ELLINWOOD - Down 30-24 after three quarters, the Otis-Bison High School girls' basketball team came screaming back, outscoring Ellinwood 11-4 to win 35-34 on Tuesday night.
Coming off road losses last Friday night, Great Bend High School's boys' and girls' basketball teams are on the road again tonight.
Ellinwood's Kyle Blakeslee was named to the Class 2A academic all-state team after finishing in 19th place at the state cross country meet.
ELLINWOOD - Lyles Lashley, Ellinwood High School's head cross country coach, was named Class 2A's Coach of the Year by the Kansas Cross Country and Track & Field Coaches' Association.
DOUGLASS - One-hundred-twelve points was good for fourth place for Great Bend High School on Saturday at the Douglass Invitational.
LARNED - The Hoisington High School boys' basketball team didn't seal the deal until the final seconds of the championship game of the Keady Basketball Classic on Saturday night.
LARNED - The Hoisington High School girls' basketball team cruised to a 52-37 win over Spearville in the championship game of the Keady Basketball Classic on Saturday night in Larned.
EL DORADO - The Great Bend High School swim team finished in fourth place at the El Dorado swim meet on Friday night.
LARNED - The Hoisington High School girls' basketball team beat Otis-Bison 40-30 in a semifinal game of the Keady Basketball Classic on Friday night.
LARNED - The Hoisington High School boys' basketball team earned a win against host Larned in the semifinal game at the Keady Basketball Classic 68-35.
LARNED - The Otis-Bison High School girls' basketball team fell to Kinsley to finish in fourth place at the Keady Basketball Classic on Saturday.
PRATT - Whitney Tilley hit a go-ahead basket in the lane with 10.4 seconds left in regulation, lifting Pratt High School to a 33-32 victory over Great Bend on Friday night.
PRATT - The gym rat was the difference Friday night when Pratt High School entertained Great Bend in non-conference boys' basketball action.
Sometimes wrestlers have to bump up or down a weight class, necessitated to benefit the team in dual or tournament competition.
LARNED - The Macksville High School girls' basketball team struggled in the first game of the consolation bracket of the Keady Basketball Classic on Thursday.
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.
STAFFORD - Hoisington High, ranked third in Class 3A, swept the Stafford High dual competition with a 4-0 record to stay unbeaten in dual matches. Hoisington defeated Bluestem, 70-7; Chaparral 65-6; Lincoln 76-6 and Nickerson 74-3.
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.
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