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.
Hoisington High School has hired a new head football coach.
HAYS - Put it down as a three-peat.
SALINA - Larned High School senior Kaiden Reed finished a 35-14 season with a 2-2 record in the Class 4A State Wrestling Championship.
PARK CITY - The Great Bend High School wrestling team finished in 14th place on Saturday at the Class 5A State Wrestling Tournament.
From the stifling defense to the multiple scoring opportunities on defense, everything went Great Bend High School's way as the Lady Panthers challenged Hays on Friday night.
It was a one-sided matchup from the outset as Great Bend High School's boys' basketball team could not keep up with Hays High.
SALINA - Things did not work out as planned for the Great Bend High School bowling teams.
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