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  • Cair Paravel boys crack KBCA Class 1A-Division I state rankings

    Rick Peterson, Top Sports News Writer

    By RICK PETERSON
    TopSports.news

    Seven Shawnee County basketball teams earned spots in the latest Kansas Basketball Coaches Association state rankings, with Cair Paravel Latin's boys the latest county addition to the rankings.

    Cair Paravel, 10-3 on the season entering Tuesday night's game, garnered the No. 8 position in the Class 1A Division I rankings, released Tuesday.

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    Silver Lake continues to hold down the No. 1 spot in the 3A girls rankings..

    Topeka West, which has won 12 straight games to improve to 13-1, remained No. 2 in the 5A boys rankings while Highland Park (13-2) is No. 4.

    Topeka High and Washburn Rural are ranked No. 2 and No. 3 in the 6A girls rankings and will face off on Friday at Topeka High.

    Topeka High was 14-0 and Rural 14-1 entering Tuesday's games. 

    Seaman (10-4) moved up to the No. 8 spot in the 5A girls rankings.

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  • A game by game look at Tuesday's Shawnee County boys basketball games Feb. 8

    Rick Peterson, Top Sports News Writer

    By RICK PETERSON
    TopSports.news

    SEAMAN (7-7, 6-5) at WASHBURN RURAL (7-8, 6-5)

    RuraljubeJC2Washburn Rural celebrates Monday's 54-51 Centennial League win over Junction City. The Junior Blues host Seaman Tuesday night. [Photo by Doug Walker/Special to TSN]

    Washburn Rural will be playing for the second straight night after taking a 54-51 home Centennial League win over Junction City Monday night. Senior Quincey Kidd led the Junior Blues with 13 points, all in the second half, while sophomore Griffin Durst added 11 points and junior Jack Bachelor 10 points, all in the second half. Seaman is coming off a 73-65 league loss to Highland Park last Friday. Senior Mateo Hyman scored a game-high 23 points for the Vikings against the Scots, while senior Dreighton Griess added 14 points, junior Kaeden Bonner 13 and senior Ty Henry 12. 

    Ketraleus AldridgeJunior Ketraleus Aldridge (1) and Highland Park will put their 13-2 record on the line Tuesday night against USD 501 rival Topeka High. [File photo/TSN]

    TOPEKA HIGH (4-11, 4-7) at HIGHLAND PARK (13-2, 10-1)

    Both the Trojans and Scots are coming off Centennial League victories last Friday, with Topeka High taking a 70-59 win over Emporia in the annual Dean Smith Game while Highland Park protected its share of the league lead with a 73-65 win at Seaman. Junior Mason Gomez led Topeka High with 24 points and seven 3-pointers against Emporia while sophomores BJ Canady and Bryson Thrasher added 12 and 11 points. Junior Ketraleus Aldridge scored 22 points and junior Tre Richardson added 17 points and Quentin Adams 10 for the No. 4-ranked Scots (Class 5A) against Seaman.

    ElijahBrooksWRSenior Elijah Brooks and 13-1 Topeka West will host Manhattan in a Tuesday night Centennial League matchup. [File photo/TSN]

    MANHATTAN (4-10, 3-7) at TOPEKA WEST (13-1, 9-1)

    Manhattan is coming off its biggest win of the season, a 43-41 Centennial League decision over Junction City last Friday. Topeka West, No. 2-ranked in Class 5A by the KBCA, was off Friday after taking a 56-42 league win over Washburn Rural last Tuesday. Senior Elijah Brooks led the Chargers with 21 points while junior Xavier Alexander added 16. Topeka West has won 12 straight games and is tied in the loss column for the Centennial League lead with Highland Park.

    HAYDEN (3-10, 2-8) at JUNCTION CITY (10-5, 7-4)

    Junction City played a Monday night makeup game at Washburn Rural, with the Blue Jays dropping a 54-51 Centennial League decision to the Junior Blues. Senior Howard Johnson led Junction City with 20 points. Hayden is coming off a 54-42 league win at Rural last Friday, with senior Trent Duffey pacing the Wildcats with 18 points while juniors Joe Otting and Jake Muller added 15 and 14 points, respectively.

    BASEHOR-LINWOOD (12-2, 4-0) at SHAWNEE HEIGHTS (10-3, 3-1)

    Shawnee Heights is coming off a 53-36 United Kansas Conference loss to De Soto, while Basehor-Linwood, No. 7-ranked in Class 5A by the KBCA, is coming off a 73-42 win over Wamego. Senior Carter Olson scored 13 points and grabbed eight rebounds for Shawnee Heights against De Soto while sophomore Brennon Dodge added 12 points with a pair of 3-pointers.

    OLATHE HERITAGE CHRISTIAN (10-5) at CAIR PARAVEL LATIN (11-3)

    Cair Paravel Latin is coming off a 70-40 win over Marais des Cygnes Valley last Friday. Senior Zach Clark scored 21 points to lead the Lions while senior Noah Hastert had 16 points, 10 rebounds, 8 assists and 3 blocked shots. Heritage Christian is coming off a 62-47 win over Bishop Seabury.

    ROSSVILLE (2-12) at OSAGE CITY (15-1)

    Rossville played a close game against state-ranked Wabaunsee, No. 4 in 2A, last Friday, dropping a 56-48 decision. Bulldawg junior Kade Perine scored 25 points in Rossville's loss to Wabaunsee. Osage City, ranked No. 8 in 3A, rolled to a 75-37 win over West Franklin in its most recent game.

     

  • A game by game look at Tuesday's Shawnee County girls basketball games Feb. 8

    Rick Peterson, Top Sports News Writer

    By RICK PETERSON
    TopSports.news

    SEAMAN (10-4, 8-3) at WASHBURN RURAL (14[1, 10-1)

    AnnaBeckernew2Seaman freshman Anna Becker (23) scored 48 points in two Viking wins last week, including a game-high 22 points in last Friday's 67-35 win over Highland Park. [Photo by Rex Wolf/TSN]

    ZoeCanfieldJCSophomore Zoe Canfield scored 10 points with a pair of 3-pointers in Washburn Rural's 69-26 win over Junction City Monday night. [Photo by Doug Walker/Special to TSN]

    Washburn Rural played a Monday night Centennial League makeup game against Junction City, rolling to a 69-26 home win over the Blue Jays. Senior Katelynn Brogan came off the bench to score a game-high 15 points while Rural sophomores Zoe Canfield and Jada Ingram added 10 points apiece. Seaman is coming off a 67-35 league win over Highland Park last Friday, with freshman Anna Becker scoring 22 points and sophomore Taylin Stallbaumer adding 14 points, sophomore Brooklyn Gormley 11 and freshman Ava Esser 10 points.

    KikiWRJunior Kiki Smith (23) has helped lead Topeka High to a perfect 14-0 record entering Tuesday night's Centennial League game at Highland Park. [File photo/TSN]

    TOPEKA HIGH (14-0, 11-0) at HIGHLAND PARK (2-13, 0-11)

    Topeka High, second-ranked in Class 6A, remained undefeated with a 65-36 Centennial League romp past No. 3-ranked (5A) Emporia last Friday. Junior Kiki Smith led the Trojans with 21 points while senior Tae Thomas added 15 points. Highland Park dropped a 67-35 decision at Seaman last Friday, with the Scots getting 12 points and 12 rebounds from freshman Amelia Ramsey.

    MANHATTAN (5-9, 4-6) at TOPEKA WEST (1-12, 1-9)

    Topeka West has been idle since 51-34 loss to Leavenworth in the Lady Firebirds Winter Classic on Jan. 28. Manhattan is coming off a 49-28 Centennial League win over Junction City last Friday.

    HAYDEN (7-6, 5-5) at JUNCTION CITY (2-12, 2-9)

    Junction City dropped a 69-26 Centennial League decision at Washburn Rural Monday night in a makeup game, with the Blue Jays getting 11 points from junior Sophia Holloway. Hayden is coming off a 46-32 loss at Washburn Rural last Friday. Senior Carly Stuke led the Wildcats with 10 points while sophomore Lauren Sandstrom added nine points and senior Macy Smith eight. 

    BASEHOR-LINWOOD (8-6, 3-1) at SHAWNEE HEIGHTS (7-6, 2-2)

    Both teams will be looking to bounce back from losses, with Shawnee Heights coming off a 56-48 United Kansas Conference defeat against De Soto while Basehor-Linwood dropped a 56-51 non-league decision to Wamego.

    OLATHE HERITAGE CHRISTIAN (8-5) at CAIR PARAVEL LATIN (8-6)

    Senior Jaley Barkley scored 18 points with three 3-pointers in Cair Paravel's 49-42 victory over Marais des Cygnes Valley last Friday. Heritage Christian is coming off a 43-27 win over Lutheran, Mo.

    ROSSVILLE (8-7) at OSAGE CITY (7-9)

    Rossville rolled to a 53-25 victory over Wabaunsee in its last game, getting 18 points from sophomore Emma Mitchell and 13 points from senior Caylee Douglas, who went seven of eight at the free throw line. Osage City is coming off a 41-31 win over West Franklin.

     

     

     

     

  • Friday prep roundup: Hayden boys break through with win at Rural

    Rick Peterson, Top Sports News Writer

    By RICK PETERSON

    TopSports.news

    Hayden's boys basketball team had been knocking on the door for awhile, including a two-point loss to Centennial League co-leader Highland Park and a four-point overtime defeat against Class 6A Topeka High in its previous two games.

    Dwayne Paul's Wildcats knocked the door down Friday night, posting a 54-42 road win at Washburn Rural.

    TrentDuffeyWNWHayden senior Trent Duffey tied for game-high scoring honors with 18 points in the Wildcats' 54-42 Centennial League road win at Washburn Rural Friday night. [File photo by Rex Wolf/TSN]

    The Wildcats, who improved to 3-10 overall and 2-8 in the Centennial League, led all the way against Washburn Rural (6-8, 5-5), jumping out to a 14-6 first-quarter advantage and taking a 23-13 lead to the locker room at halftime.

    Hayden increased its lead to 12 points (41-29) at the start of the fourth quarter and Washburn Rural got no closer than seven the rest of the way.

    The Wildcats rode a 51-percent shooting night to Friday's victory, hitting five 3-pointers in the game.

    Senior Trent Duffey led Hayden with 18 points while juniors Joe Otting and Jake Muller added 15 and 14 points, respectively.

    Junior Jack Bachelor scored 18 points for Washburn Rural, including three 3-pointers, to tie Duffey for game-high honors while senior Quincey Kidd added 10 points. The Junior Blues shot 36 percent from the field.

    Both Duffey and Muller canned two 3-pointers.

    WASHBURN RURAL GIRLS 46, HAYDEN 32 --Washburn Rural, third-ranked in Class 6A by the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association, took control early en route to improving to 13-1 overall and 9-1 in the Centennial League with Friday's 46-32 home win over Hayden.

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    Rural took a 12-3 first-quarter advantage and led 21-8 at the half and 32-17 starting the fourth quarter.

  • A game by game look at Friday's Shawnee County boys basketball games Feb. 4

    Rick Peterson, Top Sports News Writer

    By RICK PETERSON
    TopSports.news

    JackBachelor1Junior Jack Bachelor scored 16 points to lead Washburn Rural in Tuesday's 56-42 loss to Topeka West. [File photo/TSN]

    HAYDEN (2-10, 1-8) at WASHBURN RURAL (6-7, 5-4)

    Hayden was off Tuesday after dropping a 62-60 Centennial League decision to Highland Park last Friday while Washburn Rural is coming off a 56-42 loss to Topeka West Tuesday night. Junior Joe Otting led Hayden with 19 points against Hi Park while senior Trent Duffey added 16 points and Peyton Bartlett 11. Junior Jack Bachelor scored 16 points for Washburn Rural in the Junior Blues' loss to Topeka West.

    Ketraleus AldridgeHighland Park junior Ketraleus Aldridge scored 17 points to lead the Scots in Tuesday's 55-53 win over Emporia. [File photo/TSN]

    HIGHLAND PARK (12-2, 9-1) at SEAMAN (7-6, 6-4)

    Highland Park, which is tied with Topeka West for the Centennial League lead, has posted back-to-back two-point league wins, including a 55-53 win over Emporia on Tuesday. Junior Ketraleus Aldridge led Highland Park with 17 points against Emporia while juniors Quentin Adams and Tre Richardson added 11 and 10 points, respectively. Highland Park is ranked No. 4 in Class 5A by the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association. Seaman is coming off a 66-64 overtime loss to state-ranked Junction City. Senior Dreighton Griess came off the bench to score 19 points for Seaman while seniors Mateo Hyman and Ty Henry added 16 and 12 points.  

    EMPORIA (2-12, 1-9) at TOPEKA HIGH (3-11, 3-7)

    Topeka High picked up its third win on Tuesday, 69-56 over Manhattan, equaling its win total for the 2020-2021 season. Sophomore Bryson Thrasher scored 23 points to lead Topeka High while senior Germane Mays added 16 points and sophomore Isaiah Lyons 14. Emporia dropped a 55-53 league decision to Highland Park on Tuesday, getting 16 points from Parker Leeds and 13 from River Peters. 

    BrennonDodgenew 1Sophomore Brennon Dodge scored 19 points and hit five 3-pointers in Shawnee Heights' 56-46 win over Tonganoxie on Tuesday. [File photo/TSN]

    DE SOTO (11-2, 3-1) at SHAWNEE HEIGHTS (10-2, 3-0)

    Shawnee Heights posted a 56-46 win at state-ranked Tonganoxie on Tuesday, with sophomore Brennon Dodge scoring 19 points and hitting five 3-pointers for the T-Birds. Senior point guard Jarin Sanders scored 10 points for Shawnee Heights while senior Carter Olson scored nine points and grabbed 11 rebounds. De Soto, ranked No. 8 in the KBCA, is coming off a 62-40 win over Spring Hill.

    CAIR PARAVEL LATIN (10-3) at MARAIS DES CYGNES VALLEY (7-8)

    Cair Paravel posted a 70-49 victory at Kansas City Christian on Tuesday. Senior Noah Hastert led the Lions with 22 points and 16 rebounds while senior Carter Brian added nine points and senior Ethan Everhart and sophomore Simon Everhart scored eight points apiece. Cair Paravel will be facing a Marais des Cygnes Valley team that is coming off a 52-50 victory over Cornerstone.

    SILVER LAKE (5-8) at ST. MARYS (10-3)

    Silver Lake is coming off a 76-59 loss to state-ranked Osage City on Tuesday while St. Marys took a 67-38 victory over Rossville. Senior Carson Johnson scored a career-high 18 points for Silver Lake against Osage City while junior Kamryn Kaniper added 11 points. The Eagles will be facing a St. Marys team that is ranked No. 2 in 2A by the KBCA. 

    ROSSVILLE (2-12) at WABAUNSEE (10-3)

    Rossville dropped a 67-38 decision to 2A power St. Marys on Tuesday while Wabaunsee dropped a 55-48 decision to Lyndon. Junior Kade Perine scored 18 points to lead Rossville against St. Marys while Francesco Patrizi added 10 points.

  • A game by game look at Friday's Shawnee County girls basketball games Feb. 4

    Rick Peterson, Top Sports News Writer

    By RICK PETERSON
    TopSports.news

     EmmaKruegerTWWashburn Rural senior Emma Krueger was named the most valuable player in last week's Lady Firebirds Winter Classic. [File photo/TSN]

    HAYDEN (7-5, 5-4) at WASHBURN RURAL (12-1, 8-1)

    Hayden is coming off a 48-33 Centennial League loss to Emporia on Tuesday while Washburn Rural was off after winning last weeks Lady Firebirds Winter Classic at Lawrence. Freshman Brylee Meier led Hayden with 12 points against Emporia while senior Macy Smith added 11 points. Washburn Rural is ranked No. 3 in Class 6A by the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association. Junior Blue senior Emma Krueger was named the most valuable player in last week's tournament.

    AnnaBeckerHaydenSeaman freshman Anna Becker is coming off a career-high 26-point game in Tuesday's 49-46 Centennial League win over Manhattan. [File photo/TSN]

    HIGHLAND PARK (2-12, 0-10) at SEAMAN (9-4, 7-3)

    Seaman held off Manhattan for a 49-46 home Centennial League victory on Tuesday as freshman Anna Becker led the Vikings with a career-high 26 points. Highland Park is coming off a 1-2 performance in last week's Capital City Classic. The Scots dropped a 61-39 decision to Maize in the fifth-place game.

    KikiWRJunior Kiki Smith (right) averages 18.2 points, 4.8 assists and 4.8 steals for Topeka High, which is 13-0 on the season. [File photo/TSN]

    EMPORIA (11-3, 7-3) at TOPEKA HIGH (13-0, 10-0)

    Topeka High beat Junction City 58-28 in a Centennial League road game Tuesday night while Emporia is coming off a 48-33 league win over Hayden. Topeka High is ranked No. 2 in 6A by the KBCA while Emporia is No. 3-ranked in 5A. The Trojans took a 38-36 win over the Spartans in the first meeting between the two schools. Junior Kiki Smith averages team-highs of 18.2 points, 4.8 assists and 4.8 steals for Topeka High. Emporia senior Gracie Gilpin scored 19 points with five 3-pointes in the Spartans' win over Hayden on Tuesday.

    DE SOTO (8-5, 1-3) at SHAWNEE HEIGHTS (7-5, 2-1)

    Shawnee Heights has won two straight games, including a 55-53 overtime victory over Tonganoxie on Tuesday. The T-Birds have already posted two more wins than they did in a 5-14 2020-2021 season. Heights will be facing a De Soto team that is coming off a 61-51 win over Spring Hill.

    CAIR PARAVEL LATIN (7-6) at MARAIS DES CYGNES VALLEY (3-12)

    Cair Paravel Latin has won three straight games to climb above .500. The Lions are coming off a 31-21 win over Kansas City Christian on Tuesday night. Marais des Cygnes Valley snapped a 10-game losing streak with a 49-30 victory over Cornerstone.

    SILVER LAKE (12-1) at ST. MARYS (6-7)

    Silver Lake moved up to the No. 1 spot in the KBCA 3A state rankings this week. The Eagles are coming off a 61-23 win over Osage City. Sophomore McKinley Kruger paced the Eagles with 15 points against Olsage City while junior Taylor Ross and sophomore Kaibryn Kruger added 10 points apiece. Junior Mariah Farmer scored nine points for the Eagles while sophomore Makenzie McDaniel had eight points and nine rebounds. St. Marys pulled out a 58-57 overtime win over Rossville on Turesday.

    ROSSVILLE (7-7) at WABAUNSEE (4-9)

    Rossville is coming off a tough 58-57 overtime loss to St. Marys on Tuesday while Wabaunsee took a 44-34 victory over Lyndon. Sophomore Emma Mitchell led Rossville with 24 points against St. Marys while sophomore Kinsey Perine added 19 points.

  • Signing roundup: ESU signs county standouts Barta, Stallbaumer, Lietz

    Rick Peterson, Top Sports News Writer

    By RICK PETERSON
    TopSports.news

    Seaman standouts Camden Barta and Casen Stallbaumer and Rossville's Brody Lietz were part of Emporia State's 22-member signing class announced Wednesday by Hornet coach Garin Higgins.

    Barta, Lietz and Stallbaumer were part of a big group of Shawnee County seniors who signed letters of intent on Wednesday, national signing day for football.

    In addition to football, athletes in other sports have recently signed letters of intent or will sign in the near future.

    If you have a student-athlete that plans to sign or has signed a letter of intent, email that information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and they will be added to TopSports.news' list of signees.

    CamdenBarta 2Seaman senior quarterback/defensive back Camden Barta has signed a letter of intent with Emporia State after passing for 2,224 yards and registering 50 tackles. [File photo/TSN]

    Barta, signed as an athlete, is a 6-foot-3, 190-pounder who played at quarterback and defensive back for the Vikings.

    Barta completed 138 of 222 passes as a senior for 2,224 yards and 23 touchdowns while defensively he was in on 50 tackles with an interception, earning TopSports.news All-Shawnee County Top 22 honors.

    He is the son of Jeni Sloan and Jerry Barta and is undecided on a major.

    Lietz, a 6-2, 250 offensive lineman, helped lead Rossville to back-to-back Class 2A state championships, with the Bulldawgs going undefeated both seasons.

    Lietz earned numerous potseason awards, including All-State recognition in 2A as well as All-Shawnee County Top 22 and All-Mid-East League honors.

    He is the son of Eric and Kelly Lietz and plans to major in accounting at ESU.

    Stallbaumer, a 6-2, 200-pounder, was signed as an athletes after a standout two-way career for Seaman.

    Stallbaumer earned first-team All-Centennial League and TopSports.news All-Shawnee County Top 22 recognition and was selected to play in the 2022 Kansas Shrine Bowl.

    He is the son of Todd and Tonya Stallbaumer and plans to major in business/sports medicine at ESU. Stallbaumer is a cousin of fellow ESU signee Camden Barta.

    TorreyHorakStateTorrey Horak, who helped lead Rossville to back-to-back Class 2A state championships, has signed a national letter of intent with Central Missouri. [File photo/TSN]

    MULES SIGN BULLDAWGS' HORAK

    Rossville star quarterback/defensive back Torrey Horak signed Wednesday with Central Missouri as a defensive back after helping lead the Bulldawgs to back-to-back undefeated 2A state championships.

    Horak passed for 3,801 yards and 54 touchdowns in his Rossville career and rushed for 3,893 yards and 61 TDs. Defensively Horak registered 124 tackles with eight interceptions.

  • Tuesday boys prep roundup: Heights knocks off state-ranked Tonganoxie

    Rick Peterson, Top Sports News Writer

    By RICK PETERSON

    TopSports.news

    Sophomore Brennon Dodge scored 19 points and hit five 3-pointers as Shawnee Heights rode a big fourth quarter to a 56-46 non-league road victory Tuesday night over Tonganoxie, which is No. 10-ranked in Class 4A by the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association.

    Tonganoxie (8-6) led 31-29 at the half and took a 42-38 advantage into the fourth quarter before Shawnee Heights, which improved to 10-2, took control with an 18-4 scoring edge over the final eight minutes.

     BrennonDodgenewShawnee Heights senior Brennon Dodge scored 19 points with five 3-pointers in the T-Birds' 56-46 win at Tonganoxie Tuesday night. [File photo/TSN]

    Senior point guard Jarin Sanders added 10 points for Shawnee Heights and senior Carter Olson scored nine points and pulled down 11 rebounds while hitting all three of his free throw attempts.

    Tonganoxie (8-6) had three double-figure scorers in the loss.

    Shawnee Heights will host De Soto on Friday.

    HIGHLAND PARK 55, EMPORIA 53 -- Highland Park, ranked No. 4 in 5A by the KBCA, survived its second straight two-point Centennial League decision Tuesday night, taking a 55-53 road victory at Emporia.

    The Scots also had a two-point game last Friday, topping Hayden, 62-60.

    Highland Park will travel to Seaman on Friday.

    CAIR PARAVEL LATIN 76, KANSAS CITY CHRISTIAN 53 -- Cair Paravel Latin improved to 10-3 on the season, posting a 76-53 victory over Kansas City Christian.

    Senior Noah Hastert powered the Lions to the victory, scoring 20 points.

    Cair Paravel will travel to Marais des Cynges Valley on Friday.

    OSAGE CITY 76, SILVER LAKE 59 -- Osage City, which is No. 8-ranked in 3A by the KBCA, took control with a 26-10 first quarter Tuesday night and never looked back, improving to 14-1 on the season.

    Silver Lake, which fell to 5-8, was much more competitive the rest of the way, with Osage holding just a 50-49 scoring edge over the final three quarters, but the early deficit was too much for the Eagles to overcome.

    Senior Carson Johnson scored a career-high 18 points for Silver Lake while junior Kamryn Kaniper added 11 points.

    Junior Landon Bass scored 30 points for Osage City.

    Silver Lake will travel to St. Marys on Friday.

    ST. MARYS 67, ROSSVILLE 38 -- St. Marys, ranked No. 2 in 2A by the KBCA, improved to 10-3 with Tuesday night's decisive victory over Rossville.

    Rossville, which fell to 2-12 on the season, got 18 points from junior Kade Perine while Francesco Patrizi added 10 points.

    The Bulldawgs will travel to Wabaunsee on Friday.

     

     

     

     

  • A game by game look at Tuesday's Shawnee County girls basketball games Feb. 1

    Rick Peterson, Top Sports News Writer

    By RICK PETERSON
    TopSports.news

    MANHATTAN (4-8, 3-5) at SEAMAN (8-4, 6-3)

    TaylinStallbaumerAllTourney 1Sophomore Taylin Stallbaumer was named to the Capital City Classic all-tournament team after helping lead Seaman to a third-place finish. [File photo/TSN]

    Seaman is coming off a third-place finish in last week's Capital City Classic, taking sandwiching wins over Shawnee Mission North and Shawnee Mission East around semifinal loss to Wichita Heights. The Vikings closed out their tournament appearance with a 61-32 win over SM East on Saturday. Viking sophomore Taylin Stallbaumer was named to the all-tournament team. Manhattan is coming off a 69-59 loss to Clearwater.

     EMPORIA (10-3, 6-3) at HAYDEN (7-4, 5-3)

    Emporia won its Glacier's Edge Invitational title last week while Hayden finished second in the Top Gun Invitational at Wellsville. Emporia closed out its tournament championship with a 64-35 win over Great Bend on Saturday while Hayden dropped a 55-47 decision to state-ranked Spring Hill (5A) in the Top Gun final. Sophomore Lauren Sandstrom led Hayden with 14 points against Spring Hill while senior Carly Stuke added 13 points and senior Macy Smith 12 points before fouling out in the fourth quarter.

    SHAWNEE HEIGHTS (6-5) at TONGANOXIE (5-7)

    Shawnee Heights finished 1-2 in last week's Glacier's Edge Invitational at Emporia, posting a 52-39 win over Wichita South on Saturday. Tonganoxie has won three straight games, including a 37-33 win over Piper on Friday. Shawnee Heights was ranked No. 9 in Class 5A in last week's Kansas Basketball Coaches Association state rankings.

    Topeka High's girls are 12-0 on the season after winning last week's Capital City Classic with a 65-57 win over Wichita Heights. [Photo by Rex Wolf/TSN]Topeka High's girls are 12-0 on the season after winning last week's Capital City Classic with a 65-57 win over Wichita Heights. [Photo by Rex Wolf/TSN]

    TOPEKA HIGH (12-0, 9-0) at JUNCTION CITY (2-9, 2-6)

    Topeka High won the Capital City Classic on its home floor Saturday, with the Trojans taking a 65-57 win over Wichita Heights in the tournament championship game. Topeka High junior Kiki Smith and senior Tae Thomas were both hamed to the all-tournament team. Smith scored 20 points and Thomas 19 in the championship game to cap the Trojans' 3-0 week.

    CAIR PARAVEL LATIN (6-6) at KANSAS CITY CHRISTIAN (2-10 )

    Cair Paravel Latin has won four of its last five games, including two straight. The Lions are coming off a 36-27 road victory over Maranatha Academy on Friday. Senior Jaley Barkley scored 20 points to lead the Lions.

    SILVER LAKE (11-1) at OSAGE CITY (6-8)

    Silver Lake improved to 11-1 with a 51-13 road win at Sabetha while Osage City is coming off a 46-40 loss to Santa Fe Trail. Junior Taylor Ross led Silver Lake with 15 points against Sabetha while sophomore sophomore Makenzie McDaniel had 10 points and 11 rebounds.

    ROSSVILLE (7-6)) at ST. MARYS (5-7)

    Rossville won the tournament championship in the Jefferson County North Invitational, including a 57-41 win over the host team in the championship game. St. Marys is coming off a 53-51 overtime loss to Atchison County. Senior Caylee Douglas led the Bulldawgs with 14 points against Jefferson County North while sophomore Kinley Porter added 13 points with three 3-pointers and sophomore Kinsey Perine had 12 points with a pair of 3s. Sophomore Emma Mitchell scored eight points Saturday and was named to the all-tournament team along with Perine.

  • A game by game look at Tuesday's Shawnee County boys basketball games Feb. 1

    Rick Peterson, Top Sports News Writer

    By RICK PETERSON
    TopSports.news

    TOPEKA WEST (12-1, 8-1) at WASHBURN RURAL (6-6, 5-3)

    ElijahBrooksWRTopeka West senior Elijah Brooks has scored 30 or more points in five straight games and became West's career-leading scorer in last Friday's 74-58 win over Seaman. [File photo/TSN

    Topeka West avenged its only loss of the season on Friday, taking a 74-58 win over Seaman, as the Chargers protected their share of the Centennial League lead with their 11th straight win. Senior Elijah Brooks scored 33 points, his fifth straight game of at least 30 points, and Brooks became West's career scoring leader. Washburn Rural played a rare Saturday night Centennial League game, evening its record with a 51-45 league win at Emporia. 

    JUNCTION CITY (9-3, 6-2) at SEAMAN (7-5, 6-3)

    Seaman will try to bounce back from Friday's 74-58 loss at Topeka West, but faces a tough test against the Blue Jays, who are coming off a 77-57 home Centennial League win over Topeka High. The Blue Jays took an 80-63 win over the Vikings in the season-opener. Senior Gavin Wilhelm paced Seaman with 14 points against Topeka West while senior Mateo Hyman and juniors Kaeden Bonner and Aron Davis added 10 points apiece.

    MANHATTAN (3-9, 2-6) at TOPEKA HIGH (2-11, 2-7)

    Topeka High picked up its second win earlier in the week (53-49 over Hayden in overtime) before falling 77-57 at Junction City Friday night in a Centennial League contest. Manhattan is coming off a 70-34 league loss to Seaman last Tuesday.

    JuanTarioRobertsTITHighland Park senior Juan'Tario Roberts scored the game-winning basket in the Scots' 62-60 win at Hayden last Friday. [File photo/TSN]

    HIGHLAND PARK (11-2, 8-1) at EMPORIA (2-10, 1-8)

    Juan'Tario Roberts scored the game-winning basket with five seconds remaining to take a 62-60 win at Hayden Friday night while Emporia is coming off a 51-45 league loss to Washburn Rural on Saturday. Junior Tre Richardson scored 19 points for Highland Park against Hayden while junior Ketraleus Aldridge scored 15 points, junior Jahmir Kingcannon 13 and Roberts 12. Parker Leeds scored 18 points and River Peters 16 for the Spartans in the loss to Washburn Rural.

    SHAWNEE HEIGHTS (9-2) at TONGANOXIE (8-5)

    Shawnee Heights has been off since dropping a 71-34 loss to Shawnee Mission Northwest in the championship game of the Vikings Classic on Jan. 22. Tonganoxie  took a 63-60 win over Olathe Heritage Christian Academy last Tuesday. Senior Carter Olson led Shawnee Heights with 10 points and 10 rebounds against Shawnee Mission Northwest while senior Jarin Sanders also scored 10 points.

    CAIR PARAVEL LATIN (9-3) at KANSAS CITY CHRISTIAN (8-4)

    Cair Paravel Latin is coming off a 74-63 road win over Maranatha Academy last Friday night. Senior Noah Hastert scored 26 points and grabbed 24 rebounds for the Lions against Maranatha while senior Zach Clark added 21 points and had 11 rebounds.

    SILVER LAKE (5-7) at OSAGE CITY (13-1)

    Silver Lake is coming off a 49-40 loss to Sabetha on Friday while Osage City took a 70-37 victory over Santa Fe Trail. Kamryn Kaniper scored 15 points and Troy Heiman for the Eagles in the loss to Sabetha.

    ROSSVILLE (2-11) at ST. MARYS (9-3)

    Rossville went 1-2 in the Oskaloosa tournament, ending the tournament with a 45-33 loss to Jefferson County North. St. Marys went 1-2 in the Topeka Invitational Tournament against Class 6A and 5A competition, posting a win over Topeka High before dropping games to tournament champion Topeka West and Highland Park.