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  • 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, at White Auditorium. But Victoria’ ...

  • 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 an 11-11 tie through the ...

  • 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 (20-4), it’s safe to ...

  • 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 (20-4) who made the switch ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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 panic, the Wamego girls’ basketball ...

  • Rock Creek out in 3A quarters Rockcreek44.phatch

    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 likely end in a layup, ...

  • 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 to turn a 17-12 Ellis ...

  • Jeff Co. North 53, Hillsboro 50

    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 through the first quarter before ...

  • Central Plains 47, Pittsburg-Colgan 38

    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 to 25-15 at halftime. The ...

  • Meade 61, Olpe 49

    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 Buffaloes their fourth straight, ...

  • MHS, area teams ready for state runs B8.1514.rockwbk.2.phatch

    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 easy for this team to ...










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