The catalyst for Wichita Heights High School is quarterback Matt Reid, who guided the Falcons to the Class 6A state championship last year as a junior.
The Great Bend High School Panthers have had a propensity for living on the edge in each of their first two football games this season.
GREENSBURG - The Ellinwood High School girls' tennis team swept the meet hosted by Kiowa County on Thursday.
SALINA - The Great Bend High School golf team took part in the Salina South Cougars Invitational on Tuesday.
CHENEY - The Great Bend High School volleyball team won one of three matches on Tuesday at the Cheney Quadrangular.
A late goal from senior forward Oscar Torres gave the Great Bend High School boys' soccer team a 3-2 lead and eventual win over Western Athletic Conference opponent Dodge City.
Wichita Heights head coach Rick Wheeler carefully uses his choice of words. He's not going to say that his Falcons are among the state's elite football programs, even though they captured the Class 6A state championship last season and are heavy favorites to repeat.
The St. John High School football team has bounced back after its season-opening loss at the hands of Otis-Bison.
KINSLEY - The Macksville High School volleyball team split matches at the Central Plains League triangular in Kinlsey on Tuesday.
OTIS - The St. John High School volleyball swept the competition at the Otis-Bison triangular on Tuesday.
GBHS JV wins
GARDEN CITY - The Great Bend High School junior varsity football team, trailing 3-0 at halftime after Garden City kicked a 21-yard field goal as time expired in the first half, uncorked a second-half scoring explosion to knock out the Buffaloes for a 27-9 win on Monday night.
The Great Bend area must be a great place for high school volleyball, with two area teams ranked No. 1 in the state in their respective classes in the latest Kansas Volleyball Association poll.
SALINA - For the second straight weekend, the Great Bend High School junior varsity volleyball team captured first place in an invitational tournament.
STAFFORD - The Ellinwood High School boys' cross country team won the Stafford Invitational on Thursday.
DODGE CITY - Another doubleheader, another pair of wins for the Great Bend High School softball team.
HAYS - The Great Bend High School boys' golf team finished in seventh place at the Bob Blazer Hays High Invitational on Tuesday.
ELLINWOOD - Kyle Oglesbee's athletic career nearly never was.
LAWRENCE - The Great Bend High School track and field team took athletes to compete in the 87th Annual Kansas Relays on Friday.
SALINA - The Great Bend High School girls' swim team won the Salina Invitational on Thursday evening.
HESSTON - The Central Plains High School boys' tennis team edged Conway Springs 5-4 but fell to host Hesston 8-1 on Thursday afternoon.
ST. JOHN - The St. John-Hudson High School boys' golf team won its own invitational on Wednesday.
HOISINGTON - The Central Plains High School Oilers tennis team placed first at the Hoisington Invitational on April 10, with a total of 28 team points - 12 points over second-place Scott City in the four-team tournament.
Morgan Harwood led the 2013-14 Great Bend High School girls' basketball team in points and rebounds in several games.
For Great Bend High School senior McKenna Mauler, the choice to play basketball for Labette Community College next year was a logical one.
GARDEN CITY - The Great Bend High School girls' swim team won the Garden City Invitational on Tuesday evening.
LIBERAL - They played a total of eight innings.
NICKERSON - After the Hoisington Cardinals worked hard for an opening baseball victory, the nightcap came much easier.
Out of the five first-place finishes for the Great Bend High School track and field teams on Tuesday evening at the Great Bend Invitational, none were so closely watched as the girls' pole vault.
GARDEN CITY - The Great Bend High School boys' golf team finished sixth on Saturday at the Garden City Invitational.