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Oiler boys make school history

Central Plains’ Brett Liebl gets St. Mary’s Colgan defender Cade Simmons in the air on Saturday at Bramlege Coliseum in Manhattan.

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MANHATTAN – The Central Plains Oilers showed the scars of winning the school’s first state boys basketball championship.
Alex Barton sported a black eye. Alex Hickel sustained a broken nose from a stray elbow.
The Oilers captured the school’s first-ever boys state basketball championship with a hard-fought 47-34 victory over Pittsburg St. Mary’s Colgan Saturday night.
“We left everything on the court,” Barton said. “We showed a lot of toughness and overcame some adversity. Nothing was going to stop us from playing tonight.”
The Oilers (26-0) finished off a perfect record in the fourth state boys title game ...

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