GARDEN CITY- Morgan Kottas and Camryn Dunekack led the effort with eight and six kills while setter Brittnee Barber supplied 13 assists as the Great Bend volleyball team dropped their season opening match to Garden City in three sets. The Panthers then fell in two straight to Liberal to begin the 2015 slate at 0-2.
Larned and Hoisington kickoff their season Friday evening and the Cardinals would like nothing more than to return the favor of a 21-20 double overtime loss to the Indians in 2014's opener at Larned. Hoisington used the sting of that loss to propel them on to an eight-game winning streak and finished the 2014 slate with a 9-2 season record including a 4-1 mark in league competition.
CIMARRON- Larned's Dorothy Keenan shot a score of 48 to finish in fourth place at Tuesday's Cimarron Invitational. Haley Skelton ended the day shooting 50 for eighth place while Emma Ayre and Madison Gleason shot 52 and 53 for 13th and 15th. Leann Peterson tied with Gleason but lost in a playoff. Jaicee Walker finished with a score of 67.
HAYS- Great Bend junior golfer Allison Neeland recorded a score of 48 while finishing in the top ten at Monday's Hays High Lady Invitational. Neeland's seventh place finish was a point ahead of Liberal's Sarah Bayouth. Taylor Deboer of Hays was the top medalist with a score of 39.
CINCINNATI, Ohio- Call it a fitting cap to a long, successful career. This past spring Shannon Schartz stepped down from an illustrious coaching run that spanned four decades. But after 3,000 wins at the helm of the GBHS tennis program, Schartz cashed in on the golden ticket of a lifetime.
Great Bend High School season football tickets are now available in the activities office at Great Bend High School. Fans who have not had tickets in the past and are interested in reserved seating, please contact the activities office at 793-1560. The first home game is Friday, September 4th at 7:00 p.m. as the Panthers host Leavenworth at Memorial Stadium.
After two weeks of conditioning, learning a new offensive system and solidifying a defense that's loaded with depth, the Great Bend Panthers will shift gears as they look forward to some home cookin' at next week's season opener against the Leavenworth Pioneers.
LYONS- Jahtziri Lara and Jordan Ewing picked up a win in No. 1 doubles while Allison Muth and Madison Murphy collected a victory in No. 2 doubles as the Panther JV tennis team opened season play Thursday. The Panthers placed fifth out of five teams competing while Ashland finished the day in first place. Host team Lyons came in second with Pratt and Chaparral placing third and fourth.