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.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a USTA Adult Open Tennis Tournament on Saturday and Sunday, July 26-27. The tournament is open for anyone ages 18 and older.
LARNED - The Larned American Legion baseball team trailed Russell 6-0.
DODGE CITY - Facing elimination, Great Bend's Class AAA American Legion baseball team blasted Buhler 12-2 in a Zone Tournament game on Tuesday.
LARNED - Larned's American Legion baseball team wrote another chapter to a run to the Class AA State Tournament Monday night at Moffet Stadium.
DODGE CITY - The Great Bend AAA American Legion baseball team struck first in the Zone Tournament-opening game on Monday against Dodge City.
Great Bend's AAA American Legion baseball team will open the Zone Tournament on Monday at 11 a.m. in Hays.
LARNED - The World Cup is history.
GUYMON, Oklahoma - Golden Belt Swim Squad capped off a perfect 6-0 summer swim season by winning the Western Kansas Swim Club Combined Meet Championship for the third consecutive year over the weekend.
HAYS - In the Zone Tournament, the Great Bend Braves were shut down in Day 1 of the tournament in Hays.
In the second doubleheader in as many days, the Great Bend AAA American Legion baseball team got a strong pitching outing in Game 1.
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