Butler County Times Gazette
  • 7th-grade teams play for PL championship tonight

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  • two of augusta’s four middle school basketball teams will play for the pioneer league tournament championship tonight in goddard.
    the 7th-grade girls team, which was seeded no. 3, defeated eisenhower 26-11 in the opener, then beat andover central 42-31 saturday morning to advance to the championship game. the bluejays will face top-seeded ark city, which had a first-round bye and defeated valley center 26-20 to get to the final.
    the game will begin at 5 p.m.
    augusta’s 7th-grade boys team advanced to the championship game with a 40-32 victory against ark city saturday. the bluejays are the top seed of their respective bracket and had a first-round bye.
    the 7th graders will face no. 2 goddard, which defeated haysville 55-5 in the first round and beat eisenhower 44-40 after two overtimes in the semifinal.
    the 8th-grade boys team took a thumping at the hands of no. 2 andover central 49-17 to get eliminated saturday. the bluejays had defeated goddard 38-32 in the opener. the 8th-grade girls already had been eliminated by goddard 33-11 in the first round.

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