EMPORIA - The Class 1A-Division I state tournament championship game on Saturday at White Auditorium in Emporia was exactly what a basketball fan wants from a championship game.
HAYS - Playing for third place at the Class 1A-Division II basketball tournament is a hollow feeling.
EMPORIA - The atmosphere at the Class 1A-Division I state basketball tournament at White Auditorium in Emporia was one of upset.
HAYS - The first state basketball tournament win in Otis-Bison High School history had to be put on hold before it went into the record books.
Not one of the Class 1A- Division II state basketball tournament teams in this year's field qualified for the state tourney last season.
There's no clear-cut favorite in the boys eight-team field for the Class 1A-Division II state basketball tournament in Hays.
Going into the Class 1A-Division I state basketball tournament at Emporia, the Macksville High School boys' basketball team is 22-1 and the No. 2 seed.
The athletes at Otis-Bison High School have really outdone themselves this year.
For the Macksville High School boys' basketball team, a trip to the Class 1A state basketball tournament is an old-hat scenario.
The path was set.
LARNED - The Hoisington High School boys' basketball team led for nearly 28 of the 32 minutes in its Class 3A sub-state second-round game on Friday night.
ST. JOHN - The Macksville High School boys' basketball team weathered a late storm of 3-pointers from the No. 1-seeded Ashland on Saturday night to win, 61-58.
Great Bend Red
Seven qualifiers represented Great Bend as the Panthers declared their second straight victory at Monday's five-team meet at the BCCC natatorium.
In four seasons, Grant Harris is undefeated at the annual Great Bend Invitational tennis tournament following Saturday's competition. The Panther senior improved his season record to 7-1 on Saturday and recorded his fourth straight victory at the annual meet.
By Jim Misunas
JUNCTION CITY- Battling against a six-team lineup including schools from the Topeka and Kansas City areas, Great Bend boys track and field saddled a first place finish at Friday's Junction City Invitational. Meanwhile the Great Bend girls team wrapped up competition with a fourth slot in the final standings with 80, one seed above Shawnee Heights at 78.
CIMARRON- Ellinwood girls track combined for 109 team points and a second place finish out of nine teams at Thursday's Cimarron Invitational. Ellinwood boys took the eighth slot with 20 points. Meade won the championship in the girls division while South Gray posted the top spot in the boys meet.
KINSLEY- St. John's boys wrapped up competition with 47 team point and a third place team finish while the girls team placed fourth with 41 points at Thursday's Kinsley Invitational. A total of nine school competed in both boys and girls meets.
Great Bend registered six first place performances and five state-qualifying times out of 12 events to take the gold at Thursday's quadrangular at the BCCC natatorium.
HAVEN- The Hoisington Cardinal baseball team outlasted the Haven Wildcats on Tuesday picking up a doubleheader sweep by scores of 9-6 and 8-1.
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.