WICHITA - Austin Stout captured a pair of fourth-place finishes at the Class 6-1A state track and field championships for the Hoisington High School boys - one in the 300-meter hurdles (41.12 seconds) and one in the high jump (six feet, two inches).
Mainstays for the Great Bend High School Panthers baseball team, seniors Mitch Kottas, Jace Bowman and Connor Sell have been named as All-Western Athletic Conference first-team selections in a vote by league coaches.
WICHITA - Larned High School's Carrie Kellie won a Class 4A state title in the triple jump (36-9), and also finished third in the long jump (17 feet, 3 1/4 inches) on Friday at the 6-1A state track and field championships.
ELLINWOOD- The 4x800 relay team of Quincy Smith, Clay Cooper, Triston Long and Gerardo Calleros finished with a first place time of 8:40.57 at Thursday's Central Prarie League Meet. As a team, the Tiger boys placed seventh out of a nine-team competition with 44 points. Ness City was the top finisher at 98.
Due to wet field conditions today's Panther baseball games against Larned, originally scheduled to be played at home, have been moved to Larned's Moffett Field with the first pitched scheduled for 5 p.m. The JV games will be played at Jordaan Park in Larned.
SALINA- A long pass by Kaily Griffith to fellow sophomore Melanie Garcia set up an early goal but Great Bend would not be able to produce enough offensive push the rest of the way as the Panthers fell to Salina South, 3-1 in the second of a back-to-back Tuesday night.
Hunter Middleton broke two school records in Tuesday's 10-0 and 7-1 sweeping of visiting Thomas More Prep. The Panther senior recorded 12 strike outs in the first game and retired one more for good measure after an inning's work in game two to break the single season strikeout record with 137 for the season. Middleton also collected her 15th win of 2015 breaking another school record.
Great Bend girls soccer fell 10-0 to visiting Manhattan Monday at Cavanaugh Fields. The loss drops Great Bend to 3-10-1 on the season. The Panthers are in Salina this evening for non conference action againt Salina South.
NEWTON- For the third year in his Great Bend career, Grant Harris will be making a trip to the state tennis tournament. For several weeks the Panther senior has been battling tendonitis but it never proved to be an issue at Monday's regional tournament in Newton.