First impressions sometimes make lasting impressions.
WICHITA - The Great Bend High School girls swim team took 15th out of 22 teams on Saturday at the Wichita Northwest invitational.
LARNED - The Great Bend High School softball team split a doubleheader at Larned on Friday afternoon at Ralph Terry Field.
JV TRACK & FIELD
RUSSELL - Hoisington High School and Larned attended the Russell track and field invitational on Thursday.
LYONS - Lyons High School hosted a track and field invitational on Friday.
Great Bend High School left-hander Connor Sell nearly pitched a complete game and helped his own cause with his bat.
GARDEN CITY - The Great Bend High School girls' soccer team took Western Athletic Conference powerhouse Garden City to a 0-0 tie after 100 minutes of playing time on Thursday.
The Great Bend High School softball team won a pair of games against Hoisington in a doubleheader on Thursday afternoon at Harms Field, which was capped by a two-run home run from Jordan Haney in the second game.
BUHLER - Great Bend High School finished third out of four teams on Monday at the Buhler varsity tennis quadrangular.
LIBERAL - Nick Ney improved his record to 2-0 on the season on Tuesday afternoon, pitching a complete game and scattering six hits during an 8-2 victory over Liberal in the Western Athletic Conference baseball opener for both teams.
SALINA - The Great Bend High School softball team swept its first two games of the season on the road at Salina Sacred Heart on Tuesday.
After the Great Bend High School girls' soccer team lost to Emporia, 2-0, at the Wichita Titans Classic, GBHS head coach Gus Prieto said that his team needed to learn to start games strong.
The Great Bend High School girls' swimming team won its second straight home swim meet on Monday when it hosted Dodge City, Liberal, Hutchinson and Thomas More Prep-Marian at the Barton Community College pool.
EMPORIA - The Great Bend High School track and field team ran into some steep competition on Friday in Emporia.
CENTRAL PLAINS 70,
HIGH SCHOOL SCORES
ELLINWOOD GIRLS 44, RUSSELL 29
By Jim Misunas
DODGE CITY – Class 2A Central Plains stunned Class 6A Shawnee Mission South 54-38 to advance to Saturday's championship game of the Dodge City Tournament of Champions. The Oilers (10-1) outscored South 30-16 in the second half.
HIGH SCHOOL SCORES
CENTRAL PLAINS 51,
DODGE CITY - Dodge City's girls handed Great Bend its first Western Athletic League loss 55-35 and Dodge City's boys completed a sweep with a 50-36 victory over the Panther boys.
Hesston 60, Larned 32
Defending Mid-Winter Classic champion St. John (9-0) drew the top seed, but innovative scheduling gives the unbeaten Tigers three games next week. St. John will open against the Pratt-Macksville loser at 4:45 p.m. But the Tigers will still play in Friday's second semifinal game at 8:15 p.m. against the Pratt-Macksville winner, which is scheduled Tuesday. The other bracket matches Ness City against Nickerson and Larned versus winless Wichita West (0-8) in Thursday's games.
STAFFORD - Hoisington High, ranked third in Class 3A, swept the Stafford High dual competition with a 4-0 record to stay unbeaten in dual matches. Hoisington defeated Bluestem, 70-7; Chaparral 65-6; Lincoln 76-6 and Nickerson 74-3.
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