Editor's Note: Local historian David Clapsaddle writes about aspects on the Santa Fe Trail. This series profiles how Santa Fe Trail freight, passengers and mail shifted from the overland trail to railways.
DAYTON, Ohio - Matthew Dellavedova scored 22 points on Tuesday night, and Saint Mary's got a good start on its second straight NCAA tournament appearance, beating Middle Tennessee 67-54 in the First Four.
LAWRENCE - Jeff Withey arrived at Kansas with a volleyball player's body, a lanky 7-foot frame that was developed over years of playing on the beaches of his native San Diego.
TUCSON, Ariz. - Arms waving in and out, eyebrows raising up and down, Arizona coach Sean Miller repeats the same line five times in rapid-fire fashion, his voice rising as he continues.
INDIANAPOLIS - When Butler's Rotnei Clarke finishes his daily shooting routine, he bombards teammates with postseason questions.
DAYTON, Ohio - Jeremy Underwood came off the bench to score 19 points, leading North Carolina A&T past 21-loss Liberty 73-72 on Tuesday at the First Four, ending an NCAA winless streak at nine games.
MILWAUKEE - Marquette had what most would call a surprising season. After being a preseason coaches' pick to finish seventh in the powerful Big East, the Golden Eagles stunned the conference with a 14-4 league record and a share of the regular-season title.
DES MOINES, Iowa - Iowa State has earned a No. 10 seed in the NCAA tournament and will face Notre Dame in Dayton, Ohio, on Friday.
NORMAN, Okla. - Oklahoma's Lon Kruger has become the first coach in Division I history to guide five different programs to the NCAA tournament, landing the Sooners on the bracket Sunday as a No. 10 seed in the South Regional.
STILLWATER, Okla. - After suffering through Oklahoma State's first losing season in 24 years, forward Le'Bryan Nash watched last year's NCAA tournament with one thought on his mind: "We've got to be there next year."
WASHINGTON - John Thompson III took the microphone and made a very un-JT3-like declaration.
Future Barton County kids receiving a diagnosis of cancer will benefit from funds raised by Dr. Dave McMillon, Hoisington veterinarian. Dr. Dave dubbed his event, "Drown Dr. Dave", inviting others to pledge their support to Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation as he swam laps at Club 1 Fitness recently in Great Bend.
The Hoisington High School forensics team placed second out of nine schools at a recent tournament at Otis-Bison. Members placed individually as follows:
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FORT LARNED - Everyone is invited to a historic program presented by the Fort Larned Old Guard on Saturday, April 25, at Fort Larned National Historic Site, funded in part by a grant from the Kansas Humanities Council.
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LARNED - Two eighth-inning errors paved the way for Sterling High's softball sweep over Larned Thursday in a Central Kansas League opener. Sterling swept the Indians 4-3 in extra innings and 18-10 in the nightcap.
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THAILAND - Richard A. Poage passed away in his sleep at his home in Thailand on Jan. 23, with his companion by his side. Born on Sept. 6, 1940, in Great Bend, he was the son of Marion and Irene Poage. Born and raised in Great Bend he worked in the oilfields, like his father, from the age of 17 until retiring from offshore drilling 10 years ago in Thailand. In 1960, he married Sheryl Wheat. They divorced in 1964. In 1968, he married Vicky Campbell while working in Scotland. The divorced in 1975.
MARSHALL, MO. - Walter Ray Simonson, 88, died Feb. 24, 2015, in Marshall, Mo., after an illness of several months.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - An emotional Rick Barnes fought back tears in saying goodbye to Texas after 17 years last Sunday, insisting he's grateful for his time with Longhorns and isn't bitter about being fired.
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) - Oklahoma State athletic director Mike Holder still has high hopes for Travis Ford as Oklahoma State's basketball coach.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Kansas State University President Kirk Schulz defended the NCAA's role in policing academics and says there's no need for more involvement.
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - The Minnesota Twins spent $55 million on Ervin Santana to bring some much-needed talent and experience to their beleaguered starting rotation.
Tiger Woods ended all that speculation about his game by letting everyone see for themselves.
NEW YORK (AP) - Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton will not be disciplined by Major League Baseball for his latest problems involving cocaine and alcohol. Team officials responded by saying they were surprised and disappointed.
Getting a sweep Friday was going to be an arduous task for the Barton Community College softball team. Things started good enough for the Cougars but they could not complete the sweep of the Jayhawk West leaders.