The Emporia High baseball team was defeated by Newton 10-4 in the regional semi-finals. Newton scored 2 runs in the 1st and added 5 runs in the 3rd inning to build a 8-0 lead. The Spartans scored a single run in the 4th inning. Newton added 2 more runs in the 5th inning. Emporia High rallied with 3 runs in the 7th but it was not enough. The Spartans finish their season with a 8-13 record.
The Emporia High softball team was defeated by Great Bend 13-3 in the semi-finals of the regional tournament. Great Bend took advantage of 13 walks scoring 7 runs off the walks. The Lady Spartans finished the season with a 3-18 record.
On day one of the NCAA Division II outdoor Track and field championships Emporia States Donald Wilcox earned All-American honors in the long jump. He finished in 7th place with a best jump of 24 feet 5.5 inches. After the prelims he was in a 3 way tie for 9th place and was able to move onto the finals. Maggie Wilson finished in 11th place in the pole vault, setting a school record of 12 feet 5.5 inches. Payson Maydew is in 6th place after 5 events in the decathlon.
Area High School softball and baseball teams will wrap up regional tournament play Thursday.
Two more post season honors for Emporia State softball player Stephanie Goodwin. The MIAAs player of the year is a first team All-American as selected by the National Fast Pitch Coaches Association. She is also an honorable mention Daktronics All-American as selected by sports information directors.
The Emporia High girls soccer team was defeated by Topeka West 3-1 in their regional semi-final match Tuesday.
The Chase County High School softball team will be making their 4th consecutive trip to the 2-1A state tournament. The Lady Bulldogs defeated Mission Valley 11-2 in the Burlingame Regional tournament championship game Tuesday.
The Emporia High boys golf team earned a trip to State with a 3rd place finish at Mondays regional tournament played at the Emporia Golf course.