Upcoming first-round Class 5A sub-state basketball tournament pairings have been released.
The third-seeded Great Bend High School girls’ basketball team (13-6 overall) will be playing host to No. 6 Maize South (11-9) on Wednesday night at Panther Fieldhouse, starting at 7.
The winner plays either No. 2 seed Salina South (14-5) or Hays (9-10) on Friday night at 7 at the higher-seeded site.
Managing only three wins last season, the Lady Panthers, under first-year head coach Carrie Minton, captured second place in the Western Athletic Conference with a 5-2 record, behind only 6A Garden City.
Seventh-seeded Great Bend’s boys (5-14) travel to No. 2 seed Hays High (12-7) on Thursday for first-round play, starting at 7.
The winner plays either No. 3 seed Maize South (8-12) or No. 6 Liberal (6-13) on Saturday night at 7 at the higher-seeded site.
Hays opened the season by winning seven straight before it lost its first game to none other than the Panthers, falling 48-40 at Panther Fieldhouse.
That was back on Jan. 8, and the Indians have won only five games since they had their unbeaten start snapped.
GBHS has lost seven straight.
FOR SPRING SPORTS
Pitchers, grades 10-12, Panther Fieldhouse, 6 a.m.
Hitters, grades 9-12, Panther Athletic Center, 7-8:30 p.m.
Meeting in Room 112 at Great Bend Middle School, 3:30 p.m.
Meeting at Panther Fieldhouse, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Meeting at the PAC, 5:30-7 p.m.
Meeting at Barton Community College, 3:30–5:30 p.m.
Meeting at the PAC, 3:45
TRACK & FIELD
Meeting at GBHS weight room, 3:15 p.m.