EMPORIA — The Valley Heights girls’ basketball team took a 12-point lead into the final period of Thursday’s Class 1A-Division-I quarterfinal, and seemed to be coasting its way toward an easy win. That win eventually came for the Mustangs, who beat the Victoria Knights, 57-48,
Top-seed St. John-Hudson got 22 points from their 6-foot-8 star Dean Wade as the they remained perfect, dispatching No. 8-seed Washington 69-42 to advance to the state semifinals inside Bramlage Coliseum. Washington County (14-8) — led by 12 points from Kyle McGatlin — kept it close early, playing to
Plainville senior big man Hadley Gillum poured in 20 points and grabbed 23 rebounds as the No. 3-seed Cardinals earned a 46-41 win over perennial state contender No. 6-seed Meade to earn Plainville’s first state win in over 30 years. After dispatching the back-to-back state finalist Buffaloes (20
2A State regular No. 4-seed Olpe rode a hot-shooting night to upend No. 5-seed Hillsboro 59-42 in their state quarterfinal matchup. The Eagles (21-3) shot 23 of 39 from the field and got double-figure scoring from both Beau Krueger (18) and Toby Smith (14) to knock off the Trojans (20
The No. 7-seed Pittsburg-St. Mary’s Colgan Panthers rode a combined 21 second-half points from juniors Austin Commons and Ian Duncan to erase an 11-point second-half deficit and defeat No. 2-seed Valley Falls, 60-57, to advance to the state semifinals.
SALINA — Mulvane used a pair of 3-pointers late in the first half to crawl back in the game and get within five points of top-seed Wamego before halftime on Wednesday night. But there’s a reason the Red Raiders are defending state champions. Showing no
HUTCHINSON — Trailing by four with a minute left in Wednesday’s Class 3A state quarterfinal at the Hutchinson Sports Arena, Rock Creek put the ball in the hands of its all-time leading scorer, who made a move to get past his defender for what would
The No. 3-seed Washington County Tigers fought back from an early first-quarter hole to blitz No. 6-seed Ellis, 64-44, and notch a win in their first-ever appearance in the Class 2A state tournament inside Bramlage Coliseum Wednesday evening. The Tigers (21-2) used a 7-0 run
The No. 2-seed Jefferson County North Chargers used 13 second-half points from senior Jacee Kramer to overcome a five-point halftime deficit and spoil No. 7-seed Hillsboro’s initial foray into the 2A state tournament. The Chargers (24-0) and the Trojans (18-6) played to a 13-13 tie
The No. 1-seed Central Plains Oilers got a game-high 20 points from sophomore guard Reagan Phelan to help advance to the semifinals with a 47-38 win over No. 8-seed Pittsburg-Colgan. After jumping out to a 13-8 advantage after one quarter, the Oilers (24-0) pushed that edge
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