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.
HAYS - Layne Bieberle of Central Plains High School and Hoisington High lineman Seth Owen have been selected to the West team for the 2015 Shrime Bowl. Bieberle was a record-setting receiver for Central Plains, the Eight-Man Division I state champion.
Great Bend will kick off the Western Athletic Conference on the road Friday at Garden City. The first WAC game was originally scheduled at Great Bend, but was switched to Garden City.
Bo Black wanted to make sure everyone knew he wasn't out looking for a job. But when one came his way, he found it too good an opportunity to pass on.
HOISINGTON – The Pratt and Hoisington girls basketball coaches gave the defensive scouting report a near perfect grade after playing back-to-back games.
HOISINGTON – It's hard to imagine that Pratt High went nearly eight minutes without a 3-pointer.
Area basketball teams will resume mid-season play Tuesday, Jan. 6
HOISINGTON - Great Bend featured a trio of runner-up finishers at the Hoisington Cardinal Classic wrestling tournament. The Panthers scored 97.5 points to finish fourth.
PARK CITY - Great Bend's state-ranked Cody Liles (132) faces a loaded bracket in Friday's Class 5A State Tournament at Hartman Arena in Park City. The top two finishers will meet for the state championship Saturday night.
CLASS 3A BOYS
BY JIM MISUNAS
ST. JOHN 65, OTIS_BISON 41
KBCA basketball rankings
The 1-5A high school boys state swim meet took place this past weekend at the Topeka-Capitol Federal Natatorium in Topeka. Great Bend swimmers results are:
The Hoisington Cardinal Wrestling Team dominated the Regional Tournament held this past Friday and Saturday at Russell. On the first day of competition the team got on a roll and advanced 11 out of their 14 wrestlers into the semifinals on the championship side of the bracket. The team than went on to win 8 of the semifinal matches to secure an insurmountable lead at the conclusion of the first day of competition. The second day went much the same as the first day. The Cardinals advanced all six of their non-championship finalists into the consolation finals.