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Mental toughness key to Panther softball success

Mental toughness key to Panther softball success

Kenadee Kessler, Reporter

April 28, 2017


Filed under Sports

Despite the weather the Panther softball team continues to play well. Head coach Carrie Minton has big plans for her players. ”We spent six weeks practicing to see what we need to work on,” she said. “As the season progresses we’ll peak as we go into regionals,” The Panthers recently playe...

Summer football workouts begin May 30

Summer football workouts begin May 30

Hunter Sporn, Reporter

April 28, 2017


Filed under Sports

GREAT BEND - Great Bend High School head coach Erin Beck wants players he can rely on this coming season so the Panther football staff will again host summer team camps. On May 30 the 4-day high school team camp begins. “You will need to pre-register to get a T-shirt for the camp,” said Beck....

The Girls Soccer Team Kicking Up a Storm

The Girls Soccer Team Kicking Up a Storm

Sayler Peplinski, Writer

April 6, 2017


Filed under Sports

Last Tuesday the girls soccer team played Wichita in a game that ended with the score of 9-1 with the GBHS girls taking the win. The girls soccer teams have been practicing non stop since early March five days a week for two hours each day resulting in 10 hours every week. All of this practicing has...

The start of the season for the boys tennis team

The start of the season for the boys tennis team

Sayler Peplinski, Writer

March 10, 2017


Filed under Sports

Spring is starting which means that tennis season for the boys tennis team is starting as well. The first match for boys tennis team is on March 28. This year the boys tennis team has multiple new people and the outlook for this season seems bright for the coaches who enjoy coaching tennis. The team...

The games must go on: Basketball

The games must go on: Basketball

Caitlin Schmitt, Editor/Writer

December 21, 2016


Filed under Sports, Student Life

If you’re unaware, this school year the middle school has a new strength and conditioning teacher that doubles as our new head basketball Coach after Coach Batten moved onto Pratt after the end of last school year. The new Coach's name is Tim Brooks! Coach Brooks is from Tulsa, Oklahoma. He gradua...

Wrestling: Steroid Use

Wrestling: Steroid Use

Caitlin Schmitt, Editor/Writer

December 21, 2016


Filed under Sports, Student Life

Wrestling season has begun for GBHS! While wrestling is a well-known sport across the country, it's also common for the athletes of the said sport to use steroids as an attempt to have an unfair advantage on an opponent. You hear about WWE stars getting busted for steroid use so much it's casual, but...

ATV and Dirt Bike Safety Tips

ATV and Dirt Bike Safety Tips

Caitlin Schmitt, Editor/Writer

December 19, 2016


Filed under Sports, Student Life

Many people own quads, especially in the kind of area Great Bend, Kansas is in. Depending on how ‘city’ or ‘country’ you are and the lifestyle that you live, that can be great or annoying. But bottom line, it isn’t big of a deal because there are laws prohibiting riding in town and there are...

The Final Serve This Season

The Final Serve This Season

Sayler Peplinski, Writer

October 14, 2016


Filed under Sports

Last weekend the girls tennis team had their last match where unfortunately they did not qualify for state. With this loss the coach for the girls and boys tennis teams is not giving up. Coach Joseph Bliven when asked about the girls tennis team said “Next year I'll have some younger players with the ...

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