The Central KS Select basketball team took the 9-10th Grade Boys Championship at the Sunflower State Games in Topeka, KS July 19-20 at Washburn University.
Central KS Select is comprised of the following players:
Andrew Meagher – Solomon, Cyrus Haynes – Bennington, Ethan Bechard – Concordia, Lucas Comfort - Sacred Heart, Jerod Toogood - Sacred Heart, Bailey Vetter – Beloit, Nick Flynn – Ellsworth, Brad Jones – Bennington, Adrian Castelli - Central, Salina, Jack Skidmore - Sacred Heart.
Team Head Coach - Jeff Allison and Asst. Coach - Matt Bechard
The Waconda Lakers a high school girls basketball team made up of players from area towns competed in the Sunflower Games in Topeka on July 19-20. The players are Remi Behrends of Beloit, Jessica Princ from Osborne, Courtney Freed of Scandia, Kirsten Burger from Kensington, Regan Casey of Natoma, Erin Alexander from Washington, Megan James of Concordia, and Kate
Hula from Council Grove.
The selections for the 41st Annual Kansas Shrine Bowl Game have been announced. Two area players and an area coach have been selected to the West squad. Beloit High School Lineman Bryce Black and Osborne High School RB/LB Kenton Ubelaker as well as Beloit High School Head Coach Greg Koenig were all chosen as West representatives. Congratulations to these three, and for a full look at the selections, click the link below. The Shrine Bowl will be held this year in Pittsburg on Saturday, July 26th, beginning at 7:05 p.m.
An All-Star Cross Country Race will also be held in conjuction with the Shrine Bowl event. Lucy Giles from Minneapolis High School will run for the Girls West team and Kameron Blanding from Pike Valley High School and Brandon Zenger from Republic County High School will compete for the Boys West team in the event which starts at 8:00 in Pittsburg on Saturday, July 26th. For a look at the complete roster, click below.
The Smith Center Lions Club K18 Cookie baseball team won the Twin Lakes League tournament title Saturday night in Beloit. Smith Center being the regular season winner and #1 seed in the tournament beat Lincoln Thursday night 16 to 1 in a 3 inning game. They traveled to Beloit Friday night for the semi final game taking on Beloit Red. After spotting the Beloit squad 5 first inning runs they evened it up eventually before scoring on a fast pitch in the bottom of the 7th for a 10 to 9 win. That set up a championship game with the #2 seed Beloit Blue on Saturday evening. Beloit drew first blood and after several runs by both teams Smith Center again entered the bottom of the 7th inning tied 9 to 9. With bases loaded and 2 outs and a 3-1 count the winning run was walked in and Smith Center garnered the hardware. They will enter Regional play this Wednesday evening at 8:00 in Osborne against Clay Center.
Results from the 2014 summer league basketball held by Thunder Ridge at Kensington
and Agra July 3rd. Phillipsburg 32-23 over Lakeside; Smith Center 48-26 over
Phillipsburg; Osborne 40-Lakeside 33; Smith Center 54 Thunder Ridge 29; Osborne 52
Norton 46; Norton 60 Thunder Ridge 33.
Standings after July 3rd are Norton 7-1, Osborne 7-1, Lakeside 4-4, Smith Center
2-6, Thunder Ridge 2-6 and Phillipsburg 2-6.
Pairings for the July 10th MCL-NPL Summer League Tournament Challenge which will
conclude at Phillipsburg are:
6 p.m. – No 3 seed Lakeside vs No. 6 seed Thunder Ridge; No. 4 seed Smith Center vs
No. 5 seed Phillipsburg
7 p.m. Norton vs Smith Center-Phillipsburg winner; Osborne vs Lakeside-Thunder Ridge
8 p.m. Third place and Consolation Finals
9 p.m. MCL-NPL Challenge Summer League Basketball Championship