Harvey County Wildcats will be heading to the Special Olympics Kansas State Basketball Tournament in Hays. We will be leaving town with a Police escort at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 15   from Newton High School. We will be taking 12th Street to Main St to First St and on to the Interstate.

We would greatly appreciate anyone that would take a few minutes and stand along the route and cheer for our teams as we drive by and head out of town.

We especially want to make this trip memorable for our athletes because we are celebrating two very important milestones. First, our athlete Jackie S. has been one of our athletes for 40 years! She is the heart of our team! Second, our athlete Tristan S. won Most Inspirational Player at last year’s State Tournament and will get the honor of lighting the cauldron during Opening Ceremonies this year!

— Kevin Henderson, Halstead