Check out what happened this past week in the Heart of America league as teams wrapped up the regular season.
Bennington lost a pair of close games Feb. 22. Solomon won the girls game 44-38 and took the boys contest 50-45.
The boys won 50-28 Feb. 22 at Goessel. Karlin Wiebe scored 16 points for the Warriors.
The Eagles lost twice Feb. 24 to Marion. The boys fell 55-25 and the girls 44-37.
At Little River Feb. 22, the Eagles lost twice. The girls were down by 16 at halftime and went on to lose 57-30. The boys trailed by 10 at halftime and lost 51-39. Taylor Myers scored 14 and Nick Vogts 12 for C-G.
Senior Tate Omli won his second consecutive state wrestling championship with an 11-4 win in the finals of the 189-pound match of the Class 3-2-1A state tournament Feb. 26 at Gross Memorial Coliseum in Hays. He finished the season 38-1 after going undefeated last year.
The Cardinals split Feb. 25 against Marion at home. The girls won easily, 57-36, but the boys lost 47-34. Cade Hays had 15 points for Ell-Saline.
Ell-Saline lost a pair of games Feb. 22 at Hutchinson Trinity. Ell-Saline’s girls trailed by two at halftime before the Celtics used a 24-16 third quarter to ice a 56-46 win. Emily Work and Mariah Jones each scored 15 points for the Cardinals. Kaleb Whitehair scored 19 points but the Cardinal boys dropped a 53-27 decision.
Trinity lost a pair of nonleague games Feb. 24 in Hays to Thomas More Prep. The girls lost 52-43 with Kennedi Smith scoring 17 points and Lizzie Degner 11. TMP edged the Celtic boys 37-34. Michael Mesh and Derek Racette each had 13 to lead Trinity.
The Celtics took a pair from Ell-Saline Feb. 22 at home. Ashley Zrubek had 13 points and Lizzie Degner 10 as the girls won 56-46. Trinity led by only two at halftime but outscored the Cardinals 34-26 in the second half. The Celtic boys roared to a 32-9 halftime lead en route to a 53-27 win.
The Inman girls won a pair of games last week. They defeated Herrington 47-44 Feb. 22 as Kaitlynn Goalden scored 15 points. Down six at half, the Teutons used a 16-7 third-quarter advantage to help with the victory.
“Once we got the lead at 28 to 27, we never trailed again although they did tie it up a couple of times,” said Inman coach Jeff Friesen said. “It was a good win for us on senior night.”
Luke Ropp scored 21 points as the boys won 68-58. Tied at halftime, the Teutons outscored Herrington 24-11 in the third quarter to ice the win.
The Teutons took a 46-36 league win over Bennington Feb. 21. Chelsea Goble led the way with 14 points as they outscored the Bulldogs 17-7 in the third quarter.
“Defensively we did a good job of shutting down their best player and forcing other girls to score,” Friesen said. “Offensively we moved the ball well, which resulted in good shots and we shot it well.”
Brody Carroll placed fifth in the 130-pound weight class at the Class 3-2-1A state wrestling tournament Feb. 27 at Gross Memorial Coliseum in Hays.
The Warriors split at Ell-Saline Feb. 25. The Cardinals took a 57-36 win in the girls contest. Jordan Hett scored 15 points to lead Marion’s boys to victory, 47-34.
Marion took two games Feb. 24 from Canton-Galva. The girls won 44-37 and the boys pounded the Eagles 55-25.
Sedgwick grabbed a pair of wins at Marion Feb. 22. The girls lost 45-30 to the Cardinals after falling behind 22-12 at halftime. The Warrior boys trailed by four at halftime but lost 61-36 as Sedgwick outscored them 37-14 in the second half. Jordan Hett had 14 for Marion.
The Wildcats won a pair of nonleague games over Ellinwood Feb. 22 at home. Taylor Schrag score 23 points and MacKenzie Suderman 18 as the girls nearly doubled up Ellinwood, winning 61-31. In the boys contest, Daniel Ratzlaff scored 19 and Trey Unrau 16 as the Wildcats won easily, 58-37.
Moundridge’s girls lost 37-32 to Remington Feb. 21. In the boys game, Trey Unrau scored 27 as Moundridge won 62-54.
The girls defeated Flinthills 48-14 Feb. 22 at home.
Quin Tillotson scored 16 points as Remington’s girls edged Moundridge 37-32 Feb. 21. In the boys game, Caleb Cherryholmes scored 21 points as the Broncos won 62-54.
The Cardinals won twice Feb. 22 at Marion. Sedgwick’s girls led 22-12 at halftime and won 45-30. Jamy Douvier was the only player in double figures for either team with 11 points.
The boys were up by only two at halftime and put this one away in the second half, rolling to a 61-36 win. The Cardinals outscored the Warriors 37-14 over the final two quarters. Levi Vogt and Logan Thompson each scored 14 points, while Elliott Money added 13.