HAYS - Saving their best for last, the Great Bend High School Lady Panthers volleyball team defeated arch-rival and host Hays during their final match of the day to secure third place at the Western Athletic Conference tournament on Saturday.
The Larned High School girls' golf team has become comfortable with traveling to a state golf meet.
LYONS - The Hoisington High School football team took its first step toward the Class 3A state playoffs on Friday night, beating Lyons 34-7.
ST. JOHN - Tanner Cooper scored four touchdowns and the Pretty Prairie High School football team converted three St. John mistakes into scores en route to a 44-22 Eight-Man Division-I District 5 football victory Friday night.
LARNED - The Hoisington High School volleyball team remained undefeated in the Mid-Central Activities Association after sweeping the league quadrangular on Saturday.
In his first four seasons as head girls coach at Great Bend High School, Troy Stein has had at least one golfer qualify for the Class 5A state meet in each of the last three campaigns.
CLAFLIN - In a game that saw a combined 122 points light up the scoreboard, it was fitting that a defensive play be the difference maker.
It will be a battle of two high-octane running games going head-to-head tonight in Hays at Lewis Field Stadium.
Until the previous two seasons, Great Bend High School had a stranglehold on the Western Athletic Conference football race.
Great Bend High School sophomores Brianna Schartz and Jami McVay and freshman Morgan Francis are in Goddard today, competing in the Class 5A state tournament.
The Great Bend High School boys' soccer team bounced back from its second loss of the season earlier this week by beating Wichita Heights on Thursday night at Cavanaugh Field.
DODGE CITY - The Great Bend High School girls' cross country team finished in second place with 45 points at the Western Athletic Conference meet on Thursday.
The Central Plains High School football team is knee-deep in district play with a 4-0 record to place it on top of the Eight-Man Division-I district standings.
Teams like the Ellinwood High School girls' tennis squad are rare.
A measure of unfamiliarity will be unmasked on Saturday morning during the Western Athletic Conference volleyball tournament at Hays High School.
GREAT BEND - Grant Harris led Great Bend High School's tennis team with a first-place at No. 1 singles at the Great Bend Invitational. Great Bend finished third with 36 points. Harris cruised through a 6-0 record. His closest match was a 8-6 decision over Sterling's Zach Brashear.
By Jim Misunas
The Great Bend High School girls' swim team hosted a swim meet on Thursday at Kirkman Activity Center.
PREP TRACK & FIELD
McPHERSON - The Great Bend High School boys' tennis team finished sixth in the season-opening McPherson tournament on Monday.
Great Bend High School's baseball team opened the season by splitting with Garden City on Tuesday evening.
Great Bend High School has officially hired a new head football coach.
LARNED - The Larned High School baseball team shut down Halstead in a doubleheader on Tuesday evening.
On a chilly afternoon, the Great Bend High School softball team recorded their first wins of the season, opening the season against Larned at the Great Bend Sports Complex.
Barton Community College hosted the third annual Central Kansas All-Star Classic on Sunday, showcasing 45 high school senior baskeball players from across Kansas.