HAYS - For the second straight day on Saturday afternoon, the Great Bend High School boys' basketball team struggled mustering some offensive firepower.
HAYS - DeSoto High School's 48-36 victory over Great Bend's girls Friday afternoon in a consolation game of the Hays City Shoot-Out at Felten Middle School was closer than the score indicated.
HAYS - When a high school basketball team commits as many turnovers as it scores points, it means big trouble.
SALINA - The Great Bend High School boys' swim team started its season on Thursday at the Salina swim meet.
HAYS - As Newton High School crept closer in the second half on Thursday afternoon during the first round of the Hays City Shoot-Out, the Great Bend Panthers stood firm.
HAYS - Losing seven seniors to graduation from last season, Great Bend High School's inexperienced Lady Panthers had to go up against a Class 5A state-tournament-tested Newton basketball team to open their season Thursday evening.
The LaCrosse High School football team was the big winner of the All-Central Prairie League selections.
The 29th Annual Hays City Shoot-Out basketball tournament tips off today at two locations in Hays.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington High School wrestling team will be looking for a couple of boys to step up after losing three seniors.
LARNED - The sophomore class of Larned High School will be hosting a youth basketball tournament in February.
In the Mid-Central Activities Association, Thomas More Prep-Marian High School of Hays holds the most all-league football-team selections with 11.
Great Bend High School's football team, which finished in a three-way tie for the Western Athletic Conference championship with Hays and Garden City with 3-1 records, placed several Panthers on the All-WAC team.
OTIS - The Thunder Ridge High School football team proved too much for Otis-Bison.
The Class 3A state runner-up Hoisington High School volleyball team controlled the most selections for the All-Mid-Central Activities Association first and second teams.
The Otis-Bison High School football team has a chance for a little payback tonight at 7.
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