LARNED - Put away the leftover turkey and put away the pigskin. It's Basketball Time!
LARNED - Mark Twain once penned, "Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society." Is that true for football players? Football teams?
The fifth-annual Great Bend Storm Special Olympics Turkey Bowl kicks off today at 10 a.m.
The fifth-annual Great Bend Storm Special Olympics Turkey Bowl will kick off at 10 a.m. Friday at Great Bend High School's Memorial Stadium. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
It was the first time Scott Wood has competed in a body building event.
The Great Bend Middle School seventh-grade girls' basketball team started their season with a pair of victories, beating Colby 40-9 and Goodland 46-7 at the Hays Tournament on Saturday.
LARNED - It is time to get out the cranberry sauce and serve up my annual Turkey Awards for the year for the sporting world.
LARNED - There is a timeless and appropriate quote from the POGO cartoon strip that goes, "We have met the enemy ... and he is us!"
LARNED - Mac Davis hit the big time with a country hit that had these words: "Happiness was Lubbock, Texas, in my rear view mirror."
The Great Bend Middle School 'A' volleyball team finished its season with a 24-3 record.
LARNED - Finally, a diversion to this bummer of a football season for Kansas Jayhawk fans.
LARNED - Kansas State is not the only Big 12 Conference football team to have a quarterback controversy.
LARNED - IF IT AIN'T ROCKET SCIENCE, how come Wildcats head coach Bill Snyder and the Kansas State football coaches can't decide on a quarterback?
Baker University head tennis coach Joe Ahmadian has announced the signing of Morgan Francis to play tennis for the Baker Wildcats in Baldwin City. Morgan is a senior at Great Bend High School and the daughter of John and Nancy Francis.
Hoisington - 14 - 26 - 17 - 12 -- 69
GBMS A team 14 - Mcpherson 50
Athletes from two eras and the first ever student trainer were inducted in the Barton Community College Sports Hall of Fame over the weekend. Basketball legend Gene Butler, baseball great Jeff Christy and Ryan 'Pete' Manely were inducted during a ceremony Saturday afternoon at the Kirkman Activities Center on the Barton campus.
This last weekend the Great Bend Panther's JV squad competed at the Stafford JV wrestling tournament. The Panthers placed 8 of their 9 wrestlers with three 1st place finishers.
The Hoisington High School varsity wrestling team participated in the Bob Kuhn Sr. Prairie Classic Wrestling Tournament this past weekend at Hays. The team sent five wrestlers to the finals where senior Brandon Ball at 138 lbs. won the Championship match to help propel him to win the Tournaments Most Outstanding Wrestler Award. Sophomore Jonathan Ball, 145 lbs.lbs.; freshman Christopher Ball, 152 lbs.; senior Chance Boor, 195 lbs.; and sophomore Landen Urban, 285 lbs., all finished second. Senior Landon Harmon, 120 lbs., and junior Austin McHenry, 182 lbs., finished in fifth place. Collectively with teammates freshman Tanner Cassity, 113 ...
There appears to be something special brewing on the hill.
The NFL is supposedly investigating whether the Patriots used deflated footballs in their AFC Championship game. REALLY? The only thing that was deflated last Sunday was the Green Bay Packers fans! What a giveaway! In Packerland lore, the names of Bart Starr, Fuzzy Thurston, Paul Hornung, Vince Lombardi and others are remembered forever. Now you can add the name of Packers tight end Brandon Bostick (though he may not be a Packer for long). Bostick is the Packer who had the on-side kick right in his hands and let it fall through, enabling the Seahawks to recover and win. At ...
The Hoisington High School Wrestling team ran its dual record to 11-0 this past Thursday evening, and picked up the Championship Plaque from the Stafford Duals Tournament. The team was outstanding all night as they defeated Bluestem 70-7, Chaparral 65-6, Lincoln 76-6, Nickerson 75-3, and Stafford 63-16. Those in attendance were able to see some outstanding matches on the evening as there were several State Place winners wrestling each other.
GBMS A team 12 - Salina South 27