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
The No. 5-seed Meade Buffaloes used a high-energy full-court press and a game-high 22 points from junior Bailey Olvera to advance past No. 4-seed Olpe with a 61-49 win. In a game featuring two 2A juggernauts, with the Eagles making their 12th straight state appearance, and
The Manhattan High girls’ basketball team had two main goals to start the season — win the Centennial League and get back to state. Check, and check. Now the season goes into uncharted waters. Despite creating new goals for their week at state, it would be
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