After playing three games in three days last week in the season-opening Hays City Shoot-Out, the Great Bend High School varsity basketball teams play back-to-back games against Class 6A schools, starting tonight and finishing up late Saturday afternoon.
LARNED - With 30 seconds remaining in the high school basketball game, Gavin Vink sank a 3-pointer to put Ellinwood ahead of Kinsley 53-52 in a consolation-bracket game of Larned's Keady Basketball Classic.
VALLEY CENTER - Competing in a season-opening wrestling meet in the Valley Center Duals, Great Bend High School captured second in the Gold Pool with a 4-1 record, good for third place overall out of eight teams.
ELLINWOOD - In spite of a 12-0 run that gave the Ellinwood High School girls' basketball team a two-point lead in the third quarter, the Lady Eagles couldn't keep the pressure going in the final eight minutes..
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.