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  • Area Schools | March 12, 2015

    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

  • Area Schools | March 12, 2015

    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’

  • Area Schools | March 08, 2015

    Indians beat Trojans, now head to state


    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

  • Area Schools | March 08, 2015

    Centralia ends Valley Heights’ season

    FRANKFORT — If the Valley Heights girls’ basketball team had a time machine at the beginning of the season and traveled to the end of it, there would be a couple things the Mustangs would have been surprised to see. First, the team would be devastated

  • Area Schools | March 08, 2015

    Wamego loses in a rout at Hayden


    TOPEKA — The Jim Page era of Wamego girls’ basketball ended quickly Friday night. The Red Raiders found themselves in a double-digit hole less than 90 seconds into the contest and didn’t score their first basket until the 2:15 mark of the first quarter. Ultimately Wamego fell

  • Area Schools | March 08, 2015

    Rock Creek boys going to state

    The Rock Creek boys’ basketball team advanced to next week’s Class 4A-Div. II state tournament with a 68-47 win over Chapman on Saturday night. Playing against the Irish on their opponent’s home floor, the Mustangs had no trouble taking care of business in

  • Area Schools | March 08, 2015

    Late FT ends Mustangs’ season

    The Valley Heights Mustangs battled all night with Doniphan West in Friday’s Class 1A-Div. I semifinal at Frankfort, tying the game in the final minute before losing, 52-51. In the battle between Mustangs, Valley Heights trailed by four going into the fourth quarter, but

  • Area Schools | March 08, 2015

    Silver Lake 67, Riley Co. 50

    At Rossville, the Falcons saw their season come to an end at the hands of a hot-shooting Silver Lake squad which finished the night with nine 3-pointers. The Eagles took a six-point lead to the second quarter but really poured it on in the second,

  • Area Schools | March 08, 2015

    Centralia 57, Frankfort 48

    At Frankfort, the hometown Wildcats came close to defeating their rival Centralia in the semifinals of the Class 1A-Div. I sub-state, but couldn’t get over the hump in the final minutes. Frankfort fought back from multiple deficits throughout the game, working back from an

  • Area Schools | March 08, 2015

    Clay Center 54, Rock Creek 44

    At Chapman, Rock Creek gave heavily-favored Clay Center all it could handle in its Class 4A-Div. II sub-state semifinal. The Mustangs led 16-12 after the first quarter and trailed 22-19 by halftime. Rock Creek led in the third quarter, but the Tigers took a 30-29

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