The inaugural Central Kansas High School All-Star Basketball Classic is set for Sunday at Kirkman Activity Center on the campus of Barton Community College.
Sophomore Greg Burley, a 132-pounder from Great Bend High School, has been named as a first-team selection for the All-Western Athletic Conference wrestling team.
In a trying 2011-12 campaign that produced a 3-16 record, one of the constants for the Great Bend High School Lady Panthers was post player Elizabeth Kutina.
The Great Bend High School bowling team placed eight rollers on the All-Western Athletic Conference teams, four on the boys' teams and four on the girls' teams.
Hoisington High School claims the most selections in the All-Mid-Central Activities Association basketball teams.
The Central Prairie League had five high school basketball teams make state tournaments this season - St. John girls, Otis-Bison boys, Central Plains girls, Ness City boys and Victoria girls.
The painful road to recovery for Jace Bowman began shortly after the Great Bend High School senior injured his right knee in football practice.
SOLOMON - The Ellinwood High School power lifting team competed at the Class 2A state meet on Saturday.
AMARILLO, TEXAS - Former Great Bend High School Panthers head football coach Mike Zoffuto passed away on Sunday, Feb. 26, at Northwest Texas Hospital. Zoffuto, age 65, will long be remembered for the mark he left on Great Bend.
CLASS 6-1A STATE BASKETBALL
EMPORIA - The tears began to flow shortly after the St. John High School Lady Tigers posed for the Class 1A Division-I second-place trophy picture on the hardwood at White Auditorium Saturday night.
OTIS - The Class 1A Division-II state tournament basketball championship game was decided by three-point plays - in double overtime.
MANHATTAN - It came down to the wire in the Class 2A state tournament girls' third-place basketball game at Bramlage Coliseum on Saturday.
HAYS - Neither basketball team led by more than four points until the final three minutes, 32 seconds in the Class 1A Division-II semifinal state tournament game at Gross Memorial Coliseum on Friday night.
MANHATTAN - The Central Plains High School girls' basketball team did not have an answer for Olpe's Janae Haag.
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.