The Great Bend area must be a great place for high school volleyball, with two area teams ranked No. 1 in the state in their respective classes in the latest Kansas Volleyball Association poll.
SALINA - For the second straight weekend, the Great Bend High School junior varsity volleyball team captured first place in an invitational tournament.
STAFFORD - The Ellinwood High School boys' cross country team won the Stafford Invitational on Thursday.
MACKSVILLE - Quarterback Seth Filbert led the Macksville High School football team with 367 yards and four touchdown passes to beat Fairfield on Friday night.
ROSE HILL - The Great Bend High School varsity volleyball team was swept in three matches on Thursday at the Rose Hill quadrangular in suburban Wichita.
ELLINWOOD - With all of its starters back on the field, the Hoisington High School football a looked shaky at times.
The scene in the Great Bend High School football locker room Friday night was a sight to behold.
Losing was not an option.
DODGE CITY - An increase in intensity helped the Great Bend High School varsity tennis team finish in second place, out of eight teams, one point behind first-place Hays on Thursday at the Dodge City Invitational.
HAYS - The Great Bend High School girls' cross country team took second place at the Hays meet on Thursday.
Having a bye week last week, the Great Bend High School Panthers football team had Friday night off after practicing from 6 to 7:30 a.m. before school.
So far this season, the Hoisington High School football team has been on both the winning and losing sides of close games that came down to final plays.
GARDEN CITY - The Great Bend High School girls' varsity golf team participated at the Garden City Invitational on Monday.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood High School girls' tennis team is led by a pair of dominant doubles duos that have gone undefeated in the 2011 season's first three meets.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood High School volleyball hosted Kingman and Sterling Tuesday night.
WICHITA - The offense is back.
HAYS - Tristan Hall highlighted a pair of wins for Great Bend High School's baseball team at a triangular hosted by TMP Marian.
LARNED - The Larned High School baseball team swept Hoisington on Tuesday evening.
LARNED - The Larned High School boys' golf team won its own invitational on Tuesday evening.
DODGE CITY - Another doubleheader, another pair of wins for the Great Bend High School softball team.
HAYS - The Great Bend High School boys' golf team finished in seventh place at the Bob Blazer Hays High Invitational on Tuesday.
ELLINWOOD - Kyle Oglesbee's athletic career nearly never was.
LAWRENCE - The Great Bend High School track and field team took athletes to compete in the 87th Annual Kansas Relays on Friday.
SALINA - The Great Bend High School girls' swim team won the Salina Invitational on Thursday evening.
HESSTON - The Central Plains High School boys' tennis team edged Conway Springs 5-4 but fell to host Hesston 8-1 on Thursday afternoon.
ST. JOHN - The St. John-Hudson High School boys' golf team won its own invitational on Wednesday.
HOISINGTON - The Central Plains High School Oilers tennis team placed first at the Hoisington Invitational on April 10, with a total of 28 team points - 12 points over second-place Scott City in the four-team tournament.
Morgan Harwood led the 2013-14 Great Bend High School girls' basketball team in points and rebounds in several games.
For Great Bend High School senior McKenna Mauler, the choice to play basketball for Labette Community College next year was a logical one.
GARDEN CITY - The Great Bend High School girls' swim team won the Garden City Invitational on Tuesday evening.