LARNED -- There was some exciting youth basketball played at the Larned High School and Middle School on Feb. 4-5 as the Sacred Heart Parish hosted the Christian League Basketball tournament.
In the girls B division championship game, the Sacred Heart Wildcats took on the No. 1 seed Prince of Peace Stars of Great Bend, who had beaten them twice during their regular season. The Sacred Heart Wildcats came out on top by one point in overtime.
“Both teams did a great job!,” said Amanda Clark, tournament director. “There were so many close, exciting games
throughout the weekend. All the teams were fun to watch.”
The Sacred Heart Wildcats of Larned placed first in the girls B division. The runner-up was Prince of Peace Stars, Great Bend. The Ellinwood St. Joseph Tigers finished third. The Prince of Peace Stars placed first in the boys B division. The runner-up was the Ellinwood St. Joseph Tigers and the Sacred Heart Wildcats placed third.
The Prince of Peace Stars won the girls C division. The runner-up was the Sacred Heart Wildcats and the St. Joseph Tigers finished third.
The Prince of Peace Stars won the boys B division. The St. Joseph Tigers placed second and the Sacred Heart Wildcats
The other two teams participating in the 2012 league tournament were the St. John Cardinals of Hoisington and the
Central Kansas Christian Academy Warriors of Great Bend.
In the free throw contest the boys winners were Cameron Hekele, St. Joseph, first; Kade Beck, St. Joseph, second; and Denton Tajchman, Prince of Peace, third.
Girls division free throw winners were Brianna Hickel, St. Joseph, first; Jade Mountain, St. Joseph, second; and Alyssa Clark, Sacred Heart, third.
Basket drawing winners during the tournament were awarded to Michelle Kowalsky, Ellinwood, KU basketball; Nicole Bieker, Great Bend, KSU basketball; Martin Smith, Larned, Kansas City Chiefs basket; Joseph Simmons, Larned, women’s basket.
“Sacred Heart Parish wishes to thank everyone who contributed to, participated in, or attended this year's tournament to make it a success,” Clark