The Great Bend Boom gained a split of two games against the Garden City Wind with a 4-0 victory Wednesday at Al Burns Field. The Boom (7-4) play the Topeka Train Robbers Thursday and Friday at home. The Boom travel to Topeka Saturday and Sunday.
The NHRA West Central Division opens at S.R.C.A Dragstrip with Thunder on the Plains on June 3-5. The event is one of 45 scheduled across the country where drivers in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series earn points leading to divisional and national championships as well as a chance at a share of the year-end purse of more than $519,000. Categories include Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street. The division's Jerry Haas Race Cars Top Sportsman Series, Fineline Madcap Top Dragster Series and the Sportsman Motorcycle Series ...
Great Bend will be hosting the 2016 KSHSAA 2A-1A State Baseball Tournament at the Great Bend Sports Complex. The state baseball tournament is scheduled for May 26-27. This tournament is sponsored by the City of Great Bend and the Great Bend Recreation Commission. "Great Bend is excited for the opportunity to host this premier state baseball tournament," noted Diann Henderson, Executive Director for Great Bend Recreation Commission. This baseball tournament follows the prestigious KCAC 2016 Baseball and Softball Championship Tournaments and precedes the 2016 June Jaunt Hap Dumont Points Baseball Tournament schedule for June 4-5, at the Great Bend Sports ...
Bill Snyder, head football coach at Kansas State University, will be the featured speaker at the Central Kansas Catbacker Banquet and Dinner on Wednesday, June 8, at Stoneridge Country Club in Great Bend. Jeff Mittie, head coach of the women's basketball program and Gabe Romo, assistant coach of the women's soccer program will also be featured speakers.
May 20, 2016|
Special to the Tribune
The Boys In Blue are turning their fans blue with their sub .500 play this season. Gone is the euphoria of two straight World Series appearances. Returned is the dullness that marked being a Royals' fan for the previous couple of decades.
It is notable that certain schools seem to excel in certain sports. Kansas in basketball and at least in this era, Kansas State in football. I am thinking more on the high school level, however. For years, in the 1950s through the 1970s, the Russell Broncos dominated high school basketball, winning numerous state championships. The McPherson Bullpups have done the same in boys basketball and you can include St. John and Scott City in that mix.