The Valley Center Hornets competed at the Dodge City Invitational with some of the best teams in 6a, 5a and 4a. Two members of the team prevailed as champions. Alyeus Craig and Tony Caldwell both won 1st place in their weight classes as Craig defeated 5a ranked Drew Liles from Great Bend 7-3. Tony Caldwell def. Ayston Perez of Ulysses.
It was a tight team race throughout the entire day as Great Bend, Dodge City, Garden City and Valley Center battled to the very end. The Panthers of Great Bend and the Red Demons of Dodge City tied for the Tournament Champions, both scoring 231.5 points. The Hornets were trailing most of the day but during the final two rounds Valley Center kept chipping away. As the final matches concluded, the Hornets successfully captured 3rd place as they surpassed Garden City (Ranked 3rd in 6a). Below are the final team scores of the tournament.
|1||Dodge City High School, KS||Dodge City, KS (GET)||DCHS||231.5|
|1||Great Bend High School, KS||Great Bend, KS (GET)||GB||231.5|
|3||Valley Center, KS||Valley Center, KS (GET)||VC||157.5|
|4||Garden City High School, KS||Garden City, KS (GET)||GC||156.0|
|5||Gardner Edgerton, KS||Gardner-Edgerton, KS (GET)||GE||155.5|
|6||Pratt High School, KS||Pratt, KS (GET)||PHS||136.0|
|7||Discovery Canyon Highs School, CO||Discovery Canyon, CO (GET)||DISC||120.0|
|8||Ulysses High School, KS||Ulysses, KS (GET)||UHS||113.0|
|9||Blue Valley , KS||Overland Park-Blue Valley, KS (GET)||BV||109.5|
|10||Emporia High School, KS||Emporia, KS (GET)||EHS||0||0.0|