DODGE CITY - Medalist Jordan Black led Great Bend's bowlers to a 9-2 Western Athletic Conference bowling victory Thursday over Dodge City's boys with a 669 series on games of 223, 244 and 202. Jacob Holden finished runner-up (654) on games of 204, 235 and 215 at Spare Tyme Bowl.
Great Bend's girls will get accustomed to playing state-ranked teams by the end of the week. The Panthers (8-4) lost to state-ranked Leavenworth 59-40 and Washburn Rural 71-41 to finish fourth at the Capital Classic Tournament.
TOPEKA – The No. 8-state ranked Washburn Rural's girls achieved its final goal – triggering a running clock with a 30-point lead – to bury the Great Bend Panthers 71-41 for third place in Saturday's Capital Classic Basketball Classic.
The Central Plains Oilers passed their first test with flying colors. The Oiler girls built a 27-point lead and coasted past Wichita Life Prep 53-38 to capture its fourth consecutive Barton Hilltop Basketball Classic.