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4th-ranked Trojans continue unbeaten

Staff writers

Hillsboro, ranked fourth in the state Tuesday in Class 2A by the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association, swept a weekend tournament in Moundridge, beating Inman 58-22 in the championship game Saturday.

“We showed up and we were able to compete at a high level all week,” coach Micah Ratzlaff said.

Savannah Shahan led the team with 7 two-pointers and 5 three-pointers for 29 points total. Amyah Werth backed her up with 16 points.

Zaylee Werth crashed the boards on both offense and defense, pulling down nine rebounds.

“We got better on both ends of the floor, and the girls had fun working hard together,” Ratzlaff said. “Proud of them.”

The Trojans will play their last road game of 2023 Friday against Southeast of Saline.


The Warriors won the first game of the season Saturday, beating Wichita Home School, 46-40, to place fifth in the 16th annual Marion Classic tournament.

Kenna Wesner led the team with 16 points. Grace Hett had 14, including three threes. Erin Regnier contributed 7, and Taryn Kraus had 6. Hett was the sole Marion player voted for the all-tournament team.

The Warriors will hit the road for the first time this season Thursday to play Medicine Lodge.


Canton-Galva jumped out to an 11-4 lead over Goessel in the first game of the Bluebird Classic, but Goessel trailed by only two at half.

Abbigail Funk tied the game with a layup, Cheyenne Sawyer hit a three-pointer, Logan Bryant scored from close range, and Greta Scholle scored after an offensive rebound to give Goessel their biggest lead of the game 28-24.

Canton-Galva remained close and missed free-throws by the Bluebirds allowed the Eagles to get within one with 38 seconds to play. A basket at the buzzer allowed the Eagles to defeat Goessel, 41-40.

The Bluebirds rebounded Friday against Elyria Christian. The game was tied at 16 when Goessel went on a 15-4 run and coasted to a 40-26 victory. Abbigail Funk led the team with 11, followed by Greta Scholle with 10 and Aimee Funk with 9.

In Saturday’s match with Central Christian, the score remained close for the first half. The Cougars would lead by as many as eight points, but Goessel’s rallies would get the Bluebirds no closer than three away. Goessel ended up losing, 36-25.

Cheyenne Sawyer scored 7, Scholle 6, and Aimee and Abbigail Funk 5 each. The Bluebird girls (2-2) will play Friday at White City.


Centre was unable to capture its first win of the season in a tournament at the Herington, losing 39-8 to Rural Vista in the final game.

“In all three games we got off to a really poor start and were down by double figures before the end of the first,” coach Alan Stahlecker said. “Versus Rural Vista we did not score until a couple of minutes were left in the third.”

Jenaya Plett and Sophia Luna were responsible for the points Centre did.

“We took a decent number of shots but didn’t get any of them to fall,” Stahlecker said.

The Cougars will be on the road Friday at Canton-Galva.


The Warriors dropped one, 34-21, to Altoona-Midway on Friday, preventing them from playing Saturday in the bracket round of the Marais Des Cygnes tournament.

Freshman Brooklyn Whiteside was honored for her sportsmanship in the tournament, and the girls team received a sportsmanship trophy.

Peabody-Burns be host to Herington this Friday.

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