The fall sports slate is underway as various teams from Dodge City and the surrounding communities all start their seasons today.
Here's a look at what's going on today.
In Dodge City:
Red Demon Boys Soccer
The Dodge City Red Demons boys soccer team takes the field to open their season with a home game today at Memorial Stadium. Junior varsity is scheduled to start at 4:30 p.m., while the varsity team is scheduled for 6 p.m.
Both teams take on the Wichita South Titans.
For a look at our Fall Sports Guide team preview of the Red Demons boys soccer team, click any of the text in this sentence.
Red Demons on the road:
Red Demon volleyball
The Red Demons soccer team isn't the only Dodge City High School team opening up today. The Dodge City Red Demons volleyball team is in action at the Salthawk Pre-Season Invitational in Hutchinson. Games were scheduled to start at 8 a.m. Other teams involved include: Hutchinson, Andover, Andover Central, Derby, Eisenhower, Goddard, Haysville-Campus, Liberal, Maize, Maize South, McPherson, Newton, Salina Central, Salina South and Valley Center.
For a look at our Fall Sports Guide team preview of the Red Demons volleyball team, click any of the text in this sentence.
Dodge City Community College Conquistadors:
The Conquistadors Volleyball team continues play in Lamar, Colorado today. The team's first game is scheduled for 12 p.m. against Frank Phillips College. Later in the day, they are scheduled to play Trinidad State Junior College.
The Conqs are currently 0-3 this season, having lost all three matches in straight sets.
For a look at the Globe's preview of the team that ran in our 2018 Fall Sports Guide, click any of the text in this sentence.
SPIAA schools take the court:
Three different volleyball teams from the Southern Plains - Iroquois Activities Association take the court for each's first regular-season games as South Central and Kiowa County travel to Satanta to play in Satanta's season-opening tournament.
After making it to state last year in 2A, the Kiowa County Mavericks return All-State now-senior Brecken VandenHoek. They also bring a new scheme to the court under long-time head coach Randy Fulton.
"To be honest this is gonna be a different year,” Fulton told the Dodge City Daily Globe for our 2018 Fall Sports Guide preview of his team. “This'll be my 29th or 30th year, I can't remember which one, but I've probably got five or six legitimate hitters this year, so we're gonna run a 6-2 this year which is a lot different than I've always done.”
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The tournament hosts for today's game, the Satanta Indians volleyball team is working on developing chemistry between a super-talented group of sophomores and the seniors they've been playing with at different levels since junior high.
To read our preview of the Indians that ran in our 2018 Fall Sports Guide, click any of the text in this line.
One of the more talented teams in the SPIAA league, having finished last year as state runners-up and with a 40-4 overall record last year, the South Central Timberwolves are a mixture of talent and youth. They lost a lot of veteran leadership from last year's team, but also lost some height.
That said, head coach Cindy Snyder told the Globe for its 2018 Fall Sports Guide team preview that the team played in a tournament in Wichita this summer, which included some big schools such as 5A Bishop Carroll, and they competed well.
To read more about the team going into this season, click any of the text in this line.