DODGE CITY - Seven more seconds and the Great Bend High School girls soccer team could have walked away from a one-point loss without controversy.
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.
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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.
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.