AMARILLO, TEXAS - Former Great Bend High School Panthers head football coach Mike Zoffuto passed away on Sunday, Feb. 26, at Northwest Texas Hospital. Zoffuto, age 65, will long be remembered for the mark he left on Great Bend.
CLASS 6-1A STATE BASKETBALL
EMPORIA - The tears began to flow shortly after the St. John High School Lady Tigers posed for the Class 1A Division-I second-place trophy picture on the hardwood at White Auditorium Saturday night.
OTIS - The Class 1A Division-II state tournament basketball championship game was decided by three-point plays - in double overtime.
MANHATTAN - It came down to the wire in the Class 2A state tournament girls' third-place basketball game at Bramlage Coliseum on Saturday.
HAYS - Neither basketball team led by more than four points until the final three minutes, 32 seconds in the Class 1A Division-II semifinal state tournament game at Gross Memorial Coliseum on Friday night.
MANHATTAN - The Central Plains High School girls' basketball team did not have an answer for Olpe's Janae Haag.
EMPORIA - Gimmick defenses sometimes are the great neutralizer.
HAYS - It was a rematch of the Class 1A Division-II state semifinal game from last year that left the Otis-Bison High School boys' basketball team in the third-place game.
EMPORIA - Once St. John High School started hitting on all cylinders, Waverly's girls couldn't stop the Lady Tigers' momentum.
EMPORIA - Bottling up Caldwell High School throughout Thursday night, the No. 2-ranked St. John Lady Tigers stormed into tonight's Class 1A Division-I state tournament semifinals after cruising to a 44-17 win Thursday night at White Auditorium.
HAYS - The Otis-Bison High School boys' basketball team went into Wednesday night's game as the No, 5 seed.
MANHATTAN - A smothering defense put the Central Plains High School girls' basketball team in the driver's seat against Oakley on Wednesday night.
St. John, a small farming community of nearly 1,300, is located south of Great Bend, a 30-minute drive down U.S. Highway 281.
At the beginning of this school year, two traditions collided.