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Wichita State advances to MVC semifinals after beating Southern Illinois -3/6/2015, 6:12 PM

Tiger women roll in MIAA quarterfinal -3/6/2015, 5:13 PM

Vitztum, TMP boys storm by Colby -3/6/2015, 10:27 AM

Mickelson could play another big role for KU -3/6/2015, 10:27 AM

Hoxie ties record, has bigger goals in mind -3/6/2015, 11:05 AM

Berens' big night keys HHS win -3/6/2015, 10:27 AM

Thursday's prep basketball boxscores -3/6/2015, 10:27 AM

MLS and players reach deal -3/5/2015, 10:58 AM

KU's Ellis out vs. OU -3/5/2015, 10:58 AM

Kacperska ready to step up -3/5/2015, 10:58 AM

Gregorian: Royals' bats come alive in exhibition -3/5/2015, 10:57 AM

Wichita State's Wessel, Carter chosen for MVC's Most-Improved Team -3/5/2015, 10:57 AM

TV analyst Mark Adams loves the MVC -3/5/2015, 10:57 AM

Bills get their workhorse back in LeSean McCoy -3/4/2015, 11:51 AM

Perry Ellis will miss regular season finale -3/4/2015, 11:51 AM

Kansas rallies, wins Big 12 outright -3/4/2015, 11:51 AM

Wildcats have shot at tourney? -3/4/2015, 11:51 AM

Lehman, Hobson collect MIAA honors -3/4/2015, 1:44 PM

Two headed to nationals for Tiger track -3/4/2015, 11:51 AM

Tiger softball earns Tuesday sweep -3/3/2015, 7:45 PM

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

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

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

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Scott, HHS ready for Classic

Published on -1/17/2013, 10:08 AM

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By KLINT SPILLER

kspiller@dailynews.net

Hays High School junior wrestler Vincent Scott doesn't concern himself too much with rankings, his opponents or even the competition most days.

He doesn't wrestle for fame. He does it for his own enjoyment and physical activity.

Scott often doesn't know how good wrestlers are until after he wrestles them.

"I don't really look at it as a really big competition," Scott said. "I wrestle for fun. If I lose, I lose. If I win, yay. "

Scott's attitude is surprising, because it's not like he's leisurely wrestling. In his first year on varsity at Hays High, Scott has performed extremely well, compiling a 21-4 record in the 285-pound weight class and knocking off several good wrestlers along the way.

"We've been working with him a lot," said junior Preston Weigel, ranked No. 1 at 195 pounds. "He's doing good. He's really strong."

But in some ways, his carefree attitude has hurt his prep wrestling career.

Last year, he started the year on junior varsity, but after several of his friends quit wrestling, he said wrestling wasn't fun anymore and quit the team.

Scott said he decided to go out again this year, because he felt lazy not going out for any sports.

However, it was difficult to get back into wrestling. He said it took a while to get his stamina built back up, and even now, he said he's not all the way back up to speed, explaining he's "three-fourths there."

"I don't have the stamina I did, so it's a little harder," Scott said.

Nevertheless, Scott has emerged as one of Hays High's top wrestlers. He isn't ranked, but he could be soon if he keeps wrestling like he has been -- not that he would notice.

"He doesn't care (about rankings)," Weigel said. "He just walks out on the mat and wrestles."

Hays High head coach John Hafliger said Scott's arrival wasn't a surprise to him.

"The kid is extremely talented and has a ton of skill," Hafliger said. "He is coming out and showing what we, as coaches, knew was there, and he's coming out and showing everybody else now."

Scott is light for a heavyweight. Hafliger said Scott typically weighs in around 230 pounds. He gives up as much as 55 pounds to some wrestlers, but Hafliger said Scott makes up for it with his strength and quickness.

"It's a lot of natural ability, a lot of natural strength and a lot of athleticism," Hafliger said. "He still makes mistakes, and those mistakes can be costly at times. But when he does mistake, a lot of times, he has the strength and the athleticism to recover from it."

Scott grew up in Hays, but moved to Junction City in middle school where he started wrestling in seventh grade. he moved back to Hays for high school.

Many of the best wrestlers start in elementary school, so he has been behind the learning curve.

But it hasn't seemed to matter much. Scott has only lost four times this season, and on Dec. 13 in a double dual against Plainville, he upset senior Bradey Chard, who is ranked No. 2 at 285 pounds in Class 3-2-1A.

Scott won with a 13-9 decision in a match that Hafliger described as not being that close.

"That was the real eye opener," Hafliger said. "... To see him, what I would consider, handle Chard was just amazing. It was surprising. I thought it would be a close match, but I thought Vincent dominated the match."

Scott is committed to the team this season as well. He said it's his goal to work as hard as he can and place at state.

Hafliger said he's seen enormous growth with Scott, not only as a wrestler but as a teammate.

Early in the season, Hafliger said Scott missed a practice, so he had a special meeting with him.

"I called him in and said, 'Vincent, are we heading down the path we were last year, or are you going to make a commitment?' " Hafliger said. "He said, 'No, I want to wrestle.' Since that time, he's made a commitment, and he hasn't missed any practices."

Scott follows a line of talented wrestlers at Hays High, including Weigel at 195 and senior Kyler Meyers who is ranked No. 4 at 170 pounds. From 145 pounds up, Hays High is solid and often goes undefeated in those weight classes.

The Indians will face Thomas More Prep-Marian in a dual at 5 p.m. today at Gross Memorial Coliseum and will compete at the Bob Kuhn Prairie Classic on Friday and Saturday at the HHS gym.

Hafliger said Scott has a good shot of placing.

"I think he has a legitimate shot, if he comes out, wrestles well and doesn't make mistakes of being a top-three or maybe even getting into the finals," Hafliger said.

"Since I quit last year, I thought I was going to be really rusty," Scott said. "I expected to be on varsity, but I didn't expect myself to be this good."

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