LARNED - The Hoisington High School girls' basketball team beat Otis-Bison 40-30 in a semifinal game of the Keady Basketball Classic on Friday night.
LARNED - The Hoisington High School boys' basketball team earned a win against host Larned in the semifinal game at the Keady Basketball Classic 68-35.
LARNED - The Otis-Bison High School girls' basketball team fell to Kinsley to finish in fourth place at the Keady Basketball Classic on Saturday.
PRATT - Whitney Tilley hit a go-ahead basket in the lane with 10.4 seconds left in regulation, lifting Pratt High School to a 33-32 victory over Great Bend on Friday night.
PRATT - The gym rat was the difference Friday night when Pratt High School entertained Great Bend in non-conference boys' basketball action.
Sometimes wrestlers have to bump up or down a weight class, necessitated to benefit the team in dual or tournament competition.
LARNED - The Macksville High School girls' basketball team struggled in the first game of the consolation bracket of the Keady Basketball Classic on Thursday.
ELLSWORTH - The Hoisington High School wrestling team blew away a young Ellsworth team 61-9 in a dual on Thursday night.
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL
St. John 51, Sedgwick 22
LARNED - The Hoisington High School girls' basketball team were able to beat Kiowa County without its starting point guard.
Great Bend High School swimmer Kade Cook continued his strong season with a pair of first-place finishes at the Great Bend Invitational swim meet on Tuesday night.
OSBORNE - The Hoisington High School wrestling team finished in second place at the Osborne tournament on Saturday.
VALLEY CENTER - Great Bend High School's wrestling team opened the 2011-12 season by taking part in the Valley Center Dual Tournament on Saturday.
TOPEKA - The Great Bend High School girls' basketball team was bumped to the Class 5A State Tournament third-place game after losing 76-58 on Friday evening at the Topeka Expocetnre.
Kansas High School State Basketball
TOPEKA - The Great Bend High School girls' basketball team took an early lead against Topeka Seaman on Thursday night during a Class 5A State Tournament quarterfinal game.
MANHATTAN - St. John-Hudson High School's Jacob Milton drove hard to the basket and dished a perfect throwback pass to teammate Triston Long.
EMPORIA - The Valley Heights High School boys' basketball team outscored Macksville 34-27 in the fourth period to pull away for a 67-51 quarterfinal victory Wednesday in the Class 1A Division-I State Basketball Tournament. However, by the time the Mustangs got their fast pace going, it was too late.
Let it begin.
MANHATTAN - One step closer.
By Jim Misunas
MANHATTAN - The Central Plains girls and St. John boys Class 2A quarterfinal basketball games will be aired live on the Internet through the Kansas State Activities Association and the National Federation of High School Networks.
Taking second place at the Class 5-1A State Bowling Tournament as an individual is an achievement in itself.
The first area high school basketball team to step up to take the floor in state-tournament action is Central Plains' girls.
The Macksville High School boys' basketball gets their first Class 1A Division-I State Tournament test tonight at 8:15 in Emporia at White Auditorium.
It wasn't easy, but now it's over.
CLASS 6A GIRLS
CLASS 1A GIRLS DIVISION I