KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Jon McGraw has already lived the dream several times over. Here's a guy from Riley County, a tiny Class 3A high school, located just down the road from Manhattan, a former walk-on at Kansas State. He later became an All-Big 12 free safety for the Wildcats in 2001 and was chosen in the second round of the NFL draft by the New York Jets, playing there for three years before leaving ...
OTIS - Dylan Wissman of Otis-Bison High School had the type of game running backs dream about.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Arrowhead Stadium turned into a House of Horrors for San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers before a national television audience on Monday Night Football.
MANHATTAN - The Oklahoma Sooners were steaming mad, having plunged from No. 3 to No. 11 in last Sunday's rankings by The Associated Press, along with having their BCS title hopes damaged.
SALINA - Entering the Class 5A District 6 finale, the Great Bend Panthers and their vaunted running game had steamrolled three of their previous four opponents.
In his one season as Great Bend High School's quarterback, senior Mitch Kottas has been the engineer behind the controls of the Panthers' productive running game.
The byproduct of enduring one of the toughest schedules in the state is definitely paying big dividends for Great Bend High School.
In what has become commonplace the past month, the Great Bend High School Panthers have had a penchant for grinding out time-consuming drives with a stout running game.
LAWRENCE - The Lockett football bloodline at Kansas State runs deep. First, there was Kevin Lockett, who played for the Wildcats from 1993-96, becoming the career-receiving leader for the Wildcats and playing seven seasons in the National Football League with four teams - the Kansas City Chiefs, the Washington Redskins, the Jacksonville Jaguars and the New York Jets. Next came Aaron Lockett, Kevin's younger brother, who played for the Wildcats from 1998-2001 and was one ...
Memorial Stadium has become a temple of doom for Great Bend High School football visitors this season.
Tall orders are, well, tall orders. Perhaps a little David vs. Goliath mind-set could bode well for the Great Bend High School Lady Panthers volleyball team. Seventh-seeded Great Bend (8-23 overall) plays No. 2 seed Newton (36-3) in a first-round match of the single-elimination Class 5A sub-state tournament on Saturday afternoon at Salina Central. The match is slated to start at 5, and the Lady Panthers are competing in Sub-State B, which also includes their ...
Talk about an instant classic. How about a district classic? That was the case last Friday night in Hays. In a Class 5A District 6 football opener, as well as a Western Athletic Conference showdown, Great Bend High School and Hays had a gallant battle that featured numerous lead changes and nearly 800 yards of total offense. What's more? The game went into overtime tied at 35 before Panthers running back Jonathan Allende scored on ...
It's time for the swing game in Class 5A District 6 football, the second of a three-game district season in determining which two of the four teams qualify for the state playoffs.
The Class 5A sub-state volleyball tournament, which is set for Saturday, pits Great Bend in one of four sub-states across the state.
GODDARD - Great Bend High School made a youth movement in girls tennis this season, capped by freshman singles player Morgan Francis and sophomore doubles players Jami McVay and Brianna Schartz competing in their first Class 5A state tournament.
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.
Photos by Mack McClure
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