In a season that featured 22 come from behind wins and 6 walk off victories the Emporia State baseball season came to and end when Central Oklahoma scored a run in the bottom of the 9th to defeat the Hornets 6-5.
The 2017 KVOE Athletes and Coaches of the year were announced Saturday. The Emporia High Athletes are Kelsey Gordon and Damon Good. The Emporia High Coach of the year is Randy Wells. The Area High School Athletes of the year are Waverlys Payton Meader and Olpes Kyler True. The Area Coach of the Year is Waverly Ty Piper.
Emporia High sophomore Haylee Weiss has repeated as the 5-1A state diving champion. She won the title with a score of 428. Whitney Sparks finished in 5th place and Karalyn Karjala finished 15th. Also for Emporia High at the State 5-1A swim meet Jaden Silva finished in 7th place in the 200 free. The 200 free relay team of Grace Walker, Ashlyn Alingh, Lauren Duncan and Jaden Silva finished in 15th place. As a team Emporia High finished in 16th place. Bishop Miege won the 5-1A State Championship.
(Photo courtesy of Barbara Clark)
Lindenwood out scored Emporia State 12-11 in 13 innings to win a back and fourth game in the 2nd round of the NCAA Central Regional tournament Saturday.