The 2021 winter sports post-season has arrived for Russell High School. Bronco wrestling has navigated through a three-step state qualifying process, a modification made due to Covid considerations, while Bronco basketball will compete in a sub-state process that will feel much closer to normal.
Junior Jacob Windholz is the only member of the Bronco wrestling team still standing. He will compete in the KSHSAA 3-2-1A State Wrestling tournament Saturday at Gross Memorial Coliseum in Hays. Windholz owns a 26-6 record on the season, and will face Silver Lake’s Kai Allen in Bout 26 on Saturday. Wrestling will begin at 12:00 p.m. Saturday afternoon.
Due to Covid considerations, seating capacity inside Gross Memorial Coliseum will be limited to 800 spectators. All spectators must have a KSHSAA-issued ticket voucher to purchase a ticket at the FHSU Box Office.
For more information on the 3-2-1A State Wrestling Championships, please click here.
Brackets for the 3A Sub-State basketball tournament have been released. Both the Broncos and Lady Broncos have drawn the No. 7 seed in the eight-team, single elimination tournament. The event begins on Monday, March 1, when the Russell girls make the short trip to Hays to face the TMP-Marian Monarchs. Game time is scheduled for 7 p.m. inside historic Al Billinger Fieldhouse. The winner will advance to Thursday’s semifinal contest to face the winner of the quarterfinal game between Minneapolis and Goodland. The semifinal contest will take place in Norton.
The Bronco boys take the spotlight on Tuesday, traveling east to renew a North Central Activities Association rivalry with the Minneapolis Lions. Tuesday’s semifinal game will begin at 7 p.m., with the winner advancing to Norton on Friday to meet the winner of the quarterfinal game between Norton and Colby.
For more information on the sub-state tournament process, please click here.
The winner of the Norton Sub-State tournament will advance to the opening round of the KSHSAA 3A State Basketball Championships, and will travel to the winner of the Larned Sub-State tournament, which includes Cimarron, Hoisington, Holcomb, Hugoton, Lakin, Larned, Scott City, and Southwestern Heights.
The 3A state semifinals and championship games will take place at the Hutchinson Sports Arena in Hutchinson, KS.
For more information on the KSHSAA 3A State Tournament, please click here.
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