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GBHS seizes WAC crown
Western Athletic Conference
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DODGE CITY — The Great Bend High School boys’ and girls’ bowling teams took home Western Athletic Conference titles after winning the conference tournament on Thursday afternoon.
Led by Dakota Conaway’s 693 series on the boys’ side and Jessica Sterba’s 521 total on the girls’ side, Great Bend had 10 bowlers receive All-WAC honors.
Conaway was named WAC MVP with a conference-leading game average of 225.66.
Lady Panthers’ Miranda Hejny was conference MVP for the girls with a 186.33 average.
Great Bend hosts a Class 5-1A regional tournament on Saturday, Feb. 23, at Walnut Bowl. The girls compete at 10 a.m., followed by the boys at 12:30 p.m.

                                                                     — Kevin Price

Western Athletic Conference


At Dodge City


Team scores
1. Garden City, 2,022; 2. Great Bend, 2,011; 3. Liberal, 1,892; 4. 1,843

Great Bend results
Jessica Sterba, 150-191-180 — 521; Miranda Hejny, 156-183-174 — 513; Kelli Kirmer, 168-172-156 — 496; Alex Eye, 155-175-137 — 467; Abby Rose, 161-159-132 — 452; Addie Soukup, 158-144-137 — 439

Baker’s results
Great Bend, 417-540-545
Garden City, 526-442-481
Dodge City, 438-464-345
Liberal, 421-420-502


Team scores
1. Great Bend, 2,640; 2. Garden City, 2,441; 3. Dodge City, 2,355; 4. Liberal, 2,139

Great Bend results
Dakota Conaway, 161-278-254 — 693; Kolt Ramey, 219-233-2-4 — 656; Daniel Herrman, 189-221-220 — 630; Eric Ruiz, 165-212-244 — 621; Jeff Meitler, 186-179-210 — 575; Mark Lang, 174-209-169 — 552

Baker’s results
Great Bend, 583-575-551
Garden City, 601-592-588
Dodge City, 541-492-492
Liberal, 565-451-443

All-Western Athletic Conference
Bowling teams


First team
Miranda Hejny, Great Bend
Alexa Hemmert, Garden City
Amanda Simmons, Dodge City
Vicki Newell, Garden City
Kelli Kirmer, Great Bend
Kimberly Vanley, Liberal

Second team
Jessica Sterba, Great Bend
Kaitlyn Tabor, Dodge City
Christie Proctor, Liberal
Amanda Deihl, Garden City
Kristina Tinsley, Liberal
Addie Soukup, Great Bend


First team
Dakota Conaway, Great Bend
Eric Ruiz, Great Bend
Dylan Woods, Dodge City
Tyler Killingsworth, Liberal
Theron Kills, Garden City

Second team
Kaden Herbert, Dodge City
Daniel Herrman, Great Bend
Jeff Meitler, Great Bend
Juan Ramirez, Garden City
Mark Lang, Great Bend
Kolt Ramey, Great Bend