CLAFLIN - The Central Plains High School volleyball team went 1-1 at its home triangular on Tuesday night.
HOISINGTON - The Macksville High School cross country team competed at the Josh Emerson Invitational meet, along with St. John, Central Plains, Otis-Bison and the host.
SALINA - Great Bend High School took two golfers - sophomore McKenna Mauler and junior Maddie Werth - to the Salina Central Lady Mustang Invitational on Tuesday.
WICHITA - The Great Bend High School soccer team opened the Titans Classic on Monday with a victory over Circle (Towanda).
Great Bend High School's varsity tennis team, behind No. 1 singles player Morgan Francis' first-place finish, captured the top spot in GBHS Round Robin Tennis Tournament on Tuesday at Veterans Park.
GARDEN CITY - The Great Bend High School volleyball team dropped matches to host Garden City and Liberal on Thursday, but defeated Holcomb in two sets.
McPHERSON - Great Bend High School finished fifth out of six teams at the McPherson varsity tennis tournament on Thursday.
OVERLAND PARK - Great Bend High School quarterback Mitch Kottas' Hail Mary pass flew perilously through the air toward the goal line on the game's final play Friday night.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington High School football team fell in overtime to Sedgwick, 22-21.
OTIS - The Otis-Bison High School football team took its first step toward a repeat trip to the Eight-Man Division-II state championship game Friday night.
Scores of interest
Class 5A Great Bend High School's football team had the toughest all-class schedule in the state the last two seasons - both 4-5 campaigns.
St. Thomas Aquinas High School head football coach Mike Thomas doesn't have to worry about Gardner-Edgerton star Bubba Starling anymore in district play.
LIBERAL - The Great Bend High School boys' soccer team opened its season against defending Western Athletic Conference champion Liberal.
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.