The previous two meetings between Great Bend High School and Wichita Heights have been anything but the norm.
The catalyst for Wichita Heights High School is quarterback Matt Reid, who guided the Falcons to the Class 6A state championship last year as a junior.
The Great Bend High School Panthers have had a propensity for living on the edge in each of their first two football games this season.
GREENSBURG - The Ellinwood High School girls' tennis team swept the meet hosted by Kiowa County on Thursday.
SALINA - The Great Bend High School golf team took part in the Salina South Cougars Invitational on Tuesday.
CHENEY - The Great Bend High School volleyball team won one of three matches on Tuesday at the Cheney Quadrangular.
A late goal from senior forward Oscar Torres gave the Great Bend High School boys' soccer team a 3-2 lead and eventual win over Western Athletic Conference opponent Dodge City.
Wichita Heights head coach Rick Wheeler carefully uses his choice of words. He's not going to say that his Falcons are among the state's elite football programs, even though they captured the Class 6A state championship last season and are heavy favorites to repeat.
The St. John High School football team has bounced back after its season-opening loss at the hands of Otis-Bison.
KINSLEY - The Macksville High School volleyball team split matches at the Central Plains League triangular in Kinlsey on Tuesday.
OTIS - The St. John High School volleyball swept the competition at the Otis-Bison triangular on Tuesday.
GBHS JV wins
GARDEN CITY - The Great Bend High School junior varsity football team, trailing 3-0 at halftime after Garden City kicked a 21-yard field goal as time expired in the first half, uncorked a second-half scoring explosion to knock out the Buffaloes for a 27-9 win on Monday night.
The Great Bend area must be a great place for high school volleyball, with two area teams ranked No. 1 in the state in their respective classes in the latest Kansas Volleyball Association poll.
SALINA - For the second straight weekend, the Great Bend High School junior varsity volleyball team captured first place in an invitational tournament.
CENTRAL PRAIRIE LEAGUE
NEWTON – The Hanover Wildcats will have images of Layne Bieberle dancing in their heads.
NEWTON – The battle of Claflin High classmates swung Victoria High's way.
NEWTON - The Hanover Wildcat offense will be a challenge for the Central Plains Oiler defense in Saturday's Eight-Man I state championship game at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Fischer Field.
By JIM MISUNAS
KANSAS STATE PLAYOFFS
KANSAS STATE PLAYOFFS
NESS CITY - Central Plains football coach Chris Steiner and Ness City coach Chris Bamberger were side-by-side talking about the weather at the Central Prairie League meeting this week.
ST. JOHN - St. John High School basketball all-stater Dean Wade signed his letter of intent with Kansas State University Wednesday. Wade has led St. John to back-to-back state basketball championships.
Great Bend High School's Jayce Brack signed a letter of intent to throw for the Kansas State University track team. When asked what was going through his mind from the time he received the acceptance letter to when he made it all final and it became a reality he said, "It felt good to finally make it official. I've grown up a Kansas State fan and really love the atmosphere at Kansas State and Manhattan. A lot of schools always talk about family but Kansas State is a school that genuinely has a family atmosphere. I was just ...
By Jim Misunas
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