When Great Bend High School senior Alex Reed suffered a devastating knee injury during Class 5A district football action last fall, one had to wonder if the record-setting sprint wunderkind would ever get back on track.
WICHITA - The Great Bend High School girls' soccer team has done something it has never done before - make it to the championship game of the Wichita Titan Classic.
Suffice to say, the Great Bend High School boys' tennis team is a work in progress. Only one senior, who is coming out for the first time this spring, is on the Panthers' roster.
The Great Bend High School girls' swim team roster is a revolving door that saw eight seniors graduate from last years' squad but has some bright young talent coming in.
For the Great Bend High School softball team, this season is all about the team's experience.
Losing only four seniors to graduation, the Great Bend High School Panthers baseball team entertains some high expectations entering the 2011 campaign.
WICHITA - The Great Bend High School girls' soccer team began its season in style, beating Haysville Campus 4-1 to open the Wichita Titan Classic on Wednesday.
Seniors dominated The Associated Press All-America team for the first time in five years.
HAYS - A year after having a pair of Great Bend High School athletes take Class 5A state championships in three events, the track and field team picked up five first-place finishes in its first meet of the season at Fort Hays State University on Saturday.
The Great Bend High School girls' soccer team begins its season on the road at the Wichita South Titan Classic on Monday against Haysville Campus at 4 p.m. - weather permitting.
Unlike the other All-Western Athletic Conference selections, the wrestling portion was cut-and-dried.
The All-Mid-Central Activities Association list is in and no high school is more represented than Hoisington, which claimed eight of the 24 spots on the girls' and boys' first and second teams.
The Central Prairie League has proven its strength after sending four of its nine high school boys basketball teams to a state tournament.
Dalton Bell, out of Hoisington High School represented the South at the first North vs. South District Four Senior Classic Wrestling Tournament.
Great Bend High School was well-represented on the All-Western Athletic Conference girls basketball team, with seniors Lexie Brack, Cassidy Tutak and Kalie LeShore garnering first-team honors.
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