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COVID-19 cancels plans for summer athletic events

COVID-19 cancels plans for summer athletic events

Brenna Schwien, Staff Reporter

May 4, 2020

With the uncertainty of when local business and other places will reopen due to COVID-19, summer plans are also up in the air. For athletes and students alike, this could be a major setback. For sophomore Gavin Meyers, who was looking forward to attending camps and college visits, he is upset that...

Senior athletes sign with colleges

Senior Hayden Brown stands on the slide line during a home game during the 2020 season.

Brenna Schwien, Staff Reporter

April 23, 2020

Even though their senior year was cut short, a few athletes were able to sign with colleges to take their athletic abilities to the next level. Brock Lummus signed with Butler Community College on Mar. 4 to continue his baseball career. “I chose Butler because I felt like it was the right place...

Spring sports lose hopes of successful seasons due to COVID-19

Senior Macee Altman fields a routine play at shortstop during a game her junior year. Her senior year was cancelled due to COVID-19.

Brenna Schwien, Staff Reporter

April 9, 2020

All of the athletes who planned on participating in spring sports had their hopes of successful seasons crushed after finding out that the Kansas State High School Activities Association cancelled the spring sports season due to COVID-19. Head baseball coach Dustin Dreher said he felt badly for his...

Boys basketball wins first round of state tournament

Sophomore Carson Kieffer looks for one his teammates to pass to during the home game on Feb. 21.

Brenna Schwien, Staff Reporter

March 13, 2020

On March 11, the Indians traveled to Emporia for the first round of the substate tournament and won 46-43 over Topeka Highland Park. Throughout the first eight minutes, Highland Park led 15-5, but going into halftime, the Indians managed to cut their lead down to seven. The Indians had two chances...

Two place at boys state wrestling

Sophomore Gavin Nutting wrestles at the Bob Kuhn Tournament on Jan. 25 at Hays High. At state, Nutting finished in fifth place in his weight division.

Michaela Austin, Staff Reporter

March 10, 2020

On Feb. 28 and 29, Hays High School participated in the boys state wrestling tournament at the Hartman Arena in Park City. Senior DaVontai Robinson and sophomore Gavin Nutting went to state this year. At state, Robinson finished in sixth place, and Nutting finished in fifth place in their weight classes. Coach...

Boys basketball heads to state tournament with win over Great Bend

Sophomore Jordan Dale looks for an open teammate to pass to during the home game on Feb. 21.

Brenna Schwien, Staff Reporter

March 9, 2020

On March 6, the Indians traveled to Great Bend to take on the Panthers for the second round of the substate tournament and won 43-36. This was the third time the teams have faced each other this season, and the games have been back and forth each time. The lead traded hands throughout the first...

Lady Indians end season with a loss at Andover Central

Senior Tasiah Nunnery shoots a free throw during the home game against Garden City on Feb. 21.

Brenna Schwien, Staff Reporter

March 6, 2020

On March 4, the lady Indians traveled to Andover to take on Andover Central and lost 67-38, bringing their season to a close. Both teams swapped leads a few times within the first few minutes of the game, but then Andover Central had two big runs that put the Indians behind. During the entire second...

Boys Basketball comes back to win first round of substate

Junior TJ Nunnery goes up for a layup during the home game against Abilene on Feb. 18.

Brenna Schwien, Staff Reporter

March 4, 2020

On March 3, the Indians hosted the Arkansas City Bulldogs for the first game of the sub-state tournament and won 42-26. The game started off with a 9-0 run by the Bulldogs, and the Indians were down 10 with about a minute left in the first quarter. Halfway through the second quarter is when the...

Boys basketball splits Western Athletic Conference title after winning against Dodge City

The boys basketball tea pposes for a photo after winning the game against Dodge City. This win also helped them split the WAC Title with Great Bend.

Brenna Schwien, Staff Reporter

March 2, 2020

On Feb. 28, the Indians hosted the Dodge City Red Demons and won 47-25, giving the Indians a share of the Western Athletic Conference title with Great Bend. The Indians were able to take an early 22-3 lead at the beginning of the second quarter and were not in any danger or the rest of the game. Senior...

Lady Indians suffer a loss on Senior Night at home

Senior Tasiah Nunney runs past the student section offering her high fives before the game on Feb. 28.

Brenna Schwien, Staff Reporter

March 2, 2020

On Feb. 28, the lady Indians hosted the Dodge City Red Demons and lost 60-31. The Red Demons took advantage of the Indians’ inability to score over an eight-minute span to get ahead by 18 points. The closest the Indians would ever get to taking the lead again would be by one point, and the Indians...

Boys basketball brings home a win from Abilene

The boys basketball team after their win against Abilene.

Brenna Schwien, Staff Reporter

March 2, 2020

On Feb. 27, the Indians traveled to Abilene to rematch the Cowboys and won 49-47. The Cowboys started the game off with scoring the first eight points of the game and were ahead 15-3 within the first five and a half minutes. The Indians scored seven straight points to end the first quarter, which...

Lady Indians leave Abilene with a win

Junior Re Green goes up for a shot during the Indian's game against Abilene on Feb. 27.

Brenna Schwien, Staff Reporter

March 2, 2020

On Feb. 27, the lady Indians traveled to Abilene to rematch the Cowboys and won 37-34. Hays started out with a six-point lead to start the game, but when the third quarter began, the Cowboys found a little momentum and picked up a five-point lead. During the final 5:30 of the game, the Indians...

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