HAYS - The eyes of the nation may have been on March Madness and the national collegiate basketball tourney, but thousands swarmed to Hays this past weekend for the 36th annual Kansas Special Olympics State Basketball and Cheerleading tournament.
LARNED - Kim Beckwith seems like an ordinary member of the Larned community.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission is now forming its youth summer baseball and softball leagues.
Anyone interested in playing in a softball league this summer should stop by the Great Bend Recreation Commission to pick up a team packet.
Tryouts for the 2012 American Legion baseball teams will be held on Sunday, Feb. 26, at Kirkman Activity Center on the Barton Community College campus from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Barton Community College will be hosting a free tennis clinic on Saturday, Feb. 25, at Club 1 Fitness in Great Bend.
Kaeden Amerine has competed at the national level in Arenacross, taking second place in his division at the American Motorcyclist Association Arenacross National Championship in Las Vegas in May 2011.
Taking a break from Western Athletic Conference play, Great Bend High School's girls basketball teams make the short trip to Larned tonight.
The annual meeting of the Lake Barton Golf Club will be held Monday night at 7.
Claflin native Jim Homolka, a two-time NCAA Division-II All-America selection as a defensive lineman at Fort Hays State University (1976-77), recently was inducted into the FHSU Hall of Fame on Nov. 5.
LARNED - I'm still hanging on to the basketball season though the collegiate finale Monday evening signaled that, indeed, baseball season is here.
LARNED - March Madness? Yes, and it is a whole lot more than just a basketball tournament.
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