Great Bend High School standout Alex Reed endured a kaleidoscope of emotions during his final track and field season.
BY MACK McCLURE
WICHITA - Alex Reed advanced to the finals in three preliminary events for Great Bend High School at the Class 6-1A state track and field championships on Friday at Cessna Stadium
STATE TRACK & FIELD
STATE TRACK & FIELD
Great Bend High School's Kaylie Doll came out of virtually nowhere to win a Class 5A regional track and field crown in the triple jump last Friday at Friends University in Wichita.
DeleteMatt Moyd has a vision, and he has that look in his eye, too.
Alex Reed finds himself in an unfamiliar position entering this weekend's Class 6-1A state track and field championships at Wichita's Cessna Stadium.
A marquee field will be featured in the marquee event - the 100-meter dash - with the preliminaries today and the finals on Saturday during the state track and field championships at Cessna Stadium on the Wichita State University campus.
The Macksville High School track and field team qualified for nine events in the Class 1A state track meet at Cessna Stadium in Wichita this weekend.
Last year, Ellinwood High School qualified two girls for the Class 2A state track and field meet, but that didn't keep them from bringing the whole team to watch the festivities.
Jacy Quade has been competing in track and field events for the last 10 years and on Friday, she will be making her second consecutive trip to the Class 5A state track and field meet at Cessna Stadium in Wichita to represent Great Bend High School in the discus and the shot put.
Great Bend High School's David Simmons will be returning to the Class 5A state track and field meet to compete in the shot put on Friday at Cessna Stadium in Wichita.
A freak accident left standout Great Bend High School track and field distance runner Rubi Torres in pain last week, prior to last Friday's Class 5A regional track and field meet at Friends University in Wichita.
All the hard work, the sweat and strain of grueling regular-season drills have diminished.
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HOISINGTON- The Hoisington Cardinal softball team struggled to a 1-5 start this year. This past Friday, the Cardinals were able to turn it around at home. After two come-from-behind wins over the defending Class 4A Division II State Champions from Pratt, the Cardinals moved their record to 3-5.
HOISINGTON- The Hoisington Cardinal baseball team lost 15-2 to the Pratt Greenbacks in the first of two games at Hoisington on Friday.
WICHITA- The 4X400 relay team of Jeffery Muiruri, Mason YellowWolf, Ty Yager and Antonio Carrasco ran a season best 3:29 in the Elite Division and posted a first place finish to help the Panther track and field team to four of their seven gold medals at this week's Shocker Pre State Challenge.
RUSSELL- Russell's girls track and field team dominated the competition at Thursday's home meet with a first place finish and a final team score of 98 points out of five teams. Hutch Trinity, Ellsworth, Hoisington and Hays-TMP-Marian rounded out the rest of the competition with scores of 86, 67, 61 and 59.
GARDEN CITY- Turning to its senior leadership Thursday night, the Garden City girls soccer team scored three goals within a three minute span in the second half and added another score for good measure late in the period for a 4-0 shutout victory over visiting Great Bend.
#1 singles, Dylan Sateren, 0-3
The Barton Community College women's basketball program proudly announces the signing of Great Bend High School's Regan Unruh to its 2015 class of Lady Cougars on the first day of national signings.
Great Bend senior Jeff Mietler was selected to be on the All Kansas State Bowling team. The Panther captain ended the season with an average of 218. At the conclusion of the regular season, Jeff was named the Most Valuable Player in the WAC and was also named to the All WAC First Team. Mietler anchored the Great Bend boys to a regional runner-up finish and a third place finish at the state tournament.
HILLSBORO- The Hoisington Cardinals baseball team outlasted the Hillsboro Trojans Tuesday squeaking out an 8-6 win at Hillsboro.
ANDOVER- Morgan Kottas was perfect for the game hitting 3 for 3 including a pair of doubles in a 5-3 loss to Andover in the first round of a Tuesday doubleheader. The Panthers then went on a 12-run tirade in the second game and shutout the Trojans, 12-0 to split the series.
#1 singles boys, Matt Phillips, 2-2 3rd place
LIBERAL- Redskin ace Cole Evans pitched six innings allowing four hits and a run to lead Liberal to a 3-1 edging over visiting Great Bend in the first part of Tuesday's twin bill. The Panthers launched a late-game attack but could not overcome an early deficit and fell to Liberal 8-6 in the second game giving the Redskins the two-game sweep.
ELLINWOOD- Great Bend boys jv track finished with 77 team points and a fourth place finish out of nine teams at Tuesday's junior varsity meet in Ellinwood. Meanwhile the Panther girls jv finished sixth with 38 points.