LAWRENCE – Great Bend's top runners Karen Razo and Kerby Depenbusch improved their times and met their goal of top five finishes at the Class 5A state cross country championship at Rim Rock Farm in Lawrence. Razo was fourth medalist (19:55.0) and Kerby Depenbusch was fifth medalist (16:10.3) with temperatures approaching 80 degrees Saturday.
HAYS - The Otis-Bison Cougars earned third place in Class 1A Division 2 state volleyball with a 25-23, 25-20 victory over Waverly Saturday at Fort Hays State University. The Cougars finish with a 28-13 record in their first state volleyball trip in 25 years. The Cougars are coached by Janell Meier.
EMPORIA – The third time was the charm for Olathe Heritage Christian. Olathe Heritage defeated defending Class 2A state volleyball champion Central Plains 25-12, 25-15 to capture the 2A title Saturday. Central Plains finishes with a 40-3 record under coach Lisa Crites one year after a perfect 43-0 record last season.
EMPORIA - Defending Class 2A state champion Central Plains posted wins over Kiowa County 25-20, 20-25, 25-16, and Alma-Wabaunsee 25-18, 25-15 and last year's state runner-up Olathe Heritage Christian 25-20, 25-22 to insure a spot in Saturday's Class 2A state volleyball semifinals. The Oilers will play Belleveille-Republic County at 10 a.m. Saturday.
LIBERAL – No. 10 seed Great Bend stunned No. 7 seed Liberal 2-1 in Tuesday's Class 5A soccer regional after losing to the Redskins twice during the season. The Panthers just made the 170-mile trip to Liberal last week.
ST. JOHN – No. 1 ranked Central Plains cruised past Ellinwood 25-16, 25-16 to capture the Class 2A St. John substate volleyball championship. The Oilers (36-2) captured last year's Class 2A state title with a 43-0 record. Ellinwood upset No. 2 seed Inman in the semifinals.