WICHITA -- Great Bend's softball team (20-2) will play Blue Valley West (17-5) at 7 p.m. May 28 at Two Rivers Complex in Wichita in the Class 5A state softball tournament. The Panthers would play the winner of Topeka Seaman or Valley Center in the semifinals.
Webster defines drama as a state, situation, or series of events involving interesting or intense conflict of forces. And that is precisely how Great Bend defined their Region 1 championship game against Maize South Thursday night.
Unbeaten Troy (19-0) is top seeded in the Class 2-1A state baseball tournament scheduled May 28-29 at the Great Bend Sports Complex. Troy will play Salina Sacred Heart (8-13) in its opener at 11 a.m. May 28.
Layne Bieberle (Sr) and Michael Ryan (Jr) finished as 2015 state tennis doubles runners-up in the 3A-1A Division (season record of 32-1) at Emporia May 15-16. Central Plains finished 6th as a team. (Layne Bieberle, Michael Ryan, Michael Lamatsch, Matt Demel, Carson Kirmer and Brady Rugan).
Marc Waite, a recent graduate from Ellinwood High School, has signed a letter of intent to play tennis at Barton Community College this fall. Pictured front row, left to right are EHS coach Lesli Taylor, Waite and, back row, parents Mel and Mary Waite.
MAIZE- Wet field conditions, stranded runners and six errors proved costly for Great Bend as the Panthers fell in a 9-3 regional decision Tuesday to Salina-South in Maize. Tuesday's regional was called in the fifth inning due to an increasingly wet playing surface as rain showers continued to cause havoc for grounds crews.
SALINA – St. John's Dean Wade, headed for Kansas State University, scored 15 points and grabbed a team high nine rebounds to help the White team roll past the Blue team 118-91 in Saturday's Kansas Basketball Coaches Association Boys All-Star Game at Mabee Arena.
Local kids ranging from first grade to eighth grade converged on the Memorial Stadium turf this week to improve their football field skills. Head high school coach Tony Crough and his full staff of coaches were on hand to lead athletes through position specific drills. Athletes worked on fundamentals such as throwing, catching, passing and run blocking, firing off the ball, hip movement, proper stance and footwork as well as team blocking concepts, learning plays, and reading defenses.
June 25, 2015|
Jake Hofflinger, Special to the Tribune
Great Bend Middle School will hold two football equipment sizing sessions. The first will take place on Monday, June 29 at 5:30 p.m. for eighth grade boys followed by the seventh grade at 6:30 p.m. The second sizing session will be held on Monday, July 6 at the same times. Athletes will meet at the GBMS field house located just west of the middle school. Athletes only need to attend one date. For more information contact coach Jason Perry at (620) 792-9625.
More than fifty participants were involved at this week's football camp held at Memorial Stadium. The camp was faciliated by members of the GBHS football team and coaching staff. The three-day camp concludes Wednesday.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN- Jackie Stiles, the legendary basketball and track and field star at Claflin High School during the 1990s, is among 12 individuals who will be inducted into the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) National High School Hall of Fame July 2 at the New Orleans Marriott in New Orleans, Louisiana. The 33rd Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be the closing event of the 96th annual NFHS Summer Meeting.
June 19, 2015|
BRUCE HOWARD, Special to the Tribune
HAYS- Former Great Bend Panthers Kaylie and Kelsie Doll, Ellinwood's Michelle Miller and Larned's Jessica Johnson were recently named to the MIAA Academic Excellence Award list for the spring 2015 semester.