Tonight's Class 5A District 6 football opener between bitter high school rivals Great Bend and Hays represents the full gamut.
Heading into the final matches before the postseason, the Great Bend High School volleyball team is set to challenge Western Athletic Conference foes at the conference tournament in Liberal on Saturday.
Let the intensity begin, and forgive the Great Bend High School Panthers football team if they're fired up more than usual today on campus.
KINSLEY - Macksville High School's Lisa Penner and Henry Penner each finished second in the girls and boys cross-country races, respectively, on Thursday evening.
GARDEN CITY - Great Bend High School senior Chon Chavez established himself as an All-Western Athletic Conference selection, and junior Kaitlynn Tuey was named honorable mention during a WAC meet on Thursday evening.
Make no mistake about it, Hays High School possesses the most explosive offense Great Bend has faced all season.
When it comes to high school football rivalries, one will be hard-pressed to find one more bitter than Great Bend and Hays.
The Great Bend High School girls' tennis team is looking for experience to help this postseason after sending two entries to the Class 5A state tournament last year.
Now comes the biggest part of the season.
ST. JOHN - The St. John High School volleyball team swept its triangular on Tuesday evening.
RUSSELL - The Hoisington High School girls' golf team finished third at a Class 3-1A regional tournament at the Russell Municipal Golf Course.
DODGE CITY - The Great Bend High School boys' soccer team shut down Western Athletic Conference foe Dodge City on Tuesday evening.
SALINA - As the final scores started trickling in at the Salina Municipal Golf Course clubhouse late Monday afternoon, Maddie Werth began to feel at ease.
The Great Bend High School junior varsity football team improved to 4-2 on the season on Monday night, beating Garden City's freshman team 20-7.
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.
#1 singles, Dylan Sateren, 0-3
The Barton Community College women's basketball program proudly announces the signing of Great Bend High School's Regan Unruh to its 2015 class of Lady Cougars on the first day of national signings.