It is the first year in existence for the Central Plains High School football team.
A year after making it to the Eight-Man Division-II state football title game, the Otis-Bison High School Cougars are back in the postseason.
With eight teams left in the Class 5A boys' high school soccer playoffs, Great Bend is slated to play Kapaun Mt. Carmel in the quarterfinals.
SALINA - The No. 1-ranked Hoisington High School volleyball team was shocked early on in the Class 3A state tournament pool play on Friday.
INMAN - The Ellinwood High School football team finished its season with a 32-22 victory over Class 2A District 6 foe Inman.
WAMEGO - Ellinwood coach Lyles Lashley had witnessed the work ethic of the Eagles' cross country teams.
HAYS - The No. 1-ranked St. John High School volleyball team did it again.
LAWRENCE - Chon Chavez achieved his goal at the Class 5A state cross country meet at Rim Rock Farm outside Lawrence on Saturday.
SALINA - Entering the Class 5A District 6 finale, the Great Bend Panthers and their vaunted running game had steamrolled three of their previous four opponents.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington High School football team had its season end at the hands of Ellsworth for the second straight year on Thursday night.
After 110 minutes of play, including four overtime periods, the Class 5A regional championship between the Great Bend High School boys' soccer team and Hays was still undecided.
The No. 1-ranked St. John High School volleyball team begins Class 1A Division-I state tournament pool play today in Hays.
In his one season as Great Bend High School's quarterback, senior Mitch Kottas has been the engineer behind the controls of the Panthers' productive running game.
The byproduct of enduring one of the toughest schedules in the state is definitely paying big dividends for Great Bend High School.
Mallory Flagor is decidedly the leader of the Class 3A top-ranked Hoisington High School volleyball team.
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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