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.
VICTORIA - Larned's Danyon Green placed 25th in the boys division to lead the Indians runners Saturday at the Class 4A cross country regional at the Sand Plum Course. Larned placed sixth in the boys standings with 167 points. Larned's other runners who counted were Thomas Harmon, 26th, 17:35.48; Justin Giesbrecht, 37th, 17:49.1; Nicholas Orth, 38th, 17:49.46; and Kristopher Nolde, 41st.
STERLING - Hoisington freshman Dayne Yott placed 16th (17:47.09) to lead the Cardinals in the Class 3A cross country regional at Sterling Country Club. The Cardinals placed 13th with 292 points. Also counting for the Cardinals were Brinttain Noah, 50th, 19:53.46; Andrew Rincon, 71st, 21:27.21; Dylan Carrier, 84th, 24:11.93; and Braden Konzem, 86th, 25:20.47.