LIBERAL - Great Bend's softball team rolled past Liberal 19-0 and 22-0 to open Western Athletic Conference play Thursday. Panther pitchers Hunter Marcum and Hannah Honomichl each threw one-hit shutouts. Liberal committed 16 errors in the twin bill.
HOISINGTON -- Hoisington pitcher Kyle Lang secured a baseball split by striking out the final two batters to preserve a 4-3 victory over league leader Nickerson. The Panthers won the opener 9-4. Hoisington improves to 5-7, 5-7 CKL and Nickerson drops to 7-1, 7-1 CKL.
HAYS - Weekend rain and the forecast for more rain has postponed the scheduled doubleheader at Hays for the Great Bend baseball team. The Panthers were scheduled to play Thomas More Prep and Scott City.
Coach Beaumont: "Any time we go to Garden City, we know we are in for a dog fight. It is a very tough place to compete. This is a very good Garden City team, and we were fortunate enough to come away with a narrow victory. I'm proud of our team for the way they competed and hung in there. Garden City jumped out to an early lead, but we were able to overtake them after scoring well in the 50 free, 100 fly, and 100 free events. We had a 28 point lead midway through the meet, but ...
A six-rally saved a split for the Great Bend High School baseball team. The Panthers rallied from a 4-2 deficit with a six-run sixth inning for an 8-4 victory Tuesday over Garden City. The Buffaloes won the opener 10-6 behind four runs in the final two innings.
ARTON COUNTY - Larned High's Colton Massey earned his second consecutive medalist honor with a 78 Thursday at the Hoisington Golf Invitational at Lake Barton Golf Course. The players battled winds gusting past 30 mph and hard and fast greens.
Garden City's girls stunned red-hot Great Bend with a second-half goal for a 1-0 victory that snapped the Panthers' three-game winning streak. The Panthers (3-1, 1-1) played its third game of the week, which included a road trip to Liberal.