In the 1940's and 1950's baseball was King in the United States. The NFL had yet to reach the fan base it has today and professional basketball was a curiosity that was dominated by a few eastern cities. Baseball was the attention-getter for those interested in sports and it wasn't just professional baseball because amateur baseball was played in most every city and country town. It was especially true in central and western Kansas.
The Great Bend Chiefs dropped a 2-1 decision to Dodge City in American Legion play Tuesday night. The Chiefs regrouped and defeated DC 7-4 in game two of the twinbill. Tristan Hall and Brett Bayse worked complete games in the series.
SALINA- Seven Barton Blazers recently attended a four-day Heart of America camp in Salina and by camp's end, all seven were selected to participate in the prestigious 14-player All Star game. Players include Dalton Miller, Chance Sanger, Nick Wondra, Connor Griffith, Sam Ryan, Bryce Brown, and Ray Kuhlman.
At age five Dade Cannon began a long and difficult battle with leukemia that would involve five years of visits to doctors' offices, bouts with chemo therapy, a brief remission, a relapse and months of uncertainty.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a youth Party On The Court Tennis Tournament on Saturday, June 20th at Veterans Memorial Park 17th & McKinley. The tournament will offer both boys and girls singles divisions. There will be 12 & under, 14 & under, 16 & under and 18 & under divisions for the tournament.
Team Kansas Gold wrestled in Indianapolis, Indiana June 4-7. The boy's finished fourth in the red/blue pool freestyle and fifth in the bronze/gold pool in Greco Roman. Great Bend's Gage Fritz participated in the event.
A quick perusal of the PGA Top Ten rankings shows how far Tiger Woods has slipped. You will make note that I used his complete name, not just Tiger. His one-word-name does not call for instant recognition anymore. Mr. Woods is nowhere to be found in the rankings. Rory McIlroy is the leader, followed by Jason Day. About the only other recognizable name to the average duffer is that of Jordan Spieth, the Masters Winner. Otherwise, most would be hard pressed to name a top-ten golfer.
RAYMORE, Mo.- The Barton Bandits 13U baseball team won their third tournament of the season last weekend at the USSSA Wounded Warrior Tournament held in Raymore, Mo. Lead by strong weekend pitching performances from Eduardo Bujanda, Townshend Kurth, and Colin Hall, the Bandits survived eight lead changes in the championship game against the Blue Valley Rampage in a 7-6 victory. A late sixth inning single by Riley Smith set up the winning run. Colin Hall followed with a single of his own to advance Smith into scoring position. Townshend Kurth's single then drove in Smith for the go ahead ...
June 03, 2015|
Special to the Tribune
The Golden Belt Barracuda Swim Team had their first swim meet of the summer season on May 30th at Barton Community College. Great Bend had 93 kids participate in this meet with Scott City, Dodge City, Wichita County, and Hays.
The Barton Blazers went 5-0 over the weekend to win the title in the El Dorado/Wichita MAYB tournament. The Blazers defeated the CK Select in the championship game 59-29. The Blazers are back in action in two weeks in Wichita. Players include Evan Campbell, Chance Sanger, Nick Wondra, Dalton Miller, JJ Heredia, Brock Skelton, Ray Kuhlman, Sam Ryan, and Connor Griffith.
For something to be a scandal doesn't it have to be shocking? Doesn't it have to be surprising? That the leaders of FIFA, the governing body of worldwide soccer have been indicted for racketeering and bribery and money laundering certainly doesn't qualify then. There is nothing shocking or surprising about it. In fact, haven't we all said, "Ho hum, what else is new?"
The Barton Blazers took first place in the Wichita Tournament. They defeated the Wichita Biggins in the championship game 49-40. Players include Brock Skelton, J.J. Heredia, Chance Sanger, Nick Wondra, Evan Campbell, Sam Ryan, Mason Perez, and Connor Griffith. These Blazers play again next weekend in Wichita.