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FHSU tennis tops Kansas Wesleyan -9/18/2014, 10:30 AM

Royals set up key series with Detroit -9/18/2014, 10:29 AM

Monarchs face first road test, Redmen -9/18/2014, 10:14 AM

Big game for 'Cats -9/18/2014, 10:13 AM

Hays High gets Liberal for home opener -9/18/2014, 10:14 AM

Royals fall to Chicago -9/17/2014, 10:59 AM

Tigers' Herman named MIAA Golfer of the Week -9/17/2014, 10:58 AM

Tuesday prep volleyball scores -9/17/2014, 10:52 AM

KVA volleyball rankings, Sept. 17 -9/17/2014, 10:50 AM

TMP suffers second loss to Garden City -9/17/2014, 10:46 AM

Hays High volleyball moves to 10-0 -9/17/2014, 10:47 AM

Tiger volleyball takes No. 4 UNK to five sets -9/17/2014, 10:53 AM

Tigers ride momentum of first win -9/17/2014, 10:45 AM

O'Brien earns MIAA weekly honor -9/16/2014, 10:24 AM

Tigers' Bradley named MIAA Specialist of the Week -9/16/2014, 10:24 AM

Hype continues to grow for K-State, Auburn -9/16/2014, 10:24 AM

HHS soccer plays to draw -9/16/2014, 10:24 AM

Parkey's FG lifts Philadelphia in Indianapolis -9/16/2014, 10:24 AM

Royals walk off with win -9/16/2014, 10:13 AM

Peterson to play Sunday -9/16/2014, 10:13 AM

Royals slammed by Red Sox -9/15/2014, 4:42 PM

Keselowski wins at Chicagoland -9/15/2014, 4:42 PM

KSU defense ready for test -9/15/2014, 4:42 PM

Broncos escape Chiefs -9/15/2014, 4:42 PM

Tigers roll at NSU -9/14/2014, 10:23 AM

FHSU volleyball goes 2-2 in S. Dakota -9/14/2014, 7:53 PM

TMP boys second, girls third at Wamego -9/14/2014, 7:53 PM

Hays High thrashes Great Bend -9/13/2014, 1:03 PM

Area prep scores, Sept. 12 -9/12/2014, 10:24 PM

Ellis holds on for first win, beats TMP -9/12/2014, 7:54 PM

TMP volleyball 0-3 in Larned -9/12/2014, 10:30 AM

TMP soccer beats HHS -9/12/2014, 10:29 AM

Royals fall to Red Sox -9/12/2014, 10:29 AM

HHS volleyball earns sweep at Dodge now 8-0 -9/12/2014, 10:29 AM

HHS second in Dodge, leads WAC -9/12/2014, 10:29 AM

Tigers look to bounce back on road -9/12/2014, 10:29 AM

HHS second in Dodge, leads WAC -9/12/2014, 10:29 AM

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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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Hays High School defensive coordinator Chris Walters has been spoiled. Entering the season, the secondary was the biggest question mark on the defensive side, but after two weeks it has proved to be one of the deepest and most talented units on the Indians' football team, allowing Walters the freedom to attack at will with his linemen and linebackers.

"We got a really good secondary, so we can be really aggressive with our front six and do some things," Walters said. "That's really been able to free those guys up and get after it, knowing those guys are going to be behind them and basically play them man to man a lot of the times. That's helped us out. And just getting after it in practice. (Head coach Bo Black) brought in an attitude where we are going to fly around to the ball and we are going to get after it."

Through the team's 2-0 start this season --  a 12-10 win at Olathe Northwest and a 49-6 win at Great Bend --  the Indians' defense has been a bright spot. Take out a 56-yard run by the Panthers in the fourth quarter of last Friday's game, and Hays High allowed only 78 yards to Great Bend.

In the Week 1 win over Olathe Northwest, the Ravens were held to 179 yards of total offense and didn't find the end zone in the second half.

"It's everything on our defense. We are all playing solid," said senior defensive back Hayden Kreutzer. "We are taking good angles on the play. Last game we really improved on missed tackles and I think we narrowed it down to three or four last game. We played pretty good doing that."

Next on the agenda is Friday's 7 p.m. contest with Liberal (1-1) at Lewis Field Stadium, the Indians' home opener. It will be Liberal's WAC opener, as the Redskins opened the season with a 38-6 loss to Ulysses and beat Guymon (Okla.) 41-6 in Week 2.

Liberal is in its first season under Caleb Cline, a 2002 Liberal High School graduate. He played under longtime Liberal coach Gary Cornelsen, the father of former Hays High coach Ryan Cornelsen, now at Hutchinson High School.

Cline is looking to bring back the powerful running attack prevalent during Liberal's dominance in the 90s under Cornelsen, which should provide the Indian defense a unique challenge this week.

Through two weeks, Liberal leads all WAC teams with 468 rushing yards, while they are last with only 12 passing yards. By comparison, Hays High is second with 350 rushing yards and third with 206 passing yards. Liberal's top rusher, Rex Heronemus, leads the conference with 317 yards rushing.

"They've thrown it four times in the last two games," Black said.

"They are trying to go back to things they have done in the past ... He's doing the right things there and the kids are playing hard and getting after it. They are sound in all areas. We fully expect them to come in and compete really hard. We got to get ready for another big game in conference play."

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