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Garden City Football versus Great Bend 10-19-18

The Garden City Buffaloes made the familiar trip to Memorial Stadium to face the Great Bend Panthers.

A win would hand the Western Athletic Conference title to the Panthers. A loss would mean just a share of the title along with two other fellow conference schools.

Great Bend quickly let it be known that they wanted the trophy all to themselves. The Panthers scored about three minutes into the game. On the next Garden City snap, Dalton Miller would strip the ball away from the Buffalo and take it in for six more points.

The Great Bend Panthers went on to win the game by a score of 49 to 6.

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

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:

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.

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

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Garden City Football versus Great Bend 10-21-16

Week Eight brings the regular season to the close for Class 5A and 6A. For the game in Great Bend, the game meant more than just the last of the regular season for the Panthers and their visitors, the Garden City Buffaloes.

Several Senior players would suit up for their last time in a regular season game. Both teams entered the evening with an undefeated record. Add to all of this, the winner takes home the 2016 Western Athletic Conference league championship for football.

In what many saw as a potential high scoring affair, the game actually turned into a defensive battle. Each team would mount a drive only to stall out. They did manage a touchdown each going into the locker room at halftime.

The second half saw another touchdown for each team. After Garden City missed a late field goal, the game went into Overtime.

Garden City took the ball first and scored. Then they stopped Great Bend inches away from the end zone. The Buffaloes won with a score of 21 to 14.

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

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Dodge City Football versus Great Bend 9-23-16

Week Four of the Football season saw two teams from the same league lock up in battle. The Dodge City Demons came into Great Bend with memories of their victory over the Panthers last year.

The Panthers entered the night undefeated and wanting to defend their turf on Homecoming night.

After both trading scoreless possessions, Great Bend jumped on the board first with a touchdown. Then began a back and forth series of quick scores that ended with the Demons on top going to the locker room for Halftime.

The Demons would add another score early in the Third Quarter to go up by ten points. Then the Panthers roared back scoring three unanswered touchdowns to regain the lead. Dodge City would add one more score, but Great Bend held on to win 34 to 27.

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