DODGE CITY - The Ellinwood girls' tennis team took first place at the Class 3-1A state meet on Saturday.
HAYS - Unbelievable.
HAYS - Saving their best for last, the Great Bend High School Lady Panthers volleyball team defeated arch-rival and host Hays during their final match of the day to secure third place at the Western Athletic Conference tournament on Saturday.
The Larned High School girls' golf team has become comfortable with traveling to a state golf meet.
LYONS - The Hoisington High School football team took its first step toward the Class 3A state playoffs on Friday night, beating Lyons 34-7.
ST. JOHN - Tanner Cooper scored four touchdowns and the Pretty Prairie High School football team converted three St. John mistakes into scores en route to a 44-22 Eight-Man Division-I District 5 football victory Friday night.
LARNED - The Hoisington High School volleyball team remained undefeated in the Mid-Central Activities Association after sweeping the league quadrangular on Saturday.
In his first four seasons as head girls coach at Great Bend High School, Troy Stein has had at least one golfer qualify for the Class 5A state meet in each of the last three campaigns.
CLAFLIN - In a game that saw a combined 122 points light up the scoreboard, it was fitting that a defensive play be the difference maker.
It will be a battle of two high-octane running games going head-to-head tonight in Hays at Lewis Field Stadium.
Until the previous two seasons, Great Bend High School had a stranglehold on the Western Athletic Conference football race.
Great Bend High School sophomores Brianna Schartz and Jami McVay and freshman Morgan Francis are in Goddard today, competing in the Class 5A state tournament.
The Great Bend High School boys' soccer team bounced back from its second loss of the season earlier this week by beating Wichita Heights on Thursday night at Cavanaugh Field.
DODGE CITY - The Great Bend High School girls' cross country team finished in second place with 45 points at the Western Athletic Conference meet on Thursday.
The Central Plains High School football team is knee-deep in district play with a 4-0 record to place it on top of the Eight-Man Division-I district standings.
#1 Singles Rigo Miranda 2-1 2nd place
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
Great Bend Red
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.