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Still talking about that Wichita State move to the AAC. Wanna know why the AAC wanted the Shockers? Basketball. In comparing home attendance for all schools currently in the AAC and adding Wichita State, the Shockers lead the league in attendance with an average of 10,739. The closest were Cincinnati at 9,885, Memphis 9,623 and UConn at 8,505. At the other end of the scale, Tulane averaged only 1,707 sad folks being tied to their chairs and forced to watch the Green Wave! The AAC as a whole had only 18 sellouts. Wichita State themselves ...

April 27, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


Quicksilver wins softball title

The Great Bend Quicksilver 10-and-under softball team captured the Gold Division of the Abilene Cowgirl Invitational with a 4-0 record. Quicksilver defeated the Abilene Fury 6-1 and Twisters 6-5 in pool play. Quicksilver beat the Wichita Mustangs 8-7 and Abilene Fury 6-1 to win the championship. Front row, Annah Baldwin, Kamryn Koelsch, Rylee Prilling, Paige Thexton, Lauryn Davis, Natalie Bujanda; middle row, Taylor Lashley, MaKenzie Premer, Kya Behr, DeShawnna Bryant, Alyssa McCauley; back row, coaches Shawn Behr, Dave McCauley and Khris Thexton.

April 27, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local Sports


At the Mike: April 21

Late April. It's the sprint to the end of the school year.

April 20, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


Charlie's Inside Corner: April 21

The Spring sports season, at the high school level, is much like dining at a buffet: pretty much anything you want is available. Tennis, baseball, softball, track and field and golf. Pick your pleasure.

April 20, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


Women’s leagues form at Lake Barton Golf Club

LAKE BARTON - Women at the Lake Barton Golf Club are beginning league play. All members of Lake Barton Golf Club are eligible and encouraged to join the Ladies Association and play either Tuesday mornings or Tuesday evenings.

April 19, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local Sports


Charlie's Inside Corner: April 14

With a lot of fanfare, Wichita State University has announced that they have outgrown the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) and will be taking their games to the American Athletic Conference, (AAC). The Shockers and the MVC are synonymous. They have been a part of that glorious conference-though most of their glory is in the past-since 1945. The feeling in Wichita is that in the past 17 years or so, Wichita State has outgrown the MVC. Maybe so, but have they grown big enough to compete, in all sports, in the AAC?

April 14, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


Charlie's Inside Corner: April 7

If you were raised in the 1960's and 1970's you might be familiar with a song by Johnny Cash titled "It Ain't Me Babe." A chorus went like this, ……" But it ain't me Babe. No, no , no, it ain't me Babe. It ain't me you're lookin' for, Babe!"

April 07, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


At the Mike: April 6

There are a lot of 'old sayings'. Some prove to be a little off and others like they come from a prophet. This year, the old saying 'April Showers bring May Flowers' is coming to fruition. At least the April Showers part.

April 06, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


Great Bend Bat Cats to sponsor "host family" meeting Sunday

The Great Bend Bat Cats will sponsor a meeting about community families becoming host families from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Big Bend Batters Box, 2207 Washington. The Bat Cats will feature college-level baseball players aspiring to reach the next level of baseball.

March 31, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local Sports


Charlie's Inside Corner: March 31

As you settle into that comfy chair this weekend to unravel the suspense of South Carolina, Gonzaga, North Carolina and Oregon, you might think back to one of the most iconic NCAA Men's championship games in history. Magic Johnson and Michigan State vs. Larry Bird and Indiana State.

March 31, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


NJCAA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

NJCAA WOMEN'S TOURNAMENT

March 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local Sports


NJCAA MEN’S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

NJCAA MEN'S TOURNAMENT

March 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local Sports


Charlie's Inside Corner: March 24

In the midst of all of this March Madness, let's take a time out to recognize some of the significant achievements that have happened over this past basketball season .

March 23, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


NCAA TOURNAMENT ON TV

THURSDAY

March 23, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local Sports


Opening ceremonies

March 16, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local Sports


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Great Bend native Lauren Welsch earns honor

LINDSBORG - Great Bend High School graduate Lauren Welsch from Bethany College has been selected Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Newcomer of the Year and earned second-team ...

February 21, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local Sports


Great Bend's Kody Crosby earns All-KCAC

STERLING - Great Bend High School graduate Kody Crosby earned All-KCAC honors being selected to the All-KCAC Freshman Team.

February 21, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local Sports


Tabler: It’s all good

"WE CAN COMPLAIN THAT ROSES HAVE THORNS, OR REJOICE THAT THORNS HAVE ROSES!" -Alphonse Karr - A Tour Round My Garden.

February 16, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


Nibbling on Super Bowl leftovers

A lot of you didn't watch the Super Bowl. Not watching NFL games is a growing trend. A trend that the "Big Cigars" of ...

February 09, 2018 | BY BUDDY TABLER Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


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