Great Bend's basketball team witnessed the future for Hays High Indians, and the future is very bright.
Great Bend's leading scorer Regan Unruh made the game's key play with an assist.
HAYS - Layne Bieberle of Central Plains High School and Hoisington High lineman Seth Owen have been selected to the West team for the 2015 Shrime Bowl. Bieberle was a record-setting receiver for Central Plains, the Eight-Man Division I state champion.
Great Bend will kick off the Western Athletic Conference on the road Friday at Garden City. The first WAC game was originally scheduled at Great Bend, but was switched to Garden City.
Bo Black wanted to make sure everyone knew he wasn't out looking for a job. But when one came his way, he found it too good an opportunity to pass on.
HOISINGTON – The Pratt and Hoisington girls basketball coaches gave the defensive scouting report a near perfect grade after playing back-to-back games.
HOISINGTON – It's hard to imagine that Pratt High went nearly eight minutes without a 3-pointer.
Area basketball teams will resume mid-season play Tuesday, Jan. 6
HOISINGTON - Great Bend featured a trio of runner-up finishers at the Hoisington Cardinal Classic wrestling tournament. The Panthers scored 97.5 points to finish fourth.
Larned 46, Lyons 42
Central Plains 82,
HAYS - Three-time state champion Brandon Ball of Hoisington High led the Cardinals to first place in the Bob Kuhn Prairie Classic with a first-place finish. Brandon Ball (25-0) placed first at 138 pounds with a 13-0 victory over Dalton Henbsley of Ellis High School.
The No. 1 ranked Class 2A Central Plains girls beat league rival St. John 49-36 Thursday to qualify for Friday's championship game of the Hilltop Hoops Classic.
EMPORIA -- Topeka Seaman avenged last year's Class 5A state tournament loss with a 63-42 victory over Great Bend's girls in the Glacier's Edge Tournament at Emporia.
CENTRAL PLAINS 70,
HIGH SCHOOL SCORES
ELLINWOOD GIRLS 44, RUSSELL 29
By Jim Misunas
DODGE CITY – Class 2A Central Plains stunned Class 6A Shawnee Mission South 54-38 to advance to Saturday's championship game of the Dodge City Tournament of Champions. The Oilers (10-1) outscored South 30-16 in the second half.
HIGH SCHOOL SCORES
CENTRAL PLAINS 51,
DODGE CITY - Dodge City's girls handed Great Bend its first Western Athletic League loss 55-35 and Dodge City's boys completed a sweep with a 50-36 victory over the Panther boys.
Hesston 60, Larned 32
Defending Mid-Winter Classic champion St. John (9-0) drew the top seed, but innovative scheduling gives the unbeaten Tigers three games next week. St. John will open against the Pratt-Macksville loser at 4:45 p.m. But the Tigers will still play in Friday's second semifinal game at 8:15 p.m. against the Pratt-Macksville winner, which is scheduled Tuesday. The other bracket matches Ness City against Nickerson and Larned versus winless Wichita West (0-8) in Thursday's games.