Hesston teams seeded No. 2 at Hillsboro

By Steve Sell
January 11, 2018

HILLSBORO — Hesston High’s basketball teams are both the No. 2 seed in next week’s Trojan Classic hosted by Hillsboro.

It’s a strange tournament this year. Hesston’s boys will be involved with three other teams in bracket play. They open against Riley County at 7:30 Tuesday and then play either Holcomb or Republic County on Friday. 

Three other schools have pool play, with Hillsboro, Clay Center and Sunrise Christian taking turns playing each other.

On Saturday, Eureka comes on board to play in the seventh-place game at 1 p.m. at the middle school. A fifth-place game will be played the high school at the same time.

Then at 4:00 at the high school is a third-place game, with the championship game at 7:30 at the high school.

It’s also an odd format for the girls. Clay Center is the No. 1 seed and plays Eureka on Tuesday, but actually receives a bye since Eureka is out of the tournament after the first round, with Topeka Cornerstone playing out the rest of the tournament.

Hesston plays at 6:00 on Tuesday against Republic County. It will play either Riley County or Holcomb on Friday. 

The seventh- and fifth-place games will be at 11:30 a.m. at the high school and middle school, respectively. The third-place game is at 2:30 at the high school, with the girls title game at 5:45 at the high school.