HOLCOMB - Hoisington High School had its football season end at the hands of Holcomb in a first-round game of the Class 3A state playoffs on Tuesday night.
ST. JOHN - Pretty Prairie High School converted twice on fourth down and turned to magician Alex Mains to rescue the Bulldogs one last time.
OTIS - It only took 24 minutes for a winner to be decided in an Eight-Man Division-II Bi-District game on Tuesday evening.
With one strike of the ball, the high school soccer season was over for the Great Bend Panthers.
It wasn't like he took a blueprint with him, when Jason Ingram accepted the Hoisington High School head-coaching position a couple years ago.
The excitement is almost tangible in St. John as the high school football team is about to take a stab at an Eight-Man Division-I state playoff run.
A lot can be said about experience, especially in the postseason.
Sure it may be a soccer team that the Great Bend High School Panthers sees twice a year, but tonight's matchup at Cavanaugh Field will be anything but a regular-season game.
Running back Mike Jones of Salina South High School turned the statewide-televised Class 5A District 7 football game on Cox channel 22 into his own personal highlight reel.
HAYS - Finding itself in a familiar situation, the perennial powerhouse St. John High School volleyball team was playing for a Class 1A Division-I state title.
LAWRENCE - For three seniors, it was the end of a high school career.
SALINA - It all came down to one high school volleyball match on Friday night at the Bicentennial Center in Salina.
WAMEGO - The Ellinwood Eagles flew high for the second consecutive year on Saturday at the Class 2A state cross-country championships.
LITTLE RIVER - The Eight-Man Division-I District 5 football matchup between Central Plains High School and Little River on Thursday night proved just how crucial 2-point conversions can be.
GARDEN CITY- Great Bend used a three-inning drive in the middle of Tuesday's first game of a WAC doubleheader and held off a Buffalo rally in the final frame to beat Garden City, 7-4. Despite some defensive miscues in the second contest, the Panthers rounded up all 11 of their runs during another three-inning span and defeated Garden City in an 11-8 final.
Nine runs in the first inning provided a little foreshadowing for Tuesday's Western Athletic Conference opener between Class 5A power Great Bend and Liberal. The Lady Panthers needed just six innings to complete two 15-0 wins.
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.
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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.