SOLOMON, Kan.—The final two nights of basketball action in the 2012-2013 season were cancelled for the Wheat State League due to the snow storm that hit the state this past week.
But missing those two final games, neither of them were head-to-head Wheast State games, did nothing to change anything other than costing two Wheat State schools, White City and Elyria Christian, more practice for this week’s sub-state tournaments.
There are nine schools in the 2012-2013 Wheat State League. Those nine schools will compete in six different sub-state tournaments with Solomon and Wakefield being the biggest schools as they will compete in the Class 2A sub-state at Belleville while Elyria Christian, White City and Hope will all compete at the smallest level, the Class 1A Division II. Elyria Christian will play in the Sylvan Sub-State tournament while Hope and White City will both play in the Tescott Sub-State tournament.
For the 2012-2013 Regular Season White City finished as the boys’ Wheat State Champions with an 8-1 WSL record while Little River won the girls’ WSL title with a 7-1 WSL record.
The Solomon Gorillas and Lady Gorillas stepped outside of Wheat State action for their final regular season game of the season and split two games with Bennington High School on Tuesday. The Lady Gorillas won their game 54-43 but the Gorilla boys fell 67-65. Solomon will compete in the Belleville sub-state tournament this week, the Gorilla boys will face Wheat State rival Wakefield in the opening round on Monday night while the Lady Gorillas will play at Lincoln on Tuesday in the opening round of the sub-state tournament.
The Lions and Lady Lions concluded Wheat State action on Tuesday night when they got swept by Peabody-Burns High School with the Lady Lions falling 40-27 and the Lion boys falling 65-53. This week Hope High School will compete in the Tescott Sub-State tournament where both Hope boys and girls teams have received a bye in the opening round.
The Bombers and Lady Bombers had this past week off from basketball action as they prepare for the Belleville Sub-State Tournament this week. The Bomber boys will open play Monday night against Wheat State rival Solomon and the Lady Bombers will open action on Tuesday night when they play at tournament-host Republic County.
Little River High School picked up a sweep over Canton-Galva High School in its final night of action in the 2012-2013 schedule as the Lady Redskins opened play last Tuesday night with a 49-22 victory and the Redskins boys followed with a 48-31 win. This week Little River will be in the Sterling Sub-State Tournament where the Redskin boys will play Pratt Skyline in the opening round on Monday night and the Lady Redskins will play host to Greensburg in the opening round on Tuesday evening.
White City High School got snowed out of its final regular season action against Lebo this past week and they are now preparing for the Tescott Sub-State tournament next week where both boys and girls White City teams will receive a bye in the opening round of the tournament.
Centre’s Cougare and Lady Cougar basketball teams had this past week off as they prepared for action in the Burrton Sub-State tournament next week. The Cougar boys have received a bye in the opening round and the Lady Cougares have also received a bye in the opening round.
Goessell’s Bluebird and Lady Bluebird basketball teams completed the 2012-2013 regular season Tuesday night getting swept by Berean Academy High School as the Lady Bluebirds fell 46-33 and the Bluebird boys fell 44-36. The squads have been assigned to the Burrton sub-state tournament where the Goessel boys will open play Tuesday night playing against tournament-host Burrton and the Lady Bluebirds will also play against Burrton to open play on Tuesday evening.
Peabody Burns High School’s boys and girls teams finished off its Wheat State action of the season Tuesday night when they swept two games from Hope High School. The Lady Warriors won their game against the Lady Lions 40-27 while the Warrior boys completed the sweep with a 65-53 victory. Peabody Burns will compete in the Moundridge sub-state, the Warrior boys will open play against Oxford on Monday night while the Lady Warriors will play at Herington to open sub-state play on Tuesday evening.
Elyria Christian High School had its final games of the regular season, a doubleheader with Hutchinson’s Central Christian High School, get cancelled due to the snow storm. Elyria Christian will compete in the Class 1A Division II sub-state at Sylvan Grove this week. The Lady Eagles will receive a bye in the opening round while the Eagle boys will take on tournament host Sylvan Unified on Monday evening.