CLAFLIN - The St. John High School boys' basketball team climbed out of a 40-28 hole in the final quarter to beat Central Plains 56-50.
LIBERAL - Someone once said that a cat has nine lives.
LIBERAL - Cutting loose for their best half of the season, the Great Bend High School Lady Panthers rallied to beat host Liberal 39-19 on Friday night in Western Athletic Conference action.
LIBERAL - The Great Bend High School girls' bowling team swept Liberal on Thursday, winning 7-0.
The dream that flickered in the minds of six Great Bend High School football players became a reality during national signing day.
High school football players from St. John, Ellinwood, Macksville, Central Plains and Hoisington signed letters of intent to play at the next level on Wednesday, the national signing day.
High School Scores
In a basketball matchup of Barton County rivals, where every possession was precious, the Hoisington High School girls' basketball team held off Great Bend for a 35-33 non-conference victory on Tuesday night at Panther Fieldhouse.
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.
Due to wet field conditions at the Great Bend Sports Complex, today's baseball doubleheader against TMP and Scott City has been moved to Al Burns Field at Veterans Park. First pitch is scheduled for 2 pm.
MCPHERSON- Aleah Urban, Gage Fritz and Reece Morss all placed as top competitors in their respective events at Thursday's middle school track and field meet in McPherson. The latter part of the meet was called off as showers and thunderstorms moved through the area resulting in the completion of only three running events for Great Bend. All field events, except the seventh grade girls discus, were completed.
CPL BASKETBALL RECOGNITION - Girls: Rachel Doll unanimous first team, Delaney Beckwith second team and Blake Wilt honorable mention. Boys: Marc Waite second team and Tyson Martinez honorable mention
#1 singles- Brady Daniel (3-1) 3rd place
Due to wet field conditions, Monday's (April 20) GBHS C-team baseball game at Veterans Park against Garden City has been postponed. A make up date is yet to be determined.
SALINA- The stakes were raised for Great Bend swimmers at Friday's Salina Invitational. Following a victorious quadrangular in Garden City earlier in the week, the Panther girls threw the momentum into high gear and recorded yet another first place finish at the 12-team Salina Invitational Friday.
HAYS- Due to inclement weather, Friday's WAC softball doubleheader between Great Bend and Hays has been postponed to Tuesday, April 28.
#1 singles Jessica Nieto (1-2)
Due to inclement weather, Thursday's GBHS soccer match at Liberal has been postponed and moved to Friday, May 1.
#1 singles- Brady Daniel 3-0, 1st place
GARDEN CITY- Great Bend used a three-inning drive in the middle of Tuesday's first game of a WAC doubleheader and held off a Buffalo rally in the final frame to beat Garden City, 7-4. Despite some defensive miscues in the second contest, the Panthers rounded up all 11 of their runs during another three-inning span and defeated Garden City in an 11-8 final.
Nine runs in the first inning provided a little foreshadowing for Tuesday's Western Athletic Conference opener between Class 5A power Great Bend and Liberal. The Lady Panthers needed just six innings to complete two 15-0 wins.
GARDEN CITY- A 10-point spread separated the Great Bend girls swim team from host Garden City as the Panthers took the top spot and won their fourth straight competition at Tuesday's quadrangular.
Following a 2-0 run by the opposition, Great Bend used a free kick by junior Alondra Garcia late in the first half and sophomore Araceli Delgadillo's goal late in the second to knot the game at two.