The game clock was melting, and sole possession of the early lead in the Western Athletic Conference boys' basketball standings was at stake.
Great Bend High School opens Western Athletic Conference home action tonight, entertaining a longtime rival in Hays at Panther Gymnasium.
CLAFLIN - The high school basketball game between the Claflin Wildcats and the Macksville Mustangs Friday night was very much a tale of two halves.
CLAFLIN - Going into the game Friday night, both the Claflin High School girls' basketball team and the Macksville Lady Mustangs had something to defend.
LARNED - The Dodge City girls' basketball team is the defending Western Athletic Conference champion and fourth-place finishers at the Class 6A state tournament in Emporia last March.
GARDEN CITY - Practice your free throws. Every day.
GARDEN CITY - Finally.
Great Bend High School embarks on Western Athletic Conference-opening play tonight, when the Panthers travel out west to take on Garden City.
Winter is here, the new year has begun and that can only mean one thing: it's high school bowling season again.
McPHERSON - The Great Bend High School girls' basketball team had its moments while taking on Class 5A No. 7-ranked McPherson Tuesday night at The Roundhouse.
McPHERSON - The inside-outside combination featuring 6-foot-6 post player Christian Ulsaker and point guard Jack Pyle makes Class 5A top-ranked McPherson a tough matchup.
McPHERSON - Great Bend High School girls' head basketball coach Jason Tatkenhorst genuinely believes his team made some positive gains during practices over the Christmas holidays.
McPHERSON - The prospect of playing in The Roundhouse at McPherson High School is always an interesting sidelight.
HOISINGTON - The Great Bend High School baseball team got swept by Hoisington on the road on Thursday evening.
HOISINGTON - A steady stream of runs and solid pitching performances locked up a high school softball sweep for Great Bend on Thursday afternoon.
ELLSWORTH - Central Plains High School's boys' tennis team won the Ellsworth Invitational on Tuesday evening.
BUHLER - The Great Bend High School boys' tennis team couldn't get things going in the quadrangular in Buhler on Tuesday evening.
In their final home games of the regular season, Great Bend High School's baseball team split a doubleheader against Liberal on Tuesday night at the Great Bend Sports Complex.
HUTCHINSON - Larned High golfer Michael Reece earned first-place medalist honors with a 7-over-par 79 Monday at The Highlands Golf Club.
The Great Bend High School girls' swim team locked up another first-place finish this season, claiming the top spot in a quadrangular on Monday evening at Kirkman Activity Center.
GREAT BEND - Grant Harris led Great Bend High School's tennis team with a first-place at No. 1 singles at the Great Bend Invitational. Great Bend finished third with 36 points. Harris cruised through a 6-0 record. His closest match was a 8-6 decision over Sterling's Zach Brashear.
By Jim Misunas