The inaugural Central Kansas High School All-Star Basketball Classic is set for Sunday at Kirkman Activity Center on the campus of Barton Community College.
Sophomore Greg Burley, a 132-pounder from Great Bend High School, has been named as a first-team selection for the All-Western Athletic Conference wrestling team.
In a trying 2011-12 campaign that produced a 3-16 record, one of the constants for the Great Bend High School Lady Panthers was post player Elizabeth Kutina.
The Great Bend High School bowling team placed eight rollers on the All-Western Athletic Conference teams, four on the boys' teams and four on the girls' teams.
Hoisington High School claims the most selections in the All-Mid-Central Activities Association basketball teams.
The Central Prairie League had five high school basketball teams make state tournaments this season - St. John girls, Otis-Bison boys, Central Plains girls, Ness City boys and Victoria girls.
The painful road to recovery for Jace Bowman began shortly after the Great Bend High School senior injured his right knee in football practice.
SOLOMON - The Ellinwood High School power lifting team competed at the Class 2A state meet on Saturday.
AMARILLO, TEXAS - Former Great Bend High School Panthers head football coach Mike Zoffuto passed away on Sunday, Feb. 26, at Northwest Texas Hospital. Zoffuto, age 65, will long be remembered for the mark he left on Great Bend.
CLASS 6-1A STATE BASKETBALL
EMPORIA - The tears began to flow shortly after the St. John High School Lady Tigers posed for the Class 1A Division-I second-place trophy picture on the hardwood at White Auditorium Saturday night.
OTIS - The Class 1A Division-II state tournament basketball championship game was decided by three-point plays - in double overtime.
MANHATTAN - It came down to the wire in the Class 2A state tournament girls' third-place basketball game at Bramlage Coliseum on Saturday.
HAYS - Neither basketball team led by more than four points until the final three minutes, 32 seconds in the Class 1A Division-II semifinal state tournament game at Gross Memorial Coliseum on Friday night.
MANHATTAN - The Central Plains High School girls' basketball team did not have an answer for Olpe's Janae Haag.
GARDEN CITY- A 10-point spread separated the Great Bend girls swim team from host Garden City as the Panthers took the top spot and won their fourth straight competition at Tuesday's quadrangular.
Following a 2-0 run by the opposition, Great Bend used a free kick by junior Alondra Garcia late in the first half and sophomore Araceli Delgadillo's goal late in the second to knot the game at two.
Liberal High School boys track polled 136 points for a first place team finish at Tuesday's Great Bend Invitational. Of the six teams competing, Great Bend boys collected 121 team points and a second seed while Manhattan, Dodge City, Hays and Hoisington finished in order in the final standings. The Panther girls took fifth place with 58 team points and seven points above Liberal who finished last with 51. Dodge City was the top finisher in the girls division with 147 points.
DODGE CITY- A second half shoot over by junior mid fielder Alondra Garcia was all the visiting Panthers could muster as Great Bend dropped their second straight WAC road contest Monday night in Dodge City.
GARDEN CITY- Great Bend Middle School boys and girls track combined for 11 first place finishes at last week's Horace Good Meet. The girls posted 38 top three finishers while the Panther boys saddled 34 top three performances for a total of 72 medals for the day.
HAYS- Grant Harris sailed through the first flight of singles on Monday and helped Great Bend to a third place finish at the Hays Varsity Invitational.
Dalton Dicks and Daniel Abbott 1-1
LYONS- It was a tale of same endings for the St. John boys and girls track and field teams as they wrapped up competition Friday at the Lyons Invitational. With only a point's difference in the team scores both the boys and girls squads finished with identical fourth place seeds with the Tiger girls posting 92 team points in the final standings. The boys polled 91 points. Seven teams competed on both sides as Halstead took the crown in the girls division with 139 team points. Lyons was the top finisher for the boys at 122.
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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.