Clay Center girls pulled away from Marysville with a scoring surge early in the third quarter and the Tigers did not look back to win 58-30.
Keagan Warders, Marysville, was 2-0 with a pair of technical falls Saturday to win the 12-and-under, 96-pound division in the Gene White Memorial kids wrestling tournament in Emporia.
The end wasn’t what Axtell football coaches Eric Detweiler and Dale Buessing had scripted and 30 to 40 mph winds were not favorable, even from behind in the fourth quarter Saturday in Newton.
Kim and Kimbrook Tennal, retired coaches and teachers who spent a good portion of their careers at Centralia, didn’t imagine they’d have the success that they have had.
Basketball tips off Thursday at Axtell and at home Friday against Sabetha this week as Marysville High School teams open the season in non-league action. The Dogs will play Tuesday at Valley Heights.
Centralia typically outscores opponents in the first and second quarters, but Friday’s 44-6 sub-state blow out was the result of consistent scoring in every quarter.
Hanover coach Matt Heuer tells anyone curious enough to ask about the eight-man Division II state game that he isn’t discussing it until next week.
Axtell played one of its best games of the football season in rolling to a 76-26 win Friday against visiting Lost Springs-Centre for a sectional eight-man Division II title.
In the back of the end zone, Centralia’s Kamble Haverkamp batted away Olpe quarterback Colby Hoelting’s pass with about 1:20 left in Friday’s playoff game.
Marysville High School graduate Blair Russell, Lawrence, joined her father and aunt as a Hall of Fame inductee following a ceremony Friday at Kansas City Kansas Community College.
Axtell and Hanover had little trouble advancing to next week's sub-state game in eight-man Division II. The two Twin Valley League teams will kickoff at 7 p.m. Friday in Hanover.
Centralia won its rematch with Troy in 50-0 fashion and Valley Heights won a 60-34 shoot out against Jefferson County last week to advance in the 1A football playoffs.
With the exception of lead runner Davis Lee, Marysville’s cross country team stayed near each other to give the team a better opportunity to qualify for the 3A state meet.
Valley Heights accomplished one of its missions Saturday night in getting back to the 2A state volleyball the Mustangs have a little work to do Friday to get out of a tough pool to play Saturday for placement.