Old rivals McPherson High and Hutchinson will hook up next week in the first round of the 51st annual McPherson Invitational, sponsored by Midway Motors and The McPherson Sentinel.
MHS, 8-0 and the top seed, takes on the Salthawks (1-6) in the 8:15 p.m. game on Thursday, Jan. 22.
Also in the evening bracket, Wichita Heights (6-2) plays Maize (6-2) at 6:30.
In the afternoon session, Blue Valley West (5-1) goes up against Shawnee Mission East (5-3) at 3:00, with Manhattan (6-1) playing Mill Valley (2-5) at 4:45.
The tourney continues on Friday with four games, all with the same times, then wraps up with four games on Saturday. The finals are scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
The eight teams have a combined record of 37-20.