View Mobile Site

Hard-luck Panthers lose again

Great Bend High School Panthers boys’ basketball squad member Ty Esfeld (2) leads a Panther charge including Brock Blessing (5) and Koy Brack (22) after Esfeld steals the ball from Buhler High Crusaders player Dalton Smyers (15) Friday night during the GBHS winter homecoming game.

View Larger


GREAT BEND — It’s an old, but all-too-familiar script for the hard-luck Great Bend Panthers boys basketball team. Their hustling all-out comeback came up short again.

Dalton Miller handed the Panthers their final lead on a 3-point play with 5:08 left to lead the Buhler Crusaders 34-33.

But Buhler closed the game on an 11-2 scoring run for a 44-36 non-league basketball victory. The Panthers (1-7) missed their final eight field goals and committed four turnovers in the final quarter after rallying from a 14-point deficit.

“We got the lead twice and didn ...

** Subscribers Log in to read this full article.

In order to view premium content, you must purchase a subscription.

Thank you for showing so much interest in our site! Our policies allow 10 free article views each month. To access additional articles including the E-Tribune, please subscribe. Already a print or online subscriber? Just log on to access additional content.

A subscription is required before viewing this article and other premium content.

Already a registered member and have a subscription?

If you have already purchased a subscription, please log in to view the full article.

Are you registered, but do not have a subscription?

If you are a registed user and would like to purchase a subscription, log in to view a list of available subscriptions.

Interested in becoming a registered member and purchasing a subscription?

Join our community today by registering for a FREE account. Once you have registered for a FREE account, click SUBSCRIBE NOW to purchase access to premium content.

Membership Benefits

  • Instant access to creating Blogs, Photo Albums, and Event listings.
  • Email alerts with the latest news.
  • Access to commenting on articles.

Please wait ...