The odds of Great Bend's girls defending their Western Athletic Conference title was fading fast.
ROZEL – The South Central High School boys rolled past Pawnee Heights in a league basketball game Friday.
The Great Bend boys and Panther girls will seek a basketball sweep tonight. Kody Crosby, Trey Ibarra and Shade Wondra have paced the Panther boys (2-11, 0-3 WAC), who have exceeded 50 points one time this season.
WESTERN ATHLETIC BOYS
Great Bend's girls (6-6) will ride the momentum of a 65-55 victory over Olathe North into Tuesday's non-league basketball game at Salina Central.
GREAT BEND 65, OLATHE NORTH 55
CENTRAL PLAINS 61, MOUNDRIDGE 59
HAYS - Three-time state champion Brandon Ball of Hoisington High led the Cardinals to first place in the Bob Kuhn Prairie Classic with a first-place finish. Brandon Ball (25-0) placed first at 138 pounds with a 13-0 victory over Dalton Henbsley of Ellis High School.
GREAT BEND - State-ranked Class 6A Manhattan High was rolling along, on target to repeat an easy 16-point victory over the Great Bend Panthers.
JUNCTION CITY- Battling against a six-team lineup including schools from the Topeka and Kansas City areas, Great Bend boys track and field saddled a first place finish at Friday's Junction City Invitational. Meanwhile the Great Bend girls team wrapped up competition with a fourth slot in the final standings with 80, one seed above Shawnee Heights at 78.
CIMARRON- Ellinwood girls track combined for 109 team points and a second place finish out of nine teams at Thursday's Cimarron Invitational. Ellinwood boys took the eighth slot with 20 points. Meade won the championship in the girls division while South Gray posted the top spot in the boys meet.
KINSLEY- St. John's boys wrapped up competition with 47 team point and a third place team finish while the girls team placed fourth with 41 points at Thursday's Kinsley Invitational. A total of nine school competed in both boys and girls meets.
Great Bend registered six first place performances and five state-qualifying times out of 12 events to take the gold at Thursday's quadrangular at the BCCC natatorium.
HAVEN- The Hoisington Cardinal baseball team outlasted the Haven Wildcats on Tuesday picking up a doubleheader sweep by scores of 9-6 and 8-1.
Hoisington will be the site of a Class 4A-Division 2 baseball regional May 19. Teams competing will be Hoisington-Central Plains, Hays-Thomas More Prep, Larned and Russell/Victoria. Russell defeated Larned 5-2 in last year's regional final at Larned.