Russell 18U Diamond Diablos Capture USSSA National Title

One week after Russell captured its first ever statewide fast-pitch Softball title, Russell is now home to another champion after the 18 and Under Diamond Diablos Softball team captured the crown at the USSSA National Fastpitch Tournament in Wichita.

The Russell 18 and Under Diamond Diablos pose with their plaque after winning the USSSA 18 and Under National Championship on July 24, 2021 at the Two Rivers Youth Complex in Wichita, Kansas.

Local News

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Local Researchers Discover Undocumented Crayfish Species in Kansas

Widespread sampling for invasive crayfish had never occurred in Kansas lakes – that is, until the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks recently funded a university project focused on the freshwater...

Jul 22, 2021
Northwest Kansas Economic Innovation Center
Local NWKEICI Helps Northwest Kansas Entrepreneurs Dreams Become Reality

When it comes to developing an idea, professional insight and experience makes the difference in launching a new product.

Jul 22, 2021
Getting ready for the Turtle and Frog Races on Tuesday, July 20 at the Russell County Free Fair.
Local Sights and Sounds from Russell County Free Fair

The Russell County Free Fair is being held this week at the fairgrounds in Russell.

Jul 22, 2021
KCARE Watershed Specialist Herschel George fills a newly installed tire tank at the Corley farm in Russell County.
Local Tailgate Talks to Feature Expert Speakers, Local Landowners

Kansas landowners are invited to attend a Tailgate Talk on July 28 focused on protecting water quality, creating alternative watering sources for livestock and other topics.

Jul 21, 2021
COVID-19 Update
Local COVID-19 Case Total Update for July 21

As of Noon, Wednesday, July 21, Russell County has had 880 total positive cases of COVID-19 since tracking began, an increase of five cases since Monday, according to the Russell County Health Departm...

Jul 21, 2021
Russell City Council 5-4-21
Local Russell City Council Hears Request for Interest Response for 830 North Main

The Russell City Council met Tuesday and heard a Request for Interest response presentation regarding the building at 830 North Main Street.

Jul 21, 2021

Sports

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Sports Russell K-18 Drops Final Two Games of League Tournament, Plays in Concordia on Monday

The Russell K-18 summer 15-and-under baseball team ended up going 1-2 at the Twin Lakes League Tournament and finished fourth.

Jul 10, 2021
The 2021 RRC Summer youth softball and baseball seasons got underway on Thursday, June 3 at the Memorial Park Complex in Russell.
Sports Russell K-18 Softball Team Ends Regular Season with Split

The Russell K-18 Softball team completed their inaugural regular season Thursday evening at Memorial Park with a doubleheader against Ellis.

Jul 09, 2021
Baseball
Sports RV Baseball Group Sweeps Pair vs. Beloit

The Russell-Victoria Baseball Group's 19 and Under Baseball team returned to the friendly confines of the Shaffer Field Complex Wednesday evening after taking part in last weekend's Wild West Fest Tou...

Jul 08, 2021
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Sports Russell K-18 Baseball Opens Postseason with Win

The Russell K-18 summer 15-and-under baseball team shut out the Smith Center White 8-0 in the first round of the K-18 Twin Lakes League Tournament at Shaffer Field in Russell on Monday, July 5.

Jul 06, 2021
Home Plate
Sports RV 19U Baseball Swept, Eliminated at Wild West Fest Tourney

The Russell-Victoria 19 and Under Baseball group's stay at the Wild Fest Tournament in Hays came to an abrupt end on Friday, July 2 with a pair of losses after splitting their first two games the day ...

Jul 05, 2021
Darrell Dortland
Sports Dortland Named Russell High School's Head Girls Basketball Coach

Darrell Dortland was named Russell High School's Head Girls Basketball Coach Friday morning.

Jul 02, 2021