EMPORIA - Gimmick defenses sometimes are the great neutralizer.
HAYS - It was a rematch of the Class 1A Division-II state semifinal game from last year that left the Otis-Bison High School boys' basketball team in the third-place game.
EMPORIA - Once St. John High School started hitting on all cylinders, Waverly's girls couldn't stop the Lady Tigers' momentum.
EMPORIA - Bottling up Caldwell High School throughout Thursday night, the No. 2-ranked St. John Lady Tigers stormed into tonight's Class 1A Division-I state tournament semifinals after cruising to a 44-17 win Thursday night at White Auditorium.
HAYS - The Otis-Bison High School boys' basketball team went into Wednesday night's game as the No, 5 seed.
MANHATTAN - A smothering defense put the Central Plains High School girls' basketball team in the driver's seat against Oakley on Wednesday night.
St. John, a small farming community of nearly 1,300, is located south of Great Bend, a 30-minute drive down U.S. Highway 281.
At the beginning of this school year, two traditions collided.
The Otis-Bison High School boys' basketball team have a knack for playing up to the postseason.
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PRATT - The Central Plains High School girls' basketball team will be heading to the Class 2A state tournament in Manhattan on Wednesday after Saturday night's 55-53 victory over Sterling.
HOISINGTON - The Chase High School girls' basketball team traded baskets with Otis-Bison for a little while in the Class 1A Division-II sub-state semifinal game.
LYONS - Derrick Kaiser's brilliant performance wasn't enough to rescue the Hoisington Cardinals Saturday in the Class 3A Lyons basketball substate.
HOISINGTON - The Otis-Bison High School boys' basketball team is making its second trip to the Class 1A Division-II state tournament in two years.
NICKERSON – Larned High's hitting is so dominating, their defense and pitching is often overshadowed.
Great Bend senior catcher Dakota Sanders will be taking her talents to Overland Park next spring.
HAYS- Thomas More Prep recorded its sixth shut out of the season as the Monarchs defeated Great Bend, 3-0 Thursday.
HUTCHINSON- GBMS seventh grader Gage Fritz saddled four medals including a pair of golds to help lead the boys middle school track and field team at Thursday's Todd Thurston Invitational.
Due to inclement weather forecasted for the area today, this evening's home soccer game between Great Bend and Manhattan has been postponed until Monday, May 11 at Cavanaugh Fields. Start time is 4 p.m.
HUTCHINSON- Make it six, please! Shaking off some mid season fatigue, the Great Bend girls swim team swiped another gold finish and their sixth straight of the season at Thursday's quadrangular at Hutchinson.
BUHLER- Due to inclement weather forecasted for this afternoon, today's GBHS track and field meet at Buhler has been postponed and moved to Tuesday, April 28.
Due to inclement weather forcasted for the area today, this afternoon's jv baseball contest at Veterans Park between Great Bend and Hays has been postponed. A makeup date is yet to be determined.
ELLINWOOD- Ellinwood track standout McKenna Rugan will be taking her talents to Emporia State next season. Rugan has won seven state track medals her first three years with the Eagles. She has been a part of three school records in the 4x100, 4x400, and 4x800 meter relays. McKenna was also on three state runner up teams: two in cross country, one in track. Rugan is the fifth Ellinwood track athlete to sign in the last two years. She is the seventh to be offered a scholarship.
Keely Ireland scored on an assist by Alondra Garcia but it was the only offensive momentum Great Bend could muster as the Panthers fell to visiting Garden City Tuesday in double overtime, 2-1.
A 10-0 win in Great Bend's WAC series opener against Dodge City was just the tip of the iceberg for what the Panthers had in store for their guests. The home team pounded out 13 hits in game two and coasted to a 17-0 blowout of the Demons to claim a 2-0 sweep.
Despite a 10-6 hitting margin by the opposition, Great Bend turned up the heat with eight runs over three innings to take a 9-5 victory overall Scott City in the Panthers' home opener Tuesday. Great Bend mustered only four hits in game two against Thomas More Prep (Hays) as the Monarchs claimed a 6-3 win giving the Panthers a 1-1 split.
In only their second meet of the month the Great Bend jv boys track and field team mustered 58 points and a third place finish out of six teams at their home invitational Tuesday. Garden City and Dodge were the top two finishers with 243 and 147 points. Liberal (41), Hays (40) and Hutchinson (30) rounded out the bottom six in order.
ST. JOHN- It was a silver Tuesday for St. John's jv boys and girls track and field teams.