www.mozilla.com Weather Central
Voices
Headlines

FHSU's Keehn wins second MIAA title in track -3/2/2015, 10:28 AM

Wessel continues to spark Shockers -3/2/2015, 10:28 AM

Ronda Rousey's fast work, like at UFC 184, a big draw -3/2/2015, 10:28 AM

Minnie Minoso's love of baseball never waned -3/2/2015, 10:28 AM

FHSU wrestling sending four to nationals -3/2/2015, 10:28 AM

Kansas State rallies late to put away Iowa State -3/1/2015, 9:33 AM

No. 8 Kansas holds on to defeat Texas, 69-64 -3/1/2015, 9:31 AM

Wichita State captures MVC crown by beating Northern Iowa -3/1/2015, 9:30 AM

Ellis' Younger cruises through Friday at 3-2-1A -3/1/2015, 9:39 AM

Hays High's Deterding second in 4A -3/1/2015, 9:58 AM

Norton wins title with backside points -3/1/2015, 9:36 AM

Hoxie's Porsch repeats in 3-2-1A -3/1/2015, 9:43 AM

FHSU splits at Northeastern State -3/1/2015, 9:41 AM

HHS girls win on senior night -3/1/2015, 9:40 AM

HHS boys roll by Great Bend -3/1/2015, 9:39 AM

Class 3-2-1A State Wrestling finals results -2/28/2015, 9:37 AM

Tigers fall, need win to host first round -2/27/2015, 10:20 AM

Tiger women, MIAA champs, hang on -2/27/2015, 10:29 AM

Monarchs survive on senior night -2/27/2015, 12:17 PM

With KU back in control, Jayhawks prepare for 'high drama' -2/27/2015, 10:19 AM

Nino Williams takes long road to success at Kansas State -2/27/2015, 10:18 AM

Sub-state basketball pairings -2/26/2015, 10:37 AM

3-2-1A wrestling -- Younger part of youth movement for Railers -2/26/2015, 10:48 AM

Big 12 reprimands K-State after court-storming -2/26/2015, 10:53 AM

Hays High's top four headed to Salina -2/26/2015, 10:36 AM

3-2-1A wrestling -- HDN area state qualifiers -2/26/2015, 10:48 AM

3-2-1A wrestling -- Porsch seeks a repeat in state finale -2/26/2015, 10:49 AM

3-2-1A wrestling -- Freshman Hutchinson leads young group of Redmen -2/26/2015, 10:49 AM

3-2-1A wrestling -- Norton steps up again to have shot at 3-2-1A state crown -2/26/2015, 10:50 AM

Shockers fight past Indiana State, set up big Saturday -2/26/2015, 10:27 AM

Rhoades back at state -- this time in 4A -2/26/2015, 10:36 AM

TMP survives Plainville -2/25/2015, 11:26 AM

K-State issues apology -2/25/2015, 10:22 AM

HHS swept at Dodge -2/25/2015, 10:22 AM

Tuesday's area prep basketball boxscores -2/25/2015, 10:21 AM

Royals still hoping for Starling to break out -2/24/2015, 10:22 AM

Penske revels in Logano's victory at Daytona 500 -2/24/2015, 10:22 AM

Wildcat's win throws a roadblock at Jayhawks -2/24/2015, 10:22 AM

KBCA prep basketball rankings, Feb. 23 -2/24/2015, 10:22 AM

Wildcats get it done -2/24/2015, 10:22 AM

No-name Hahn wins Northern Trust Open -2/23/2015, 10:24 AM

FHSU softball splits on Sunday in Minnesota -2/23/2015, 10:15 AM

Logano wins first Daytona 500 -2/23/2015, 10:15 AM

Lutz: VanVleet has another day to remember -2/23/2015, 10:14 AM

VanVleet takes Wichita State's assists title in win -2/23/2015, 10:14 AM

'Cats seek confidence before game with KU -2/23/2015, 10:14 AM

Perry Ellis, No. 8 Kansas rebound from loss, beat TCU -2/22/2015, 12:47 PM

Baylor drills K-State -2/22/2015, 12:48 PM

Monarch girls run away from Stockton -2/22/2015, 12:38 PM

TMP wins physical game at Stockton -2/22/2015, 12:39 PM

Mathews all-state for HHS -2/22/2015, 12:48 PM

HHS wins at Garden, jumps back into WAC race -2/22/2015, 12:41 PM

Wrestling roundup -- Hays High sends four to 4A state -2/22/2015, 8:19 PM

Victoria puts together complete game in win at Ness City -2/22/2015, 12:40 PM

HHS girls fall down early, lose at Garden -2/22/2015, 12:39 PM

Earnhardt Jr. makes Duel history, Patrick qualifies -2/20/2015, 10:19 AM

HHS sends relays to state -2/20/2015, 10:19 AM

Tiger baseball takes two from UCM -2/20/2015, 10:19 AM

Gene Stephenson says he's filed his own appeal -2/19/2015, 10:13 AM

TCU takes out K-State -2/19/2015, 10:13 AM

Bohuslavsky keys win for Tiger women -2/19/2015, 10:59 AM

Tiger men rally for MIAA win -2/19/2015, 10:13 AM

Tiger women No. 1 in Central Region -2/18/2015, 5:04 PM

Tuesday's area prep basketball boxscores -2/18/2015, 11:22 AM

Barton's Hensley named Player of the Week -2/18/2015, 10:24 AM

TMP boys win, girls fall in Great Bend -2/18/2015, 10:24 AM

K-State hopes to build some momentum at TCU -2/18/2015, 10:24 AM

Two in a row for HHS girls -2/18/2015, 10:47 AM

Hot early, HHS boys get win at Abilene -2/18/2015, 10:47 AM

All is possible at Daytona -2/17/2015, 10:27 AM

WVU tops Jayhawks in wild finish -2/17/2015, 10:27 AM

Chiefs can find impact receiver in NFL draft -2/17/2015, 10:27 AM

Chargers set sights on LA, push San Diego officials for action on stadium -2/17/2015, 10:27 AM

Defense a constant for Shockers -2/17/2015, 10:26 AM

FHSU, UCM series moved to Hays -2/16/2015, 10:55 AM

KU prepares for full-court press -2/16/2015, 10:17 AM

Foster lifts Kansas State past Oklahoma on Saturday -2/16/2015, 10:16 AM

Three Tigers crowned MIAA champs -2/16/2015, 10:16 AM

Bowyer, after crash, slams qualifying format -2/16/2015, 10:16 AM

Phillipsburg girls knock off TMP at the buzzer -2/15/2015, 7:54 PM

Hays High girls snap losing skid -2/15/2015, 2:21 PM

Hays High stunned by Liberal at the buzzer -2/15/2015, 7:54 PM

Tiger women's streak halted at Pitt State -2/15/2015, 10:26 AM

Tiger softball 1-3 to start season -2/15/2015, 7:54 PM

Tiger men fall at Pitt -2/15/2015, 7:54 PM

Tigers drop to 0-2 with losses to Mines, Regis -2/15/2015, 1:10 AM

KU coach kicks off tour in Hays -2/13/2015, 11:10 AM

K-State guard Johnson laughs off hecklers at W. Virginia -2/13/2015, 10:13 AM

The Tigers' do-it-all Shaw -2/13/2015, 11:10 AM

Samac staying on court, providing big games for Tigers -2/13/2015, 11:09 AM

Wichita State baseball players see winning as antidote to distractions -2/13/2015, 10:12 AM

Royals, Herrera agree -2/13/2015, 10:12 AM

Royals purchase contract of Derek Gordon -2/13/2015, 10:12 AM

KU's Ellis near 1,000 points -2/13/2015, 10:12 AM

Hoxies' record just a matter of time? -2/12/2015, 3:26 PM

New coach, new season for FHSU softball -2/12/2015, 11:25 AM

Tigers look for better pitching in 2015 -2/12/2015, 10:14 AM

Shox roll to win -2/12/2015, 10:04 AM

Kansas State rally again falls short at W. Virginia -2/12/2015, 10:04 AM

FHSU wrestling rolls to dual win -2/12/2015, 10:04 AM

Sports Scores

Tuesday

Prep basketball

Boys

Atwood 76, St. Francis 65

Dighton 62, Oberlin 47

Hillsboro 50, Goodland 47

Lakeside 42, Lincoln 32

Minneapolis 68, Russell 35

Rock Hills 42, Natoma 37

Salina Central 62, Andover 58

Salina South 62, Sacred Heart 47

Sharon Springs 75, Leoti 38

St. John's Beloit-Tipton 57, Osborne 34

Sylvan-Lucas 61, Thunder Ridge 48

Girls

Dighton 44, Atwood 11

Dodge City 71, Hays High 28

Hesston 51, Goodland 18

Hoisington 60, Victoria 46

Hoxie 65, St. Francis 13

Lincoln 33, Lakeside 26

Minneapolis 47, Otis-Bison 24

Osborne 59, Wilson 34

Sharon Springs 63, Oberlin 42

Sylvan-Lucas 43, Natoma 41 (ot)

Tescott 41, Rock Hills 33

Trego 56, Leoti 27

Thunder Ridge 33, St. John's Beloit-Tipton 30

Click To View All


myTown Calendar

SPOTLIGHT
[var top_story_head]

FHSU at home tonight

Published on -1/9/2014, 10:14 AM

Printer-friendly version
E-Mail This Story

By CONOR NICHOLL

cnicholl@dailynews.net

Compared to the first three league games, Mark Johnson didn't think his Fort Hays State University men's basketball team played "that much better" offensively in last weekend's road trip against Missouri Southern State University and Southwest Baptist (Mo.) University. The Tigers struggled some from the outside and didn't shoot the ball like it did in non-conference action.

Senior forward Dwayne Brunson continues to hobble from his knee injury and now has an Achilles issue from not being able to run properly because of the knee problem. Johnson believes Brunson will eventually need surgery. Brunson also took a big hit to his nose this weekend. FHSU first thought it was broke, but it ended up not broken.

He played just 31 combined minutes and Johnson believes Brunson will not be 100 percent the rest of the year.

"He has got to play through it," Johnson said. "I feel bad for him, we all do. It's his senior year. He is a great player."

However, helped by the emergence of sophomore forward Jake Stoppel and senior forward Andrew Victoria, FHSU earned two big victories last Saturday and Monday.

"I don't think rebounding and defense you should never call little things, but I guess the non-flashy things we did better," Johnson said.

Fort Hays moved to 10-3, 2-3 MIAA and won at MSSU and SBU in the same season for the first time in school history. Victoria finished with eight points and 10 rebounds versus Southern and enjoyed his best contest as a Tiger with 18 points and 11 rebounds against SBU.

"Andrew was tremendous," Johnson said. "I hate to single out one guy necessarily to say why they were the main reason why we had success, but I think Andrew would definitely be one of the main reasons."

This weekend, FHSU plays host to Lindenwood (Mo.) University (8-8, 3-3 MIAA) tonight and faces Lincoln (Mo.) University (2-12, 0-8 MIAA) on Saturday. Games start at 5:30 p.m. tonight and 2 p.m. Saturday. Johnson is one win away from tying Cade Suran for the most career victories in Tiger history at 257.

"What we have done by winning those two games, it just makes this week more important," Johnson said. "When you start winning games, it's not time to relax. In means that the next games become that much more important and that much more meaningful."

Victoria, bothered by injuries virtually his entire two-year FHSU career, has gotten healthier in the last month.

"His knee, he is moving better," Johnson said. "Hopefully he can continue that. We realize Andrew is one possession away from having his knee bother him again. In practice everyday, you notice it, too. He is moving better. He is not having quite as many problems with it as he did at the end of last year and preseason this year."

Stoppel combined for 24 points and nine rebounds in the two contests after he missed some time earlier in the year with an ankle injury. Against Southern, he set a career-high in minutes (32) and points (14).

"He is healthy finally," Johnson said.

Women back at home

Junior center Kate Lehman has delivered eight straight double-doubles. Senior Katelyn Edwards has tallied double figures in all but two contests and has at least five rebounds in all but one.

On Monday, the Tigers received plenty of contributions from other players in a 93-66 road victory against Southwest Baptist that split a two-game road trip. Sophomore Chelsea Mason led the team with 20 points.

"Then we have a few X-factors in there," Hobson said. "One of them is Chelsea, and when she is shooting the ball well and playing with confidence, offensively it puts us at a different level. It opens up everything for other players also."

Freshman guard Nikola Kacperska collected a career-high 13 points. Sophomore Taylor Chandler tallied 11. FHSU, still receiving votes in the national poll, moved to 9-2, 3-2 MIAA.

"She is starting to look more for the open 3-pointer because of how teams are playing us, they are sagging a lot," Hobson said of Kacperska. "When she has got a nice, open look from 3, she is really about as good of a 3-point shooter that we have."

Sometimes on the three-day, two-city road trips, FHSU gets tired in the last 10 minutes of the second game. This time, Fort Hays led by seven with 13:07 remaining and then opened up the game.

"Once things start going right and you get momentum going, sometimes that fatigue issue isn't there," Hobson said.

"But the last really 16 or 17 minutes of that game, we played as good as we have played probably all year. Defensively, we were causing all kinds of issues for them. We were rotating real well. We got some steals in the half court, and then it just kind of snowballed."

Fort Hays will play Lindenwood (8-5, 3-3 MIAA) and Lincoln (3-10, 0-6 MIAA) today and Saturday at home. Lindenwood, in its second year in the league, has significantly improved and has a strong recruiting base in the St. Louis area.

"They are here to stay," Hobson said.

digg delicious facebook stumbleupon google Newsvine
More News and Photos

Associated Press Videos