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?
LARNED - Will Rogers once said, "Everything is changing. People are taking the comedians seriously and the politicians as a joke." True enough and we have a couple of examples this week in the sports world.
LARNED - The Kansas State High School Activities Association released their classification and enrollment assignments this past week.
What's going on? There have been more surprises in this young NFL season than Custer found at Little Big Horn! A ton of the favorites have come crashing back to reality.
SALINA - Great Bend Middle School's seventh-grade football team blanked Salina Lakewood 36-0 on Tuesday night.
LARNED - Is this the game that gets Mack Brown fired? If Kansas State should beat Texas in Austin on Saturday, will the Longhorns pull the plug on the Mack Brown era?
Hunting Heritage Group played host to its seventh annual TJ Memorial Youth and Disabled Deer Hunt on Sept. 7-8.
Great Bend will be hosting the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) softball and baseball tournament for the second year from April 29 through May 3, 2015. The City of Great Bend and the Great Bend Recreation Commission have worked hard to help host this championship baseball and softball tournament at the Great Bend Sports Complex.
Art Keffer, Brett Wondra, Tom Beckwith and Ron Ekis competed at the 2015 Kansas State Powerlifting Championships, which were held in Salina, Kansas in March.
Crews have been busy over the past week preparing for the arrival of more than a dozen NAIA softball and baseball teams as Great Bend is set to host the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference's (KCAC) baseball and softball championships at the Great Bend Sports Complex.
The Barton Bandits took first place in the GBRC NBC Hap Dumont Points Tournament this past weekend at the Great Bend Sports Complex. The Bandits went 4-0 sweeping the competition to win the tournament.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission is hosting the 2015 NBC Hap Dumont Points Tournament on April 25-26th .
Thompson Gymnastics Competition Team is finishing out their season strong which runs from January to May. The Competition Team consisted of girls of the ages 6 - 15 with skills from Level 1 to Level 7.
Monday evening, just as Wisconsin took a 3-2 lead over Duke in the national championship basketball game, the electricity flickered three or four times and the house went dark. "Oh what cruel trick of nature could this be?" Surely it will be back any moment I thought, after all, this IS the championship game that's on my giant flat-screen tv! Horror of horrors, it didn't happen!
Will he or won't he? Will Wichita State's Gregg Marshall leave a good situation for another, another that pays more? That scenario is being repeated all across the country as athletic directors "dance with the stars" trying to entice them to coach at their respective schools.
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