MANHATTAN – The championship matchup between defending Class 2A state champion St. John High School and arch-rival Central Plains was an old-fashioned street battle – brother-against-brother.
MANHATTAN – When Central Plains' offense misfired, the Oilers relied on aggressive defense to capture their second consecutive Class 2A basketball championship.
MANHATTAN – Defending Class 2A girls state basketball champion Central Plains got a rematch with Moundridge.
MANHATTAN – Central Plains roared past No. 2 ranked Olpe 69-44 Friday to spoil the Eagles' unbeaten season and qualify for the Class 2A state basketball championship.
MANHATTAN - Defending Class 2A state champion St. John is playing a familiar foe – Central Plains High School – for its third consecutive state basketball championship.
By JIM MISUNAS
MANHATTAN – The No. 3 ranked Central Plains Oilers performed like state veterans to roll past Jackson Heights 67-42 in the Class 2A state basketball tournament Wednesday.
By JIM MISUNAS
CLAFLIN – Central Plains' offense played like a well-oiled machine.
ELLINWOOD 81, CANTON-GALVA 63
ST. JOHN 50, MOUNDRIDGE 27
HUGOTON 64, LARNED 39
CLAFLIN - Ellinwood's girls made the only state basketball appearance in school history in 2006. Eventual Class 3A champion Wichita Collegiate downed the Eagles 67-39 in the first round at Hutchinson.
CLAFLIN – The last time Ellinwood's boys faced the Central Plains basketball team, it didn't work out so well.
Since testimony began Tuesday, the jury in the trial of LaVeta Miller has heard from several witnesses and Barton County Douglas Mathews has introduced more than 100 pieces of evidence. Defense attorney Robert Anderson has introduced more than 40 pieces of evidence, and cross-examined each witness.
Hoisington will be the site of a Class 4A-Division 2 baseball regional May 19. Teams competing will be Hoisington-Central Plains, Hays-Thomas More Prep, Larned and Russell/Victoria. Russell defeated Larned 5-2 in last year's regional final at Larned.