The big lead was slipping away in a hurry for the Great Bend High School Panthers during their non-conference basketball battle with Hoisington on Tuesday night at Panther Fieldhouse.
Six Great Bend High School football players are expected to sign today to play at the next level.
Four area football players are expected to sign with community colleges today - Central Plains fullback Dylan Prosser, Ellinwood offensive and defensive lineman Ian Goering, Macksville defensive lineman Jeremy Huffman and St. John linebacker and running back Pat Prescott.
A Barton County rivalry will be renewed tonight, when Great Bend High School entertains Hoisington in non-conference basketball action at Panther Fieldhouse.
The Hoisington High School Cardinals basketball team will be entering tonight's game in Great Bend coming off a 55-36 home loss to Hesston.
WICHITA - The Great Bend High School boys' swim team finished in sixth place in the 17-team field of the Wichita Northwest meet on Saturday.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington High School Cardinals wrestling team, following their fourth-place finish at the Bob Kuhn Classic in Hays, took first place at the Cardinal Classic Wrestling Tournament on Friday.
Dakota Conaway broke a Great Bend High School bowling record, rolling a 777 series during Saturday's Great Plains High School Invitational Bowling Tournament.
GARDEN CITY - Competing in the rugged Garden City High School wrestling invite on Friday and Saturday, the Great Bend Panthers finished in 18th place out of 28 teams.
EMPORIA - Curbing a fourth-quarter comeback bid, Shawnee Heights High School held on for a 38-35 victory over Great Bend on Saturday in the seventh-place game of the 38th Annual Glacier's Edge Girls Basketball Tournament.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington High School girls' basketball team fell behind 20-9 after one half against Hesston on Saturday evening.
CLAFLIN - The Central Plains High School volleyball team continued their dominance on Tuesday night, hosting a triangular of Central Prairie League teams.
Ellinwood and Central Plains High Schools sent their girls' tennis players to South Barber for a 3-1A regional tournament over the weekend.
LARNED - With a young golf team, Larned High School head coach Toni Novotny was hopeful a home-course advantage would help the Indians.
It was a big day for the Great Bend High School girls' golf team.
LIBERAL - It was their last chance at a Western Athletic Conference win.
SALINA - All season long, there has been two Great Bend High School girls' tennis players that have come out on top every time.
Central Plains 22, Little River 6
Abilene 39, Clay Center 21
HAVEN - In a game as strange as the weather the Larned High School Indians defeated the Wildcats of Haven.
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.
HILLSBORO - The Great Bend High School volleyball team fell to a pair of ranked teams at a Hillsboro triangular on Thursday night.
Smoky Valley (3-2) at Hoisington (4-1)
It's the final chance for both high school football teams to get a Western Athletic Conference victory this season.
By Jim Misunas