Two boys’ basketball programs in the All-Flint Hills region put together outstanding seasons in 2014-15, so it’s fitting that each of them will come away from banner years with major awards. Pierson McAtee of Manhattan High captured the Mercury’s All-Flint Hills player of
PARK CITY — In most of its games this year, the Rock Creek boys’ basketball team’s height and depth at the forward position has led to a distinct advantage over its opponents. But Holcomb is not your average foe. The Longhorns had every bit as
Kansas State signee Dean Wade scored 11 of the last 18 points for St. John on Saturday at Bramlage Coliseum, as the Tigers beat Central Plains, 49-44, in the Class 2A championship to win their third straight state title. It was the third time the teams met
The Central Plains Oilers overcame a poor shooting performance to win their second straight state title by beating Moundridge. Moundridge led early, taking an 11-5 lead into the second quarter, but the Oilers took control in the fourth quarter and put the Wildcats away for
After losing its first game of the season in the semifinals on Friday, Olpe rallied on Saturday to beat Washington County and take third place at Bramlage Coliseum. The Eagles finished the first quarter on a 10-0 run and then charged ahead by 10 points in
Meade senior Bailey Olvera scored 22 points to help the Buffaloes grab third place on Saturday. Along with 17 points from Jaylin Stapleton, Meade overcame its loss to Central Plains on Friday to get past Valley Falls. The Dragons, who lost a close games to Moundridge in
Dean Wade’s high school career came to a close Saturday night in the same place his college career will begin in just a few months. For Wade, it couldn’t be any better. The St. John-product won his third straight Class 2A title — beating
A strong start gave Wabaunsee a chance to beat top-seeded Central Plains on Thurdsay at the Class 2A state basketball tournament in Bramlage Coliseum, but the Chargers couldn’t keep up the momentum to close the half, ultimately losing 62-52. The Oilers finished the half
In a tight game from start to finish, Meade got a three-point play from Jaylin Stapleton with 7.3 seconds left to upset Pittsburg-St. Mary’s Colgan in the quarterfinals Thursday. The Buffaloes led by two at halftime and had a three-point lead going into the fourth
Valley Falls won every quarter to take care of business in its tournament opener against Hill City, leading by seven at halftime and nine into the fourth quarter. The Dragons were led by Ali Brown’s 14 points, while Hill City got 19 points from Amanda Conway.
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