After Western Athletic Conference champion Hays High School built a 39-25 lead over Great Bend after three quarters on Friday night, the Lady Panthers found their deficit too much to overcome.
This was your prototypical high school boys' basketball tilt between Great Bend and Hays, a low-scoring back-and-forth Western Athletic Conference finale between longtime rivals.
The Great Bend High School boys' bowling team will be heading to the Class 5-1A state tournament on Friday at Northrock Lanes in Wichita after winning its regional on Saturday.
HAYS - The Hoisington High School wrestling team accomplished something that no other wrestling team in the history of the school has done - finish as the runner-up of the Class 3-1A state tournament.
PARK CITY - It wasn't the outcome that he was looking for, but Great Bend High School wrestler Chris Burley took second place at the Class 5A state wrestling tournament on Saturday in the 120-pound weight class.
With all eight Great Bend High School wrestlers advancing to today's portion of the Class 5A state tournament, the Panthers only have one going for a state championship in Park City.
Great Bend High School plays host to Hays tonight in Western Athletic Conference basketball action at Panther Fieldhouse.
Great Bend's Walnut Bowl will be hosting one of the state's four Class 5-1A regional high school bowling tournaments on Saturday.
It's sufficient to say the Great Bend High School Panthers wrestling team will be well-represented at this weekend's Class 6-5A state tournament.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington High School wrestling team has nine athletes making the trip to Fort Hays State University today for the Class 3-1A state tournament.
RANSOM - The Central Plains High School girls' basketball team put away Western Plains early on Tuesday night to close out the regular season with a 74-20 win.
TOPEKA - Great Bend High School head boys' swimming coach Steve Beaumont is calling this year's Class 5-1A meet one of the best for the Panthers.
RUSSELL - The Hoisington High School wrestling team qualified nine athletes for the Class 3-1A state tournament for the second time in school history.
TOPEKA - The Great Bend High School swim team finished in 15th place at the Class 5-1A state meet on Saturday at Hummer Park.
KINSLEY - The Central Plains High School girls' basketball team made only one 3-pointer in the overtime win against Kinsley on Friday night.
TONGANOXIE - Heading in, they knew it would be tough, and the Tonganoxie tournament did not disappoint.
SALINA - The Great Bend High School girls' tennis team finished tied for fir fifth place with Wichita Kapaun Mt. Carmel on Thursday evening at the Salina South Tennis Invitational.
LARNED - In a game dominated by momentum exchanges, the Larned High School Indians finally closed the door on Nickerson with an interception by Evan Skelton on the Larned 35-yard line, enabling the Indians to defeat the Nickerson Panthers 33-25 at Earl Roberts Field on Friday evening.
You could feel it coming.
LAWRENCE - The Great Bend High School girls' cross-country team finished in 21st place in the Blue Division at Rim Rock Farm.
The times for the Great Bend High School cross-country team's races on Saturday at the Rim Rock Farms tournament has changed.
Larned's Dorothy Keenan drives the ball in a tournament at Larned. Larned High's golf team captured first place at Russell Monday. Larned's Dorothy Keenan earned first place medalist (44) for the fourth time this season. Emma Ayre placed eighth, and Madison Gleason and Haley Skelton tied for 10th.
By Jim Misunas
A pair of goals was all the Great Bend High School boys' soccer team to edge out their Western Athletic Conference rivals Hays.
SALINA - The Great Bend High School girls' golf team placed sixth as a team at the Salina South Invitational. The Lady Panthers were led by Sarah Mauler, who carded a 98.
DODGE CITY - The Great Bend High School girls' tennis team placed second at the Dodge City Tennis Invitational on Thursday.
The Great Bend High School football team's anemic offense took several strides forward on Friday night.