The Great Bend High School girls' swim team finished fifth at the Great Bend Invitational on Friday at Kirkman Activity Center.
Wyatt Bayless was getting ribbed by some of his teammates as they walked away from the City of Great Bend Sports Complex Friday evening.
Mitch Kottas went after Liberal High School's batters with a vengeance Thursday evening at the City of Great Bend Sports Complex.
A pair of double plays got Great Bend High School freshman pitcher Hunter Middleton out of jams in the first and second innings of Game 1 of a doubleheader against Garden City on Thursday.
HIGH SCHOOL TRACK & FIELD
DODGE CITY - The Great Bend High School girls' soccer team fell short on the road against Western Athletic Conference foe Dodge City on Thursday.
The problem right now for the Great Bend High School Panthers is a lack of stringing together two complete games in a day.
It finally happened.
STERLING - They've done it again.
HUTCHINSON - The Great Bend High School Lady Panthers finished second at the Hutchinson swim meet behind Andover on Monday.
ELLINWOOD - Bailey Schartz, a senior at Ellinwood High School, signed a letter of intent to play tennis for Washburn University in Topeka.
Scoring opportunities were in short supply for the Great Bend High School girls' soccer team on Monday.
ST. JOHN - The Macksville High School boys' track and field team won the St. John Keith Blide track and field invite on Friday.
A high-powered offense carried the Great Bend High School baseball team to a 13-8 win over Junction City in the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday at the City of Great Bend Sport Complex.
As the Western Athletic Conference baseball and softball races heat up, it will tend to bring plenty more fanfare to the City of Great Bend Sports Complex.
Great Bend senior Jeff Mietler was selected to be on the All Kansas State Bowling team. The Panther captain ended the season with an average of 218. At the conclusion of the regular season, Jeff was named the Most Valuable Player in the WAC and was also named to the All WAC First Team. Mietler anchored the Great Bend boys to a regional runner-up finish and a third place finish at the state tournament.
HILLSBORO- The Hoisington Cardinals baseball team outlasted the Hillsboro Trojans Tuesday squeaking out an 8-6 win at Hillsboro.
ANDOVER- Morgan Kottas was perfect for the game hitting 3 for 3 including a pair of doubles in a 5-3 loss to Andover in the first round of a Tuesday doubleheader. The Panthers then went on a 12-run tirade in the second game and shutout the Trojans, 12-0 to split the series.
#1 singles boys, Matt Phillips, 2-2 3rd place
LIBERAL- Redskin ace Cole Evans pitched six innings allowing four hits and a run to lead Liberal to a 3-1 edging over visiting Great Bend in the first part of Tuesday's twin bill. The Panthers launched a late-game attack but could not overcome an early deficit and fell to Liberal 8-6 in the second game giving the Redskins the two-game sweep.
ELLINWOOD- Great Bend boys jv track finished with 77 team points and a fourth place finish out of nine teams at Tuesday's junior varsity meet in Ellinwood. Meanwhile the Panther girls jv finished sixth with 38 points.
#1 Singles Rigo Miranda 2-1 2nd place
Great Bend forward Keely Ireland belted out three goals while fellow sophomores Araceli Delgadillo and Melani Garcia scored a goal each to lead the Panthers to a 6-1 win over visiting Liberal in Tuesday afternoon play.
BUHLER- Grant Harris swept through the first round of singles play as the Great Bend tennis team posted a second place finish at Tuesday's quadrangular in Buehler. Buhler won the quad with 27 team points, while the Panthers finished with 12.
Ellinwood jv track girls come up big at home meet, boys finish fifth
#1 doubles Jace Whetham, Daniel Abbott 0-2
Great Bend Red
Seven qualifiers represented Great Bend as the Panthers declared their second straight victory at Monday's five-team meet at the BCCC natatorium.
In four seasons, Grant Harris is undefeated at the annual Great Bend Invitational tennis tournament following Saturday's competition. The Panther senior improved his season record to 7-1 on Saturday and recorded his fourth straight victory at the annual meet.
By Jim Misunas