SALINA - Entertaining the hopes of an upset special, Great Bend High School trimmed a nine-point halftime deficit to six points and had the basketball midway through the third quarter.
WICHITA - The No. 23-ranked Independence Community College basketball team can hurt you inside and out.
HAYS - In a tale of two halves on Thursday evening in an opening-round Class 5A sub-state basketball tournament game, the Great Bend High School Panthers picked the second half to hit their stride.
Here we go again. The storyline is familiar: Great Bend High School vs. Hays. Yet this time the stakes are much higher. This is the Class 5A sub-state basketball tournament, mind you. Winning 2 of 3 in the season series extends your season. Great Bend and Hays - Western Athletic Conference foes alike - enter tonight's game in Hays with tipoff set for 7. Great Bend is 11-9 overall and Hays is 10-9. The winner ...
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.
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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