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Season ends for FHSU men -3/3/2015, 10:20 AM

Claflin great Jackie Stiles inducted into NFHS Hall of Fame -3/3/2015, 10:19 AM

KU's Big 12 streak one for the ages -3/3/2015, 10:10 AM

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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Lincoln 33, Lakeside 26

Minneapolis 47, Otis-Bison 24

Osborne 59, Wilson 34

Sharon Springs 63, Oberlin 42

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Tescott 41, Rock Hills 33

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HHS travels to Dodge City

Published on -10/10/2013, 10:21 AM

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By AUSTIN COLBERT

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Hays High School junior quarterback Alex Delton didn't particularly enjoy the last week. A torn groin muscle kept him out of practice and out of last Friday's game at Wichita South, something he hopes to never have to do again.

"I've never been so anxious to practice ... the longest week of my life was last week sitting out of practice and not playing," Delton said. "Just watching, it hurt inside knowing I couldn't do anything. I couldn't make plays or anything. That's the first time I've sat out a football game in my entire life."

Delton returned to practice this week and will be a game-time decision Friday. Hays High (4-1) will make a trip to Dodge City (3-2) for a 7 p.m. contest in a pivotal WAC matchup.

The Indians managed without Delton a week ago in a 31-6 win over Wichita South (0-5), but Dodge City will provide a much stiffer test and Delton's presence could be a deciding factor.

"He has taken probably half the reps this week. Reality is we probably won't know until Friday," Hays High coach Ryan Cornelsen said of Delton. "It's one of those things where you hate to play him too early, but you hate to keep a kid from playing if he's ready to play. It he feels like he can go, he will go."

The Dodge City game is also an important one for the psyche of the team. The Indians were impressive during their 3-0 start with wins over three quality opponents. Then came a 35-0 loss to Garden City and last week's lackluster win over Wichita South.

This has left Hays High fighting to get back to where it was at the beginning of the season.

"It's a big game for us because we don't feel we have played very well the last two weeks," Cornelsen said. "It's been two games since we played the quality of football that we feel is good enough for us. It's important we play well going into districts next week. You want to make sure you are clicking on all cylinders."

Hays High opens district play next week against Great Bend, which is also its final WAC game. But before their attention is turned to districts, the Indians still have a goal of winning the WAC for a third consecutive season.

Garden City sits atop the WAC at 2-1 in conference play, its lone loss coming in Week 3 to Great Bend, 28-25. The Buffaloes finish out WAC play against Dodge City in Week 9.

Hays High, Great Bend and Dodge City are currently 1-1 in WAC play, with Liberal at 1-2.

"Any time it's in your conference it is important to us," Cornelsen said of Friday's game against Dodge City. "Our first goal is to win one game at a time. Our second goal is to win WAC and this is a big game in the WAC. We want to make sure we are ready to play."

Dodge City opened the season with a 44-6 win over Wichita Southeast and a 33-7 win over Wichita Northwest. The Red Demons' two losses came against Wichita Heights (32-3) and Liberal (40-27). Dodge City is coming off a 47-13 win over Great Bend.

For Hays High to stay in the WAC race, a win over Dodge City on Friday is a must. But more importantly, the Indians are hoping to get back to playing good, fundamental football, something it has lacked the last two weeks.

"The reality is we just got to decide how good we really want to be," Cornelsen said. "We've played pretty lackadaisical football with turnovers and missed assignments. We have to decide if we want to be one of the better teams around. We have to start playing hard."

Schedule, districts set for next two seasons

District assignments by the KSHSAA have been announced for Hays High, which is moving to Class 4A, Division I for football the next two seasons. The Indians will play in District 8 with McPherson, Abilene and Buhler.

It will be among the toughest districts in Class 4A. Abilene went 10-2 as recently as 2011, McPherson won 10 games a season ago, and Buhler has long been a state championship contender in Class 4A and is 5-0 this season.

"We probably got two of the top four teams in 4A in Buhler and McPherson," Cornelsen said. "It's as tough as it gets as far as a schedule but hopefully each game makes us better and gives us a chance to be a pretty good team."

Outside of district and WAC games, Hays High will continue its series with Wichita South the next two seasons, with South coming to Hays in 2014. The final opponent will be Class 6A Olathe Northwest, which Hays High will open the season against the next two years.

"Tough one, no doubt," Cornelsen said of the schedule. "Obviously as a coach there are times you wish you had a little easier schedule, but I think it's good for our program, good for our kids. They know they are going to get to play some big games."

Delton gets major combine invite

Delton received his biggest combine invitation to date this week, being selected as one of 250 class of 2015 players to attend the Under Armour Recruiting Combine in St. Petersburg, Fla., in January.

"To be in that entitlement of the top 250 is a pretty big honor," Delton said. "Just being around kids that are probably very good across the nation will be great for me. It's something I look forward to."

The combine is used as an evaluation of players, most of which are currently in the middle of a long recruiting process. The top 100 players will be selected to play in the 2015 Under Armour All-American football game.

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