CLAFLIN - The Central Plains High School football team's quarterback, Bryce Steiner, was involved in all but one of the Oilers touchdowns on Friday night.
Western Athletic Conference
HOISINGTON - To be sure, most of the overflowing crowd Friday night at Elton Brown Field probably wasn't expecting Class 3A Hoisington High School to knock off 5A Great Bend.
McPHERSON - Costing the Great Bend High School varsity tennis team were near misses at the McPherson Invitational.
Blue Valley West 28, Topeka Washburn Rural 7
GARDEN CITY - The season has just begun, and the youthful Great Bend High School Lady Panthers are already showing some teeth.
The great unknown is taking place tonight, when Great Bend High School makes the short trip to Hoisington's Elton Brown Field to play the Cardinals to open the 2012 season.
Special teams breakdowns can be the difference between winning and losing close football games.
There were highs and lows for the Great Bend High School cross-country team at the season-opening Great Bend Invitational on Thursday afternoon at Barton Lake course.
The season-opening and home-opening soccer game saw the Great Bend High School boys accomplish something they haven't for 12 years.
Both the St. John High School and Otis-Bison football teams had 1,000-yard rushers last season.
MAIZE - Using a consummate team effort, the Great Bend High School Lady Panthers stormed into suburban Wichita on Tuesday evening and swept a pair of matches to open the season.
Morgan Francis, Macy Moyers, Jami McVay and Brianna Schartz are set to make their Great Bend High School 2012 varsity tennis debuts today at the McPherson Invitational.
MAIZE - The Great Bend High School varsity volleyball team opened their season with a pair of impressive victories on Tuesday night.
HAYS - In a season-opening high school tournament on Monday at Smoky Hill Golf Course, Great Bend finished sixth out of nine teams.
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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