As the Western Athletic Conference baseball and softball races heat up, it will tend to bring plenty more fanfare to the City of Great Bend Sports Complex.
BUHLER - As it turned out, Great Bend High School took home fourth-place finishes on Friday at the Buhler Invitational track and field meet.
GARDEN CITY - This is exactly what Great Bend High School head boys' tennis coach Shannon Schartz was expecting before the spring season began.
ULYSSES - The Larned High School baseball team split a doubleheader at Ulysses on Friday, winning 8-7 in nine innings in the first game before falling 11-1 in the nightcap.
Both teams entered the Western Athletic Conference softball doubleheader undefeated.
HAYS - Austin Unrein of Hays High School furnished the offensive bookends that put the squeeze on Great Bend Thursday evening in Western Athletic Conference doubleheader baseball action.
DODGE CITY - The Great Bend High School boys' tennis team claimed first place at the Dodge City Varsity Invitational on Thursday.
HUTCHINSON - The Great Bend High School girls' swim team had two first-place finishes at the meet on Thursday.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington High School softball team split a doubleheader with Canton-Galva on Thursday.
HAYS - Jeff Keenan of Great Bend High School shot 39 on the back nine and finished at 80 for seventh place during the Bob Blazer/Hays Invitational on Monday.
The last two springs, Hays High School has held baseball supremacy in the Western Athletic Conference.
LARNED - The Larned High School and Hoisington baseball teams split a doubleheader on Tuesday.
HIGH SCHOOL TRACK & FIELD
HIGH SCHOOL GOLF
The Great Bend High School softball doubleheader today at the City of Great Bend Sports Complex against Western Athletic Conference foe Hays will begin at 5:30 p.m. instead of 4, which was originally scheduled. The Lady Panthers are coming off a pair of WAC victories at Dodge City, making them 12-0 overall, 4-0 in conference play.
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CLAFLIN – You might call the Central Plains High School volleyball squad out of Claflin a juggernaut.
Imagine looking at the football scoreboard before Friday's kickoff at Memorial Stadium and seeing - SALINA SOUTH 14, GREAT BEND 0
A Macksville High runner has never won a state cross country championship.
After losing their football opener, the Hoisington Cardinals are rolling.
After hosting a Class 5A regional cross-country meet at Barton Lake, Great Bend High School will be sending three runners to the state meet at Rim Rock Farm in Lawrence.
Hoisington 42, Sterling 0
MEADE - The Ellinwood High School girls' cross-country team qualified for another Class 2A State Meet.
After a promising start for both teams, Salina Central High School took control of the Class 5A District 6 game on Friday night.
HUGOTON - The Hugoton High School Eagles put a huge dent in Larned's playoff hopes with a 14-6 upset of the favored Indians Friday evening.
In the driver's seat.
Larned (4-3 overall, 0-1 district) at Hugoton (2-5, 0-1)
LARNED - For the second straight year, Larned High's volleyball team is an underdog and underrated team that few outsiders would expect to qualify for the Class 4A-Division II state tournament.