KSHSAA State Championship Saturday had more then just track and field due to Mother Nature moving title games to the weekend.
6A Softball: Washburn Rural’s undefeated season came to a close with a loss as they fell 1-0 in the 6A state game to Lawrence Free State. It was a pitchers duel in Lawrence and some terrific defensive plays were made by both teams to thwart runs. Washburn Rural ends their terrific season 23-1.
5A Softball: The three peat is complete. The Shawnee Heights T-Bird softball beat Bishop Carroll 12-1. The T-Birds used the long ball in this game to get most of their runs. Three different home runs for Shawnee Heights, Aniya Holt hit one out in the 3rd, Sydney Wellshear in the 5th, and Shy’Anna Tyler ended the game in the sixth with her three run homer. Carroll snapped the T-Birds long winning streak earlier this year but the T-Birds got the last laugh. Shawnee Heights has won the last three titles and the year before that, they took second to the Lady Vikes of Seaman. Shawnee Heights finishes the year 22-1.
3A Softball: Silver Lake will take on Holton in the semifinals on Sunday as the game was suspended due to weather. The winner will face Frontenac in the title game as they beat St. Mary’s 3-0.
5A Baseball: The Seaman Vikings are back to back champs, as they beat St. Thomas Aquinas 13-1 in the state championship game. The Vikings scored seven runs in the fourth inning to blow the game open. Seaman has now won nine titles in their programs history and their third title since 2013. The Vikings beat Bishop Carroll in the semifinals 6-2 to advance to take on St. Thomas Aquinas in the title game. Carroll was unbeaten going into the semifinal game against the Vikings.
6A Girls Soccer: Washburn Rural will be playing for the title on Sunday in Wichita. The Lady Blues will be going for their first ever state title in their programs history. The Lady Blues beat Olathe Northwest 1-0 in the semifinals to advanced to the title game. The Lady Blues are 18-2-0 on the year.
4-1A Girls Soccer: Hayden’s terrific season came to a close as they lost in an epic battle against Louisburg. It was tied 1-1 going to OT and after four overtimes, they went to penalty kicks and Louisburg advanced. Hayden’s season finished at 13-5-2.