Morgan Harwood and Tarynn Stueder - two integral parts for the Great Bend High School Lady Panthers - have landed on the All-Western Athletic Conference basketball team.
Josh Lopez, Cody Helsel and Bryce Hofmeister are headed to the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference football ranks.
HAYS - It was all about staying alive, when Great Bend High School went up against arch-rival Hays on Thursday night in an opening-round game of a Class 5A sub-state basketball tournament.
Ethan Henderson displays the menacing type with the shaved head and tattoos, a characteristic he took onto the basketball court for the Great Bend High School Panthers.
PARK CITY - Barton Community College's bubble finally burst in the National Junior College Athletic Association 2013 Region VI Championship title game.
PARK CITY - Al Key broke down a Seward County Community College defender or two off dribble penetration, floated through the air and put in a 10-foot shot off the glass.
PARK CITY - No. 24-ranked Barton Community College zoomed into Saturday night's National Junior College Athletic Association 2013 Region VI Championship title game, beating defending region champion Seward County 70-64 on Friday night in a semifinal at Hartman Arena.
Make way for the Final Four of the NJCAA Region VI postseason basketball tournament. The Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference's heavyweights - second-ranked Coffeyville vs. No. 9-ranked Hutchinson, along with Seward County vs. No. 24 Barton - play semifinal games tonight at Hartman Arena in Park City. At 5:30, Barton (27-5) takes on the three-time defending West champion and defending regional champion Saints (25-7), followed by Coffeyville (31-1) and Hutchinson (29-3) at 7:30. "Pound-for-pound, you've ...
The spacious confines of Hartman Arena in Park City can sometimes be hard to adapt to. "You're going into an environment where perimeter shooting is a little tough," Barton head coach Craig Fletchall said. "Because of the environment, the play of Raheem inside is going to be even more important than our perimeter shooters." The Cougars' Raheem Johnson, a 6-foot-8, 240-pound post player, has blossomed into one of the top centers in the region. He ...
Getting the monkey off their backs, the No. 24-ranked Barton Community College Cougars beat Cowley - a team that had eliminated them from the NJCAA Region VI postseason basketball tournament in each of the last two seasons - 75-68 in the quarterfinals on Tuesday night in Arkansas City.
It was just like old times for Barton Community College freshman guard Trey Unrau. Well, almost. Being a gym rat, the initial thing Unrau noticed when the Cougars entered W.S. Scott Auditorium late Tuesday afternoon on the Cowley campus in Arkansas City was the backdrop. "When we walked into the gym, I knew," Unrau said. "It was one of those gyms where there's the black curtains behind the baskets. "It was kind of like a ...
ARKANSAS CITY - Forgive Barton Community College men's basketball coach Craig Fletchall for having a brief flashback.
Al Key and his Barton Community College teammates know as well as anyone that it will take a collective effort to knock out the Cowley Tigers.
SALINA - In the end, Salina South High School's frontline depth proved too much for the Great Bend Lady Panthers to overcome.
As Barton Community College's Al Key inches his way up the career scoring list, the Cougars throttled Allen 93-61 on Saturday afternoon at Kirkman Activity Center.
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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