Mike Kastle, who serves on the KSHSAA Executive Board, Parsons USD 503 board as well as being the commissioner of the Three Rivers League, talks about KSHSAA's decision to start sports on time this fall and the continued challenges schools are facing to reopen amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Parsons City Attorney Ross Albertini, whose kids played at St. Paul High School, talks about the city-wide mask ordinance as well as the dynamics of being a parent of athletes in a small town.
Parsons High School Athletic Director Rob Barcus talks about Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly's executive order delaying the opening of schools until after Labor Day, the continued effects of COVID-19 on sports and the passing of his father, legendary football coach Don Barcus.
Labette Community College softball head coach Ryan Phillips talks about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on his program, the future of Labette softball and gives his take on community athletics as a whole. w
Former Labette County Grizzlies boys basketball coach Brad Smith, who coached at the school for 25 years, talks about his decision to retire a year ago and looks back on his legacy. We also discuss the public-private classification debate in Kansas and other issues facing athletes around the state.
Labette Community College volleyball coach Haley Miller talks about the NJCAA and KJCCC releasing their plans for sports in 2020-21 in the wake of COVID-19 and how she's continuing to try and rebuild her program.
Labette Community College women's basketball coach Mitch Rolls talks about athletics resuming after COVID-19 and how kids and coaches should approach college recruiting.
TJ Mayhue, a former Parsons High School and Labette County High School running back, talks about his new assistant coaching job with LCHS as well as leading a prayer vigil during the Black Lives Matter protest in Parsons.
Parsons Vikings football and boys basketball assistant coach Jaran Dixon discusses the ongoing protests against police brutality and racial injustice and how Parsons and the Southeast Kansas community can address those issues.
Allie Kashka, a former Labette County High School softball standout and now a math teacher at the school, talks about life and athletics.