HAYS - There's some good news that comes out of a 7-2 debacle, a gut-wrenching loss for the Great Bend Chiefs to North Platte, Neb., in the final game of pool play on Saturday evening.
HAYS - Big innings sometimes translate into victories. At least that was the case for the Great Bend Chiefs on Saturday afternoon during the Wild West Fest wood bat tournament at Larks Park. The Chiefs scored five runs in the bottom of the second, including four before an out was even recorded, and pulled away for an 11-1 victory over Fort Morgan, Colo. The run-rule went into effect in the fourth, capped by Bryce Hofmeister's ...
HAYS - Trailing by one run, the Great Bend Chiefs had the tying and winning runs on base in the seventh inning against the Kansas Crush during the Wild West Fest Tournament on Friday afternoon at the Thomas More Prep Marian baseball field.
HAYS - Runs were in short supply on Friday for the Great Bend Braves.
The Great Bend Chiefs and Braves will both be competing in the Wild West Fest Tournament, which starts today and runs through Sunday.
WILD WEST FEST WOOD BAT TOURNAMENT At Hays Friday-Saturday-Sunday Pool play schedule Senior division Friday Hays High 11:15 a.m. - Hays vs. Colby 1:30 p.m. - TMP vs. North Platte, Neb. 3:45 p.m. - Topeka Capitols vs. Colby 6 p.m. - Rock Creek vs. Seward, Neb. 8:15 p.m. - Hays vs. Seward, Neb. TMP 9 a.m. - Great Bend vs. TMP 11:15 a.m. - Great Bend vs. Kansas Crush 1:30 p.m. ...
After winning half of their four games at the 2012 Kansas Grand Slam Wood Bat Tournament in Salina, the Great Bend Chiefs will be taking their lumber to Hays this weekend.
NEWTON - The Great Bend Braves swept a Class A American Legion doubleheader against Newton on Sunday afternoon after McPherson, which was scheduled to be part of a triangular with Newton and Great Bend, had to back out.
SALINA - No question, the Great Bend Chiefs had some golden opportunities against defending Kansas Grand Slam Wood Bat Tournament champion Millard North.
SALINA - No. 9 hitter Bryce Beck of the Great Bend Chiefs caught lightning in a bottle, crashing a towering solo home run that smashed against the scoreboard above the fence in left-center field at spacious Dean Evans Stadium.
Sunday's results Millard North HS 14, Kansas Rattlers 1 Wichita Rockies 9, Wichita Aces 1 Hutchinson Cardinals 13, Millhouse 18U 8 Millard North HS 12, Kansas Titans 3 Saturday Millard North HS 9, Salina Falcons 1 Columbus Behlen Blu. 12, Wichita Aces 0 Salina Falcons 10, Great Bend Chiefs 4 Wichita Rockies 9, Millhouse 18U 1 Hutchinson Cardinals 11, Wichita Aces 7 Hutchinson Cardinals 5, Wichita Rockies 4 Great Bend Chiefs 10, Kansas Rattlers 6<a ...
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.