Iola, Crest carry high hopes as state tourneys beckon

State baseball action begins Thursday for both Iola and Crest high schools. Both teams are primed for success after heartbreaking finishes to their seasons in 2021.



May 25, 2022 - 3:41 PM

Iola High's Mustang baseball team gathers shortly before departing for Salina Wednesday to take part in the Class 4A State Tournament, which opens Thursday. Photo by Richard Luken / Iola Register

The parallels between Iola High and Crest High’s baseball seasons are striking.

Both entered 2022 coming off of memorable seasons that ended in heartbreak.

For the Mustangs, it was a sixth-inning rally by eventual state champion Bishop Miege in the 2021 Class 4A Regional Championship that ended Iola’s season.

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