BY KEVIN PRICE
BY KEVIN PRICE
With one more Western Athletic Conference basketball game under their belts than defending champion Dodge City, the Great Bend Lady Panthers have the early lead in the conference standings with a 2-0 record.
After losing in its season opener on Dec. 3 at Wichita East High School, 57-53, Dodge City has won five straight games heading into tonight's Western Athletic Conference matchup with Great Bend.
Look who's sitting alone at the top of the early-season Western Athletic Conference girls' basketball standings.
The game clock was melting, and sole possession of the early lead in the Western Athletic Conference boys' basketball standings was at stake.
Great Bend High School opens Western Athletic Conference home action tonight, entertaining a longtime rival in Hays at Panther Gymnasium.
CLAFLIN - The high school basketball game between the Claflin Wildcats and the Macksville Mustangs Friday night was very much a tale of two halves.
CLAFLIN - Going into the game Friday night, both the Claflin High School girls' basketball team and the Macksville Lady Mustangs had something to defend.
LARNED - The Dodge City girls' basketball team is the defending Western Athletic Conference champion and fourth-place finishers at the Class 6A state tournament in Emporia last March.
GARDEN CITY - Practice your free throws. Every day.
GARDEN CITY - Finally.
Great Bend High School embarks on Western Athletic Conference-opening play tonight, when the Panthers travel out west to take on Garden City.
NICKERSON - After the Hoisington Cardinals worked hard for an opening baseball victory, the nightcap came much easier.
Out of the five first-place finishes for the Great Bend High School track and field teams on Tuesday evening at the Great Bend Invitational, none were so closely watched as the girls' pole vault.
GARDEN CITY - The Great Bend High School boys' golf team finished sixth on Saturday at the Garden City Invitational.
WICHITA - The Ellinwood High School track and field team competed in the 2014 Shocker Pre-State Meet on Friday.
WICHITA - In a meet that was designed a precursor to the Class 6-1A State Track and Field Championships, Great Bend High School turned in nine top-6 performances in eight events.
The first chunk of the season has not been kind to the Great Bend High School girls' soccer team.
HOISINGTON - The Great Bend High School baseball team got swept by Hoisington on the road on Thursday evening.
HOISINGTON - A steady stream of runs and solid pitching performances locked up a high school softball sweep for Great Bend on Thursday afternoon.
ELLSWORTH - Central Plains High School's boys' tennis team won the Ellsworth Invitational on Tuesday evening.
BUHLER - The Great Bend High School boys' tennis team couldn't get things going in the quadrangular in Buhler on Tuesday evening.