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.
It was déjà vu time for the Great Bend High School baseball team. The Panthers scored four runs in the first inning and two runs in the second in building a 6-1 lead in the first game of a Western Athletic Conference doubleheader on Tuesday afternoon at Al Burns Memorial Field. It wasn't enough as Dodge City rallied for a 12-8 victory. After building a 6-0 lead after two innings in the nightcap, scoring four ...
After 5 ½ hours, the medalist for the Great Bend High School Invitational at The Club of StoneRidge had still not been decided.
Abby Morrison put on a power display for the Great Bend High School Lady Panthers on Monday afternoon during the opener of a non-conference doubleheader sweep of Cheney at Harms Field.
HUTCHINSON - A two-time Class 5A defending state champion in the 400-meter dash, Alex Reed said before he ran Friday afternoon at the Hutchinson Invitational that he was around 80 percent.
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.
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.
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.
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