The gauntlet will be thrown down on Saturday night.
The athletic department at Larned High School has made some changes over the summer, including a new athletic director and a new head football coach.
The band members for the upcoming 39th Kansas Shrine Bowl reported on Tuesday for five days of preparation, leading up to Saturday night's game at Welch Stadium on the Emporia State University campus.Over 4,700 young people have performed in the Kansas Masonic All-State Marching Band since its inception in 1984.
EMPORIA - What has become a popular activity at many high schools and colleges has made its way to the Kansas Shrine Bowl in the form of an organized camp.
Tyler Uselton, a Great Bend High School product, has been forced into double duty.
HOISINGTON - Talking with former Hoisington High School football players who played for head coach Lonnie Irvin, they all seem to agree that he was a calm, strong influence on Friday nights.
Former Hoisington head football coach Lonnie Irvin passed away on Thursday.
MACKSVILLE - The Kansas Cross Country/Track and Field Coaches Association named Macksville High School head track and field coach Jennifer Gillespie the 2012 Class 1A Boys' Track and Field Coach of the Year.
MACKSVILLE - Macksville High School's head track and field coach Jennifer Gillespie was designated the Class 1A Boys' Track and Field Coach of the Year for the 2012 season by the Kansas Cross Country/Track and Field Coaches Association.
The recent Great Bend High School wrestling camp had almost 50 young wrestlers working in the offseason to improve their skills.
Taking the principal job at the K-12 Norwich school was a chance for former Larned High School athletic director Wayne Morrow to return where it all started for him.
TOPEKA - The Kansas State High School Activities Association reports a proposal to modify Class 4A, 3A and 2-1A for football classes failed to receive the 146 votes needed in favor to constitute a majority of the 290 impacted schools. The final tally indicated 101 schools voted in favor of the proposed changes.
Tyler Uselton of Great Bend High School has a head start on some players that will be playing in the upcoming 39th Annual Kansas Shrine Bowl.
After months of searching, high schools from Hoisington and Larned were both placed in the Central Kansas League by the Kansas State High School Activities Association.
The official hiring of Carrie Minton as girls' head basketball coach at Great Bend High School is imminent - pending USD 428 school board approval.
After hosting a Class 5A regional cross-country meet at Barton Lake, Great Bend High School will be sending three runners to the state meet at Rim Rock Farm in Lawrence.
Hoisington 42, Sterling 0
MEADE - The Ellinwood High School girls' cross-country team qualified for another Class 2A State Meet.
After a promising start for both teams, Salina Central High School took control of the Class 5A District 6 game on Friday night.
HUGOTON - The Hugoton High School Eagles put a huge dent in Larned's playoff hopes with a 14-6 upset of the favored Indians Friday evening.
In the driver's seat.
Larned (4-3 overall, 0-1 district) at Hugoton (2-5, 0-1)
LARNED - For the second straight year, Larned High's volleyball team is an underdog and underrated team that few outsiders would expect to qualify for the Class 4A-Division II state tournament.
CLASS 6A-1. Olathe Northwest 33-4; 2. Olathe East 29-8; 3. Blue Valley Northwest 29-7; 4. Blue Valley North 28-8; 5. Blue Valley 24-10; 6. Manhattan 26-11; 7. Maize 32-7; 8. Washburn Rural 25-13; 9. Derby 29-10; 10. Hutchinson 21-16.
The Central Plains High School volleyball team closed out the regular season on Tuesday.
GARDEN CITY - At the end of the Western Athletic Conference volleyball tournament, it was host Garden City that sat atop of the standings.
EMPORIA - The Hoisington High School girls' golf team placed fourth at the Class 3-1A State Golf Tournament on Monday at Emporia Municipal Golf Course.