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Three Thoughts on Class 3A, 2A Substate Basketball

By Brad Hallier For some bizarre reason, KSHSAA classifications 3A and lower continue to adhere to the antiquated regionalized substate system. While 4A, 5A and 6A divide the state in half for substate, the smaller classifications maintain strict geography to decide the eight state-tournament qualifiers.That's... Read More.

Five Thoughts on 5A and 4A Substate Basketball

By Brad Hallier HUTCHINSON, Kan. - Now, the madness can begin for everyone.While Class 1A’s two divisions began postseason play Thursday and Friday, 6A, 5A and 4A were still finishing the regular season.Now, substate brackets have been... Read More.

Five Thoughts on Area 3A and 2A Substates

By Brad Hallier HUTCHINSON, Kan. - One of the most coveted state-tournament berths usually goes to area Class 3A schools. Why? Their proximity to Hutchinson’s Sports Arena, home of the 3A state tournament.Need proof? Look at the crowd size... Read More.

A Look at Girls Substate Possibilites

By Brad Hallier We'll get to that loaded Class 1A Division 1 Little River substate eventually. But there is plenty to sort out across all substates in the area still.Here's a look at where area teams are standing with less than two weeks left in... Read More.

A Look at Boys Substate Possibilities

By Brad Hallier Just two weeks remain in the regular season for basketball teams across the state, which means it's almost time for substate play. Here's a look at area boys teams and what their potential fates are.Class 5A - Hutchinson is still sitting alone... Read More.

Hoisington Boys, Girls Hand Lyons Defeat

By Brad Hallier HOISINGTON, Kan. - Despite 19 points from Taylor Campbell and 11 from Sam Schmidt, the Lyons boys couldn't keep up late with Hoisington, as the Cardinals posted a 65-52 win.Lyons hung tough early, coming back from an early deficit to tie the... Read More.

Sterling Boys get Key Win, Keep Pace in Substate Standings

By Brad Hallier ELBING, Kan. - With little room for error, the Sterling boys needed a win Friday against Berean Academy to keep pace in the Class 2A Sterling substate standings.A Friday win would keep the Black Bears very much in the hunt for the... Read More.

Ellinwood Holds off Lyons to Remain Undefeated

By Brad Hallier LYONS, Kan. - The Lyons boys have developed a reputation as a giant killer, and the Lions tried to add another big upset under their belts Friday but fell short of handing Ellinwood its first loss, as the Eagles pulled out a... Read More.