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Hillsboro likely a top seed

Staff writers


The Trojans, now ranked second in the state in Class 2A, kept their winning streak alive, beating Pratt 40-25 at home Thursday and then Lyons 55-16 on the road Friday.

“This was the third game of a three-game week, and our girls dominated most of the game,” coach Micah Ratzlaff said of Friday’s game.“We were not as sharp as we should have been to start the game but we settled in and picked up the pressure defensively, which really made a difference.

“This has been a very exciting season for our girls, but there is a lot of work that needs to be done rolling into sub-state.”

Hillsboro most likely will be the No. 1 seed in its Class 2A sub-state bracket, but the state has not released seedings.

Sub-state play will take place Monday through March 2


The Warriors got revenge Friday on the road against Elyria Christian, winning 27-24.

Kenna Wesner led the team with 15 points, three rebounds, and five steals.

Erin Regnier, Grace Hett, and Calleigh Soyez each scored three points.

“This was a team effort on the defensive side of the ball as we came up with stop after stop to close this game out,” coach Jason Hett said.“When shots don’t go in, you have to find another ways to win, and that is what this group did tonight.

“Kenna stepped up and dominated for us inside and provided the offense we needed tonight.”

Marion will play host for their Class 2A sub-state Championship game March 2. Seedings have not yet been released.


The Cougars were swept Friday by Chase County in their last game of the regular season, losing 67-26.

Olivia Carlson led the team with eight points, followed by Sophia Luna with seven and Jenna Bittle with four.

“We ended our regular season with a record of 3-17,” coach Alan Stahlecker said.“That included two league wins, so we finished eighth in the 10-team Wheat State League.”

Centre is listed as the fifth seed for sub-state competition Friday and with travel to play fourth-seed Hartford.


The Goessel girls struggled to score early in Friday’s non-league game at Wichita Central Christian Academy, trailing 16-14 before the Lions went on a tear, outscoring the Bluebirds 14-1.Goesseltrailed 33-20 at halftime.

The Bluebirds still trailed by 12 at the end of three quarters but scored nine consecutive points to begin the fourth quarter. The teams traded baskets the rest of the game, with Goessel losing 49-43.

Cheyenne Sawyer scored 12; Aimee Funk, 10; Abbigail Funk, 9, and Alece Lehrman, 6.

Goessel (13-6) has been seeded third in its sub-state and will have a home game Friday against Solomon (4-16).


The girls did not play Friday after St. Xavier opted out of finishing their season.

The Warriors will head into sub-state as a sixth seed on the road Friday against third-seed Elyria.

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