(Kenny Felt/Special to the Tribune)
The girls' basketball team scrimmaged first. During the break before the boys' basketball scrimmage, the entire rosters of both teams, including freshmen, were introduced, head wrestling coach David Brown introduced his team, and the FSHS dance team and cheerleaders performed routines.
Official scoring was not kept in either scrimmage. The girls scrimmage consisted of two eight-minute periods, followed by a 17-minute period, then another eight-minute period. A running clock was used in all periods.
Even though official totals weren't kept, the Tribune's unofficial account saw sophomore Katren Rienbolt score 16 points, including three 3-point goals. Sophomore Jillian Lattimer added 13 points and classmate Brianne Lawrence finished with 10. Junior Sidney Maycumber scored 7 points.
Boys head coach Jeff DeLaTorre, who had to find a way to get work in for 22 players, gave the players who are expected to be the top varsity and JV players three 10-minute periods (first, third and fifth). The remaining JV players got one eight-minute period (the second) and one five-minute period (the fourth).
Seniors posted the most points with Tyler Adams scoring 27, Cameron Woodring 23, Daniel Durbin 12 and Matt Wright 11. In the even-period scrimmages, sophomore Tucker Horn topped the scoring list with 8 points while sophomore Garin Sinn had 6.
Fort Scott's basketball seasons begin Thursday when the Tigers make their annual trip to the Willard (Mo.) Tri-State Classic. The complete schedule can be seen in the strip over the top of this summary.
Fort Scott is the only school aside from host Willard that's been at every Tri-State Classic since the event began in December of 1998.
The wrestling season begins Saturday morning when Fort Scott hosts its annual dual tournament. This event began in December 2002 and has been held each year except 2006, when it was snowed out and could not be rescheduled. Because of that snowstorm, this will be just the ninth edition rather than its 10th.
Action in the wrestling tournament begins at 9 a.m. at the FSHS gymnasium with Blue Valley Southwest, Jayhawk-Linn, Louisburg, Parsons, Shawnee Mission West, and Webb City, Mo., in the field.