SOLOMON, Kan.—The 2012 Fall Wheat State season is coming down the home stretch but there are still plenty of Wheat State teams that still have things on the line.
The Elyria Christian volleyball team and the Wakefield High School boys’ cross country team qualified for state in their respective sports this past weekend while Solomon, Goessel and Hope football teams will face win and in situations on the football field this coming Thursday night.
The Lady Gorillas volleyball team opened the week when it dropped three matches at the Minneapolis Quad on Tuesday. Solomon lost 25-21, 26-24 to Bennington, 25-15, 25-11 to Minneapolis and 25-13, 25-12 to Ell-Saline. The Lady Gorillas then saw their season come to an end on Saturday as they lost their sub-state opener 25-16, 25-12 to Claflin’s Central Plains. The Lady Gorillas finished the season with a 7-24 record. The Gorilla football team suffered its first loss of the season Friday night, falling 56-52 to Central Plains. It was only Solomon’s first loss of the season, meaning as long as the Gorillas win their final game of the regular season this Thursday night when they play host to Pretty Prairie the Gorillas will qualify for the playoffs.
The Lady Lion volleyball team closed out its regular season by hosting a triangular with Herington and Northern Heights, but lost both matches, falling to Northern Heights 25-20, 25-18 and to Herington 25-10, 18-25, 25-16. The Lady Lions, however, saw their season come to an end on Saturday when they went 1-1 in the Elyria Christian sub-state tournament. The Lady Lions opened the tournament with a 25-23, 25-15 win over Chase, but lost to Elyria Christian 25-23, 25-21 in the semifinal round. The Lions football team continued its late-season winning streak Friday night when they defeated Tescott 56-12. The win sets up a playoff showdown this Thursday night with Wheat State rival Goessel. The winner of the Hope-Goessel game will qualify for the playoffs this season.
The Wakefield cross country teams traveled to Washington on Saturday for the Class 2A regional meet where the Bomber boys finished in fourth place with 98 points, their highest finisher was Ben Cox, who placed 12th individually, while the Lady Bombers finished in a tie for sixth place with 150 points and their highest individual was Katie Yarrow, who finished in 12th place. The Lady Bomber volleyball team saw its season come to an end on Saturday when it lost in the opening round of the Wabaunsee Sub-State tournament. The Lady Bombers, who ended their season with a 3-20 record, lost 25-7, 25-8 to Burlingame in the opening round. The Bomber football team suffered its fifh loss of the season Friday night when they lost to Rock Hills 54-6. The Bombers will conclude their season this Thursday night when they play at Lakeside High School.
The Lady Redskin volleyball team saw its season come to a halt on Saturday after falling in the opening round of the Sterling Sub-State tournament. Little River ended its season with a 10-20 record, falling 25-12, 25-14 to Ellinwood in the opening round of the tournament. The Little River football team picked up its sixth win of the season Friday night when the Redskins beat Canton-Galva 24-14. The Redskins will conclude their season this Thursday night when they play host to Central Plains High School.
The Lady Huskies volleyball team saw its season come to an end on Saturday when they lost to Central Christian 25-16, 19-25, 25-21 in the opening round of the Elyria Christian sub-state tournament. White City ended its season with a 5-23 overall record. The Huskies suffered their sixth overall loss and fifth Wheat State loss Friday night when they fell 44-28 to Goessel. The Huskies will play their final game of the 2012 season this Thursday night at Chase High School.
The Lady Cougar volleyball team saw its season end Saturday in the semifinals of the Flint Hills sub-state tournament. The Lady Cougars beat Hartford 25-11, 25-19 in the opening roudn, but lost 25-11, 27-25 to Olpe in the semifinals The Lady Cougars finished the season with a 20-13 overall record. The Cougar football team picked up its fifth win of the season Friday night when they knocked off Flint Hills 44-40. The Cougars will play their final game of the season this Thursday night when they play host to Madison/Hamilton.
The Goessel cross country teams ran at the Wichita Ewast Cessna Activity Center on Saturday for their 1A regional meet and the Lady Bluebirds had one individual qualify for state as Ali Buller placed sixth while the Bluebird boys qualified as a team as the Bluebirds placed third in the meet with 63 points. The Lady Bluebird volleyball team played its way into the sub-state championship game after it received a bye in the opening round and beat Flint Hills 25-6, 25-9 in the semfinals, but Goessel lost 25-19, 25-14 to Olpe in the championship game to see its season end with a 28-10 overall record. The Bluebird football team kept its playoff hopes alive Friday night when they defeated Wheat State rival White City 44-28. The Bluebirds will now play host to Hope this Thursday night for a right to advance into the playoffs for the winner of the game.
The Peabody Burns cross country teams traveled to Meade on Saturday for the Class 2A regional meet and neither the Warriors or the Lady Warriors were able to qualify anybody for state. The Lady Warriors finished in a tie for fifth place with 100 points while the Warrior boys finished in a tie for 7th place with 110 points. The Lady Warrior volleyball team saw its season come to an end on Saturday after they went 1-1 in the West Elk Sub-State tournament to end their season with a 17-16 record. The Lady Warriors beat Central Burden 26-28, 25-17, 25-19 in the opening round by lost to Berean Academy 25-18, 26-24 in the semifinals. The Warrior football team suffered its third loss of the season Friday night when they lost 68-20 to Madison. The Warriors will play their final game of the 2012 season this Thursday night when they play host to Lebo High School.
The Elyria Christian cross country teams ran at the Cessna Activity Center on Saturday for their Class 1A regional meet and had two individuals qualify for the state meet as Brando Cruz placed eighth individually in the boys race while Moriah Redenbaugh placed seventh individually in the girls’ race. The Lady Eagle volleyball team earned its way into the Class 1AII state tournament on Saturday when they won the championship of the sub-state tournament they were hosting. The Lady Eagles opened the tournament with a bye, beat Hope 25-23, 25-21 in the semifinals and knocked off Tescott 25-20, 25-16 in the championship match. The Lady Eagles are now the No. 8 seed in the state tournament which will be played this week in Hays.