LIBERAL - Senior running back Josh Lopez had a pair of first-half touchdown runs and junior running back Jonathan Allende scored two third-quarter TDs, lifting Great Bend High School to a 37-20 road victory over Liberal on Friday night.
Even though it didn't translate into a pair of victories, the Great Bend High School Lady Panthers had their moments during match losses to Hillsboro and Newton on Thursday night at Panther Fieldhouse.
Garden City High School golfer Abbey Campbell edged teammate and Western Athletic Conference Player of the Year Abby Shaddix by a stroke, carding a 37 on Tuesday at The Club at StoneRidge for first place in the 2012 Lady Panther Invite.
DODGE CITY - After disposing of Dodge City High School 24-7 on Friday night in a critical Western Athletic Conference football clash, the Great Bend Panthers are off to their best start since their 8-3 campaign in 2007.
ELLINWOOD- The 4x800 relay team of Quincy Smith, Clay Cooper, Triston Long and Gerardo Calleros finished with a first place time of 8:40.57 at Thursday's Central Prarie League Meet. As a team, the Tiger boys placed seventh out of a nine-team competition with 44 points. Ness City was the top finisher at 98.
Due to wet field conditions today's Panther baseball games against Larned, originally scheduled to be played at home, have been moved to Larned's Moffett Field with the first pitched scheduled for 5 p.m. The JV games will be played at Jordaan Park in Larned.
SALINA- A long pass by Kaily Griffith to fellow sophomore Melanie Garcia set up an early goal but Great Bend would not be able to produce enough offensive push the rest of the way as the Panthers fell to Salina South, 3-1 in the second of a back-to-back Tuesday night.
Hunter Middleton broke two school records in Tuesday's 10-0 and 7-1 sweeping of visiting Thomas More Prep. The Panther senior recorded 12 strike outs in the first game and retired one more for good measure after an inning's work in game two to break the single season strikeout record with 137 for the season. Middleton also collected her 15th win of 2015 breaking another school record.
Great Bend girls soccer fell 10-0 to visiting Manhattan Monday at Cavanaugh Fields. The loss drops Great Bend to 3-10-1 on the season. The Panthers are in Salina this evening for non conference action againt Salina South.
NEWTON- For the third year in his Great Bend career, Grant Harris will be making a trip to the state tennis tournament. For several weeks the Panther senior has been battling tendonitis but it never proved to be an issue at Monday's regional tournament in Newton.