McPherson High’s boys are the No. 4 seed for next week’s McPherson Invitational and have drawn Shawnee Mission East in the first round.
The Bullpups, 6-3 and winners of three straight, play the Lancers at 8:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19. Shawnee Mission East is 3-3 on the year.
In other first-rounders, the 3 p.m. kickoff game matches Manhattan (5-2) against Hutchinson (2-4), while Wichita Heights (6-2) plays Blue Valley West (2-5) at 4:45.
The 6:30 game includes top-seed Maize (6-1) against Mill Valley (1-6).
Four more games will be played on Friday and Saturday. This is the 53rd year of the event, considered perhaps the premier tournament in the state.