TOPEKA - Thirty-one Great Bend wrestlers set out to compete with 1,400 other wrestlers from the state in the final tournament of the Kansas Kids State Wrestling Championships on March 29-30 at the Kansas Expocentre.
The 15th annual USD 428 Education Foundation Golf Tournament is set for May 3 at StoneRidge Golf Course.
DODGE CITY - In the district wrestling tournament that took place on Saturday, March 23, the Great Bend Wrestling Club had 31 athletes place.
HAYS - It was a taste of March Madness this past weekend as members of the Storm Special Olympics teams headed to Hays and participated in the 37th-annual Special Olympics State Basketball and Cheerleading Competition.
HAYS - It was all about staying alive, when Great Bend High School went up against arch-rival Hays on Thursday night in an opening-round game of a Class 5A sub-state basketball tournament.
The fifth-grade Barton Blazers, coached by Troy Griffith, Chris Ryan and Clint Brown, placed second at the Hays Big Brothers/Big Sisters MAYB Basketball Tournament last Saturday. The Blazers defeated Hays Tribe, 29-19; Gray County, 36-16; and the Hays Trojans, 23-7, advancing to the championship game, where they lost in a tough game to the Salina Dawgz, 27-25.
The Claflin Lions Club is sponsoring basketball author and historian Steven Michael Farney on Monday, Feb. 18, at the Claflin Community Center, located at 409 A Street in Claflin.
After improving to 9-5 overall, 3-1 in Western Athletic Conference action, beating Liberal High School last Friday night, the Great Bend Lady Panthers basketball team take a break from league play tonight.
Tryouts for the Great Bend American Legion baseball teams will be held on Feb. 24 at Kirkman Activity Center on the Barton Community College campus.
The Golden Belt Swim Squad will be holding a meeting on Sunday starting at 3 p.m. for information about the upcoming season.
LARNED - While most of the world is focused on the Oscar Pistorius murder trial (What is it about a guy that runs on blades instead of feet that creates so much interest?) a lot is happening that might escape you.
LARNED - I'm still hanging on to the basketball season though the collegiate finale Monday evening signaled that, indeed, baseball season is here.
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