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.
CHANUTE - An eighth-inning surge by Barton Community College turned out to be one run too few.
After blowing a 7-2 lead in the top of the sixth inning, where Thomas More Prep-Marian tied the game with five runs, Great Bend responded in a big way.
MANHATTAN - Those expecting to see much-ballyhooed transfer Bryce Brown run the football 25-plus times were probably disappointed last Saturday.
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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