Great Bend High School standout Alex Reed endured a kaleidoscope of emotions during his final track and field season.
BY MACK McCLURE
WICHITA - Alex Reed advanced to the finals in three preliminary events for Great Bend High School at the Class 6-1A state track and field championships on Friday at Cessna Stadium
STATE TRACK & FIELD
STATE TRACK & FIELD
Great Bend High School's Kaylie Doll came out of virtually nowhere to win a Class 5A regional track and field crown in the triple jump last Friday at Friends University in Wichita.
DeleteMatt Moyd has a vision, and he has that look in his eye, too.
Alex Reed finds himself in an unfamiliar position entering this weekend's Class 6-1A state track and field championships at Wichita's Cessna Stadium.
A marquee field will be featured in the marquee event - the 100-meter dash - with the preliminaries today and the finals on Saturday during the state track and field championships at Cessna Stadium on the Wichita State University campus.
The Macksville High School track and field team qualified for nine events in the Class 1A state track meet at Cessna Stadium in Wichita this weekend.
Last year, Ellinwood High School qualified two girls for the Class 2A state track and field meet, but that didn't keep them from bringing the whole team to watch the festivities.
Jacy Quade has been competing in track and field events for the last 10 years and on Friday, she will be making her second consecutive trip to the Class 5A state track and field meet at Cessna Stadium in Wichita to represent Great Bend High School in the discus and the shot put.
Great Bend High School's David Simmons will be returning to the Class 5A state track and field meet to compete in the shot put on Friday at Cessna Stadium in Wichita.
A freak accident left standout Great Bend High School track and field distance runner Rubi Torres in pain last week, prior to last Friday's Class 5A regional track and field meet at Friends University in Wichita.
All the hard work, the sweat and strain of grueling regular-season drills have diminished.
HAYS- Due to inclement weather, Friday's WAC softball doubleheader between Great Bend and Hays has been postponed to Tuesday, April 28.
#1 singles Jessica Nieto (1-2)
Due to inclement weather, Thursday's GBHS soccer match at Liberal has been postponed and moved to Friday, May 1.
#1 singles- Brady Daniel 3-0, 1st place
GARDEN CITY- Great Bend used a three-inning drive in the middle of Tuesday's first game of a WAC doubleheader and held off a Buffalo rally in the final frame to beat Garden City, 7-4. Despite some defensive miscues in the second contest, the Panthers rounded up all 11 of their runs during another three-inning span and defeated Garden City in an 11-8 final.
Nine runs in the first inning provided a little foreshadowing for Tuesday's Western Athletic Conference opener between Class 5A power Great Bend and Liberal. The Lady Panthers needed just six innings to complete two 15-0 wins.
GARDEN CITY- A 10-point spread separated the Great Bend girls swim team from host Garden City as the Panthers took the top spot and won their fourth straight competition at Tuesday's quadrangular.
Following a 2-0 run by the opposition, Great Bend used a free kick by junior Alondra Garcia late in the first half and sophomore Araceli Delgadillo's goal late in the second to knot the game at two.
Liberal High School boys track polled 136 points for a first place team finish at Tuesday's Great Bend Invitational. Of the six teams competing, Great Bend boys collected 121 team points and a second seed while Manhattan, Dodge City, Hays and Hoisington finished in order in the final standings. The Panther girls took fifth place with 58 team points and seven points above Liberal who finished last with 51. Dodge City was the top finisher in the girls division with 147 points.
DODGE CITY- A second half shoot over by junior mid fielder Alondra Garcia was all the visiting Panthers could muster as Great Bend dropped their second straight WAC road contest Monday night in Dodge City.
GARDEN CITY- Great Bend Middle School boys and girls track combined for 11 first place finishes at last week's Horace Good Meet. The girls posted 38 top three finishers while the Panther boys saddled 34 top three performances for a total of 72 medals for the day.
HAYS- Grant Harris sailed through the first flight of singles on Monday and helped Great Bend to a third place finish at the Hays Varsity Invitational.
Dalton Dicks and Daniel Abbott 1-1
LYONS- It was a tale of same endings for the St. John boys and girls track and field teams as they wrapped up competition Friday at the Lyons Invitational. With only a point's difference in the team scores both the boys and girls squads finished with identical fourth place seeds with the Tiger girls posting 92 team points in the final standings. The boys polled 91 points. Seven teams competed on both sides as Halstead took the crown in the girls division with 139 team points. Lyons was the top finisher for the boys at 122.
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