ST. JOHN - The St. John High School girls' basketball team held a 30-15 lead at halftime.
The Western Athletic Conference wrestling showdown between Great Bend High School and Hays played out as expected.
CLAFLIN - The Central Plains High School girls' basketball team built a 30-16 lead by halftime, and maintained the lead throughout the second half to beat Larned on Thursday night.
The Great Bend High School boys' bowling team swept Garden City on Thursday afternoon at Walnut Bowl, winning all seven points available in the Western Athletic Conference.
In high school wrestling, it's Great Bend vs. Hays for the Western Athletic Conference championship.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington High School girls' basketball team outscored Victoria 21-8 in the third quarter to put the game out of reach on Tuesday night, winning 59-22.
With the Class 5A regional wrestling tournament just around the corner, the Great Bend High School Panthers appear to be hitting their stride at just the right time.
MANHATTAN - The Great Bend High School swim team closed the regular season with a fourth-place finish on Saturday.
The leg-weary Manhattan High School Indians, coming off a game the night before like their counterpart, Great Bend, jumped ahead 15-8 in the first quarter on Saturday night at Panther Gymnasium.
The Manhattan High School girls' basketball team opened and closed Saturday night's non-conference road game against Great Bend with big runs to win 38-22 at Panther Fieldhouse.
SALINA - The Great Bend High School boys' swimming team finished in third place at the Salina meet on Wednesday.
CLAFLIN - Down 40-39 with one minute, 50 seconds remaining, Jamie Waters knocked down a 3-pointer for the St. John High School girls' basketball team.
CLAFLIN - The St. John High School boys' basketball team climbed out of a 40-28 hole in the final quarter to beat Central Plains 56-50.
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.
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