Girls Basketball

Tournament week: Ladies edition

Mid-Season hardware's at stake as area teams tackle tournament play.

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Ellinwood/Minneapolis take Winter Jam in Hoisington

The Ellinwood girls entered the Cardinal Winter Jam in Hoisington as the No. 3 team in Class 2A. One of two unbeaten teams to enter the field, the Lady Eagles cruised through the brackets, claiming a second-straight tournament title with a…

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TMP girls win MCL Tourney

In a game of long ball, it was free throws that ultimately decided the girls' championship game of the Mid-Continent League Tournament Saturday night.

Thomas More Prep-Marian outscored Hill City 7-2 from the free-throw line in the final 1…

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Kuhlman returns for Wallace County

Wallace County received the best midseason gift a team can have: the return of a first team all-state player.

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Hoxie girls win fifth straight NWKL title


Through the first 14 minutes, Saturday’s Northwest Kansas League girls’ championship appeared to be another classic between rivals Hoxie and Dighton.

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Norton boys, Hill City girls on to MCL finals

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With 5.3 seconds left, Norton senior Deon Lyle missed the
front end of a 1-and-1 free throw. Hill City collected the rebound,
and senior guard Ethan Gansel quickly advanced the ball up the court.
The Ringnecks shoot 40 percent from 3-point…

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TMP teams advance to MCL finals

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Having coached in the Mid-Continent League at two different schools, Rose McFarland keeps telling her Thomas More Prep-Marian girls just how competitive that league is.
MCL teams are making believers of the Monarchs, in their first year of…

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No. 5 Lyons, No. 1 Beloit win Sterling tourneys

Two meetings, two vastly different outcomes. In the first meeting between Sterling and Lyons, the Black Bears knocked off then No. 2 Lyons 54-37. Just a week ago, the teams rematched in Lyons with the Lady Lions claiming a 51-46 win.

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Colby's offense struggles vs Palmer Ridge (CO)

The Colby girls team knew it would have its hands full in the opening round of the annual Orange and Black Classic.  The host Eagles drawing two-time defending tournament champs Palmer Ridge.

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Andale strikes late to beat Bullpups

In the last few years, McPherson has been a real pain for the Andale girls. Entering in this year, there was no way the Indians were going to let it happen again. Despite never having the lead in regulation, Andale pushed the game into…

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HOPL Catch-All: Winter Week 5

Several HOPL teams remain ranked heading into week 6. The Attica and Cunningham girls lead at No. 2 and No. 5, respectively, and the No. 5 Attica boys downed No. 3 Central Christian but lost to Burrton.

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HOA Catch-All: Winter Week 5

The Remington girls made it another week with a perfect record but that unblemished mark will be tested at a very tough Sterling Invitational in week six. The field features No. 1 Hugoton (4A, Div. II), No. 5 Beloit (3A), No. 7 Lyons (3A)…

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Central Prairie League Catch-All: Winter Week 5

An unbeaten has fallen. Without its star in Kyle Patrick, No. 2 Otis-Bison lost in a big way. The top-ranked Central Plains girls survived on the road at Class 6A’s Dodge City.

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MCL Catch-All: Winter Week 5

The Norton boys have finally climbed into the Class 3A rankings with their perfect record. Week five was slow as the MCL basketball teams prepared for the league tournament in week six.

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Elite 8 storylines entering Week 7

1. Andale vs. McPherson set for big matchup Tuesday

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Coaching life's lessons at TMP-Marian

She teaches the game of basketball to her players the same way she approaches life.

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TMP girls win MCL thriller

Rose McFarland walked out of the locker room and wiped her brow with a "whew" look on her face.

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Buhler gets second upset this week

Jessica Steffen

Buhler picked up its second win over a ranked team this week. The Lady Crusaders beat 5A No. 7 Andover Friday 53-43 behind a huge 34-point night from Jessica Steffen.

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Moundridge passes tough road test

Defense wins championship, or at least it can win regular season girls basketball games. Stellar interior defense help Moundridge leave Hutchinson with a 40-37 victory over Trinity.

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Hoxie's 89 point win turns heads

The Hoxie girls basketball team is used to playing in blowout games, the Indians have won by an average of 45 points this season. But the three-time defending state champions’ 89 point win over Wichita County still caught some people off…

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Area players nominated for All-American status

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Among the 823 seniors nominated for McDonald’s All-American honors are five from Wichita and the surrounding area. Sunrise Christian teammates Nathan Bain, Jahmal McMurray and Roosevelt Smart along with St. John-Hudson’s Dean Wade have…

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LaCrosse sweeps Macksville

Before the season, La Crosse senior point guard Alyssa Oborny and her teammates believed the Leopards should be undefeated going into the mid-January Hoisington tournament. That meant a 9-0 start. In the previous three years, La Crosse…

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TMP stomps Trego

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This is uncharted territory for Rose McFarland, and the Thomas More Prep-Marian girls’ coach isn’t sure how to react.

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Hoops Highlights: Colby girls fall to Palmer Ridge

Previous Girls State Champions

4A D1/D2
1A D-1
1A D-2
Wichita Heights
Kapaun Mt. Carmel
Silver Lake
Jefferson Co North
Wallace Co
Wichita Heights
St. Thomas Aquinas
Wichita Collegiate
Olathe South
Andover Central
Thomas More Prep
South Gray
Washburn Rural
Bishop Miege
western Heights
St. Marys
St. John

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