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Play Ball: City prepares for next state tournament

Chris Umprhes from the Great Bend Recreation Commission puts the finishing touches on a Kansas State High School Activities Association logo, Tuesday at the Great Bend Sports Complex. Great Bend will host the KSHSAA 1-A and 2-A baseball and softball tournaments on Thursday and Friday.

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Chris Umphres adds a touch of art to the state baseball/softball tournaments coming to the Great Bend Sports Complex.
On Tuesday afternoon Umphres, sports director at the Great Bend Recreation Commission, painted the Kansas State High School Activities Association logo on three fields, in preparation for the KSHSAA tournament going on Thursday and Friday. Sixteen baseball and softball teams from 1A and 2A schools across the state will play in the tournament.
Helped by GBRC employee Roger Ward, it took about 30 minutes for Umphres to spray paint the logo — the letters KSHSAA  in white inside a blue Kansas ...


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