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Seven Barton Blazers make All Star squad

SALINA- Seven Barton Blazers recently attended a four-day Heart of America camp in Salina and by camp's end, all seven were selected to participate in the prestigious 14-player All Star game. Players include Dalton Miller, Chance Sanger, Nick Wondra, Connor Griffith, Sam Ryan, Bryce Brown, and Ray Kuhlman.

June 10, 2015 | | Local Sports


Great Bend local selected as beneficiary of RC Roundball Classic

At age five Dade Cannon began a long and difficult battle with leukemia that would involve five years of visits to doctors' offices, bouts with chemo therapy, a brief remission, a relapse and months of uncertainty.

June 10, 2015 | Travis Hendryx | Local Sports


Great Bend Rec to host tennis tournament

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a youth Party On The Court Tennis Tournament on Saturday, June 20th at Veterans Memorial Park 17th & McKinley. The tournament will offer both boys and girls singles divisions. There will be 12 & under, 14 & under, 16 & under and 18 & under divisions for the tournament.

June 09, 2015 | | Local Sports


Team Kansas Gold wrestling competes in Indianapolis

Team Kansas Gold wrestled in Indianapolis, Indiana June 4-7. The boy's finished fourth in the red/blue pool freestyle and fifth in the bronze/gold pool in Greco Roman. Great Bend's Gage Fritz participated in the event.

June 09, 2015 | | Local Sports


Quicksilver 14 and under capture 1st place at Larned

The Great Bend Quicksilver team won the 14 and under division at the Larned fast pitch tournament last weekend. Quicksilver team went undefeated on the weekend.

June 08, 2015 | | Local Sports


Charlie's Inside Corner: Hitting Singles

A quick perusal of the PGA Top Ten rankings shows how far Tiger Woods has slipped. You will make note that I used his complete name, not just Tiger. His one-word-name does not call for instant recognition anymore. Mr. Woods is nowhere to be found in the rankings. Rory McIlroy is the leader, followed by Jason Day. About the only other recognizable name to the average duffer is that of Jordan Spieth, the Masters Winner. Otherwise, most would be hard pressed to name a top-ten golfer.

June 04, 2015 | Charles Tabler | Local Sports


Bandits continue winning ways

RAYMORE, Mo.- The Barton Bandits 13U baseball team won their third tournament of the season last weekend at the USSSA Wounded Warrior Tournament held in Raymore, Mo. Lead by strong weekend pitching performances from Eduardo Bujanda, Townshend Kurth, and Colin Hall, the Bandits survived eight lead changes in the championship game against the Blue Valley Rampage in a 7-6 victory. A late sixth inning single by Riley Smith set up the winning run. Colin Hall followed with a single of his own to advance Smith into scoring position. Townshend Kurth's single then drove in Smith for the go ahead ...

June 03, 2015 | Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


Barracuda swimmers compete at BCC

The Golden Belt Barracuda Swim Team had their first swim meet of the summer season on May 30th at Barton Community College. Great Bend had 93 kids participate in this meet with Scott City, Dodge City, Wichita County, and Hays.

June 01, 2015 | Travis Hendryx | Local Sports


Barton Blazers undefeated at MAYB

The Barton Blazers went 5-0 over the weekend to win the title in the El Dorado/Wichita MAYB tournament. The Blazers defeated the CK Select in the championship game 59-29. The Blazers are back in action in two weeks in Wichita. Players include Evan Campbell, Chance Sanger, Nick Wondra, Dalton Miller, JJ Heredia, Brock Skelton, Ray Kuhlman, Sam Ryan, and Connor Griffith.

June 01, 2015 | | Local Sports


Charlie's Inside Corner: FIFA scandal

For something to be a scandal doesn't it have to be shocking? Doesn't it have to be surprising? That the leaders of FIFA, the governing body of worldwide soccer have been indicted for racketeering and bribery and money laundering certainly doesn't qualify then. There is nothing shocking or surprising about it. In fact, haven't we all said, "Ho hum, what else is new?"

May 28, 2015 | | Local Sports


NCAA Division I baseball tournament

NCAA REGIONALS

May 26, 2015 | | Local Sports


Blazers take Wichita championship

The Barton Blazers took first place in the Wichita Tournament. They defeated the Wichita Biggins in the championship game 49-40. Players include Brock Skelton, J.J. Heredia, Chance Sanger, Nick Wondra, Evan Campbell, Sam Ryan, Mason Perez, and Connor Griffith. These Blazers play again next weekend in Wichita.

May 26, 2015 | | Local Sports


Charlie's Inside Corner: Change for 6A, 5A football

The Kansas State High School Activities Association has approved a change for 6A and 5A football teams in 2016. Just that there should be ANY change should be deemed noteworthy. The KSHSAA and change are not usual bedfellows. Bishop Carroll football coach Alan Schuckman said, "Anytime there's change in Kansas high school football, and it's only been once in my 20 years, it's pretty shocking."

May 21, 2015 | Charles Tabler | Local Sports


NHRA Lucas Oil winners crowned at SRCA Dragstrip

Champions were crowned Sunday for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series at Great Bend's SRCA Dragstrip and the NHRA West Central Division that included Comp Eliminator, Super Stock and the rest of the classes that encompass the nationwide series.

May 18, 2015 | | Local Sports


Duck zone boundary changes discussed at Thursday public meeting

Biologists from the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism were on hand Thursday at the Kansas Wetland Education Center to discuss with the public proposed changes to current duck hunting zone boundaries. The meeting at KWEC was the second of seven public meetings scheduled across the state.

May 14, 2015 | Travis Hendryx | Local Sports


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Charlie's Inside Corner: YOU SAID WHAT?

West Virginia basketball coach Bob Huggins, commenting on proposed rule changes and the need to change college basketball: "I thought we had a great game. I don't know why we're doing what we're doing.

July 02, 2015 | Charles Tabler | Local Sports


Chiefs take care of business during midweek competition

After a 1-1 split against Dodge City Tuesday the Great Bend Chiefs doubled up on their counterparts from Pratt Wednesday. Great Bend routed their guests in the first half of Wednesday's doubleheader by a 9-1 decision. Jacob Milton started his third contest on the mound for the Chiefs and saddled a no-hitter in the process. Walks and a passed ball contributed to Pratt's only score in game one.

July 02, 2015 | | Local Sports


Chiefs split with Dodge City Tuesday

Following a 10-2 series-opening win over Dodge City Tuesday the Great Bend Chiefs gave up some big hits as the Rangers regrouped for an 11-5 victory in game two. Great Bend moves their record to 13-12 and will face Pratt this evening in doubleheader play at the Great Bend Sports Complex. First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m.

July 01, 2015 | | Local Sports


Four local gymnasts compete at Vegas nationals

LAS VEGAS, Nev.- Alexis Folkerts, Jadynce Schroeder, Jordyn Stukey and Cadence Brown competed at this year' s National meet in Las Vegas June 10-13. Schroeder led the quad placing third overall after competing in the vault, bars, beam and floor. Stukey and Folkerts placed fifth and sixth while Brown came in ninth. (Not pictured is Cadence Brown)

June 30, 2015 | | Local Sports


Chiefs fall in semifinals to Buhler

McPHERSON- The Great Bend Chiefs dropped their semifinal game to Buhler in a 7-0 shutout Sunday at the Hooper Showcase. The Chiefs posted a 3-0 record earlier in the tournament with wins over the Kansas Cannons on Friday and El Dorado and Ark City Saturday. At 12-11 on the season Great Bend will host Dodge City Tuesday in doubleheader action beginning at 6 p.m. at GBSC.

June 29, 2015 | | Local Sports


Blazers head to Nationals following MAYB tour win

The Barton Blazers took first place in the Great Bend MAYB tournament this past weekend. The Blazers defeated the CK Select in the championship game 49-38. The Blazers will play at Nationals the weekend of July 30th in Wichita. Players include Brock Skelton, Chance Sanger, Nick Wondra, J.J. Heredia, Evan Campbell, Dalton Miller, Connor Griffith, Sam Ryan, and Ray Kuhlman.

June 29, 2015 | | Local Sports


Barracudas cap season with victory at Lakin

LAKIN- The Golden Belt Swim Club Barracuda won their final regular season meet in Lakin on Saturday. Matt Huslig and Aubrey Snapp won all of their events. Other top swimmers were Kira Cook, Brady Daniel, and Phane Pedigo.

June 29, 2015 | | Local Sports


Chiefs rebound with sweep at Hooper Showcase

McPHERSON- Following a doubleheader loss earlier in the week the Great Bend Chiefs regrouped Friday and came away with an 8-5 victory over the Kansas Cannons at this weekend's Hooper Showcase. Logan Perry saddled the win for Great Bend while Miguel Sanchez collected the save. In Saturday competition, the Chiefs downed El Dorado 4-2 behind Anson Hall's complete game victory. Great Bend then beat Ark City in a 12-2 decision to go 3-0 in pool play. The Chiefs sit at 12-10 on the season and will face either Buehler or Junction City in the semifinals of the Hooper ...

June 27, 2015 | | Local Sports


Panthers 11U win league title

The Great Bend Panther 11 under baseball team finished up league play on June 25 in Larned. The Panthers earned a league championship with a 14-2 league record. They also qualified for the NBC State tournament to be held in Great Bend on July 10 and 11.

June 26, 2015 | | Local Sports


Great Bend United places second at Kearney Invite

Great Bend United FC U14 team traveled to Kearney, NE this past weekend to participate in the Kearney Invitational. They placed second in the tournament losing against the Cyclones 4-2. Final standings were 2-1-1.

June 26, 2015 | | Local Sports


Bullets win silver at Sizzlin’ Summer tour

HAYS- The Barton Bullets took second place in the Hays Sizzlin' Summer Basketball Tournament June 20-21. The Bullets lost in the championship game to the State-line Buckets. Pictured are coach Bryce Beck, Trent Stueder, Payton Doll, Reece Morss, Marcus Schmeidler, Blake Penka, Brock Blessing, coach Nick Warren, coach Kaylie Doll, Braxton Donovan, Alex Schremmer, Calan Haberman, Aaron Stein and coach Kelsie Doll.

June 25, 2015 | | Local Sports


Charlie’s Inside Corner: Fanning the summer breeze

DEFLATEGATE is back in the news this week as the Golden Boy, Tom Brady, made his appeal to the other Golden Boy, Roger Goodell, the commissioner of the National Football League. Most of the media has already convicted Brady and, based on the information WE HAVE BEEN GIVEN, Brady seems to have been caught with his hand in the cookie jar. We don't always get ALL of the information. Remember though, the NFL hierarchy has not had a good year and they might have reached a little too far in hopes of showing that they MUST enforce the integrity ...

June 25, 2015 | Charles Tabler | Local Sports


Great Bend to host MAYB basketball tournament this weekend

More than 25 youth basketball teams will converge on Great Bend this weekend for the annual Mid America Youth Basketball (MAYB) tournament.

June 24, 2015 | | Local Sports


Chiefs fall in series to Buhler

BUHLER- The Great Bend Chiefs dropped both ends of a doubleheader Tuesday night to host Buhler. Great Bend fell in the first contest 11-1 and dropped a 9-5 decision in game two. Brady Michel was the leading hitter in the series for the Chiefs batting five for six including a homerun. Great Bend falls to a game below .500 at 9-10 and will face El Dorado in a single game at McPherson on Friday at 2 p.m. The Chiefs will then square off against Ark City on Saturday at 5 p.m. also at McPherson. Saturday's contest is ...

June 24, 2015 | | Local Sports


Former Wildcats Sexton and Waters to hold football camp in Hoisington

Curry Sexton and Jake Waters are ready to give back to the state that gave them so much during their collegiate careers. This week, Sexton and Waters, one of K-State's most impactful and productive QB/WR combos, revealed the dates of the summer football camps they will be doing as part of Kansas Gridiron Greats, which targets players from 1st to 12th grade and launched its website (www.KansasGridironGreats.com). Sexton and Waters will be coming to Hoisington for a camp on June 27th. The camp is a fundamentals camp welcome to football players of all positions.

June 23, 2015 | | Local Sports


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