In accordance with Kansas State High School Activities Association regulations, fall sports practices got under way throughout the state on Monday.
2010-2011 WAC All Academic Awards
Shortstop Logan Buehler, third baseman Darien Blackwill and catcher Landon Leuenberger - three vital cogs on the Great Bend High School baseball team - have been named as All-Western Athletic Conference first-team picks.
Pitcher Jordan Haney, catcher-pitcher Abby Morrison and third baseman Stephanie Morrison of Great Bend High School were named as first-team picks on the All-Western Athletic Conference softball team.
The Garden City High School girls' soccer team won the Western Athletic Conference with a record of 6-1-1.
The Mid-Central Activities Association only had three high school softball teams in the league.
HIGH SCHOOL STATE BASEBALL
WICHITA - Macksville High School's Adam Oak, who qualified for state in four events, took home a silver medals in the 200-meter dash and the 300 hurdles.
STATE TRACK & FIELD
WICHITA - Hoisington High School had an exceptional Class 3A state track meet on Friday and Saturday, according to the Cardinals' head coach Mike Richter.
WICHITA - Great Bend's David Simmons and Jacy Quade each took fourth place in their respective events on Friday at the Class 5A state track and field meet at Cessna Stadium in Wichita.
MANHATTAN - Larned High School's first state softball tournament appearance since 2001 turned out to be an instant classic.
MANHATTAN – Larned pitcher Brittney Perez ended her career with a strikeout and the Lady Indians celebrated a victory in the Class 3A state softball tournament,
In their final home games of the regular season, Great Bend High School's baseball team split a doubleheader against Liberal on Tuesday night at the Great Bend Sports Complex.
HUTCHINSON - Larned High golfer Michael Reece earned first-place medalist honors with a 7-over-par 79 Monday at The Highlands Golf Club.
The Great Bend High School girls' swim team locked up another first-place finish this season, claiming the top spot in a quadrangular on Monday evening at Kirkman Activity Center.
GREAT BEND - Grant Harris led Great Bend High School's tennis team with a first-place at No. 1 singles at the Great Bend Invitational. Great Bend finished third with 36 points. Harris cruised through a 6-0 record. His closest match was a 8-6 decision over Sterling's Zach Brashear.
By Jim Misunas
The Great Bend High School girls' swim team hosted a swim meet on Thursday at Kirkman Activity Center.
PREP TRACK & FIELD
McPHERSON - The Great Bend High School boys' tennis team finished sixth in the season-opening McPherson tournament on Monday.