Larned will be the site a Class 4A-Division 2 softball regional May 19. Teams competing will be Hoisington-Central Plains, Hays-Thomas More Prep, Larned and Nickerson. State champion Pratt defeated Larned 1-0 in the Class 4A regional final last year.
HUTCHINSON-Shade Wondra and Bryce Lytle went 2-for-3 and helped lead an 8-hit attack as the Panthers opened the 2015 campaign with a 5-3 win over Andover in the first of a Tuesday doubleheader. Hutch High took advantage of six errors and rallied with a 12-run payload in the bottom of the fifth to defeat Great Bend, 13-3 in the second contest.
GBMS round robin tennis meet with Hays, Salina South, Sterling
HAYS- Great Bend boys track and field recorded a meet-best 234 team points to win the gold at Saturday's Alex Francis Classic. The Panther girls claimed a second place finish with 153 points behind Hays who posted 193 points for the day. Seven teams were represented in boys and girls competition.
There was little doubt the player to watch at the fourth annual Central Kansas All-Star Game was Mr. Basketball in the state of Kansas – Dean Wade.
For the first 20 minutes of the Central Kansas High School All-Star Game Sunday it was the Rachel Doll show. The Ellinwood High School senior dominated the opening 20 minutes and with that led her team to a 93-87 win at the Barton Gym on the campus Barton Community College.
The Western Athletic Conference has released its 2014-15 post season winter sports honors.
MCPHERSON- Grant Harris recorded a second place finish with a 3-1 record in singles play at Monday's season-opening tennis match at McPherson.
MCPHERSON- Lauren Welsh posted a combined 6-for-8 performance at the plate to lead the Great Bend softball team to a 2-game sweep in the season opener against McPherson and Mulvane Monday.
SALINA - All-staters Dean Wade of St. John, Layne Bieberle of Central Plains and Ellinwood's Rachel Doll will participate in the Kansas Basketball Coaches All-Star games June 27 at Kansas Wesleyan University.
Great Bend's boys JV golf team opened their 2015 campaign on the home links on Monday at the StoneRidge Country Club.
SALINA- Great Bend High's women's swim team took the crown in their season-opening meet last Thursday in Salina.
ST. JOHN - St. John's Dean Wade has earned three consecutive high school basketball titles heading to Kansas State University.
KANSAS CITY- According to John Madden, one knee equals two feet. For the Panther softball team, two Hunters equal one no-hitter. It was a perfect outing from the circle for Hunter Middleton and Hunter Marcum. Throw in a high octane hitting attack by the Panthers and the math adds up 20-0 blowout of Shawnee Mission West in Friday's opening round of the two-day Sunflower Classic.
OVERALL TEAM RESULTS
DODGE CITY- Grant Harris won the opening round of the singles bracket as the Panther tennis team placed third out of eight teams at Thursday's Boot Hill Invitational.
NICKERSON – Larned High's hitting is so dominating, their defense and pitching is often overshadowed.
Great Bend senior catcher Dakota Sanders will be taking her talents to Overland Park next spring.
HAYS- Thomas More Prep recorded its sixth shut out of the season as the Monarchs defeated Great Bend, 3-0 Thursday.
HUTCHINSON- GBMS seventh grader Gage Fritz saddled four medals including a pair of golds to help lead the boys middle school track and field team at Thursday's Todd Thurston Invitational.
Due to inclement weather forecasted for the area today, this evening's home soccer game between Great Bend and Manhattan has been postponed until Monday, May 11 at Cavanaugh Fields. Start time is 4 p.m.
HUTCHINSON- Make it six, please! Shaking off some mid season fatigue, the Great Bend girls swim team swiped another gold finish and their sixth straight of the season at Thursday's quadrangular at Hutchinson.
BUHLER- Due to inclement weather forecasted for this afternoon, today's GBHS track and field meet at Buhler has been postponed and moved to Tuesday, April 28.
Due to inclement weather forcasted for the area today, this afternoon's jv baseball contest at Veterans Park between Great Bend and Hays has been postponed. A makeup date is yet to be determined.
ELLINWOOD- Ellinwood track standout McKenna Rugan will be taking her talents to Emporia State next season. Rugan has won seven state track medals her first three years with the Eagles. She has been a part of three school records in the 4x100, 4x400, and 4x800 meter relays. McKenna was also on three state runner up teams: two in cross country, one in track. Rugan is the fifth Ellinwood track athlete to sign in the last two years. She is the seventh to be offered a scholarship.
Keely Ireland scored on an assist by Alondra Garcia but it was the only offensive momentum Great Bend could muster as the Panthers fell to visiting Garden City Tuesday in double overtime, 2-1.
A 10-0 win in Great Bend's WAC series opener against Dodge City was just the tip of the iceberg for what the Panthers had in store for their guests. The home team pounded out 13 hits in game two and coasted to a 17-0 blowout of the Demons to claim a 2-0 sweep.