MANHATTAN - It came down to the wire in the Class 2A state tournament girls' third-place basketball game at Bramlage Coliseum on Saturday.
HAYS - Neither basketball team led by more than four points until the final three minutes, 32 seconds in the Class 1A Division-II semifinal state tournament game at Gross Memorial Coliseum on Friday night.
MANHATTAN - The Central Plains High School girls' basketball team did not have an answer for Olpe's Janae Haag.
EMPORIA - Gimmick defenses sometimes are the great neutralizer.
HAYS - It was a rematch of the Class 1A Division-II state semifinal game from last year that left the Otis-Bison High School boys' basketball team in the third-place game.
EMPORIA - Once St. John High School started hitting on all cylinders, Waverly's girls couldn't stop the Lady Tigers' momentum.
EMPORIA - Bottling up Caldwell High School throughout Thursday night, the No. 2-ranked St. John Lady Tigers stormed into tonight's Class 1A Division-I state tournament semifinals after cruising to a 44-17 win Thursday night at White Auditorium.
HAYS - The Otis-Bison High School boys' basketball team went into Wednesday night's game as the No, 5 seed.
MANHATTAN - A smothering defense put the Central Plains High School girls' basketball team in the driver's seat against Oakley on Wednesday night.
St. John, a small farming community of nearly 1,300, is located south of Great Bend, a 30-minute drive down U.S. Highway 281.
At the beginning of this school year, two traditions collided.
The Otis-Bison High School boys' basketball team have a knack for playing up to the postseason.
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PRATT - The Central Plains High School girls' basketball team will be heading to the Class 2A state tournament in Manhattan on Wednesday after Saturday night's 55-53 victory over Sterling.
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.
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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.
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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.
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