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Great Bend travels to Hays for hoops today


POSTED January 9, 2012 11:56 p.m.
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The Great Bend High School boys’ and girls’ varsity basketball teams travel to Hays today for Western Athletic Conference action.
The girls varsity game is set to tip off at 5:45 p.m., followed by the varsity boys.
Both Hays varsity teams are 4-3 overall, 1-0 in the WAC after beating Liberal last Friday.
Great Bend’s boys are 1-6, 0-1 and its girls are 0-7, 0-1. Both GBHS teams lost to Garden City at home last Friday night in conference-opening play.

GBHS wrestling
Great Bend’s varsity wrestling team took part in the Derby Invitational over the weekend.
Chris Burley, a defending Class 5A state champion for the Panthers at 112 pounds last March, lost a tough match to Garden City’s Anthony Calderon 5-3 in the 120-pound championship dual on Saturday. Calderon is top-ranked in 6A, and Burley is ranked No. 2 in 5A in the latest Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association rankings, released on Dec. 22.
Justin Henry (182) was a fourth-place finisher for the Panthers at Derby, and Brodie Bretz (138) and Darian Yager (160) each secured sixth-place finishes for Great Bend.
Great Bend travels to Wichita for a varsity meet at Kapaun-Mt. Carmel on Saturday, starting at 9 a.m. The junior varsity team will be competing in Hays the same day, starting at 9:30.

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