With the Class 5A regional wrestling tournament just around the corner, the Great Bend High School Panthers appear to be hitting their stride at just the right time.
MANHATTAN - The Great Bend High School swim team closed the regular season with a fourth-place finish on Saturday.
The leg-weary Manhattan High School Indians, coming off a game the night before like their counterpart, Great Bend, jumped ahead 15-8 in the first quarter on Saturday night at Panther Gymnasium.
The Manhattan High School girls' basketball team opened and closed Saturday night's non-conference road game against Great Bend with big runs to win 38-22 at Panther Fieldhouse.
SALINA - The Great Bend High School boys' swimming team finished in third place at the Salina meet on Wednesday.
CLAFLIN - Down 40-39 with one minute, 50 seconds remaining, Jamie Waters knocked down a 3-pointer for the St. John High School girls' basketball team.
CLAFLIN - The St. John High School boys' basketball team climbed out of a 40-28 hole in the final quarter to beat Central Plains 56-50.
LIBERAL - Someone once said that a cat has nine lives.
LIBERAL - Cutting loose for their best half of the season, the Great Bend High School Lady Panthers rallied to beat host Liberal 39-19 on Friday night in Western Athletic Conference action.
LIBERAL - The Great Bend High School girls' bowling team swept Liberal on Thursday, winning 7-0.
The dream that flickered in the minds of six Great Bend High School football players became a reality during national signing day.
High school football players from St. John, Ellinwood, Macksville, Central Plains and Hoisington signed letters of intent to play at the next level on Wednesday, the national signing day.
High School Scores
BURRTON - Macksville High School's girls have earned a reputation as the ultimate underdog after back-to-back upset basketball victories.
RUSSELL - Pratt High School's Spencer Sullivan scored the game-winning basket and Larned High missed two final attempts as the Greenbacks rallied for a 70-69 Class 4A Division-II sub-state basketball championship victory in double overtime.
They never looked comfortable.
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Things were one-sided, as one-sided as one would expect when a No. 1 seed with two losses going against a No. 8 seed with a winless record.
BURRTON - Macksville High School's head boys' basketball coach Jeff Kuckelman was fine when LaCrosse trapped and double teamed scoring-leader Tanner Tranbarger.
WICHITA - The high school basketball season is officially over for the Great Bend boys after a 67-41 loss on the road against Bishop Carroll.
Hoisington High School has hired a new head football coach.
HAYS - Put it down as a three-peat.
SALINA - Larned High School senior Kaiden Reed finished a 35-14 season with a 2-2 record in the Class 4A State Wrestling Championship.
PARK CITY - The Great Bend High School wrestling team finished in 14th place on Saturday at the Class 5A State Wrestling Tournament.
From the stifling defense to the multiple scoring opportunities on defense, everything went Great Bend High School's way as the Lady Panthers challenged Hays on Friday night.