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Swedes Secure Huge Sweep of Avila

Jeremy BohnDecember 14, 2019

The Bethany men's basketball team entered Saturday afternoon's game at Hahn Gym on a seven game losing skid. The desperate Swedes used Justin Jones' 27 points and a late 6-0 run to beat Avila, 79-76. Led by Isiah Saenz, the Swedes were able to do something that they hadn't done in the seven game losing streak--play with the lead in the first half. Saenz would convert on his first three 3-poi...

Shockers Turn Back Sooners at INTRUST Bank Arena

WSU Athletics ReleaseDecember 14, 2019

WICHITA, Kan. – A 12-0 second-half run lifted Wichita State to an 80-75 victory over Oklahoma on Saturday evening at INTRUST Bank Arena. A year after being outrebounded by 19 in a 32-point loss in Oklahoma City (both Marshall Era low-points), the Shockers (9-1) finished +17 on the glass and outscored the visiting Sooners 34-12 in the paint. Erik Stevenson scored a team-high 16 points on 4-...

HS BB Coaches Corner – 12/14

Pat StrathmanDecember 14, 2019

High school basketball is back! Hear from 11 different coaches during the Coaches Corner, every Saturday morning from 8 to 9, live from Burger Theory inside the Holiday Inn. Stop by for a delicious breakfast buffet or order a special item off the superb menu. Coaches on the show this week: Salina Central’s Chris Fear and Ryan Modin, Salina South’s Ryan Stuart and Jason Hooper, Sacred Hea...

South Cougars Get Home Split with Buhler

Ethan DentonDecember 14, 2019

Friday night at South High School, the Cougars went up against the Buhler Crusaders and in the case of both games, one team controlled the action most of the way, and held off a late run from the opposition to earn a win. In the girls contest, Salina South quickly established that their quickness would outshine the height advantage that Buhler had. Perimeter ball pressure forced turnovers on de...

Central Girls Cage Panthers, SC Boys’ Late Charge Not Enough

Pat StrathmanDecember 13, 2019

Salina Central had a full week to prepare for its 2019-20 home opener. The girls basketball team didn't disappoint. Sophomore Aubrie Kierscht scored 13 points in the first quarter, Central scored 32 points before a made Great Bend field goal, and the Lady Mustangs pummeled the Panthers, 69-27, Friday night inside the Brickhouse. The No. 5 team in Class 5A improved to 2-0 on the young season....

Minneapolis Boys, Halstead Girls Win TCC Championship

Jeremy BohnDecember 13, 2019

The Minneapolis boys basketball team remained unbeaten on Friday evening and also took home its first championship of any kind since 2015 by beating Halstead, 76-42. The Lions and Dragons both entered Mabee Arena in Salina on Friday at 2-0 in the Tri County Classic and had blown out the same two teams--Bennington and Ell-Saline. However, Minneapolis made it known early that they were the sup...

Sacred Heart Sweeps Rossville in Round Two of Irish Classic

Clarke SandersDecember 13, 2019

The Sacred Heart Boys and Girls both played Rossville at Chapman Friday night in the Irish Classic and both squads came away with victories GIRLS:      SACRED HEART 53             ROSSVILLE 44 The Sacred Heart Girls grabbed their first win of the 2019/20 season with a 9 point victory over Rossville. After being down by 16 points at the end of the first quarter in their pr...

Cowgirls Take Down Augusta while Cowboys Fall to the Orioles

Trent SanchezDecember 13, 2019

The Abilene High School basketball teams returned home for the final time before the holiday break in a match-up with Augusta Friday night.  In the first game of the night, the Cowgirls bounced back from a disappointing loss Tuesday to Rock Creek with an impressive 43-32 win over the Lady Orioles. In the second game of the night, in a battle of ranked teams, #5 Augusta blew out #7 Abilene 64-40. ...

Ell-Saline Swept by Bennington in Tri-County Classic

Morgan LillichDecember 13, 2019

The Ell-Saline Cardinals wrapped up the four-team, round-robin Tri-County Classic Friday evening at Mabee Arena on the campus of Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina, dropping a pair of matchups against the Bennington Bulldogs. GIRLS: Bennington 38, Ell-Saline 20 On a night where the Bulldogs didn't shoot well from the field or the line, Bennington (3-1) got the job defensively to oust the ...

Vikings Sweep Panthers

Don BengtsonDecember 13, 2019

At Concordia, the Smoky Valley Vikings took care of business in both boys and girls action, with the Lady Vikings winning 50-41 and the Viking Boys winning 44-23. A close first half saw the Lady Vikings leading 22-20, but a 16-9 third quarter put the Lady Vikings in good position going into the fourth quarter.  Despite the 2 in 10 free-throw shooting by the Lady Vikings, Kerrington Haxton hit ...


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