Due to inclement weather forecasted for the area today, this evening's home soccer game between Great Bend and Manhattan has been postponed until Monday, May 11 at Cavanaugh Fields. Start time is 4 p.m.
HUTCHINSON- Make it six, please! Shaking off some mid season fatigue, the Great Bend girls swim team swiped another gold finish and their sixth straight of the season at Thursday's quadrangular at Hutchinson.
ELLINWOOD- Ellinwood track standout McKenna Rugan will be taking her talents to Emporia State next season. Rugan has won seven state track medals her first three years with the Eagles. She has been a part of three school records in the 4x100, 4x400, and 4x800 meter relays. McKenna was also on three state runner up teams: two in cross country, one in track. Rugan is the fifth Ellinwood track athlete to sign in the last two years. She is the seventh to be offered a scholarship.
April 23, 2015|
Special to the Tribune
A 10-0 win in Great Bend's WAC series opener against Dodge City was just the tip of the iceberg for what the Panthers had in store for their guests. The home team pounded out 13 hits in game two and coasted to a 17-0 blowout of the Demons to claim a 2-0 sweep.
Despite a 10-6 hitting margin by the opposition, Great Bend turned up the heat with eight runs over three innings to take a 9-5 victory overall Scott City in the Panthers' home opener Tuesday. Great Bend mustered only four hits in game two against Thomas More Prep (Hays) as the Monarchs claimed a 6-3 win giving the Panthers a 1-1 split.
In only their second meet of the month the Great Bend jv boys track and field team mustered 58 points and a third place finish out of six teams at their home invitational Tuesday. Garden City and Dodge were the top two finishers with 243 and 147 points. Liberal (41), Hays (40) and Hutchinson (30) rounded out the bottom six in order.
You can measure success for a high school and youth sports coach in a lot of different ways; number of state champions, number of athletes continuing their career in college with a scholarship and, most of all, having a positive impact on an adolescent's development. Cliff Burt exemplifies all of those categories and then some. A track coach in Great Bend for the past 35 years, 20 at the high school level, coach Burt has left his mark on the shot and discuss rings that will never be matched.
May 26, 2015|
CHRIS BURT, Special to the Tribune
WICHITA -- Great Bend's softball team (20-2) will play Blue Valley West (17-5) at 7 p.m. May 28 at Two Rivers Complex in Wichita in the Class 5A state softball tournament. The Panthers would play the winner of Topeka Seaman or Valley Center in the semifinals.
Webster defines drama as a state, situation, or series of events involving interesting or intense conflict of forces. And that is precisely how Great Bend defined their Region 1 championship game against Maize South Thursday night.
Unbeaten Troy (19-0) is top seeded in the Class 2-1A state baseball tournament scheduled May 28-29 at the Great Bend Sports Complex. Troy will play Salina Sacred Heart (8-13) in its opener at 11 a.m. May 28.
Layne Bieberle (Sr) and Michael Ryan (Jr) finished as 2015 state tennis doubles runners-up in the 3A-1A Division (season record of 32-1) at Emporia May 15-16. Central Plains finished 6th as a team. (Layne Bieberle, Michael Ryan, Michael Lamatsch, Matt Demel, Carson Kirmer and Brady Rugan).