GBHS finishes in third place
Great Bend High School’s tennis team finished third out of eight teams on Thursday at the Dodge City Invitational.
“I was extremely pleased that everyone won their first match and advanced to the semifinals,” Lady Panthers head coach Shannon Schartz said. “The team won two tough tiebreakers in the first round.
We are becoming more mentally tough. Randi McAfee was switched from doubles to singles and did a terrific job. Sophia McVay was moved from No. 2 singles to the much- tougher No. 1 singles and had a great effort.”
HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS
Dodge City Invitational
At Dodge City
Great Bend results
No. 1 Singles — Sophia McVay (1-2) 4th; defeated Scott City 8-7 (7-1), lost to Liberal 8-2, lost to Dodge City Red 8-1
No. 2 Singles — Randi McAfee (2-1) 3rd; defeated Garden City 8-6, lost to Dodge City Red 8-1, defeated Scott City 8-4
No. 1 Doubles — Brooke Tiemeyer & Abby Hammeke (1-2) 4th; defeated Garden City 8-7 (7-1), lost to Dodge City Red 8-0, lost to Scott City 8-6
No. 2 Doubles — Jami McVay & Brianna Schartz (2-1) 2nd; defeated Dodge City Blue 8-2, defeated Liberal 8-0, lost to Dodge City Red 8-5
GB falls at Garden Plain
GARDEN PLAIN — Coming off a second-place finish last weekend at the Scott City tournament, the Great Bend High School varsity volleyball team didn’t have as much good fortune Thursday night at the Garden Plain triangular.
The Lady Panthers lost to Garden Plain, 25-13, 25-18, and to Cheney, 25-20, 25-18.
Great Bend’s highlight last Saturday in Scott City came in a three-game match triumph over Western Athletic Conference foe Garden City. The Lady Panthers won the first game, 25-19 before Garden City prevailed in the second game, 25-20.
GBHS won the rubber game of the match, 25-23. It also beat Holcomb, 25-19, 25-21, and lost to the host school, Scott City, 25-20, 25-22 in the title match.
Great Bend’s varsity and junior varsity were in action on Saturday. The Lady Panthers’ varsity took part in the Hayden invitational in Topeka, while the JV competed in the Salina Central tournament.