Hutchinson up to 13-0 to start season
WICHITA, Kan. (Catch it Kansas) - If you’ve gotten the chance to watch the Hutchinson High School play this season, there is a 100% chance that you watched a Hutchinson High School win. The Salthawks are up to 13-0 to start the season and have found some big wins along the way, including two over the former number one team in 5A, Maize South.
But the 13-0 start to the season wasn’t on everyone’s radar this season. The Salthawks didn’t make the state tournament last year and came into the 2022-23 season unranked, but it didn’t take them long to climb all the way to their now top three ranking in that loaded 5A class.
“We definitely didn’t think we would start off this good but I mean, great for us,” Hutch senior guard Garrett Robertson said. “But we can’t get that cockiness and stuff. We just have to stay prepared and be ready for every team.”
Third year head coach Bryan Miller took over at Hutchinson after a 1-19 season in 2020. After continuing to grow the program year by year, Miller says it’s important to put their heads down through th success, but don’t let it go forgotten.
“We didn’t anticipate starting the 13-0, but still we try not to drink our own Kool-Aid, so to speak, and get hung up on those things,” he said. “But we do have an idea [of] a confidence that we can play with anybody.”
As the Salthawks continue to make work of their regular season, Miller says he knew it was a matter of time until this senior class that he took over coaching as sophomores would flourish into their potential.
“This isn’t something that happened overnight,” he said. “A lot of these kids have been here for the full three years, and they built this. And so for us, it’s just coming to work every day and just enjoying the moment but working for the greater goal right. . . These kids are Hutch kids, they’re blue-collar.”
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