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  • Olpe 63, Washington Co. 50

    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 the third quarter. Washington County ...

  • Meade 60, Valley Falls 51

    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 the semifinals, were led by ...

  • Wade ready to continue career with Wildcats Dwade1.phatch

    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 Central Plains 49-44 on Saturday — ...

  • Wabaunsee upset bid falls short

    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 on a 19-4 run to ...

  • Meade 54, Pitt-Colgan 51

    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 quarter before holding off Colgan ...

  • Valley Falls 52, Hill City 37

    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. Valley Falls advanced to tonight’ ...

  • Moundridge 47, Chase Co. 38

    Moundridge needed a strong finish to hold off Chase County in the final minutes of its quarterfinal victory Thursday. The Wildcats led by 10 at halftime but gave it all back in the third quarter, with Chase County taking a 31-30 lead into the fourth quarter. But Moundridge did enough to ...

  • Rock Creek opens tourney with easy win 3.phatch

    PARK CITY — After coming home following the opening-round of the state tournament a season ago, the Rock Creek Mustangs are making a weekend out of it this time around. The Mustangs showed why they entered the Class 4A-Div. II tournament at Hartman Arena as the top seed, easily dispatching eighth-seedednAtchison ...

  • Washington Co. 71, South Gray 57

    The Washington County Tigers needed a strong fourth quarter to pull away from third-seeded South Gray and score the upset win in the 2A quarterfinals. After trailing by three at halftime, the Tigers won the back-and-forth game with a strong fourth quarter, outscoring the Rebels 24-8 to close it out. ...

  • Central Plains 67, Jackson Heights 42

    Fifth-seeded Central Plains took an early lead against Jackson Heights and didn’t relent, earning a trip to Friday’s semifinals against top-seeded and undefeated Olpe. The Oilers led 18-6 after the first quarter and led 36-20 at halftime. Central Plains won both of the final two quarters to win ...

  • Olpe 42, Pitt-Colgan 31

    Top-seeded and undefeated Olpe got a scare from eighth-seeded Pittsburg-St. Mary’s Colgan, but ultimately did enough to win and advance into Friday’s semifinals. The Eagles quickly faced a 7-1 deficit to start the game and trailed by two at halftime.  They didn’t take the lead for ...

  • Indians beat Trojans, now head to state Jube2.phatch

    Being a heavily-favored top seed in a postseason basketball tournament comes with plenty of advantages, but it also creates a pressure-filled environment for the team that’s supposed to win. With a 62-40 win over Topeka High Saturday night, the Manhattan High girls’ basketball team can breathe a collective sigh ...










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