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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...

Central Girls Use Balance to Seal Third-straight Trip to State

Pat StrathmanMarch 3, 2018

Eight days before Sub-State championship Saturday, the Salina Central girls basketball team lost to Newton to close the regular season. Central saved the firepower for the most important contest. The Lady Mustangs took control of the game with a 14-0 run, three players were in double figures, and Salina Central powered its way to a third consecutive Sub-State championship, downing Newton 54-...

Circle ends Cowgirls Season

Trent Sanchez March 3, 2018

The Abilene Cowgirls had their season come to an end Saturday night, in the El Dorado Sub-State final, in a 46-31 loss to Circle.  The game was much closer than the final score indicated.  The Lady Thunderbirds pulled away in the fourth quarter at the free throw line.  Circle connected on 13-15 free throws in the final period.  Circle improved to 18-4 and returned to state for a second straigh...

Viking Boys Headed to State for 3rd Year in-a-row

Don BengtsonMarch 3, 2018

The Smoky Valley Vikings 3 peat is a reality as they defeated Chapman 66-53 to win the Sub State and advance to Emporia for the 3rd year in a row. A slow start saw the Vikings trailing 5-7 after 1 quarter and a Nick Reinert 3 just before the halftime buzzer gave the Vikings a 25-22 lead. Then both teams got hot in the 3rd quarter as it ended tied 42 all. But the Vikings were so focused in th...

Oklahoma State Sprints Past Kansas

KU Athletics ReleaseMarch 3, 2018

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Seventeen KU turnovers and a torrid-shooting Cowboy team proved to be a lethal combination for No. 6/6 Kansas as the Jayhawks fell to Oklahoma State, 82-64, Saturday afternoon inside Gallagher-Iba Arena. Senior guard Devonte' Graham led KU with 15 points and eight assists, while OSU saw all four of its seniors score in double-figures and were led by senior guard Kendall Smith, w...

Lust For a Championship

Todd PittengerMarch 3, 2018

Last year she finished 25th at state. A year later, she is a state champion. Salina South's Lauren Lust on Friday won the class 5A - 1A State Girl's Bowling Championship, and helped her team finish third in the state tournament in Wichita. KSAL News caught up with Lust at the Salina Big Brothers Big Sisters "Bowl For Kid's Sake" event in Salina on Saturday. She said that after finishing 25th...

K-State’s Team Effort Overpowers Baylor on Senior Day

KSU Athletics ReleaseMarch 3, 2018

MANHATTAN, Kan. – 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, in front of 10,299 fans at Bramlage Coliseum on Saturday afternoon. K-State (21-10, 10-8 Big 12) won double-digit games in Big 12 play for the first time since the 2013-14 seaso...

AUDIO: Final Coaches Corner 3-3

Pat StrathmanMarch 3, 2018

The basketball season is coming to a close. As is the Coaches Corner, live from Russell’s Restaurant. Join 11 different high school basketball coaches from the area as they recap the week’s action. This is the final show for 2017-18. The Salina Central boys basketball team is going to state for the third consecutive year. Sacred Heart boys are trying to defend their state title as they b...

Central Boys Outlast Maize, Heads to Class 5A State

Pat StrathmanMarch 2, 2018

The Salina Central boys basketball squad fell to third-ranked Maize both times in the regular season. Last time the Mustangs were at Maize High School, they fell behind 21-0. In the biggest game of the 2017-18 campaign, the Mustangs returned the favor. Central used an 18-0 explosion to grab a 16-point advantage, locked down Maize’s leading scorer, and held on for a 40-30 victory to claim t...

Circle uses Big Second Half to Upset Abilene

Trent Sanchez March 2, 2018

The Abilene Cowboys season came to a shocking end Friday night in El Dorado in a 55-53 loss to Circle.  Abilene led by as many as 17 points in the game and 15 points at halftime but were outscored 40-23 in the second half.  Circle got a game winning shot, from Jude Warren, with 3.2 seconds left to win the game. The winning basket gave the Thunderbirds their first lead of the game. Warren, finish...




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