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,
WICHITA - Ellinwood High School's girls' 4x800-meter relay team entered the Class 2A state track and field meet with the best time in 2A.
ELLINWOOD - There is a brand new outlook for the Ellinwood High School football team.
For the Central Plains High School football team, the trick will be out-accomplishing last season.
LARNED - Larned High School's football program made school history with the school's first playoff appearance in 28 years and first winning record in 15 years.
High school football season is upon us, and the Great Bend Panthers are back in action, but with a new face guiding the way.
The Great Bend High School girls' golf team finds itself in an unusual position this season.
There's a new head coach for the Macksville High School football team.
HOISINGTON - There's a new head coach in town for the Hoisington High School football team.
OTIS - To say the Otis-Bison High School football team had a rough start to the 2013 season would be an understatement.
ST. JOHN - While there is a change in the coaching staff for the St. John-Hudson High School football team, it is a familiar face.
Shannon Schartz returns for his 37th year as head coach, and he's bringing back a lot of talent.
It's a new year for the Great Bend High School volleyball team.
Central Plains High School
LARNED - Great Bend High School football this year is getting about as much respect as the Titanic gave to icebergs.
GREENSBURG - The Macksville High School volleyball team won two out of three matches at the Kiowa County quadrangular on Tuesday evening.
HAYS - The Great Bend High School girls' golf team opened the season on Tuesday, competing at a Hays tournament.