The athletic department at Larned High School has made some changes over the summer, including a new athletic director and a new head football coach.
The band members for the upcoming 39th Kansas Shrine Bowl reported on Tuesday for five days of preparation, leading up to Saturday night's game at Welch Stadium on the Emporia State University campus.Over 4,700 young people have performed in the Kansas Masonic All-State Marching Band since its inception in 1984.
EMPORIA - What has become a popular activity at many high schools and colleges has made its way to the Kansas Shrine Bowl in the form of an organized camp.
Tyler Uselton, a Great Bend High School product, has been forced into double duty.
HOISINGTON - Talking with former Hoisington High School football players who played for head coach Lonnie Irvin, they all seem to agree that he was a calm, strong influence on Friday nights.
Former Hoisington head football coach Lonnie Irvin passed away on Thursday.
MACKSVILLE - The Kansas Cross Country/Track and Field Coaches Association named Macksville High School head track and field coach Jennifer Gillespie the 2012 Class 1A Boys' Track and Field Coach of the Year.
MACKSVILLE - Macksville High School's head track and field coach Jennifer Gillespie was designated the Class 1A Boys' Track and Field Coach of the Year for the 2012 season by the Kansas Cross Country/Track and Field Coaches Association.
The recent Great Bend High School wrestling camp had almost 50 young wrestlers working in the offseason to improve their skills.
Taking the principal job at the K-12 Norwich school was a chance for former Larned High School athletic director Wayne Morrow to return where it all started for him.
TOPEKA - The Kansas State High School Activities Association reports a proposal to modify Class 4A, 3A and 2-1A for football classes failed to receive the 146 votes needed in favor to constitute a majority of the 290 impacted schools. The final tally indicated 101 schools voted in favor of the proposed changes.
Tyler Uselton of Great Bend High School has a head start on some players that will be playing in the upcoming 39th Annual Kansas Shrine Bowl.
After months of searching, high schools from Hoisington and Larned were both placed in the Central Kansas League by the Kansas State High School Activities Association.
The official hiring of Carrie Minton as girls' head basketball coach at Great Bend High School is imminent - pending USD 428 school board approval.
MANHATTAN - Nick Heath turned the Kansas Association of Baseball Coaches All-Star game into his own personal highlight reel.
#1 Singles Rigo Miranda 2-1 2nd place
Great Bend forward Keely Ireland belted out three goals while fellow sophomores Araceli Delgadillo and Melani Garcia scored a goal each to lead the Panthers to a 6-1 win over visiting Liberal in Tuesday afternoon play.
BUHLER- Grant Harris swept through the first round of singles play as the Great Bend tennis team posted a second place finish at Tuesday's quadrangular in Buehler. Buhler won the quad with 27 team points, while the Panthers finished with 12.
Ellinwood jv track girls come up big at home meet, boys finish fifth
#1 doubles Jace Whetham, Daniel Abbott 0-2
Great Bend Red
Seven qualifiers represented Great Bend as the Panthers declared their second straight victory at Monday's five-team meet at the BCCC natatorium.
In four seasons, Grant Harris is undefeated at the annual Great Bend Invitational tennis tournament following Saturday's competition. The Panther senior improved his season record to 7-1 on Saturday and recorded his fourth straight victory at the annual meet.
By Jim Misunas
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.