Posted On: 10/22/21 10:48 PM

Our second region of 5A will be hosted by Goddard-Eisenhower. Like with the other regions, the top four teams will play host in their attempts to reach the state tournament next weekend. Let’s take a look at the teams.

Emporia Site (1) Emporia (8) Andover (9) Hays (16) Salina Central (17) Goddard

Emporia (24-9) gets the nod as the top overall seed in this region. 

Key wins: Bonner Springs, Bishop Carroll

Key players: Rylee Peak, Rebecca Snyder, Maddyn Stewart, Grace Xu Grace Xu 6'1" | S Emporia | 2022 State KS

Andover (19-15)

Key wins: Rose Hill

Key players: N/A

Hays (18-18)

Key wins: Garden City

Key players: Ella Voth, Carly Lang, Kamree Leiker

Salina Central (8-20)

Key wins: Hays, Valley Center

Key players: N/A

Goddard (9-25)

Key wins: Arkansas City

Key players: Cydney Carter, Morgan Foos

In our opinion, the other region of teams is more top-heavy. Any of the top 5 seeds could make an argument for the top seed in this half of the bracket. The Andover/Hays match is the more intriguing match of the weekend. Whatever team gets the victory will have to beat Emporia, which may be too much to ask for after a tight opening match. We will go with

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