SALINA - The Great Bend Middle School girls' "A" and "B" basketball teams opened the new year with victories on the road on Thursday at Salina South.
CLAFLIN - Central Plains High School's girls' basketball team led 21-8 after one quarter on its way to a 69-27 win over Macksville on Friday night.
LIBERAL - After falling to two-time defending Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Western Division champion Seward in the league opener in each of the last three seasons, the NJCAA No. 9-ranked Barton Cougars got it right this time around.
LIBERAL - Things neither started well, nor ended well for the Barton Community College women's basketball team on Saturday night.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Chiefs were in shambles after the worst season in franchise history, and chairman Clark Hunt promised their devoted followers that better ways were ahead.
St. Joseph Family Medicine (SJFM) patients will be offered more convenience and easier access to health care when the medical practice moves into the main building at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center.
McPHERSON - Billy McGuigan and his band bring the Buddy Holly tribute show "Rave On" to the McPherson Opera House on Saturday, Jan. 12, at 7 p.m.
Some patients at Heartland Cancer Center are enjoying new caps donated by the KAY Club at West Plains High School in Ransom and Bazine. The head coverings come in handy for those who have lost hair as a result of chemotherapy treatment.
HOUSTON - J.J. Watt swatted away passes, Arian Foster ran away from tacklers and the Houston Texans did just enough to knock Cincinnati out of the playoffs for the second straight year.
GREEN BAY, Wis. - Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers showed how dangerous they can be when they're at full strength Saturday night, overwhelming the Minnesota Vikings 24-10 in an NFC wild-card game that was never really close.
Barton Community College recently challenged its students and potential students to craft videos that answer the question, "What Drives You?" The first annual video contest ended in late 2012 with two winners selected.
MANHATTAN - Rodney McGruder scored all but two of his 28 points in the second half. He hit five 3-pointers, three in the closing minutes. The senior almost single-handedly willed No. 25 Kansas State to a 73-67 victory over No. 22 Oklahoma State on Saturday.
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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - AJ McCarron knows how Alabama quarterbacks are judged.
A retirement reception for Twentieth Judicial District Judge Hannelore Kitts will be held from 2-4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, in Courtroom B at the Barton County Courthouse. Kitts has served as a district judge for 17 years. The district includes Barton, Ellsworth, Rice, Russell and Stafford counties.
It is fairly common that my educational programs and workshops emphasize a common theme of health and wellness. The annual Walk Kansas program is just around the corner, so it is time to start rounding up your team members for that successful program. Packets are ready for team captains to pick up at our office and the Great Bend Recreation Commission. I also plan to deliver some packets to the recreation commissions in Hoisington and Ellinwood.
LAWRENCE (AP) - Bill Self never has to worry about Perry Ellis speaking out of turn.
NEW YORK (AP) - The NBA's All-Star show has arrived on Brrr-oadway.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Norman Powell bounced back from a four-point game with a double-digit effort and monster jam that moved UCLA into a second-place tie in the Pac-12.
AMES, Iowa (AP) - Monte Morris scored 19 points and 14th-ranked Iowa State overwhelmed No. 21 West Virginia 79-59 on Saturday to sweep the season series with the Mountaineers.
On Thursday, the Great Bend Panthers hosted a triangular with Liberal and Holcomb. In girls action the Lady Panthers dominated the day by winning 10 of the 11 WAC points possible. Senior Addie Soukup was the high bowler for the Lady Panthers as she rolled a top series of 562. Sophomore McKenzy Black finished in 3rd place as she rolled a series of 504. In junior varsity action the Lady Panthers made it a clean sweep as they swept the medal count. Junior Alex Snyder earned 1st place honors by rolling a 522 series. Junior Hanna Pfeifer claimed the silver ...
LARNED – Sterling's girls coasted past Larned 63-30 in Friday's Central Kansas League basketball game. Andi Dowell hit four 3-pointers and scored 16 points. Kylah Comley (13) and Emma Lamert (11) scored in double figures for Sterling (13-4, 6-2 CKL).
NEW YORK (AP) - LeBron James doesn't take a single moment for granted. There's no time to waste. Every game, every gesture is special.
NEW YORK (AP) - Kentucky coach John Calipari, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson and four-time Defensive Player of the Year Dikembe Mutombo are among the finalists for this year's Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class.
LARNED – Isiah Perez started overtime with a 3-pointer and Larned converted seven free throws in the extra period for a 63-55 Central Kansas League basketball victory.
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ELLINWOOD - Frank Slade Zamarripa Jr., 45, died Feb. 13, 2015, in Ness County. He was born April 26, 1969, at Great Bend, to Frank and Gloria K. (Kincaid) Zamarripa. He married Donita Kay Morris Nov. 1, 1997, at Great Bend.
NESS COUNTY - One driver died and the other sustained possible injury on Friday morning, when a tanker truck rear-ended a semitrailer that had slowed to turn off K-96, 10 miles west of Ness City.