HAYS - A year after having a pair of Great Bend High School athletes take Class 5A state championships in three events, the track and field team picked up five first-place finishes in its first meet of the season at Fort Hays State University on Saturday.
The Great Bend High School girls' soccer team begins its season on the road at the Wichita South Titan Classic on Monday against Haysville Campus at 4 p.m. - weather permitting.
Unlike the other All-Western Athletic Conference selections, the wrestling portion was cut-and-dried.
The All-Mid-Central Activities Association list is in and no high school is more represented than Hoisington, which claimed eight of the 24 spots on the girls' and boys' first and second teams.
The Central Prairie League has proven its strength after sending four of its nine high school boys basketball teams to a state tournament.
Dalton Bell, out of Hoisington High School represented the South at the first North vs. South District Four Senior Classic Wrestling Tournament.
Great Bend High School was well-represented on the All-Western Athletic Conference girls basketball team, with seniors Lexie Brack, Cassidy Tutak and Kalie LeShore garnering first-team honors.
Great Bend High School landed two players on the All-Western Athletic Conference basketball first team - Greg Hildebrand and Dakota Ellis - and two others on the second team in Will Gray and Jace Bowman.
The Great Bend High School bowling teams have eight bowlers on an All-Western Athletic Conference team after the 2011 season that sent both the boys and the girls to the Class 5-1A state tournament.
CLASS 6A STATE
EMPORIA - Talk about a momentum swing.
HAYS - One win from playing for a Class 1A-Division II state basketball championship, Otis-Bison High School had its title hopes dashed by Hope in Friday's semifinal round.
EMPORIA - The Class 1A-Division I state tournament championship game on Saturday at White Auditorium in Emporia was exactly what a basketball fan wants from a championship game.
HAYS - Playing for third place at the Class 1A-Division II basketball tournament is a hollow feeling.
MANHATTAN - The Central Plains girls and St. John boys Class 2A quarterfinal basketball games will be aired live on the Internet through the Kansas State Activities Association and the National Federation of High School Networks.
RUSSELL - Larned's boys held a nine-point lead and were two minutes away from their first state basketball appearance in 20 years. The Indians lost a 3-point lead in the first overtime and a 4-point lead in the second overtime.
It wasn't easy, but now it's over.
CLASS 6A GIRLS
CLASS 1A GIRLS DIVISION I
BURRTON - Macksville High School's girls have earned a reputation as the ultimate underdog after back-to-back upset basketball victories.
They never looked comfortable.
Things were one-sided, as one-sided as one would expect when a No. 1 seed with two losses going against a No. 8 seed with a winless record.
BURRTON - Macksville High School's head boys' basketball coach Jeff Kuckelman was fine when LaCrosse trapped and double teamed scoring-leader Tanner Tranbarger.
WICHITA - The high school basketball season is officially over for the Great Bend boys after a 67-41 loss on the road against Bishop Carroll.
Hoisington High School has hired a new head football coach.
HAYS - Put it down as a three-peat.