There will be an open informational meeting about 7U and 8U summer baseball from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, at the Big Bend Batters Box, 2207 Washington in Great Bend. This will be informal and parents wanting information should come and go anytime during that hour. If a player was born on or after the date listed below, they would be eligible to play in the following age group or older: 7 and under - May 1, 2007; 8 and under - May 1, 2006.
As postseason basketball approaches, the KSHSAA and Fort Hays State University have mutually agreed to relocate this year's Class 1A Division II state basketball tournament from FHSU to the United Wireless Arena in Dodge City. The state tournament dates remain as scheduled March 11 – 14.
The Hoisington Cardinal Wrestling team continued to dominate in the after Christmas part of their season. The team won the Hoisington Cardinal Classic Wrestling Tournament this past Friday to remain undefeated in tournaments and duals after the break. Fresh off the heels of their big win at the Bob Kuhn Classic just six days before, the Cardinals kept their foot on the pedal by sending eight wrestlers to the finals, and placing 12 in the top four.
Not only did the Hoisington Varsity Wrestling Team have a great weekend, but so did the Junior Varsity squad. The team took 10 wrestlers to the Larned J.V. tournament this past Saturday and placed eight in the top three. At 170 and 285 lbs., the Cardinals had both finalists.
Baker University head tennis coach Joe Ahmadian has announced the signing of Morgan Francis to play tennis for the Baker Wildcats in Baldwin City. Morgan is a senior at Great Bend High School and the daughter of John and Nancy Francis.
Athletes from two eras and the first ever student trainer were inducted in the Barton Community College Sports Hall of Fame over the weekend. Basketball legend Gene Butler, baseball great Jeff Christy and Ryan 'Pete' Manely were inducted during a ceremony Saturday afternoon at the Kirkman Activities Center on the Barton campus.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a USTA JR Open Tennis Tournament on Friday, July 24th. Singles and doubles for both boys and girls will be offered for the following age divisions: 12U, 14U, 16U & 18U. Play will be held at Veterans Memorial Park (17th & McKinley, Great Bend, KS). The entry fee is $12.00 for singles and $16.00 for doubles. The entry deadline is Monday, July 20th. To register please stop by the Great Bend Recreation Commission (1214 Stone St.) or call the GBRC at 793-3755 ext. 2.
Over the past week an article went, as they say, viral on social media. It was about Todd Tichenor umpiring in the MLB All-Star game that took place Tuesday night in Cincinnati. But if you looked a little closer at the article it was from 2014.
July 15, 2015|
MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune
GARDEN CITY- The Golden Belt swim squad won the championship meet in Garden City last weekend. Other teams were Guymon (OK), Dumas, Moore County, Scott City, Spearman, Ulysses, Garden City, Holcomb, Dodge City, Hays, Wichita County, and Southwest Aquatics.
July 14, 2015|
Golden Belt swimmers claim Garden City title