It's not at all surprising to find many all-state football players on the East and West rosters of the Kansas Shrine Bowl.
PRATT - It was a long, hot Sunday as the Great Bend Braves geared up for the championship game of the Pratt Wood Bat Tournament at Green Sports Complex.
After Saturday's Amateur Softball Association VIP Series Great Bend Tournament ended, five teams walked away with titles, each representing one of the age divisions at the all-day event held at the Great Bend Sports Complex.
LAKIN - The Golden Belt swim squad finished second at the Lakin meet on Saturday. The Scott City Stars captured first place with 763 points. Golden Belt recorded 650. In the 10-and-under division, Cal Dunekack won five individual events - 50-yard freestyle (31.35 seconds), 50 butterfly (35.96), 50 backstroke (37.94), 100 freestyle (1:16.59) and 100 individual medley (1:23.98). Kira Cook won four individual events in the 14-and-under division, the 100 breaststroke (1:21.42), 100 freestyle (1:04.97), ...
The Quicksilver Softball Club had four teams competing in Amateur Softball Association action at the VIP Series Great Bend Tournament on Saturday at the Great Bend Sports Complex.
PRATT - The Great Bend Braves split games in pool play to open the Pratt Wood Bat Tournament on Saturday at Green Sports Complex.
On Friday morning, the Panther Athletic Center was the site of the Barton Community College Lady Cougars volleyball camp.
Although Great Bend is not fielding a Class AA American Legion baseball team for a full summer schedule, the Braves will be taking part in a pair of tournaments during the next two weekends.
It was the biggest turnaround in team sports at Great Bend High School for 2012-13. With first-year head coach Carrie Minton taking charge, the Lady Panthers' basketball team improved on a 3-18 campaign from the previous season to 14-7. Their memorable season included a second-place finish in the Western Athletic Conference 5-2, where they advanced to a Class 5A sub-state championship game, falling to host Salina South. Just think. The Lady Panthers came one win ...
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. The Great Bend Chiefs found that momentum in the form of a series of bunts that led to a six-run second inning that propelled them to an 11-5 win over Buhler in 5½ innings in a semifinal game of the Chiefs Classic on Sunday afternoon at the Great Bend Sports Complex. "We started off the game with a good performance by Johnny Allende on ...