Following a 40-minute lightning delay in the second half, TMP's Kayla Vitztum connected with Bailey Hageman in the 42nd minute and propelled the Monarchs to a 3-0 victory over the Panthers Monday at Cavanaugh Fields.
DODGE CITY- Garden City polled 13 points to capture this year's Western Athletic Conference tennis title during the annual conference meet Monday. Host Dodge City recorded nine points to finish as runner up while the Panthers and Liberal tied for third with seven team points. Hays finished last with four points.
Due to wet field conditions, today's WAC baseball doubleheader between Great Bend and Dodge City has been postponed to Monday, May 11 at 4 p.m. The Panthers will participate in the Western Diamond Classic in Hays, May 7 and 9.
GREENSBURG- It was a golden start to the month of May for Ellinwood's girls track and field team as the Eagles finished with a 109-point house cleaning to win Friday's 16-team Kiowa County Invitational.
Editor's note: This is the first of a series about the 1955 GBHS state championship baseball team. Terry Knowles, a member of the 1955 Panthers, wrote the feature and, with teammates, recalls, 60 years later, that glorious season in the history of the GBHS baseball program. Look for part two of the feature in next Sunday's Tribune.
May 02, 2015|
TERRY KNOWLES, Special to the Tribune
LIBERAL- Late season injuries and youth are taking a toll on the Great Bend girls soccer team. Despite a 1-0 lead at the break, Great Bend was unable to hold the momentum over the closing period as the Panthers dropped a 3-1 decision on the road to Liberal in a makeup game Friday. On Thursday, the Panther's fell to Dodge City at home in a 1-0 final.
Jordan Haney wound up her collegiate career on Friday as Tabor College bowed out of the KCAC Softball Championships with a 4-0 loss to Bethany College. Haney hit one for three as the Bluejay's DP. For the season, Haney batted .318 after 129 at-bats, a third team best 41 hits and started in 45 of 47 games as a senior.
MAIZE- Wet field conditions, stranded runners and six errors proved costly for Great Bend as the Panthers fell in a 9-3 regional decision Tuesday to Salina-South in Maize. Tuesday's regional was called in the fifth inning due to an increasingly wet playing surface as rain showers continued to cause havoc for grounds crews.
Due to inclement weather forecasted for the area, today's 5A Region 1 softball tournament at the Great Bend Sports Complex has been postponed and moved to Thursday, May 21. Starting times for the tournament remain as originally scheduled.
MAIZE- The Great Bend girls soccer team will face No. 3 seed Maize South (13-3) at 7 p.m. Tuesday evening in the girls 5A Region 3 tournament hosted by Maize South. Great Bend (4-11-1) is listed as the 14th seed. Other Region 3 competition includes 11th seed Liberal (5-10-1) taking on Andover Central (10-5-1, 6th seed) in a 5 p.m. contest at Andover Central Tuesday. The Region 3 championship game will be played at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 21 at Maize South.
The 2015 WAC champion Great Bend softball team will take on Emporia at 4:30 p.m. in the second round of the Region 1 tournament Tuesday, May 19. The Great Bend Sports Complex will be the venue for this year's regional. The Great Bend vs. Emporia matchup will follow the tournament opener between Wichita Heights and Maize South at 3 p.m. The championship game will take place at or around 6 p.m. that evening at GBSC.
Great Bend faced a formidable foe but proved up to the task as the Panthers took a 2-0 sweep over visiting Hutchinson to close out the regular season Thursday. Following a 6-2 victory in game one, the Panthers found themselves in a battle but were able to hold off a Salt Hawk rally late in the game to win the second contest, 2-1.