In accordance with Kansas State High School Activities Association regulations, fall sports practices got under way throughout the state on Monday.
2010-2011 WAC All Academic Awards
Shortstop Logan Buehler, third baseman Darien Blackwill and catcher Landon Leuenberger - three vital cogs on the Great Bend High School baseball team - have been named as All-Western Athletic Conference first-team picks.
Pitcher Jordan Haney, catcher-pitcher Abby Morrison and third baseman Stephanie Morrison of Great Bend High School were named as first-team picks on the All-Western Athletic Conference softball team.
The Garden City High School girls' soccer team won the Western Athletic Conference with a record of 6-1-1.
The Mid-Central Activities Association only had three high school softball teams in the league.
HIGH SCHOOL STATE BASEBALL
WICHITA - Macksville High School's Adam Oak, who qualified for state in four events, took home a silver medals in the 200-meter dash and the 300 hurdles.
STATE TRACK & FIELD
WICHITA - Hoisington High School had an exceptional Class 3A state track meet on Friday and Saturday, according to the Cardinals' head coach Mike Richter.
WICHITA - Great Bend's David Simmons and Jacy Quade each took fourth place in their respective events on Friday at the Class 5A state track and field meet at Cessna Stadium in Wichita.
MANHATTAN - Larned High School's first state softball tournament appearance since 2001 turned out to be an instant classic.
MANHATTAN – Larned pitcher Brittney Perez ended her career with a strikeout and the Lady Indians celebrated a victory in the Class 3A state softball tournament,
WICHITA - Ellinwood High School's girls' 4x800-meter relay team entered the Class 2A state track and field meet with the best time in 2A.
HAYS - Both the Great Bend High School girls' and boys' cross-country teams finished in fifth place at the Hays Invitational on Thursday.
LARNED - A 39-yard field goal by Kingman High School's Caden Knoblauch with 1:46 left on the clock silenced a noisy Larned crowd and propelled the Eagles to a 3-0 victory over the Larned Indians on Friday evening at Earl Roberts Stadium.
Central Plains 74, Macksville 0
Abilene 13, Concordia 7
Things started off well for the Great Bend High School football team.
The Great Bend High School football team needs to turn things around offensively.
Kingman (2-0) at Larned (1-1)
LINDSBORG - The Larned Indians remained winless in Central Kansas League play with losses to Smoky Valley and Halstead Tuesday night.