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K-State Pulls Through in Overtime to Defeat TCU

KSU Athletics ReleaseMarch 8, 2018

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Four Wildcats scored in double-figures, including a team-high 16 points from sophomore forward Makol Mawien, as Kansas State held on in overtime to defeat TCU, 66-64, in the quarterfinals of the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship at the Sprint Center on Thursday. K-State (22-10) now advances to the semifinals for the second consecutive season where the Wildcats will face top-r...

Vikings fall to Andale in opening round at State

Don BengtsonMarch 8, 2018

The Smoky Valley Vikings fell to Andale in the opening round of State at Emporia 73-54. A close 1st quarter saw the Vikings trailing 8-7 only to see Andale end the quarter ahead 22-11. Both teams played hard and the half ended with the Vikings on the short end of a 36-24 score. Smoky Valley did close it to 44-36 mid 3rd quarter but could not get any closer trailing 52-39 after 3. Again...

Central Boys Lock Up Heights for First State Win Since 2009

Pat StrathmanMarch 7, 2018

For the third consecutive season, the Salina Central boys made a trip to the Class 5A state tournament. Unlike the previous two campaigns, the Mustangs are staying in Topeka. Junior Mark Grammer poured in a career-high 17 points, the defense limited Wichita Heights to a near season-low in points, and Central picked up its first state win since 2009 after a 54-46 victory over the Falcons at t...

Rural Vista Downed by South Gray in Hays

Morgan LillichMarch 7, 2018

The clock struck midnight for the Rural Vista boys' basketball squad Wednesday afternoon in Hays. Coming in as the eight seed in the eight-team field, the Heat took on the role of Cinderella in their quarterfinal round matchup against South Gray.  The Rebels entered as the top seed and lone remaining unbeaten team at the Class 1A D-I level, featuring a high-octane offense that topped triple di...

AUDIO: Wildcat Weekly with Wyatt Thompson 3/7

Pat StrathmanMarch 7, 2018

Kansas State used a complete team effort, including a team-high 25 points from junior forward Dean Wade, to secure its 10th victory in conference play and 21st win overall in defeating Baylor, 77-67. K-State secured sole possession of fourth place in the league standings and the No. 4 seed at this week's Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship at the Sprint Center in Kansas City. For a Wildcat squad pi...

Sacred Heart Coach, Player Suspended For 1st State Game

Todd PittengerMarch 6, 2018

Sacred Heart Basketball Coach Pat Martin and one player have both been suspended for Thursday night's state basketball game. According to the school, the suspensions stem from an ineligible player who participated in a recent game.  An ineligible player, freshman Josh Jordan, played in the 1st round sub-state game vs Ell-Saline back on February 27th. Jordan became ineligible when he exceeded t...

Shockers Come Up Short in Home Finale

WSU Athletics ReleaseMarch 5, 2018

WICHITA, Kan. – No. 10 Cincinnati came up with a stop in the final seconds to defeat No. 11 Wichita State, 62-61, Sunday afternoon at Charles Koch Arena in the 2017-18 home finale. With the win, Cincinnati (27-4, 16-2) clinched the American Athletic Conference regular season championship. Wichita State (24-6, 14-4) will now be the No. 2 seed in this week's Aaron's American Athletic Conference...

Graham Nabs Big 12 Player of Year, Wade Makes First Team

Big 12 Sports ReleaseMarch 4, 2018

Devonte’ Graham earned Kansas’ ninth overall and second-consecutive Player of the Year honor while Bill Self (Kansas) and Chris Beard (Texas Tech) tied for Coach of the Year, headlining the 2017-18 Phillips 66 All-Big 12 Men’s Basketball awards. Graham led the Jayhawks to their 14th consecutive and 18th overall Big 12 regular season title. He was the unanimous choice for Player of the Yea...

KSHSAA State Basketball Tournament Brackets Released

Jeremy BohnMarch 4, 2018

The girls' and boys' KSHSAA state basketball tournament runs Wednesday, March 7 though Saturday, March 10. Eight KSAL-area teams made the state tournament (Salina Central girls & boys, McPherson girls & boys, Smoky Valley boys, Sacred Heart boys and Rural Vista girls & boys.) 5A Boys' State Tournament: (Wednesday, Friday & Saturday-Topeka) (1) Goddard Eisenhower (19-2) vs (8) S...

Sacred Heart Boys’ State Bound for Third Year-In-a-Row

Jeremy BohnMarch 3, 2018

The Sacred Heart boys' basketball team has worn out the road leading from Salina to Manhattan over the past few years. They will take that very road back to their third-straight 2A State Tournament appearance as the defending champs outlasted Bennington 54-37 in the sub-state championship game on Saturday night. Sacred Heart came in as the top-seed and on a 13-game winning streak. However, B...


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