MANHATTAN - Due in large part to Miami Dolphins draft pick Daniel Thomas, Kansas State was ranked as the second-best rushing team in the Big 12 Conference last season.
Sometimes it's about learning from the best.
WICHITA - Great Bend resident and former Barton Community College relief pitcher Kyle LeRoy is playing for the Northwest Honkers, out of Seattle, in the ongoing NBC World Series at Lawrence Dumont Stadium.
Maybe this is the year for the likes of Great Bend and Hays high schools to close the gap on Dodge City's enormous success the past couple years.
HAYS - Rubi Torres of Great Bend High School was not to be denied during the all-star cross-country meet held prior to the 38th Annual Kansas Shrine Bowl on Saturday night at sun-baked Lewis Field Stadium.
Mark Lessard, Larned High School's head tennis coach, captured first place in the men's singles competition of the Great Bend Adult Open Tennis Tournament over the weekend at Veteran's Memorial Park.
KANSAS SHRINE BOWL
HAYS - It was a case of the West squad being bigger, faster and stronger than the East in the 38th Annual Shrine Bowl.
As Alex Reed prepares to leave for Wichita State University on scholarship, he departs as one of Great Bend High School's greatest track and field athletes ever.
The Great Bend Adult Open Tennis Tournament is under way at the Veterans Park tennis courts.
Hoisington High School first-year head football coach Jason Ingram has already began making the transition from being an assistant football coach to head coach.
NASHVILLE - Former Fort Hays State University wide receiver O.J. Murdock signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by the Tennessee Titans on Tuesday.
HAYS - The 38th Annual Kansas Shrine Bowl football game is set for Saturday at Lewis Field Stadium on the Fort Hays State University campus.
EMPORIA - Shane Touslee, a long-snapper for the Emporia State University football team, earned a spot on the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association academic honor roll.
Greg Hildebrand of Great Bend High School was disappointed earlier in the year when he wasn't among those selected for the Kansas Shrine Bowl, pitting the East vs. the West in an all-star football game featuring graduated seniors.
LARNED - Okay. I don't get it. Call me out of touch, racist, a bigot.
LARNED - It's not as important as what's happening in the Ukraine, but that was quite a flap in the Atlantic Coast Conference when new-member Syracuse's Jim Boeheim went ballistic and ran onto the court protesting a key charging call during the Orange's 66-60 loss at Duke over the weekend.
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