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.
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GREAT BEND - Laura Belle Sandberg, 59, died March 30, 2012 at Hays Medical Center.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Pushed to the brink, Kentucky's still perfect and still playing.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Wichita State reached another Sweet 16 this season thanks in part to the frenzied, full-court press that coach Gregg Marshall often employs to such success.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas basketball coach Rick Barnes will be released after yet another quick exit from the postseason, people with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press on Saturday.
HOUSTON (AP) - Gonzaga and coach Mark Few have been a constant presence in the NCAA Tournament, even if the loveable Zags rarely get this deep into March Madness.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Every once in a while, Ned Yost will spin a story about his days on Bobby Cox's bench with the Atlanta Braves, back when the organization was winning NL pennants by the fistful.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Tom Izzo and Rick Pitino are Final Four regulars, and one of them will be back this year even though both of their teams were counted out weeks ago.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Frank Kaminsky and the Wisconsin Badgers hung on to make the Final Four again.
The annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Great Bend Noon Kiwanis will be held at 9:30 a.m. sharp on Saturday, April 4, at the Kiwanis Walking Track on the north side of Veterans Memorial Park. The event is open to all area children pre-school through 6th grade. There will be Easter eggs and prizes given for special eggs.
These photos were taken Saturday at the 21st annual Central Kansas Spring Expo. With 194 exhibitors, there is something for everyone. The expo continues Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Expo Complex west of Great Bend. Admission is free until noon. In the afternoon it is $1 for adults; children will be admitted for free. Many vendors have featured products.
The Golden Belt Community Concert Association has announced its schedule of concerts for the 2015-16 season and has launched its membership campaign, which will continue through April 18.
Editor's note: Great Bend's League of Women Voters asked local candidates for 100-word biographies prior to last week's forum. They are printed as submitted, following the LVW rules.
In recognition of the month of April as Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month, the Golden Belt Parkinson's Disease Support Group will meet at Heartland Farm, west of Great Bend, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 7.
Dorothy Mae Dawson, 88, died March 25, 2015, at Almost Home Inc. in Great Bend. She was born June 25, 1926, at Great Bend, the daughter of Robert John and Mary Ethel (Davidson) Herren.