LARNED - After the first quarter, it looked as though the Hoisington High School boys' basketball team was going to give the crowd a repeat performance of its quarterfinal game against Pawnee Heights, in which the Cardinals dropped the Tigers 86-16.
LARNED - The Macksville High School girls' basketball team outscored Spearville in all four quarters to cruise to a 49-32 finish to take the Larned Keady Basketball Classic girls' championship game on Saturday night.
BY KEVIN PRICE
ELLINWOOD - Kale Clawson put together five points and Kyle Blakeslee hit two 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, but the Sterling High School boys' basketball team was already too far ahead for Ellinwood to catch up.
DODGE CITY - Great Bend High School came away with a dual victory over host Dodge City on Thursday evening at the Dodge City Fieldhouse.
Down the stretch in the second of two cliffhangers Friday night, Great Bend High School boys' basketball coach Chris Battin was beside himself.
Struggling for a better portion of three quarters, the Great Bend High School Lady Panthers made a furious comeback bid against visiting Pratt Friday night.
The Great Bend High School basketball teams have their home openers tonight, playing host to the Pratt Greenbacks at GBHS Panther Fieldhouse.
LARNED - The Pawnee Heights High School girls' basketball team could not fight their way back after a scoreless first quarter that saw Kinsley go up by 16 points on Thursday at the Larned Keady Basketball Classic.
LARNED - It looked as though the size advantage that the Hoisington High School girls' basketball team brought to the Larned Keady Basketball Classic was going to be a non-factor in the matchup with Macksville Thursday night.
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.
EL DORADO - This was the second-to-last meet before the Class 5A cross-country regional meet, so Great Bend High School is focused on final preparations for the postseason as they competed at the El Dorado Invitational.
STERLING - Ellinwood High School's girls' cross-country team won the Sterling Invitational on Saturday.