Losing was not an option.
DODGE CITY - An increase in intensity helped the Great Bend High School varsity tennis team finish in second place, out of eight teams, one point behind first-place Hays on Thursday at the Dodge City Invitational.
HAYS - The Great Bend High School girls' cross country team took second place at the Hays meet on Thursday.
Having a bye week last week, the Great Bend High School Panthers football team had Friday night off after practicing from 6 to 7:30 a.m. before school.
So far this season, the Hoisington High School football team has been on both the winning and losing sides of close games that came down to final plays.
GARDEN CITY - The Great Bend High School girls' varsity golf team participated at the Garden City Invitational on Monday.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood High School girls' tennis team is led by a pair of dominant doubles duos that have gone undefeated in the 2011 season's first three meets.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood High School volleyball hosted Kingman and Sterling Tuesday night.
Great Bend High School seemed to break Russell's spirit after beating the visitors in the first game of their match on Monday night during the GBHS triangular at Panther Fieldhouse.
The Great Bend High School boys' soccer team advanced its winning streak to four games after beating Western Athletic Conference foe Hays on Monday night.
Morgan Francis won all six of her matches to capture first place in No. 1 singles on Saturday during the Great Bend High School Invitational at Veterans Park.
WICHITA - The Great Bend High School boys' soccer team won the Titans Classic in Wichita on Saturday, beating Garden City 3-1.
EMPORIA - The Great Bend High School cross country team competed at a meet in Emporia on Saturday.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington High School football team was able to come back late in the game to beat Medicine Lodge on a 3-yard touchdown from Austin Stout on Friday night.
CLAFLIN - With multiple momentum shifts and six turnovers, the first home football game in Central Plains High School history wasn't pretty at times.
HAYS - Hoisington's Ball brothers got off to a rousing start in the Class 3-1A state wrestling championship. The trio of Ball brothers - three-time state champion Brandon Ball, Jonathan Ball and Christopher Ball - all won three matches to qualify for the Class 3-1A state finals Saturday night. No trio of brothers had ever qualified or won state wrestling titles in the same year.
PARK CITY - Three Great Bend High School wrestlers placed in the top six at the Class 5A State Tournament at Hartman Arena in Park City.
Team totals-1. Norton 118.5; 2. Hoisington 104.5; 3. Rossville 103; 4. Silver Lake 86; 5. Scott City 78; 6. Marion 59; 7. St. Marys 54.5; 8. Oberlin-Decatur 54; 9. 9. Atwood-Rawlins County 52; 10. Smith Center 49.5
At Park City
By JIM MISUNAS
PARK CITY - Three Great Bend High School wrestlers lost their quarterfinal matches after winning their first matches at Friday's Class 5A State Tournament at Hartman Arena in Park City. The top two finishers will meet for the state championship Saturday night.
At Hartman Arena
By JIM MISUNAS
Great Bend High School swimmers hope they aren't all wet when it comes to a lofty goal they have set for themselves this weekend.
By JIM MISUNAS