His girls' basketball teams secured three Class 5A state tournament berths, including a state runner-up campaign in 2009.
Tanner Neeland and Jeff Keenan of Great Bend High School are headed to Lawrence today to have a practice round of 18 holes at Alvamar Country Club.
SALINA - Several Great Bend High School track and field athletes qualified for this weekend's state meet in Wichita after finishing in the top four in their respective events.
TOPEKA - Each of the Great Bend High School swimmers in the Class 5-1A girls' state meet were able to improve their times in Saturday's finals competition at Hummer Sports Complex.
While only one golfer has state tournament experience on the Ellinwood High School boys' team, most of the players have at least seen the Class 2A tournament in action.
MONTEZUMA - Macksville High School's boys' track and field team won a Class 1A regional championship.
A history of success at the Class 1A boys' golf regional level has been established at St. John High School.
GREENSBURG - The Ellinwood High School girls track and field team finished runners-up at a Class 2A regional on Friday.
Michael Reece and Tague Conrad of Larned High School will represent their school in the Class 4A state golf tournament on Monday.
Jacy Quade will be bidding for her second consecutive Class 5A regional track and field championship in the discus today, as regional competition takes place in Salina at Salina Stadium.
The multi-dimensional Matt Moyd had a Western Athletic Conference meet he'd like to forget.
Chris Burley has already set a Great Bend High School record in the pole vault, clearing 14 feet, six inches twice this season, including last week at the Western Athletic Conference meet in Dodge City.
Berths for the Class 5A portion of the 6-1A state track and field championships will be at stake Friday as Great Bend High School heads to Salina.
After a regular season that saw the Great Bend High School girls' swim team win their 10th straight Western Athletic Conference championship, the Lady Panthers will be taking 12 swimmers to the Class 5-1A state meet this weekend.
WINFIELD - The Great Bend High School girls' soccer team closed their season with a loss to Winfield in the first round of a Class 5A regional tournament on Tuesday.
Great Bend forward Keely Ireland belted out three goals while fellow sophomores Araceli Delgadillo and Melani Garcia scored a goal each to lead the Panthers to a 6-1 win over visiting Liberal in Tuesday afternoon play.
BUHLER- Grant Harris swept through the first round of singles play as the Great Bend tennis team posted a second place finish at Tuesday's quadrangular in Buehler. Buhler won the quad with 27 team points, while the Panthers finished with 12.
Ellinwood jv track girls come up big at home meet, boys finish fifth
#1 doubles Jace Whetham, Daniel Abbott 0-2
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Seven qualifiers represented Great Bend as the Panthers declared their second straight victory at Monday's five-team meet at the BCCC natatorium.
In four seasons, Grant Harris is undefeated at the annual Great Bend Invitational tennis tournament following Saturday's competition. The Panther senior improved his season record to 7-1 on Saturday and recorded his fourth straight victory at the annual meet.
By Jim Misunas
JUNCTION CITY- Battling against a six-team lineup including schools from the Topeka and Kansas City areas, Great Bend boys track and field saddled a first place finish at Friday's Junction City Invitational. Meanwhile the Great Bend girls team wrapped up competition with a fourth slot in the final standings with 80, one seed above Shawnee Heights at 78.
CIMARRON- Ellinwood girls track combined for 109 team points and a second place finish out of nine teams at Thursday's Cimarron Invitational. Ellinwood boys took the eighth slot with 20 points. Meade won the championship in the girls division while South Gray posted the top spot in the boys meet.
KINSLEY- St. John's boys wrapped up competition with 47 team point and a third place team finish while the girls team placed fourth with 41 points at Thursday's Kinsley Invitational. A total of nine school competed in both boys and girls meets.
Great Bend registered six first place performances and five state-qualifying times out of 12 events to take the gold at Thursday's quadrangular at the BCCC natatorium.
HAVEN- The Hoisington Cardinal baseball team outlasted the Haven Wildcats on Tuesday picking up a doubleheader sweep by scores of 9-6 and 8-1.
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 Prep, Larned and Russell/Victoria. Russell defeated Larned 5-2 in last year's regional final at Larned.