His girls' basketball teams secured three Class 5A state tournament berths, including a state runner-up campaign in 2009.
Tanner Neeland and Jeff Keenan of Great Bend High School are headed to Lawrence today to have a practice round of 18 holes at Alvamar Country Club.
SALINA - Several Great Bend High School track and field athletes qualified for this weekend's state meet in Wichita after finishing in the top four in their respective events.
TOPEKA - Each of the Great Bend High School swimmers in the Class 5-1A girls' state meet were able to improve their times in Saturday's finals competition at Hummer Sports Complex.
While only one golfer has state tournament experience on the Ellinwood High School boys' team, most of the players have at least seen the Class 2A tournament in action.
MONTEZUMA - Macksville High School's boys' track and field team won a Class 1A regional championship.
A history of success at the Class 1A boys' golf regional level has been established at St. John High School.
GREENSBURG - The Ellinwood High School girls track and field team finished runners-up at a Class 2A regional on Friday.
Michael Reece and Tague Conrad of Larned High School will represent their school in the Class 4A state golf tournament on Monday.
Jacy Quade will be bidding for her second consecutive Class 5A regional track and field championship in the discus today, as regional competition takes place in Salina at Salina Stadium.
The multi-dimensional Matt Moyd had a Western Athletic Conference meet he'd like to forget.
Chris Burley has already set a Great Bend High School record in the pole vault, clearing 14 feet, six inches twice this season, including last week at the Western Athletic Conference meet in Dodge City.
Berths for the Class 5A portion of the 6-1A state track and field championships will be at stake Friday as Great Bend High School heads to Salina.
After a regular season that saw the Great Bend High School girls' swim team win their 10th straight Western Athletic Conference championship, the Lady Panthers will be taking 12 swimmers to the Class 5-1A state meet this weekend.
WINFIELD - The Great Bend High School girls' soccer team closed their season with a loss to Winfield in the first round of a Class 5A regional tournament on Tuesday.
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