Most everyone knows that an athlete makes his/her self in the offseason, so there's no better way to hone one's basketball skills than to take part in a summer basketball camp.
McPHERSON - The Great Bend Chiefs, a Class AAA American Legion baseball team, closed the regular season in grand style.
The previous five years had produced a different Senior Open champion. Wednesday afternoon was different. Great Bend's Paul Keller fired a 1-over 72 to beat Mike Chambers (75) in the championship flight of the 2011 event at StoneRidge Golf Club. After a one-year hiatus, Keller is back on top, becoming the first golfer to win the tournament - which debuted in 2006 - twice in its six-year existence. Mark Deighton finished ...
Buoyed by a gutsy complete-game pitching performance by Great Bend right-hander Matt Marshall, the Chiefs hammered Hutchinson 12-4 Tuesday night in the second game of a Class AAA American Legion doubleheader.
The Great Bend Chiefs are loading up their lumber this morning and heading to Salina to take part in the Kansas Grand Slam 2011.
Randy Wetzel made no bones about it. Wetzel's first appointment as an umpire in the just-completed College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb., was everything the Great Bend resident imagined - and then some. "It was all that I expected and more," Wetzel said. "It was one of the greatest experiences of my umpiring career that I have ever had. "We were treated like royalty and being on the field for the ...
Since the Great Bend Class AAA American Legion baseball team will be playing in the Kansas Grand Slam 2011 wood bat tournament over the Fourth of July weekend in Salina, the Chiefs opted to use wood bats Tuesday night in a regular-season doubleheader with McPherson.
No question, the Great Bend Chiefs Class AAA American Legion baseball team enjoy the home confines of Al Burns Memorial Field.
The Great Bend 14-and-under Quicksilver fast-pitch softball team throttled the Dodge City Monster 7-0 in the championship game of an ASA tournament at Veterans North ballpark on Saturday evening.
Trailing the Dodge City Rangers 4-1 in the first game of a Class AAA American Legion doubleheader on Wednesday night, the Great Bend Panthers needed something to emerge from their slumber.
Great Bend Chiefs right-hander Mitch Kottas' confidence is growing. For the second straight outing, Kottas, a senior-to-be at Great Bend High School, was dominant on the mound. Kottas spun a two-hit shutout in an 8-0 five-inning victory over Thomas More Prep-Marian (Hays) Tuesday evening during the first game of a 19-U American Legion baseball doubleheader at Al Burns Memorial Field. "Mitch has been on a roll the last couple games that he's pitched," Chiefs skipper ...
The Great Bend Chiefs 19-U American Legion baseball team entertain Thomas More Prep-Marian (Hays) tonight in a doubleheader at Al Burns Memorial Field. The first game is set for 6.
A two-time second-team All-Kansas Jayhawk Community College selection at Barton Community College, Colin Beatty has the tools to excel as an NCAA Division-I basketball player.
After toiling as a veteran college baseball umpire for over 20 years, Great Bend's Randy Wetzel is finally getting the opportunity to call a College World Series.
Over the weekend, the Great Bend Chiefs beat the Pratt 86ers in the Chiefs Baseball Classic championship. The Chiefs won two of three from Pratt, including 7-6 in walk-off fashion in the championship game Saturday evening at Al Burns Memorial field.
There's still much more to play for.
Qualifying five boys' players for the Class 5A state tennis tournament this weekend is the most ever from Great Bend High School.
GARDEN CITY - Having to share a Western Athletic Conference baseball championship turned out to be bittersweet for the Great Bend High School Panthers.
To be certain, the Great Bend High School baseball team isn't in the sharing mood right now.
HAYS - When the dust finally settled in this Hays Diamond Classic slugfest - after a combined 23 runs, 26 hits, 12 errors and numerous wild pitches and passed balls - Great Bend High School finally got the best of Colby on Friday evening at Larks Park.
HAYS - In their second game of the Hays Diamond Classic, the Great Bend High School Panthers found themselves struggling to find their hitting stroke.