Category Archives: History

Highland Park 1996 Title Game Highlights

The 1995-96 Highland Park Scots are one of the most talented teams in Topeka basketball history. They were led by a trio of seniors who went on to have productive college careers including Division I players Tony Barksdale (Western Michigan) and Jameel Anderson (Jacksonville) and Division II standout Larry Farmer...
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Historical Look at Topeka All-City Teams

Here is a year-by-year look at the Topeka Capital-Journal’s All-City First Team selections dating back to 1962. Highland Park’s Jahmal McMurray (2012-14) and Tony Barksdale (1994-96),  Topeka West’s Scott Kauffman (1995-97), Topeka High’s Tyrone Hudson (1986-88), and Hayden’s Tom Meier (1981-83) have been the only three-time All-City First Team picks....
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A Look at Ken Darting’s Career at Highland Park

Ken Darting wrapped up his 13-year career as the head coach of the Highland Park Scots with the conclusion of the 2013-14 season. Darting went 259-53 (.830 winning percent), with 10 state tournament appearances, won four state titles (2004, 2007-09) and had four second-place finishes. His 2007 championship team went...
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