The Axtell Wildcats boys basketball team will be making their eleventh state tourney appearance in 2016. Previous trips to state came in 1922, 1928, 1929, 1951 (runners-up), 1979 (runners-up), 1981, 1986, 2006 (runners-up), 2009 and 2010 (third place).
The fifth-seeded Cats (22-4) will be taking on the fourth-seeded Walthill Blue Jays (20-3) at Lincoln East at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 10. The winner will advance to play the winner of top-seeded BDS (Bruning-Davenport- Shickley, 24-3) and eighth-seeded Fremont Bergan (11-13) at the Devaney Sports Center at 9:00 a.m. on Friday.
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