MANHATTAN - Great Bend's Eric Vasquez and Larned's Mason Schartz won primary elections for a state office at the 2016 American Legion Boys State of Kansas Leadership Academy (ALBSKLA) Monday. Vasquez is running for Attorney General. Schartz is a candidate for Commission of Insurance.
TOPEKA - Senator Mitch Holmes (R-St. John) said family considerations factored into him "retiring" from the Kansas State Senate's 33rd District. Holmes withdrew his name for the August primary in the 33rd District.
Andover's Lexi Lesperance and her Trojan softball teammates should be celebrating a lifetime memory - one day after shocking five-time state champion Wichita Bishop Carroll. The Trojans were close to playing for a state championship after breaking Carroll's 77-game winning streak.
WICHITA - Great Bend's Jeffery Muiruri ran a season-best time (38.96) and placed runner-up in the Class 5A 300-meter hurdles at Cessna Stadium. Muiruri qualified with the fourth-fastest time (39.58), but moved up two spots in the finals.
PRATT - Ellinwood stunned perennial powerhouse Udall 11-10 Friday to qualify for the school's first-ever Class 2A state softball championship. Ellinwood led 9-5 before Udall rallied for a 9-9 tie. Ellinwood rallied for the victory. The Eagles (20-3) play Valley Falls (21-4) in Friday's state championship