HAYS - As Newton High School crept closer in the second half on Thursday afternoon during the first round of the Hays City Shoot-Out, the Great Bend Panthers stood firm.
HAYS - Losing seven seniors to graduation from last season, Great Bend High School's inexperienced Lady Panthers had to go up against a Class 5A state-tournament-tested Newton basketball team to open their season Thursday evening.
The LaCrosse High School football team was the big winner of the All-Central Prairie League selections.
The 29th Annual Hays City Shoot-Out basketball tournament tips off today at two locations in Hays.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington High School wrestling team will be looking for a couple of boys to step up after losing three seniors.
LARNED - The sophomore class of Larned High School will be hosting a youth basketball tournament in February.
In the Mid-Central Activities Association, Thomas More Prep-Marian High School of Hays holds the most all-league football-team selections with 11.
Great Bend High School's football team, which finished in a three-way tie for the Western Athletic Conference championship with Hays and Garden City with 3-1 records, placed several Panthers on the All-WAC team.
OTIS - The Thunder Ridge High School football team proved too much for Otis-Bison.
The Class 3A state runner-up Hoisington High School volleyball team controlled the most selections for the All-Mid-Central Activities Association first and second teams.
The Otis-Bison High School football team has a chance for a little payback tonight at 7.
Great Bend High School's Katelyn Henning was named to the first team and senior middle hitter Liz Kutina was named honorable mention on the All-Western Athletic Conference volleyball team.
The Otis-Bison High School football team will be heading into the third round of the Eight-Man Division-II state playoffs on Friday night for the second year in a row.
The Great Bend High School boys' soccer team had five players selected to either the first or honorable mention group in the Western Athletic Conference team.
The Hoisington Cardinal Wrestling Team dominated the Regional Tournament held this past Friday and Saturday at Russell. On the first day of competition the team got on a roll and advanced 11 out of their 14 wrestlers into the semifinals on the championship side of the bracket. The team than went on to win 8 of the semifinal matches to secure an insurmountable lead at the conclusion of the first day of competition. The second day went much the same as the first day. The Cardinals advanced all six of their non-championship finalists into the consolation finals.
Both Great Bend Bowling teams concluded their regular season on Thursday as they competed in the WAC Tournament in Garden City. The Lady Panthers dominated the tournament from start to finish. The girls squad captured 17 of the possible 21 points possible as they won the tournament. However, they fell just short of Garden City who was able to hang on to claim the Conference title. This ended the Lady Panthers 4 year run as conference champions. Sophomore Allie Brodrick paced the team as she rolled a 1st place series of 599 which include a high game of 259. Senior ...
LIBERAL - Liberal battled past pesky Great Bend by outscoring the Panthers down the stretch for a 45-40 Western Athletic Conference victory.
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BY JIM MISUNAS