RUSSELL - The Central Plains High School girls' tennis team claimed a Class 3-1A regional title on Saturday evening.
LIBERAL - Two first-quarter turnovers by Great Bend High School translated into a 14-7 lead for the Liberal Redskins on Friday night.
VALLEY CENTER - The Great Bend High School girls' tennis team qualified three entries for the Class 5A state tournament, fighting the elements to finish tied for first place at its regional on Saturday evening.
STERLING - For the first time in Ellinwood High School history, the boys' and girls' cross-country teams won the same regular season meet.
Senior Maddie Werth will be vying for her third straight trip to the Class 5A state golf tournament.
EL DORADO - The Great Bend High School boys' and girls' cross-country teams each finished seventh at El Dorado on Saturday afternoon.
OTIS - Senior running back Dylan Wissman put the Otis-Bison High School offense on his back during a 44-12 Central Prairie League win over Victoria on Friday night.
LARNED - With the Mid-Central Activities Association title on the line, the Larned High School football team couldn't buy a break.
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LIBERAL - Senior running back Josh Lopez had a pair of first-half touchdown runs and junior running back Jonathan Allende scored two third-quarter TDs, lifting Great Bend High School to a 37-20 road victory over Liberal on Friday night.
Even though it didn't translate into a pair of victories, the Great Bend High School Lady Panthers had their moments during match losses to Hillsboro and Newton on Thursday night at Panther Fieldhouse.
The Great Bend High School girls' tennis team is set to compete in a Class 5A regional at Valley Center on Saturday.
The Hoisington High School football team's offense is led by quarterback Hagan Hanzlick.
Minimizing Liberal High School's big-play capability is foremost on the minds of the Great Bend Panthers.
NESS CITY - The St. John High School volleyball team swept a Ness City triangular on Tuesday evening, beating La Crosse and the host Lady Eagles.
Great Bend senior catcher Dakota Sanders will be taking her talents to Overland Park next spring.
HAYS- Thomas More Prep recorded its sixth shut out of the season as the Monarchs defeated Great Bend, 3-0 Thursday.
HUTCHINSON- GBMS seventh grader Gage Fritz saddled four medals including a pair of golds to help lead the boys middle school track and field team at Thursday's Todd Thurston Invitational.
Due to inclement weather forecasted for the area today, this evening's home soccer game between Great Bend and Manhattan has been postponed until Monday, May 11 at Cavanaugh Fields. Start time is 4 p.m.
HUTCHINSON- Make it six, please! Shaking off some mid season fatigue, the Great Bend girls swim team swiped another gold finish and their sixth straight of the season at Thursday's quadrangular at Hutchinson.
BUHLER- Due to inclement weather forecasted for this afternoon, today's GBHS track and field meet at Buhler has been postponed and moved to Tuesday, April 28.
Due to inclement weather forcasted for the area today, this afternoon's jv baseball contest at Veterans Park between Great Bend and Hays has been postponed. A makeup date is yet to be determined.
ELLINWOOD- Ellinwood track standout McKenna Rugan will be taking her talents to Emporia State next season. Rugan has won seven state track medals her first three years with the Eagles. She has been a part of three school records in the 4x100, 4x400, and 4x800 meter relays. McKenna was also on three state runner up teams: two in cross country, one in track. Rugan is the fifth Ellinwood track athlete to sign in the last two years. She is the seventh to be offered a scholarship.
Keely Ireland scored on an assist by Alondra Garcia but it was the only offensive momentum Great Bend could muster as the Panthers fell to visiting Garden City Tuesday in double overtime, 2-1.
A 10-0 win in Great Bend's WAC series opener against Dodge City was just the tip of the iceberg for what the Panthers had in store for their guests. The home team pounded out 13 hits in game two and coasted to a 17-0 blowout of the Demons to claim a 2-0 sweep.
Despite a 10-6 hitting margin by the opposition, Great Bend turned up the heat with eight runs over three innings to take a 9-5 victory overall Scott City in the Panthers' home opener Tuesday. Great Bend mustered only four hits in game two against Thomas More Prep (Hays) as the Monarchs claimed a 6-3 win giving the Panthers a 1-1 split.
In only their second meet of the month the Great Bend jv boys track and field team mustered 58 points and a third place finish out of six teams at their home invitational Tuesday. Garden City and Dodge were the top two finishers with 243 and 147 points. Liberal (41), Hays (40) and Hutchinson (30) rounded out the bottom six in order.
ST. JOHN- It was a silver Tuesday for St. John's jv boys and girls track and field teams.
#1 Singles: Dorian Lueth, 1-2, 7th place