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Great Bend Girls Swimming Invitational 4-26-19

Nine teams of swimmers went to the pool in the Kirkman Center on the campus of Barton Community College for the Great Bend Girls Swimming Invitational.

Manhattan dominated the meet winning seven of the twelve events and taking first as a team. Newton took first in the other five events but finished third in the team competition twelve points behind host Great Bend.

Below are some of the pictures I took at the meet:

Hays Football versus Great Bend 9-7-18

Rivalries give football games added flavor. Two teams that square off with each other so often that the meetings take on special meaning. The Hays Indians traveled to face the Great Bend Panthers on the gridiron for the 81st time on September 7th.

The game started with a back and forth defensive battle. Both teams faced a second down and 22 yards to go on their opening possessions.

Late in the first half, Great Bend intercepted a pass from the Hays quarterback and on the ensuing possession, scored the first touchdown of the game. The Panthers failed to make the point after touchdown kick. A couple of minutes later, Hays used a busted pass play to get on the board themselves and take a 7 to 6 lead into halftime.

Great Bend added another touchdown and a field goal to clinch the victory with a score of 15 to 7.

Below are some of the pictures I took at the game:

Great Bend Cross Country Invitational 8-30-18

The first week of high school competition saw teams of runners head to the Lake Barton course for the Great Bend Cross Country Invitational.

Due to a hot and humid late August day, the race director decided to shorten the length from the normal 5K to a 4K (2.49 miles). This decision came out of a concern for the safety of the runners.

Great Bend’s Mayra Ramirez won the girls varsity race with a time of 17:01.9. Great Bend also took first in the team competition over Salina South with a team score of 47 to 55.

In the boys varsity race, Salina South’s Keetan Munsell won with a blistering time of 13:28.7. The next closest time was Great Bend’s Ryan Nicholson with 14:05.5. Great Bend took first in the team competition with 23 points versus Garden City’s second place with 46.

Below are some of the pictures I took at the meet:

Great Bend Panther Red & Black Scrimmage 8-24-18

With one week until the start of high school football, everyone needs some practice to be ready for the season.

The Great Bend Panthers hosted their Red & Black Scrimmage to give the team a more game-like practice. Fans took the opportunity to scope out the best seats to view the action. Even some members of the local media used the evening as a chance to knock off some of the rust.

While everyone might not be one hundred percent ready for the kickoff of the season next week, they are that much closer to being there.

Below are some of the pictures I took at the game:

American Legion AAA Zone Tournament Hays vs Great Bend 7-15-17

A humid morning turned into a hotter afternoon as the Great Bend Chiefs and the Hays Eagles squared off in the American Legion Baseball AAA Zone Tournament. This game would decide the team to face McPherson for a berth to the State Tournament.

Both teams sent players to the plate, but none of them could get the man around the horn to reach home until the sixth inning. In that late frame, Great Bend put up three runs that sealed the victory for the Chiefs.

The Chiefs’ players would only have a short time to rest before they faced the McPherson Seniors in about 30 minutes.

Below are some of the pictures I took at the game:

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Hays Boys Basketball versus Great Bend 1-10-17

A strong rival makes for a great high school environment. The Great Bend Panthers welcomed their long rivals, the Hays Indians into their court for the first home game of the new year.

The first quarter started as a back and forth game. Soon, Hays’ strong outside shooting took over and extended the lead to more than ten points. Great Bend tried to narrow the gap, but failed to find the shooting to claw back. The Hays Indians finished the night with a score of 51 to 37.

Below are some of the pictures I took at the game:

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Hays Girls Basketball versus Great Bend 1-10-17

For the Great Bend Lady Panthers’ first home game of the year, they welcomed nearby rivals the Hays Lady Indians.

The Lady Panthers took advantage of several first half three throws to open up a lead that gave them a 54 to 41 victory.

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4A Cross Country Regional in Hays 10-24-15

On a warm, but breezy Saturday morning, athletes from all over the area came to Hays High to compete for a chance to run at State.

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Great Bend Football versus Hays 9-11-15

The second week of the season took me to a long time rivalry game with the Great Bend Panthers traveling to take on the Hays Indians.

Great Bend got on the board first and then game turned into a back and forth scoring affair. The Panthers would drive for a score and then Hays would quickly respond. In the Second Half, Great Bend took control and went on to win 40 to 29.

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4A Div 1 Sub-State Buhler Boys vs Hays 3-5-15

The last Boys Semi-Final game in Hays for the 4A Division I Sub-State saw the home team Indians facing the Crusaders of Buhler.

Both teams traded leads and tied scores throughout the First Half. Hays took a one point lead into the locker room at Half. When they came back out, they took over the game and never fell below a five point difference the rest of the game as they won 60 to 53.

Hays will now face McPherson for the Sub-State Championship and a State Tournament berth.

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