One seriously injured in Great Bend explosion
One person received what were described as critical injuries in an explosion reported at 3:08 a.m. Wednesday at 705 10th St. in Great Bend.
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GBHS entering conference run
Prep Softball
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Entering the midway point of the high school softball season, the Great Bend Lady Panthers sit at 10-0.
They travel to Dodge City today for a Western Athletic Conference doubleheader that begins at 4 p.m.
“I think we’re ready (for the meat of the WAC schedule),” GBHS head coach Carrie Minton said. “It’ll be nice to start the week in Dodge City so we can be home for the other two doublehaders.
“I think the girls are ready to put it all on the line.”
Great Bend is 2-0 in the conference after sweeping a road doubleheader against Liberal 8-1 and 17-1.
The game in Dodge City begins a stretch of WAC games that includes home twinbills against Hays on Thursday and Garden City next week.
Dodge City is 0-4 after having a doubleheader against Colby rescheduled.
“Dodge City is improving,” Minton said. “They’re working on their pitching. Our girls are going to have to be ready to play. It’s at their field, so nothing is a given.
“But it’s tough having to fight the weather. This doubleheader puts us past halfway through our season, and issues with the weather stops their players from getting into any kind of a rhythm.”
The Lady Demons fell to Kapaun-Mt. Carmel 8-3 and 11-1 to open their season on the road. Dodge City then opened its WAC schedule, dropping games 13-0 and 15-0 against Hays.