Alex Reed finds himself in an unfamiliar position entering this weekend's Class 6-1A state track and field championships at Wichita's Cessna Stadium.
A marquee field will be featured in the marquee event - the 100-meter dash - with the preliminaries today and the finals on Saturday during the state track and field championships at Cessna Stadium on the Wichita State University campus.
A freak accident left standout Great Bend High School track and field distance runner Rubi Torres in pain last week, prior to last Friday's Class 5A regional track and field meet at Friends University in Wichita.
All the hard work, the sweat and strain of grueling regular-season drills have diminished. As the Great Bend High School track and field team readies for the Class 5A portion of the state championships this weekend at Cessna Stadium in Wichita, the practice load has been reduced drastically. The Panthers have 19 state qualifiers, including two alternates, and have some that are competing in multiple events. "Basically, the training is over with," Great Bend head ...
Larned High School softball coach Carl Miller and the Lady Indians knew that they would take some lumps, when they scheduled the likes of Class 6A Garden City and Class 5A schools Great Bend and Hays.
Sophomore Chris Burley and senior Simon Sullivan, out of Great Bend High School, share a special yet competitive bond.
WICHITA - The listing of Class 5A state track and field state championships qualifiers from Great Bend High School is long and impressive.
Alex Reed has weathered it all in his senior year at Great Bend High School. Reed, the two-time Class 5A defending state champion in the 400-meter dash in track and field, blew out the anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus in his left knee during a district football game last fall at Salina Central on October 22. After the swelling finally subsided, Reed had major reconstructive knee surgery on Nov. 5. Remarkably, six-plus months later, Reed ...
One win from advancing to the Class 5A state baseball tournament, the Great Bend High School Panthers had their season end with a thud.
Rewind to last spring. The Great Bend High School baseball team advanced to the Class 5A state tournament, where the Panthers lost to eventual state champion Topeka-Seaman 6-5 in the opening round. Today, the Panthers (16-4) are in quest of advancing to the state tournament for the second straight year. They are the host for regional play at Al Burns Memorial Field and will play Topeka West (5-15) in the opener at 2 p.m. No. ...
Both teams are 16-4 overall and playing host to Class 5A regional tournaments on Tuesday in Great Bend.
With one swing of the bat, Jordan Haney sent the Great Bend High School Lady Panthers on their way to a 4-1 victory and a Class 5A regional home berth on Tuesday at Harms Field.
If things pan out right for Great Bend High School, both the Panthers baseball team and the Lady Panthers softball team will be playing host to Class 5A regional tournaments next Tuesday.
GARDEN CITY - The Great Bend High School Panthers wrapped up Western Athletic Conference baseball action in convincing fashion, sweeping Garden City on Tuesday at Clint Lightner Field.
CHANUTE - As numbing as it was for Barton Community College in an 8-7 loss to Johnson County earlier in the day, it in no way compared to the Cougars' second game on Saturday evening.
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.
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.
The Great Bend Sports Complex should be a packed place today.
There's always howling winds in southwest Kansas, and a Class 5A boys golf regional on Monday in Liberal will be no exception.
EMPORIA - Shannon Schartz is setting out on a new adventure next spring - taking over the Great Bend Middle School tennis program.
EMPORIA - In a twist of events, where the upstart Great Bend High School's doubles teams became the talk of the Class 5A state tennis tournament's opening round, the record-setting Panthers knocked down more barriers in a season already full of milestones.
After officials deemed the baseball field at the Great Bend Sports Complex was too soggy to play Larned High School on Thursday in a doubleheader, the Great Bend Panthers and the Indians will try again today at 4.
Nick Moyers and his Great Bend High School teammates are embarking on the Class 5A state tennis tournament today and Saturday at Emporia High School.
It turned out to be their best power display of the high school softball season - thus far.