DODGE CITY - The Great Bend High School track and field team was unable to secure a first-place finish in either the girls or boys division at the Western Athletic Conference meet hosted by Dodge City.
If things pan out right for Great Bend High School, both the Panthers baseball team and the Lady Panthers softball team will be playing host to Class 5A regional tournaments next Tuesday.
When the Class 3-1A boys state tennis meet begins on Friday in Hillsboro, four area high schools will be represented - Hoisington, Ellinwood, Larned and Claflin.
HAYS - It was a very eventful Western Athletic Conference girls' swim meet for Great Bend High School.
GARDEN CITY - The Great Bend High School Panthers wrapped up Western Athletic Conference baseball action in convincing fashion, sweeping Garden City on Tuesday at Clint Lightner Field.
A year ago at McPherson High School, the Great Bend High School girls' soccer team lost 7-0.
In Sunday's issue of the Tribune, the Western Athletic Conference track and field meet was incorrectly stated as being scheduled for today.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood High School track and field team took first place in the girls division on Friday at the Ellinwood Invitational with 154.5 points.
SEDGWICK - The Hoisington High School softball team lost both ends of a doubleheader at Sedgwick on Friday, losing the first game 7-6 and the nightcap 5-3.
NEWTON - The Great Bend High School girls' swimming team was led by a state-qualifying performance by Hannah Hildebrand in the 100-yard backstroke in Newton on Thursday.
WAKEENEY - Hoisington, Claflin and Ellinwood boys' tennis teams competed in the high school Class 3-1A regional on Friday..
SALINA - Alex Reed continued to lead the Great Bend High School track and field team after his return from an injury sustained during the football season, taking first place in both the 200- and 400-meter dashes on Friday at Salina Central.
SALINA - The Great Bend High School boys' tennis team concluded its year at the Class 5A regional tournament hosted by Salina Central on Friday.
After blowing a 7-2 lead in the top of the sixth inning, where Thomas More Prep-Marian tied the game with five runs, Great Bend responded in a big way.
CLASS 5A GIRLS
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