EMPORIA - Sometimes a team is able to elevate its play in a basketball tournament, one day after playing one of the top teams in the state.
EMPORIA - This has been a trying season for the Great Bend High School Lady Panthers, who had the titanic task of taking on Olathe South Thursday evening at the Glacier's Edge Girls Basketball Tournament.
PRATT - The St. John High School girls' basketball team opened the Pratt High School Tournament of Champions with a 50-21 win over Medicine Lodge.
It will be top-seeded Olathe South pitted against No. 8 seed Great Bend this afternoon.
DIGHTON - The Otis-Bison high school girls' basketball team outscored Dighton 30-19 in the second half to edge the Lady Hornets 52-51 on Tuesday night.
DODGE CITY - The Great Bend High School bowling teams won close matches against Western Athletic Conference foe Dodge City on Tuesday.
LARNED - Seeking the back-to-back wins for the first time all season, the Great Bend High School Panthers came up with their best scoring quarter of the season.
Kade Cook led the Great Bend High School boys' swimming team with two first-place finishes at the home meet on Tuesday.
Fresh off a 45-31 win over Wichita Haysville Campus High School on Saturday, the Great Bend Panthers travel to Larned tonight to take on the Indians in non-conference boys basketball action.
HAYS - Competing against 22 teams, the Hoisington High School wrestling team took fourth place at the Bob Kuhn Classic over the weekend.
HOISINGTON - It seems likely that the Hoisington High School boys' basketball team remembered what happened last year in the Hoisington Winter Jam championship game.
HOISINGTON - A second-quarter surge put the Russell High School girls' basketball team ahead of Hoisington.
WICHITA - The Great Bend High School boys' swimming team took 11th place at the Wichita Heights swim meet on Saturday.
EL DORADO - It's a hollow feeling playing in a seventh-place game of a midseason tournament, the final day of a three-day trip away from home.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington High School girls' basketball team took advantage of a cold-shooting Ellinwood team to take a 30-17 lead by halftime on Friday night.
HOISINGTON - The Great Bend High School baseball team got swept by Hoisington on the road on Thursday evening.
HOISINGTON - A steady stream of runs and solid pitching performances locked up a high school softball sweep for Great Bend on Thursday afternoon.
ELLSWORTH - Central Plains High School's boys' tennis team won the Ellsworth Invitational on Tuesday evening.
BUHLER - The Great Bend High School boys' tennis team couldn't get things going in the quadrangular in Buhler on Tuesday evening.
In their final home games of the regular season, Great Bend High School's baseball team split a doubleheader against Liberal on Tuesday night at the Great Bend Sports Complex.
HUTCHINSON - Larned High golfer Michael Reece earned first-place medalist honors with a 7-over-par 79 Monday at The Highlands Golf Club.
The Great Bend High School girls' swim team locked up another first-place finish this season, claiming the top spot in a quadrangular on Monday evening at Kirkman Activity Center.
GREAT BEND - Grant Harris led Great Bend High School's tennis team with a first-place at No. 1 singles at the Great Bend Invitational. Great Bend finished third with 36 points. Harris cruised through a 6-0 record. His closest match was a 8-6 decision over Sterling's Zach Brashear.
By Jim Misunas