LARNED - It looked as though the size advantage that the Hoisington High School girls' basketball team brought to the Larned Keady Basketball Classic was going to be a non-factor in the matchup with Macksville Thursday night.
Larned Keady Basketball Classic
HOISINGTON - Hoisington High School enters its 2010-2011 season with five state qualifiers from last season, including sophomore Chance Demel, who finished in sixth place in the 135-pound weight class at the Class 3-2-1A state tournament last season.
When the Great Bend High School boys' basketball team entertains Pratt in the Panthers home opener Friday night, the Greenbacks will be missing some of their swagger.
The Great Bend High School boys' swimming team took first place at its swim meet held Tuesday at the Kirkman Athletic Center on the Barton Community College campus.
ELLINWOOD - Lauren Thill scored 10 of her game-high 17 points in the third quarter, leading Ellinwood High School to a 47-32 win over Wichita Northfield Tuesday night in the opening round of the Ellinwood preseason tournament.
LARNED - Despite pulling to within two points to end the first half, the Pawnee Heights High School girls' basketball team fell to Hoisington 51-29 on Tuesday after being outscored 28-8 in the second half.
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SALINA - After just one meet, the Great Bend High School boys' swim team has already qualified for the Class 5A state in five events.
ST. JOHN - The St. John High School girls basketball season-opening 48-26 win against Pratt-Skyline came quickly became the Teresa Wade Show on Friday night.
ST. JOHN - The St. John High School boys' basketball team overcame shooting 6-for-21 from the free throw line to edge Skyline 55-46 on Friday night.
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HAYS - Clutch free-throw shooting bailed out Great Bend High School after host Hays made a late run at the Lady Panthers Saturday morning during the seventh-place game of the Hays City Shoot-Out.
HAYS - The speed of the basketball game increased drastically from the previous two nights for the Great Bend High School Panthers.
In her first season as head basketball coach for Macksville High School, Kathryn McAllister guided the Lady Mustangs to a 9-11 record in 2009-10, including 4-5 in the Central Prairie League.
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.