By C.D. DESALVO
TMP-Marian boys reach state tournament
The Monarchs season continued Saturday with a convincing 60-35 win over Smoky Valley to claim the 3A sub-state championship. TMP had three players in double-figures as Jared Mayers recored 17 points and 10 rebounds, Ryan Karlin finished with 14 and Carson Jacobs had 12 points.
The Monarchs improved to 13-11 with the win and are headed back to the 3A state tournament in Hutchinson this week as the #8 seed. They will take on #1 Maur Hill – Mount Academy out of Atchison.
You can listen to the game on 99.5 KHAZ, the home of Monarch athletics, starting at 6:10pm. with the pregame show.
Plainville & Ness City boys, Trego girls advance to state tournament in Hays
The Plainville Cardinal boys held off Ellis on Saturday in Leoti 69-56 to win the Wichita County 2A sub-state and advance to the state tournament in Hays this week. Plainville defeated Smith Center 76-64 in the first round and Hoxie 76-73 in the semi-final. Senior Tanner Copeland lead Plainville in scoring with 26 (8 in the fourth quarter). Sophomore Clay Pelton made five three-pointers in the contest to finished with 15.
Plainville will be the #8 seed in Hays and will take on #1 Inman on Wednesday at 6:30pm. You can listen to the game on 101.9 The Bull KKQY.
The Trego Golden Eagle girls advanced to the 2A state tournament after defeating Plainville 42-26 in Leoti on Saturday. Plainville lead Trego 19-18 at half but the Golden Eagles held Plainville to just seven points to outscore them 24-7 in the second half. Sophomore Emma Day scored 13 points for Trego, junior Libby Frost finished with 12 points. The Golden Eagles as a team grabbed 35 rebounds. The Golden Eagles are the #2 seed at the state tournament in Hays.
They will take on #7 Stanton County Thursday at 6:30pm. You can listen to the game on 101.9 The Bull KKQY.
The Ness City boys won the Meade sub-state on Saturday with a 66-58 win over Lakin to advance to Hays. Senior Andres Rios lead the way with 22 points and nine rebounds. Senior John Pfannenstiel nearly had a triple-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds and nine assists. The Eagles forced Lakin into 17 turnovers and shot 48% from the field.
Ness City comes into Hays as the #4 seed and will play Bishop Seabury Academy on Wednesday at 8:15pm. You can listen to the game on 101.9 The Bull KKQY.
Osborne boys, Thunder Ridge girls advance to 1A state tournament in Dodge City
Thunder Ridge will be the #5 seed and take on #4 South Central Wednesday at 8:15 pm. Osborne is the #2 seed and will play #7 Lebo Thursday at 3:00 pm. Both games can be heard on 96.9 KFIX.
The Fort Hays State men and women basketball teams will play in the MIAA tournament in Kansas City this week. The Tiger men will be the #4 seed and take on #5 Lincoln at 12 pm. on Friday. The Tiger women will be the #1 seed and take on the winner of Nebraska-Kearney and Missouri Western on Thursday at 6 pm. You can listen to both games on Tiger Radio Mix 103. Full brackets/schedules for the MIAA tournament can be found here.