NEW ORLEANS - Travis Releford stepped into the spotlight when the Kansas stars faded, his performance as much as any other the reason the Jayhawks are playing for a national championship.
NEW ORLEANS - Well, this matchup is going to look familiar.
NEW ORLEANS - Louisville coach Rick Pitino is taking a stance that will probably make some Cardinals fans cringe: He's backing Kentucky in the NCAA championship game against Kansas.
NEW ORLEANS - The highlight packages will be full of Anthony Davis' one-handed jam off an alley-oop pass and a couple of his hook shots - including one with his non-shooting hand - but what got Kentucky to its 11th national championship game was defense.
NEW ORLEANS - Same story, new night for Kansas. The team that's been teetering on the edge of the tournament since before it even began is now one of the last two left.
NEW ORLEANS - Ohio State's starters could have used some help in the 64-62 loss to Kansas on Saturday night.
NEW ORLEANS - Kentucky owns the Bluegrass State. Now it can concentrate on the rest of the country
Bruce Weber knows that Kansas State fans may not accept him right away. That much became clear when a small rally for another coaching candidate turned into a protest of his hiring.
The Hoisington High School track and field team is led by returning Class 3A state champion Savannah Rose.
JUNCTION CITY - Matt Moyd didn't shatter his personal best time of 15.03 in the 110-meter high hurdles.
The Great Bend High School junior varsity softball team improved to 4-0 on the young season after sweeping Garden City 15-7, 15-3 in a doubleheader on Thursday afternoon at the City of Great Bend Sports Complex.
SURPRISE, Ariz. - Alex Gordon went from a bust to busting the bank.
LARNED - Larned High School has recognized its March Student Spotlights of the Month.
Commission to meet
One of the first things I learned when I began youth ministry: Complicated doesn't work in ministry. It's far better to simplify.
• Aglow Lighthouse meets at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at Perkins Restaurant, 2920 10th St., Great Bend. Coffee and social time will be followed by a program at 9:30 a.m. with featured speaker Mary Bieberle.
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Alvin "Al" F. Pfannenstiel 1923 - 2014
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Sunflower Diversified Services, 8823 4th Street, at 9:30 a.m., today. Host will be Scott Donovan with greeters Karmi Green and Steve Swigart. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Ah, college is back in session - which means, says The Washington Post, that "helicopter parents" are in full flight.
Happy anniversary, Daisy girl! What would our politics be like today if she hadn't burst upon the scene 50 years ago - a freckled tyke blown up in a nuclear blast, the star of America's first gut-punch TV ad?
MEDICINE LODGE - Larned's Dorothy Keenan tied for first with a 46 and lost a scorecard playoff for first medalist honors at the Medicine Lodge Tournament. Madison Gleason shot 53 and placed eighth. Larned finished fourth.
By Judi Tabler
WASHINGTON _ Energy giant BP's willful misconduct and gross negligence led to the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, a federal judge said in a ruling Thursday that exposes the company to billions of dollars in civil penalties.
DETROIT - James Shields allowed two hits over seven innings in another terrific performance, and the Kansas City Royals edged Detroit 3-0 on Wednesday night to take a one-game lead over the Tigers atop the AL Central.
The Barton Community College men's soccer team got its second straight shutout as the Cougars scored a 2-0 conference victory Tuesday over Kansas City Kansas at the Cougar Soccer/Track Complex.
If the Barton Community College women's soccer team gave any indication of struggling offensively this season, Tuesday the Lady Cougars looked like an offensive juggernaut in a 7-0 rout of Kansas City Kansas at the Cougar Soccer/Track Complex.