The athletes at Otis-Bison High School have really outdone themselves this year.
For the Macksville High School boys' basketball team, a trip to the Class 1A state basketball tournament is an old-hat scenario.
STATE TOURNAMENT PAIRINGS
The path was set.
LARNED - The Hoisington High School boys' basketball team led for nearly 28 of the 32 minutes in its Class 3A sub-state second-round game on Friday night.
ST. JOHN - The Macksville High School boys' basketball team weathered a late storm of 3-pointers from the No. 1-seeded Ashland on Saturday night to win, 61-58.
SALINA - Entertaining the hopes of an upset special, Great Bend High School trimmed a nine-point halftime deficit to six points and had the basketball midway through the third quarter.
WICHITA - After only four years of existence at Great Bend High School, the boys and girls bowling teams have already been to the Class 5-1A state meet twice with the most recent being a trip for both this year.
HAYS - In a tale of two halves on Thursday evening in an opening-round Class 5A sub-state basketball tournament game, the Great Bend High School Panthers picked the second half to hit their stride.
Just showing up is not enough.
Here we go again.
McPHERSON - Two things couldn't happen, providing Great Bend High School wanted to upset No. 2-ranked McPherson on Tuesday night in a Class 5A sub-state tournament game.
BURRTON - Macksville High School's girls have earned a reputation as the ultimate underdog after back-to-back upset basketball victories.
RUSSELL - Pratt High School's Spencer Sullivan scored the game-winning basket and Larned High missed two final attempts as the Greenbacks rallied for a 70-69 Class 4A Division-II sub-state basketball championship victory in double overtime.
They never looked comfortable.
CLASS 1A GIRLS DIVISION I
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.
SALINA - Larned High School senior Kaiden Reed finished a 35-14 season with a 2-2 record in the Class 4A State Wrestling Championship.
PARK CITY - The Great Bend High School wrestling team finished in 14th place on Saturday at the Class 5A State Wrestling Tournament.
From the stifling defense to the multiple scoring opportunities on defense, everything went Great Bend High School's way as the Lady Panthers challenged Hays on Friday night.