LARNED - With 30 seconds remaining in the high school basketball game, Gavin Vink sank a 3-pointer to put Ellinwood ahead of Kinsley 53-52 in a consolation-bracket game of Larned's Keady Basketball Classic.
VALLEY CENTER - Competing in a season-opening wrestling meet in the Valley Center Duals, Great Bend High School captured second in the Gold Pool with a 4-1 record, good for third place overall out of eight teams.
ELLINWOOD - In spite of a 12-0 run that gave the Ellinwood High School girls' basketball team a two-point lead in the third quarter, the Lady Eagles couldn't keep the pressure going in the final eight minutes..
Following a 40-minute lightning delay in the second half, TMP's Kayla Vitztum connected with Bailey Hageman in the 42nd minute and propelled the Monarchs to a 3-0 victory over the Panthers Monday at Cavanaugh Fields.
DODGE CITY- Garden City polled 13 points to capture this year's Western Athletic Conference tennis title during the annual conference meet Monday. Host Dodge City recorded nine points to finish as runner up while the Panthers and Liberal tied for third with seven team points. Hays finished last with four points.
Due to wet field conditions, today's WAC baseball doubleheader between Great Bend and Dodge City has been postponed to Monday, May 11 at 4 p.m. The Panthers will participate in the Western Diamond Classic in Hays, May 7 and 9.
GREENSBURG- It was a golden start to the month of May for Ellinwood's girls track and field team as the Eagles finished with a 109-point house cleaning to win Friday's 16-team Kiowa County Invitational.
Editor's note: This is the first of a series about the 1955 GBHS state championship baseball team. Terry Knowles, a member of the 1955 Panthers, wrote the feature and, with teammates, recalls, 60 years later, that glorious season in the history of the GBHS baseball program. Look for part two of the feature in next Sunday's Tribune.
May 02, 2015|
TERRY KNOWLES, Special to the Tribune
LIBERAL- Late season injuries and youth are taking a toll on the Great Bend girls soccer team. Despite a 1-0 lead at the break, Great Bend was unable to hold the momentum over the closing period as the Panthers dropped a 3-1 decision on the road to Liberal in a makeup game Friday. On Thursday, the Panther's fell to Dodge City at home in a 1-0 final.
Jordan Haney wound up her collegiate career on Friday as Tabor College bowed out of the KCAC Softball Championships with a 4-0 loss to Bethany College. Haney hit one for three as the Bluejay's DP. For the season, Haney batted .318 after 129 at-bats, a third team best 41 hits and started in 45 of 47 games as a senior.