LAWRENCE- Kerby Depenbusch placed eighth with a time of 16:36 to lead the Great Bend boys in Saturday's annual Rim Rock Classic cross country meet. Karen Razo finished 15th in 20:58 in the girls' race.
WICHITA- Following a handful of lightning delays the Great Bend High School Panthers were finally able to seal the lid on Wichita North and soured the Redskins homecoming in a 23-12 win during a rain-soaked Friday evening. After a lengthy discussion between game administrators concerning the surrounding storm danger the contest was finally called off with 4:48 remaining in the fourth quarter.
HAYSVILLE- Jesus Sanchez continues his hot streak winning yet another cross country run. The Great Bend eighth grader posted a first place finish in a time of 11.23 at Thursday's Haysville West Invitational.
LIBERAL- Halley Sanders just missed a top ten finish by three strokes scoring 48 at Thursday's Liberal Golf Invitational. Teammate Allison Neeland finished one strike behind firing a 49. Other Great Bend competitors include Carly Dreiling and Brooklyn Burkhart who both finished with identical scores of 54. Mikayla Bowne and Taylor Hommertzheim finished with scores of 55 and 58 respectively.
Last week's 42-28 loss at undefeated Garden City gave the Great Bend Panthers a chance to examine and cleanup some mistakes that tend to exhibit themselves with a youthful bunch of ball players. The Panthers, 2-1 and 1-1 in WAC play, suffered four turnovers and 11 penalties for more than 90 yards against one of the most athletic teams Great Bend will face all season.
Hoisington will have the opportunity to improve to 4-0 this week as the Cardinals host winless Hillsboro. The last 4-0 start for Hoisington came nine years ago as coach Lonnie Irvin's Cardinals won their first seven games and finished the season at 9-2. The last 3-0 start for Hoisington came in back-to-back campaigns in 2009 and 2010. Hoisington started the 2007 season also at 3-0.
Editor's note: Great Bend has an extra loss on the season that was not noted in previous articles. The Panthers fell 2-0 to Andover in the opening round of the Titan Classic at the beginning of the month.
LYONS- Great Bend High School's JV tennis team racked up 16 points for fourth place at Tuesday's tournament in Lyons. Five teams were in competition with Lyons (23), Larned (20) and Hays (18) winning the top three spots in order.