Besides coming up shy of advancing to the Class 5A state baseball tournament, the Great Bend High School Panthers met nearly all of their goals during the 2013 season.
In the aftermath of being eliminated from the Class 5A pole-vault competition during the state track & field championships last Friday in Wichita, Chris Burley of Great Bend High School had an unexpected visitor.
Kansas State gets a Sunflower Showdown for playing host to an NCAA Division-I baseball regional for the first time in school history this weekend in Manhattan.
WICHITA - Coming off a school-record 15-foot-6 jump in a regional at Salina last week, the conditions seemed right for Chris Burley on a partly cloudy Friday afternoon at Cessna Stadium, where the vaulters had a slight breeze at their backs.
WICHITA - During a record-setting career at Great Bend High School, senior Chris Burley broke his own school record in the pole vault four times, capped by a 15 feet, six-inch effort.
Call it a progression. In the adrenaline-propelled pole vault competition, senior Chris Burley has steadily moved the bar, resetting the Great Bend High School track and field boys' record four times over the last two seasons. Last Friday, Burley catapulted himself to a new school-record height of 15 feet, six inches. His latest flight eclipsed his former mark of 15-0, securing him a Class 5A regional crown at Salina District Stadium in the process. Burley ...
Check out the state qualifiers link on the Kansas State High School Activities Association website for the upcoming Class 6-1A state track and field championships, which is set for Friday and Saturday at Cessna Stadium on the Wichita State University campus.
OVERLAND PARK - Nine holes into the weather-delayed Class 5A state golf championship, Chance Haney was playing solid at plush par-71 Brookridge Golf & Fitness.
SALINA - On Friday in a Class 5A regional track and field meet, Great Bend High School pole vaulters Chris Burley, Selam Ball and Hannah Middleton - along with throwers Jayce Brack and Nick Warren - qualified for the upcoming state championships in Wichita.
OVERLAND PARK - Chance Haney got it right the second time around. Haney, a junior from Great Bend High School, narrowly missed qualifying for the Class 5A state golf tournament as a sophomore. He came up two strokes shy during a 2012 regional at Salina Municipal Golf Course. A year later, Haney rose up last Monday in a regional at Willow Tree in Liberal, shooting an 83 to qualify for the state tournament. The 93-player ...
It will be the high-flying pole vaulters from Great Bend High School taking to the stage today at Salina District Stadium - site of a Class 5A regional track and field meet.
It all comes down to one day in qualifying for the upcoming Class 6-1A state high school track and field meet, set for next weekend at Cessna Stadium on the Wichita State University campus.
In Tuesday's Class 5A regional baseball tournament at the Great Bend Sports Complex, the Ark Valley-Chisolm Trail League had the upper hand against Western Athletic Conference opponents.
Conventional wisdom tells us that Great Bend High School should meet Hays in a Class 5A regional championship tonight at 6 inside the Great Bend Sports Complex.
HAYS - This rivalry baseball game between Great Bend High School and Hays turned into a walk-a-thon on Thursday evening during the 2013 Hays Diamond Classic.
In Class AAA American Legion baseball action at the Great Bend Sports Complex, McPherson rode a five-run first inning en route to an 11-1 win on Tuesday night. The 10-run rule went into effect after five innings. The second game was postponed because of rain.
The regulations for Kansas State High School Activities Association offseason workouts for basketball have changed, perhaps loosening a grip on what coaches and players can and can't do during the summer.
Sometimes things have to get worse before they get better.
Finding themselves battling Great Bend Chiefs right-hander Johnny Allende, the Salina Falcons scored a single run in the second inning and added another in the sixth for a 2-0 victory on Thursday night in the second game of a doubleheader.
Tonight's scheduled doubleheader with Salina at the Great Bend Sports Complex is the start of a homestand for the Class AAA American Legion Great Bend Chiefs.
HAYS - The Class AAA American Legion baseball rivalry game between the Great Bend Chiefs and Hays never took a foothold.
The Great Bend Chiefs travel to Hays on Tuesday night for a Class AAA American Legion baseball doubleheader.
A veteran Class AAA American Legion baseball team from yesteryear has become young and challenged.
Based on his past, it comes as no surprise that Alex Reed overcame injuries to come through this spring in the 400-meter dash for the Wichita State University track and field team.
The Class AAA American Legion Great Bend Chiefs are idle this week.
Photos by Mack McClure
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