Larned Keady Basketball Classic
HOISINGTON - Hoisington High School enters its 2010-2011 season with five state qualifiers from last season, including sophomore Chance Demel, who finished in sixth place in the 135-pound weight class at the Class 3-2-1A state tournament last season.
When the Great Bend High School boys' basketball team entertains Pratt in the Panthers home opener Friday night, the Greenbacks will be missing some of their swagger.
The Great Bend High School boys' swimming team took first place at its swim meet held Tuesday at the Kirkman Athletic Center on the Barton Community College campus.
ELLINWOOD - Lauren Thill scored 10 of her game-high 17 points in the third quarter, leading Ellinwood High School to a 47-32 win over Wichita Northfield Tuesday night in the opening round of the Ellinwood preseason tournament.
LARNED - Despite pulling to within two points to end the first half, the Pawnee Heights High School girls' basketball team fell to Hoisington 51-29 on Tuesday after being outscored 28-8 in the second half.
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SALINA - After just one meet, the Great Bend High School boys' swim team has already qualified for the Class 5A state in five events.
ST. JOHN - The St. John High School girls basketball season-opening 48-26 win against Pratt-Skyline came quickly became the Teresa Wade Show on Friday night.
ST. JOHN - The St. John High School boys' basketball team overcame shooting 6-for-21 from the free throw line to edge Skyline 55-46 on Friday night.
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HAYS - Clutch free-throw shooting bailed out Great Bend High School after host Hays made a late run at the Lady Panthers Saturday morning during the seventh-place game of the Hays City Shoot-Out.
HAYS - The speed of the basketball game increased drastically from the previous two nights for the Great Bend High School Panthers.
In her first season as head basketball coach for Macksville High School, Kathryn McAllister guided the Lady Mustangs to a 9-11 record in 2009-10, including 4-5 in the Central Prairie League.
HAYS - Points were at a premium, and Great Bend High School and Colby spent much of Thursday's opener getting floor burns in the rough-and-tumble opening-round girls game of the Hays City Shoot-Out.
BUHLER - The Great Bend High School boys' tennis team couldn't get things going in the quadrangular in Buhler on Tuesday evening.
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