Fort Hays State spoiled the return to White Auditorium for the Emporia State Basketball teams Wednesday night. Fort Hays won the womens game 65-55 and won the mens game 66-44.
The Kansas Jayhawks escaped from Fort Worth with a 64-61 win over TCU Wednesday night. Frank Mason scored 16 points to lead the Jayhawks who have won three straight and eight of their last nine games.
The Glaciers Edge Tournament begins Thursday at Emporia High School. The Host Lady Spartan open against Washburn Rural with tip-off set for 7pm in the main gym.
The Lyon County League basketball tournament resumes Thursday at Emporias White Auditorium with the consolation semi-finals.
The Emporia State softball team will begin the season ranked 18th in the nation. The Coaches preseason poll has West Texas A&M, the defending national champions, ranked #1. The Lady Hornets advanced to the regional championship game last season and and finished the season ranked 20th. They are the only MIAA team in the top 25. They open their season on February 13th in the Arkansas Monticello tournament.
The Kansas City Royals Caravan made stop in Emporia Wednesday. Pitcher Brandon Finnegan and outfield Lane Adams along with Royals hall of famer Jeff Montgomery and broadcaster Joel Goldberg were in town for the stop.
The Emporia High boys swim team added the 200 free and 400 free relays to the list of events qualified for state at the Topeka High Invitational Tuesday.