Sometimes wrestlers have to bump up or down a weight class, necessitated to benefit the team in dual or tournament competition.
LARNED - The Macksville High School girls' basketball team struggled in the first game of the consolation bracket of the Keady Basketball Classic on Thursday.
ELLSWORTH - The Hoisington High School wrestling team blew away a young Ellsworth team 61-9 in a dual on Thursday night.
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL
St. John 51, Sedgwick 22
LARNED - The Hoisington High School girls' basketball team were able to beat Kiowa County without its starting point guard.
Great Bend High School swimmer Kade Cook continued his strong season with a pair of first-place finishes at the Great Bend Invitational swim meet on Tuesday night.
OSBORNE - The Hoisington High School wrestling team finished in second place at the Osborne tournament on Saturday.
VALLEY CENTER - Great Bend High School's wrestling team opened the 2011-12 season by taking part in the Valley Center Dual Tournament on Saturday.
HAYS - Playing in a seventh-place game of the Hays City Shoot-Out at 10 a.m. on Saturday, the Great Bend High School Lady Panthers led Kearney, Neb., 23-22 at halftime.
MACKSVILLE - Macksville High School girls' head basketball coach Nathaniel Norman said that he expected growing pains early this season.
MACKSVILLE - The Macksville High School boys' basketball team picked up where it left off last season against Ness City on Friday night.
CLAFLIN - The Central Plains High School girls' basketball team jumped ahead by the end of the first quarter.
HAYS - For the second straight day on Saturday afternoon, the Great Bend High School boys' basketball team struggled mustering some offensive firepower.
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
The Great Bend High School girls' swim team hosted a swim meet on Thursday at Kirkman Activity Center.
PREP TRACK & FIELD
McPHERSON - The Great Bend High School boys' tennis team finished sixth in the season-opening McPherson tournament on Monday.
Great Bend High School's baseball team opened the season by splitting with Garden City on Tuesday evening.
Great Bend High School has officially hired a new head football coach.
LARNED - The Larned High School baseball team shut down Halstead in a doubleheader on Tuesday evening.
On a chilly afternoon, the Great Bend High School softball team recorded their first wins of the season, opening the season against Larned at the Great Bend Sports Complex.