Lauren Welsch gives the Great Bend High School girls' basketball team another dimension in their youthful lineup.
A lot can happen in a short amount of time in the five-team Western Athletic Conference basketball races - especially when there's still three league games remaining for Great Bend High School, including back-to-back, starting tonight at 6.
Only in the wild, wild Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Western Division, right? You knew it would be a pressure-cooker when Barton Community College clashed with NJCAA No. 4-ranked Hutchinson on Wednesday night at Kirkman Activity Center, right? As if on cue, the Cougars and the Blue Dragons delivered, with Barton holding on for a wild 87-81 victory as Hutch came unglued down the stretch. "I just told our guys, 'That's why you out-of-staters come ...
Suffering a devastating blow to their hopes of earning a top-2 seed for the NJCAA Region VI tournament after losing at Butler on Monday night, the Barton Community College men's basketball team takes on No. 4-ranked Hutchinson tonight.
Perhaps there was some revenge on the minds of the 25th-ranked Barton Community College men's basketball team.
In a deliberate Western Athletic Conference basketball game, where scoring came at a premium, Bo Banner of Garden City High School was the difference-maker.
The three-pronged combination of Garden City High School's Jaymie Bernbeck, Taryn Tempel and Johna McClelland made for a long Friday night for the Great Bend Lady Panthers.
In a game filled with runs, the Barton Community College women's basketball team kept coming back against Garden City on Saturday evening at Kirkman Activity Center.
Ranked No. 25 in the latest NJCAA poll, Barton Community College's men's basketball team has a rematch with Garden City on Saturday night, starting at 7:30 at Kirkman Activity Center.
It was almost this time a month ago that the Great Bend High School Panthers appeared to be turning the corner.
Tuesday night's non-conference high school home basketball game for Great Bend with Buhler provided a formidable test for the Lady Panthers.
After improving to 9-5 overall, 3-1 in Western Athletic Conference action, beating Liberal High School last Friday night, the Great Bend Lady Panthers basketball team take a break from league play tonight.
With sole possession of second place at stake, Seward County and Barton went back and forth in a Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Western Division matchup on Saturday night at Kirkman Activity Center.
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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