Great Bend High School matched McPherson during first-half basketball action on Tuesday night at Panther Fieldhouse.
The McPherson Bullpups are a far cry from their stature of last season, where they captured the Class 5A state basketball championship in March.
It will be a first for Craig Fletchall. "I have never done this before, so we're kind of rolling the dice," said Fletchall, Barton Community College's head men's basketball coach, of his team meeting Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Eastern Division powerhouse Coffeyville in a scrimmage. "We're going to meet Coffeyville halfway and scrimmage them at Newman University in Wichita on Saturday. I think that it will knock some of the rust off. That will ...
The sounds of squeaking shoes and bouncing basketballs could be heard inside Barton Community College's Kirkman Activity Center late Tuesday afternoon.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Oakland Raiders are still alive in the tipsy-turvy AFC playoff chase, thanks to kicker Sebastian Janikowski's left leg and Richard Seymour blocking two field goals.
The Barton Community College is conducting baseball camps in January at Kirkman Activity Center.
Great Bend High School senior Jace Bowman received an early Christmas gift on Thursday. It came in the form of getting a medical release to resume playing basketball for the Panthers. Bowman, Great Bend's top returning scorer from 2010-11, suffered a torn meniscus in his right knee in the fall during football season - a couple days after the Sept. 13 Garden City game - and was lost for the season. Bowman caught the game-winning ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Playing for the first time this season on a national stage, the lights were simply too bright and the task too daunting for an inexperienced Southern California squad.
The whirlwind of the past five months finally culminated for Darin Spence. A first-year Barton Community College women's head basketball coach, Spence was in Las Cruces, N.M., during the past week, finalizing the sale of his home in the midst of the holiday break. "We've been busy packing, loading up the truck and getting ready to come back to Kansas," Spence said in a cell phone interview on Wednesday evening. Spence, formerly the women's head ...
Here's something for the unbeaten Barton Community College men's basketball team to ponder as they prepare for the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Western Division portion of their schedule:
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - When a group of elated Kansas City Chiefs players doused interim coach Romeo Crennel with a jug of Gatorade, he soaked it all in as a big smile creased his face.
It probably seems like Déjà vu for Barton Community College men's head basketball coach Craig Fletchall.
MANHATTAN - It has been road unkind for the Great Bend High School boys' basketball team.
MANHATTAN - Mari Jo Massanet couldn't be contained. Massanet, a 5-foot-11 senior forward, poured in 26 points on Tuesday night, leading Manhattan High School's girls' basketball team to a 56-20 drubbing of visiting Great Bend. A long scoring drought did in the Lady Panthers, who dropped to 0-5 on the season - all road losses. Manhattan (2-0), ranked No. 7 in Class 6A in the latest Kansas Basketball Coaches Association poll, led 14-7 ...
PRATT - Whitney Tilley hit a go-ahead basket in the lane with 10.4 seconds left in regulation, lifting Pratt High School to a 33-32 victory over Great Bend on Friday night.
In Class AAA American Legion baseball action at the Great Bend Sports Complex, McPherson rode a five-run first inning en route to an 11-1 win on Tuesday night. The 10-run rule went into effect after five innings. The second game was postponed because of rain.
The regulations for Kansas State High School Activities Association offseason workouts for basketball have changed, perhaps loosening a grip on what coaches and players can and can't do during the summer.
Sometimes things have to get worse before they get better.
Finding themselves battling Great Bend Chiefs right-hander Johnny Allende, the Salina Falcons scored a single run in the second inning and added another in the sixth for a 2-0 victory on Thursday night in the second game of a doubleheader.
Tonight's scheduled doubleheader with Salina at the Great Bend Sports Complex is the start of a homestand for the Class AAA American Legion Great Bend Chiefs.
HAYS - The Class AAA American Legion baseball rivalry game between the Great Bend Chiefs and Hays never took a foothold.
The Great Bend Chiefs travel to Hays on Tuesday night for a Class AAA American Legion baseball doubleheader.
A veteran Class AAA American Legion baseball team from yesteryear has become young and challenged.
Based on his past, it comes as no surprise that Alex Reed overcame injuries to come through this spring in the 400-meter dash for the Wichita State University track and field team.
The Class AAA American Legion Great Bend Chiefs are idle this week.
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