ST. JOHN - Defending Class 2A state champion Central Plains (33-2) will play Skyline (3-26) at 1 p.m. in Saturday's Class 2A volleyball substate. The substate champion qualifies for the Class 2A state tournament at Emporia's White Auditorium.
HAYS -- Great Bend's volleyball team (3-1) lost a three-way tiebreaker for first place after tying with champion Garden City (3-1) and runner-up Liberal (3-1) in Saturday's Western Athletic Conference Tournament.
ELLSWORTH -- Hoisington tailback Hunter Hanzlick scored four touchdowns to lead the Cardinals past Ellsworth 39-20 in a Class 3A, District 15 football game. Hoisington (7-0, 1-0 District) plays at Larned (1-6, 1-0) next week. Hanzlick rushed for 187 yards and pushed his season totals to 1,198 yards and 19 TDs. The Cardinals gained 446 yards.
The Great Bend Middle School 8th grade football team lost its final game of the season 35-6 to Hays. GBMS rushed for 153 yards as backs Wiley Brand and Mason Miranda combined for 137 yards. Brand scored on a 34-yard touchdown.
The Great Bend Middle School 7th-grade football team lost to Hays 30-0 Thursday. QB Scott Heilman completed eight passes for 90 yards. Sage Koelsch completed five passes for 70 yards. Joseph Moeder had six receptions for 70 yards. Paco Hernandez caught three passes for 25 yards. Aaron Stein had four receptions for 25 yards. Brody Feist and Demetrius Legarreta each had one reception for 20 yards. The Panthers finish with a 1-6 record.