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Tiger softball earns Tuesday sweep -3/3/2015, 3:48 PM

Season ends for FHSU men -3/3/2015, 10:20 AM

Claflin great Jackie Stiles inducted into NFHS Hall of Fame -3/3/2015, 10:19 AM

KU's Big 12 streak one for the ages -3/3/2015, 10:10 AM

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Wessel continues to spark Shockers -3/2/2015, 10:28 AM

Ronda Rousey's fast work, like at UFC 184, a big draw -3/2/2015, 10:28 AM

Minnie Minoso's love of baseball never waned -3/2/2015, 10:28 AM

FHSU wrestling sending four to nationals -3/2/2015, 10:28 AM

Kansas State rallies late to put away Iowa State -3/1/2015, 9:33 AM

No. 8 Kansas holds on to defeat Texas, 69-64 -3/1/2015, 9:31 AM

Wichita State captures MVC crown by beating Northern Iowa -3/1/2015, 9:30 AM

Ellis' Younger cruises through Friday at 3-2-1A -3/1/2015, 9:39 AM

Hays High's Deterding second in 4A -3/1/2015, 9:58 AM

Norton wins title with backside points -3/1/2015, 9:36 AM

Hoxie's Porsch repeats in 3-2-1A -3/1/2015, 9:43 AM

FHSU splits at Northeastern State -3/1/2015, 9:41 AM

HHS girls win on senior night -3/1/2015, 9:40 AM

HHS boys roll by Great Bend -3/1/2015, 9:39 AM

Class 3-2-1A State Wrestling finals results -2/28/2015, 9:37 AM

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Tiger women, MIAA champs, hang on -2/27/2015, 10:29 AM

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Nino Williams takes long road to success at Kansas State -2/27/2015, 10:18 AM

Sub-state basketball pairings -2/26/2015, 10:37 AM

3-2-1A wrestling -- Younger part of youth movement for Railers -2/26/2015, 10:48 AM

Big 12 reprimands K-State after court-storming -2/26/2015, 10:53 AM

Hays High's top four headed to Salina -2/26/2015, 10:36 AM

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3-2-1A wrestling -- Porsch seeks a repeat in state finale -2/26/2015, 10:49 AM

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3-2-1A wrestling -- Norton steps up again to have shot at 3-2-1A state crown -2/26/2015, 10:50 AM

Shockers fight past Indiana State, set up big Saturday -2/26/2015, 10:27 AM

Rhoades back at state -- this time in 4A -2/26/2015, 10:36 AM

TMP survives Plainville -2/25/2015, 11:26 AM

K-State issues apology -2/25/2015, 10:22 AM

HHS swept at Dodge -2/25/2015, 10:22 AM

Tuesday's area prep basketball boxscores -2/25/2015, 10:21 AM

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Penske revels in Logano's victory at Daytona 500 -2/24/2015, 10:22 AM

Wildcat's win throws a roadblock at Jayhawks -2/24/2015, 10:22 AM

KBCA prep basketball rankings, Feb. 23 -2/24/2015, 10:22 AM

Wildcats get it done -2/24/2015, 10:22 AM

No-name Hahn wins Northern Trust Open -2/23/2015, 10:24 AM

FHSU softball splits on Sunday in Minnesota -2/23/2015, 10:15 AM

Logano wins first Daytona 500 -2/23/2015, 10:15 AM

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Baylor drills K-State -2/22/2015, 12:48 PM

Monarch girls run away from Stockton -2/22/2015, 12:38 PM

TMP wins physical game at Stockton -2/22/2015, 12:39 PM

Mathews all-state for HHS -2/22/2015, 12:48 PM

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Wrestling roundup -- Hays High sends four to 4A state -2/22/2015, 8:19 PM

Victoria puts together complete game in win at Ness City -2/22/2015, 12:40 PM

HHS girls fall down early, lose at Garden -2/22/2015, 12:39 PM

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HHS sends relays to state -2/20/2015, 10:19 AM

Tiger baseball takes two from UCM -2/20/2015, 10:19 AM

Gene Stephenson says he's filed his own appeal -2/19/2015, 10:13 AM

TCU takes out K-State -2/19/2015, 10:13 AM

Bohuslavsky keys win for Tiger women -2/19/2015, 10:59 AM

Tiger men rally for MIAA win -2/19/2015, 10:13 AM

Tiger women No. 1 in Central Region -2/18/2015, 5:04 PM

Tuesday's area prep basketball boxscores -2/18/2015, 11:22 AM

Barton's Hensley named Player of the Week -2/18/2015, 10:24 AM

TMP boys win, girls fall in Great Bend -2/18/2015, 10:24 AM

K-State hopes to build some momentum at TCU -2/18/2015, 10:24 AM

Two in a row for HHS girls -2/18/2015, 10:47 AM

Hot early, HHS boys get win at Abilene -2/18/2015, 10:47 AM

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WVU tops Jayhawks in wild finish -2/17/2015, 10:27 AM

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Chargers set sights on LA, push San Diego officials for action on stadium -2/17/2015, 10:27 AM

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Atwood 76, St. Francis 65

Dighton 62, Oberlin 47

Hillsboro 50, Goodland 47

Lakeside 42, Lincoln 32

Minneapolis 68, Russell 35

Rock Hills 42, Natoma 37

Salina Central 62, Andover 58

Salina South 62, Sacred Heart 47

Sharon Springs 75, Leoti 38

St. John's Beloit-Tipton 57, Osborne 34

Sylvan-Lucas 61, Thunder Ridge 48

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Dighton 44, Atwood 11

Dodge City 71, Hays High 28

Hesston 51, Goodland 18

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Minneapolis 47, Otis-Bison 24

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Otis-Bison wins, will play for sub-state title

Published on -3/7/2014, 3:49 PM

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By CONOR NICHOLL

cnicholl@dailynews.net

GREAT BEND -- Otis-Bison High School star junior Kyle Patrick collected two fouls by the 3 minute, 36 mark of the first quarter. His dad, Cougar coach Erin Patrick, sometimes had the same situation when he coached Kyle's sisters at Hutchinson-Central Christian, including Laura and Jamie, currently first team all-league performers for Emporia State University and Hutchinson Community College, respectively.

Coach Patrick said he "never" contemplated taking Laura or Jamie out of the game -- and had the same thought process with Kyle.

"We can't do that," Coach Patrick said. "When I had Jamie or Laura, you just play. But I told him get some of the guys involved."

Kyle did, and coupled with some strong Otis-Bison defense, allowed the Cougars to hold Wilson without a field goal for more than 10 minutes in the second and third quarters. Otis-Bison turned a close game into an eventual 56-38 victory in the Class 1A Division II sub-state semifinals Thursday night at Barton Community College.

Kyle Patrick, who averages 23 points and 10 rebounds, finished with 22 points, 15 rebounds and eight assists. He eventually fouled out with 2:43 remaining.

Otis-Bison led 13-11 after the first quarter, but outscored Wilson 20-3 in the second quarter and led comfortably throughout the second half. The Cougars finished plus-eight on the glass and often kept Wilson out of the paint offensively.

"I just needed to keep on passing the ball and use my teammates, and that helps a lot," Kyle Patrick said. "From the beginning of the year, my dad has been working with them on the same stuff, and they have shown massive improvement. They have helped us a lot, especially on offense. Defense - that's like our main thing."

Otis-Bison, the second seed in the sub-state, moved to 13-8, while No. 3 seed Wilson finished 9-13. The Cougars will face top-seeded Central Christian (14-7) at 7:30 p.m. Saturday night in the sub-state championship game. Kyle Patrick started for Central Christian two years ago and missed nearly all of last winter with a knee injury before he transferred to Otis-Bison.

"I don't want to focus on that," Kyle Patrick said. "It's a team thing here. It's just all about winning that game and going to state for us."

Erin Patrick was the veteran Central Christian volleyball and girls' basketball coach.

"I hope it helps us be prepared," Coach Patrick said of the familiarity. "But it's still going to come down to energy, enthusiasm, execution. For us, it's going to come down to defense and rebounding, no question about it. They are a better offensive team than we are."

The Cougars won their fifth straight against Wilson and second this season, following a 61-32 victory on Dec. 6. On Thursday, Otis-Bison led 9-2 early before Wilson cut the deficit to 13-11 on a jumper by sophomore Jordyn Steinke in the final seconds of the first quarter. Patrick told his team to "settle down."

"In the playoffs, you have got to play through some things against good teams," Coach Patrick said.

Defensively, Otis-Bison didn't want senior Marcus Denham to catch the ball and score. As well, the Cougars wanted to keep Wilson from going into the lane.

Wilson usually took long 2-pointers and missed eight straight shots and 11 of 12 after the first quarter. Senior Jarod Shelton finished with 12 points and Denham had seven. Wilson shot 14 of 49 (29 percent) for the game.

"We always don't want them to penetrate, so if they are going to take long 2s, we are thankful for that," Coach Patrick said.

Offensively, Patrick assisted on the first basket of the second quarter, a long jumper by sophomore Eric Embers. Then, Patrick had a basket and a steal in the next two minutes. Senior guard Kole Urban finished the quarter with four assists on the final five Cougar baskets, including three from Patrick. Otis-Bison led 31-14 at halftime and 44-23 after three quarters. The Cougars will play for their third state appearance in four years.

"I am pretty pleased," coach Patrick said. "We started shooting the ball a little better. We didn't in the first quarter shoot all that well outside."

Senior Jordan Hoffman, out since before Christmas for what Coach Patrick called team-related issues, returned and finished with two points, two rebounds and two blocks. Kyle Patrick called Hoffman, who can dunk, "athletic dominance" and an "awesome" rebounder. Hoffman nearly had an alley-oop from Patrick during the game.

"He wants to play," Coach Patrick said. "All the boys on the team have to earn their playing time. That doesn't matter if they are a freshman or a sophomore. So now he has earned it, and we will get him in there. He helps us on rebounding. He blocks shots. He can sky. He gives us something that we can use."

 

HCC moves on

Central Christian was never threatened in the first sub-state game and rolled over Chase, 60-33. HCC outscored the Kats 15-7 in each of the first two quarters. The Cougars started the season 1-3 and were 2-4 before Christmas, but are 10-3 since. HCC had balanced scoring with five players with seven points and four in double figures, including 13 by junior Ben Krehbiel.

"They tried to slow down the pace of the game by bringing it out," HCC coach Adam Clark said. "We kind of have to pick up the pressure, and get after them a little bit a little further out. I thought the guys overall did a good job. We knocked down a lot of good shots. We worked the ball. We were pretty patient offensively."

Otis-Bison and Central Christian have matched up once in the last decade, a 72-44 HCC victory on March 1 of last year, according to MaxPreps team records.

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