LSH escapee caught in Utah
LARNED — Escaped sex offender John Freeman Colt, who walked out of the Sexual Predator Treatment Program of Larned State Hospital on June 30, has been captured in Utah.
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Great Bend takes on Liberal tonight
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The Great Bend boys and Panther girls will seek a basketball sweep tonight. Kody Crosby, Trey Ibarra and Shade Wondra have paced the Panther boys (2-11, 0-3 WAC), who have exceeded 50 points one time this season.

Great Bend’s girls (6-7, 2-1 WAC) have been paced by Lauren Welsch, who has averaged 22 ppg the past three outings. The Liberal boys (7-6, 0-3 WAC) and Liberal girls (3-10, 1-2 WAC) will make the journey from Liberal to Great Bend for the Panthers’ homecoming.

The other key matchup is the No. 2 state-ranked Central Plains boys (11-2, 3-0 CPL) at defending state champion and No. 1 ranked St. John (13-0, 3-0 CPL).
St. John’s boys won the first non-league meeting at Claflin.
In Central Kansas Leaguebasketball action, it’s Larned at Halstead and Hoisinton at Kingman.

Friday’s games
Liberal at Great Bend
Hoisington at Kingman
Larned at Halstead
Central Plains at St. John
Otis-Bison at Wakeeney
Victoria at Macksville
Saturday’s game
Attica at Ellinwood