Back at it

After an extended holiday break, area high school basketball and wrestling teams are set to return to action next week. Iola hoops is at Fort Scott Tuesday.


December 30, 2022 - 11:44 AM

Iola High's Preston Hurst (4) drives in a game earlier this season. Iola resumes play Tuesday at Fort Scott. Photo by Quinn Burkitt / Iola Register

Iola High’s basketball teams aren’t waiting around for school to resume before hitting the hardwood once again.

The boys and girls Mustang squads travel to Fort Scott Tuesday to kick off the  post-Christmas portion of their schedule. Classes don’t resume in Iola until Wednesday.

The Iola boys carry a 3-3 record into the new year; the girls stand at 1-5.

The IHS wrestlers will have a few more days to get re-energized for their 2023 portion of the schedule. Iola travels to Burlington next Saturday for an invitational tournament.

Iola High’s Karingten Hall (2) looks to pass the ball to a teammate in a game earlier this season. The Mustangs resume play Tuesday at Fort Scott.Photo by Quinn Burkitt / Iola Register

ELSEWHERE, Humboldt’s wrestlers also will be at Burlington next weekend, part of a whirlwind opening to their January schedule. The Cub grapplers will kick off 2023 with four competitions in eight days, starting with a competition Thursday at Southeast of Cherokee. Then, after competing again in Burlington, Humboldt’s wrestlers will travel to Cherryvale Jan. 10 before hosting Jayhawk-Linn on Jan. 12.

Humboldt’s basketball teams have an extra week to build on their impressive resumes. The boys are still unbeaten at 6-0, while the Lady Cubs are at 4-2. They’ll return to action Jan. 10 at home against Fredonia.

Marmaton Valley, Crest and Southern Coffey County also resume play next week with plenty of home cooking.

The Wildcats host Uniontown on Tuesday and Oswego on Friday. Both the boys and girls squads carry 1-3 records into the break.

Crest is at home Tuesday against Jayhawk-Linn and Friday against Altoona-Midway. The Lancer boys stand at 2-2 headed into January. The Lady Lancers are 1-3.

Southern Coffey County hosts Madison Tuesday and Lebo Friday. The Lady Titans carry a 4-2 record, while the boys are 1-5.

Yates Center returns with a pair of road games next week. The Wildcat boys are 1-2 and the girls 0-3 as they travel to Oswego Tuesday and Uniontown Friday.

PLAY RESUMES next week for the Allen Community College women as well. The Red Devils travel to Crowder College at 2 p.m. Saturday.

The men and women open Jayhawk Conference play Jan. 14 with a home doubleheader against Labette.