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Buffer Week

Laura Daniel, Reporter

November 13, 2019

There will not be any practices for any sports teams from Monday, November 11 to Friday, November 15. The purpose of the buffer week is to give athletes a break between sports seasons, e.g., runners could have a break between cross country and basketball. There will be a total of two buffer weeks...


November 8, 2019

The second playoff game is underway at Wichita Northwest. The theme of the game is REDemption. The weather will be 41 degrees that night. Bundle up in all red for Great Bend to make its redemption against the Wichita Northwest Grizzlies.  Last time the Panthers played the Grizzlies at the Panthers'...

Splish! Splash!

Laura Daniel, Reporter

November 8, 2019

The first practice for the Great Bend High School's Boys Swim Team will be on November 18 at BCCC (Barton County Community College). There are no tryouts for the team. There are two teams: Junior Varsity and Varsity.  There are many different races for each swimmer. The different strokes are butterfly,...

Throwing Baskets in Basketball

Laura Daniel, Reporter

November 4, 2019

Girls Basketball is right around the corner with the first practice on November 18 at the PAC (Panther Athletic Center). The first game is the Hays City Shootout on December 5.  The both the girls and boys have to try out for any of the three teams: Freshman, Junior Varsity, and Varsity. At the PAC...

Panther Pajama Jam!

Panther Pajama Jam!

November 1, 2019

The first playoff game for the Great Bend Panthers kicks off on the first of November. It is going to be held at the Great Bend Memorial Stadium with high temperatures of of 50 degrees to low temperatures of 22 degrees. Though the seats and fans are going to be chilly, it is pajama night, so you can...

Sweeping the Mat with Wrestling

Laura Daniel, Reporter

October 30, 2019

The end of fall sports is closing in. The first day of the winter season will switch the athletic spotlight over to winter sports, one of which will be wrestling. The first day of wrestling practice will be November 18 in the wrestling room inside the PAC (Panther Athletic Center). There has been...

Breaking the Record

Breaking the Record

Bayle Sandy, Reporter

October 24, 2019

After several years of weight lifting, Senior Joanna Sanchez finally achieved her goal of breaking a school record. Last Thursday on October 10th, Sanchez broke the school record with a back squat lift of 310 lbs. The previous record of 300lb had been unbeatable since 2004, so this just shows Sanchez's...

Football Players Appreciates Teachers

Isaiah Smith, Author

October 17, 2019

Today, the seniors from the Great Bend Panthers football each delivered their jersey with their number to a teacher that had made an impact on them through their high school years. There are 22 seniors on the team, and they have all snapped a photo with the teacher of their choice. ...

Having a Ball in Volleyball!

Having a Ball in Volleyball!

Laura Daniel, Reporter

October 15, 2019

Panther Volleyball is having a great season so far, with the consecutive wins. The Lady Panthers had two games and won both games. Great Bend won the first set against Eisenhower with the score 25-10, and the second set Great Bend won as well with 27-25. This was the Great Bend volleyball team's 20th...

Girl’s Golf

Mollie Phillips, Reporter

October 3, 2019

The Great Bend High School girl's golf team has been teeing up a storm this year. The team currently has three girls competing for individual WAC honors, and according to coach Travis McAtee, all of the girls have "great chemistry and support." The girl's team has been competing very well this season...

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