CLASS 6-1A STATE BASKETBALL
EMPORIA - The tears began to flow shortly after the St. John High School Lady Tigers posed for the Class 1A Division-I second-place trophy picture on the hardwood at White Auditorium Saturday night.
OTIS - The Class 1A Division-II state tournament basketball championship game was decided by three-point plays - in double overtime.
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.
HOISINGTON - The Great Bend High School baseball team got swept by Hoisington on the road on Thursday evening.
HOISINGTON - A steady stream of runs and solid pitching performances locked up a high school softball sweep for Great Bend on Thursday afternoon.
ELLSWORTH - Central Plains High School's boys' tennis team won the Ellsworth Invitational on Tuesday evening.
BUHLER - The Great Bend High School boys' tennis team couldn't get things going in the quadrangular in Buhler on Tuesday evening.
In their final home games of the regular season, Great Bend High School's baseball team split a doubleheader against Liberal on Tuesday night at the Great Bend Sports Complex.
HUTCHINSON - Larned High golfer Michael Reece earned first-place medalist honors with a 7-over-par 79 Monday at The Highlands Golf Club.
The Great Bend High School girls' swim team locked up another first-place finish this season, claiming the top spot in a quadrangular on Monday evening at Kirkman Activity Center.
GREAT BEND - Grant Harris led Great Bend High School's tennis team with a first-place at No. 1 singles at the Great Bend Invitational. Great Bend finished third with 36 points. Harris cruised through a 6-0 record. His closest match was a 8-6 decision over Sterling's Zach Brashear.
By Jim Misunas