HILLSBORO - The Larned High School boys' tennis team took fourth place while Claflin's Benn Kirmer took seventh place as the highest individual medalist at the Class 3-1A state tennis tournament on Saturday.
Both teams are 16-4 overall and playing host to Class 5A regional tournaments on Tuesday in Great Bend.
With one swing of the bat, Jordan Haney sent the Great Bend High School Lady Panthers on their way to a 4-1 victory and a Class 5A regional home berth on Tuesday at Harms Field.
SCOTT CITY - The Great Bend High School baseball team swept a non-conference doubleheader from Scott City on Thursday to end the regular season.
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.
SALINA- The stakes were raised for Great Bend swimmers at Friday's Salina Invitational. Following a victorious quadrangular in Garden City earlier in the week, the Panther girls threw the momentum into high gear and recorded yet another first place finish at the 12-team Salina Invitational Friday.
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.