State managed to beat Emporia State with Oktoberfest AND Homecoming swirling around them Out West. I guess you could call me easily distracted.

And please, do yourself a favor and click on the Watkins link above. I’m loving that hair. I’ll tell him when I talk to him on Wednesday. And pray he’s not mad.

Let’s go:

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Roll Call, for the people

OTTAWA'S COREY SCHULTZ

OTTAWA'S COREY SCHULTZ

In what world do you throw for 587 yards and 3 TDs, lead your team to a come-from-behind win over another undefeated, ranked, opponent and not end up on Roll Call? The one where your receiver grabs 17 passes for 273 yards in the same game. These are good problems to have.

Away we go:

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ROLL CALL (I thought you’d be bigger)

Finally. A Roll Call we can really sink our teeth into.

Oh, and Bethany LB Marvin Barnes will be signing autographs in the lobby of The Wichita Eagle from now until you finish this sentence.

Enough with the fun and games:

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THE RETURN OF ROLL CALL

ALEX KUHLMAN

ALEX KUHLMAN

We’re calling this the first Roll Call of the year — even though it isn’t quite a full version yet because we don’t have our whole KCAC schedule going, but soon enough. And the studs we do have coming out to play … well they’re tearing it up.

Let’s dive right in:

MIAA

FOOTBALL: Our Kansas schools cleaned up in the football POW awards, with new Pittsburg State quarterback John McCoy grabbing offensive honors, All-American safety Alex Kuhlman doing it on the defensive side and … DRUMROLL PLEASE … my man C.J. Lovett doing it again on special teams for Fort Hays State. Thoughts? Kuhlman always delivers. Seriously. Dude figures out a way to make plays. McCoy looks good but I’d like to see him under fire before I anoint him the second coming. Lovett? Let’s just hope FHSU hasn’t won the majority of its games for the season already. That would be sad. And redundant.

BRIANNE BONER

BRIANNE BONER

VOLLEYBALL: This happened last year, too, with Emporia State. You think you’ve got all their stars figured out … and then BOOM somebody else steps up. Testament to recruiting, right? Well our latest out-of-nowhere stud is 6-foot junior outside hitter Brianna Boner, who is the MIAA hitter of the week after leading the No. 3-ranked Hornets with 49 kills and 15 blocks at a weekend tournament. And do you remember Ting Liu? The reigning MIAA player of the year had 162 assists over that same weekend to take setter of the week honors. ESU is no joke.

And — let me cut this one off at the pass — I will NOT be posting any pictures of Hannah Carter on this blog anymore. Her eligibility’s up, freaks. Stop cyber-stalking homegirl.

So RC is short this week, but it was also sweet. That’s a good thing.

-TA

PS. I think this movie looks pretty sweet

ROLL CALL (you gotta do something great)

ADIOS

ADIOS

Just a little down today … 88 is gone. Dude, I used to wear that number b/c of that guy. Sad day for Chiefs fans. KC management never ceases to amaze me.

Anyways …

We’re almost in the postseason for spring sports — strange to me that these sports exist in kind of a vacuum, it seems like, starting under the radar when nobody wants to think about anything but hoops. I think it makes for kind of an uphill climb to grab any of that audience in the spring, most of whom have some sort of sports-induced hangover from following their teams non-stop from when practices started in August. In other words, you gotta do something great to get that kind of pub in the spring. You know?

Roll tape:

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ROLL CALL (this … is spring?)

woody

Is it? This weather? This no golfing, no fun, no lazy days on a patio rut we’re stuck in? Wait, wait, wait … I’m sorry. I’m whining like Woody Austin on Sports Daily Wednesday morning (PA-PA-PA-POOR ME WHY’S EVERYBODY LIKE TIGER SO MUCH I-I-IMA MISUNDERSTOOD THEY’S ONLY 30 EVENTS ON THE TOUR AND HE’Z ONLY AT 19 THAT LEAVES LIKE … 20 or more THAT HE’S NOT AT! HIBBIDY HOO WHERES MY PUTTER MA?)

Anyways. Here’s Roll Call, and FYI Wichitan Megan VinZant had a big week for Friends:

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