Winter sports practices set to start

Blake Chadwick

November 15, 2019

Winter sports practices start on Monday.  “We’re just super excited to kickoff the season,” senior basketball player Nick Bonner said. Boys and girls wrestling, boys and girls basketball and boys swimming all have thei...

Derby gets first playoff test against Manhattan on Friday

Blake Chadwick

November 14, 2019

Manhattan and Derby are two all-around and dangerous teams who face off Friday at 7 p.m. at  Panther Stadium.  Manhattan is entering the game at 9-1, with their only loss coming to Ky Thomas and Topeka 32-27 on Sept. 13....

Nilles named league volleyball MVP

November 12, 2019

Senior Sydney Nilles was named the AVCTL I volleyball MVP and, along with junior Sophie Connor, was named to the AVCTL I first team. Senior Heather Mills and sophomore Tatum Boettjer were named to the AVCTL I second team. ...

Boys soccer rakes in AVCTL I awards

Jillian Wedman

November 12, 2019

AVCTL I Player of the year - senior Saul Munoz First Team - senior Omar Vielmas First Team - senior Matthew Young First Team - senior Saul Munoz First Team - sophomore Xhavier “Gato” Vaquera Second Team - senior Connor Robinet...

Panthers play Adler, Wash at quarterback in regional championship win over West.

Blake Chadwick

November 9, 2019

Grant Adler and Lem Wash, the Panthers’ two dominant quarterbacks, were both in action Friday night.  Both quarterbacks switched off after every two series — and neither missed a beat in Derby’s 49-13 win over West ...

Michael Johnson thrilled at first scoring opportunity

Callie Knudson

November 8, 2019

Senior Michael Johnson scored his first career touchdown during the game against Wichita North on Nov. 1 in the first round of the playoffs. “Honestly, I didn’t expect my name to get called until late in the fourth quart...

Panthers move on in playoffs

November 2, 2019

The Panthers took care of business in the first round of the playoffs on Friday night, beating North 69-7.  The defense shined with Brecken Kooser, Tyler Dorsey and Cason Lindsey all scoring from the defensive side of the ba...

Derby vs. Maize football: Battle of unbeatens

Callie Knudson

October 24, 2019

Two football teams. Both undefeated. One game. The Panthers take on the Maize Eagles tonight at Panther Stadium. Both teams are 7-0.  “Preparation is the same for our team whether we play a (Derby Junior Footba...