The spotlights and all of the pageantry that surrounds the state wrestling tournament can be a distraction.
Hoisington High School's wrestling program was supposed to be entering the rebuilding process.
SALINA - The Great Bend High School bowling team walked away from Salina with a pair of first-place finishes on Monday night.
HOISINGTON - The Great Bend High School girls' basketball team weathered a third-quarter spurt by Hoisington to win 43-32 on Tuesday night at the Hoisington Activities Center.
HOISINGTON - With the aid of the 3-pointer, the Great Bend High School boys' basketball team blasted Hoisington 56-37 on Tuesday night at the Hoisington Activities Center.
HOISINGTON - Tonight, the Great Bend High School basketball teams meet Hoisington in non-conference action.
BELOIT - Hoisington High School qualified five wrestlers at the Beloit regional on Saturday for the Class 3-2-1A state wrestling meet in Hays.
It seemed as though both Great Bend High School's and Dodge City's girls spent much of their Western Athletic Conference basketball clash trying to give the game back to each other.
GARDEN CITY - The Great Bend High School bowling team - both boys and girls - took second place at the Western Athletic Conference tournament in Garden City on Thursday.
For the better portion of 3 ½ quarters, the Great Bend High School Panthers matched defending Western Athletic Conference champion and current leader Dodge City on Friday night at Panther Fieldhouse.
ST. JOHN - Forget D-Wade of the NBA's Miami Heat.
LIBERAL - It was a matter of survival for the Great Bend High School girls' basketball team, who captured a huge road victory on Saturday night, edging Liberal 45-43.
ST. JOHN - Friday night's Central Prairie League matchup between Macksville and St. John seemed to be a game of polar opposites.
DODGE CITY - Another doubleheader, another pair of wins for the Great Bend High School softball team.
HAYS - The Great Bend High School boys' golf team finished in seventh place at the Bob Blazer Hays High Invitational on Tuesday.
ELLINWOOD - Kyle Oglesbee's athletic career nearly never was.
LAWRENCE - The Great Bend High School track and field team took athletes to compete in the 87th Annual Kansas Relays on Friday.
SALINA - The Great Bend High School girls' swim team won the Salina Invitational on Thursday evening.
HESSTON - The Central Plains High School boys' tennis team edged Conway Springs 5-4 but fell to host Hesston 8-1 on Thursday afternoon.
ST. JOHN - The St. John-Hudson High School boys' golf team won its own invitational on Wednesday.
HOISINGTON - The Central Plains High School Oilers tennis team placed first at the Hoisington Invitational on April 10, with a total of 28 team points - 12 points over second-place Scott City in the four-team tournament.
Morgan Harwood led the 2013-14 Great Bend High School girls' basketball team in points and rebounds in several games.
For Great Bend High School senior McKenna Mauler, the choice to play basketball for Labette Community College next year was a logical one.
GARDEN CITY - The Great Bend High School girls' swim team won the Garden City Invitational on Tuesday evening.
LIBERAL - They played a total of eight innings.
NICKERSON - After the Hoisington Cardinals worked hard for an opening baseball victory, the nightcap came much easier.
Out of the five first-place finishes for the Great Bend High School track and field teams on Tuesday evening at the Great Bend Invitational, none were so closely watched as the girls' pole vault.
GARDEN CITY - The Great Bend High School boys' golf team finished sixth on Saturday at the Garden City Invitational.