MANHATTAN - If you're looking for a turning point in Great Bend High School's girls' basketball matchup with Manhattan, glance no further than first-half action during Saturday's matinee session at the MHS gymnasium.
After playing three games in three days last week in the season-opening Hays City Shoot-Out, the Great Bend High School varsity basketball teams play back-to-back games against Class 6A schools, starting tonight and finishing up late Saturday afternoon.
LARNED - With 30 seconds remaining in the high school basketball game, Gavin Vink sank a 3-pointer to put Ellinwood ahead of Kinsley 53-52 in a consolation-bracket game of Larned's Keady Basketball Classic.
Great Bend faced a formidable foe but proved up to the task as the Panthers took a 2-0 sweep over visiting Hutchinson to close out the regular season Thursday. Following a 6-2 victory in game one, the Panthers found themselves in a battle but were able to hold off a Salt Hawk rally late in the game to win the second contest, 2-1.
ELLINWOOD- The 4x800 relay team of Quincy Smith, Clay Cooper, Triston Long and Gerardo Calleros finished with a first place time of 8:40.57 at Thursday's Central Prarie League Meet. As a team, the Tiger boys placed seventh out of a nine-team competition with 44 points. Ness City was the top finisher at 98.
Due to wet field conditions today's Panther baseball games against Larned, originally scheduled to be played at home, have been moved to Larned's Moffett Field with the first pitched scheduled for 5 p.m. The JV games will be played at Jordaan Park in Larned.