Varsity Kansas

Class 1A-I girls tournament preview

At Dodge City Civic Center

Thursday’s quarterfinals

4:45: South Barber vs. Centralia

No. 6 South Barber (18-5) – Led by starters Bailey Roberts, Anna Perez, Nicole Blick, Madison Polson, and Idallis Shaffer, South Barber returns to state after losing in the first round in 2015 to Norwich.

No. 3 Centralia (22-1) – One of four teams with 20-plus wins, Centralia returns to the state tournament after losing in the final to Hoxie in 2015.

Thursday’s other games

3 p.m.: Hanover (18-6) vs. Hoxie (22-1)

6:30: Kinsley (16-7) vs. St. Paul (22-0)

8:15: Thunder Ridge (21-3) vs. Waverly (21-2)

Friday’s semifinals

Hanover-Hoxie winner vs. South Barber-Centralia winner, 3 p.m.

Kinsley-St. Paul winner vs. Thunder Ridge-Waverly winner, 6:30

Saturday’s finals

Third place, noon

Championship, 4 p.m.

Joanna Chadwick’s pick

Hoxie over St. Paul