HAYS - As Newton High School crept closer in the second half on Thursday afternoon during the first round of the Hays City Shoot-Out, the Great Bend Panthers stood firm.
HAYS - Losing seven seniors to graduation from last season, Great Bend High School's inexperienced Lady Panthers had to go up against a Class 5A state-tournament-tested Newton basketball team to open their season Thursday evening.
The LaCrosse High School football team was the big winner of the All-Central Prairie League selections.
The 29th Annual Hays City Shoot-Out basketball tournament tips off today at two locations in Hays.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington High School wrestling team will be looking for a couple of boys to step up after losing three seniors.
LARNED - The sophomore class of Larned High School will be hosting a youth basketball tournament in February.
In the Mid-Central Activities Association, Thomas More Prep-Marian High School of Hays holds the most all-league football-team selections with 11.
Great Bend High School's football team, which finished in a three-way tie for the Western Athletic Conference championship with Hays and Garden City with 3-1 records, placed several Panthers on the All-WAC team.
OTIS - The Thunder Ridge High School football team proved too much for Otis-Bison.
The Class 3A state runner-up Hoisington High School volleyball team controlled the most selections for the All-Mid-Central Activities Association first and second teams.
The Otis-Bison High School football team has a chance for a little payback tonight at 7.
Great Bend High School's Katelyn Henning was named to the first team and senior middle hitter Liz Kutina was named honorable mention on the All-Western Athletic Conference volleyball team.
The Otis-Bison High School football team will be heading into the third round of the Eight-Man Division-II state playoffs on Friday night for the second year in a row.
The Great Bend High School boys' soccer team had five players selected to either the first or honorable mention group in the Western Athletic Conference team.
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