Having only one track and field meet under their belts, Great Bend High School headed to Wichita on Thursday to take part in the two-day Shocker Pre State Challenge 2013 at Cessna Stadium on the Wichita State University campus.
Two-thirds of Barton Community College's "Big 3" - sophomore guards Al Key and Andell Cumberbatch - have yet to make a decision on where they're going to play basketball next season.
When Barton Community College head basketball coach Craig Fletchall watched the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship Final Four this past weekend at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, it was the fifth of its kind he's attended over the years.
Mother Nature left its imprint in the Golden Belt on Tuesday, postponing Great Bend High School's track and field meet at Memorial Stadium, along with the Lady Panthers' Western Athletic Conference softball doubleheader with Liberal at the Sports Complex. Moreover, the Lady Panthers' home Western Athletic Conference soccer match with Hays was also postponed, along with the Great Bend swim team's trip to Garden City.
Al Key's record-setting basketball career was capped by the Barton Community College sophomore guard being named Monday as a third-team National Junior College Athletic Association Division-I All-America selection for the second straight season.
Shannon Schartz's Great Bend High School boys' tennis team is gearing up for their first Western Athletic Conference action of the season.
A bright, sunny Thursday afternoon began with the unveiling of a metal sculpture at the entrance of the Great Bend Sports Complex.
Great Bend High School's baseball team walked past Hoisington 11-0 on Thursday afternoon during the first game of a season-opening, non-conference doubleheader at the Great Bend Sports Complex.
Cornerback Terence Newman has signed a two-year contract to remain with the Cincinnati Bengals, it was learned on Wednesday.
A familiar pattern developed last season for the Great Bend High School baseball team.
MANHATTAN - Kansas State, coming off a memorable Big 12 championship run and BCS berth in the Fiesta Bowl, opens spring football practice on Wednesday.
They were right there last season. The Great Bend High School Panthers advanced to a Class 5A sub-state baseball tournament championship game last spring. The Panthers lost to a potent Goddard team 8-0 in the title game, finishing their season at 14-8 overall. "When you get to the point where you are right there to achieve one of your goals, which is to go to state," Great Bend head coach Randy Beck said, "and you just ...
Four returners are back in the fold for the Great Bend High School golf team, coupled with several newcomers, giving Panthers fifth-year head coach Troy Stein a nice mix.
Before he headed out west and struck gold in Oregon, Dana Altman, a 54-year-old journeyman basketball coach from small-town Nebraska, put Creighton on the college basketball map.
Needless to say, it was a record-setting spring in 2012. The Great Bend High School boys' tennis team established a school-record 119-22 overall mark last season. The Panthers also won an unprecedented 15 of 16 matches in running away with the Western Athletic Conference championship, where Grant Harris captured conference player of the year honors as a freshman with a 29-5 record. Moreover, senior returnees Nick Moyers and Chase Buntain captured 10th place in No. ...
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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