Tuesday, December 1, 2015


  • Area Schools | March 16, 2014

    Hoxie defeats Mustangs in title game

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    EMPORIA — With a 72-game winning streak spanning three seasons coming into Saturday’s Class 1A-Division-I state championship game, the Valley Heights girls’ basketball team was going to need a special effort against undefeated Hoxie to come away with a state title. Instead, the Mustangs’ magical

  • Area Schools | March 16, 2014

    Valley Heights’ boys take 3rd

    EMPORIA — Run and gun can be a whole lot of fun. The Valley Heights Mustangs defeated Spearville, 74-54, in Saturday’s Class 1A-Division-I consolation game for the team’s highest finish ever at a state tournament. After two games at Emporia’s White Auditorium featuring

  • Area Schools | March 14, 2014

    Mustangs hang on to beat Victoria

    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,

  • Area Schools | March 14, 2014

    St. John routs Washington Co.

    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

  • Area Schools | March 14, 2014

    Plainville 46, Meade 41

    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

  • Area Schools | March 14, 2014

    Olpe 59, Hillsboro 42

    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

  • Area Schools | March 14, 2014

    Pittsburg-Colgan 60, Valley Falls 57

    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.

  • Area Schools | March 13, 2014

    Lanie Page powers Wamego to easy win

    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

  • Area Schools | March 13, 2014

    Rock Creek out in 3A quarters


    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

  • Area Schools | March 13, 2014

    Washington Co. routs Ellis in Class 2A

    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

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