This Week in Sports: A lot of Basketball…


The boys tip-off for the last time no matter what this weekend

Dillon Malone, Sports Editor

Welcome back to another week of sports. If you are a basketball fan, then this week is for you, and like the rest of the month. College basketball has been having its conference championships for about a week now, with a total of 13 tickets already punched for the NCAA tournament that starts next weekend. Some games to watch leading up to Selection Sunday are: K State vs KU (Tonight, 6 p.m.), Wichita State vs. Temple (Tonight, 6), Duke vs. North Carolina (Tonight, 8), Texas Tech vs. West Virginia (Tonight, 8), The Big East Championship (tomorrow), The ACC Championship (tomorrow), the Big 12 Championship (tomorrow), the SEC Championship (Sunday), and AAC Championship (Sunday).

There is also some high school basketball still being played, as both our boys and girls are in action today in Topeka. The boys play Mill Valley at 4:45 after defeating Schlagle 57-68 and if Carroll wins, it would play either Pittsburg or Salina South. One thing that has impressed me about this year’s boys team is just how smooth they make the game of basketball look. Watch to see if the boys can take home what would be the first boys state basketball championship. The girls team plays Liberal at 6:30 so a nice little Golden Eagle double-header action tonight. If the Lady Eagles win, it would play St. Thomas Aquinas or Maize in the finals. Some players to watch are freshman Ella Larkin, sophomore Hannah Landwehr, and senior Ashton McCorry. Larkin is a true athlete; she can dominate in multiple sports and put up 17 points in last night’s 56-77 victory. Landwehr is another integral part of this team and proved that last night by scoring 15. McCorry brings an unmeasurable amount of leadership to the team; as I was watching the live stream of the game last night, the voice I heard the most on the court was hers. This will not only help for the rest of this season, but also this helps the underclassmen in the coming seasons.