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.
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Barton Community College offices will close for holiday break Monday, Dec. 22. All offices will reopen Monday, Jan. 5. Spring semester classes will begin Monday, Jan. 12.
A driver who was being pursued by the Russell Police Department last Friday afternoon was ejected from the vehicle when it overturned.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce, 110 1/2 Main, invites the public to help residents at Woodhaven Care Center and veterans across the state during the holidays.
The public is invited to take part in the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count (CBC), which started Sunday and continues through the first week of January.
Editor's note: In Sunday's Great Bend Tribune, we reported how the falling price of oil will result in a lower valuation for Barton County in 2015, which will result in less tax being collected on leases. We asked the Kansas Department of Revenue - Property Value Division (PVD) to explain the process for setting the value of oil each year. The following in a summary of the response.
PRATT - Jon Travis Hartman, 74, died Dec. 13, at his home in Pratt. Born Oct. 1, 1940, in Pratt, he was the son of Charles Dwight and Helen Louise (Stiles) Hartman. He earned his Master of Art from Fort Hays University and taught 35 years at Great Bend High School. He served on the Vernon Filley Art Museum Foundation Board of Directors for several years and remained as Emeritus Board Member.
Helen E. (Nickerson) Sharp, 81, died Dec. 13, at Diversicare of Larned. Born May 14, 1933, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Corbin and Elizabeth (Skirvin) Nickerson. On June 1, 1942, she married Bobby Dale Howard in Pratt. They were later divorced. She then married Robert Carl Sharp on June 21, 1975, in Great Bend. They were later divorced. A longtime resident of Great Bend, also residing in Las Vegas, Nev. and Larned, she served as a librarian and bus driver for the Radium School District and was a bookkeeper for Melvin Nuss. She enjoyed reading and sewing.
TOPEKA – A driver stopped in western Kansas with more than five pounds of methamphetamine was sentenced Monday to 18 years in federal prison.
MANHATTAN (AP) - With two weeks and change remaining before Big 12 play, Bruce Weber hopes his team understands the importance of the three games before the Jan. 3 date at Oklahoma State.
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Rich Felts, a Montgomery County farmer, was elected president of Kansas Farm Bureau this month, replacing Steve Baccus, who served in the position since 2002.
Mildred Siebert will celebrate her 85th birthday with a family dinner and card shower.
Record keeping for a 4-H livestock project might involve collecting receipts from the feed store in an envelope or making notes on a feed sack in the barn. But, a new venture for 4-H-a livestock project record app-is allowing members to use their smart devices to keep easier track of their records.
Brogan Kirmer, of Claflin, is a candidate to receive a bachelor of science in nursing degree at Washburn University commencement exercises at 6:30 p.m., on Friday, Dec. 12 in Lee Arena, Petro Allied Health Center, on the Washburn campus.