Coming off road losses last Friday night, Great Bend High School's boys' and girls' basketball teams are on the road again tonight.
Ellinwood's Kyle Blakeslee was named to the Class 2A academic all-state team after finishing in 19th place at the state cross country meet.
ELLINWOOD - Lyles Lashley, Ellinwood High School's head cross country coach, was named Class 2A's Coach of the Year by the Kansas Cross Country and Track & Field Coaches' Association.
DOUGLASS - One-hundred-twelve points was good for fourth place for Great Bend High School on Saturday at the Douglass Invitational.
LARNED - The Hoisington High School boys' basketball team didn't seal the deal until the final seconds of the championship game of the Keady Basketball Classic on Saturday night.
LARNED - The Hoisington High School girls' basketball team cruised to a 52-37 win over Spearville in the championship game of the Keady Basketball Classic on Saturday night in Larned.
EL DORADO - The Great Bend High School swim team finished in fourth place at the El Dorado swim meet on Friday night.
LARNED - The Hoisington High School girls' basketball team beat Otis-Bison 40-30 in a semifinal game of the Keady Basketball Classic on Friday night.
LARNED - The Hoisington High School boys' basketball team earned a win against host Larned in the semifinal game at the Keady Basketball Classic 68-35.
LARNED - The Otis-Bison High School girls' basketball team fell to Kinsley to finish in fourth place at the Keady Basketball Classic on Saturday.
PRATT - Whitney Tilley hit a go-ahead basket in the lane with 10.4 seconds left in regulation, lifting Pratt High School to a 33-32 victory over Great Bend on Friday night.
PRATT - The gym rat was the difference Friday night when Pratt High School entertained Great Bend in non-conference boys' basketball action.
Sometimes wrestlers have to bump up or down a weight class, necessitated to benefit the team in dual or tournament competition.
LARNED - The Macksville High School girls' basketball team struggled in the first game of the consolation bracket of the Keady Basketball Classic on Thursday.
ELLSWORTH - The Hoisington High School wrestling team blew away a young Ellsworth team 61-9 in a dual on Thursday night.
HAYS - Hoisington's Ball brothers got off to a rousing start in the Class 3-1A state wrestling championship. The trio of Ball brothers - three-time state champion Brandon Ball, Jonathan Ball and Christopher Ball - all won three matches to qualify for the Class 3-1A state finals Saturday night. No trio of brothers had ever qualified or won state wrestling titles in the same year.
PARK CITY - Three Great Bend High School wrestlers placed in the top six at the Class 5A State Tournament at Hartman Arena in Park City.
Team totals-1. Norton 118.5; 2. Hoisington 104.5; 3. Rossville 103; 4. Silver Lake 86; 5. Scott City 78; 6. Marion 59; 7. St. Marys 54.5; 8. Oberlin-Decatur 54; 9. 9. Atwood-Rawlins County 52; 10. Smith Center 49.5
At Park City
By JIM MISUNAS
PARK CITY - Three Great Bend High School wrestlers lost their quarterfinal matches after winning their first matches at Friday's Class 5A State Tournament at Hartman Arena in Park City. The top two finishers will meet for the state championship Saturday night.
At Hartman Arena
By JIM MISUNAS
Great Bend High School swimmers hope they aren't all wet when it comes to a lofty goal they have set for themselves this weekend.
By JIM MISUNAS