McPHERSON - Two things couldn't happen, providing Great Bend High School wanted to upset No. 2-ranked McPherson on Tuesday night in a Class 5A sub-state tournament game.
ARKANSAS CITY - It figures. It seemed only fitting that the Barton Community College men's basketball team's opening-round game of the National Junior College Athletics Association Region VI basketball tournament with No. 2 seed Cowley on Tuesday night went into overtime. After all, Barton had already played in six previous overtime games this season, so it didn't come as any surprise when OT came calling again. And, for the sixth time in seven extra sessions, ...
You remember the game, don't you? That trip to Manhattan High School on Saturday evening earlier in the season, where the Lady Panthers played their best game of the season, exploding for 20 first-quarter points and playing four-plus quarters of intense basketball before falling 56-51 in overtime? It's going to take that type of effort for the Lady Panthers (9-11) to make an impact in the Class 5A sub-state tournament - and it all starts ...
HAYS - With second place in the Western Athletic Conference at stake, you knew it was going to be a Hays barn-burner on a cold, wintry Friday night out west.
HAYS - Too bad for the Great Bend High School boys' basketball team that they started lighting up the Hays High Gymnasium with 3-pointers just a little too late.
PARK CITY - The scene at the Class 6-5A state wrestling tournament at Hartman Arena was more than exciting.
Don't be surprised if the Great Bend High School-Hays boys basketball game tonight goes down to the wire.
When the Dodge City High School-Hays girls' basketball matchup was canceled on Thursday night, it could have an effect on the seedings for next week's Class 5A sub-state tournament, where Salina South is the host.
The spotlights and all of the pageantry that surrounds the state wrestling tournament can be a distraction.
It seemed as though both Great Bend High School's and Dodge City's girls spent much of their Western Athletic Conference basketball clash trying to give the game back to each other.
For the better portion of 3 ½ quarters, the Great Bend High School Panthers matched defending Western Athletic Conference champion and current leader Dodge City on Friday night at Panther Fieldhouse.
LIBERAL - It was a matter of survival for the Great Bend High School girls' basketball team, who captured a huge road victory on Saturday night, edging Liberal 45-43.
HAYS - In Norbert Muth's seven seasons as head wrestling coach at Great Bend High School, the most state qualifiers he had in the program was 10.
It all started a decade ago, when Brian Burley qualified for the Class 5A state championships in wrestling his senior campaign at Great Bend High School.
Chris Burley of Great Bend High School takes a 29-3 record and a top ranking at 112 pounds by the Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association in their latest poll to the Class 5A regional tournament on Saturday in Hays.
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.
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.
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.