Crest coach reflects on state heartbreaker

Crest High's Lancers came up short of their dream for a state title, losing a pair of heartbreakers Saturday. But with much of its core returning, head coach Roland Weir noted Crest should remain a contender into 2023 — and beyond.



May 31, 2022 - 2:17 PM

Crest High's Tucker Yocham bats in a game earlier this season. Photo by Richard Luken / Iola Register

GREAT BEND — All the weeks, the months, the years of hitting and fielding drills, long road trips, steadily getting better, were leading to this.

Crest High’s Lancers, who had been steamrolling their opponents all season, were three innings away from their primary objective Friday, a chance to play for a state championship.

But baseball has a funny way of laying waste to the best-laid plans.

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