STAFFORD --Tanner Sipes (160) is Stafford's regional contestant returning from last year. Mikey Aguilar was a 2014 state qualifier with a 33-11 record who missed last season with an injury. State qualifier Trenton Weber (145) graduated after placing fourth at regionals and finished with a 25-9 record.
The St. John girls graduated their leading scorers and rebounders in Teresa Christie, Tara Christie and Ashlyn Fisher, who led a tough-minded team to a 15-7 record. The Tigers lost to South Central in the Class 2A substate semifinals.
MACKSVILLE - The Macksville Mustangs endured a rare 7-15 record last year, but still pulled a 49-44 shocker against Otis-Bison in the substate semifinals. Skyline beat the Mustangs 42-27 in the Class 1A-Division 1 substate finals.
ROZEL - It's all about teamwork at Pawnee Heights High School. Pawnee Heights head boys basketball coach Gustavo Flores is an assistant coach for the girls. Head girls basketball coach Ty Josefiak helps coach the boys.