The path to the Class 5A state tournament is finally set for the Great Bend High School softball team.
The likes of Jeff Keenan, Aaron Mull, Tanner Neeland, Chance Haney, Cole Mulch and RJ Seidel are headed to the Class 5A regional golf tournament at the Salina Municipal Golf Course on Monday.
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HIGH SCHOOL TRACK & FIELD
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CLAFLIN - The St. John High School boys' golf team won a Central Prairie League title on Friday at the Claflin Golf Course.
HUTCHINSON - The Great Bend High School softball team's hopes of a first-round home game in a Class 5A regional tournament were dashed after dropping the first game of a doubleheader with Hutchinson on Thursday.
DODGE CITY - The high-flying pole vaulters of the Great Bend High School track and field team had their field locked down at the Western Athletic Conference meet on Thursday.
LARNED - After Great Bend High School cruised to a 12-1 run-rule baseball victory in the opening game on Thursday, Larned gave the Panthers fits in the nightcap.
SALINA - Great Bend High School will be taking part in a Class 5A regional golf tournament on Monday at the Salina Municipal Golf Course.
Providing Great Bend High School wants to be a No. 3 seed for a Class 5A regional baseball tournament next week, the Panthers need to sweep Larned on the road.
The Great Bend High School softball team's hopes for a home game in the first round of a Class 5A regional tournament are still alive after Maize swept Goddard-Eisenhower on Tuesday night.
High school track and field is a buildup of sorts.
HOISINGTON - The end of the regular season didn't go the way the Hoisington High School baseball team drew it up.
Great Bend High School's Nick Moyers and Chase Buntain are about to do something that no Panthers tennis player has done since 2003.
#1 Singles Rigo Miranda 2-1 2nd place
Great Bend forward Keely Ireland belted out three goals while fellow sophomores Araceli Delgadillo and Melani Garcia scored a goal each to lead the Panthers to a 6-1 win over visiting Liberal in Tuesday afternoon play.
BUHLER- Grant Harris swept through the first round of singles play as the Great Bend tennis team posted a second place finish at Tuesday's quadrangular in Buehler. Buhler won the quad with 27 team points, while the Panthers finished with 12.
Ellinwood jv track girls come up big at home meet, boys finish fifth
#1 doubles Jace Whetham, Daniel Abbott 0-2
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Seven qualifiers represented Great Bend as the Panthers declared their second straight victory at Monday's five-team meet at the BCCC natatorium.
In four seasons, Grant Harris is undefeated at the annual Great Bend Invitational tennis tournament following Saturday's competition. The Panther senior improved his season record to 7-1 on Saturday and recorded his fourth straight victory at the annual meet.
By Jim Misunas
JUNCTION CITY- Battling against a six-team lineup including schools from the Topeka and Kansas City areas, Great Bend boys track and field saddled a first place finish at Friday's Junction City Invitational. Meanwhile the Great Bend girls team wrapped up competition with a fourth slot in the final standings with 80, one seed above Shawnee Heights at 78.
CIMARRON- Ellinwood girls track combined for 109 team points and a second place finish out of nine teams at Thursday's Cimarron Invitational. Ellinwood boys took the eighth slot with 20 points. Meade won the championship in the girls division while South Gray posted the top spot in the boys meet.
KINSLEY- St. John's boys wrapped up competition with 47 team point and a third place team finish while the girls team placed fourth with 41 points at Thursday's Kinsley Invitational. A total of nine school competed in both boys and girls meets.
Great Bend registered six first place performances and five state-qualifying times out of 12 events to take the gold at Thursday's quadrangular at the BCCC natatorium.
HAVEN- The Hoisington Cardinal baseball team outlasted the Haven Wildcats on Tuesday picking up a doubleheader sweep by scores of 9-6 and 8-1.
Hoisington will be the site of a Class 4A-Division 2 baseball regional May 19. Teams competing will be Hoisington-Central Plains, Hays-Thomas More Prep, Larned and Russell/Victoria. Russell defeated Larned 5-2 in last year's regional final at Larned.