HOA-CPL Challenge set for Friday, Saturday in McPherson

By Steve Sell
December 15, 2016

 It’s not quite like the National Baseball Congress’ “Baseball Around Clock,” each summer in Wichita, but Central Christian College’s Alexander Arena and McPherson College’s Sport Center will be wall-to-wall basketball on Friday and especially Saturday.

The two local institutions are hosting the first-ever Midway Motors HOA-CPL Challenge as schools from those two leagues will match up.

Friday’s schedule starts at 3 p.m., but Saturday will be loaded with games beginning at 11:30 a.m., with the final games at 8 p.m.

Douglass High School Athletic Director Jason Menard is a McPherson native and is the inspiration behind the challenge. This has been two years in the making and the details have finally been worked out.

Area schools Inman and Moundridge are taking part, the Teutons playing on Friday and the Wildcats on Saturday, both at McPherson College.

It is hoped there will be a good turnout for the event as McPherson rolls out the red carpet for out-of-town guests.

Here is the schedule:


• At Central Christian College •

3:00 — Marion girls vs. Bluestem

4:45 — Remington boys vs. Bluestem

6:30 — Remington girls vs. Wichita Independent

8:15 — Trinity Catholic boys vs. Wichita Independent

• At McPherson College •

3:00 — Inman girls vs. Douglass

4:45 — Inman boys vs. Douglass

6:30 — Berean girls vs. Cheney

8:15 — Berean boys vs. Cheney


• At Central Christian College •

11:30 — Trinity Catholic girls vs. Medicine Lodge

1:15 — Ell-Saline boys vs. Medicine Lodge

3:00 — Bennington girls vs. Chaparral

4:45 — Bennington boys vs. Garden Plain

6:30 — Garden Plain girls vs. Sterling

8:15 — Wichita Trinity boys vs. Sterling

• At McPherson College •

11:30 — Ell-Saline girls vs. Belle Plaine

1:15 — Marion boys vs. Belle Plaine

3:00 — Sedgwick girls vs. Wichita Trinity

4:45 — Sedgwick boys vs. Chaparral

6:30 — Moundridge girls vs. Conway Springs

8:15 — Moundridge boys vs. Conway Springs