By C.D. DESALVO
Fort Hays State women continue strong start
The fifth-ranked Fort Hays State University women won their program record 13th straight game to open the season Saturday on the road against Southwest Baptist 92-67. The Tigers outscored the Bearcats 54-21 in the second and third quarters and scored 38 points off of turnovers to remain at the top of the MIAA conference. For more on the game, click here.
Tony Hobson the winningest coach in FHSU history
With the victory, FHSU women’s head coach Tony Hobson becomes the winningest coach in program history with 218. Hobson is now 631-198 in his 27 years as a collegiate head coach.
TMP girls go 2-0 over the weekend
The TMP girls, who were 2-3 early in the season, have improved to 5-3 after winning three in a row. TMP played back-to-back games over the weekend beating Ellis on Friday night 63-38 and Sacred Heat of Salina on Saturday 73-51. Adell Riedel scored 30 points over the two games with 13 against Ellis and 17 on Saturday against Sacred Heart. You can read more about Saturday’s game including highlights and interviews here.
Hays High’s Tradgon McCrae scores 20 for third straight game
The Hays High Indians opened the 2019 year and WAC play on the road in Liberal with a 68-56 win Friday night. Senior Tradgon McCrae has now scored 62 points in the last three games with 22 against Colby, 20 against Pratt and 20 Friday night. Hays High is now 4-2 on the year and 1-0 in the WAC. You can hear highlights and coach reactions here.
Central Plains continues success
Central Plains’ junior Emily Ryan’s unprecedented high school career saw another milestone Friday night. Ryan scored 41 points in three quarters in a 98-25 win over Macksville.
Central Plains girls head coach Pat Stiles’ 92 consecutive wins is nearing the record of 107 set by Shelly Hoyt at Hoxie. Stiles is 157-4 since taking over as the head coach of the Oiler girls and has won five straight state titles.
Courtesy of Ben Mitchum.