First impressions sometimes make lasting impressions.
WICHITA - The Great Bend High School girls swim team took 15th out of 22 teams on Saturday at the Wichita Northwest invitational.
LARNED - The Great Bend High School softball team split a doubleheader at Larned on Friday afternoon at Ralph Terry Field.
JV TRACK & FIELD
RUSSELL - Hoisington High School and Larned attended the Russell track and field invitational on Thursday.
LYONS - Lyons High School hosted a track and field invitational on Friday.
Great Bend High School left-hander Connor Sell nearly pitched a complete game and helped his own cause with his bat.
GARDEN CITY - The Great Bend High School girls' soccer team took Western Athletic Conference powerhouse Garden City to a 0-0 tie after 100 minutes of playing time on Thursday.
The Great Bend High School softball team won a pair of games against Hoisington in a doubleheader on Thursday afternoon at Harms Field, which was capped by a two-run home run from Jordan Haney in the second game.
BUHLER - Great Bend High School finished third out of four teams on Monday at the Buhler varsity tennis quadrangular.
LIBERAL - Nick Ney improved his record to 2-0 on the season on Tuesday afternoon, pitching a complete game and scattering six hits during an 8-2 victory over Liberal in the Western Athletic Conference baseball opener for both teams.
SALINA - The Great Bend High School softball team swept its first two games of the season on the road at Salina Sacred Heart on Tuesday.
After the Great Bend High School girls' soccer team lost to Emporia, 2-0, at the Wichita Titans Classic, GBHS head coach Gus Prieto said that his team needed to learn to start games strong.
The Great Bend High School girls' swimming team won its second straight home swim meet on Monday when it hosted Dodge City, Liberal, Hutchinson and Thomas More Prep-Marian at the Barton Community College pool.
EMPORIA - The Great Bend High School track and field team ran into some steep competition on Friday in Emporia.
Larned will be the site a Class 4A-Division 2 softball regional May 19. Teams competing will be Hoisington-Central Plains, Hays-Thomas More Prep, Larned and Nickerson. State champion Pratt defeated Larned 1-0 in the Class 4A regional final last year.
Hoisington will be the site of a Class 4A-Division 2 baseball regional May 19. Teams competing will be Hoisington-Central Plains, Hays-Thomas More Pre, Larned and Russell/Victoria. Russell defeated Larned 5-2 in last year's regional final at Larned.
HUTCHINSON-Shade Wondra and Bryce Lytle went 2-for-3 and helped lead an 8-hit attack as the Panthers opened the 2015 campaign with a 5-3 win over Andover in the first of a Tuesday doubleheader. Hutch High took advantage of six errors and rallied with a 12-run payload in the bottom of the fifth to defeat Great Bend, 13-3 in the second contest.
GBMS round robin tennis meet with Hays, Salina South, Sterling
HAYS- Great Bend boys track and field recorded a meet-best 234 team points to win the gold at Saturday's Alex Francis Classic. The Panther girls claimed a second place finish with 153 points behind Hays who posted 193 points for the day. Seven teams were represented in boys and girls competition.
There was little doubt the player to watch at the fourth annual Central Kansas All-Star Game was Mr. Basketball in the state of Kansas – Dean Wade.
For the first 20 minutes of the Central Kansas High School All-Star Game Sunday it was the Rachel Doll show. The Ellinwood High School senior dominated the opening 20 minutes and with that led her team to a 93-87 win at the Barton Gym on the campus Barton Community College.
The Western Athletic Conference has released its 2014-15 post season winter sports honors.
MCPHERSON- Grant Harris recorded a second place finish with a 3-1 record in singles play at Monday's season-opening tennis match at McPherson.
MCPHERSON- Lauren Welsh posted a combined 6-for-8 performance at the plate to lead the Great Bend softball team to a 2-game sweep in the season opener against McPherson and Mulvane Monday.
SALINA - All-staters Dean Wade of St. John, Layne Bieberle of Central Plains and Ellinwood's Rachel Doll will participate in the Kansas Basketball Coaches All-Star games June 27 at Kansas Wesleyan University.
Great Bend's boys JV golf team opened their 2015 campaign on the home links on Monday at the StoneRidge Country Club.
SALINA- Great Bend High's women's swim team took the crown in their season-opening meet last Thursday in Salina.
ST. JOHN - St. John's Dean Wade has earned three consecutive high school basketball titles heading to Kansas State University.