After a lenghth layoff because of rain, the Great Bend Middle School boys soccer team lost its home opener 4-0 to Dodge City Comanche Middle School April 6 at Cavanaugh Field. The first game of season was rained out, so this was the player's first opportunity to take the field.
LARNED - Defending Central Kansas League baseball champion Larned showed the heart of a champion by rallying for an 11-10 second-game victory over rival Pratt High School. Mason Burris singled home courtesy runner Mello Bryant for the game-winning walkoff run.
Great Bend pitcher Hunter Marcum was close to perfection in a dominating 8-0 and 11-0 sweep of Liberal High School. She struck out 18 batters and retired 21 of 22 batters in a no-hit opener. Kaeleah Chaloupek reached on a hit batter.
Great Bend junior sprinter LaCora Bryant posted career-best times and earned a pair of victories in the 100 (12.39) and 200 (25.99) meters in Tuesday's Great Bend Track Invitational. It marked the first time Bryant has sprinted the 200 meters under 26 seconds.
GARDEN CITY - Great Bend combined solid pitching and defense for a stunning doubleheader sweep of Garden City 3-1 and 4-3. The defending Western Athletic Conference champions rallied from a 3-0 deficit in the nightcap.
Ellinwood Middle School won six divisions with 2-0 records in a round-robin tournament against the Great Bend Middle School tennis team Monday. Four singles players and two doubles teams finished with 2-0 records.