DODGE CITY - With the Class AAA American Legion Zone Tournament just around the corner, the last thing the Great Bend Chiefs need is to lose one of their top pitchers.
The Great Bend Braves travel to Fort Hays State University's Larks Park today to face the Hays Junior Eagles in the first round of a Class A American Legion Zone Tournament at 1 p.m.
The pairings for the Class AAA American zone tournament, set for Monday, July 23, through Wednesday, July 25, in Hays, have been established.
The Great Bend Chiefs are preparing for the final week of the regular season for Class AAA American Legion baseball.
The Kansas Crush won the NBC 11-and-under state baseball tournament title on Sunday at the Sports Complex.
ULYSSES - The Golden Belt swim squad won the Western Kansas Swim Club title on Sunday.
The Central Kansas Hornets got an early lead against the Lil Yankees in the first game of pool play at the NBC 11-and-under baseball tournament on Saturday at the Sports Complex.
Large innings led to both wins in a Class A American Legion doubleheader between the Great Bend Braves and the Larned Indians at the Sports Complex on Friday.
The Class A American Legion baseball season is winding down as the Great Bend Braves play host to Larned in their final two games of the regular season.
HAYS - The Great Bend Braves split their Class A American Legion doubleheader on Tuesday against the Hays Renegades.
HAYS - After two weeks without a meet, Golden Belt swim squad blew the competition out of the water on Saturday.
HAYS - No lead is safe when you're playing the Hays Eagles. The Great Bend Chiefs found it out the hard way early Sunday afternoon during a semifinal game in the championship round of the Wild West Fest Tournament at Larks Park. Great Bend mounted a 5-0 lead in the top of the first inning, but home-run-hitting Hays answered with four runs in the first and five in the second and then held off a ...
HAYS - In their final game of the Wild West Fest wood bat tournament, the Great Bend Braves were able to shut down Fort Morgan, Colo.
HAYS - Things were looking up for the Great Bend Braves in Saturday morning's Wild West Fest wood bat tournament junior division pool play game against Fort Morgan, Colo.
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.
Sometimes winning can have a snowball effect in Class AAA American Legion baseball action.
Sometimes all it takes is getting a little momentum.
LEOTI - The Golden Belt Swim Squad finished second at a Leoti swim meet on Saturday.
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.
After opening the season with a nine-game losing streak, the Great Bend Chiefs won their first Class AAA American Legion baseball game of the season during pool play of the Chiefs Classic on Saturday.
Holding the lead twice in Class AAA American Legion baseball action against Buhler on Saturday evening, the Great Bend Chiefs couldn't hold on in an 8-7 loss.
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.
GARDEN CITY - The Golden Belt Swim Squad took first place at a Western Kansas Swim Club meet on Saturday, more than doubling the score of second-place Scott City Stars.
The Great Bend Chiefs travel to Hays on Tuesday night for a Class AAA American Legion baseball doubleheader.