Three Great Bend wrestkers earned first place in the Great Bend junior varsity tournament Saturday. Panthers Skylar Burkes (126), Alex Randolph (132) and Jace Whetham placed first. Randolph posted five pins and Whetham earned four pins. Burkes won three matches by decision.
December 12, 2016|
Special to the Tribune
DOUGLASS - Great Bend's Keaton Sander (138) won three matches to capture the Douglass Tournament Saturday. Sander defeated Wichita South's Asiel Flores 2-1 in the championship match after pins over Andover Central's Mitchell Allison (1:00); and Wichita Heights' Aevodric Gilkey (5:50). Sander is a three-time Class 5A state qualifier who has placed fourth and sixth the past two years.
When Junction City's girls rolled out fullcourt pressure, the Great Bend Panthers responded with defensive intensity of their own. The Panthers' student crowd roared its approval, dressed appropriately in holiday garb.
CENTRAL PLAINS 64, ELLSWORTH 49 – Oiler Alex Hickel scored 21 points and Devin Ryan added 18 points as defending champion Central Plains rolled past Ellsworth 64-49 in the Morris-Stephens Basketball Classic semifinals.
KIOWA CO. 33, ST. JOHN 32 - Sierra Lingafelter's free throw with 5.4 seconds left lifted the Mavericks past St. John's girls in the Keady Classic semifinals. Janessa Zenger scored 16 points. The Mavericks will play the Spearville-Larned winner in Saturday's finals.
ST. JOHN 65, MACKSVILLE 49 - Chase Fisher muscled inside for 18 points and St. John converted 23 free throws to beat Central Prairie League rival Macksville 65-49 in the Keady Classic semifinals. No. 1 ranked Class 2A St. John will play the Spearville-Hoisington winner in Saturday's finals at Larned Middle School.