SALINA - The Great Bend High School boys' swim team started its season on Thursday at the Salina swim meet.
HAYS - As Newton High School crept closer in the second half on Thursday afternoon during the first round of the Hays City Shoot-Out, the Great Bend Panthers stood firm.
HAYS - Losing seven seniors to graduation from last season, Great Bend High School's inexperienced Lady Panthers had to go up against a Class 5A state-tournament-tested Newton basketball team to open their season Thursday evening.
The LaCrosse High School football team was the big winner of the All-Central Prairie League selections.
The 29th Annual Hays City Shoot-Out basketball tournament tips off today at two locations in Hays.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington High School wrestling team will be looking for a couple of boys to step up after losing three seniors.
LARNED - The sophomore class of Larned High School will be hosting a youth basketball tournament in February.
In the Mid-Central Activities Association, Thomas More Prep-Marian High School of Hays holds the most all-league football-team selections with 11.
Great Bend High School's football team, which finished in a three-way tie for the Western Athletic Conference championship with Hays and Garden City with 3-1 records, placed several Panthers on the All-WAC team.
OTIS - The Thunder Ridge High School football team proved too much for Otis-Bison.
The Class 3A state runner-up Hoisington High School volleyball team controlled the most selections for the All-Mid-Central Activities Association first and second teams.
The Otis-Bison High School football team has a chance for a little payback tonight at 7.
Great Bend High School's Katelyn Henning was named to the first team and senior middle hitter Liz Kutina was named honorable mention on the All-Western Athletic Conference volleyball team.
The Otis-Bison High School football team will be heading into the third round of the Eight-Man Division-II state playoffs on Friday night for the second year in a row.
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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